U.S. State nominee Tillerson veers from Trump on key issues 3:45 am, January 13, 2017 Trump stops short of full divestment 3:00 am, January 13, 2017 Trump meets press, turns combative 2:30 am, January 13, 2017 Dossier on Trump circulated for months 2:00 am, January 13, 2017 Mexico ready for high stakes talks with Trump 1:20 am, January 13, 2017 Trudeau picks Russia critic as Canada’s top diplomat 1:00 am, January 13, 2017 OTTAWA (Reuters) — Canada’s appointment of an outspoken Russia critic currently under sanctions from Moscow is a bold move by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he seeks to improve strained relatio… U.S. adds 7 DPRK officials to blacklist 12:40 am, January 13, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Treasury Department has added seven senior North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, to its sanctions list because of human rights abuses and c… U.S. deploys high-tech radar amid fevered N. Korea rhetoric 12:10 am, January 13, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) — A high-tech sea-based U.S. military radar has left Hawaii to monitor for potential North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test launches, a U.S. defense official said… Samsung chief questioned in Park political scandal 11:45 pm, January 12, 2017 SEOUL (Reuters) — Special South Korean prosecutors questioned the head of top conglomerate Samsung Group on suspicion of bribery on Thursday in an influence-peddling scandal that led to President P… OUTLOOK 2017 / Keep an eye on global waves of nationalism 11:17 pm, January 12, 2017 If we think about it carefully, the rise of the fierce nationalism that rattled many parts of the world in 2016 should not be considered a new trend. The best example is Russian President Vladimir P… China unveils new reconnaissance ship 10:55 pm, January 12, 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s Navy has launched a new electronic reconnaissance ship, state media said on Thursday, the latest addition to an expanding fleet and as Beijing’s new assertiveness to… Japan criticized over U.S. trade deficits 10:45 pm, January 12, 2017 Amazon halts sales of Indian flag doormat after visa threat 10:35 pm, January 12, 2017 MUMBAI (Reuters) — Amazon.com removed doormats resembling the Indian tri-color flag from its Canadian website on Wednesday, after an Indian government threat to rescind visas of the U.S. company’… Report: Nazi Brunner died in Syria in 2001 10:10 pm, January 12, 2017 PARIS (Reuters) — Alois Brunner, an Austrian SS officer found responsible for the World War II deportation of 125,500 European Jews to Nazi death camps, died in a Syrian jail cell in 2001, accordin… Tillerson reassures on defense of Senkakus 9:35 pm, January 12, 2017 Trump acknowledges Russian hack responsibility 9:33 pm, January 12, 2017 N. Korea’s plutonium enough for ‘10 bombs’ 11:45 pm, January 11, 2017 SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — North Korea now has enough plutonium to make 10 nuclear bombs, South Korea said Wednesday, a week after leader Kim Jong Un said it was close to test-launching an intercontinental … ‘More forceful ways’ an option over DPRK 11:30 pm, January 11, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the United States may need “more forceful ways” of dealing with North Korea if it develops an intercontinental ballistic missil… 1st China president to visit Davos forum will be Xi 11:00 pm, January 11, 2017 GENEVA (AP) — China’s President Xi Jinping will attend the World Economic Forum next week, becoming the first Chinese head of state to do so at the annual gathering of business leaders, politicia… Corbyn vows to manage U.K. migration 10:45 pm, January 11, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s main opposition Labour Party backs “the reasonable management of migration,” its leader said on Tuesday in a speech aimed at winning back millions of traditional s… Fillon to propose EU immigration quota 10:30 pm, January 11, 2017 PARIS (Reuters) — French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon, who is favorite to win this year’s election, will lay out on Wednesday his proposals to cut immigration to a “stric… Breivik makes Nazi salute in court again 10:00 pm, January 11, 2017 SKIEN, Norway (Reuters) — Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik gave a Nazi salute on Tuesday to a court where Norway appealed against a ruling that it has violated his human rights by keeping him in… Tillerson to stand firm on Russia, China 9:05 pm, January 11, 2017 Flynn calls alliances great tool for U.S. 9:00 pm, January 11, 2017 Russia might know things that ‘compromise’ Trump 8:30 pm, January 11, 2017 Taiwan president meets with likely Trump staffer 8:03 pm, January 11, 2017 ‘Yes we did,’ Obama says in farewell speech 8:00 pm, January 11, 2017 CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama bid farewell to the nation Tuesday in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent security threat… Reporter who broke news of WWII dies 7:30 pm, January 11, 2017 HONG KONG (Reuters) — Clare Hollingworth, who was a rookie reporter for a British newspaper when she broke the news in 1939 that World War II had begun, has died in Hong Kong at 105, a close friend … Taipei scrambles jets over China warship 6:31 pm, January 11, 2017 TAIPEI (Reuters) — Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships on Wednesday as a group of Chinese warships led by China’s sole aircraft carrier sailed north through the Taiwan Strait, the latest sign of … ROK culture minister sorry for ‘blacklist’ 12:00 am, January 11, 2017 SEOUL (AFP-jiji) — South Korea’s culture minister apologized Monday for the conservative government’s blacklisting of thousands of artists for their political beliefs, as critics said the attemp… Pakistan fires N-ready missile from sub 11:00 pm, January 10, 2017 ISLAMABAD (Reuters) — Pakistan fired its first submarine-launched cruise missile on Monday, the military said, a show of force for a country that sees its missile development as a deterrent against… Trump tweets reveal more than anger 10:00 pm, January 10, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — His message came at the start of one of the busiest weeks of Donald Trump’s transition to the White House. It’s a week when he and his team are preparing eight Cabinet picks f… 5 Russians sanctioned in hacking aftermath 9:45 pm, January 10, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — The outgoing Obama administration on Monday blacklisted five Russians, including a senior law enforcement official close to President Vladimir Putin, as the two nations’ feud ov… Democrats slam Trump amid ethics fears 9:30 pm, January 10, 2017 WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The top Democrat in the U.S. Congress blasted Donald Trump on Monday for seeking hasty confirmation of cabinet nominees without sufficient ethics and security vetting, as the… Huge batch of uranium approved for Tehran 9:15 pm, January 10, 2017 VIENNA (AP) — Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say, in a move approved by the outgoing U.S. admini… Shots fired as U.S. warns Iran 9:00 pm, January 10, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) — A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels near the Strait of Hormuz after they closed in at high speed and disregarded repeated reque… Trump appoints son-in-law Kushner to take over senior White House role 8:32 pm, January 10, 2017 Assad says he’s ready to ‘negotiate everything’ 8:30 pm, January 10, 2017 BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in remarks published Monday that he was prepared “to negotiate everything” at planned talks later this month in Kazakhstan, seeking to cast hims… Italy to place ambassador back in Libya 8:00 pm, January 10, 2017 ROME (Reuters) — Italy is sending its ambassador back to Libya, its foreign ministry said on Monday, making it the first Western diplomatic mission to reopen in the divided country. Italy closed it… Top Sinn Fein figure resigns in Belfast 7:45 pm, January 10, 2017 DUBLIN (AP) — Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government was plunged into crisis Monday as its senior Catholic leader quit in a showdown with his Protestant colleague that could trigger a snap e… Mao critic fired from university 7:35 pm, January 10, 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) — A Chinese professor has been sacked after he criticized Chairman Mao Zedong on his 123rd birthday in a commentary he posted online that enraged leftists. Mao, who died on Dec. … Avatar-style manned robot takes first steps 11:40 am, January 10, 2017 GUNPO, South Korea (AFP-Jiji) — A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby steps. Designed by a veteran of… Study: Dinosaur eggs took longer to hatch 11:30 am, January 10, 2017 WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The eggs of nonavian dinosaurs took three to six months to hatch, a long incubation period that could help explain dinosaurs’ mass extinction 65 million years ago, accordin… Cheetahs in the wild face threat of extinction 10:40 am, January 10, 2017 HARTBEESPOORT, South Africa (AFP-Jiji) — Lounging in the shade of a tree, Heathcliff the cheetah oozes sleek grace and power, but he is captive behind a wire fence — perhaps the only way that chee… Truck attack kills 4 in Jerusalem 1:20 am, January 10, 2017 JERUSALEM (Reuters) — A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin N… Zuma calls for end to ANC infighting 11:35 pm, January 09, 2017 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress needs to end infighting and focus on winning back public support, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday as he tries to unite… British FM in U.S. to meet Trump advisers 11:27 pm, January 09, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson has arrived in the United States to meet close advisers to President-elect Donald Trump and senior Congressional leaders to discuss tie… Ghana president faces plagiarism row 10:33 pm, January 09, 2017 ACCRA (Reuters) — Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo came under fire on Sunday when it emerged that his inaugural address plaigiarized quotes from speeches by U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and Geor… Tunisians protest against jihadists 9:32 pm, January 09, 2017 TUNIS (AFP-Jiji) — About 1,000 people protested in central Tunis on Sunday against allowing Tunisians who had fought with jihadists abroad back into the country. Some 3,000 Tunisians have joined … Anime boom in China heats up, unaffected by chilly ties 8:16 pm, January 09, 2017 Italy’s 5-Star seeks divorce from UKIP 8:13 pm, January 09, 2017 ROME (Reuters) — Italy’s maverick 5-Star Movement should cut ties with the anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) and consider hooking up with the Liberals in the European Parliament, 5… Iraqi forces reach Tigris in Mosul 8:07 pm, January 09, 2017 MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Iraqi special forces battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant reached the eastern bank of the Tigris river in Mosul on Sunday for the first time in a three-… Iran’s ex-president Rafsanjani dies 8:05 pm, January 09, 2017 TEHRAN (AP) — Iran’s former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died Sunday after a decades-long career in the ruling elite, where his moderate views were not always welcome but his cunning guided… Priebus: Trump admits Russia hacking 8:02 pm, January 09, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President-elect Donald Trump accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia engaged in cyber-attacks during the U.S. presidential election and may take act… Israeli media: Netanyahu sought good press 8:00 pm, January 09, 2017 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media on Sunday reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to negotiate a deal for more positive coverage by a major Israeli newspaper two years ago. Netanyahu… Kushner in talks with Chinese financial group 7:57 pm, January 09, 2017 NEW YORK (Reuters) — China’s Anbang Insurance Group is in talks to invest in a project to redevelop a flagship New York City building owned by Kushner Companies, the family real estate business r… N. Korea: We can launch ICBM ‘anytime’ 7:51 pm, January 09, 2017 PYONGYANG (AP) — With Donald Trump getting ready to take office as president, North Korea is talking about launching a newly perfected intercontinental ballistic missile. Officials in Washington ar… China tightens rules on corruption investigators 7:43 pm, January 09, 2017 SHANGHAI (Reuters) — China’s top anti-corruption watchdog has tightened supervision of its 500,000-plus corruption investigators, after some of its own staff were caught in graft probes. The Ce… China paper warns Trump over Taiwan 7:40 pm, January 09, 2017 SHANGHAI/TAIPEI (Reuters) — State-run Chinese tabloid Global Times warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that China would take “take revenge” if he reneged on the one-China policy, only hours… Ethics reviews unfinished on Trump picks 4:40 am, January 09, 2017 Crowley defended on plagiarism 4:38 am, January 09, 2017 Founder of Portuguese democracy dies 2:46 am, January 09, 2017 LISBON (AFP-Jiji) — Portugal’s former President Mario Soares, widely seen as the father of the country’s modern-day democracy, died Saturday aged 92 a fortnight after being admitted to hospital… Sri Lanka launches China-led investment zone amid protests 1:22 am, January 09, 2017 HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) — Sri Lankan police used tear gas and water cannons on Saturday to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators protesting against a planned investment zone sup… Nearly 50 killed by blast in Syria town 12:05 am, January 09, 2017 BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb ripped through a busy commercial district in a rebel-held Syrian town along the Turkish border Saturday, killing nearly 50 in a huge explosion that damaged buildings and le… 2 suspected militants killed in Riyadh 11:58 pm, January 08, 2017 DUBAI (Reuters) — Two men accused of links to bombings and other attacks against Saudi Arabia were shot dead in a security operation in Riyadh on Saturday, Interior Ministry officials said. The of… Choked by smog, Beijing creates environmental police 11:07 pm, January 08, 2017 BEIJING (AP) — Officials in Beijing have announced a new environmental police squad to root out illegal burning, the latest government response to the widespread public anger over China’s persist… DPRK low-key on Kim’s birthday 10:15 pm, January 08, 2017 PYONGYANG (AP) — North Korea marked Kim Jong Un’s birthday on Sunday in a decidedly low-key manner. Though the young leader’s birthday is well known throughout the country, it has yet to be ce… Cote d’Ivoire’s president: Deal made to end army mutiny 9:52 pm, January 08, 2017 ABIDJAN (AP) — Cote d’Ivoire’s president said a deal was reached Saturday to end a two-day army mutiny that renewed security concerns in the world’s top cocoa producer and Africa’s fastest-… PEOTUS: Only fools oppose better Russia ties 9:09 pm, January 08, 2017 Turkish PM visits Iraq amid spat over unauthorized troops 8:29 pm, January 08, 2017 BAGHDAD (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim commenced a two-day visit to Iraq on Saturday, the first since the two governments quarreled over the presence of unauthorized Turkish troops in… Trump has no plan to meet Tsai 8:14 pm, January 08, 2017 CDC may lower threshold level for childhood lead exposure 2:17 pm, January 08, 2017 NEW YORK (Reuters) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering lowering its threshold for elevated childhood blood lead levels by 30 percent, a shift that could help health… Fish oil pills for pregnant moms may cut asthma risk in kids 10:23 am, January 08, 2017 Children whose moms took high doses of fish oil during their last three months of pregnancy were less likely to develop chronic wheezing problems or asthma by age 5, finds a study that suggests a pos… Quitting journalist says Charlie Hebdo has gone soft 6:14 am, January 08, 2017 PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — One of Charlie Hebdo’s most outspoken journalists said on Friday she is quitting the French satirical magazine because it has gone soft on Islamist extremism. Zineb El Rhazoui… Migrant death toll rises to record high in 2016 5:19 am, January 08, 2017 LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — A record 7,495 refugee and migrant deaths were recorded worldwide last year — almost one third higher than in 2015 — with the vast majority perishing in th… Michelle Obama praises diversity in farewell speech 3:25 am, January 08, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) — First lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned case for embracing diversity and welcoming all religious groups on Friday in a not-so-veiled message to her husband’s successo… Trump taunts Terminator 2:16 am, January 08, 2017 Brazil gang kills 31, many hacked to death, as prison violence explodes 1:46 am, January 08, 2017 RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) — Jailed members of Brazil’s most powerful drug gang killed 31 inmates at a penitentiary on Friday, decapitating and cutting out the hearts of most of them, in … 4 held over beating disabled man, broadcasting attack 11:20 pm, January 07, 2017 CHICAGO (AP) — A judge rebuked four black people accused of beating a mentally disabled white man and broadcasting the attack on Facebook, sternly asking, “Where was your sense of decency?” bef… Tsai heads to Americas; U.S. stops set to irk China 10:16 pm, January 07, 2017 BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan’s leader pledged to bolster her self-ruled island’s presence on the international stage as she set off Saturday to visit four Central American allies on a trip that include… U.S. intel report blames Putin for hacks 9:51 pm, January 07, 2017 5 killed, 8 injured in shooting at U.S. airport 9:45 pm, January 07, 2017 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival at the Fort Lauderdale Airport and opened fir… Russia: Scale back of military presence has begun in Syria 9:26 pm, January 07, 2017 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday it is withdrawing its aircraft carrier and other warships from the waters off Syria, following orders from President Vladimir Putin to scale back his forces as he ca… Duterte tours Russian warship amid warming ties 8:45 pm, January 07, 2017 MANILA (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte toured one of the two Russian warships docked in Manila on Friday in another gesture of warming ties with Moscow as he shifts his country’s fore… ‘Mastermind’ of deadly cafe siege in Dhaka killed 8:32 pm, January 07, 2017 DHAKA (AFP-Jiji) — Bangladeshi police shot dead an Islamist extremist accused of being one of the masterminds of last year’s deadly siege at a cafe during a predawn raid in Dhaka Friday. The bod… Trump repeats pledge to make Mexico pay for wall 8:14 pm, January 07, 2017 U.N. warns of ‘war crime’ as Damascus water crisis grows 10:55 pm, January 06, 2017 BEIRUT (AFP-Jiji) — The United Nations warned Thursday that sabotaging water supplies was a war crime after the main source for Syria’s capital was cut, leaving more than 5 million people facing s… Trump to nominate former Sen. Coats as intelligence chief 10:45 pm, January 06, 2017 Mexico gas protests, looting leave 2 dead; 700 held 9:15 pm, January 06, 2017 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Anger over gasoline prices hikes in Mexico fueled more protests and looting Thursday, and officials said the unrest had resulted in the death of a policeman and a bystander, the … U.S. spy chief raps Russia cyber-attack 9:05 pm, January 06, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The top U.S. intelligence official said on Thursday he was “even more resolute” in his belief that Russia staged cyber-attacks on Democrats during the 2016 election campa… U.S. warns N. Korea’s N-capability ‘improving’ 8:35 pm, January 06, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s weapons capabilities have shown a “qualitative improvement” in the past year, the No. 2 U.S. diplomat said Thursday. