July 21, 2018

Pentagon announces $200 million in aid to Ukraine

PeterHermesFurian/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Defense announced $200 million in security cooperation funds to be sent to Ukraine less than one week after President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The funds are to be used for "additional training, equipment and advisory efforts to build the defensive capacity of Ukraine's forces," the DOD says. That funds are part of a long-standing relationship between the U.S. and Ukraine, including more than ..
July 20, 2018

Rare video shows last surviving member of Amazonian tribe

Ildo Frazao/iStock/Thinkstock(TANARU, Brazil) -- Rare video released from a government agency in Brazil shows footage of a lone survivor of an Amazonian tribe who has been living alone for 22 years. The Guaporé Ethno-Environmental Protection Front has been monitoring the man and, without ever speaking to him, has been helping to ensure that he is protected from all external threats, according to Fundação Nacional do Índio, or FUNAI, a Brazilian government agency that protects the interests and c..
July 20, 2018

Vietnam releases, deports American after more than a month in detention

hansslegers/iStock/Thinkstock(HANOI, Vietnam) -- Vietnam has convicted an American who was beaten and detained by police during a protest last month and expelled him from the country. But after he was held for 40 days in custody, it was welcome news for Will Nguyen, his family, and the U.S., which had pushed Vietnamese officials for his release. "WILL IS COMING HOME!!!" happily declared a Facebook group called "Free Will Nguyen" and run by his family after a Vietnamese court made the decision Fr..
July 20, 2018

Angela Merkel criticizes US tariffs, says she doesn’t see US as a foe

Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images(BERLIN) -- Speaking to reporters at her annual summer press conference, German Chancellor Angela Merkel opined on U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and other newsworthy topics. Merkel addressed President Trump's comments earlier in the week that the European Union was a foe of the United States. "We have to get over it," Merkel said, "because we see the U.S. as a very important partner." She did acknowledge President Trump'..