SANTIAGO, Chile — Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs just hours before President Donald Trump announced his plans to impose new tariffs on aluminum and steel to protect U.S. producers.
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SALISBURY, England — Britain will respond “appropriately and robustly” if Russia’s involvement is established in the case of an ex-Russian spy who fell ill after coming into contact with an “unknown substance” in southern England, the U.K. foreign secretary said Tuesday.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in planned to meet Monday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of a rare two-day visit to Pyongyang that’s expected to focus on how to ease a standoff over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and restart talks between Pyongyang and Washington.
LOS ANGELES — Held one year ago, the 90th Academy Awards would have very likely been a rose-colored nostalgia fest.
VENICE, Fla. — State officials say archeologists have located a 7,000-year-old Native American ancestral burial site submerged in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea’s delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics left South Korea on Tuesday after a visit in which the former general suspected of masterminding deadly 2010 military attacks told Seoul officials the North is willing to talk with Washington.
LONDON — Fried-chicken fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken
The company apologized to customers, blaming “teething problems” with its new delivery partner, DHL.
SALT LAKE CITY — An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday.
CHICAGO — Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found.
The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair driving ability. Previous studies have shown that many pot-using motorists drive after partaking and think it’s safe to do so.
LONDON — All flights in and out of London City Airport were cancelled Monday after a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) unexploded World War II-era bomb was found nearby in the River Thames.