September 20, 2019

Amnesty International accuses Hong Kong police of beating, torturing protesters

LewisTsePuiLung/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Amnesty International has documented "reckless and indiscriminate tactics" used by the Hong Kong police in responding to 15 weeks of anti-government protests. The London-based human rights group claims detained protesters have been tortured, too. “The Hong Kong police’s heavy-handed crowd-control response on the streets has been live-streamed for the world to see. Much less visible is the plethora of police abuses against protesters that take place out of s..
September 20, 2019

British military rugby team apologizes after visiting controversial shrine for war criminals in Japan

Ismailciydem/iStock(TOKYO) -- A British military rugby team on tour in Japan has apologized for visiting a controversial military shrine honoring Japanese soldiers, among them war criminals. The U.K. Armed Forces Rugby team is in Japan for the 3rd International Defence Force Rugby Cup, which overlaps with the Rugby World Cup. The team has been keeping their fans updated on their progress in the tournament with photos and videos on social media but it was a photo of one of their down-time activit..
September 20, 2019

Beijing’s new ‘starfish’ airport set to open

ansonmiao/iStock(BEIJING) -- Beijing’s new massive international airport nicknamed “The Starfish” is set to officially open its doors on Sept. 30. But the first commercial test flights were already scheduled for Friday. Officially called Beijing Daxing International Airport with the airport code PKX, the airport has been five years in the making. It's opening just in time for Oct. 1, the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule. The new airport is expected to relieve some of operational pre..
September 20, 2019

Trump: ‘Nothing wrong’ with Ukraine call sources say is focus of intel complaint

MicroStockHub/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's phone call with a foreign leader that has become the focus of a complaint to the director of national intelligence's inspector general involved Ukraine, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News. Trump reacted Friday, tweeting, "there was nothing said wrong, it was pitch perfect!" According to a readout released from the White House, Trump spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25 "to congratu..