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Trump admin bypassing Congress with $7 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration on Friday said it would sell $7 billion-worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with getting congressional approval, citing Iran as an urgent threat.  The move has sparked bipartisan outrage on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are promising to block the sales…... Read More

UK Prime Minister Theresa May resigns in wake of mismanaged Brexit

(LONDON) — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced her resignation, putting an end to months of speculation over her future because of her handling of Brexit."It is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country to have a new prime minister," May…... Read More

10 dead, 8 missing after boat capsizes in China

(GUIZHOU, China) -- At least 10 people are dead and eight missing after a boat capsized on a river in southwestern China.The vessel capsized in the remote Banrao village of Guizhou province.Police arrested the captain, and the others who were rescued were rushed to a hospital.Accidents on Chinese waterways have…... Read More

More troops, defensive capabilities requested to Middle East to deter Iran

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Central Command is requesting additional defensive capabilities that could lead to as many as 5,000 to 10,000 additional troops being sent to the Middle East to deter Iran, a U.S. official told ABC News.On Thursday afternoon, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan confirmed that the Pentagon is…... Read More

UN names Ebola chief to tackle world's 2nd largest outbreak: 'We have no time to lose'

(NEW YORK) -- United Nations officials on Thursday named an emergency Ebola response coordinator to help bolster efforts to contain the growing outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people in 10 months.David Gressly, the U.N. deputy special representative for the Democratic…... Read More

Narendra Modi claims victory in Indian election

(LONDON) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed victory in the country's general election on Thursday, as early vote counts showed his Bharatiya Janata Party on course for a significant win.Early data from the nation's Electoral Commission showed the BJP led in contests for 269 of the 542 seats in…... Read More

Botswana's elephants and Zimbabwe's buffaloes are fair game after lawmakers relax hunting laws

(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Big 5 hunters are rejoicing after two Southern African countries scrapped or relaxed their hunting laws.Five years after outlawing elephant hunting, Botswana has backtracked its decision, claiming an increased population has started to impact farmers' livelihoods. Wildlife authorities in neighboring Zimbabwe lifted a ban on hunting…... Read More

Utah man Donald Lynn Cash, who reached Seven Summits, dies on Everest

(NEW YORK) -- An American man who conquered the Seven Summits -- the tallest mountains on each continent -- died on Mount Everest shortly after reaching the peak.Donald Lynn Cash, a 55-year-old Utah resident, fainted due to high altitude sickness on Wednesday, guide company Pioneer Adventure wrote on its website.Sherpa…... Read More

Far-right nationalist parties seek center stage in EU parliament elections

(NEW YORK) -- Supporters and leaders of Europe’s far-right parties gathered for Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s international alliance of European Nationalist parties last Sunday, hoping to unite Europe’s top nationalist parties and their voters in advance of the upcoming European Parliament elections. Marine le Pen of the National Rally…... Read More

More US troops requested to deter Iran

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Central Command is requesting additional defensive capabilities that could lead to as many as 5,000 to 10,000 additional troops being sent to the Middle East to deter Iran, a U.S. official told ABC News.There will be a meeting at the White House on Thursday where the Central…... Read More

US warns Assad against using chemical weapons as fighting escalates in Syria

(WASHINGTON) -- As new fighting in Syria's last opposition-held province intensifies, the U.S. is increasingly warning the regime of Bashar al Assad and his backer Russia against escalating the conflict, especially by deploying chemical weapons.Despite the warnings, the top U.S. envoy expressed some optimism for finding a path forward, in…... Read More