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken… Bin Laden’s son put on U.S. terror list 8:25 pm, January 06, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration imposed sanctions Thursday on a son of Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, saying the younger bin Laden poses a risk to U.S. national security. The Sta… Bombing kills 2 near courthouse in Turkey 8:15 pm, January 06, 2017 ANKARA (Reuters) — Suspected Kurdish militants clashed with police and detonated a car bomb in western Turkey on Thursday after their vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint, killing a police officer a… Swimmers take icy plunge at snow festival in China 8:05 pm, January 06, 2017 HARBIN, China (Reuters) — Ignoring sub-zero temperatures and biting Siberian winds, 400 swimmers plunged into an icy river in China’s northern city of Harbin on Thursday, the first day of the cit… Austria eyes plan to call for EU migration ceiling 7:55 pm, January 06, 2017 BERLIN (Reuters) — Austria’s defense minister has drafted a plan that would overhaul the European Union’s migrant policy by establishing a ceiling for migration and only permitting applications… May quickly names career diplomat as new EU envoy 3:15 am, January 06, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a senior career diplomat as envoy to the European Union on Wednesday to replace an ambassador who quit with a scathing resignation let… In court, Park’s friend claims ‘much unfairness’ 2:30 am, January 06, 2017 SEOUL (Reuters) — The friend of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the center of a corruption scandal told a court on Thursday that she faces “much unfairness” and again denied c… China: Carrier conducts research, tests weapons in South China Sea 2:00 am, January 06, 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) — A group of Chinese warships led by its sole aircraft carrier is testing weapons and equipment in exercises this week in the South China Sea that are going to plan, China’s For… Ex-Tianjin mayor expelled from party, to be prosecuted 1:30 am, January 06, 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) — The former mayor of the Chinese port of Tianjin has been expelled from the Communist Party and will be prosecuted for “serious discipline breaches,” the party’s anti-graft… Govt official suspected in rare gun rampage in China 1:15 am, January 06, 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) — A government official was suspected to have carried out a rare shooting rampage in China on Wednesday in which two officials were wounded when a gunman burst into a meeting and … Trump goads intel agencies on hacking 12:30 am, January 06, 2017 After disparaging U.N., Trump talks with new chief 12:15 am, January 06, 2017 GOP agenda No. 1: Repeal Obamacare 11:30 pm, January 05, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted fellow Democrats on Wednesday to preserve his legacy-defining health care law as Republicans moved ahead with their long-sought bid to sc… Brooklyn train crash injures more than 100 10:40 pm, January 05, 2017 NEW YORK (Reuters) — A New York City train derailed at a downtown Brooklyn terminal during Wednesday’s morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 commuters in the metropolitan area’s second majo… ‘Mein Kampf’ reprint takes Germany by storm 1:00 am, January 05, 2017 BERLIN (Reuters) — Sales of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” have soared since a special edition of the Nazi leader’s political treatise went on sale in Germany a year ago, the German publisher … Moscow wants naval drills as warships visit Manila 12:05 am, January 05, 2017 MANILA (Reuters) — Russia wants to hold maritime drills with the Philippines to help combat terrorism and piracy, sending two warships to Manila for the first official navy-to-navy contact, as Pres… S. Korea: Trump recognizes DPRK nuke threat 11:30 pm, January 04, 2017 SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s “clear warning” to North Korea shows he is aware of the urgency of the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear program and will… Indonesia halts Aussie military ties 11:00 pm, January 04, 2017 JAKARTA (AP) — Indonesia said Wednesday that it has suspended military cooperation with Australia over an alleged insult of Indonesian state ideology. Indonesian military spokesman Maj. Gen. Wurya… Britain’s EU envoy quits ahead of Brexit talks 10:30 pm, January 04, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, who sometimes clashed with London over its approach to Europe, abruptly resigned less than three months before Prime Minister Theresa… Turkey says it now knows who Istanbul gunman is 10:00 pm, January 04, 2017 ISTANBUL (Reuters) — Turkey has established the identity of the gunman who killed 39 people in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day, its foreign minister said, and further arrests … New U.N. chief Guterres: I’m no miracle maker 9:30 pm, January 04, 2017 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. secretary general said Tuesday he’s “no miracle maker,” but Antonio Guterres has big ambitions: He wants to shake up the global body and get all 193 member … Ryan reelected House speaker 9:00 pm, January 04, 2017 WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. lawmakers voted Tuesday to retain congressman Paul Ryan as speaker of the House of Representatives, making him a critical player as Donald Trump prepares to assume the p… Clintons, Bushes to attend Trump inauguration 8:30 pm, January 04, 2017 Trump’s intel briefing delayed 8:15 pm, January 04, 2017 Trump to hold press conference on Jan. 11 8:00 pm, January 04, 2017 GOP makes ethics office U-turn 7:35 pm, January 04, 2017 Obama to give farewell speech on Jan. 10 3:57 am, January 04, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — His last vacation behind him, U.S. President Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency, an eleventh-hour push to tie up loose ends and put finishing touches o… Finland to pay unemployed basic monthly income of $587 3:56 am, January 04, 2017 HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to €560 ($587), in a unique social experiment which is hoped to cut… U.S.-led strikes have killed 188 civilians 3:25 am, January 04, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) — At least 188 civilians have been killed in U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Iraq and Syria since the operation began in 2014, t… Syrian rebels to freeze peace negotiations 2:25 am, January 04, 2017 AMMAN (Reuters) — Syrian rebel groups said Monday they had decided to freeze any talks about their possible participation in Syrian peace negotiations being prepared by Moscow in Kazakhstan unless … Netanyahu questioned over ‘corruption’ 1:30 am, January 04, 2017 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was grilled by police investigators for over three hours at his official residence Monday night, opening what could be a politically damag… China calls Trump remarks ‘pandering’ 12:13 am, January 04, 2017 Trump: No DPRK missile will be capable of reaching U.S. 12:11 am, January 04, 2017 Park refuses to testify in impeachment trial 11:04 pm, January 03, 2017 SEOUL (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday refused to testify in a case that will decide her future following her impeachment over a corruption scandal, forcing the Constitutional… Analysis / Turkey faces more turmoil, violence 10:08 pm, January 03, 2017 LONDON (AP) — The deadly New Year’s attack on a ritzy Istanbul nightclub has brought more turmoil to Turkey and shown how the conflict in neighboring Syria easily can spill over to threaten Europe… U.S. customs system outage causes delays at airports 10:02 pm, January 03, 2017 A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) computer problem lasting about four hours hit several U.S. airports on Monday, causing long lines and delays at immigration checks as travelers returned fro… 60 inmates killed in Brazil riot 9:13 pm, January 03, 2017 MANAUS, Brazil (AFP-Jiji) — Rioting inmates in Brazil decapitated and brutally assaulted their rivals, killing at least 60, when fighting erupted between two gangs at a prison in the Amazon region,… ISIL bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market 8:24 pm, January 03, 2017 BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq a… China Navy confirms drills in South China Sea 8:01 pm, January 03, 2017 SHANGHAI (Reuters) — China’s sole aircraft carrier conducted drills in the South China Sea, the Navy said, days after neighboring Taiwan said the carrier and accompanying ships had passed 90 naut… Ebola vaccine may be ‘up to 100% effective’ 11:00 am, January 03, 2017 PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — A prototype vaccine for Ebola may be “up to 100 percent effective” in protecting against the deadly virus, the World Health Organization said on Dec. 23. If all goes well, th… World’s 1st solar panel road opens in France 10:30 am, January 03, 2017 TOUROUVRE, France (AFP-Jiji) — France on Dec. 22 inaugurated the world’s first “solar highway,” a road paved with solar panels providing enough energy to power the street lights of the small N… Ancient human ancestor stood tall 10:17 am, January 03, 2017 NEW YORK (AP) — He stood a majestic 165 centimeters, weighed around 45 kilograms and maybe had a harem. That’s what scientists figure from the footprints he left behind some 3.7 million years ago… Daughter of Park’s friend arrested 12:29 am, January 03, 2017 SEOUL (Reuters) — Danish police have arrested the daughter of a woman at the center of a South Korean influence-peddling scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye, police and prosecutors sai… S. Korea leader denies wrongdoing in scandal 12:24 am, January 03, 2017 SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s impeached President Park Geun-hye on Sunday broke a monthlong silence over her alleged role in a corruption scandal, publicly denying charges of wrongdoing and say… Syria clashes threaten fragile ceasefire 11:22 pm, January 02, 2017 BEIRUT (AFP-Jiji) — Fighting in parts of Syria on Sunday threatened a shaky ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey, whose efforts to kick-start talks toward ending the conflict won backing from wor… ISIL claims responsibility for Istanbul attack 11:08 pm, January 02, 2017 CAIRO (Reuters) — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for a gun attack on an Istanbul nightclub which killed 39 people on Sunday, the group said in a statement on Monday. … ‘Hollyweed’ — Prankster alters L.A.’s landmark sign 10:07 pm, January 02, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — The iconic hillside sign overlooking Southern California’s film-and-television hub was defaced overnight in honor of marijuana. Residents awoke on Sunday to find “Holly… 10 inmates flee in Bahrain prison raid 9:20 pm, January 02, 2017 DUBAI (AP) — Gunmen armed with automatic rifles and pistols stormed a Bahraini prison Sunday, killing a police officer and freeing 10 inmates convicted on terrorism charges, police said. The attac… U.K. queen misses another church service 9:04 pm, January 02, 2017 LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II missed a traditional New Year’s Day church service Sunday because of the effects of a lingering cold. Buckingham Palace said the queen “does not yet feel ready… Israel not to release bodies of militants 8:19 pm, January 02, 2017 JERUSALEM (AFP-Jiji) — Israel on Sunday ruled that it would not release to their families the bodies of Hamas militants killed during attacks on Israelis but would instead bury them, the government … 39 killed in Istanbul; gunman at large 8:06 pm, January 02, 2017 ISTANBUL (Reuters) — A gunman opened fire on New Year revelers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus waterway on Sunday, killing at least 39 people, including many foreigner… Trump aide: Sanctions on Russia disproportionate? 8:03 pm, January 02, 2017 UNSC backs Syria ceasefire deal 8:03 pm, January 02, 2017 BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Saturday supporting efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the nearly six-year conflict in Syria and jump-start peace negotiati… Gov.: At least 35 dead in attack on nightclub in Istanbul 10:35 am, January 01, 2017 ISTANBUL (AP) — An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations Saturday, killing at least 35 people and … Russia holds off on tit-for-tat expulsions, waiting for Trump 10:34 am, January 01, 2017 Sources: China considering measures to contain Taiwan 7:30 pm, December 31, 2016 BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s military has become alarmed by what it sees as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s support of Taiwan and is considering strong measures to prevent the island from mov… R.P. to insist on tribunal ruling if China drills 2:15 am, December 31, 2016 MANILA (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he will insist on a ruling of an international arbitration that invalidated Beijing’s claims to most of the South China Sea if Chi… 50,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar 1:09 am, December 31, 2016 DHAKA (AFP-Jiji) — About 50,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar, the foreign ministry in Dhaka said Thursday, seeking shelter from a bloody crackdown by the army. Bangladesh h… Iraqi forces launch new assault on ISIL in Mosul 10:45 pm, December 30, 2016 BAGHDAD (AFP-Jiji) — Iraqi forces advanced Thursday after declaring a new phase in their offensive on eastern Mosul, stepping up efforts to reclaim the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) mi… Buffalo school board wants Trump ally out 10:37 pm, December 30, 2016 NEW YORK (Reuters) — A western New York builder and former Republican nominee for governor was censured on Thursday by fellow members of the Buffalo Board of Education and asked to resign his seat f… U.S. expels Russians for spying, imposes sanctions 9:57 pm, December 30, 2016 HONOLULU/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian suspected spies and imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies over their involvem… New York tightens security 9:35 pm, December 30, 2016 NEW YORK (Reuters) — New York City will deploy sand-filled trucks and thousands of police officers as part of a beefed-up plan to protect revelers at this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations in T… Poland buys da Vinci in art deal 9:09 pm, December 30, 2016 WARSAW (AP) — Poland’s Culture Ministry finalized a deal Thursday to buy a precious private art collection that includes a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, acting to ensure that the collection will… Syria ceasefire brokered by Russia, Turkey goes into effect 7:43 pm, December 30, 2016 BEIRUT (AP) — A ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey went into effect in war-ravaged Syria at midnight Thursday, a potential breakthrough in the six years of fighting that have left more than a q… Russia pledges ‘adequate reprisals’ over U.S. sanctions 7:41 pm, December 30, 2016 MOSCOW (AFP-Jiji) — Russia on Thursday pledged “adequate reprisals” over U.S. sanctions and accused Washington of trying to destroy ties by making “unfounded” allegations of interference in … Kerry rips Israeli settlement-building 3:30 am, December 30, 2016 Netanyahu faces criminal probe 3:20 am, December 30, 2016 Turkey: Syria ceasefire plan prepared with Russia 2:45 am, December 30, 2016 Man suspected of ties to Berlin attacker detained 2:00 am, December 30, 2016 Oman said to join Saudi-led alliance 1:15 am, December 30, 2016 Actress Debbie Reynolds, 84, dies day after daughter Fisher 1:00 am, December 30, 2016 Taiwan leader to transit in U.S. in move bound to anger China 12:30 am, December 30, 2016 Beijing blasts Taiwan, H.K. independence supporters 12:10 am, December 30, 2016 China finishes longest E-W high-speed rail link 11:45 pm, December 29, 2016 5 killed in ‘terrorist’ attack in Xinjiang 11:00 pm, December 29, 2016 Pakistan turns on nuclear plant built with China 10:10 pm, December 29, 2016 U.S. admires Obama most, Trump 2nd 9:29 pm, December 29, 2016 Last bridge in Mosul disabled 12:00 am, December 29, 2016 Israel intensifies blame of U.S. over rebuke 11:30 pm, December 28, 2016 U.S., Russian forces sharing more in Syria 11:00 pm, December 28, 2016 Trump calls on Bush-era vet for homeland security post 10:30 pm, December 28, 2016 N. Korea’s nuke plans ‘big for 2017’ 10:00 pm, December 28, 2016 Duterte hails record drug haul, arrests 9:30 pm, December 28, 2016 Leadership posturing intensifies in Seoul 9:00 pm, December 28, 2016 S. Korea’s ex-health minister detained 8:45 pm, December 28, 2016 Pop-culture icon Carrie Fisher dies 8:00 pm, December 28, 2016 U.S. has no objection to China warship drill 7:30 pm, December 28, 2016 Taiwan: Chinese carrier reaches Hainan 7:30 pm, December 28, 2016 Top 10 International Stories of 2016 / Trump’s surprise win ranked No. 1 7:12 pm, December 28, 2016 Hopes rise for Ban in new S. Korea party faction 2:00 am, December 28, 2016 S. Korean ruling party splits 1:30 am, December 28, 2016 Will sanctions on statues bring DPRK to standstill? 