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Friend of American student murdered in Netherlands says roommate spoke of killing people

(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands) -- The friend of an American student killed in the Netherlands said she had texted him about her roommate's desire to kill people less than a week before she was murdered.Sarah Papenheim, 21, was stabbed to death on Wednesday in her apartment in Rotterdam. Authorities arrested a 23-year-old…... Read More

Royal families share their Christmas card photos

(LONDON) -- Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis and a never-before-seen photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their wedding reception are all featured on the royals’ Christmas cards this year. Kensington Palace on Friday released the photos featured on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the…... Read More

Mother of US student stabbed to death in Netherlands 'totally in shock'

(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands) -- Donee Odegard knew what happened the minute two sheriffs showed up at her door. She'd been through it before.The authorities asked her a few questions about her daughter, Sarah Papenheim, before delivering the news: Her daughter had been stabbed to death while studying abroad in the Netherlands."He…... Read More

Senate votes to stop US support for Yemen war, condemns Saudi crown prince

(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate voted Thursday to withdraw U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen in a 56-41 vote, a sharp rebuke to President Donald Trump for his steadfast defense of the kingdom despite bipartisan outrage over the alleged Saudi role in the murder of Washington Post journalist…... Read More

Suspect in deadly shooting in France 'neutralized' during standoff with police, authorities say

(PARIS) -- The suspect in a deadly shooting in France has been "neutralized" after a standoff with police, French officials said.Cherif Chekatt, 29, is the suspected gunman who killed 3 and injured another 13 during a shooting in Strasbourg on Tuesday, the prosecutor's office told ABC News.Chekatt, who was born…... Read More

White House unveils new strategy for Africa to counter Russian and Chinese influence

(WASHINGTON) -- National security adviser John Bolton unveiled the Trump administration's new strategy for Africa as it works to counter Russia and China, as they expand their financial, political and military investments across the continent."Africa is incredibly important to the United States," Bolton told the audience at the Heritage Foundation…... Read More

Trump claims, without evidence, that Mexico will pay for border wall via trade deal

(WASHINGTON) -- After threatening to shut down the government if Congress does not allot $5 billion for a wall across the southern border, President Trump now says Mexico will be paying for the wall using money the U.S. would "save" from the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement.The president tweeted,…... Read More

Theresa May continues Brexit talks in Brussels after surviving bid to topple her

(BRUSSELS) -- Theresa May, Britain’s embattled prime minister, is pressing on with fraught Brexit negotiations after surviving an attempt to oust her from power Wednesday night.May is currently in Brussels for an EU summit, an engagement it was unclear whether she would keep Wednesday as news emerged that she was…... Read More

Maria Butina, accused Russian agent, pleads guilty in federal court

(WASHINGTON) -- Maria Butina, a 30-year-old Russian gun rights activist, has signed onto a plea agreement with the U.S. government, officially pivoting away from her months-long campaign to prove her innocence after standing accused of developing a covert influence operation in the United States.As part of her plea deal, the…... Read More

Two investigations underway into controversial London police ramming tactic

(LONDON) -- A controversial tactic in which police in London use specially-trained drivers to ram criminals on scooters has triggered two separate investigations after the criminals had suffered “serious” injuries.The Metropolitan Police released footage last month of the policy, known as “contact tactics,” in action. The aggressive tactic is used…... Read More

Report: For third straight year, Turkey jailed more journalists than any other country

(NEW YORK) -- Even as Turkish leaders call for an international inquiry into Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, the Committee to Project Journalists found the Turkish government to be the world's biggest jailer of journalists for the third consecutive year, according to a newly released report.According to the global…... Read More