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August 17, 2017 - 5:36 am
(NEW YORK) -- "Upheaval" describes everyday life in Venezuela. The South American country has been mired in an economic, political and humanitarian crisis that has spilled into the streets, with almost daily protests affecting the lives of 30 million people who either participate in them or are...
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August 17, 2017 - 5:27 am
(MONTREAL) -- Not all Confederate statues and monuments are in the South -– or even the United States. On Tuesday, Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company -- which also owns Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue -- removed a plaque dedicated to Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its...
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August 16, 2017 - 4:52 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- An American service member has been killed in eastern Afghanistan as part of an operation against the ISIS affiliate in that country. "One U.S. service member has died as a result of wounds suffered Wednesday during a partnered operation with U.S. and Afghan Forces in Eastern...
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August 16, 2017 - 11:24 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The top U.S. trade negotiator says that the United States won't settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began. President Donald Trump has called the 23-year-old trade pact the "worst" in history. In a...
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August 15, 2017 - 4:09 pm
(SEOUL) -- Despite the fiery rhetoric coming from both President Donald Trump and North Korean officials, as well as concerns over the country’s recent advances in missile technology, experts maintain that nuclear war is not what Kim Jong-Un wants. Rather, experts say what Kim is searching for can...
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August 15, 2017 - 2:23 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that ISIS has committed genocide. "ISIS is clearly responsible for genocide against Yezidis, Christians, and Shiia Muslims," Tillerson told reporters gathered in the State Department's Treaty Room, adding that his statement should "...
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August 15, 2017 - 11:46 am
(FREETOWN, Sierra Leone) -- At least 312 people have been killed and 700 others are missing in the wake of heavy flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone, a Red Cross spokesperson told ABC News. An estimated 3,000 people had their homes swept away in the disaster, and those numbers could still rise,...
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August 14, 2017 - 9:11 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Amid heightening rhetoric over an attack on the U.S. island territory of Guam, Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters Monday that his department will know “within moments” where a North Korean missile is headed, were it to be launched. "We'll know if it's going towards...
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August 14, 2017 - 8:31 pm
(SEOUL) -- Kim Jong Un was briefed on Monday by a North Korean general on the country's plan to launch missiles toward Guam, according to South Korea's largest news agency. "Dear Supreme Leader has spent a long time to review the plan to attack Guam by surrounding it and conferred with the leaders...
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August 14, 2017 - 5:13 pm
(BERLIN) -- The violence in Charlottesville this weekend was “absolutely repulsive,” a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday, as other German politicians condemned the neo-Nazi sympathies on display in the Virginia city and President Donald Trump’s response. "The scenes at the...
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