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January 2, 2019

Gay community divided over their future under Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro

Bruna Prado/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- His supporters call him “The Myth.” But on Tuesday, Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency became a reality as he took office in Brazil, Latin America’s largest democracy. Bolsonaro’s supporters see him as the one who’s going to put Brazil on the right track by putting an end to corruption. But others see him as deeply divisive, having made many racist, misogynistic and homophobic remarks. For this last group of people, their future is unclear, they say. “I am scared,”..
January 2, 2019

US ambassador to Russia visits, expresses support for American detained on spying charges

SERGIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman visited a U.S. citizen detained in Russia, expressed his support for him, and offered the embassy's assistance, a State Department official told ABC News. It was a strong show of support for Paul Whelan, who was arrested on Friday by Russian authorities and accused of spying by Russia's Federal Security Service, or FSB. Whelan's twin brother, David Whelan, also confirmed that State Department offici..
January 2, 2019

Death toll in Russian building collapse climbs to 16, more than 20 missing

STR/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- The death toll from an apartment building collapse in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk has grown to 16 as rescue workers continue to search for more than 20 people still missing in the rubble. The front half of the 10-story apartment block was leveled by a suspected gas explosion on New Year’s Eve, burying dozens of people. The death toll is still expected to grow, and emergency workers recovered the bodies of two women from the wreckage on Wednesday morning. Th..
January 2, 2019

US working to get more access to American detained in Russia, Pompeo says

SERGIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday addressed concerns from family members of an American man arrested in Russia on spying charges, saying the U.S. aims to get him consular access and has requested more information from Russia on "what it is he is accused of." “We’ve made clear to the Russians our expectation, that we will learn more about charges and come to understand what it is he is accused of, and if the detention is not appropriate we wi..