1,600 people evacuated due to flash floods in the south of France

(NEW YORK) -- Heavy rains in the southeast of France caused flash flooding and led to the evacuation of 1,600 people in the Ardèche, Gard and Drôme regions for precautionary measures Thursday.

In the Gard region, where strong ... Read More

Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills dozens of children on bus in Yemen

(SAADA, Yemen) -- An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Thursday morning killed at least 50 people including dozens of children traveling on a bus in the country’s Saada Province, local health officials said.

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Ship carrying 87 rescued migrants finally docks in Spanish port

(ALGECIRAS, Spain) -- The migrant rescue ship Open Arms arrived in the Spanish port of Algericas Thursday morning carrying 87 people who had been rescued off the coast of Libya a week ago, a spokesperson for the Spanish NGO told ABC.

All 8... Read More

Dog DNA used to track down owners who don't clean up after their pets

(MALNATE, Italy) -- Officials in the small Italian town of Malnate have a novel approach to finding out which dog owners don't clean up after their pets: use the dog's DNA.

Earlier this year Malnate's environmental department asked all dog... Read More

Kremlin calls new Trump sanctions 'unacceptable'

(MOSCOW) -- The Kremlin has condemned as “unacceptable” new sanctions imposed by the Trump administration on Russia over Moscow's alleged involvement in the poisoning of a former Russian double agent.

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Rand Paul says he delivered a letter from Trump to Putin

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Rand Paul announced on Wednesday that he "was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to Vladimir Putin's administration" that he said addressed topics ranging from counterterrorism to "resuming cultural exchanges."
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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley visits Venezuela border, announces $9 million in humanitarian aid

(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- The United States on Wednesday announced nearly $9 million in aid to help those fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, days after Venezuela's president said the United States was home to financiers of what he has called... Read More

The Parker Solar Probe will give NASA its closest look ever at the sun

(NEW YORK) -- NASA is launching a mission to get closer than its ever gotten before to the sun, its corona and solar wind. The mission, called Parker Solar Probe, will launch Saturday.

Here is what you need to know about the Parker Solar P... Read More

South Koreans eat 'bingsu' shaved ice to beat record heat

(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- It's been a record hot summer in South Korea and locals are turning to a sweet treat to beat the heat: "bingsu," or shaved ice.

There are so many varieties of bingsu and most contain sweet red beans and sweetened ... Read More

Thailand grants citizenship to some of the boys and coach rescued from cave

(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- Three of the boys and a soccer coach rescued from a cave in Thailand last month have been granted citizenship, Thailand’s foreign ministry told ABC News Wednesday.

All four had previously been stateless, bu... Read More

US to hit Russia with new sanctions after poisoning of former Russian double agent and daughter

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration has determined Russia violated a law prohibiting the use of chemical or biological weapons and is imposing mandatory sanctions in response to the assassination attempt by nerve agent on UK citizens Sergei and ... Read More

US declines to take sides in heated Saudi, Canadian fight over human rights

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. is declining to take sides between Saudi Arabia and Canada after the Middle Eastern nation's extraordinary reaction to Canada's condemnation of the arrest of a Saudi Arabian human rights activist.

Saudi officials r... Read More

US officials to dodge Iraqi import laws by sending painkillers in diplomatic mail

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. government has apparently resorted to packing powerful painkillers in diplomatic pouches usually reserved for sensitive documents in order to circumvent import laws in Iraq and ensure paramilitary medics are well-stocked in c... Read More

Europe battles wildfires amid massive heat wave

(LONDON) -- Europe is still experiencing a major heat wave, but forecasters promise some respite over the next 24 hours as rain in Scandinavia and thunderstorms across the United Kingdom help bring temperatures down.

In Portugal, an oppres... Read More