May 31, 2018

Ukraine criticized for ‘dead’ journalist subterfuge

iStock/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) -- One day after the Russian reporter Arkady Babchenko was stunningly revealed to be alive, Ukraine has been criticized over the surreal special operation its security services carried out to fake his death in order to thwart, they said, a real Russian plot to murder him. Babchenko on Tuesday was announced dead, found in a pool of blood by his wife after being shot three times in his apartment building. The apparent murder devastated his friends, and prompted an ..
May 31, 2018

President Trump to implement steel and aluminum tariffs against EU, Canada and Mexico

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Thursday morning that the U.S. will move forward in implementing steel and aluminum tariffs against the E.U., Canada and Mexico that were unveiled this past March, rather than extending a Friday deadline that had exempted allies from the tariffs. The move follows a breakdown in talks the Trump administration’s economic team held with European partners in Paris this week, and threatens to potentially roil global markets and..
May 30, 2018

Top US diplomat for Asia on ropes ahead of North Korea summit

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The fate of the U.S.'s top diplomat for Asia remains in limbo two weeks ahead of the expected historic summit with North Korea. In one of his first major personnel moves as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo is expected to withdraw the nomination of Susan Thornton for Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, three sources with knowledge of the matter told ABC News. Thornton is a career Foreign Service officer with 20 years of experience ..
May 30, 2018

Russian opposition journalist shot dead at home in Kiev; Kremlin denies involvement

iStock/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) -- In a stunning twist, a well-known Russian journalist who Ukrainian authorities said was shot and killed in the capital of Kiev Tuesday showed up alive Wednesday, with Ukrainian security services saying they faked his death. Arkady Babchenko, a celebrated war reporter who fled his home country last year amid a campaign of intimidation, was said to have been killed at his his apartment building in Kiev he appeared at a press conference Wednesday. Authorities sa..