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SOS message saves men stranded on tiny, uninhabited island

By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(LONDON) -- Three men have been rescued from a remote, uninhabited island in the Micronesia archipelago after writing "SOS" in the sand, authorities said.The unnamed sailors had been missing in the western Pacific Ocean for nearly three days when their giant message outlined on the beach…... Read More

Defense analysts on addressing reports of Russian bounties

By: ERIC MOLLO, ABC News(NEW YORK) – In an interview with “Axios on HBO” that aired Monday night, President Trump says he “never discussed” reports of Russia offering bounties to Taliban militants for the killing of US soldiers during a recent conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin. The New York…... Read More

Duchess Meghan celebrates 39th birthday amid new life in California

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, turns 39 years old Tuesday.The California native, who wed Prince Harry in 2018, is expected to celebrate her birthday in private with Harry and their 1-year-old son Archie. The family of three now live in the Los…... Read More

Hong Kong legislative elections postponed, democrats cry foul

BY: BRITT CLENNETT AND KARSON YIU, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- In a politically turbulent Hong Kong, the decision to postpone legislative elections for the first time since the city’s return to China is likely to fan flames even further.Citing a recent surge in coronavirus cases, Chief Executive Carrie Lam…... Read More

US ramps up sanctions over Uighur abuses with penalties on powerful Chinese paramilitary group

By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- One million Chinese Muslims have gone missing and are believed to be inside these camps, which look like a college campus. There is evidence the camps were modified before scheduled visits.The U.S. has sanctioned a powerful Chinese paramilitary organization in the country's western province,…... Read More

Iranian and Turkish women join black-and-white Instagram challenge

By SOMAYEH MALEKIAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Iranian Instagram feeds have been overrun with black-and-white photos of women joining an international online campaign against gender-based violence, using the hashtags #WomenSupportWomen and #ChallengeAccepted.The campaign follows an outcry against a number of high-profile "honor killings" in Iran over the last two months.…... Read More

Russia jails 2nd ex-US Marine Trevor Reed for 9 years amid criticism trials are political

BY: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(MOSCOW) -- A Moscow court has sentenced a second former U.S. Marine to a long jail term in a trial that has fueled concerns the American ex-servicemen may have been targeted in Russia for political reasons.Trevor Reed, a 29-year-old from Texas, was sentenced to nine years…... Read More

US taps new Arctic envoy amid increased competition, environmental damage from climate change

By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. State Department has named a new special envoy for the Arctic amid increased competition with Russia and China for influence in the region, which is facing some of the most damaging effects of climate change.The new coordinator for the Arctic is the…... Read More

Discovery related to Van Gogh's last painting may shed light on his suicide

By IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News(PARIS) -- One hundred and thirty years after the death of Vincent Van Gogh, a researcher with the Van Gogh Institute has made a discovery in an old postcard that sheds new light on the famous Dutch painter's final hours -- and perhaps even his suicide.Wouter…... Read More

US to withdraw 12,000 troops from Germany

By LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The United States is removing nearly 12,000 American troops from Germany and will move the headquarters of U.S. European Command from Germany to Belgium in a major repositioning of forces that the Pentagon says is intended to increase the deterrence of Russia but that…... Read More

Princess Anne coaches her mom, Queen Elizabeth, on video call

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(LONDON) -- Queen Elizabeth was coached by her daughter on how to do a video call while working from home during the coronavirus lockdown, proving again that royals are just like us.The queen got technological help from her daughter Princess Anne on a video call the…... Read More

'A perfect storm': Lebanon becomes 1st country in Middle East and North Africa to enter hyperinflation

BY: IBTISSEM GUENFOUD(BEIRUT) -- Lebanon could face its biggest crisis since its Civil War, economists are warning as the country's currency hits new lows.Lebanon is now the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to see its inflation rate exceed 50% for 30 consecutive days, according to Steve…... Read More

Agriculture officials warn not to open unsolicited packages of seeds labeled from China

BY: STEPHANIE EBBS and CHRISTINA CARREGA(NEW YORK) -- Officials in at least 15 states across the country have issued warnings for residents not to plant unsolicited packages of seeds delivered through the mail and labeled as coming from China.The United States Department of Agriculture, the Department of Homeland Security, and…... Read More

More than 50% of nation's counterfeit COVID-19 goods coming from China: Officials

By LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- More than 50% of the nation’s counterfeit COVID-19 goods found since “Operation Stolen Promise” was launched 100 days ago came from China, according to Homeland Security Investigations, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security."Fifty-six percent of our seizures are coming from either China…... Read More