1:00 am, December 28, 2016 Chinese fans recall Wham!’s own cultural revolution 12:00 am, December 28, 2016 Thai temple raid called off 11:30 pm, December 27, 2016 Taiwan warns of increasing threat from ‘enemies’ 11:00 pm, December 27, 2016 China sets sights on dark side of moon 10:30 pm, December 27, 2016 Egypt law gives Sisi more media control 10:00 pm, December 27, 2016 Dark matter research pioneer Vera Rubin dies 9:30 pm, December 27, 2016 Trump slams U.N. as ‘good time’ club 9:00 pm, December 27, 2016 Obama vs Trump poll dispute erupts 8:30 pm, December 27, 2016 ‘Harry Potter’ spider found 11:30 am, December 27, 2016 Study: Pregnancy changes women’s brains 11:00 am, December 27, 2016 Sex exists to avoid disease 10:45 am, December 27, 2016 Queen Elizabeth misses Xmas service due to illness 1:31 am, December 27, 2016 Israel summons U.S., other envoys 11:39 pm, December 26, 2016 Russia focuses on faults, not terror, in plane crash probe 11:29 pm, December 26, 2016 Tunisia security forces warn of returning jihadis 10:38 pm, December 26, 2016 54,000 in Germany flee large unexploded bomb 10:28 pm, December 26, 2016 Militia attacks kill 34 Congo civilians 9:37 pm, December 26, 2016 Indonesia marks 12th anniversary of deadly tsunami with prayers 9:28 pm, December 26, 2016 Egypt confirms producer’s arrest 8:36 pm, December 26, 2016 China tests new version of stealth fighter 8:27 pm, December 26, 2016 Publicist: Singer George Michael dead at age 53 9:51 am, December 26, 2016 Money raised for driver’s family 3:33 am, December 26, 2016 Netanyahu: Israel to reassess U.N. relations 12:11 am, December 26, 2016 3 arrested for ties to Berlin attack 11:55 pm, December 25, 2016 ‘No survivors’ as Russian military jet crashes 9:01 pm, December 25, 2016 2 linked to Dhaka cafe siege killed 8:56 pm, December 25, 2016 Iraqis celebrate 1st Christmas in post-ISIL town 7:59 pm, December 25, 2016 Trump to dissolve foundation amid New York investigation 7:53 pm, December 25, 2016 Russian passenger jet with 92 aboard crashes into Black Sea 4:28 pm, December 25, 2016 FBI probes FDIC hack linked to China 2:26 am, December 25, 2016 U.N. to start talks on N-ban treaty in March 11:43 pm, December 24, 2016 Trump welcomes ‘nice’ letter from Putin 9:47 pm, December 24, 2016 Malta plane hijacking ends peacefully 9:03 pm, December 24, 2016 South Korean investigators summon Park’s jailed friend 8:56 pm, December 24, 2016 Question looms whether Berlin attack suspect had accomplices 8:01 pm, December 24, 2016 Trump cochair wishes death on Obama, calls 1st lady male 7:57 pm, December 24, 2016 U.S. abstention allows U.N. to condemn Israel for settlements 7:45 pm, December 24, 2016 Trump continuing battle with media 11:55 pm, December 23, 2016 Spicer picked for U.S. press secretary 9:45 pm, December 23, 2016 Trump: U.S. must ‘strengthen’ nuclear capability 9:41 pm, December 23, 2016 5 held over Christmas Day bomb plot in Australia 9:05 pm, December 23, 2016 U.S. House report: Snowden still in contact with Russian intelligence 8:35 pm, December 23, 2016 Berlin attack suspect slipped through net 8:25 pm, December 23, 2016 Syrian Army retakes control of Aleppo in boost for Assad 8:25 pm, December 23, 2016 Italian media: Suspect in Berlin truck attack shot dead in Milan 8:25 pm, December 23, 2016 Clinton wins popular vote by 2.9 million 7:55 pm, December 23, 2016 Ferry tragedy probed as Park impeachment hearing opens 6:15 pm, December 23, 2016 Trump: U.S. must greatly strengthen N-capability 11:28 am, December 23, 2016 Tunisian suspected in Berlin attack 4:00 am, December 23, 2016 Trump: Berlin violence attack on humanity 3:45 am, December 23, 2016 Wang: U.S. ties face new uncertainties 3:30 am, December 23, 2016 China confirms 3rd human bird flu infection in week 3:00 am, December 23, 2016 Defiant Gambia leader says he won’t step down 2:30 am, December 23, 2016 Kremlin: Almost all talks with U.S. frozen 2:00 am, December 23, 2016 Trump discusses cutting F-35, Air Force One costs 1:00 am, December 23, 2016 Romania’s leftists propose Muslim woman for PM 12:00 am, December 23, 2016 Turkish prosecutors probe why Russian’s killer not taken alive 11:30 pm, December 22, 2016 Assad nears Aleppo endgame 10:48 pm, December 22, 2016 U.N. finds airstrike hit aid convoy in Syria 10:10 pm, December 22, 2016 Queen Elizabeth to reduce duties 9:30 pm, December 21, 2016 Split imminent in Park’s party 9:30 pm, December 21, 2016 Police now want Choi’s daughter 9:30 pm, December 21, 2016 Merkel’s road to reelection set to get rougher after attack 9:00 pm, December 21, 2016 Zurich mosque shooter had ‘no Islamist links’ 8:15 pm, December 21, 2016 EU stops short of semi-auto gun ban 8:10 pm, December 21, 2016 Turkey, Russia probe Karlov killing 8:00 pm, December 21, 2016 Obama exercises 1950s drilling law 7:45 pm, December 21, 2016 Sao Tome severs Taiwan ties 7:33 pm, December 21, 2016 Pope orders freeing of ‘Vatileaks’ priest 7:30 pm, December 21, 2016 ‘Moscow Declaration’ adopted for Syria deal 7:16 pm, December 21, 2016 German forces hunt for attacker 7:07 pm, December 21, 2016 China returns U.S. drone 2:24 am, December 21, 2016 Norway, China normalize ties after 6-yr Nobel spat 9:15 pm, December 20, 2016 12 killed as truck plows into Berlin market 9:04 pm, December 20, 2016 Man held outside U.S. Embassy in Ankara 8:47 pm, December 20, 2016 Berlin police probe terrorism link in Christmas market killings 8:46 pm, December 20, 2016 Witnesses recall sudden change to festive spirit 8:45 pm, December 20, 2016 U.S. ready to help investigation 8:42 pm, December 20, 2016 Ankara attacker’s family detained 8:40 pm, December 20, 2016 Russian ambassador killed in Ankara 8:35 pm, December 20, 2016 China smog 100 times over WHO guideline 8:35 pm, December 20, 2016 How will Moscow react to killing? 8:30 pm, December 20, 2016 Trump: Terrorists behind Turkey, Germany killings 8:20 pm, December 20, 2016 NATO, Russia stall on Ukraine in talks 8:00 pm, December 20, 2016 UNSC unanimously calls for Aleppo safeguards 7:45 pm, December 20, 2016 Lagarde keeps job, escapes penalty, wins full backing of IMF 7:45 pm, December 20, 2016 2016 officially a ‘surreal’ year 7:42 pm, December 20, 2016 Trump assured of presidency after Electoral College vote 7:34 pm, December 20, 2016 Austrian far right signs with Putin 7:30 pm, December 20, 2016 Jumping robot eyed to aid in rescues 11:00 am, December 20, 2016 Study: Computer games help relieve phantom pain 10:50 am, December 20, 2016 Feathered dinosaur tail found in amber 10:45 am, December 20, 2016 Reindeer getting smaller 10:00 am, December 20, 2016 Park confidante denies charges 1:33 am, December 20, 2016 Impeachment sets off early ROK race 12:31 am, December 20, 2016 Hundreds evacuated from Aleppo 11:50 pm, December 19, 2016 Malaysia calls for ASEAN to arrange Rohingya aid 11:14 pm, December 19, 2016 Gunmen kill 10 in series of attacks on Jordan police 10:48 pm, December 19, 2016 Anti-abortionists, buoyed by Trump, get new wind 10:13 pm, December 19, 2016 New Lebanon unity Cabinet announced 9:47 pm, December 19, 2016 U.S. senators seek probe of cyber-attacks by Russia 9:12 pm, December 19, 2016 West Bank settlers agree to relocation 8:46 pm, December 19, 2016 Poland’s president talks with opposition 8:11 pm, December 19, 2016 UNSC agrees on draft resolution for Aleppo monitoring 6:44 pm, December 19, 2016 Iran calls for meeting over U.S. sanctions 5:07 am, December 19, 2016 U.K. faces Christmas strikes to mail, train, air travel 4:42 am, December 19, 2016 30 soldiers killed in Yemen suicide blast 3:30 am, December 19, 2016 Anne Frank may have been caught ‘by chance,’ not betrayed 2:22 am, December 19, 2016 Smoggy Beijing under red alert 12:04 am, December 19, 2016 Gunmen kill 5 female airport staff in Kandahar 11:53 pm, December 18, 2016 Analysis / 5 ways Kim has changed North Korea 11:09 pm, December 18, 2016 Winter storm socks Midwest, East, spawning accidents, deaths 8:59 pm, December 18, 2016 Pope eats with homeless on 80th birthday, gets 70,000 emails 8:14 pm, December 18, 2016 Supporters, opponents of Park stage big rallies 8:10 pm, December 18, 2016 Protestors in Berlin demand humanity 7:59 pm, December 18, 2016 Desperate ‘thousands’ await evacuation from Aleppo 7:50 pm, December 18, 2016 China to return seized U.S. drone, slams Washington 7:39 pm, December 18, 2016 E-cigarettes a ‘major public health concern’ in U.S. 3:09 pm, December 18, 2016 Does parental depression affect teens’ symptoms? 9:56 am, December 18, 2016 Trump given warning over upending China policy 3:57 am, December 18, 2016 Philippines faces growing HIV epidemic 9:35 pm, December 17, 2016 U.S. says Chinese warship seized Navy underwater drone 8:45 pm, December 17, 2016 China paper: Issue to be resolved 8:42 pm, December 17, 2016 Duterte says he’ll set aside sea feud ruling against China 8:32 pm, December 17, 2016 Obama, rapping Putin, says U.S. could strike back on cyber 1:30 pm, December 17, 2016 White House alludes to Putin involvement in U.S. hacking 11:35 pm, December 16, 2016 Facebook moves to fight fake news posts 11:35 pm, December 16, 2016 Park’s lawyers: No grounds for impeachment 11:05 pm, December 16, 2016 Hitler house expropriated 10:46 pm, December 16, 2016 Galileo, Europe’s rival to GPS, starts service 10:15 pm, December 16, 2016 EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions 9:39 pm, December 16, 2016 White supremacist convicted in Charleston church shooting 8:25 pm, December 16, 2016 Traces of explosives found in EgyptAir crash 8:15 pm, December 16, 2016 Thousands of residents leave Aleppo under ceasefire deal 7:58 pm, December 16, 2016 EU rebuffs legislature’s bid for bigger role in Brexit talks 7:45 pm, December 16, 2016 France to extend state of emergency 7:35 pm, December 16, 2016 ‘Brexit’ to enter Oxford dictionary 11:55 pm, December 15, 2016 Think 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China Sea islets 10:55 pm, December 15, 2016 Afghan boy scores big moment with superstar Messi 10:45 pm, December 15, 2016 Putin is world’s most powerful man in Forbes rankings 9:15 pm, December 15, 2016 Duterte says he personally killed criminal suspects 8:52 pm, December 15, 2016 Trump endorses Romney’s niece for RNC chair 8:05 pm, December 15, 2016 Syria civil war could mar Obama’s legacy 9:45 pm, December 14, 2016 Park’s ‘missing’ 7 hours scrutinized again 9:00 pm, December 14, 2016 N. Korea rejects U.N. abductions report 9:00 pm, December 14, 2016 Taiwan urged to increase defense spending 8:45 pm, December 14, 2016 Tillerson ties thorny for Senate 8:30 pm, December 14, 2016 Angry Mexican townsfolk kidnap drug lord’s mom 8:00 pm, December 14, 2016 Trump meets ‘old friend’ Kanye West 8:00 pm, December 14, 2016 Italy’s new PM wins confidence vote 7:45 pm, December 14, 2016 Rouhani orders plans for building atomic boats 7:45 pm, December 14, 2016 Rebels to surrender, pull out as Aleppo fighting ends 7:24 pm, December 14, 2016 Zinke wanted for interior secretary job, reports say 7:17 pm, December 14, 2016 Blasphemy trial under way for Christian Jakarta gov. 9:00 pm, December 13, 2016 China, Mexico move to deepen ties 8:30 pm, December 13, 2016 U.S. says China policy not a ‘bargaining chip’ 8:30 pm, December 13, 2016 Senate GOP leader breaks from Trump over hacking 8:15 pm, December 13, 2016 Tillerson said pick for secretary of state 8:15 pm, December 13, 2016 Guterres sworn in as U.N. chief 8:00 pm, December 13, 2016 Israel gets F-35 jets 7:30 pm, December 13, 2016 Gas attack suspected near Palmyra ISIL territory 7:15 pm, December 13, 2016 Aleppo’s ‘doomsday’ imminent 7:00 pm, December 13, 2016 Don’t sleep on it: Going to bed mad makes it worse 1:15 pm, December 13, 2016 Spacecraft examines Saturn’s rings 12:10 pm, December 13, 2016 Swiss solar plane to soar into stratosphere 11:40 am, December 13, 2016 Trump calls CIA report on election ‘ridiculous’ 11:25 pm, December 12, 2016 Trump campaign spent less than rival’s 11:35 pm, December 09, 2016 Trump picks fast-food exec for labor secretary 8:05 pm, December 09, 2016 Time names Trump Person of the Year 11:45 pm, December 08, 2016 Trump selects climate-change denier for EPA 11:15 pm, December 08, 2016 DiCaprio meets Trump on green jobs to boost economy 10:45 pm, December 08, 2016 N.Y. wants $35 mil. to protect Trump; Congress offers $7 mil. 10:10 pm, December 08, 2016 Trump complains about China policy 11:44 pm, December 05, 2016 Stein: Penn. recount bid will head to federal court 11:50 pm, December 04, 2016 Trump speaks with Taiwan’s Tsai, risking China tensions 10:42 pm, December 03, 2016 Beijing: Call a ploy by Taipei 10:41 pm, December 03, 2016 Trump kicks off ‘thank you’ tour in U.S. heartland 9:15 pm, December 02, 2016 Trump assails push for vote recount 1:18 am, November 29, 2016 A real difference: Leading the fight to eliminate land mines 11:02 am, November 28, 2016 Ever since Agnes Marcaillou became director of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in 2012, she has been motivated every day by the direct impact of her mission on the people she works for… Clinton team to take part in vote recount 11:19 pm, November 27, 2016 3 California mosques get threatening letters 8:22 pm, November 27, 2016 Trump names Haley as envoy to U.N. 8:40 pm, November 24, 2016 Trump claims ‘open mind’ on Paris deal 11:19 pm, November 23, 2016 Trump remains elusive on Cabinet 10:00 pm, November 22, 2016 ‘Hamilton’ cast’s plea to VP-elect ignites debate 11:34 pm, November 20, 2016 Trump holds talks with old foe Romney 10:32 pm, November 20, 2016 Trump picks loyalists for top security, law enforcement jobs 9:47 pm, November 19, 2016 Petraeus eyed for defense chief 9:46 pm, November 19, 2016 Team denies disorganization 10:24 pm, November 17, 2016 Trump turns to Wall Street 10:46 pm, November 16, 2016 Hardliner says wall, Muslim registry plans ongoing 10:28 pm, November 16, 2016 Luxury N.Y. apartments stripped of Trump name 10:11 pm, November 16, 2016 British PM May: It’s time to respond to transformed world 10:30 pm, November 15, 2016 Giuliani tipped for secretary of state 10:00 pm, November 15, 2016 Putin, Trump speak by phone, agree to work to improve ties 8:51 pm, November 15, 2016 Obama says Trump is ‘pragmatic’ 8:00 pm, November 15, 2016 Trump’s new chief of staff a man with many friends 11:54 pm, November 14, 2016 Trump names GOP head as chief of staff 8:45 pm, November 14, 2016 Trump assigns Pence transition team head 8:21 pm, November 13, 2016 Obamacare portions to be ‘kept’ 9:04 am, November 13, 2016 After off the mark polls, some question value of ‘big data’ 11:55 pm, November 11, 2016 Protocol on press access bucked 10:25 pm, November 11, 2016 Trump meets with Obama, discusses transfer of power 9:00 pm, November 11, 2016 Hollywood in mourning over Trump victory 8:55 pm, November 11, 2016 Populist pandering no way to lead U.S. 11:45 pm, November 10, 2016 Senate leader dashes hopes for TPP vote before year-end 9:34 pm, November 10, 2016 An unexpected thrill ride on TV 11:41 pm, November 09, 2016 Trump win elicits fears, some cheers around globe 10:39 pm, November 09, 2016 Some look to Canada, N.Z. after Trump’s rise 9:34 pm, November 09, 2016 GOP maintains control of Congress 9:00 pm, November 09, 2016 Trump triumphs over Clinton / Real estate mogul wins key swing states in stunning run to White House 8:41 pm, November 09, 2016 U.S. turnout surges among minorities 11:16 pm, November 07, 2016 Trump, Clinton court voters in swing states 10:52 pm, November 06, 2016 Melania worked ‘without proper visa’ 7:51 pm, November 06, 2016 Security scare for Trump in final days 7:48 pm, November 06, 2016 U.S. warning of Al-Qaida election threat 3:45 am, November 06, 2016 Clinton sent daughter material later classified 2:25 am, November 06, 2016 Clinton, Trump clash in final campaign stretch 8:36 pm, November 05, 2016 Fending off Trump, Clinton tries to secure ‘blue wall’ 7:31 pm, November 04, 2016 Trump, Clinton in close final week battle 9:48 pm, November 02, 2016 Trump sticks to attacking Clinton 10:45 pm, November 01, 2016 Trump seeks boost from Clinton’s email probe 10:35 pm, October 29, 2016 Poll: Clinton extends lead 10:45 pm, October 27, 2016 Trump touts urban policy and his new hotel 9:25 pm, October 27, 2016 Trump’s Hollywood star smashed 9:15 pm, October 27, 2016 Half of all Republicans would reject poll result 11:43 pm, October 22, 2016 Youngsters prefer ‘giant meteor’ 10:55 pm, October 20, 2016 Analysis / Trump stays on scorched earth strategy 10:15 pm, October 20, 2016 Trump says he may not accept election result 10:13 pm, October 20, 2016 N.C. GOP office torched, graffiti threat sprayed nearby 11:04 pm, October 17, 2016 Trump ramps up rigged election claim 11:03 pm, October 17, 2016 Trump campaign rocked by new sexual allegations 3:09 am, October 16, 2016 Obama: ‘Democracy itself’ at stake in poll 3:05 am, October 16, 2016 Michelle Obama excoriates Trump over sexual assault 10:15 pm, October 14, 2016 Trump campaign hit by new allegations of sexual assault 10:27 pm, October 13, 2016 House Speaker Ryan dumps Trump 2:00 am, October 12, 2016 Forgiveness, praise focus of Pence’s resurfacing 1:45 am, October 12, 2016 2nd debate marked by personal insults 8:57 pm, October 11, 2016 More Republicans condemn Trump 10:10 am, October 10, 2016 Ryan ‘sickened’ by comments 9:08 pm, October 08, 2016 Trump caught making lewd remarks about women 9:05 pm, October 08, 2016 Clinton edges out in front of Trump in national poll 7:54 pm, October 01, 2016 Twitter, ‘lies’ and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen 7:53 pm, October 01, 2016 Clinton hits Trump over Cuba embargo ‘violation’ 12:05 am, October 01, 2016 1st Trump-Clinton showdown draws record ratings for debate 8:35 pm, September 28, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers. 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    • Russia: Scale back of military presence has begun in Syria

