Full story - June 06, 2018
The host of the US-North Korea summit practices "orchid diplomacy" — more than 200 orchids have been named after foreign dignitaries.
Full story - June 06, 2018
the singapore skyline in the background and a landfill in the foreground
Singapore is aiming to become a zero-waste nation. But only 6 percent of plastic waste generated last year was recycled.
Full story - June 06, 2018
A gas flare is seen in the background with the Iranian flag flying in the wind in the foreground.
European refiners are winding down oil purchases from Iran, closing the door on a fifth of the OPEC member's crude exports after the United States imposed sanctions on Tehran, company and trading sources said.
Full story - June 05, 2018
Darryl Sumiki, 52, of Hilo, stands atop a car and watches as lava lights up the sky in bright red above Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.
A river of lava spewing from the foot of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano swallowed about three dozen more homes on the Big Island during a weekend of destruction that brought to nearly 120 the number of dwellings devoured since last month, officials said.
Full story - June 05, 2018
Rescue workers search for survivors and victims in the aftermath of Fuego volcano's eruption
The death toll from a volcanic eruption in Guatemala rose to 69 on Monday as family members desperately searched for the missing in makeshift morgues and on streets blanketed with ash.
Full story - June 05, 2018
an aerial view of the Pentagon
If the research is successful, such computer systems would be able to think for themselves, scouring huge amounts of data, including satellite imagery, with a speed and accuracy beyond the capability of humans, to look for signs of preparations for a missile launch.
Full story - June 04, 2018
blue plastic bags wash up on a beach in Vietnam
The problem in Vietnam has become so bad that some people in tourist areas have started handing out reusable bags made from rattan, and use newspapers to wrap market produce.
Full story - June 04, 2018
A woman rakes coffee beans in El Salvador.
In El Salvador, diversity in the coffee crop is helping to ward off disease.
Full story - June 04, 2018
the mayor of stockton, california sits in his office
Starting in early 2019, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs plans to provide the monthly stipend to a select group of residents as part of a privately funded 18-month experiment to assess how people use the money.
Full story - June 03, 2018
Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz, left, and Canada's Minister of Finance Bill Morneau hold a news conference after the G7 Finance Ministers Summit in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, June 2, 2018.
Finance leaders of the closest US allies vented anger over the Trump administration's metal import tariffs on Saturday, ending a three-day meeting with a stern rebuke of Washington and setting up a heated fight at a G7 summit next week in Quebec.