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..
September 20, 2019

Trump to welcome Australian prime minister at special state visit

Deejpilot/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has used the Rose Garden at the White House for major policy announcements, Medal of Honor ceremonies, impromptu press conferences and as a backdrop for Twitter videos, but on Friday the first lady will steal it for an evening of al fresco dining in honor of Australia. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be the second foreign leader honored with a rare state visit to the White House since Trump took office. The day will begin with ..