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Estonian Leader Hopes Donald Trump 'Would Be Well-Briefed on Foreign Affairs'


NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(TALLINN, Estona) -- With less than 75 days until the United States presidential election, one world leader has weighed in on the prospect of a Donald Trump administration.“I would certainly hope that he would be well-briefed on foreign affairs, so that he knows who does what,” Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the president of Estonia, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz.Trump has repeatedly questioned the U.S. commitment to the North

The Heartbreaking Story Behind Photo of Canadian Elderly Couple Crying


Ashley Bartyik (SURREY, British Columbia) -- An elderly couple from the town of Surrey in British Columbia, Canada, was recently photographed crying after apparently being moved to separate nursing homes a few months ago.The emotional photo was taken Monday during a visit between the couple. Ashley Bartyik, the couple's granddaughter, told ABC News  this week she's worried that their "heartbreak and the stress could literally kill them.""This is the saddest photo I have ever taken," Bartyik

Italy Begins Day of Mourning for Quake Victims as Death Toll Rises to 290


studioportosabbia/iStock/Thinkstock(AMATRICE, Italy) -- Italy's national day of mourning following Wednesday's deadly earthquake kicked off Saturday morning with an increase in the death toll to at least 290 and a series of aftershocks that rattled the already-frayed nerves of shaken residents.Italy's Civil Protection agency said late Saturday morning that the death toll increased to 290 from 281 as bodies continued to be recovered. The number of injured is 387.According to the U.S. Geological S

Syria Agreement Close as John Kerry, Sergei Lavrov Hold Talks


U.S. Department of State(GENEVA) -- Progress has been made on a new Syria agreement between the U.S. and Russia, according to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.Kerry and Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov held talks in Geneva for 12 hours Friday to discuss reinstating a collapsed ceasefire from February and a path forward with Syria.Kerry said the two had "narrow issues" to resolve but they had "achieved clarity on the path forward," according to BBC."We want to have something d

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban


JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) -- France’s highest court has ruled against the recent ban on "burkinis" in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet, saying it was a clear violation of individual and fundamental liberties.There are similar bans in about 30 coastal towns in France and each one will remain in place until they are legally challenged. However, Friday's decision by the council of state sets a precedent.The ruling trumps the recent decision by local authorities to ban “improper

On the Brink: The Story of One French Teenager Who Almost Joined ISIS


ABC News(PARIS) -- In a dark room in a Paris suburb, a Muslim mother shared the story of how she almost lost her son to one of the deadliest terrorist organizations on Earth: ISIS.“I always wanted to preserve [my son] from this,” Fathima said, her face obscured in darkness to conceal her identity. ABC News has also used pseudonyms for the mother and her son.It was Nov. 2014 -- just months after ISIS declared its caliphate across Iraq and Syria -- when her son, Omar, was first approac

Ground Still Shaking as Italy Quake Death Toll Rises to 267


USGS(ROME) — The ground still trembled as Italy woke up for the third day and faced an ongoing national disaster.At least nine significant aftershocks struck the affected area overnight, including one at 6:28 a.m. local time Friday that measured 4.7 on the Richter scale.The death toll rose to 267, with nearly 400 injured and thousands seeking shelter.Some 1,000 aftershocks have rocked the region since the major 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck at 3:36 a.m. on Wednesday.About 5,000 rescuers

At Least 1 Dead in Explosion at Sports Center in Belgium


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At least one person is dead after an explosion at a sports center in Chimay, Belgium, according to the Chimay mayor's office.Five others were wounded in the explosion, two of them seriously. Police told ABC News the facility was fairly empty at the time.The cause of the blast is unknown.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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