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Putin defends Trump, rails against US foreign relations in marathon annual press conference

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- At his annual end-of-year press conference, a marathon question and answer session where he takes questions for hours, Russian president Vladimir again dismissed suspicions ...

4 children killed after school bus, train collide in France

iStock/Thinkstock (PARIS) -- A regional train and a school bus collided in southern France Thursday, killing four children and injuring more than a dozen others. The incident occurred at ...

Grenfell Tower fire victims' national memorial in London attended by 1,500, including high officials

Kate Green/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (LONDON) -- Holding white roses and photographs of their loved ones, families of the victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire gathered for a ...

US military orders new investigation after report that Army Special Forces killed Somali civilians

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Two weeks after a media report alleging that U.S. Army Special Forces were involved in the killing of unarmed civilians in Somalia, the head of U.S. ...

Putin calls Russia-US contacts 'all invented' in annual press conference

ABCNews.com (MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin took a page out of the playbook of President Donald Trump on Thursday by referring to allegations of contact between U.S. and ...

Rodman on his relationship with Kim Jong Un: 'He treats me as a friend'

ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Retired NBA player Dennis Rodman sat down for an interview with "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Wednesday to discuss his controversial relationship ...

A New Era of Friendship...

(LONDON) --  iStock/Thinkstock "The new embassy signifies a new era of friendship between our two countries," U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson announced to reporters Wednesday at the press preview ...

Congress skips chance to kill Iran deal, leaves decision to Trump

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- When President Donald Trump announced two months ago that he would not certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, he automatically triggered a 60-day review period ...

Marine Corps apologizes after aircraft part falls on Japanese school again

NHK News (OKINAWA, Japan) -- For the second time in less than a week, a part from a U.S. military aircraft has fallen on a school in Okinawa, Japan.A ...

Meghan Markle to join Prince Harry, royal family for Christmas Day service

Karwai Tang/WireImage (LONDON) -- Meghan Markle will join Prince Harry and other members of the royal family at Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth's estate, on Christmas Day, Kensington Palace said Wednesday."You ...

Landmarks across the globe lit blue and white for Hanukkah's first night

ABC (NEW YORK) -- Buildings and bridges across the world were bathed in blue and white light Tuesday night in honor of the first night of Hanukkah.From New York ...

Tillerson to North Korea: ‘We're ready’ to meet ‘without precondition’

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) --  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. is "ready to talk any time North Korea would like to talk ... without precondition," in a surprising ...

Russia will allow its Olympic athletes to compete as neutral after ban

iStock/Thinkstock (MOSCOW) -- Russia’s Olympic Committee has voted to back a plan for its athletes to compete at 2018 Winter Olympics under a neutral flag. The move means that ...

Imprisoned Paralympian Oscar Pistorius 'bruised' from inmate fight over phone use, officials say

iStock/Thinkstock (JOHANNESBERG) -- Paralympic athlete and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was apparently bruised in a prison fight over a telephone, South African prison authorities said today. No serious injuries ...

Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas that have been banned since the 1980s, says crown prince

iStock/Thinstock (RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- Cinemas are set to open in Saudi Arabia in March 2018 for the first time since they were banned in in the early 1980s, ...

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