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July 23, 2020 - 5:17 am
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MOSCOW) -- A Russian court sentenced a historian who helped uncover mass graves from Stalin's "Great Terror" campaign to 3 1/2 years in jail, on charges widely criticized by rights groups as fabricated and viewed as part of an effort by Russian authorities to whitewash...
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July 22, 2020 - 10:36 am
By GUY DAVIES and RASHID HADDOU, ABC News (LONDON) -- The U.S. and U.K. have agreed to end an "anomaly" that allowed Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat accused of running over British teenager Harry Dunn last year, to claim diplomatic immunity. "It's important that we have now agreed...
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A firetruck is positioned outside the Chinese Consulate Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Houston. Authorities responded to reports of a fire at the consulate. Witnesses said that people were burning paper in what appeared to be trash cans, according to police. China says the U.S. has ordered it to close its consulate in Houston in what it called a provocation that violates international law. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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July 22, 2020 - 8:14 am
BEIJING (AP) — The United States said Wednesday that it has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston “to protect American intellectual property" and the private information of Americans. China strongly condemned the move, the latest in a series of steps by the Trump administration as it...
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July 22, 2020 - 6:14 am
By KARSON YIU, ABC News (BEIJING) -- Beijing vowed to retaliate after it said that the United States ordered its Houston consulate to be closed within 72 hours, calling it an “outrageous and unjustified move,” marking a serious escalation in the quickly deteriorating relationship between the U.S...
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July 22, 2020 - 6:11 am
By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A dire new climate change report projects polar bears could reach extinction within the next 80 years, putting a timeline on the crisis for the first time, as the beloved Arctic species continues to suffer along with melting ice habitats. The University of...
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July 22, 2020 - 5:20 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (LONDON) -- Prince George, the oldest child of Prince William and Duchess Kate, turns 7 on Wednesday. To celebrate the birthday of George, who is third in line to the British throne, Kensington Palace released two new photos of the young royal. The photos of a smiley...
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July 21, 2020 - 11:08 am
By ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department has announced an 11-count indictment charging two alleged Chinese hackers accused of carrying out a massive global cyber intrusion campaign to steal trade secrets, including most recently targeting companies conducting research...
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July 21, 2020 - 8:22 am
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News (LONDON) -- A highly-anticipated report by the U.K. Parliament into Russian interference in the country was released on Tuesday, claiming that Russian influence in the U.K. is the “new normal.” The Russia Report, published after months of delay, is the culmination of two...
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July 21, 2020 - 5:21 am
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MOSCOW) -- Local Ukrainian police say a man armed with a firearm and possibly explosives has barricaded himself on a bus with around 20 people on board in the town of Lutsk in north western Ukraine. A statement from local police says police are on the scene. Ukrainian...
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July 18, 2020 - 10:55 am
BY: IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC NEWS (PARIS) — A fire broke out at the cathedral Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul in the western French city of Nantes on Saturday morning and was contained by firefighters in a couple of hours. Over 100 firefighters and 45 trucks were mobilized to put out the fire which broke...
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