January 16, 2019

Prison rights monitors briefly see detained American Paul Whelan in Russian prison, say he seems ‘healthy’ and ‘fine’

Whelan family(MOSCOW) -- Two Russian prisoner rights monitors who attempted to visit Paul Whelan, the American arrested as a spy in Russia, said they were only able to see him for a few seconds, but told ABC News that the former U.S. Marine appeared well and in good health. On Tuesday, Eva Merkacheva and Yevgeny Yenikyeyev, members of the Public Oversight Committee which monitors prisoner treatment, visited Whelan in Moscow’s Lefortovo prison -- where the American has been held since he was arre..
January 16, 2019

US troops killed in bomb blast in northern Syria

omersukrugoksu/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- American service members were killed in a bomb blast in Syria, the U.S. military confirmed Wednesday. According to a tweet from the spokesperson for the U.S.-led coalition, the unknown number of Americans were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol. "We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time," the spokesperson said. ISIS claimed responsibility for the blast, which occurred in the northern city o..
January 16, 2019

Four Americans killed, three injured in bomb blast in northern Syria

omersukrugoksu/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Four Americans, including two service members, one Department of Defense civilian, and one contractor, were killed in a bomb blast in Syria, the U.S. military confirmed Wednesday, in the deadliest attack on the U.S. military since American troops went into Syria and the first claimed by ISIS since President Donald Trump ordered a U.S. withdrawal claiming ISIS had been defeated.. Three U.S. service members were also injured by the explosion while the group was..
January 16, 2019

Theresa May survives crucial no-confidence vote amid Brexit uncertainty

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May has narrowly survived a no-confidence vote just one day after suffering a historic defeat in Parliament over her Brexit deal. The vote was scheduled by the leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, on Tuesday evening. In the end, May’s government survived to fight another day, as members of Parliament (MPs) voted in her favor by a margin of 325 to 306. This is the second no-confidence vote the prime minister has f..