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Thousands Evacuated Near Sydney High-Rise after Cracking Noises Spur Fears of Collapse

Thousands Evacuated Near Sydney High-Rise after Cracking Noises Spur Fears of Collapse

December 25, 2018

SYDNEY - Thousands of people living near Sydney’s Olympic Park are facing an uncertain Christmas Eve after residents of a newly opened apartment building reported unsettling ...

Head of UN Monitors Arrives in Yemen’s Rebel-Held Sanaa

Head of UN Monitors Arrives in Yemen’s Rebel-Held Sanaa

December 24, 2018

SANAA - The head of the UN team tasked with monitoring a fragile ceasefire in Yemen’s port city of Hodeida arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Sunday ...

Moroccans Hold Anti-Terror Vigil for Slain Nordic Hikers

Moroccans Hold Anti-Terror Vigil  for Slain Nordic Hikers

December 24, 2018

RABAT, Morocco – Moroccans gathered Saturday in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Rabat in a candlelight vigil to honor two Scandinavian university student . . .

‘Now We’re Switching It Up’: US Carrier Enters Persian Gulf for 1st Time Since Iran Deal Withdrawal

‘Now We’re Switching It Up’: US Carrier Enters Persian Gulf  for 1st Time Since Iran Deal Withdrawal

December 23, 2018

WASHINGTON - As the two nations exchange open threats, the Pentagon has sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf, while Iran stages “massive” naval ...

Chinese Embassy Rebuts “Cyber Attacks”- Report

Chinese Embassy Rebuts  “Cyber Attacks”- Report

December 23, 2018

OTTAWA - Allegations against China of cyber attacks reported by Canadian media were fabricated stories, which have seriously misled the public, the Chinese embassy ...

UN Council to Vote on Monitors for Truce at Key Yemen Port

UN Council to Vote on Monitors for Truce at Key Yemen Port

December 22, 2018

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council called a vote for Friday on a resolution that would authorize the use of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation ...

India, China Discuss Enhancing Academic Exchanges, Tourism

India, China Discuss Enhancing Academic  Exchanges, Tourism

December 22, 2018

NEW DELHI — The foreign ministers of India and China on Friday discussed steps to deepen ties through academic exchanges and tourism even as they vie for influence ...

Neo-Nazi Couple Who Named Baby after Hitler Sentenced to Prison for Being Part of Terrorist Group

Neo-Nazi Couple Who Named Baby after Hitler Sentenced  to Prison for Being Part of Terrorist Group

December 20, 2018

LONDON - A British neo-Nazi couple who named their son after Adolf Hitler was sentenced Tuesday to several years in prison for being part of a terrorist group...

Border Impasse Ends as US Lets 6 Hondurans Apply for Asylum

Border Impasse Ends as US Lets 6 Hondurans Apply for Asylum

December 20, 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico – The asylum claims of six Hondurans were accepted for processing Tuesday, ending a 17-hour standoff involving U.S. authorities, the migrants and two ...

Fighting in Yemeni City Dies Down as Cease-Fire Takes Hold

Fighting in Yemeni City Dies Down  as Cease-Fire Takes Hold

December 19, 2018

SANAA, Yemen – Yemen’s key port city of Hodeida was calm Tuesday morning, hours after a U.N.-mediated cease-fire went into effect between government-allied forces and ...

China Will ‘Never Seek Hegemony,’ Xi Says in Reform Speech

China Will ‘Never Seek Hegemony,’  Xi Says in Reform Speech

December 19, 2018

BEIJING — China will never pursue hegemony, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday as global concerns persist over the country’s growing economic influence...

Sudan President Lands in Syria in 1st Visit by Arab Leader

Sudan President Lands in Syria  in 1st Visit by Arab Leader

December 18, 2018

DAMASCUS, Syria – Sudan’s president on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago...

U.S. And China Trade Barbs at WTO amid Calls for Reform

U.S. And China Trade Barbs at WTO amid Calls for Reform

December 18, 2018

GENEVA - The United States said on Monday that China’s “unfair competitive practices” were harming foreign companies and workers in a way ...

China’s Xi to Address Key Reform Anniversary on Tuesday: Xinhua

China’s Xi to Address Key Reform Anniversary  on Tuesday: Xinhua

December 17, 2018

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping will make a major speech on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up, state news agency Xinhua reported...

Gandhi Statue Removed from African University over Claims of Racism

Gandhi Statue Removed from African University over Claims of Racism

December 17, 2018

GHANA - After a wave of opposition and a petition drive that cited views deemed racist and offensive against Africans, a statue of Indian independence leader ...

Belarus’ Leader Slams Russian Talk of Taking over His Nation

Belarus’ Leader Slams Russian Talk  of Taking over His Nation

December 16, 2018

MINSK, Belarus – The leader of Belarus on Friday accused some politicians in Russia of floating the prospect of incorporating his nation, and vowed that he ...

UN Envoy: UN Monitors Needed to Observe Yemen Cease-Fire

UN Envoy: UN Monitors Needed  to Observe Yemen Cease-Fire

December 16, 2018

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. envoy for Yemen called Friday for the urgent deployment of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in the strategic port ...

