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December 22, 2018

Pence canceled North Korea human rights speech with Trump admin concerned about talks

Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images(WASHINGON) -- Vice President Mike Pence was expected to give a speech on North Korea's human rights abuses last week, adding firepower to an announcement of new sanctions and the release of a report on dictator Kim Jong Un's brutal rule. But the speech was scrapped amid tensions in U.S.-North Korean talks over the regime's nuclear weapons program. An official in Pence's office said the cancellation was because of a scheduling conflict. But anothe..
December 21, 2018

The Marshall Islands: A nation that fears it’s on the brink of extinction

(ABC) The Marshall Island's capital city of Majuro is only 300 feet wide in most places.(MAJURO, Marshall Islands) -- The Marshall Islands, a tiny nation of islands and atolls located between Hawaii and Australia, are in a fight for survival. In a battle between man and nature, officials say climate change is threatening the islands' existence. The most extreme predictions say that rising sea levels could make the nation uninhabitable as soon as 2030. The capital city of Majuro is only..
December 21, 2018

Pope Francis vows church will never again cover up clergy sex abuse

Vatican Pool/Getty Images(ROME) -- In his annual Christmas address to the Roman Curia Friday morning, Pope Francis spoke about sexual abuse by priests and acknowledged that his church has failed to take the problem seriously. Francis vowed that, going forward, the Catholic hierarchy would never cover up or dismiss cases again and would “spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice whosoever has committed such crimes.” The pope urged sexual abuse victims to speak out and not be..
December 21, 2018

London’s Gatwick Airport closes again due to suspected drone sighting after brief opening

william87/iStock(LONDON) -- London's second-largest airport is grounding flights again after another suspected drone sighting on Friday. Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday morning, just to temporarily suspend the airfield in the early evening, a spokeswoman confirms to ABC News. A drone was reported to have been seen at 5:10 p.m. The airport had already been closed for 26 hours straight this week, one of the year’s busiest days for air travel, with cancellations that affected more than 110,..