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    • Bombing kills 2 near courthouse in Turkey

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    • Austria eyes plan to call for EU migration ceiling

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    • In court, Park’s friend claims ‘much unfairness’

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    • China: Carrier conducts research, tests weapons in South China Sea

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    • Ex-Tianjin mayor expelled from party, to be prosecuted

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    • Govt official suspected in rare gun rampage in China

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    • Trump goads intel agencies on hacking

    • After disparaging U.N., Trump talks with new chief

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    • Brooklyn train crash injures more than 100

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    • ‘Mein Kampf’ reprint takes Germany by storm

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    • Moscow wants naval drills as warships visit Manila

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    • Indonesia halts Aussie military ties

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    • Turkey says it now knows who Istanbul gunman is

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    • New U.N. chief Guterres: I’m no miracle maker

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    • Ryan reelected House speaker

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    • Trump’s intel briefing delayed

    • Trump to hold press conference on Jan. 11

    • GOP makes ethics office U-turn

    • Obama to give farewell speech on Jan. 10

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    • Finland to pay unemployed basic monthly income of $587

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    • U.S.-led strikes have killed 188 civilians

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    • Syrian rebels to freeze peace negotiations

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    • Netanyahu questioned over ‘corruption’

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    • China calls Trump remarks ‘pandering’

    • Trump: No DPRK missile will be capable of reaching U.S.

