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Luke Vargas

Luke Vargas is the Talk Media News U.N. bureau chief where he reports on diplomacy, global elections and international development. Luke spearheaded international coverage from more than 30 countries, reporting from Zika labs in Brazil, refugee camps in the Jordanian desert, military strategy rooms in Vietnam and the front lines of the Ukrainian revolution. A student of Eastern European and Russian history, Luke has traveled extensively across the former Soviet Union and frequently reports on Russian politics. He was among the first reporters to identify the political importance of the Crimean Peninsula during the 2014 Euromaidan revolution in Ukraine, and he reported from the port city of Sevastopol weeks before it became the focus of global attention. His political photography has been published by The New Yorker, CNN, Al-Jazeera and the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Mr. Vargas is a frequent guest on the BBC, South African Broadcasting Company, CBS TV affiliates and radio stations around the world.

The city of nearly four million people is expected to run out of water in April, when the government says it will be forced to begin water rationing.

The US and Japan are urging their allies not to reward North Korea with concessions for merely participating in negotiations with South Korea.

More than 100 North Korean musicians will travel to South Korea next month, according to an agreement reportedly reached by the two countries on Monday.

The private firm, Ocean Infinity, will only be paid by the Malaysian government if the wreckage of MH370 is located within 90 days.

In a press conference in Seoul on Wednesday, South Korea's President gave President Trump "big credit" for creating a diplomatic opening.

French President Emmanuel Macron says he will shortly begin drafting "legal means of protecting democracy against fake news."

China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson urged the US and North Korea to "build mutual trust at an early date rather than provoke and call out each other."

New research suggests that rubber bullets and other 'non-lethal' projectiles are too dangerous for regular crowd control use by police.

14 of the 15 countries in the U.N. Security Council voted to "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem."

America's top diplomat called on China and Russia to not only live up to international sanctions on North Korea, but to exceed them.