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September 18, 2020 - 6:49 am
By ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Beirut, Lebanon, is still devastated by the Aug. 4 explosion that ripped through the city, killing 190 people and destroying homes and businesses. More than a month after the blast, a group at the site of the disaster has been working to reunite...
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This Sept. 17, 2020, photo, provided by Maxar Technologies shows a parade rehearsal Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.(Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)
The Associated Press
September 18, 2020 - 4:11 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is preparing for a massive military parade in its capital to mark the 75th anniversary of its ruling party next month, satellite images indicated Friday, even as the country strengthens its anti-coronavirus measures. The images, provided by Maxar, a Colorado-...
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September 17, 2020 - 6:08 am
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MOSCOW) -- Traces of the Novichok nerve agent allegedly used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny were found in a water bottle in his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk, where he was staying before he fell critically ill, Navalny’s colleagues said...
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September 17, 2020 - 5:55 am
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MOSCOW) -- Top members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs have submitted a resolution demanding that Russia free Trevor Reed, a former U.S. Marine jailed by the country who U.S. officials suspect is being used as a political bargaining chip. Reed, 29, from...
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September 16, 2020 - 3:57 pm
BY: CHRISTINE THEODOROU and IVAN PEREIRA (BERLIN) -- German officials announced Wednesday that they will accept hundreds of refugees who were displaced during last week's fire at the Moria camp in Greece. The German government said it would take 408 families consisting of 1,553 people who were...
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September 16, 2020 - 12:42 pm
By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (BRIDGETOWN, Barbados) -- Barbados announced plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state next year, marking the first time in nearly 30 years since a commonwealth country dropped a monarch. Barbados Governor-General Sandra Mason made the announcement in a speech...
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September 16, 2020 - 7:51 am
By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- One Canadian journalist is speaking up against a viewer who tried to body-shame her. On Twitter, Kori Sidaway of CHEK News in Victoria, British Columbia, posted a screenshot of an anonymous message sent to her attempting to "shame and police" her...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, President Donald Trump, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan react on the Blue Room Balcony after signing the Abraham Accords during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Associated Press
September 15, 2020 - 9:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf Arab states at a White House ceremony that President Donald Trump declared will mark the “dawn of a new Middle East," casting himself as an international peacemaker at the height of his reelection campaign. The...
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September 15, 2020 - 4:09 pm
BY: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (BERLIN) -- Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny on Tuesday posted a message for the first time since his suspected poisoning almost a month ago which left him unconscious in an induced coma and fighting for his life. Navalny posted a photo on Instagram of himself...
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September 15, 2020 - 4:05 pm
BY: CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Two foreign hackers have been indicted for defacing dozens of U.S.-based websites with pictures of late Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani alongside the message, "Down with America." The cyberattacks may be another sign of Iranian efforts to retaliate for...
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