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March 1, 2019

Eight found guilty in cover-up of deadly 1994 bombing of Jewish center in Argentina

Kuzma/iStock(BUENOS AIRES, Argentina) -- Almost a quarter-century has passed since the deadliest terror attack in Argentine history. The AMIA Jewish social service center building in downtown Buenos Aires was leveled by a bomb on July 18, 1994, killing 85 and wounding 150 more. On Thursday, an Argentine court found the federal judge for the original court case, two prosecutors, a police commissioner, the head of Argentina's intelligence service at the time and two top intelligence operative..
March 1, 2019

Vietnam veterans reconnect during visit to Hanoi Hilton prison: ‘It’s closure for us’

ABC News(HANOI, Vietnam) -- It was an emotional moment outside of the Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the Hanoi Hilton, recently for some Marines who'd fought in the Vietnam War, reuniting to heal some old battle wounds and to remember their fallen comrades. The men belonged to the Foxtrot 2-1 Company in the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines. They all served with that company from 1965 to 1966. Their unit lost so many men it became known as the "Ghost Battalion," they said. "It means a lot to us. It&..
March 1, 2019

Why are US, UN sanctions on North Korea critical to denuclearization talks?

Anchiy/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- In the last dozen years, the United Nations and the United States have increasingly used sanctions to further isolate the rogue nation of North Korea and U.S. officials have said the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” to enforce existing sanctions was key in pushing North Korea towards denuclearization talks with the United States. Earlier Thursday, President Donald Trump attributed the collapse of the summit with North Korea’s leader to Kim Jong Un's dem..
February 28, 2019

Why India and Pakistan are fighting in Kashmir and what’s at stake

halbergman/iStock(LONDON) -- The latest incidents between India and Pakistan in Kashmiri territory -- airstrikes carried out by both the Indian and Pakistani Air Forces, and now two downed jets and an Indian pilot in Pakistani custody -- are the latest flares in a conflict that goes all the way back to 1947. After a terrorist attack in Indian territory in Kashmir on Feb. 14 killed 40 security personnel, the India Air Force carried out an airstrike in Pakistan on Feb. 26. They claimed to be targe..