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July 30, 2020 - 12:21 pm
By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. State Department has named a new special envoy for the Arctic amid increased competition with Russia and China for influence in the region, which is facing some of the most damaging effects of climate change. The new coordinator for the Arctic is...
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July 30, 2020 - 6:22 am
By IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News (PARIS) -- One hundred and thirty years after the death of Vincent Van Gogh, a researcher with the Van Gogh Institute has made a discovery in an old postcard that sheds new light on the famous Dutch painter's final hours -- and perhaps even his suicide. Wouter van der...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2011 file photo, the German and U.S. flags fly on a lamp post in front of the White House in Washington ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit. Defense officials say the U.S. will pull 12,000 troops from Germany, bringing 6,400 forces home and shifting 5,600 to other countries in Europe, including Italy and Belgium. The plan will cost billions of dollars and take years to complete. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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July 29, 2020 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred on by President Donald Trump's demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,600 to other countries in Europe, U.S. defense leaders said Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon plan that will cost billions of dollars and take...
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July 29, 2020 - 12:04 pm
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (LONDON) -- Queen Elizabeth was coached by her daughter on how to do a video call while working from home during the coronavirus lockdown, proving again that royals are just like us. The queen got technological help from her daughter Princess Anne on a video call the two...
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July 29, 2020 - 9:55 am
By LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The United States is removing nearly 12,000 American troops from Germany and will move the headquarters of U.S. European Command from Germany to Belgium in a major repositioning of forces intended to increase the deterrence of Russia by rotating troops to...
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July 28, 2020 - 1:30 pm
BY: IBTISSEM GUENFOUD (BEIRUT) -- Lebanon could face its biggest crisis since its Civil War, economists are warning as the country's currency hits new lows. Lebanon is now the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to see its inflation rate exceed 50% for 30 consecutive days, according...
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July 28, 2020 - 1:22 pm
BY: STEPHANIE EBBS and CHRISTINA CARREGA (NEW YORK) -- Officials in at least 15 states across the country have issued warnings for residents not to plant unsolicited packages of seeds delivered through the mail and labeled as coming from China. The United States Department of Agriculture, the...
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations launched Operation Stolen Promise, "to protect the Homeland from the increasing and evolving threat posed by COVID-19-related fraud and criminal activity." - (ICE/HSI)
July 28, 2020 - 10:46 am
By LUKE BARR, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- More than 50% of the nation’s counterfeit COVID-19 goods found since “Operation Stolen Promise” was launched 100 days ago came from China, according to Homeland Security Investigations, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security. "Fifty-six percent of our...
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July 28, 2020 - 10:27 am
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News (LONDON) -- The coronavirus pandemic is leading to a stark increase in child malnutrition across the world which could lead to at least 10,000 extra deaths per month by the end of the year, a UN Committee has warned. The analysis, published in the medical journal The Lancet...
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July 27, 2020 - 8:22 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (LONDON) -- The relationship between once-close brothers Princes William and Harry supposedly began to sour when Harry started dating his now-wife, Duchess Meghan, according to a new book, Finding Freedom , which claims to shed light on what caused Harry and Meghan to...
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