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Hope for prisoner swap fades as US deports Iranian scientist, but no Americans freed

Michael White, an American Navy veteran released from prison in Iran on medical furlough, is pictured in a March 25, 2020, photo released by his family. - (Courtesy White Family)By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- An Iranian   ... Read More

George Floyd vigil in Iran leads to online backlash

nazarethman/iStockBy SOMAYEH MALEKIAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A candlelight vigil in honor of George Floyd was held in Iran, igniting a chain of critical reactions on social media.

The ceremony was held in the Mellat Park of the   ... Read More

George Floyd protests go international as demonstrations break out across the world

Xinhua/ via Getty ImagesBy GUY DAVIES, ABC News

(LONDON) -- Hundreds of demonstrators were seen chanting and carrying Black Lives Matter signs outside a number of U.S. embassies in Europe and across the world over the weekend, as the   ... Read More

Coronavirus lockdown leaves hundreds of thousands of migrants without food in Russia

iStock/malerapasoBy: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Zarina Ermyrzayeva lived in a two-bedroom apartment in Moscow with nine other people, all immigrant workers from Central Asia.

In late April, she and several of her roommates tested positive for   ... Read More

Sarah Ferguson posts message for Princess Beatrice on what would have been her wedding day

Pool/Max Mumby/Getty ImagesBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(LONDON) -- As with many brides around the world, Princess Beatrice had to postpone her wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Beatrice's mom, Sarah Ferguson, took to social media Friday to mark   ... Read More

Thousands crossing US-Mexico border despite nonessential travel ban, COVID-19 threat

grandriver/iStockBy IAN PANNELL, MATT GUTMAN and ENJOLI FRANCIS, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As the coronavirus pandemic grips Mexico, thousands of vehicles a day are still crossing the border with the U.S. -- despite a ban on nonessential travel.   ... Read More

UK prime minister’s aide ‘might’ have broken coronavirus lockdown rules, police say

Leon Neal/Getty ImagesBy GUY DAVIES, ABC News

(LONDON) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most senior political adviser might have broken coronavirus lockdown rules during a trip across the country, but authorities won't be taking any further action, local   ... Read More

Meet the first koala born at Australian Reptile Park since tragic bushfires

perception_photography/iStockBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- An Australian wildlife park has welcomed the very first koala born at the park since the devastating Australian bushfires.

Meet Ash, the first baby koala, called a joey, born this season   ... Read More

China’s NPC formally approves proposal for Hong Kong national security law

danielvfung/iStockBy KARSON YIU, ABC News

(HONG KONG) -- China’s National People’s Congress endorsed with thunderous applause a controversial new law to ban all “activities” in Hong Kong that endanger China’s national security at the closing session of its annual   ... Read More

US certifies Hong Kong has lost its autonomy to China, endangering its special status

pawel.gaul/iStockBy CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Hong Kong has lost its autonomy from the Chinese government, the Trump administration said in a historic report to Congress Wednesday, laying the groundwork for the territory to lose its special status   ... Read More

Trump says ‘it is time’ for US troops to exit Afghanistan, undermining Taliban deal

gorodenkoff/iStockBy ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN, LUIS MARTINEZ and CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump said "it is time" for all U.S. service members to exit Afghanistan, undermining his administration's agreement with the Taliban that stipulates any withdrawal below   ... Read More

Maduro ally linked to Hezbollah and Hamas charged with narco-terrorism in New York

Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC NEWS

(NEW YORK) -- A former member of the Venezuelan National Assembly and an ally of disputed President Nicolas Maduro was charged Wednesday in New York with narco-terrorism offenses that include cocaine trafficking and   ... Read More

Palace slams report that claims Duchess Kate is ‘furious’ over ‘larger workload’ after Harry and Meghan’s exit

Aaron Chown - Pool/Getty ImagesBy ZOE MAGEE, ABC News

(LONDON) -- Kensington Palace on Wednesday issued an extraordinary rebuttal of a cover story that will appear in the British society magazine, Tatler.

The article, "Catherine the Great," is a   ... Read More

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, acts out ‘James and the Giant Peach’ for COVID-19 charity

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty ImagesBy SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News

(LONDON) -- Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, put her acting skills to the test to help out in the fight against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Camilla, the wife   ... Read More

Sweden stayed open during the coronavirus pandemic: Is it a model for the future?

omersukrugoksu/iStockBy GUY DAVIES and BRUNO ROEBER, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Sweden has pursued its own distinct path when it comes to tackling the coronavirus pandemic. By choosing to stay open rather than instituting a policy of lockdown, Sweden's   ... Read More

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Hope for prisoner swap fades as US deports Iranian scientist, but no Americans freed

Michael White, an American Navy veteran released from prison in Iran on medical furlough, is pictured in a March 25, 2020, photo released by his family. - (Courtesy White Family)By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- An Iranian   ... Read More

George Floyd vigil in Iran leads to online backlash

nazarethman/iStockBy SOMAYEH MALEKIAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A candlelight vigil in honor of George Floyd was held in Iran, igniting a chain of critical reactions on social media.

