Taking Stock

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar resigned from his position as the head of government and stepped down as leader of his governing Fine Gael party Wednesday, a surprise announcement that shocked Ireland’s political elite and led many to wonder if the country would hold early...

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Ten Years Gone

A United Nations mission set up to aid Iraq in probing alleged crimes by Islamic State (IS, also known as Daesh) militants will end its operations prematurely later this year following disagreements with the Iraqi government, an exit that has raised questions about the prosecution...

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Cleaning House

The Vietnamese Communist Party said on Wednesday it had accepted the resignation of President Vo Van Thuong, amid an intense anti-graft campaign and growing political instability that could harm the country’s attractiveness to foreign investors, the Associated Press reported. Thuong stepped down after a little over...

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A Wasabi Commitment

Sushi lovers are very familiar with the powerful kick they get from the accompanying wasabi. Now, a new study has found that the spicy green paste is not just a condiment, but can be used to preserve ancient papyrus scrolls, the Smithsonian Magazine reported. Thousands of years...

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