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The US's One-China Policy Explained
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:42:00 GMTPresident-elect Donald Trump's unprecedented phone call with the leader of Taiwan on Friday, followed by his anti-China tweets on Sunday, signal strongly that upon taking office next month he could seek to deviate further from America's long-standing one ...
Defendant in recovery doesn't halt 9/11 case at Guantanamo
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:36:00 GMTGUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – A U.S. military judge has turned down a request to halt the latest round of Sept. 11 war crimes proceedings at Guantanamo Bay while one of five defendants recovers from a surgical procedure. Judge James Pohl says ...
At Least 4 Killed in Car Bomb in Iraq
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:24:00 GMTAt least four people were killed and 14 others injured in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad that police say targeting a government building.
Trump’s Call with Taiwan: A Diplomatic Gaffe or a New Start?
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 GMTWASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s motives for his unorthodox call with the leader of Taiwan remain mysterious, but some Republicans are hailing his improvisational diplomacy as a refreshing break with diplomatic rituals that date to the ...
In Aleppo, Bana Al-Abed's Mother, Fatemah, Resumes Posting to Account
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:43:00 GMTA day after their account ominously disappeared from Twitter, Bana al-Abed and her mother, Fatemah, resumed posting Monday about their life inside Eastern Aleppo — but their message was bleak. "Under attack. Nowhere to go, every minute feels like death.
AP Explains: What's behind persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:36:00 GMTBANGKOK – Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority face discrimination and violence from the Buddhist majority in the Southeast Asian country. Their plight generally goes unnoticed by the world at large, even though some rights activists say their persecution ...
Russia, China veto Syrian humanitarian truce at the U.N.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:19:00 GMTMen wash the blood stained ground after strikes on rebel-held besieged al-Zebdieh district, in Aleppo Syria December 5, 2016. UNITED NATIONS - Russia and China used their veto power in the U.N. Security Council to block a draft resolution on Monday calling ...
Voters in Italy, Austria send message to EU leaders: Hold on tight
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:55:00 GMT(CNN)Europeans rode an emotional roller coaster Sunday. Up, then down. The resignation of Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in the early hours of Monday signaled what so many had feared, that his referendum on political reforms inside Italy would ...
New IS Spokesman Takes Aim at West, Turkey and Iran
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:18:00 GMTA new chief spokesman for the Islamic State is urging supporters to target the terror group's enemies wherever they find them and "burn the ground under their feet." IS, through it's al-Furqan media division, released an audio recording of Abu Hassan al ...
Aleppo offensive sparks concerns over 7-year-old who has tweeted about tragedy
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:08:00 GMTUndated photo of Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old girl tweeting from rebel-held eastern Aleppo. Last Updated Dec 5, 2016 10:23 AM EST Bana Alabed, the 7-year-old girl whose tweets from rebel-held eastern Aleppo in Syria captivated people around the world, appears ...
Italy Just Handed the Global Economy Another Giant Variable
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:26:00 GMTGlobal markets were not lacking in precarious unknowns. Italy just added another. As voters on Sunday emphatically rejected constitutional changes aimed at accelerating reforms to the country’s moribund economy, they enhanced concerns that Italy’s ...
Uganda leads the world in fight to find an Ebola vaccine
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:18:00 GMTThe world breathed a sigh of relief when West Africa’s Ebola outbreak came to an end earlier this year, closing the books on the largest and most deadly epidemic in history. More than 28,500 people were infected and more than 11,000 died in just two years.
Putin says 'clever' Trump will soon grasp weighty role
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:02:00 GMTPresident Vladimir Putin in an interview aired Sunday called US President-elect Donald Trump intelligent and predicted he would quickly grasp his new level of responsibility and act accordingly. "Since he managed to achieve success in business, that shows ...
Fake US Embassy in Ghana Operated for 'About a Decade,' State Department Says
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:17:00 GMTA fake U.S. embassy in the Ghanaian capital of Accra has been issuing counterfeit U.S. visas and false identification documents for about a decade, according to the U.S. State Department. A recent online story released by the State Department's Diplomatic ...
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