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U.S. Says will Not Send High-Level Officials to China’s Silk Road Summit

U.S. Says will Not Send High-Level Officials to China’s Silk Road Summit

April 04, 2019

WASHINGTON - The United States will not send high-level officials to attend China’s second Belt and Road summit in Beijing this month, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on ...

Xi’s Message to Arab Summit Shows Strong Base for Firm Sino-Arab Ties, Official Says

Xi’s Message to Arab Summit Shows Strong Base  for Firm Sino-Arab Ties, Official Says

April 03, 2019

KHARTOUM - Chinese President Xi Jinping's congratulatory message to the 30th Arab League (AL) Summit shows a strong base for the firm relations between China ...

U.S. Halts F-35 Equipment to Turkey, Protests Its Plans to Buy from Russia

U.S. Halts F-35 Equipment to Turkey,  Protests Its Plans to Buy from Russia

April 03, 2019

WASHINGTON - The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey, marking the first concrete U.S. step to block delivery ...

NATO Chief Plays Down Rows as Allies Mark 70th Anniversary

NATO Chief Plays Down Rows  as Allies Mark 70th Anniversary

April 02, 2019

BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is playing down differences among member countries as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversary in Washington this week...

Treaty’s End Would Give U.S., Russia Impetus to Make More Nukes: Study

Treaty’s End Would Give U.S.,  Russia Impetus to Make More Nukes: Study

April 02, 2019

WASHINGTON - The demise of the only U.S.-Russia arms control pact limiting deployed nuclear weapons would make it harder for each to gauge the other’s intentions ...

Common Interests between China, U.S. Outweigh Differences: Chinese Diplomat

Common Interests between China, U.S.  Outweigh Differences: Chinese Diplomat

April 01, 2019

ANN ARBOR, the United States - Although great changes have taken place in the China-U.S. relationship in the past 40 years since the two countries forged diplomatic ties, the fact ...

Israel Says Brazil Opens ‘diplomatic office’ in Jerusalem

Israel Says Brazil Opens  ‘diplomatic office’ in Jerusalem

April 01, 2019

JERUSALEM - Israel said on Sunday that Brazil had opened a “diplomatic office” in Jerusalem as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro began a visit to the country...

Pope’s Trip to Morocco to Highlight Christian-Muslim Ties

Pope’s Trip to Morocco to Highlight  Christian-Muslim Ties

March 31, 2019

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis's weekend trip to Morocco aims to highlight the North African nation's tradition of Christian-Muslim ties while also letting him show solidarity ...

A Look at Sunday’s Local Elections in Turkey

A Look at Sunday’s Local Elections  in Turkey

March 31, 2019

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey is holding local elections on Sunday that are seen as a test of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's popularity amid a sharp economic downturn...

South Korea’s Moon to Meet Trump over Stalled North Korea Talks

South Korea’s Moon to Meet Trump  over Stalled North Korea Talks

March 30, 2019

SEOUL - Senior South Korean officials, including President Moon Jae-in, are launching a series of meetings with U.S. counterparts, in a bid to jumpstart stalled denuclearization talks with ...

Wife of Ex-Interpol President Dismisses Allegations

Wife of Ex-Interpol President  Dismisses Allegations

March 30, 2019

PARIS – The wife of the detained former Interpol president expelled this week from China’s ruling Communist Party is reiterating calls for proof that he is still alive....

Australian Party Accused of Asking US Gun Lobby for Money

Australian Party Accused of  Asking US Gun Lobby for Money

March 28, 2019

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia’s prime minister has accused an influential minor political party of trying to “sell Australia’s gun laws to . . .

Anti-North Korean Group Claims Responsibility for Spanish Embassy Attack, Says FBI Contacted Them for Stolen Data

Anti-North Korean Group Claims Responsibility for  Spanish Embassy Attack, Says FBI Contacted Them for Stolen Data

March 28, 2019

PYONGYANG - An underground group working to oust North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has claimed responsibility for the raid on the North Korean embassy in Spain last month ...

Pope Honors Rome’s Legacy of Integration over Centuries

Pope Honors Rome’s Legacy of Integration  over Centuries

March 27, 2019

ROME – Pope Francis has crossed the Tiber River for a visit to Rome’s city hall, paying homage to an ancient city that integrated diverse peoples over centuries of its existence...

Pilot: Cruise Ship Woes Off Norway Started with Engine Snags

Pilot: Cruise Ship Woes Off Norway Started with Engine Snags

March 27, 2019

Inge Lockert told the Vesteraalen newspaper Tuesday that “everything went as it should until we got engine problems.

Mueller Finds No Trump Collusion, Leaves Obstruction Open

Mueller Finds No Trump Collusion,  Leaves Obstruction Open

March 26, 2019

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 ...

Kosovo PM Fires Deputy Minister over Comments about NATO

Kosovo PM Fires Deputy Minister  over Comments about NATO

March 26, 2019

PRISTINA - Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has fired the country's ethnic Serb deputy justice minister after she called NATO's 1999 bombing campaign against Serbia ...

UK’s Theresa May Faces Pressure to Step Down to Save Brexit

UK’s Theresa May Faces Pressure to  Step Down to Save Brexit

March 25, 2019

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing increased pressure from her own Conservative Party to either resign or to set a date for stepping down in order to build support ...

