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Jan 01 2019

Canadian Teacher Detained in China Released, Returns Home

The two countries are in diplomatic dire straits after China detained two Canadians - former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and China-based businessman Michael Sp...

Dec 31 2018

Trump administration tears up Obama's rules slashing mercury emissions

Coal power plants are the single biggest source of mercury pollution in America, accounting for almost half of mercury pollution in 2015, according to a recent study pu...

Dec 31 2018

USA winter storm cancels thousands of flights

As much snow, if not more, was forecast to fall in the coming days in the southwestern state of New Mexico, along with a deluge of rain in some southern and eastern state...

Dec 31 2018

United Arab Emirates re-opens Syrian embassy, boost for Syrian president

Abdul-Hakim Naimi, the UAE's charge d'affaires, visited the site in Damascus and told journalists: "The opening of our embassy is the first step for the return of other A...

Dec 29 2018

Mattis wishes troops 'Merry Christmas' ahead of departure

Paul's noninterventionist foreign policy vision "is not only unsafe for our national security but bad politics as well". Since then, no announcements have been made, and ...

Dec 29 2018

Sen. Feinstein: Border Custody Deaths Illustrate 'Widespread Abuse of Children'

The two deaths have led to increased criticism of the Trump administration's hardline stance on illegal immigration, as well as fresh scrutiny of why some migrants from...

Dec 29 2018

Trump Is Losing the Shutdown Fight in a Rout

Trump tweeted Friday morning that "We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely", unless a funding deal is reached with "the Obstructionist Democrats". Pa...

Dec 29 2018

Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected terrorists after tourist bus bombed

The bombing took place in the Haram district, Giza Region where the world-famous Giza Pyramids are located. There were 14 on the bus, ten of those injured were Vietname...

Dec 29 2018

Putin touts first hypersonic, nuclear-capable weapon for 2019

Russian Federation upgraded its military arsenal further with the successful launch of a hypersonic missile capable of traveling at up to 20 times the speed of sound and...

Dec 29 2018

Man Suspected of Killing Newman Police Officer Arrested

The lead agency on the investigation, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, was set to hold a news conference at 3 p.m. ET Friday. Christianson, whose department ...

Dec 28 2018

Koreas Hold Ground-Breaking Event for Railway Project

Qiu Guoghong, China's Ambassador to South Korea , said he looked forward to taking a train from Seoul to Beijing via Pyongyang. The ceremony at the North Korean bord...

Dec 28 2018

Saudi king shakes up government in wake of Khashoggi killing

They come as the king and his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , the heir apparent and the man Central Intelligence Agency believes ordered the hit on Khashoggi , a...

Dec 28 2018

Trump misleads about military pay raises again

Trump , making his first presidential visit to troops in a troubled region, said it's because the US military had all but eliminated IS-controlled territory in both Ir...

Dec 28 2018

Japan announces IWC withdrawal, will resume commercial whaling

But the hunt will be geographically limited, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference, Reuters reported. He said he hoped the decision to resu...

Dec 28 2018

Trump presses Democrats on border wall funding ahead of Senate meeting

Its total estimated cost is US$23 billion ($32 billion). In 2013, after President Barack Obama had started his second term, Republicans in the House and Senate were f...

Dec 28 2018

A transformer explosion turned the New York City skyline blue

Blue lights were seen around the city and in New Jersey, according to WPIX . Residents left their homes as the black sky turned neon blue, with several telling the Gua...

Dec 27 2018

James Mattis signs order withdrawing USA troops from Syria

As recently as September, he dismissed talk of his departure as "rumor" and said he had no plans to retire. Because Mattis is globally respected for his wisdom, steadines...

Dec 27 2018

'Israeli strikes on Syria threaten civilian flights'

Trump announced last week that he meant to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, saying the Islamic State (IS) were defeated there. The source cited information that came dir...

Dec 27 2018

Trump Visits Iraq on Unannounced Visit

The president told reporters traveling with him that he wants to get USA soldiers home from Syria and that Iraq can still be used as a base to stage attacks on Islamic ...

Dec 27 2018

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Help Rebuild Syria, Says Trump

Thousands of IS jihadists are thought to remain in Syria , but Trump on Wednesday declared that "we've won against ISIS ", using another acronym for the extremists. I...