December 16, 2018

‘Yellow vest’ protests in France draw fewer demonstrators, less violence in latest round of weekend demonstrations

ABC News(PARIS) -- Protesters from the "yellow vest" movement hit the streets in France for the fifth straight Saturday, but the number of demonstrators was significantly smaller than in previous weekends. There were 33,500 protesters in France -- and 2,200 in Paris -- as of Saturday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Interior minister told ABC News. At the same time last Saturday, they were 77,000 total across the whole country and 10,000 in its capital. Police fired small amounts of tear gas to..
December 16, 2018

South Sudan marks 5 years of vicious civil war

SUMY SADURNI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The world's youngest nation on Saturday marked five years of vicious war in an ongoing conflict that is affecting millions of people, many of them children. South Sudan is home to the largest refugee crisis in Africa and the third largest in the world, after Syria and Afghanistan, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Sixty-five percent of South Sudanese refugees are under the age of 18. Not long after gainin..
December 16, 2018

Family of 7-year-old girl who died while in border patrol custody calls for ‘thorough’ investigation

John Moore/Getty Images(EL PASO, Texas) -- The family of the 7-year-old girl who died while in border patrol custody is calling for a "transparent and neutral investigation" into the circumstances that led to her death, attorneys representing her heartbroken family said in a statement Saturday. The tragic death of Jakelin Caal Maquin, who was just five days past her birthday when she died after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this month, should be investigated within "nationally recogni..
December 15, 2018

‘Yellow vest’ protests in France draw fewer demonstrators, less violence

Pierre Suu/Getty Images(PARIS) -- Protesters from the "yellow vest" movement hit the streets in France for the fifth straight Saturday, but the number of demonstrators was significantly smaller than in previous weekends. There were 33,500 protesters in France -- and 2,200 in Paris -- as of Saturday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Interior minister told ABC News. At the same time last Saturday, they were 77,000 total across the whole country and 10,000 in its capital. Police fired small amounts..