June 7, 2018

Car crashes into US Embassy gates in South Korea’s capital

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- A car crashed into the gate of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, police said Thursday. South Korean police told ABC News the driver was not drunk but declined to share further details about the incident. The investigation is ongoing. South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that the driver is a 48-year-old man who allegedly told police he drove into the U.S. Embassy gate because he has "stories related to North Korea" and wants to "seek asylum in th..
June 7, 2018

LGBT group putting final touches on Pride Month fete at Antarctica’s McMurdo Station

Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Pride Month will be celebrated all the way in Antarctica this weekend, thanks to the party-planning efforts of the LGBT community at the American research center there. Although Antarctica is currently experiencing complete darkness 24 hours a day, residents at McMurdo Station are planning a celebration for Saturday, Shawn Waldron, a food-services worker there, told ABC News. "We're not so concerned with who is and isn't part of the LGBT community, tho..
June 6, 2018

192 people missing in aftermath of Guatemala volcano eruption

ABC News(GUATEMALA CITY) -- With the death toll from one of the most violent volcano eruptions in Guatemalan history climbing to 75, rescuers said hope was dwindling of finding survivors. As the Volcan de Fuego continued to belch and rumble, hundreds of rescuers in hard hats and with shovels fanned out to search for the missing, combing through ash and rock that cascaded down the volcano's steep slopes on Sunday and buried villages and vehicles. "We don't rule out the possibility of so..
June 6, 2018

Famed French climber nicknamed ‘Spiderman’ arrested 75 floors up South Korea skyscraper

ABCNews.com(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Daredevil French climber Alain Robert was arrested by South Korea police Wednesday for scaling the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, authorities said. Robert, dubbed the “French Spiderman,” was intercepted on the 75th floor of the 123-story building by police and authorities who fetched him on a maintenance cradle. "I hope it won't be that bad,” Robert, 55, said at the time of arrest. “Up to today I have loved the people of South Korea. I have been telling my fr..