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February 8, 2019

Section of Italy’s collapsed Genoa bridge being removed

Luca Reina Mafaraci/iStock(ROME) -- Nearly six months after the deadly collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, the demolition of the remainder of the span began in earnest Friday. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Danilo Toninelli, the country's minister of infrastructure and transport, and other officials -- donning hard hats -- listened as the chief engineers explained how a 36-meter portion of the bridge was going to be slowly detached. "In the days following the tragedy we often..
February 8, 2019

Losing grip on power, Venezuela’s Maduro leans on Cuban security forces: US officials

YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro is increasingly leaning on the protection and support of his Cuban backers, amid mounting global pressure to leave office, according to several senior U.S. officials. Adm. Craig Faller, head of U.S. Southern Command, told U.S. senators on Thursday that Havana "owns the security around Maduro and is deeply entrenched in the intelligence service." The U.S. and dozens of other nations have recognized Juan Guaido, president ..
February 8, 2019

Ivanka Trump launches Global Women’s Initiative targeting developing nations

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Thursday launching a new “Women’s Global Development and Prosperity” Initiative aimed at empowering women in the developing world. The force behind the initiative: the president’s daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump. “It's a culmination of a lot of hard work but also really the beginning because the program's now stood up and we have to execute on a very ambitious goal,” Ivanka Trump said in an exclusive interview w..
February 8, 2019

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle walk red carpet at Endeavour Fund Awards gala

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped out Thursday night to recognize the achievements of wounded servicemen and women. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting their first child this spring, attended the Endeavour Fund Awards in London. The Endeavour Fund was founded in 2012 with the support of Harry, Prince William and Duchess Kate through The Royal Foundation, the royals' charitable arm that Meghan also became patron of when she and Har..