June 27, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary urges allies to condemn Iran, join maritime security effort to protect Strait of Hormuz

Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper urged European allies on Thursday to publicly condemn Iran's actions and join a new U.S.-proposed maritime security effort to protect the Strait of Hormuz, after a series of attacks on tankers and the shoot down of a American drone in that strategic waterway. His comments come as Iran is expected to breach the agreed upon cap on its enriched uranium stockpile. During a news conference at the NATO D..
June 27, 2019

American shark attack death ‘extremely rare and deeply tragic,’ expert says

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Shark attacks in the Bahamas have been described as “extremely rare” a marine biologist told ABC News; as the family of the American woman who died in an attack Wednesday wait to hear when her body can be returned to the US. Jordan Lindsey, 21, of Torrance, California, was swimming in waters near Rose Island when she was bitten by multiple sharks, local police said in a statement on Wednesday. Investigators said they believe that three sharks were involved in the attack, whic..
June 27, 2019

Report: Woman ‘detained’ in connection with murder of American doctor in Belize

iStock(BELMOPAN, Belize) -- The investigation into the double murder of an American doctor and his local guide in Belize has made progress, according to a local news station. Police have "detained" a woman who allegedly was close with the guide, the station, News 5 Belize, reported Wednesday. The guide, Mario Graniel, had been hired to take Dr. Gary Swank fishing while the U.S. doctor was on vacation when they both were fatally shot. Swank was a victim of circumstance as Graniel "had a misunders..
June 27, 2019

Five things to watch: Trump’s trip to Japan and South Korea

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's foreign policy challenges take center stage on Thursday as he arrives in Asia to attend the G-20 economic summit in Japan, before continuing on for a visit to South Korea. The president's trip comes amid heightened tensions with Iran -- just days after he called off a military strike there -- as he seeks to make a deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping to curb a raging trade war, and with no appare..