October 17, 2019

‘Don’t be a tough guy’: President Trump sent threatening letter to Turkish President Erdogan on day of invasion

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump admonished the president of Turkey in a surreal personal letter sent last week in which he threatened to be "responsible for destroying the Turkish economy" and said his fellow leader should not be "a tough guy" or a "fool." The letter was first reported by Fox News and later confirmed as accurate to ABC News by a senior administration official. The date of the letter, Oct. 9, is the same day Turkey launched its incursion against Kurdish forces who ..
October 16, 2019

Protests continue for supporters of Catalan Independence

donfiore/iStock(BARCELONA, Spain) -- Violent protests have been underway in Catalonia after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan leaders to long prison sentences. Many people in Catalonia have long sought independence from Spain to form a new European nation. The protests broke out into riots on Tuesday when over 40,000 people took to the streets. Spain's government said it would do whatever it takes to stop the violence and issued the statement that it "will act, if needed, wi..
October 16, 2019

American prosecutor gunned down in Micronesia had ‘most dangerous job’ on the tiny island

Simon Hammerling speaks to ABC News in a Skype interview, Oct. 15, 2019. (ABC News)(LONDON) — Simon Hammerling was at home on Monday evening baking brownies with a child he and his wife were helping to take care of when he heard three loud gunshots. He ran outside to find one of their dogs shot dead in their car and his wife, Rachelle Bergeron, slumped over on the ground by the side of their house on Yap, an island group in the Federated States of Micronesia. "I just kind of fell by her, not rea..
October 16, 2019

Pope Francis calls for better nutrition access on UN World Food Day

DorSteffen/iStock(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis highlighted nutrition inequality on the U.N.'s World Food Day, pointing out that rich countries and poor countries suffer from obesity for different reasons. “It is a cruel, unjust and paradoxical reality that, today, there is food for everyone and yet not everyone has access to it,” Francis said in a statement Wednesday. He noted that in low-income countries, people “eat little but increasingly poorly.” Obesity, which is a risk factor for con..