June 13, 2019

Amanda Knox returns to Italy for first time since her acquittal

Paula Lobo/ABC(ROME) -- Amanda Knox arrived in Italy Thursday for the first time since her 2015 acquittal in a years-long murder case there. Knox will take part in a three-day conference on criminal law in Italy, according to the conference's organizers. She landed at an airport in Milan, in the country's north, emerging to a throng of reporters. The Italy Innocence Project, founded in 2013, is a non-profit organization that studies issues related to wrongful convictions in Italy and..
June 13, 2019

US sends envoy to Sudan to defuse crisis amid reports of rapes during military crackdown

pawel.gaul/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. said on Wednesday that a new special envoy for Sudan has been named to lead diplomatic efforts to resolve a political crisis in that country, two months after its repressive leader was forced from power by mass protests. The increased U.S. involvement comes after a major crackdown on protest camps in the capital Khartoum last week, during which militias with ties to the ruling military authorities raped at least 70 people, according to a doctors' gr..
June 13, 2019

After backing down over journalist, Russian police arrest hundreds at protest

Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- A day after Russian police dropped charges against a prominent journalist following an unprecedented public outcry, police in Moscow arrested more than 400 demonstrators who took to the streets to demand accountability and call for the release of other prisoners. The protest was announced before police abruptly dropped drug charges against Ivan Golunov in the face of mounting pressure and an unprecedented show of solidarity by Russia’s journal..
June 13, 2019

Dominican Republic working ‘to reinforce’ food and beverage standards in wake of tourist deaths

ufuka/iStock(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic) -- Dominican officials are working to reinforce the island’s food and beverage safety standards amid a rash of mysterious deaths involving American tourists at luxury resorts. The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism issued a statement on Wednesday urging potential visitors to put the recent incidents in context and highlighting the FBI’s role in the investigations. “The ministry’s most important responsibilities are to ensure that the highest ..