    • Park refuses to testify in impeachment trial

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    • Analysis / Turkey faces more turmoil, violence

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    • U.S. customs system outage causes delays at airports

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    • 60 inmates killed in Brazil riot

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    • ISIL bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

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    • China Navy confirms drills in South China Sea

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    • Ebola vaccine may be ‘up to 100% effective’

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    • World’s 1st solar panel road opens in France

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    • Ancient human ancestor stood tall

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    • Daughter of Park’s friend arrested

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    • S. Korea leader denies wrongdoing in scandal

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    • Syria clashes threaten fragile ceasefire

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    • ISIL claims responsibility for Istanbul attack

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    • ‘Hollyweed’ — Prankster alters L.A.’s landmark sign

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    • 10 inmates flee in Bahrain prison raid

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    • U.K. queen misses another church service

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    • Israel not to release bodies of militants

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    • 39 killed in Istanbul; gunman at large

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    • Gov.: At least 35 dead in attack on nightclub in Istanbul

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    • Russia holds off on tit-for-tat expulsions, waiting for Trump

    • Sources: China considering measures to contain Taiwan

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    • R.P. to insist on tribunal ruling if China drills

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    • 50,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar

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    • Iraqi forces launch new assault on ISIL in Mosul

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    • Buffalo school board wants Trump ally out

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    • U.S. expels Russians for spying, imposes sanctions

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    • New York tightens security

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    • Poland buys da Vinci in art deal

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    • Syria ceasefire brokered by Russia, Turkey goes into effect

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    • Russia pledges ‘adequate reprisals’ over U.S. sanctions

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    • Kerry rips Israeli settlement-building

    • Netanyahu faces criminal probe

    • Turkey: Syria ceasefire plan prepared with Russia

    • Man suspected of ties to Berlin attacker detained

    • Oman said to join Saudi-led alliance

    • Actress Debbie Reynolds, 84, dies day after daughter Fisher

    • Taiwan leader to transit in U.S. in move bound to anger China

    • Beijing blasts Taiwan, H.K. independence supporters

    • China finishes longest E-W high-speed rail link

    • 5 killed in ‘terrorist’ attack in Xinjiang

    • Pakistan turns on nuclear plant built with China

    • U.S. admires Obama most, Trump 2nd

    • Last bridge in Mosul disabled

    • Israel intensifies blame of U.S. over rebuke

    • U.S., Russian forces sharing more in Syria

    • Trump calls on Bush-era vet for homeland security post

    • N. Korea’s nuke plans ‘big for 2017’

    • Duterte hails record drug haul, arrests

    • Leadership posturing intensifies in Seoul

    • S. Korea’s ex-health minister detained

    • Pop-culture icon Carrie Fisher dies

    • U.S. has no objection to China warship drill

    • Taiwan: Chinese carrier reaches Hainan

    • Top 10 International Stories of 2016 / Trump’s surprise win ranked No. 1

    • Hopes rise for Ban in new S. Korea party faction

    • S. Korean ruling party splits

    • Will sanctions on statues bring DPRK to standstill?

    • Chinese fans recall Wham!’s own cultural revolution

    • Thai temple raid called off

    • Taiwan warns of increasing threat from ‘enemies’

    • China sets sights on dark side of moon

    • Egypt law gives Sisi more media control

    • Dark matter research pioneer Vera Rubin dies

    • Trump slams U.N. as ‘good time’ club

    • Obama vs Trump poll dispute erupts

    • ‘Harry Potter’ spider found

    • Study: Pregnancy changes women’s brains

    • Sex exists to avoid disease

    • Queen Elizabeth misses Xmas service due to illness

    • Israel summons U.S., other envoys

    • Russia focuses on faults, not terror, in plane crash probe

    • Tunisia security forces warn of returning jihadis

    • 54,000 in Germany flee large unexploded bomb

    • Militia attacks kill 34 Congo civilians

    • Indonesia marks 12th anniversary of deadly tsunami with prayers

    • Egypt confirms producer’s arrest

    • China tests new version of stealth fighter

    • Publicist: Singer George Michael dead at age 53

    • Money raised for driver’s family

    • Netanyahu: Israel to reassess U.N. relations

    • 3 arrested for ties to Berlin attack

    • ‘No survivors’ as Russian military jet crashes

    • 2 linked to Dhaka cafe siege killed

    • Iraqis celebrate 1st Christmas in post-ISIL town

    • Trump to dissolve foundation amid New York investigation

    • Russian passenger jet with 92 aboard crashes into Black Sea

    • FBI probes FDIC hack linked to China

    • U.N. to start talks on N-ban treaty in March

    • Trump welcomes ‘nice’ letter from Putin

    • Malta plane hijacking ends peacefully

    • South Korean investigators summon Park’s jailed friend

    • Question looms whether Berlin attack suspect had accomplices

    • Trump cochair wishes death on Obama, calls 1st lady male

    • U.S. abstention allows U.N. to condemn Israel for settlements

    • Trump continuing battle with media

    • Spicer picked for U.S. press secretary

    • Trump: U.S. must ‘strengthen’ nuclear capability

    • 5 held over Christmas Day bomb plot in Australia

    • U.S. House report: Snowden still in contact with Russian intelligence

    • Berlin attack suspect slipped through net

    • Syrian Army retakes control of Aleppo in boost for Assad

    • Italian media: Suspect in Berlin truck attack shot dead in Milan

    • Clinton wins popular vote by 2.9 million

    • Ferry tragedy probed as Park impeachment hearing opens

    • Trump: U.S. must greatly strengthen N-capability

    • Tunisian suspected in Berlin attack

    • Trump: Berlin violence attack on humanity

    • Wang: U.S. ties face new uncertainties

    • China confirms 3rd human bird flu infection in week

    • Defiant Gambia leader says he won’t step down

    • Kremlin: Almost all talks with U.S. frozen

    • Trump discusses cutting F-35, Air Force One costs

    • Romania’s leftists propose Muslim woman for PM

    • Turkish prosecutors probe why Russian’s killer not taken alive

    • Assad nears Aleppo endgame

    • U.N. finds airstrike hit aid convoy in Syria

    • Queen Elizabeth to reduce duties

    • Split imminent in Park’s party

    • Police now want Choi’s daughter

    • Merkel’s road to reelection set to get rougher after attack

    • Zurich mosque shooter had ‘no Islamist links’

    • EU stops short of semi-auto gun ban

    • Turkey, Russia probe Karlov killing

    • Obama exercises 1950s drilling law

    • Sao Tome severs Taiwan ties

    • Pope orders freeing of ‘Vatileaks’ priest

    • ‘Moscow Declaration’ adopted for Syria deal

    • German forces hunt for attacker

    • China returns U.S. drone

    • Norway, China normalize ties after 6-yr Nobel spat

    • 12 killed as truck plows into Berlin market

    • Man held outside U.S. Embassy in Ankara

    • Berlin police probe terrorism link in Christmas market killings

    • Witnesses recall sudden change to festive spirit

    • U.S. ready to help investigation

    • Ankara attacker’s family detained

    • Russian ambassador killed in Ankara

    • China smog 100 times over WHO guideline

    • How will Moscow react to killing?

    • Trump: Terrorists behind Turkey, Germany killings

    • NATO, Russia stall on Ukraine in talks

    • UNSC unanimously calls for Aleppo safeguards

    • Lagarde keeps job, escapes penalty, wins full backing of IMF

    • 2016 officially a ‘surreal’ year

    • Trump assured of presidency after Electoral College vote

    • Austrian far right signs with Putin

    • Jumping robot eyed to aid in rescues

    • Study: Computer games help relieve phantom pain

    • Feathered dinosaur tail found in amber

    • Reindeer getting smaller

    • Park confidante denies charges

    • Impeachment sets off early ROK race

    • Hundreds evacuated from Aleppo

    • Malaysia calls for ASEAN to arrange Rohingya aid

    • Gunmen kill 10 in series of attacks on Jordan police

    • Anti-abortionists, buoyed by Trump, get new wind

    • New Lebanon unity Cabinet announced

    • U.S. senators seek probe of cyber-attacks by Russia

    • West Bank settlers agree to relocation

    • Poland’s president talks with opposition

    • UNSC agrees on draft resolution for Aleppo monitoring

    • Iran calls for meeting over U.S. sanctions

    • U.K. faces Christmas strikes to mail, train, air travel

    • 30 soldiers killed in Yemen suicide blast

    • Anne Frank may have been caught ‘by chance,’ not betrayed

    • Smoggy Beijing under red alert

    • Gunmen kill 5 female airport staff in Kandahar

    • Analysis / 5 ways Kim has changed North Korea

    • Winter storm socks Midwest, East, spawning accidents, deaths

    • Pope eats with homeless on 80th birthday, gets 70,000 emails

    • Supporters, opponents of Park stage big rallies

    • Protestors in Berlin demand humanity

    • Desperate ‘thousands’ await evacuation from Aleppo

    • China to return seized U.S. drone, slams Washington

    • E-cigarettes a ‘major public health concern’ in U.S.

    • Does parental depression affect teens’ symptoms?

    • Trump given warning over upending China policy

    • Philippines faces growing HIV epidemic

    • U.S. says Chinese warship seized Navy underwater drone

    • China paper: Issue to be resolved

    • Duterte says he’ll set aside sea feud ruling against China

    • Obama, rapping Putin, says U.S. could strike back on cyber

    • White House alludes to Putin involvement in U.S. hacking

    • Facebook moves to fight fake news posts

    • Park’s lawyers: No grounds for impeachment

    • Hitler house expropriated

    • Galileo, Europe’s rival to GPS, starts service

    • EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions

    • White supremacist convicted in Charleston church shooting

    • Traces of explosives found in EgyptAir crash

    • Thousands of residents leave Aleppo under ceasefire deal

    • EU rebuffs legislature’s bid for bigger role in Brexit talks

    • France to extend state of emergency

    • ‘Brexit’ to enter Oxford dictionary

    • Think tank: Beijing installs weapons on S. China Sea islets

    • Afghan boy scores big moment with superstar Messi

    • Putin is world’s most powerful man in Forbes rankings

    • Duterte says he personally killed criminal suspects

    • Trump endorses Romney’s niece for RNC chair

    • Syria civil war could mar Obama’s legacy

    • Park’s ‘missing’ 7 hours scrutinized again

    • N. Korea rejects U.N. abductions report

    • Taiwan urged to increase defense spending

    • Tillerson ties thorny for Senate

    • Angry Mexican townsfolk kidnap drug lord’s mom

    • Trump meets ‘old friend’ Kanye West

    • Italy’s new PM wins confidence vote

    • Rouhani orders plans for building atomic boats

    • Rebels to surrender, pull out as Aleppo fighting ends

    • Zinke wanted for interior secretary job, reports say

    • Blasphemy trial under way for Christian Jakarta gov.

    • China, Mexico move to deepen ties

    • U.S. says China policy not a ‘bargaining chip’

    • Senate GOP leader breaks from Trump over hacking

    • Tillerson said pick for secretary of state

    • Guterres sworn in as U.N. chief

    • Israel gets F-35 jets

    • Gas attack suspected near Palmyra ISIL territory

    • Aleppo’s ‘doomsday’ imminent

    • Don’t sleep on it: Going to bed mad makes it worse

    • Spacecraft examines Saturn’s rings

    • Swiss solar plane to soar into stratosphere

    • Trump calls CIA report on election ‘ridiculous’

    • Trump campaign spent less than rival’s

    • Trump picks fast-food exec for labor secretary

    • Time names Trump Person of the Year

    • Trump selects climate-change denier for EPA

    • DiCaprio meets Trump on green jobs to boost economy

    • N.Y. wants $35 mil. to protect Trump; Congress offers $7 mil.

    • Trump complains about China policy

    • Stein: Penn. recount bid will head to federal court

    • Trump speaks with Taiwan’s Tsai, risking China tensions

    • Beijing: Call a ploy by Taipei

    • Trump kicks off ‘thank you’ tour in U.S. heartland

    • Trump assails push for vote recount

    • A real difference: Leading the fight to eliminate land mines

      Ever since Agnes Marcaillou became director of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in 2012, she has been motivated every day by the direct impact of her mission on the people she works for…

    • Clinton team to take part in vote recount

    • 3 California mosques get threatening letters

    • Trump names Haley as envoy to U.N.

    • Trump claims ‘open mind’ on Paris deal

    • Trump remains elusive on Cabinet

    • ‘Hamilton’ cast’s plea to VP-elect ignites debate

    • Trump holds talks with old foe Romney

    • Trump picks loyalists for top security, law enforcement jobs

    • Petraeus eyed for defense chief

    • Team denies disorganization

    • Trump turns to Wall Street

    • Hardliner says wall, Muslim registry plans ongoing

    • Luxury N.Y. apartments stripped of Trump name

    • British PM May: It’s time to respond to transformed world

    • Giuliani tipped for secretary of state

    • Putin, Trump speak by phone, agree to work to improve ties

    • Obama says Trump is ‘pragmatic’

    • Trump’s new chief of staff a man with many friends

    • Trump names GOP head as chief of staff

    • Trump assigns Pence transition team head

    • Obamacare portions to be ‘kept’

    • After off the mark polls, some question value of ‘big data’

    • Protocol on press access bucked

    • Trump meets with Obama, discusses transfer of power

    • Hollywood in mourning over Trump victory

    • Populist pandering no way to lead U.S.

    • Senate leader dashes hopes for TPP vote before year-end

    • An unexpected thrill ride on TV

    • Trump win elicits fears, some cheers around globe

    • Some look to Canada, N.Z. after Trump’s rise

    • GOP maintains control of Congress

    • Trump triumphs over Clinton / Real estate mogul wins key swing states in stunning run to White House

    • U.S. turnout surges among minorities

    • Trump, Clinton court voters in swing states

    • Melania worked ‘without proper visa’

    • Security scare for Trump in final days

    • U.S. warning of Al-Qaida election threat

    • Clinton sent daughter material later classified

    • Clinton, Trump clash in final campaign stretch

    • Fending off Trump, Clinton tries to secure ‘blue wall’

    • Trump, Clinton in close final week battle

    • Trump sticks to attacking Clinton

    • Trump seeks boost from Clinton’s email probe

    • Poll: Clinton extends lead

    • Trump touts urban policy and his new hotel

    • Trump’s Hollywood star smashed

    • Half of all Republicans would reject poll result

    • Youngsters prefer ‘giant meteor’

    • Analysis / Trump stays on scorched earth strategy

    • Trump says he may not accept election result

    • N.C. GOP office torched, graffiti threat sprayed nearby

    • Trump ramps up rigged election claim

    • Trump campaign rocked by new sexual allegations

    • Obama: ‘Democracy itself’ at stake in poll

    • Michelle Obama excoriates Trump over sexual assault

    • Trump campaign hit by new allegations of sexual assault

    • House Speaker Ryan dumps Trump

    • Forgiveness, praise focus of Pence’s resurfacing

    • 2nd debate marked by personal insults

    • More Republicans condemn Trump

    • Ryan ‘sickened’ by comments

    • Trump caught making lewd remarks about women

    • Clinton edges out in front of Trump in national poll

    • Twitter, ‘lies’ and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen

    • Clinton hits Trump over Cuba embargo ‘violation’

    • 1st Trump-Clinton showdown draws record ratings for debate

      NEW YORK (AP) — The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers. The Nielsen company said the viewership, over 13 netwo…

    • Analysis / Trump struggles to be ‘change’ candidate in 1st TV debate

    • Asia viewers see Clinton as winner

    • Trump plagued by sniffles during debate

    • Trump vows to accept ‘undivided’ Jerusalem

    • Clinton, Trump neck and neck heading into 1st showdown

    • Cruz endorses Trump, whom he called ‘utterly amoral’

    • Clinton leads Trump by 4 points

    • Politics takes center stage at Emmys

    • Clinton condemns triple ‘apparent terrorist attacks’

    • Clinton, Trump trade barbs over health amid tighter race

    • Powell criticizes candidates in slew of hacked emails

    • Clinton, Trump seek to prove fitness

    • Rio 2016 / U.S. swimmers were not robbed, Brazil police say

    • TV camera falls on Rio Games visitors in latest mishap

    • Putin slams discrimination at send-off ceremony

    • High alert for Olympics

    • Olympic torch lit by Rousseff

    • 100 days to Rio Olympics, many challenges remain

    • 6 months to Rio Games, troubles mount for Brazil

    ry 13, 2017

  • Trump stops short of full divestment

  • Trump meets press, turns combative

  • Dossier on Trump circulated for months

  • Mexico ready for high stakes talks with Trump

  • Trudeau picks Russia critic as Canada’s top diplomat

    OTTAWA (Reuters) — Canada’s appointment of an outspoken Russia critic currently under sanctions from Moscow is a bold move by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he seeks to improve strained relatio…

  • U.S. adds 7 DPRK officials to blacklist

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Treasury Department has added seven senior North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, to its sanctions list because of human rights abuses and c…

  • U.S. deploys high-tech radar amid fevered N. Korea rhetoric

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — A high-tech sea-based U.S. military radar has left Hawaii to monitor for potential North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test launches, a U.S. defense official said…

  • Samsung chief questioned in Park political scandal

    SEOUL (Reuters) — Special South Korean prosecutors questioned the head of top conglomerate Samsung Group on suspicion of bribery on Thursday in an influence-peddling scandal that led to President P…

  • OUTLOOK 2017 / Keep an eye on global waves of nationalism

    If we think about it carefully, the rise of the fierce nationalism that rattled many parts of the world in 2016 should not be considered a new trend. The best example is Russian President Vladimir P…

  • China unveils new reconnaissance ship

    BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s Navy has launched a new electronic reconnaissance ship, state media said on Thursday, the latest addition to an expanding fleet and as Beijing’s new assertiveness to…

  • Japan criticized over U.S. trade deficits

  • Amazon halts sales of Indian flag doormat after visa threat

    MUMBAI (Reuters) — Amazon.com removed doormats resembling the Indian tri-color flag from its Canadian website on Wednesday, after an Indian government threat to rescind visas of the U.S. company’…

  • Report: Nazi Brunner died in Syria in 2001

    PARIS (Reuters) — Alois Brunner, an Austrian SS officer found responsible for the World War II deportation of 125,500 European Jews to Nazi death camps, died in a Syrian jail cell in 2001, accordin…

  • Tillerson reassures on defense of Senkakus

  • Trump acknowledges Russian hack responsibility

  • N. Korea’s plutonium enough for ‘10 bombs’

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — North Korea now has enough plutonium to make 10 nuclear bombs, South Korea said Wednesday, a week after leader Kim Jong Un said it was close to test-launching an intercontinental …

  • ‘More forceful ways’ an option over DPRK

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the United States may need “more forceful ways” of dealing with North Korea if it develops an intercontinental ballistic missil…

  • 1st China president to visit Davos forum will be Xi

    GENEVA (AP) — China’s President Xi Jinping will attend the World Economic Forum next week, becoming the first Chinese head of state to do so at the annual gathering of business leaders, politicia…

  • Corbyn vows to manage U.K. migration

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s main opposition Labour Party backs “the reasonable management of migration,” its leader said on Tuesday in a speech aimed at winning back millions of traditional s…

  • Fillon to propose EU immigration quota

    PARIS (Reuters) — French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon, who is favorite to win this year’s election, will lay out on Wednesday his proposals to cut immigration to a “stric…

  • Breivik makes Nazi salute in court again

    SKIEN, Norway (Reuters) — Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik gave a Nazi salute on Tuesday to a court where Norway appealed against a ruling that it has violated his human rights by keeping him in…

  • Tillerson to stand firm on Russia, China

  • Flynn calls alliances great tool for U.S.

  • Russia might know things that ‘compromise’ Trump

  • Taiwan president meets with likely Trump staffer

  • ‘Yes we did,’ Obama says in farewell speech

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama bid farewell to the nation Tuesday in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent security threat…

  • Reporter who broke news of WWII dies

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — Clare Hollingworth, who was a rookie reporter for a British newspaper when she broke the news in 1939 that World War II had begun, has died in Hong Kong at 105, a close friend …

  • Taipei scrambles jets over China warship

    TAIPEI (Reuters) — Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships on Wednesday as a group of Chinese warships led by China’s sole aircraft carrier sailed north through the Taiwan Strait, the latest sign of …

  • ROK culture minister sorry for ‘blacklist’

    SEOUL (AFP-jiji) — South Korea’s culture minister apologized Monday for the conservative government’s blacklisting of thousands of artists for their political beliefs, as critics said the attemp…

  • Pakistan fires N-ready missile from sub

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) — Pakistan fired its first submarine-launched cruise missile on Monday, the military said, a show of force for a country that sees its missile development as a deterrent against…

  • Trump tweets reveal more than anger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — His message came at the start of one of the busiest weeks of Donald Trump’s transition to the White House. It’s a week when he and his team are preparing eight Cabinet picks f…

  • 5 Russians sanctioned in hacking aftermath

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The outgoing Obama administration on Monday blacklisted five Russians, including a senior law enforcement official close to President Vladimir Putin, as the two nations’ feud ov…

  • Democrats slam Trump amid ethics fears

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The top Democrat in the U.S. Congress blasted Donald Trump on Monday for seeking hasty confirmation of cabinet nominees without sufficient ethics and security vetting, as the…

  • Huge batch of uranium approved for Tehran

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say, in a move approved by the outgoing U.S. admini…

  • Shots fired as U.S. warns Iran

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels near the Strait of Hormuz after they closed in at high speed and disregarded repeated reque…

  • Trump appoints son-in-law Kushner to take over senior White House role

  • Assad says he’s ready to ‘negotiate everything’

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in remarks published Monday that he was prepared “to negotiate everything” at planned talks later this month in Kazakhstan, seeking to cast hims…

  • Italy to place ambassador back in Libya

    ROME (Reuters) — Italy is sending its ambassador back to Libya, its foreign ministry said on Monday, making it the first Western diplomatic mission to reopen in the divided country. Italy closed it…

  • Top Sinn Fein figure resigns in Belfast

    DUBLIN (AP) — Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government was plunged into crisis Monday as its senior Catholic leader quit in a showdown with his Protestant colleague that could trigger a snap e…

  • Mao critic fired from university

    BEIJING (Reuters) — A Chinese professor has been sacked after he criticized Chairman Mao Zedong on his 123rd birthday in a commentary he posted online that enraged leftists. Mao, who died on Dec. …

  • Avatar-style manned robot takes first steps

    GUNPO, South Korea (AFP-Jiji) — A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby steps. Designed by a veteran of…

  • Study: Dinosaur eggs took longer to hatch

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The eggs of nonavian dinosaurs took three to six months to hatch, a long incubation period that could help explain dinosaurs’ mass extinction 65 million years ago, accordin…

  • Cheetahs in the wild face threat of extinction

    HARTBEESPOORT, South Africa (AFP-Jiji) — Lounging in the shade of a tree, Heathcliff the cheetah oozes sleek grace and power, but he is captive behind a wire fence — perhaps the only way that chee…

  • Truck attack kills 4 in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin N…

  • Zuma calls for end to ANC infighting

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress needs to end infighting and focus on winning back public support, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday as he tries to unite…

  • British FM in U.S. to meet Trump advisers

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson has arrived in the United States to meet close advisers to President-elect Donald Trump and senior Congressional leaders to discuss tie…

  • Ghana president faces plagiarism row

    ACCRA (Reuters) — Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo came under fire on Sunday when it emerged that his inaugural address plaigiarized quotes from speeches by U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and Geor…

  • Tunisians protest against jihadists

    TUNIS (AFP-Jiji) — About 1,000 people protested in central Tunis on Sunday against allowing Tunisians who had fought with jihadists abroad back into the country. Some 3,000 Tunisians have joined …

  • Anime boom in China heats up, unaffected by chilly ties

  • Italy’s 5-Star seeks divorce from UKIP

    ROME (Reuters) — Italy’s maverick 5-Star Movement should cut ties with the anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) and consider hooking up with the Liberals in the European Parliament, 5…

