For the first time in 11 years North and South Korea are in negotiations to create a unified olympic team. These negotiations signify possible steps toward peaceful relations between the two countries, despite North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Plans for a unified olympic team still need to be approved by the International Olympic Committee, but the joint delegation is set to include a taekwondo demonstration team, journalists, athletes and officials.
Six French jihadists were captured during the Islamic State’s retreat, now their families are suing to have the government bring them home. French military chief Florence Parly is hesitant to bring the jihadists home, saying she sees no reason to bring them back for trial.
Scientists and researchers may finally be close to a developing stronger universal flu vaccine to boost protection and guard against future outbreaks. These scientific developments come 100 years after 1918 influenza outbreak that killed millions across the globe.