November 5, 2019

Ukrainian journalists on fear, frustrations reporting home country

Kaitlyn Folmer(NEW YORK) -- Ukrainian investigative reporters Anna Babinets and Nastya Stanko spoke to ABC News in the latest episode of the podcast "The Investigation" about their shared fear and frustration in reporting from their home country and a distrust of President Donald Trump. "The Investigation" co-hosts Chris Vlasto and John Santucci interviewed the two journalists who are recipients of the 2019 International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Courage in Journalism award. Babinets, 35,..
November 5, 2019

US Navy rear admiral to ABC News’ David Muir: ‘The Russians are very active and we’re active with them’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Deep in the waters of the eastern Mediterranean, the USS Florida lurks, with its steady, "silent eyes." "Do you have company here in the Mediterranean?" asked ABC News anchor David Muir who was given rare access recently as he spent 24 hours traveling with the crew aboard the submarine. "We do have plenty of company. The Russians are very active and we're active with them," said U.S. Navy Rear Adm. William Houston, who is currently serving as deputy commander of the U...
November 4, 2019

US officially begins Paris climate deal withdrawal

baona/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the historic Paris climate accord on Monday, a move that will take effect one year later, on Nov. 4, 2020 -- the day after the 2020 elections. The formal notification comes over two years after President Donald Trump announced he would pull the U.S. out of the agreement, criticizing it as imposing an unfair burden on the U.S. and doing little to halt climate change-causing emissions from othe..
November 4, 2019

40 years after US embassy seizure, Iran’s youth have mixed feelings

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Forty years ago, student followers of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran’s Islamic revolution, took the American embassy in Tehran by storm, capturing diplomats working there and holding the group of more than 50 hostage for 444 days. Today the embassy seizure continues to divide Iran’s youth. For some young people it still resonates; they say the students who participated in the action made the best decision they could at the time. Others, however, q..