August 16, 2018

With large-scale attacks, is the Taliban experiencing a resurgence?

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- A series of high-profile Taliban attacks throughout Afghanistan this week that killed at least 200 Afghan security forces have raised questions about whether those forces can contain what appears to be a resurgent Taliban. The attacks come at a time when U.S. officials had indicated that the Trump administration's South Asia Strategy had created progress toward peace talks to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan. The string of violence began last Friday with a highl..
August 16, 2018

As Venezuela crumbles, exodus reaches record level

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- When two full salaries, including her own as a lead nurse at a major hospital, weren't enough to get through one week in Venezuela, Karen Hurtado decided the time had come to leave her country for an uncertain -- but perhaps better -- future abroad. The thought of leaving first came when eating meat became an increasingly rare luxury, and her full salary wasn't enough to cover her son's transportation to school. "Our hands were tied," Hurtado told ABC News. ..
August 15, 2018

Survivors of Italy bridge collapse share dramatic tales of escape

iStock/Thinkstock(GENOA, Italy) -- As the death toll continues to climb from a highway bridge collapse in northwest Italy, survivors spoke to reporters about how they managed to escape the catastrophe unscathed. Afifi Idriss, a Moroccan lorry driver, said he was driving on the Morandi Bridge in the port city of Genoa when a vast section of it buckled Tuesday. Idriss, 39, told Agence France-Presse he managed to bring his vehicle to a halt just in time, as dozens of cars and three trucks ahead of ..
August 15, 2018

London authorities mull making car-free area around Houses of Parliament after alleged terror attack

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The morning after a 29-year-old man allegedly crashed his silver Ford Fiesta outside the Houses of Parliament, authorities are discussing the possibility of making the area a car-free zone. Speaking on Wednesday to Sky News, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said "there may well be a case" for making parts of Westminster pedestrian-only. "We've got to do that carefully. We shouldn't just take an on-the-hoof response to what was a very disturbing inc..