January 28, 2020

US military recovers 2 bodies from aircraft crash site in Afghanistan

KeithBinns/iStock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- The U.S. military recovered on Tuesday the remains of the two individuals on board the U.S. Air Force aircraft that crashed in central Afghanistan. The flight data recorder from the U.S. Bombardier E-11A was also recovered from the site, according to a statement from U.S. Forces Afghanistan. A mechanical issue is believed to have caused the E-11A to crash on Monday in Ghazni province, a defense official said. A second official told ABC News that the pilot..
January 28, 2020

Employers evacuate staff, restrict travel to China amid coronavirus fears

jarun011/iStock(WUHAN, China) -- International automakers and American companies are among the firms evacuating employees from China or restricting travel there as the threat of coronavirus has begun to affect the global economy. Uncertainty over the virus in China, the world's second-largest economy by Gross Domestic Product, has caused global stocks to tumble this week. Honda, Nissan and PSA Group, which all have plants near the outbreak's epicenter of Wuhan, have announced steps in..
January 28, 2020

Magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica

adventtr/iStock(HAVANA) -- A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or heavy damage. The quake was centered 139 kilometers (86 miles) northwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and 140 kilometers (87 miles) west-southwest of Niquero, Cuba, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It hit at 2:10 p.m. (1910 GMT) and the epicenter was a..
January 28, 2020

President Trump unveils Middle East peace plan embraced by Israel, rejected by Palestinians

200mm/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday unveiled his plan for Middle East peace, proposing a Palestinian state, but also allowing Israel to take control of a significant portion of the West Bank without any Palestinian input. Standing beside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump said that Palestinians could achieve a state once they rejected terrorism and made major political and territorial concessions. Netanyahu said that he accepted the U.S...