Kurds to Rally in Turkey Ahead of Key Local Elections

Kurds to Rally in Turkey  Ahead of Key Local Elections

March 25, 2019

ISTANBUL – Supporters of a pro-Kurdish party in Turkey are planning to rally for local elections that will test the Turkish president's popularity...

From Israel, Pompeo Arrives in Beirut for Two-Day Meetings

From Israel, Pompeo Arrives in Beirut  for Two-Day Meetings

March 23, 2019

BEIRUT – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Lebanon, the last leg of a Mideast tour that took him to Kuwait and Israel.
Pompeo is scheduled to meet with a host of Lebanese ...

Scientists Deploy Robot ‘Translators’ for Interspecies Communication & Behavioral Control

Scientists Deploy Robot ‘Translators’  for Interspecies Communication & Behavioral Control

March 23, 2019

Fish and bees have been able to communicate for the first time, courtesy of a few talented robots mimicking and controlling their actions, in an unusual experiment that translated ...

Death Toll from Indonesia Floods, Mudslides Rises to 89

Death Toll from Indonesia Floods,  Mudslides Rises to 89

March 20, 2019

JAYAPURA, Indonesia – The death toll from flash floods and mudslides triggered by torrential downpours in eastern Indonesia has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing...

US-Backed Force Says It’s in Control of IS Syria Encampment

US-Backed Force Says It’s in Control  of IS Syria Encampment

March 20, 2019

BEIRUT – A spokesman for U.S.-backed forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria says his fighters are in control of an encampment in the village of Baghouz where IS militants ...

Putin, in Crimea for Annexation Anniversary, Launches Power Stations

Putin, in Crimea for Annexation Anniversary,  Launches Power Stations

March 19, 2019

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - President Vladimir Putin inaugurated two new power stations in Crimea on Monday after flying into the Black Sea peninsula to celebrate the fifth ...

NATO, EU Condemn Russia’s 2014 Seizure of Crimea

NATO, EU Condemn Russia’s 2014  Seizure of Crimea

March 19, 2019

BRUSSELS – NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory. ...

China, Europe on Path of Expanding Belt and Road Cooperation

China, Europe on Path of Expanding  Belt and Road Cooperation

March 18, 2019

FRANKFURT - Anastasiya Sizikova, a young woman who lives in Germany’s western city of Dusseldorf, could have hardly imagined a few years ago that her career and life would ...

Serbia President Vows to Defend Law and Order Amid Protests

Serbia President Vows to Defend Law  and Order Amid Protests

March 18, 2019

BELGRADE, Serbia – Serbia’s president has pledged to defend the country’s law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station protesting ...

New Zealand PM Says ‘Gun Laws Will Change’ after Mosque Shooting

New Zealand PM Says ‘Gun Laws Will Change’  after Mosque Shooting

March 17, 2019

CHRISTCHURCH - The New Zealand government is looking at banning semi-automatic weapons following the killing of 49 worshipers at two Christchurch mosques, Prime Minister ...

Australian Senator Faces Censure for Anti-Immigration Stance

Australian Senator Faces Censure  for Anti-Immigration Stance

March 17, 2019

CANBERRA, Australia – An Australian senator has had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim . . .

49 Killed and Dozens, Including Young Children, Injured in New Zealand Mass Shootings Targeting Mosques

49 Killed and Dozens, Including Young Children, Injured  in New Zealand Mass Shootings Targeting Mosques

March 16, 2019

WELLINGTON - Three people are in custody -- one of whom was charged with murder -- after at least one heavily-armed shooter mowed down Muslim worshippers at Friday prayer, massacring ...

Italy’s Drive to Join China’s Belt and Road Hits Pot Holes

Italy’s Drive to Join China’s Belt and Road Hits Pot Holes

March 16, 2019

ROME - The ancient Silk Road was a network of trading routes that stretched from China to Italy, transporting goods, skills and ideas half way around the world...

China Offers Help to Venezuela to Restore Power

China Offers Help to Venezuela to Restore Power

March 14, 2019

BEIJING - China offered on Wednesday to help Venezuela restore its power grid, after President Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. counterpart Donald Trump of cyber “sabotage&rdquo ...

‘Blatant Extortion’: German Ex-Chancellor Lashes Out at US Threat to Withhold Intel over China

‘Blatant Extortion’: German Ex-Chancellor Lashes Out at US Threat to Withhold Intel over China

March 14, 2019

BERLIN - Washington’s threat to downgrade its intelligence-sharing with Berlin if Germany buys Chinese 5G equipment is an example of why Berlin should seek more independence ...

U.S. Should Innovate Together with China, Says Expert

U.S. Should Innovate Together with China, Says Expert

March 13, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - The United States should collaborate with China on innovation rather than “control” Chinese technologies, which could set back growth in technology growth ...

Boeing Pledges to Roll Out Software Upgrade for 737 MAX in ‘Coming Weeks’ after FAA Push

Boeing Pledges to Roll Out Software Upgrade for 737 MAX in ‘Coming Weeks’ after FAA Push

March 13, 2019

RENTON - Boeing, in full damage-control mode after the Ethiopian Airlines disaster, has vowed to upgrade, within weeks, the software on its 737 MAX 8. The aircraft has been at the center ...