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'You are failing us': Teen climate change activist gives a passionate speech at the UN

(NEW YORK) -- The young activist didn’t mince words when she took the stage -- and took adults to task at the United Nation's Climate Action Summit on Monday. Greta Thunberg -- the Swedish 16-year-old who’s met with the Pope and sailed across the Atlantic to bring attention to threats…... Read More

Louisiana man drowns after underwater marriage proposal, girlfriend says

(KONDE, Tanzania) -- A Louisiana man reportedly drowned after he asked his girlfriend to marry him in an underwater proposal, she said in a social media post."You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, 'Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!'"…... Read More

Greek authorities arrest suspect in connection to 1985 hijacking of TWA flight

(NEW YORK) --  A 65-year-old man linked to the 1985 hijacking of a Trans World Airlines flight, an attack during which a U.S. Navy diver was killed, has been arrested in Greece. Hamadei Saleh Mohammed Ali, a Lebanese citizen, was apprehended on Thursday during a routine passport check in Mykonos,…... Read More

Paris police use tear gas on Yellow Vest protesters as climate march turns violent

(PARIS) -- Paris police used tear gas against Yellow Vest protesters for the second time Saturday to prevent further riots during what was a peaceful climate march.The march, which was protesting government and corporation greenhouse gas emissions, quickly turned violent when dozens of people dressed in black "mixed into the…... Read More

Trump orders additional air defense troops to Saudi Arabia

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has approved a "modest deployment" of American troops and air and missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of last weekend's attack on Saudi oil facilities that the U.S. has blamed on Iran, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced at a hastily called Pentagon…... Read More

How Justin Trudeau's blackface scandal may hurt his re-election -- or not

(TORONTO) -- For some politicians, being photographed dressing in black or brown face multiple times would be automatically devastating to a political campaign. Some Canadian experts say that might not be the case for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, however. As Trudeau continues to wage his re-election bid amid a scandal…... Read More

Amnesty International accuses Hong Kong police of beating, torturing protesters

(HONG KONG) -- Amnesty International has documented "reckless and indiscriminate tactics" used by the Hong Kong police in responding to 15 weeks of anti-government protests. The London-based human rights group claims detained protesters have been tortured, too. “The Hong Kong police’s heavy-handed crowd-control response on the streets has been live-streamed…... Read More

British military rugby team apologizes after visiting controversial shrine for war criminals in Japan

(TOKYO) -- A British military rugby team on tour in Japan has apologized for visiting a controversial military shrine honoring Japanese soldiers, among them war criminals.The U.K. Armed Forces Rugby team is in Japan for the 3rd International Defence Force Rugby Cup, which overlaps with the Rugby World Cup.The team…... Read More

Beijing's new 'starfish' airport set to open

(BEIJING) -- Beijing’s new massive international airport nicknamed “The Starfish” is set to officially open its doors on Sept. 30. But the first commercial test flights were already scheduled for Friday.Officially called Beijing Daxing International Airport with the airport code PKX, the airport has been five years in the making.…... Read More

Trump: 'Nothing wrong' with Ukraine call sources say is focus of intel complaint

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's phone call with a foreign leader that has become the focus of a complaint to the director of national intelligence's inspector general involved Ukraine, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News.Trump reacted Friday, tweeting, "there was nothing said wrong, it was pitch perfect!"According…... Read More

Trump to welcome Australian prime minister at special state visit

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has used the Rose Garden at the White House for major policy announcements, Medal of Honor ceremonies, impromptu press conferences and as a backdrop for Twitter videos, but on Friday the first lady will steal it for an evening of al fresco dining in honor…... Read More