December 2, 2019

Vigils held for victims of London Bridge terror attack

nazarethman/iStock(LONDON) -- Dozens of people gathered in central London on Monday morning to pay tribute to the victims of a terror attack that unfolded near London Bridge on Friday. Jack Merritt, 25, of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, and Saskia Jones, 23, of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, were stabbed to death while attending a prisoner rehabilitation conference on Friday afternoon, according to London's Metropolitan Police Service. Merritt and Jones were both graduates of the Universit..
December 2, 2019

Trump, world leaders to celebrate NATO at 70 but divisions will also be on display

vistoff/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump departs for London on Monday to attend a NATO leaders meeting that is designed to showcase the continued strength of the alliance 70 years after its establishment. But the gathering will also put the political strains within the alliance on public display. Trump, who once famously declared NATO to be "obsolete" only to later say is was "no longer obsolete," has disrupted the status quo within the organization over the last three years. His mo..
December 2, 2019

Death toll from Samoa measles outbreak rises to 53, mostly young children

Hailshadow/iStock(LONDON) -- The death toll from a growing measles outbreak on the small Pacific island of Samoa has topped 50. Since the Samoan government declared a national measles epidemic in late October, at least 53 people -- nearly all children -- have died from the highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease. Most of them are children under the age of 4. Samoa's Ministry of Health has recorded a total of 3,728 measles cases in the islands' population of around 200,000 sinc..
December 2, 2019

Mexican authorities arrest ‘several individuals’ related to ambush that killed 9 Americans

Milan Markovic/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Mexican authorities announced Sunday they had arrested "several individuals" connected to the ambush and cold-blooded murders of nine U.S. citizens, including many young children, in Chihuahua state on Nov. 4. The Attorney General's Office of the Republic (FGR) made the announcement in a press release, but offered few details as to who was arrested, or even how many. "With the participation of the Mexican Army, the Mexican Navy, the Federal Ministerial Po..