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BBC: Melania Trump: New metal statue unveiled in Slovenia

A new bronze statue to US First Lady Melania Trump has been unveiled near her hometown in Slovenia.It replaces a wooden sculpture...

BBC: Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state

Barbados has announced its intention to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic."The time has come to...

BBC: Yoshihide Suga: The unexpected rise of Japan’s new prime minister

Shinzo Abe was Japan's prime minister for so long that people around the world came to recognise his face and perhaps even...

Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. pushes arms sales surge to Taiwan, needling China – sources

The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan,...

CNN: Two Gulf nations recognized Israel at the White House. Here’s what’s in it for all sides

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday joined the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House to mark historic normalization...

AP: Analysis: With Abe’s exit, Seoul seeks to mend Japan ties

 It took a bombshell resignation before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heard anything nice from South Korea.

AP: 400 years later, a new Mayflower will sail without humans

The Mayflower is taking to the water in Plymouth harbor. It’s not the ship that left this southwest England...

BBC: Alexei Navalny: Poisoned Putin critic ‘will return to Russia’

The poisoned Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny is to return to Russia, his spokeswoman has said."It's puzzling to me why anyone should...

AP: US tariffs on China are illegal, says world trade body

A World Trade Organization panel ruled Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods are illegal, vindicating...

BBC: Why Indians continue to live in joint families

The Indian family, wrote novelist VS Naipaul, was a clan that gave protection and identity and "saved people from the void".

VOA: Japan’s Next PM: The Self-Made Son of a Farmer

The man who will become Japan’s next prime minister is the son of strawberry farmers, with an unpretentious personality and a penchant...

Reuters: North Korea’s Kim praises army for rebuilding typhoon-hit area – KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un praised his military for its prompt efforts to rebuild towns hit hard by typhoons and summer...

Anouncement

[Champagin] C-U PRIDEFEST Sep. 25-27

Pride Fest is going virtual! Stay apart but rise united with LGBTQ+ community. Uniting Pride of Champaign County will be offering a full schedule...

COV-Course: A Free, Non-credit Course Open to Illinois Alumni

A new University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign course, COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic, will offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of...

Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s 2020 enrollment is 52,331, surpassing last year’s record of 51,196, a status administration officials...

[Urbana] Take a Child Outside Week September 18 – 27

National Take a Child Outside Week begins September 18. The week encourages adults to take their children outside to explore and discover...