UN General Assembly Resolution Calls for Better Nutrition for Women, Children

UN General Assembly Resolution Calls  for Better Nutrition for Women, Children

December 15, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - A UN General Assembly resolution adopted on Thursday called for better nutrition, particularly for women and children.
The resolution, “Global Health and Foreign Policy: a Healthier ...

Japan Begins Reclamation at Disputed US Base despite Protest

Japan Begins Reclamation at  Disputed US Base despite Protest

December 15, 2018

TOKYO – Japan’s central government started main reclamation work Friday at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite . . .

Beijing Warns Against ‘Bullying’ Its Citizens amid Ongoing US-Huawei Saga

Beijing Warns Against ‘Bullying’ Its Citizens  amid Ongoing US-Huawei Saga

December 12, 2018

LONDON — A British Conservative Party official says Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote from party lawmakers.
Graham Brady says the threshold ...

British PM Theresa May to Face No-Confidence Vote by Lawmakers

British PM Theresa May to Face No-Confidence Vote by Lawmakers

December 12, 2018

LONDON — A British Conservative Party official says Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote from party lawmakers.
Graham Brady says the threshold ...

Russian Tu-160 Strategic Bombers Land in Venezuela after 10,000km Transatlantic

Russian Tu-160 Strategic Bombers Land  in Venezuela after 10,000km Transatlantic

December 12, 2018

CARACAS - Venezuela has welcomed the arrival of Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers as an opportunity to demonstrate its resolve to defend the nation against ...

May in The Netherlands as She Fights to Save Brexit Deal

May in The Netherlands as She Fights  to Save Brexit Deal

December 12, 2018

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Top European Union officials on Tuesday ruled out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain as Prime Minister Theresa May launched . . .

U.S. Sanctions Three North Korean Officials for Alleged Rights Abuses

U.S. Sanctions Three North Korean  Officials for Alleged Rights Abuses

December 12, 2018

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned three North Korean officials, including a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, for serious human ...

U.N. Climate Negotiators Sweat over Detail and Divides

U.N. Climate Negotiators Sweat over Detail and Divides

December 10, 2018

KATOWICE, Poland - Half-way through talks to breathe life into the Paris climate deal negotiators haggled over how to share the cost of curbing global warming and struggled ...

Top Houthi Negotiator Calls for Main Yemen Port to be Neutral Zone

Top Houthi Negotiator Calls for Main Yemen Port  to be Neutral Zone

December 09, 2018

RIMBO, Sweden - Yemen’s main port city should be declared a “neutral zone” and the United Nations could play a role in Sanaa airport, the Iran-aligned ...

Malaysian Muslims Stage Rally to Uphold Malay Privileges

Malaysian Muslims Stage Rally  to Uphold Malay Privileges

December 09, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of ...

China Vows Quick Trade Moves as US Sends Mixed Signals

China Vows Quick Trade Moves as US Sends Mixed Signals

December 06, 2018

BEIJING - China vowed Wednesday to move swiftly to strike a trade consensus with the United States, even as mixed signals on the detente from self-described “Tariff ...

Russia Says U.S. Has Shown No Evidence It Is in Breach of Nuclear Treaty

Russia Says U.S. Has Shown No Evidence  It Is in Breach of Nuclear Treaty

December 06, 2018

MOSCOW - Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday the United States had yet to provide any evidence Moscow was in breach of a landmark arms ...

Chinese President Arrives in Portugal for State Visit

Chinese President Arrives in Portugal for State Visit

December 05, 2018

LISBON - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Portugal on Tuesday for a two-day state visit aimed at carrying forward friendship and expanding cooperation between ...

France to Announce Suspension of Fuel Tax Hikes That Provoked Riots, Media Says

France to Announce Suspension of Fuel Tax Hikes That Provoked Riots, Media Says

December 05, 2018

PARIS - French Prime Minister is expected to announce a suspension of fuel tax hikes that have provoked a protest movement that has grown violent, according to French media...

US-China Trade Truce Gives Global Stocks and Oil a Big Lift

US-China Trade Truce Gives Global Stocks and Oil a Big Lift

December 04, 2018

LONDON — Shares around the world and oil prices surged Monday after the U.S. and China struck a 90-day truce in a trade dispute that has rattled investors for months...

US Coalition Targets IS Figure Involved in Killing American

US Coalition Targets IS Figure Involved  in Killing American

December 04, 2018

BEIRUT – The U.S.-led coalition has targeted a senior member of the Islamic State group involved in the 2014 killing of American aid worker Peter Kassig, a military

3 Astronauts Blast Off to International Space Station

3 Astronauts Blast Off to International Space Station

December 04, 2018

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan – Three astronauts successfully blasted off Monday to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan, a perfect launch that follows ...

US, China Put Brakes on Their Trade Dispute with Ceasefire

US, China Put Brakes on Their Trade Dispute  with Ceasefire

December 03, 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic ...