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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW DELHI, India) — The prime minister of India is set to unveil the world’s largest statue, dedicated to Sardar Patel, a nationalist who helped unite modern India after its independence from Britain, next month. The Statue of Unity will stand at nearly 600 feet, according to Michael Graves Architecture and Design, part of the […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is coordinating a second meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un after the president received a “very warm, very positive” letter from the North Korean dictator that requested another face-to-face sit-down, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. While Sanders said the note is “further indication of the […]

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) — A man wielding a knife and an iron bar went on a stabbing spree on Sunday night in Paris, injuring seven — four of them critically — before being captured by Good Samaritans and arrested by French police, a spokesperson for the French interior minister told ABC News. The attacks took place in […]

Facebook/Maria Butina(NEW YORK) — Maria Butina, the alleged Russian agent who stands accused of developing a covert influence operation in the United States, boasted of connections to high-ranking Kremlin officials and was even paid to pursue access to Russian President Vladimir Putin for a television show, ABC News has learned. Dozens of pages of email […]

Italian Ministry of Culture(ROME) — It was an amphora, not a pot, but archaeologists found a literal jackpot in a dig in northern Italy last week. No word on if there was a rainbow. Hundreds of gold coins dating from Rome’s late Imperial era, the 4th or 5th century, were found Friday at a dig […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thousands of goose-stepping soldiers, battalions of tanks, rocket launchers and fighter jets were on display in and above Pyongyang’s Kim II Sung Square on Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s founding, but noticeably missing from the massive show of military might was the country’s arsenal of nukes. North Korean […]

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Federal prosecutors have backed away from a salacious claim that Maria Butina, a Washington woman arrested for allegedly acting as a covert agent of the Russian government, had used sex to gain access to politically connected Americans. That explosive allegation, prosecutors now say, was based on a misreading of a […]

iStock/Thinkstock(STOCKHOLM) — “If Sweden is attacked, resistance is required,” Swedes were warned this year. A 20-page leaflet, mailed to all households in Sweden and resembling a wartime government communiqué, was, in fact, part of Sweden’s effort to guard against Russian aggression — a growing concern, particularly as Swedes head to the polls for national elections […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A New York City taxicab driver who was arrested in Egypt when he went to visit his wife and children has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in a case his lawyers call “bogus” and “a disgrace.” Moustafa Kassem, whose sentencing on Saturday came in a mass trial with more than […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) —  Two Russian bombers were intercepted off the coast of Alaska recently — the first flight by the country’s bombers off the coast of Alaska since mid-May, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). The Russian planes, two TU-95 “Bear” long-range bombers, were flying in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), south […]

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