The ceremony was held in the Mellat Park of the   ... Read More

George Floyd protests go international as demonstrations break out across the world

Xinhua/ via Getty ImagesBy GUY DAVIES, ABC News

(LONDON) -- Hundreds of demonstrators were seen chanting and carrying Black Lives Matter signs outside a number of U.S. embassies in Europe and across the world over the weekend, as the   ... Read More

Coronavirus lockdown leaves hundreds of thousands of migrants without food in Russia

iStock/malerapasoBy: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Zarina Ermyrzayeva lived in a two-bedroom apartment in Moscow with nine other people, all immigrant workers from Central Asia.

In late April, she and several of her roommates tested positive for   ... Read More

Sarah Ferguson posts message for Princess Beatrice on what would have been her wedding day

Pool/Max Mumby/Getty ImagesBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(LONDON) -- As with many brides around the world, Princess Beatrice had to postpone her wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Beatrice's mom, Sarah Ferguson, took to social media Friday to mark   ... Read More

Thousands crossing US-Mexico border despite nonessential travel ban, COVID-19 threat

grandriver/iStockBy IAN PANNELL, MATT GUTMAN and ENJOLI FRANCIS, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As the coronavirus pandemic grips Mexico, thousands of vehicles a day are still crossing the border with the U.S. -- despite a ban on nonessential travel.   ... Read More

UK prime minister’s aide ‘might’ have broken coronavirus lockdown rules, police say

Leon Neal/Getty ImagesBy GUY DAVIES, ABC News

(LONDON) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most senior political adviser might have broken coronavirus lockdown rules during a trip across the country, but authorities won't be taking any further action, local   ... Read More

Meet the first koala born at Australian Reptile Park since tragic bushfires

perception_photography/iStockBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- An Australian wildlife park has welcomed the very first koala born at the park since the devastating Australian bushfires.

Meet Ash, the first baby koala, called a joey, born this season   ... Read More

China’s NPC formally approves proposal for Hong Kong national security law

danielvfung/iStockBy KARSON YIU, ABC News

(HONG KONG) -- China’s National People’s Congress endorsed with thunderous applause a controversial new law to ban all “activities” in Hong Kong that endanger China’s national security at the closing session of its annual   ... Read More

US certifies Hong Kong has lost its autonomy to China, endangering its special status

pawel.gaul/iStockBy CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Hong Kong has lost its autonomy from the Chinese government, the Trump administration said in a historic report to Congress Wednesday, laying the groundwork for the territory to lose its special status   ... Read More

Trump says ‘it is time’ for US troops to exit Afghanistan, undermining Taliban deal

gorodenkoff/iStockBy ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN, LUIS MARTINEZ and CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump said "it is time" for all U.S. service members to exit Afghanistan, undermining his administration's agreement with the Taliban that stipulates any withdrawal below   ... Read More

Maduro ally linked to Hezbollah and Hamas charged with narco-terrorism in New York

Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC NEWS

(NEW YORK) -- A former member of the Venezuelan National Assembly and an ally of disputed President Nicolas Maduro was charged Wednesday in New York with narco-terrorism offenses that include cocaine trafficking and   ... Read More

Palace slams report that claims Duchess Kate is ‘furious’ over ‘larger workload’ after Harry and Meghan’s exit

Aaron Chown - Pool/Getty ImagesBy ZOE MAGEE, ABC News

(LONDON) -- Kensington Palace on Wednesday issued an extraordinary rebuttal of a cover story that will appear in the British society magazine, Tatler.

The article, "Catherine the Great," is a   ... Read More

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, acts out ‘James and the Giant Peach’ for COVID-19 charity

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty ImagesBy SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News

(LONDON) -- Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, put her acting skills to the test to help out in the fight against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Camilla, the wife   ... Read More

Sweden stayed open during the coronavirus pandemic: Is it a model for the future?

omersukrugoksu/iStockBy GUY DAVIES and BRUNO ROEBER, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Sweden has pursued its own distinct path when it comes to tackling the coronavirus pandemic. By choosing to stay open rather than instituting a policy of lockdown, Sweden's   ... Read More

Main News Page


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