October 30, 2019

Alleging ‘lawless misconduct,’ parents of UK teen killed in crash involving US diplomat’s wife, set to sue Trump administration

ABC News(LONDON) -- The parents of a British teenager killed in a crash that is said to have involved an American diplomat's wife are planning to sue the Trump administration for lawless misconduct and a cover-up, according to a spokesperson for the family. Harry Dunn was riding his motorcycle along a roadway in the village of Croughton, England, on the night of Aug. 27, when a car traveling in the opposite direction on the wrong side of the road hit him head-on. The 19-year-old was taken t..
October 30, 2019

Duchess Meghan thanks UK Parliament member for letter of support from female lawmakers

NataliaCatalina/iStock(LONDON) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, delivered a personal message of thanks to the U.K. Parliament member who organized a letter of support signed by more than 70 female members of Parliament. Holly Lynch of the Labour Party, told ABC News' Maggie Rulli that Duchess Meghan called her Wednesday morning to offer her thanks for the open letter to the duchess that begins by saying, in part, "We wanted to express our solidarity with you." Lynch said that Meghan, 38, t..
October 30, 2019

Protests force Chile to cancel summit where Trump planned to meet China’s president

shaadjutt/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Chile’s president said Wednesday that ongoing protests have forced him to cancel a summit next month at which President Donald Trump planned to sign an interim trade agreement with China's President Xi Jingping. The South American nation was due to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in its capital, Santiago, on Nov. 16 and 17. Trump planned to meet Xi at the gathering, where the White House hoped the two leaders would sign what Trump has ..
October 30, 2019

Grenfell report says there were ‘systemic failings’ in emergency response to blaze

Paul Williamson/iStock(LONDON) -- A long-awaited report into the Grenfell Tower fire has claimed that there were “systemic failings” in the response of emergency services to the blaze and “many more lives” could have been saved. An inquiry led by lawmaker Sir Martin Moore-Bick concluded that the decision to evacuate the tower block should have been made earlier, but that the firefighters who attended the scene “deserve the gratitude of the local community and London as a whole.” “The bravery a..