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ABC News (NEW YORK) — After being imprisoned by Russian authorities for 45 days, Yevhen Mezhevyi told ABC News he was finally freed and quickly suffered another trauma: his children had disappeared. Mezhevyi had been separated from his family at a checkpoint in Mariupol as they were attempting to escape the besieged city. Officials imprisoned […]

KATERINA KLOCHKO/AFP via Getty Images (KYIV, Ukraine) — A newborn baby was killed in an attack on a hospital in the town of Vilniansk in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine, overnight Tuesday, the local mayor told ABC News. The attack on the maternity hospital came before a wave of Russian strikes across Ukraine, including the capital, Kyiv, […]

SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — More than six months after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion into neighboring Ukraine, the two countries are engaged in a struggle for control of areas throughout eastern and southern Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, whose forces began an offensive in August, has vowed to take […]

yorkfoto/Getty Images (JAKARTA, Indonesia) — At least 271 people have died since a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s main island of Java on Monday, while dozens of others remain missing, according to Indonesian authorities. The death toll has continued to rise in the days since the disaster hit, as thousands of rescuers search for the dead […]

Hi, Peter Vanham here in Paris, France, filling in for Alan. Was the COP27 climate summit that ended on Sunday in Egypt a success, or a failure? Ahead of the Thanksgiving break, I put the question to Henry Gonzalez, chief investment officer of the Green Climate Fund. Gonzalez was present in Sharm El-Sheikh last week […]

pawel.gaul/Getty Images (JERUSALEM) — Twin blasts near bus stops in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning killed at least one person and injured 15 others in what Israeli police described as a suspected “coordinated terror attack.” “Not an easy morning,” Israel Police Commissioner R.N. Yaakov Shabtai said. “This kind of attack has not been seen for many […]

Luis Diaz Devesa/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Following the emergence of video suggesting Ukrainian fighters may have committed a war crime by firing on nearly a dozen surrendering Russian soldiers at close range, the country’s prosecutor general on Tuesday announced an investigation into the incident — although Kyiv has maintained its troops were responding to an […]

David Barnes (left) is seen at the wedding of his friend Chris Schiller (right). Schiller told ABC News that the day before Barnes was taken into custody in Moscow, the two spoke to each other on the phone. – Courtesy Chris Schiller (MOSCOW) — A Texas father being held in Russia on accusations that were […]

KeithBinns/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In recent days, social media posts providing alarming updates on protesters in Iran have been shared by tens of thousands online. The posts, including by prominent officials and celebrities, falsely claimed that Iran’s parliament had voted to execute thousands of detained protesters. Iran’s parliament does not issue sentences; that’s a […]

yorkfoto/Getty Images (JAKARTA, Indonesia) — A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Java island in Indonesia on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. At least 268 people have died as of about 5:30 p.m. local time, according to the head of Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency who was speaking at a press conference on Tuesday. So far, a […]

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