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US citizen, believed to have been fighting for ISIS, detained in Syria

(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. citizen, believed to have been fighting for ISIS, was captured in northern Syria this summer, according to a U.S. defense official.Ibraheem Musaibli, who is now at a holding facility, was detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) -- the U.S.-led coalition's partner force fighting ISIS in…... Read More

Thai boy rescued from cave speaks out: 'Thought about my parents'

(CHIANG MAI, Thailand) -- Chanin "Titan" Vibulrungruang said he was surprised the entire world was waiting to see him."Was it a good surprise?" ABC News asked the boy, following his recent extraction from a flooded cave in Thailand along with his soccer teammates and coach."A lot of people are supporting…... Read More

French ambassador Gerard Araud slams Trevor Noah for saying 'Africa won the World Cup'

(NEW YORK) -- The French ambassador to the U.S. slammed comedian Trevor Noah on Wednesday for saying Africa deserved credit for France's 2018 World Cup victory due to the large number of black players on the team.Gerard Araud wrote a strongly worded letter addressed to Noah on Wednesday, accusing the…... Read More

Chaos at Westminster: Conservative party facing pending Brexit deadline, internal conflicts

(WASHINGTON) -- The controversial visit by President Donald Trump and his bombshell interview criticizing his host wasn’t the only headache for British Prime Minister Theresa May in recent days.This week saw chaotic scenes in the House of Commons as the ruling Conservative party threatened its own rebellious MPs with a…... Read More

Feds spend nearly $70k at Trump hotel in Scotland

(TURNBERRY, Scotland) -- The U.S. federal government billed taxpayers nearly $70,000 in expenses at the Trump hotel in Turnberry, Scotland, during President Donald Trump's visit last weekend, federal spending records show.The expenditures, totaling $69,767, were made by the State Department on behalf of the U.S. Secret Service, tasked to protect…... Read More

A 25-foot Jeff Goldblum statue pops up in London

(LONDON) -- People walking by Potter's Field Park near the Tower Bridge in London will encounter a larger-than-life figure from the "Jurassic Park" movies.No, it's not one of the film's cloned dinosaurs. It's a 25-foot statue of a Jeff Goldblum, with an open shirt, reclining in the shadow of the…... Read More

Rescued boys explain how they survived in Thailand cave for 2 weeks

(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- The 12 young soccer players and their coach rescued from a Thai cave never gave up hope of being found alive and passed the time digging into a rocky wall believing they might be able to tunnel out, they said Wednesday.In their first public appearance since…... Read More

Salisbury public gardens searched as investigation continues into couple's Novichok poisoning

(LONDON) -- Wiltshire police in England are searching Salisbury’s Queen Elizabeth Gardens as part of the ongoing investigation into the Novichok contamination that killed a British woman and seriously injured her partner.The gardens have been closed off to the public for two weeks since Dawn Sturgess and her partner, Charlie…... Read More

American-born investor named in Putin’s 'incredible offer'

(WASHINGTON) -- When Russian President Vladimir Putin called out a U.S.-born investor during Monday’s stunning news conference in Helsinki, Finland, Bill Browder was on vacation with his family – not watching Putin’s landmark summit with President Donald Trump.“My phone started burning up with messages and notifications,” Browder told ABC News…... Read More

US Embassy in Jerusalem to cost more than $21 million - nearly 100 times Trump’s estimate

(JERUSALEM) -- President Donald Trump may have written the book on deal-making, but when it comes to the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, it appears he won’t be getting the bargain he wanted.Documents filed with the official database of federal spending show that the State Department awarded the Maryland-based company Desbuild…... Read More

Obama: Despite 'strange and uncertain' times, Nelson Mandela's legacy endures

(JOHANESSBURG) -- Despite the "strange and uncertain" times President Barack Obama says we're living in he still believes in "a vision of equality and justice and freedom" he said in a speech on Tuesday to commemorate the late Nelson Mandela – Obama's first visit to Africa since leaving office."I believe…... Read More