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Bolton: Election meddling by China, North Korea, Iran a concern

(WASHINGTON) -- National Security Adviser John Bolton said Russia is only one of four countries that could potentially try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.In an exclusive interview Sunday morning, Bolton told ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and This Week Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz that the U.S. is…... Read More

US says number of Muslim minorities in Chinese internment camps may be 'in the millions'

(BEIJING) -- The U.S. is expressing alarm that China may be detaining "millions" of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in a "worsening crackdown" in the country's inaccessible western region Xinjiang.The new number comes one week after a United Nations panel reported that an estimated 1 million Uighurs are being held…... Read More

Investigation opened into Italy bridge collapse that killed 38 amid desperate search for missing

(LONDON) -- The Italian government announced it has opened a probe into the collapse of a bridge in Genoa that killed at least 38 people, and is putting pressure on the country's largest toll-road operator to prove that it met its contractual obligations in maintaining the viaduct.The Italian transport ministry…... Read More

Pompeo launches Iran task force as US tries to shore up support for its pressure campaign

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is launching a new task force to focus on Iran, highlighting the threat from the country as a top foreign policy priority.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced his team would spearhead the Iran Action Group to coordinate all "Iran-related activity" across his department and the…... Read More

Brussels rolls out stunning flower carpet

(BRUSSELS) -- For a few days every two years, the Grand-Place in Brussels rolls out the red carpet -- of flowers, that is.This year's masterpiece contains more than 2,000 square yards of begonias, dahlias, grass and bark. The impressive display was created in less than four hours by 120 hard-working…... Read More

Deadly bridge collapse in Italy prompts finger-pointing over design flaws, funding

(GENOA, Italy) --  As rescue efforts continue for people still missing after the deadly Morandi Bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, the questions of who bears responsibility for the accident remain unanswered. Families of victims are preparing for funerals in the coming days, while a political dispute escalates over who is…... Read More

Brussels rolls out stunning flower carpet

(NEW YORK) -- For a few days every two years, the Grand-Place in Brussels rolls out the red carpet -- of flowers, that is. This year's masterpiece contains more than 2,000 square yards of begonias, dahlias, grass and bark. The impressive display was created in less than four hours by…... Read More

After Israel detains US journalist, questions raised about other Americans stopped at border

(JERUSALEM) -- Israel’s recent detention of a high-profile American journalist – and his decision to speak out about it – has prompted scrutiny of other instances where Israeli officials have stopped Americans at its border, and charges that it targeted them for their political views.In recent months, Israel’s agency in…... Read More

With large-scale attacks, is the Taliban experiencing a resurgence?

(WASHINGTON) -- A series of high-profile Taliban attacks throughout Afghanistan this week that killed at least 200 Afghan security forces have raised questions about whether those forces can contain what appears to be a resurgent Taliban.The attacks come at a time when U.S. officials had indicated that the Trump administration's…... Read More

As Venezuela crumbles, exodus reaches record level

(NEW YORK) -- When two full salaries, including her own as a lead nurse at a major hospital, weren't enough to get through one week in Venezuela, Karen Hurtado decided the time had come to leave her country for an uncertain -- but perhaps better -- future abroad. The thought…... Read More

Survivors of Italy bridge collapse share dramatic tales of escape

(GENOA, Italy) -- As the death toll continues to climb from a highway bridge collapse in northwest Italy, survivors spoke to reporters about how they managed to escape the catastrophe unscathed.Afifi Idriss, a Moroccan lorry driver, said he was driving on the Morandi Bridge in the port city of Genoa…... Read More