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Trump orders additional air defense troops to Saudi Arabia

(WASHINGTON) --  President Donald Trump has approved the deployment of air and missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of last weekend's attack on Saudi oil facilities that the U.S. has blamed on Iran, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced at a hastily called Pentagon press conference on Friday…... Read More

Beijing's new 'starfish' airport set to open

(BEIJING) -- Beijing’s new massive international airport nicknamed “The Starfish” is set to officially open its doors on Sept. 30. But the first commercial test flights were already scheduled for Friday.Officially called Beijing Daxing International Airport with the airport code PKX, the airport has been five years in the making.…... Read More

Trump: 'Nothing wrong' with Ukraine call sources say is focus of intel complaint

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's phone call with a foreign leader that has become the focus of a complaint to the director of national intelligence's inspector general involved Ukraine, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News.Trump reacted Friday, tweeting, "there was nothing said wrong, it was pitch perfect!"According…... Read More

Trump to welcome Australian prime minister at special state visit

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has used the Rose Garden at the White House for major policy announcements, Medal of Honor ceremonies, impromptu press conferences and as a backdrop for Twitter videos, but on Friday the first lady will steal it for an evening of al fresco dining in honor…... Read More

US-based Egyptian activist says brother 'kidnapped' by government in Cairo

(CAIRO, Egypt) -- Wael Ghonim, a United States-based activist who was behind a Facebook page that helped ignite a popular uprising in Egypt in 2011, said his brother was arrested at his family's home in Cairo on Thursday.Hazem Ghonim, who Wael said is an apolitical dentist, was taken away by…... Read More

Congress grills Trump admin over future of Taliban talks after US airstrike hits Afghan civilians

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is facing fresh bipartisan criticism for how it has handled its Afghan peace process after President Donald Trump announced that he had invited the Taliban to Camp David and then canceled the meeting.Amid reports that a U.S. military strike killed at least 30 civilians Thursday…... Read More

Police: Boarding school fire kills at least 26 children, one teacher in Liberia

(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- More than two dozen people, mostly children, have died in a fire that engulfed a religious boarding school outside Liberia's capital in the middle of the night, authorities said. An Islamic school on the outskirts of Monrovia caught fire late Tuesday night, around 11 p.m. local time,…... Read More

Pentagon spent at least $184,000 at Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. military personnel spent at least $184,000 on layovers in Scotland at the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland, located 20 miles from the Prestwick Airport in Glasgow, which has become a major transit point for U.S. Air Force crews, according to the Pentagon.Senior Democrats on the House Committee…... Read More

Justin Trudeau admits 2001 brownface photo was 'racist'

(NEW YORK) -- A 2001 photograph of Justin Trudeau wearing brownface makeup at a private school dinner party has surfaced online just after the Canadian prime minister launched a reelection campaign in the wake of one of the nation's biggest political scandals."I can confirm it is him," Zita Astravas, a…... Read More

People support saving wildlife, but have a limited understanding of extinction: POLL

(NEW YORK) -- People widely support the conservation of wildlife, but lack an overall understanding of topics such as extinction due to lack of education, a new poll by National Geographic has found. A "striking majority" of the 12,000 adults polled in 12 countries were not aware that vertebrate populations…... Read More

Russian priests spray holy water from plane to stop 'alcohol use' and 'fornication'

(TVER, Russia) -- Russian Orthodox priests in the Central Russian city of Tver took to the skies in a small airplane to save citizens from "drunkenness and fornication," reported a Russian local media outlet.On Sept. 11, which was Sobriety Day -- an unofficial Russian holiday -- the priests carried 70…... Read More