November 25, 2018

Brexit: What is it, and what are the key issues?

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- European Union leaders in Brussels have approved an agreement that lays out how the U.K. will leave the bloc, and what future relations will be like. It is now up to the U.K. to approve it, and the EU warns that the current agreement is the "only deal possible". What is "Brexit"? On June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the EU in a referendum delivered by the ruling Conservative Party. Then-Prime Minister David Cameron resigned the morning after the vote, and Theresa..
November 25, 2018

John Allen Chau detailed efforts to convert islanders to Christianity in final diary entries: ‘You guys might think I’m crazy’

ABC News(BANGKOK, Thailand) -- The American missionary who was killed by an isolated tribe on North Sentinel Island detailed his attempts to convert the tribal members to Christianity in his final diary entries before his death. In photos obtained by ABC News of the final journal entries by Josh Allen Chau before his death, he writes to his family, telling them, "You guys might think I'm crazy in all this, but I think it's worth it to declare Jesus to these people." Chau, 26, a native ..
November 25, 2018

Mexico sends mixed signals on plan to host US asylum-seekers, as Trump doubles down

ABC News(MEXICO CITY) -- After the White House declined on Saturday to deny a new report saying that President Donald Trump’s administration had reached a deal with Mexico that would require asylum-seeking migrants to wait there while their claims are decided by U.S. courts, Mexican officials denied it themselves. “There is no agreement of any sort between the incoming Mexican government and the U.S. government," future Interior Minister Olga Sanchez Cordero said in a statement reviewed by ABC ..
November 24, 2018

Paris burning: Protesters set streets on fire on 8th day of protests against rising fuel taxes

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- Paris was burning. Violence erupted on the streets of the city of lights on Saturday as about 8,000 protesters faced off against thousands of police deployed to contain the demonstrations. As angry protesters blocked streets and lit various materials on fire, including large sheets of plywood and garbage bins, police hurled tear gas and shot water cannons on the crowds, the majority of which were centered near the Champs-Elysees. Saturday was the eighth day of prot..