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Pope names US Archbishop Wilton Gregory 1st African American cardinal

piola666/iStockBY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS

(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis on Sunday elevated Archbishop of Washington, D.C., Wilton Gregory, to cardinal, making him the first African American appointed to the red-hat conclave.

The 72-year-old Gregory, who led the Roman   ... Read More

Trump lifts sanctions on Sudan as he announces deal between African nation and Israel

Official White House Photo by Tia DufourBy CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump formally notified Congress on Friday that his administration will remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, nearly 30 years after   ... Read More

Americans threatened by terror, kidnapping plots in Turkey, embassy warns

omersukrugoksu/iStockBy CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. mission in Turkey warned Americans of "potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings" in Istanbul Friday in an urgent security alert.

The warning, which said U.S. citizens and other foreigners could be   ... Read More

US official meets with Nigeria’s vice president, after killing of #EndSARS protesters

kylieellway/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(LONDON) -- U.S. Department of State counselor T. Ulrich Brechbuhl met with Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the capital of Abuja on Thursday to raise concerns about the ongoing violence, as widespread protests   ... Read More

Russia continues to spread coronavirus conspiracies, intel bulletin warns

macky_ch/iStockBy JOSH MARGOLIN and LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Russia and other foreign adversaries are ramping up efforts to spread conspiracy theories and disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., according to an internal U.S. intelligence bulletin   ... Read More

Students paid to identify Samuel Paty before teacher’s death, officials say

Kuzma/iStockBy IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News

(PARIS) -- France’s anti-terror prosecutor charged seven people in the case of the murder of French history teacher Samuel Paty, including two minors.

French prosecutor Jean-François Ricard said in a press conference on Wednesday   ... Read More

‘Credible but disturbing evidence’ that Nigerian authorities fatally shot protesters

beyhanyazar/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and JAMES BWALA, ABC News

(LAGOS, Nigeria) -- Amnesty International said it has received "credible but disturbing evidence" of security forces killing protesters who were demonstrating against police brutality in Nigeria's largest city.

"While we continue   ... Read More

Humans ‘likely’ contributed to extinction of dodo bird, giant tortoise: Study

Beeldbewerking/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Human activity "likely contributed" to the extinction of multiple species on the islands on Madagascar and Mascarene, according to new research.

Animals native to the islands such as the dodo bird   ... Read More

US, Russia move closer to deal to extend last nuclear arms control pact

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy CONOR FINNEGAN and PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. and Russia are moving closer toward an agreement to extend the last major nuclear arms control pact between them and freeze   ... Read More

New study shows how students around the world are returning back to school amid COVID-19

smolaw11/iStockBy KAITLYN FOLMER, DOUG VOLLMAYER, MYA GREEN and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The topic of kids returning back-to-school is always up for debate amid the coronavirus pandemic. But around the globe, the idea of kids   ... Read More

UK launching controversial vaccine trials, volunteers to be infected with COVID-19

Meyer & Meyer/iStockBy ZOE MAGEE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In a bid to speed up the race to find a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the U.K. government announced Tuesday morning that it will be launching some controversial   ... Read More

Trump says US will remove sanctions on Sudan in historic new chapter in relations

spawns/iStockBY: CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump tweeted that he will remove Sudan from the state sponsors of terrorism list -- the most stringent of U.S. sanctions -- in a historic move that marks a new   ... Read More

DOJ charges six Russian military officers allegedly involved in hacking, malware operations

robertcicchetti/iStocBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department Monday announced an indictment against six Russia GRU officers charged with engaging in a series of hacking and malware deployment operations to attack other countries' infrastructure, elections and other   ... Read More

Further restrictions, curfews imposed in Europe as continent fights COVID-19 surge

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy GUY DAVIES, ABC News

(LONDON) -- Governments across Europe have introduced more restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19, with a combination of nationwide and specific regional measures and curfews imposed as the continent faces its "second   ... Read More

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Pope names US Archbishop Wilton Gregory 1st African American cardinal

piola666/iStockBY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS

(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis on Sunday elevated Archbishop of Washington, D.C., Wilton Gregory, to cardinal, making him the first African American appointed to the red-hat conclave.