  • Iraqi forces reach Tigris in Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Iraqi special forces battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant reached the eastern bank of the Tigris river in Mosul on Sunday for the first time in a three-…

  • Iran’s ex-president Rafsanjani dies

    TEHRAN (AP) — Iran’s former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died Sunday after a decades-long career in the ruling elite, where his moderate views were not always welcome but his cunning guided…

  • Priebus: Trump admits Russia hacking

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President-elect Donald Trump accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia engaged in cyber-attacks during the U.S. presidential election and may take act…

  • Israeli media: Netanyahu sought good press

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media on Sunday reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to negotiate a deal for more positive coverage by a major Israeli newspaper two years ago. Netanyahu…

  • Kushner in talks with Chinese financial group

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — China’s Anbang Insurance Group is in talks to invest in a project to redevelop a flagship New York City building owned by Kushner Companies, the family real estate business r…

  • N. Korea: We can launch ICBM ‘anytime’

    PYONGYANG (AP) — With Donald Trump getting ready to take office as president, North Korea is talking about launching a newly perfected intercontinental ballistic missile. Officials in Washington ar…

  • China tightens rules on corruption investigators

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) — China’s top anti-corruption watchdog has tightened supervision of its 500,000-plus corruption investigators, after some of its own staff were caught in graft probes. The Ce…

  • China paper warns Trump over Taiwan

    SHANGHAI/TAIPEI (Reuters) — State-run Chinese tabloid Global Times warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that China would take “take revenge” if he reneged on the one-China policy, only hours…

  • Ethics reviews unfinished on Trump picks

  • Crowley defended on plagiarism

  • Founder of Portuguese democracy dies

    LISBON (AFP-Jiji) — Portugal’s former President Mario Soares, widely seen as the father of the country’s modern-day democracy, died Saturday aged 92 a fortnight after being admitted to hospital…

  • Sri Lanka launches China-led investment zone amid protests

    HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) — Sri Lankan police used tear gas and water cannons on Saturday to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators protesting against a planned investment zone sup…

  • Nearly 50 killed by blast in Syria town

    BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb ripped through a busy commercial district in a rebel-held Syrian town along the Turkish border Saturday, killing nearly 50 in a huge explosion that damaged buildings and le…

  • 2 suspected militants killed in Riyadh

    DUBAI (Reuters) — Two men accused of links to bombings and other attacks against Saudi Arabia were shot dead in a security operation in Riyadh on Saturday, Interior Ministry officials said. The of…

  • Choked by smog, Beijing creates environmental police

    BEIJING (AP) — Officials in Beijing have announced a new environmental police squad to root out illegal burning, the latest government response to the widespread public anger over China’s persist…

  • DPRK low-key on Kim’s birthday

    PYONGYANG (AP) — North Korea marked Kim Jong Un’s birthday on Sunday in a decidedly low-key manner. Though the young leader’s birthday is well known throughout the country, it has yet to be ce…

  • Cote d’Ivoire’s president: Deal made to end army mutiny

    ABIDJAN (AP) — Cote d’Ivoire’s president said a deal was reached Saturday to end a two-day army mutiny that renewed security concerns in the world’s top cocoa producer and Africa’s fastest-…

  • PEOTUS: Only fools oppose better Russia ties

  • Turkish PM visits Iraq amid spat over unauthorized troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim commenced a two-day visit to Iraq on Saturday, the first since the two governments quarreled over the presence of unauthorized Turkish troops in…

  • Trump has no plan to meet Tsai

  • CDC may lower threshold level for childhood lead exposure

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering lowering its threshold for elevated childhood blood lead levels by 30 percent, a shift that could help health…

  • Fish oil pills for pregnant moms may cut asthma risk in kids

    Children whose moms took high doses of fish oil during their last three months of pregnancy were less likely to develop chronic wheezing problems or asthma by age 5, finds a study that suggests a pos…

  • Quitting journalist says Charlie Hebdo has gone soft

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — One of Charlie Hebdo’s most outspoken journalists said on Friday she is quitting the French satirical magazine because it has gone soft on Islamist extremism. Zineb El Rhazoui…

  • Migrant death toll rises to record high in 2016

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — A record 7,495 refugee and migrant deaths were recorded worldwide last year — almost one third higher than in 2015 — with the vast majority perishing in th…

  • Michelle Obama praises diversity in farewell speech

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — First lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned case for embracing diversity and welcoming all religious groups on Friday in a not-so-veiled message to her husband’s successo…

  • Trump taunts Terminator

  • Brazil gang kills 31, many hacked to death, as prison violence explodes

    RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) — Jailed members of Brazil’s most powerful drug gang killed 31 inmates at a penitentiary on Friday, decapitating and cutting out the hearts of most of them, in …

  • 4 held over beating disabled man, broadcasting attack

    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge rebuked four black people accused of beating a mentally disabled white man and broadcasting the attack on Facebook, sternly asking, “Where was your sense of decency?” bef…

  • Tsai heads to Americas; U.S. stops set to irk China

    BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan’s leader pledged to bolster her self-ruled island’s presence on the international stage as she set off Saturday to visit four Central American allies on a trip that include…

  • U.S. intel report blames Putin for hacks

  • 5 killed, 8 injured in shooting at U.S. airport

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival at the Fort Lauderdale Airport and opened fir…

  • Russia: Scale back of military presence has begun in Syria

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday it is withdrawing its aircraft carrier and other warships from the waters off Syria, following orders from President Vladimir Putin to scale back his forces as he ca…

  • Duterte tours Russian warship amid warming ties

    MANILA (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte toured one of the two Russian warships docked in Manila on Friday in another gesture of warming ties with Moscow as he shifts his country’s fore…

  • ‘Mastermind’ of deadly cafe siege in Dhaka killed

    DHAKA (AFP-Jiji) — Bangladeshi police shot dead an Islamist extremist accused of being one of the masterminds of last year’s deadly siege at a cafe during a predawn raid in Dhaka Friday. The bod…

  • Trump repeats pledge to make Mexico pay for wall

  • U.N. warns of ‘war crime’ as Damascus water crisis grows

    BEIRUT (AFP-Jiji) — The United Nations warned Thursday that sabotaging water supplies was a war crime after the main source for Syria’s capital was cut, leaving more than 5 million people facing s…

  • Trump to nominate former Sen. Coats as intelligence chief

  • Mexico gas protests, looting leave 2 dead; 700 held

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Anger over gasoline prices hikes in Mexico fueled more protests and looting Thursday, and officials said the unrest had resulted in the death of a policeman and a bystander, the …

  • U.S. spy chief raps Russia cyber-attack

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The top U.S. intelligence official said on Thursday he was “even more resolute” in his belief that Russia staged cyber-attacks on Democrats during the 2016 election campa…

  • U.S. warns N. Korea’s N-capability ‘improving’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s weapons capabilities have shown a “qualitative improvement” in the past year, the No. 2 U.S. diplomat said Thursday. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken…

  • Bin Laden’s son put on U.S. terror list

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration imposed sanctions Thursday on a son of Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, saying the younger bin Laden poses a risk to U.S. national security. The Sta…

  • Bombing kills 2 near courthouse in Turkey

    ANKARA (Reuters) — Suspected Kurdish militants clashed with police and detonated a car bomb in western Turkey on Thursday after their vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint, killing a police officer a…

  • Swimmers take icy plunge at snow festival in China

    HARBIN, China (Reuters) — Ignoring sub-zero temperatures and biting Siberian winds, 400 swimmers plunged into an icy river in China’s northern city of Harbin on Thursday, the first day of the cit…

  • Austria eyes plan to call for EU migration ceiling

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Austria’s defense minister has drafted a plan that would overhaul the European Union’s migrant policy by establishing a ceiling for migration and only permitting applications…

  • May quickly names career diplomat as new EU envoy

    LONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a senior career diplomat as envoy to the European Union on Wednesday to replace an ambassador who quit with a scathing resignation let…

  • In court, Park’s friend claims ‘much unfairness’

    SEOUL (Reuters) — The friend of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the center of a corruption scandal told a court on Thursday that she faces “much unfairness” and again denied c…

  • China: Carrier conducts research, tests weapons in South China Sea

    BEIJING (Reuters) — A group of Chinese warships led by its sole aircraft carrier is testing weapons and equipment in exercises this week in the South China Sea that are going to plan, China’s For…

  • Ex-Tianjin mayor expelled from party, to be prosecuted

    BEIJING (Reuters) — The former mayor of the Chinese port of Tianjin has been expelled from the Communist Party and will be prosecuted for “serious discipline breaches,” the party’s anti-graft…

  • Govt official suspected in rare gun rampage in China

    BEIJING (Reuters) — A government official was suspected to have carried out a rare shooting rampage in China on Wednesday in which two officials were wounded when a gunman burst into a meeting and …

  • Trump goads intel agencies on hacking

  • After disparaging U.N., Trump talks with new chief

  • GOP agenda No. 1: Repeal Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted fellow Democrats on Wednesday to preserve his legacy-defining health care law as Republicans moved ahead with their long-sought bid to sc…

  • Brooklyn train crash injures more than 100

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — A New York City train derailed at a downtown Brooklyn terminal during Wednesday’s morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 commuters in the metropolitan area’s second majo…

  • ‘Mein Kampf’ reprint takes Germany by storm

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Sales of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” have soared since a special edition of the Nazi leader’s political treatise went on sale in Germany a year ago, the German publisher …

  • Moscow wants naval drills as warships visit Manila

    MANILA (Reuters) — Russia wants to hold maritime drills with the Philippines to help combat terrorism and piracy, sending two warships to Manila for the first official navy-to-navy contact, as Pres…

  • S. Korea: Trump recognizes DPRK nuke threat

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  • Indonesia halts Aussie military ties

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  • Finland to pay unemployed basic monthly income of $587

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  • Netanyahu questioned over ‘corruption’

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  • China calls Trump remarks ‘pandering’

  • Trump: No DPRK missile will be capable of reaching U.S.

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  • 60 inmates killed in Brazil riot

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  • ISIL bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

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  • China Navy confirms drills in South China Sea

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  • Ebola vaccine may be ‘up to 100% effective’

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  • Ancient human ancestor stood tall

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  • S. Korea leader denies wrongdoing in scandal

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  • Syria clashes threaten fragile ceasefire

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  • ISIL claims responsibility for Istanbul attack

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  • ‘Hollyweed’ — Prankster alters L.A.’s landmark sign

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  • 10 inmates flee in Bahrain prison raid

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  • U.K. queen misses another church service

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  • Israel not to release bodies of militants

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  • 39 killed in Istanbul; gunman at large

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  • Trump aide: Sanctions on Russia disproportionate?

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  • Gov.: At least 35 dead in attack on nightclub in Istanbul

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  • Russia holds off on tit-for-tat expulsions, waiting for Trump

  • Sources: China considering measures to contain Taiwan

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  • R.P. to insist on tribunal ruling if China drills

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  • 50,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar

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  • Iraqi forces launch new assault on ISIL in Mosul

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  • Buffalo school board wants Trump ally out

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  • U.S. expels Russians for spying, imposes sanctions

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  • New York tightens security

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  • Poland buys da Vinci in art deal

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  • Syria ceasefire brokered by Russia, Turkey goes into effect

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  • Russia pledges ‘adequate reprisals’ over U.S. sanctions

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  • Kerry rips Israeli settlement-building

  • Netanyahu faces criminal probe

  • Turkey: Syria ceasefire plan prepared with Russia

  • Man suspected of ties to Berlin attacker detained

  • Oman said to join Saudi-led alliance

  • Actress Debbie Reynolds, 84, dies day after daughter Fisher

  • Taiwan leader to transit in U.S. in move bound to anger China

  • Beijing blasts Taiwan, H.K. independence supporters

  • China finishes longest E-W high-speed rail link

  • 5 killed in ‘terrorist’ attack in Xinjiang

  • Pakistan turns on nuclear plant built with China

  • U.S. admires Obama most, Trump 2nd

  • Last bridge in Mosul disabled

  • Israel intensifies blame of U.S. over rebuke

  • U.S., Russian forces sharing more in Syria

  • Trump calls on Bush-era vet for homeland security post

  • N. Korea’s nuke plans ‘big for 2017’

  • Duterte hails record drug haul, arrests

  • Leadership posturing intensifies in Seoul

  • S. Korea’s ex-health minister detained

  • Pop-culture icon Carrie Fisher dies

  • U.S. has no objection to China warship drill

  • Taiwan: Chinese carrier reaches Hainan

  • Top 10 International Stories of 2016 / Trump’s surprise win ranked No. 1

  • Hopes rise for Ban in new S. Korea party faction

  • S. Korean ruling party splits

  • Will sanctions on statues bring DPRK to standstill?

