June 14, 2018

‘Aquarius’ ship carrying hundreds of migrants set to arrive in Spain after international controversy

iStock/Thinkstock(VALENCIA, Spain) -- For 629 migrants on board a ship in the Mediterranean Sea, this weekend could mark the end of an international controversy over their final destination. On Saturday, Spain plans to welcome the Aquarius ship, which has been making an 800-mile humanitarian journey with international supervision due to safety concerns. The ship's final destination was confirmed after Italy, Malta and France stopped fighting and procrastinating over where the ship should be..
June 14, 2018

Trump administration reinstates funding to Syrian aid group White Helmets

Amer Almohibany/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has authorized the release of $6.6 million in funding to the humanitarian group the Syrian Civil Defense, commonly referred to as the White Helmets, according to the State Department. “The United States government strongly supports the White Helmets who have saved more than 100,000 lives since the conflict began, including victims of Assad’s chemical weapons attacks,” a State Department statement read. The funding..
June 14, 2018

A year later, Grenfell Tower fire victims remembered

Simon Dawson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Londoners who lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire marked the anniversary at the remnants of the building Thursday with a moment of silence to remember the 72 victims who died. Many wiped away tears and carried white flowers in their hands. Some wore green as part of a campaign to show support for those whose lives were forever altered by the fire. Mahmoud Alkarad, a Syrian refugee who lived in the tower at the time of the fire, brought a photo of his c..
June 14, 2018

Trump seen in awkward exchange of salutes with North Korean general on state TV

Handout/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- President Donald Trump saluted a North Korean general in an awkward moment captured on video and broadcast by North Korean state media on Thursday. The brief interaction was featured in a 42-minute-long program about Tuesday's unprecedented summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The program, narrated by North Korea's most famous newscaster, Ri Chun-hee, aired on state-run television two days after the summit in Singapor..