The 72-year-old Gregory, who led the Roman   ... Read More

Trump lifts sanctions on Sudan as he announces deal between African nation and Israel

Official White House Photo by Tia DufourBy CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump formally notified Congress on Friday that his administration will remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, nearly 30 years after   ... Read More

Americans threatened by terror, kidnapping plots in Turkey, embassy warns

omersukrugoksu/iStockBy CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. mission in Turkey warned Americans of "potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings" in Istanbul Friday in an urgent security alert.

The warning, which said U.S. citizens and other foreigners could be   ... Read More

US official meets with Nigeria’s vice president, after killing of #EndSARS protesters

kylieellway/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(LONDON) -- U.S. Department of State counselor T. Ulrich Brechbuhl met with Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the capital of Abuja on Thursday to raise concerns about the ongoing violence, as widespread protests   ... Read More

Russia continues to spread coronavirus conspiracies, intel bulletin warns

macky_ch/iStockBy JOSH MARGOLIN and LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Russia and other foreign adversaries are ramping up efforts to spread conspiracy theories and disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., according to an internal U.S. intelligence bulletin   ... Read More

Students paid to identify Samuel Paty before teacher’s death, officials say

Kuzma/iStockBy IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News

(PARIS) -- France’s anti-terror prosecutor charged seven people in the case of the murder of French history teacher Samuel Paty, including two minors.

French prosecutor Jean-François Ricard said in a press conference on Wednesday   ... Read More

‘Credible but disturbing evidence’ that Nigerian authorities fatally shot protesters

beyhanyazar/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and JAMES BWALA, ABC News

(LAGOS, Nigeria) -- Amnesty International said it has received "credible but disturbing evidence" of security forces killing protesters who were demonstrating against police brutality in Nigeria's largest city.

"While we continue   ... Read More

Humans ‘likely’ contributed to extinction of dodo bird, giant tortoise: Study

Beeldbewerking/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Human activity "likely contributed" to the extinction of multiple species on the islands on Madagascar and Mascarene, according to new research.

Animals native to the islands such as the dodo bird   ... Read More

US, Russia move closer to deal to extend last nuclear arms control pact

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy CONOR FINNEGAN and PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. and Russia are moving closer toward an agreement to extend the last major nuclear arms control pact between them and freeze   ... Read More

New study shows how students around the world are returning back to school amid COVID-19

smolaw11/iStockBy KAITLYN FOLMER, DOUG VOLLMAYER, MYA GREEN and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The topic of kids returning back-to-school is always up for debate amid the coronavirus pandemic. But around the globe, the idea of kids   ... Read More

UK launching controversial vaccine trials, volunteers to be infected with COVID-19

Meyer & Meyer/iStockBy ZOE MAGEE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In a bid to speed up the race to find a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the U.K. government announced Tuesday morning that it will be launching some controversial   ... Read More

Trump says US will remove sanctions on Sudan in historic new chapter in relations

spawns/iStockBY: CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump tweeted that he will remove Sudan from the state sponsors of terrorism list -- the most stringent of U.S. sanctions -- in a historic move that marks a new   ... Read More

DOJ charges six Russian military officers allegedly involved in hacking, malware operations

robertcicchetti/iStocBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department Monday announced an indictment against six Russia GRU officers charged with engaging in a series of hacking and malware deployment operations to attack other countries' infrastructure, elections and other   ... Read More

Further restrictions, curfews imposed in Europe as continent fights COVID-19 surge

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy GUY DAVIES, ABC News

(LONDON) -- Governments across Europe have introduced more restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19, with a combination of nationwide and specific regional measures and curfews imposed as the continent faces its "second   ... Read More

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