  • Chinese fans recall Wham!’s own cultural revolution

  • Thai temple raid called off

  • Taiwan warns of increasing threat from ‘enemies’

  • China sets sights on dark side of moon

  • Egypt law gives Sisi more media control

  • Dark matter research pioneer Vera Rubin dies

  • Trump slams U.N. as ‘good time’ club

  • Obama vs Trump poll dispute erupts

  • ‘Harry Potter’ spider found

  • Study: Pregnancy changes women’s brains

  • Sex exists to avoid disease

  • Queen Elizabeth misses Xmas service due to illness

  • Israel summons U.S., other envoys

  • Russia focuses on faults, not terror, in plane crash probe

  • Tunisia security forces warn of returning jihadis

  • 54,000 in Germany flee large unexploded bomb

  • Militia attacks kill 34 Congo civilians

  • Indonesia marks 12th anniversary of deadly tsunami with prayers

  • Egypt confirms producer’s arrest

  • China tests new version of stealth fighter

  • Publicist: Singer George Michael dead at age 53

  • Money raised for driver’s family

  • Netanyahu: Israel to reassess U.N. relations

  • 3 arrested for ties to Berlin attack

  • ‘No survivors’ as Russian military jet crashes

  • 2 linked to Dhaka cafe siege killed

  • Iraqis celebrate 1st Christmas in post-ISIL town

  • Trump to dissolve foundation amid New York investigation

  • Russian passenger jet with 92 aboard crashes into Black Sea

  • FBI probes FDIC hack linked to China

  • U.N. to start talks on N-ban treaty in March

  • Trump welcomes ‘nice’ letter from Putin

  • Malta plane hijacking ends peacefully

  • South Korean investigators summon Park’s jailed friend

  • Question looms whether Berlin attack suspect had accomplices

  • Trump cochair wishes death on Obama, calls 1st lady male

  • U.S. abstention allows U.N. to condemn Israel for settlements

  • Trump continuing battle with media

  • Spicer picked for U.S. press secretary

  • Trump: U.S. must ‘strengthen’ nuclear capability

  • 5 held over Christmas Day bomb plot in Australia

  • U.S. House report: Snowden still in contact with Russian intelligence

  • Berlin attack suspect slipped through net

  • Syrian Army retakes control of Aleppo in boost for Assad

  • Italian media: Suspect in Berlin truck attack shot dead in Milan

  • Clinton wins popular vote by 2.9 million

  • Ferry tragedy probed as Park impeachment hearing opens

  • Trump: U.S. must greatly strengthen N-capability

  • Tunisian suspected in Berlin attack

  • Trump: Berlin violence attack on humanity

  • Wang: U.S. ties face new uncertainties

  • China confirms 3rd human bird flu infection in week

  • Defiant Gambia leader says he won’t step down

  • Kremlin: Almost all talks with U.S. frozen

  • Trump discusses cutting F-35, Air Force One costs

  • Romania’s leftists propose Muslim woman for PM

  • Turkish prosecutors probe why Russian’s killer not taken alive

  • Assad nears Aleppo endgame

  • U.N. finds airstrike hit aid convoy in Syria

  • Queen Elizabeth to reduce duties

  • Split imminent in Park’s party

  • Police now want Choi’s daughter

  • Merkel’s road to reelection set to get rougher after attack

  • Zurich mosque shooter had ‘no Islamist links’

  • EU stops short of semi-auto gun ban

  • Turkey, Russia probe Karlov killing

  • Obama exercises 1950s drilling law

  • Sao Tome severs Taiwan ties

  • Pope orders freeing of ‘Vatileaks’ priest

  • ‘Moscow Declaration’ adopted for Syria deal

  • German forces hunt for attacker

  • China returns U.S. drone

  • Norway, China normalize ties after 6-yr Nobel spat

  • 12 killed as truck plows into Berlin market

  • Man held outside U.S. Embassy in Ankara

  • Berlin police probe terrorism link in Christmas market killings

  • Witnesses recall sudden change to festive spirit

  • U.S. ready to help investigation

  • Ankara attacker’s family detained

  • Russian ambassador killed in Ankara

  • China smog 100 times over WHO guideline

  • How will Moscow react to killing?

  • Trump: Terrorists behind Turkey, Germany killings

  • NATO, Russia stall on Ukraine in talks

  • UNSC unanimously calls for Aleppo safeguards

  • Lagarde keeps job, escapes penalty, wins full backing of IMF

  • 2016 officially a ‘surreal’ year

  • Trump assured of presidency after Electoral College vote

  • Austrian far right signs with Putin

  • Jumping robot eyed to aid in rescues

  • Study: Computer games help relieve phantom pain

  • Feathered dinosaur tail found in amber

  • Reindeer getting smaller

  • Park confidante denies charges

  • Impeachment sets off early ROK race

  • Hundreds evacuated from Aleppo

  • Malaysia calls for ASEAN to arrange Rohingya aid

  • Gunmen kill 10 in series of attacks on Jordan police

  • Anti-abortionists, buoyed by Trump, get new wind

  • New Lebanon unity Cabinet announced

  • U.S. senators seek probe of cyber-attacks by Russia

  • West Bank settlers agree to relocation

  • Poland’s president talks with opposition

  • UNSC agrees on draft resolution for Aleppo monitoring

  • Iran calls for meeting over U.S. sanctions

  • U.K. faces Christmas strikes to mail, train, air travel

  • 30 soldiers killed in Yemen suicide blast

  • Anne Frank may have been caught ‘by chance,’ not betrayed

  • Smoggy Beijing under red alert

  • Gunmen kill 5 female airport staff in Kandahar

  • Analysis / 5 ways Kim has changed North Korea

  • Winter storm socks Midwest, East, spawning accidents, deaths

  • Pope eats with homeless on 80th birthday, gets 70,000 emails

  • Supporters, opponents of Park stage big rallies

  • Protestors in Berlin demand humanity

  • Desperate ‘thousands’ await evacuation from Aleppo

  • China to return seized U.S. drone, slams Washington

  • E-cigarettes a ‘major public health concern’ in U.S.

  • Does parental depression affect teens’ symptoms?

  • Trump given warning over upending China policy

  • Philippines faces growing HIV epidemic

  • U.S. says Chinese warship seized Navy underwater drone

  • China paper: Issue to be resolved

  • Duterte says he’ll set aside sea feud ruling against China

  • Obama, rapping Putin, says U.S. could strike back on cyber

  • White House alludes to Putin involvement in U.S. hacking

  • Facebook moves to fight fake news posts

  • Park’s lawyers: No grounds for impeachment

  • Hitler house expropriated

  • Galileo, Europe’s rival to GPS, starts service

  • EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions

  • White supremacist convicted in Charleston church shooting

  • Traces of explosives found in EgyptAir crash

  • Thousands of residents leave Aleppo under ceasefire deal

  • EU rebuffs legislature’s bid for bigger role in Brexit talks

  • France to extend state of emergency

  • ‘Brexit’ to enter Oxford dictionary

  • Think tank: Beijing installs weapons on S. China Sea islets

  • Afghan boy scores big moment with superstar Messi

  • Putin is world’s most powerful man in Forbes rankings

  • Duterte says he personally killed criminal suspects

  • Trump endorses Romney’s niece for RNC chair

  • Syria civil war could mar Obama’s legacy

  • Park’s ‘missing’ 7 hours scrutinized again

  • N. Korea rejects U.N. abductions report

  • Taiwan urged to increase defense spending

  • Tillerson ties thorny for Senate

  • Angry Mexican townsfolk kidnap drug lord’s mom

  • Trump meets ‘old friend’ Kanye West

  • Italy’s new PM wins confidence vote

  • Rouhani orders plans for building atomic boats

  • Rebels to surrender, pull out as Aleppo fighting ends

  • Zinke wanted for interior secretary job, reports say

  • Blasphemy trial under way for Christian Jakarta gov.

  • China, Mexico move to deepen ties

  • U.S. says China policy not a ‘bargaining chip’

  • Senate GOP leader breaks from Trump over hacking

  • Tillerson said pick for secretary of state

  • Guterres sworn in as U.N. chief

  • Israel gets F-35 jets

  • Gas attack suspected near Palmyra ISIL territory

  • Aleppo’s ‘doomsday’ imminent

  • Don’t sleep on it: Going to bed mad makes it worse

  • Spacecraft examines Saturn’s rings

  • Swiss solar plane to soar into stratosphere

  • Trump calls CIA report on election ‘ridiculous’

  • Trump campaign spent less than rival’s

  • Trump picks fast-food exec for labor secretary

  • Time names Trump Person of the Year

  • Trump selects climate-change denier for EPA

  • DiCaprio meets Trump on green jobs to boost economy

  • N.Y. wants $35 mil. to protect Trump; Congress offers $7 mil.

  • Trump complains about China policy

  • Stein: Penn. recount bid will head to federal court

  • Trump speaks with Taiwan’s Tsai, risking China tensions

  • Beijing: Call a ploy by Taipei

  • Trump kicks off ‘thank you’ tour in U.S. heartland

  • Trump assails push for vote recount

  • A real difference: Leading the fight to eliminate land mines

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  • Clinton team to take part in vote recount

  • 3 California mosques get threatening letters

  • Trump names Haley as envoy to U.N.

  • Trump claims ‘open mind’ on Paris deal

  • Trump remains elusive on Cabinet

  • ‘Hamilton’ cast’s plea to VP-elect ignites debate

  • Trump holds talks with old foe Romney

  • Trump picks loyalists for top security, law enforcement jobs

  • Petraeus eyed for defense chief

  • Team denies disorganization

  • Trump turns to Wall Street

  • Hardliner says wall, Muslim registry plans ongoing

  • Luxury N.Y. apartments stripped of Trump name

  • British PM May: It’s time to respond to transformed world

  • Giuliani tipped for secretary of state

  • Putin, Trump speak by phone, agree to work to improve ties

  • Obama says Trump is ‘pragmatic’

  • Trump’s new chief of staff a man with many friends

  • Trump names GOP head as chief of staff

  • Trump assigns Pence transition team head

  • Obamacare portions to be ‘kept’

  • After off the mark polls, some question value of ‘big data’

  • Protocol on press access bucked

  • Trump meets with Obama, discusses transfer of power

  • Hollywood in mourning over Trump victory

  • Populist pandering no way to lead U.S.

  • Senate leader dashes hopes for TPP vote before year-end

  • An unexpected thrill ride on TV

  • Trump win elicits fears, some cheers around globe

  • Some look to Canada, N.Z. after Trump’s rise

  • GOP maintains control of Congress

  • Trump triumphs over Clinton / Real estate mogul wins key swing states in stunning run to White House

  • U.S. turnout surges among minorities

  • Trump, Clinton court voters in swing states

  • Melania worked ‘without proper visa’

  • Security scare for Trump in final days

  • U.S. warning of Al-Qaida election threat

  • Clinton sent daughter material later classified

  • Clinton, Trump clash in final campaign stretch

  • Fending off Trump, Clinton tries to secure ‘blue wall’

  • Trump, Clinton in close final week battle

  • Trump sticks to attacking Clinton

  • Trump seeks boost from Clinton’s email probe

  • Poll: Clinton extends lead

  • Trump touts urban policy and his new hotel

  • Trump’s Hollywood star smashed

  • Half of all Republicans would reject poll result

  • Youngsters prefer ‘giant meteor’

  • Analysis / Trump stays on scorched earth strategy

  • Trump says he may not accept election result

  • N.C. GOP office torched, graffiti threat sprayed nearby

  • Trump ramps up rigged election claim

  • Trump campaign rocked by new sexual allegations

  • Obama: ‘Democracy itself’ at stake in poll

  • Michelle Obama excoriates Trump over sexual assault

  • Trump campaign hit by new allegations of sexual assault

  • House Speaker Ryan dumps Trump

  • Forgiveness, praise focus of Pence’s resurfacing

  • 2nd debate marked by personal insults

  • More Republicans condemn Trump

  • Ryan ‘sickened’ by comments

  • Trump caught making lewd remarks about women

  • Clinton edges out in front of Trump in national poll

  • Twitter, ‘lies’ and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen

  • Clinton hits Trump over Cuba embargo ‘violation’

  • 1st Trump-Clinton showdown draws record ratings for debate

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  • Analysis / Trump struggles to be ‘change’ candidate in 1st TV debate

  • Asia viewers see Clinton as winner

  • Trump plagued by sniffles during debate

  • Trump vows to accept ‘undivided’ Jerusalem

  • Clinton, Trump neck and neck heading into 1st showdown

  • Cruz endorses Trump, whom he called ‘utterly amoral’

  • Clinton leads Trump by 4 points

  • Politics takes center stage at Emmys

  • Clinton condemns triple ‘apparent terrorist attacks’

  • Clinton, Trump trade barbs over health amid tighter race

  • Powell criticizes candidates in slew of hacked emails

  • Clinton, Trump seek to prove fitness

  • Rio 2016 / U.S. swimmers were not robbed, Brazil police say

  • TV camera falls on Rio Games visitors in latest mishap

  • Putin slams discrimination at send-off ceremony

  • High alert for Olympics

  • Olympic torch lit by Rousseff

  • 100 days to Rio Olympics, many challenges remain

  • 6 months to Rio Games, troubles mount for Brazil


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