Kiley Crossland

Kiley is a WORLD Digital assistant editor and reports on marriage, family, and sexuality.

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South Korea reviewing sanctions against the North

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/10/18, 12:36 pm

South Korea’s foreign minister on Wednesday said her country is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea in an effort to improve relations and defuse the nuclear crisis. Kang Kyung-wha told South Korean lawmakers the government is reviewing sanctions Seoul imposed on Pyongyang in 2010 following a deadly attack on a warship that killed 45 South Korean sailors, effectively shutting down all cross-border economic cooperation.

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Northern Irish bakers win landmark ‘gay cake’ case

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/10/18, 11:41 am

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on Wednesday ruled that a Northern Ireland bakery operated by Christians did not discriminate when it refused to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage. In 2014, Ashers Baking Company declined to make a cake for gay rights activists decorated with Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie and the phrase “Support Gay Marriage.” A five-judge panel of the U.K.’s highest court unanimously overturned a lower court ruling and decided the owners should not be forced to put a message on their products at odds with their faith.

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Hurricane Michael strengthens en route to Florida

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/09/18, 11:37 am

Hurricane Michael intensified to a Category 2 storm Tuesday morning as residents along Florida’s Gulf Coast braced for what could be a devastating hit on Wednesday. By 8 a.m. Tuesday, top winds had reached 100 mph, and the storm was barreling toward the Florida Panhandle at 12 mph. Michael’s wind gusts and rain bands will likely start whipping the coast later Tuesday, according to Hurricane Center director Ken Graham. “Guess what? That’s today,” Graham said.

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