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July 26, 2018

Greek goldsmiths on the island of Rhodes keep a dying tradition alive

Sarah Hucal/ABC News(RHODES, Greece) -- Tucked away on a cobblestone street in the medieval old town of the island of Rhodes, Greece is the workshop and store of jewelry-maker Nikos Vassilaras. Stepping inside his studio is akin to walking back in time —- myriad metal tools hang on the wall as he sits at his workbench, patiently engraving. Vassilaras is one of few traditional jewelers left on the island, which is one of Greece’s most popular tourism destinations. Yet the influx of international ..
July 26, 2018

Man detonates small explosive device near US embassy in Beijing

Emmanuel Wong/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- An explosion near the US embassy in Beijing appears to have injured only the alleged bomber, officials said. The incident occurred around 1 p.m. local time in a public space off the southeast corner of the compound, according to a statement from a spokesperson at the U.S. embassy. "There was one individual who detonated a bomb," the spokesperson said. "Other than the bomber, there were no injuries. The local police responded." A 26-year-old man from Inner M..
July 26, 2018

Pompeo faces tough questions on Russia, North Korea

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo fiercely defended the Trump administration's foreign policy on Capitol Hill Wednesday, facing tough questions from Republican and Democratic senators about North Korea, Russia, Iran, and more. But it was the divide in U.S. foreign policy between President Trump's comments and his administration's actions that underlaid the contentious hearing, with Pompeo at one time seeming to suggest that th..
July 25, 2018

Trump’s next proposed summit with Putin delayed

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- National Security Advisor John Bolton said in a statement Wednesday that a proposed meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin won't be until 2019 after the "Russia witch hunt is over." “The President believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt is over, so we’ve agreed that it will be after the first of the year,” Bolton said in a statement. Last week, President Donald Trump extended an invit..