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'Out of the lion's mouth': How American Gaylen Grandstaff finally got out of Russia after years falsely jailed

By: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MOSCOW) -- Standing at border control in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in early April, Gaylen Grandstaff wasn't sure what was about to happen.A 53-year-old American from Texas, Grandstaff had been trapped in Russia for almost three years, stuck in a nightmare because of a cleaning product.Falsely…... Read More

Melania Trump statue in Slovenia torched, artist wants to speak with arsonists

By DRAGANA JOVANOVIC, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As President Donald Trump has vowed to punish those who destroy monuments in the U.S., a wooden sculpture of American first lady Melania Trump, near her hometown in Slovenia, was torched on July 4.Authorities don't know who torched the life-size statue, carved by…... Read More

US sanctions Chinese officials over Uighur abuses

(WASHINGTON) -- BY: CONOR FINNEGANIn a historic step, the Trump administration has sanctioned four Chinese officials and a regional security agency for the Chinese government's repressive campaign against ethnic minorities.The economic penalties and visa bans come on the same day that the White House confirmed it is finalizing a ban…... Read More

ICU in Bergamo, Italy, finally COVID-free after 'nightmare'

(BERGAMO, Italy) -- BY: PHOEBE NATANSONPapa Giovanni XXIII, the main hospital in Bergamo, Italy, has declared its intensive care unit COVID-free some 137 days after the first novel coronavirus patient was admitted.When the announcement was made on Wednesday, hospital directors and staff members marked the occasion by remembering the victims…... Read More

Seoul mayor found dead after being reported missing

By JOOHEE CHO and ELLA TORRES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The mayor of South Korea's capital, Seoul, was found dead early morning Friday local time, a rescue squad member told ABC News.Mayor Park Won-soon was reported missing Thursday by his daughter, according to officials.The rescue squad member, Shin Joon-Yong, said…... Read More

Russia accuses former defense reporter of treason in growing crackdown on journalists

By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(MOSCOW) -- The arrest of a highly regarded former journalist has set off major outcry among independent media outlets in Russia, which are calling the government's latest actions part of a burgeoning crackdown.Ivan Safronov, accused of spying for the Czech Republic and United States, was arrested…... Read More

One dead after 65-foot crane collapses onto house in London, search and rescue underway

By GUY DAVIES, ABC News(LONDON) -- One person died and a least four were injured when a 65-foot crane collapsed onto an under-development apartment block in London on Wednesday.The person who died, who has not been identified, was found and died at the scene, according to the London Ambulance Service.Of…... Read More

US general confident Iraqis will ask American troops remain in Iraq

By LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News(BAGHDAD) -- The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East is expressing confidence that talks with Iraq will keep U.S. military troops in that country. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, visited Baghdad on Tuesday and met with new Iraqi Prime Minister…... Read More

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

By JACK ARNHOLZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's 65-year-old president who has consistently minimized the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, announced Tuesday that he tested positive for coronavirus.Appearing on live television, the far-right president said he took a coronavirus test Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature."I…... Read More

Hunger-striking American citizen released from Egyptian prison

(NEW YORK) -- BY: HATEM MAHERA hunger-striking medical student from New Jersey was released from a Cairo jail after serving more than a year in pre-trial detention for holding aloft a sign that read "Freedom to All Prisoners" in the iconic Tahrir Square, the human rights advocacy group that represents…... Read More

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong speaks out on national security law

By BRITT CLENNETT, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- While Hong Kong’s new national security law may have caused some well-known activists to flee the city or censor what they say, Joshua Wong appears to be standing his ground."We will never give up and surrender to Beijing,” said Wong today outside a…... Read More