BERLIN — In the heart of Germany’s largest city, fisherman Klaus Hidde wades through the shallow ponds and creeks of Britzer Garten park shortly after dawn to check his 17 traps. The spoils are rich. As he shakes out the nets, hundreds of crayfish tumble into his basket.
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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea on Monday began surveying South Koreans who would be willing to meet their war-separated relatives in North Korea for temporary reunions planned between the rivals as reconciliatory steps.
Seoul’s Unification Ministry says the surveys conducted through home visits, phone calls and letters will continue through Aug. 10.
NEW YORK — An 80-story office building set to open this week at the World Trade Center will be the third completed skyscraper at the site where the twin towers stood.
LA MALBAIE, Que. — President Donald Trump injected fresh drama into an already tense meeting of the Group of Seven major industrialized nations Friday, calling for Russia, ousted for its the annexation of Crimea, to be reinstated.
Trump made the comment at the White House Friday after hours of further escalating his rhetoric against longtime allies over U.S. trade practices.
FORT MYERS, Fla.—A black bear taking a stroll through a busy, urban section of one Florida city was lured to safety by a popular breakfast staple: waffles.
Florida wildlife officers said the yearling bear was spotted earlier this week near a Fort Myers apartment complex.
WASHINGTON—Record heat returned to the U.S. with a vengeance in May.
May warmed to a record average 65.4 degrees F in the Lower 48 states, breaking the high of 64.7 F set in 1934, according to federal weather figures released yesterday.
May was 5.2 degrees F above the 20th century's average for the month.
HONOLULU—A neighbourhood called Vacationland on Hawaii's Big Island had disappeared by yesterday as lava poured into two oceanfront subdivisions, smothering hundreds of homes and filling an ocean bay—turning it into new land that now juts into the sea.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit competition, saying it no longer will judge contestants on their appearance.
The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, N.J. as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort in the weekend after Labor Day.
TOKYO—Professional distance swimmer Ben Lecomte set off from Japan to San Francisco today in an attempt to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.
Spokesman Alexandre Borreil said Lecomte left at 8 a.m. from Choshi, Japan, which is northeast of Tokyo in neighbouring Chiba prefecture.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump faced pushback Monday from Republican lawmakers, an influential GOP group and foreign leaders over his tough negotiations that are hitting China, Canada and Mexico with tariffs amid fears of a trade war.
But the president defended his actions saying the U.S. would soon be in a stronger position with its top trading partners.