August 24, 2019

Paul Whelan, US prisoner in Russia, says guards injured him as his detention is extended

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- After nearly nine months in a notorious Moscow prison, the detention of U.S. citizen Paul Whelan was extended again on Friday by a Russian court despite concerns about his health and continued questions about the charges against him. Whelan, 49, is a former Marine arrested while on vacation in Russia and charged with being a spy -- something he and his family deny and the State Department has cast doubt on. In court Friday, Whelan said he had been dragged by prison guards..
August 24, 2019

President Trump discusses Amazon fires with controversial Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro

iStock/Thinkstock(BIARRITZ, France) -- President Donald Trump spoke to counterpart Jair Bolsonaro on the phone Friday, the same day the Brazilian president authorized his country's army to assist in fighting massive wildfires currently consuming parts of the Amazon rainforest. Trump says he spoke with Bolsonaro and offered U.S. assistance in fighting the Amazon fires. Scientists say the number of fires are up 84% in 2019 versus a year ago. "Just spoke with President @JairBolsonaro of Brazi..
August 23, 2019

As Trump heads to G7 summit, potential for dysfunctional ‘family reunion’

iStock(BIARRITZ, France) -- President Donald Trump flies across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday night to the ritzy coastal city of Biarritz, France, for the G7 summit, an annual gathering that could be likened to a dysfunctional family reunion. As world leaders from the Group of Seven countries, consisting of Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States descend on the peaceful resort town to discuss the global economy and other pressing issues, they, too, arrive with t..
August 23, 2019

China announces tariffs on $75 billion of US goods as Trump heads to G7 summit in France

Igor Ilnitckii/iStock(BEIJING) -- Just as President Donald Trump was preparing to meet world leaders to discuss the global economy and his trade wars, China on Friday announced it would impose tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. imports in retaliation for duty hikes the United States pledged to slap on Chinese imports starting next month. The announcement also came just before the chairman of the Federal Reserve was set to give a speech investors and analysts planned to scrutinize for signs of ..