For Vladimir Putin, sanctions relief is gateway to goal of establishing Russia as political, economic equivalent of U.S.
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...
Defeating populists and nationalists requires a full-throated defense of liberal ideas, not smarter policymaking.
While PM has been praised for his intentions, he is facing flak from political opponents and prominent economists.
OPEC member nations have agreed to cut oil production, but how will the deal affect the global economy?
The law, which was passed in 2013, effectively bans street demonstrations, settling a years-long court battle.
A Denver hospital indefinitely suspended a doctor who called First Lady Michelle Obama a “monkey face” in a Facebook post, the Denver Post reports. Dr. Michelle Herren, a pediatric anesthesiologist at Denver Health and an assistant professor at University of Colorado’s School of Medicine, wrote the comment in response to a post describing the first […]
Kabul Polytechnic university student was accused by the group of killing a senior Taliban official.
Spain's two major parties agree on a budget plan for 2017 that raises both taxes and the minimum wage.
The outgoing UN secretary-general discusses the failures of the UN, Syria's war, the Trump era and serving South Korea.
Chapeco city expecting some 100,000 people - half its population - to descend on Conda Arena to remember the dead.
Dave Majumdar Security, New engines could be coming. Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) has started ground testing a next-generation engine for the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA fifth-generation stealth fighter according to a statement by...Show More Summary
Ten miners still trapped after the blast in China's Inner Mongolia region, second deadly mine disaster in days.
Or, how Russia got a warm-water port without firing a shot.
The December 4 vote could change the country's constitution and reform the 70-year-old republic.
Dave Majumdar Security, A big victory for the U.S. Navy. The final version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which just passed the House of Representatives earlier today, protects the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet and fully funds America’s new Ohio Replacement Program (ORP) ballistic missile submarines. Show More Summary
Anthony P. D’Costa Politics, Asia Will South Korea's never ending nightmare finally end? South Korea has been rocked by a number of scandals in recent years: the sinking of the Sewol ferry in 2014, the recent banning of Samsung’s Galaxy...Show More Summary
The five-year-long civil war in Syria that left almost half a million people dead may be reaching a turning point. Russia's foreign minister said Saturday Russia is ready for talks with the U.S. on a rebel pullout from the besieged city of Aleppo. Show More Summary
A coal mine explosion in a northern Chinese region killed 17 people Saturday and left 10 others trapped, state media and officials said. Four miners were rescued after the blast, which occurred when 31 people were working underground, said the Chifeng city government in China's Inner Mongolia...
Buddhist monks pray in front of a picture of Thailand's new king at Wat Pho temple in Bangkok on December 1. Jorge Silva/Reuters Patrick Jory, The University of Queensland Thailand's crown prince has become King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun...Show More Summary