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Haley doesn’t trust Russia departs sharply fromTrump on foreign policy issues

By Anne Gearan and Sean Sullivan South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley departed sharply from President-elect Donald Trump on a range of foreign policy issues Wednesday, creating some awkwardness as she fielded questions from senators on Capitol Hill. During her confirmation hearing to be the next United Nations ambassador, Haley voiced heavy skepticism about Russia and […]

Brazilian Supreme Court justice killed in plane crash

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, one of the most respected judges in the country who had been overseeing a large part of major corruption investigation, has died in a plane crash, his son said Thursday. Francisco Prehn Zavascki wrote on his Facebook page that his family had been...

Putin says "fake" Trump news spreaders "worse than prostitutes"

Vice President Joe Biden told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to undermine the U.S. and Europe. Putin denies trying to influence the U.S. election, and called allegations his country attempted to collect information to blackmail President-elect Donald Trump "total nonsense." Elizabeth Palmer reports from Moscow.

Goodbye, Mr President

Barack Obama leaves America and the world better prepared for the tumultuous years that lie ahead.

Julian Assange 'Standing By' Promise to Surrender

Is Julian Assange about to swap Ecuadorian embassy cuisine for American prison chow? President Obama commuted most of Chelsea Manning's sentence on Tuesday and the WikiLeaks chief appears to be willing to stand by his promise to go to a US prison if Manning is granted clemency. No US indictment...

Putin calls Obama Admin “worse than prostitutes”, for trying to undermine Trump

In a biting attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations and said those who are doing it are “worse than...Show More Summary

Accidental Air Force Attack Kills Dozens in Nigeria Refugee Camp

A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers, a Borno state official said. The state government official, who was helping to coordinate the evacuation of wounded from the remote area...

Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 called off

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that vanished nearly three years ago has been officially suspended. The airliner disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people aboard. Kris Van Cleave reports on the heartbreak for families of the missing.

London closes 2 of its busiest bridges after suspected WWII bomb found

London police say two of the city’s busiest bridges have been partially closed after a suspected World War II bomb was found in the River Thames

Sri Lanka Media Minister Decries Profit-Driven Nationalistic Coverage in South Asia

HONOLULU (Jan. 19, 2017) -- Speaking to a group of Indian and Pakistani journalists gathered in Colombo recently for a dialogue on cross-border reporting issues between their countries, Sri Lanka's Minister of Mass Media called uponShow More Summary

Obama Releases Bin Laden Documents on Last Day

In its last day running the country, the Obama administration has released a final batch of documents once belonging to Osama bin Laden, the AP reports. The 49 documents made public Thursday were part of the hundreds taken during the 2011 raid that led to bin Laden's death. Intelligence officials...

Trump arrived in Washington, determined to transform American politics

Twenty-four hours before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Donald Trump arrived in Washington on Thursday, determined to transform American politics over the next four years. The Republican billionaire’s arrival caps an extraordinary and improbable run for the White House that, once he takes the reins from President Barack Obama, […]

U.S. Air Force bombs ISIS training camps in Libya killing over 80 militants

“We need to strike ISIL everywhere they show up,” Ashton B. Carter, the departing defense secretary, told reporters. “We know that some of the ISIL operatives in Libya were involved in plotting attacks in Europe.” Islamic State fighters were driven out of Surte, the group’s coastal stronghold, last year by Libyan fighters backed by American […]

Iranian Soldiers, dogs seek trapped firefighters in Tehran building collapse

At least 20 firefighters were killed when a 17-storey Tehran commercial building collapsed on top of them as they tried to put out a blaze, Iranian state television quoted the city’s mayor as saying on Thursday. But there was confusion over the toll, as a fire department spokesman said soon afterwards that there was still […]

Islamic State steps up oil, gas sales to Assad regime, its largest source of funds

By  BENOIT FAUCON and AHMED AL OMRAN Islamic State has ramped up sales of oil and gas to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. and European officials said, providing vital fuel to the government in return for desperately needed cash. The regime’s purchases are helping sustain Islamic State amid unprecedented military pressure on the militant group in […]

Between a rock and a hard place, Syrians left with few choices

Carrying her four-year-old son, Elham Saleh walked all night behind a smuggler, navigating land mines through Islamic State group- and rebel-held territory in northern Syria. Finally, they reached relative safety in Safira, a government-controlled village on the southern edge of the city of Aleppo, where they have been staying for the past two weeks. Saleh’s […]

Mashnouq says elections will be held on time under 1960 law

Lebanon Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq stressed on  Wednesday that the parliamentary elections “will be held on time” under the controversial 1960 electoral law unless a new law is passed. “The elections will be held on time and won’t be postponed for a single day, unless a new law is passed,” Mashnouq told reporters after a Cabinet […]

Rick Perry Wants to Keep (And Run) The Energy Department

Energy Secretary-nominee Rick Perry learned what the agency actually does, and sounded a lot different than when he ran for president -- and from Trump’s own plans.

America’s Allies Have Friends in the Trump Cabinet

Andrew Shearer Security, Assuming Mattis and Tillerson are confirmed, allies seem assured at least a fair hearing at the Pentagon and Foggy Bottom. U.S. presidential elections are always keenly observed around the world and create at...Show More Summary

Letter to Fordham: ‘Have you ever seen an instance where a university gains in the long run from speech suppression?’

John Mullen writes Fordham University's Dean of Students Keith Eldredge on the decision to prevent Students for Justice in Palestine from forming a chapter on the campus: "You made a bad mistake; bad for Fordham, for your students and bad for Catholic higher education. Show More Summary

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