Olympics 2018: Closing ceremony themed 'The Next Wave' to conclude Pyeongchang Winter Games

(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- After weeks of exhilarating competition and dazzling spectacles against the backdrop of Pyeongchang's snow-capped mountains, the 23rd Olympic Winter Games will come to an... Read More

NRA denies receiving foreign money for US elections

(WASHINGTON) -- The National Rifle Association has denied receiving money “from foreign persons or entities in connection with United States elections” in Read More

Airstrikes continue to pound Eastern Ghouta ahead of UN vote

(DAMASCUS, Syria) -- Relentless airstrikes pounded rebel-held Eastern Ghouta for the sixth day in a row, hours before members of the United Nations Security Council will vote on a resolution to institute a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to deliver humanit... Read More

US unveils largest sanctions yet on ships, companies trading with North Korea

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration has slapped 27 trading and shipping companies, 28 vessels, and one individual with new sanctions for evading U.S. and United Nations embargoes on trading oil, coal, and other fuel with North Korea, and warned ... Read More

Second Russian athlete fails doping test at Winter Olympics

(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, days after a Russian curler had to hand back a bronze medal over a doping offense, reviving once again the doping scandal that has ... Read More

Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea ahead of Olympics closing ceremony

(SEOUL) -- Ivanka Trump arrived in South Korea to flashing cameras and a live broadcast across South Korean TV two days before she will attend the closing ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

She was given the red-carpet treatment in Seo... Read More

Star of France's political right serves red meat to US conservative conference

(NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.) --  After laying low for a year following her aunt’s humiliating election defeat, French hard-right firebrand Marion Marechal-Le Pen came roaring back at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, with a ... Read More

'I see children in pieces': Airstrikes pound besieged Damascus suburb, hundreds dead

(NEW YORK) --  After filming an airstrike on a hospital in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, Syria, cameraman Diaa al-Din Samout checked on his uncle’s home next door. He found the building completely destroyed –- and worried that his 73-ye... Read More

Living in a 'nightmare': Airstrike interrupts Syrian activist's interview with ABC News

(NEW YORK) --  A Syrian media activist living in a besieged Damascus suburb said residents there feel like they are living in a nightmare -- describing nonstop bombardment that was clearly audible as he spoke with ABC News.

"Every day peo... Read More

2 paintings given to Argentine countess from Salvador Dali himself in the 1930s up for auction

(NEW YORK) --  Two rare Salvador Dali paintings are being put up for auction for the first time since the 1930s, when Dali himself gave them to an Argentine countess.

The pieces have been in the same "prominent" family ever since, accordi... Read More

Nigerian officials apologize as dozens of schoolgirls remain missing after suspected Boko Haram attack

(NEW YORK) --  Three days after suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked a school in northeast Nigeria and kidnapped dozens of schoolgirls, local officials have apologized to parents for mistakenly announcing that some of the students had been res... Read More