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September 20, 2019 - 6:05 pm
(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...
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September 20, 2019 - 4:33 pm
(TORONTO) -- For some politicians, being photographed dressing in black or brown face multiple times would be automatically devastating to a political campaign. Some Canadian experts say that might not be the case for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, however. As Trudeau continues to wage his re-...
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September 20, 2019 - 4:28 pm
(HONG KONG) -- Amnesty International has documented "reckless and indiscriminate tactics" used by the Hong Kong police in responding to 15 weeks of anti-government protests. The London-based human rights group claims detained protesters have been tortured, too. “The Hong Kong police’s heavy-handed...
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September 20, 2019 - 2:06 pm
(TOKYO) -- A British military rugby team on tour in Japan has apologized for visiting a controversial military shrine honoring Japanese soldiers, among them war criminals. The U.K. Armed Forces Rugby team is in Japan for the 3rd International Defence Force Rugby Cup, which overlaps with the Rugby...
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September 20, 2019 - 12:43 pm
(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...
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September 20, 2019 - 6:57 am
(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 of...
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September 20, 2019 - 5:44 am
(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...
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September 20, 2019 - 5:43 am
(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...
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September 20, 2019 - 5:32 am
(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. According to a readout released from the White...
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September 19, 2019 - 8:13 am
(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...
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