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Recent articles by Kim:

Tensions and disputes roil NATO alliance meetings in London

NATO leaders gather in London amid public infighting between some of the military alliance's biggest member nations. → Read More

Trump in Britain for NATO meetings. Macron talks may be more important

President Donald Trump's visit to Britain's capital for NATO meetings may be overshadowed by talks with France's President Emmanuel Macron. → Read More

NATO meeting comes as cracks in alliance's armor – beyond Trump's criticisms – begin to show

A NATO leaders' meeting in London comes amid heightened frictions over the powerful military alliance, its direction and leadership. → Read More

'Amazing bravery': Stories of London Bridge attack heroes emerge

Two people killed Friday in a terror attack in London have not been named. The stories of heroes who stepped in to prevent more deaths are emerging. → Read More

'You have to make the best of it': How US Navy sailors celebrate Thanksgiving at sea

At remote forward operating bases in Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria, America's military can spend months planning for Thanksgiving meals. → Read More

'Tool of repression': Iran and regimes from Ethiopia to Venezuela limit Internet, go dark online

The Internet blackout in Iran is part of a trend where governments try to shut their citizens off from the world when it suits them. → Read More

They have different causes and aims but mass protests from Iran to Hong Kong accelerate

Mass protests around the world that have broken out, for different reasons, in recent months. On Sunday, Iran imposed a near total Internet blackout. → Read More

American ISIS fighter stranded in no-man's to be repatriated to U.S., Turkey says

Turkish media identified the Islamic State group fighter as Mohammad Darwis B. and said he was an American citizen of Jordanian background. → Read More

Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home

The Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, setting off a furious barrage of dozens of rocket attacks reaching as far as Tel Aviv. → Read More

Taliban to free American, Australian hostages in prisoner swap, Afghan president says

The Taliban kidnapped American Kevin King in 2016 along with Timothy Weeks, an Australian national, outside the American University of Afghanistan. → Read More

Iran starts injecting uranium gas into centrifuges, further unraveling nuclear accord

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will inject uranium gas into centrifuges, weakening a nuclear deal with world powers that has all but collapsed. → Read More

Iran announces nuke deal violations 40 years after U.S. Embassy takeover, hostage crisis

The announcement of new nuclear deal violations comes as Iran marks the anniversary of the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover and ensuing hostage crisis. → Read More

Islamic State group names new leader, confirms Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death

The announcement was reported by the Site Intelligence Group, which monitors the online content of extremist groups. → Read More

British lawmakers vote to hold rare December election. Why? Brexit

Most polls show Boris Johnson is likely to comfortably win the Dec. 12 vote. → Read More

British lawmakers reject new election as EU agrees Brexit delay

The development comes just three days before Britain was due to become the first country ever to leave the 28-nation bloc on Oct 31. → Read More

Boris Johnson to seek election amid Brexit deadlock

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will likely ask Parliament to approve an election as part of an effort to break a Brexit deadlock. → Read More

As Parliament votes, it's 'do or die' time for Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Boris Johnson will ask lawmakers Tuesday to support his Brexit deal and to push the agreement through Parliament before a Halloween deadline. → Read More

Boris Johnson pushes for Brexit vote after British Parliament's snub

Boris Johnson wants lawmakers to vote on and pass a Brexit deal after an earlier attempt was sabotaged by opposition and rebel parliamentarians. → Read More

Rebel British lawmakers force Boris Johnson to ask for Brexit delay. He refused

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he won't ask for a Brexit delay that Parliament legally forces him to request. → Read More

Acrimony, divisions, frustration: UK's 3-year Brexit battle nears end but it's not over

After three years of acrimony and frustration related to Britain's EU divorce battle, Brexit's end may be near but the ordeal is not over. → Read More