New baguette price sparks ire of some in France

New baguette price sparks ire of some in France

(PARIS) -- The new price of baguettes at a leading French supermarket is sparking outrage from some. As of last week, customers in Leclerc stores were greeted with the new baguette price -- 29 cents (in Euros). The president of the Leclerc supermarket chain, Michel-Édouard Leclerc, announced Jan. 11 that…
Huge asteroid safely passes close to Earth

Huge asteroid safely passes close to Earth

(NEW YORK) -- A comet more than three times the size of the Empire State Building got up close to Earth's orbit Tuesday afternoon but was far enough to avoid turning into a sci-fi disaster movie, according to astronomers. Asteroid 7482 (1994 PC1) flew by Earth around 4:51 p.m., according…
North Korea launches fourth missile test in two weeks

North Korea launches fourth missile test in two weeks

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea Monday morning, its fourth test in less than a month. “South Korea’s military detected two projectiles believed to be short-range ballistic missiles launched into the East Sea to the northeast from the Sunan Airfield in…
Senior citizens go digital as Korea moves toward contact-free culture

Senior citizens go digital as Korea moves toward contact-free culture

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Jae-Yeol Tae recalls the time he broke into a cold sweat after noticing a long line behind him as he struggled to order a hamburger on a local fast-food restaurant's self-order kiosk. “I kept reading the instructions on the kiosk, but they were difficult to follow.…
US accuses Russia of ‘fabricating a pretext’ to invade Ukraine

US accuses Russia of ‘fabricating a pretext’ to invade Ukraine

(WASHINGTON) -- After a week of high-stakes diplomacy, the U.S. on Friday accused Russia of "fabricating a pretext" to invade its neighbor Ukraine. It's another sign that the "drumbeats of war" are getting louder, in the words of one U.S. ambassador, after three key meetings this week to defuse tensions…
Ukraine says ‘massive cyberattack’ hits government websites

Ukraine says ‘massive cyberattack’ hits government websites

(LONDON) -- Ukraine said Friday a “massive cyber attack” has knocked offline the websites of most of its government ministries. The websites of the government’s cabinet office, the foreign ministry, emergency services minister, as well as the ministries of energy, education, agriculture and several others, were down on Friday, according…
North Korea test-fires missile for third time in 2022 alone

North Korea test-fires missile for third time in 2022 alone

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea Friday afternoon, three days after the regime claimed a successful launch of a newly developed hypersonic missile. “South Korean military detected two projectiles believed to be short-range ballistic missiles fired northeast towards the East Sea…
Teachers in France strike over COVID-19 health and safety protocols

Teachers in France strike over COVID-19 health and safety protocols

(NEW YORK) -- A nationwide strike took place in schools across France on Thursday as teachers and other school staff demonstrated against the government’s management of COVID-19 protocols in schools. Teachers, other school staff and parents in the country have been complaining for months, saying the health protocols in schools…