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China Protests Taiwan President's 'Petty' Call to Donald Trump

China lodged a diplomatic protest on Saturday after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move. The 10-minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S. Show More Summary

Sarah Palin blasts Trump’s Carrier deal as “sinfully stupid practice”

By MADELINE CONWAY Another conservative is calling “crony capitalism” on Donald Trump’s deal with Carrier, albeit an unexpected one — Sarah Palin. In an op-ed for the website Young Conservatives, the former Alaska governor allowed that the details behind the manufacturer’s decision to keep some 1,000 jobs in Indiana at the president-elect’s behest, rather than […]

Trump picks General ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, a Russia and Iran hawk, as defense secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has picked retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to be his secretary of defense, tapping yet another outspoken ex-military leader who butted heads with the Obama administration to shape and carry out his national security strategy. If confirmed, the highly decorated battlefield commander would be only the second retired general to become defense […]

Duterte: Trump Wished Me Success in Drug Crackdown

President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Donald Trump wished his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs would succeed during a telephone call, and he assured the US president-elect the Philippines would maintain its ties with America—a departure from Duterte's hostility toward the Obama administration. Duterte called to congratulate Trump late Friday...

Here's Why Trump Should Continue Obama's Progress on the Opening With Cuba

With his customary sense of drama, Fidel Castro managed, finally, to exit the stage in Cuba just as Donald Trump emerged to take the spotlight of U.S. politics as president-elect. After taking power in Havana in January 1959, when Dwight D. Show More Summary

Valls’s Mission to Save French Socialists From Election Collapse

Manuel Valls’s brief for the next few months may prove to be more of a salvage job than a realistic bid for the French presidency. After Francois Hollande’s decision Thursday not to seek re-election in April, what’s left of the Socialist establishment is looking to Prime Minister Valls as its main standard bearer in the […]

Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, evacuated from South Pole

Former American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon, has been evacuated by plane from the South Pole for medical reasons, officials said Thursday.  Aldrin, 86, was visiting the South Pole as part of a private tourist group when his health deteriorated, the International...

China Lodges Complaint Over Trump Taiwan Call

Donald Trump has broken with 37 years of US diplomatic policy on Taiwan —and China is fuming. Beijing lodged an official diplomatic protest Saturday over Trump's phone conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, which is believed to be the first time in 37 years that a US president or president-elect...

US Senate quickly passed the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act

Bill passed by the Senate to expand Dept of Education's anti-discrimination rules to include the 3 D's of Israel speech -- demonization, delegitimization and double standard -- "will have a definitive chilling effect on campus organizing for Palestinian human rights around the country," says Gabi Kirk of UC Davis.

Rev. Graylan Hagler dedicates Bethlehem shrine to two teen victims, one Palestinian, one African-American

“We are dedicating this memorial in honor of two young lives that have been snuffed out unjustly,” said Reverend Graylan Hagler of DC, dedicating a shrine in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem to Tamir Rice, 12, and Abd al-Rahman Obeidallah, 13, killed within months of each other by authorities.

Saban calls Ellison ‘clearly an anti-Semite’ (and not on Wikileaks)

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison pretends to be "more of a Zionist than Herzl, Ben-Gurion and Begin combined," but if you go back to his record, "he is clearly an anti-Semite, an anti-Israel individual." Haim Saban smears the DNC chair candidate at a fancy Washington dinner.

Legacy of Gen. Douglas MacArthur lives on at his war office

Ahead of 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack, Gen. Douglas MacArthur's Australia office restored as museum

Philippines leader: Trump praised my drug crackdown

Donald Trump seems to give endorsement to bloody drug war being waged by President Rodrigo Duterte

Brazilian Town Mourns Chapecoense Plane Crash Victims

Brazil's president on Saturday bestowed honors on the victims of an air crash as Air Force troops unloaded 50 coffins flown in overnight from Colombia, site of the disaster this week that killed 71 people and wiped out a soccer team. The...Show More Summary

Nine dead, many missing after fire at California rave

Fire officials say there were as many as 70 people inside the warehouse after the blaze struck during a dance party.

Park impeachment filed as South Koreans step up protest

Up to 1.7 million people gather in Seoul in what is called the largest-ever mass protest in South Korea's history.

All the President’s Generals

There’s some reason for concern about the balance of America’s civil-military relations, but it’s the civil side we should be worried about.

We need to resist censorship of cyberspace

I'm among the liberal US journalists and professors whom Google warned were targeted by government-backed attackers.

Russia sees Trump as conduit for eased sanctions

For Vladimir Putin, sanctions relief is gateway to goal of establishing Russia as political, economic equivalent of U.S.

How Bad Was Trump’s Taiwan Phone Call?

President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call to Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on December 2 rattled international audiences. The United States switched diplomatic relations to Taiwan in 1979, acknowledging the primacy of the One China policy, and there has not been an American presidential phone call to the president of Taiwan since. Experts are warning that Beijing...

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