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China’s Parliament Puts Xi on Course to Rule for Life

China’s Parliament Puts  Xi on Course to Rule for Life

March 12, 2018

BEIJING - China’s Xi Jinpingon Sunday secured a path to rule indefinitely as parliament abolished presidential term limits, handing him almost total authority ...

Showman Trump Abandons Cautious Obama Approach to North Korea

Showman Trump Abandons  Cautious Obama Approach to North Korea

March 11, 2018

WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama counseled his successor Donald Trump on the global threats he should expect to face once he assumed office last year ...

In State Media, China Presents Itself as Crucial To U.S.-North Korea Talks

In State Media, China Presents Itself  as Crucial To U.S.-North Korea Talks

March 11, 2018

BEIJING - China helped bring about a dramatic easing of tensions between the United States and North Korea, according state media outlets, adding ...

China Contributes To the Global Economy and Peace, Chinese FM Says

China Contributes To the Global  Economy and Peace, Chinese FM Says

March 10, 2018

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a platform for international cooperation and follows market principles...

U.N. Rights Boss Calls for Referring Myanmar to ICC for Rohingya Crimes

U.N. Rights Boss Calls for Referring Myanmar to ICC for Rohingya Crimes

March 10, 2018

GENEVA - The top United Nations human rights official called on Friday for alleged atrocities committed against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar ...

As Talks with North Near, South Korea Sees Familiar Hurdles Ahead

As Talks with North Near,  South Korea Sees Familiar Hurdles Ahead

March 08, 2018

SEOUL - With the specter of two past summits that failed to blunt North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, South Korean officials planning talks next month ...

U.N Rights Chief Attacks EU and U.S Over Migrants And Dreamers

U.N Rights Chief Attacks EU and  U.S Over Migrants And Dreamers

March 08, 2018

GENEVA - The U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday he was shocked at repressive policies being pursued in the United States and Europe, especially the ...

DPRK willing to Talk with U.S. For Denuclearization, Agrees On Summit with S.Korea

DPRK willing to Talk with U.S. For  Denuclearization, Agrees On Summit with S.Korea

March 07, 2018

SEOUL - The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) showed willingness to hold talks with the United States about issues, including the denuclearized ...

China Defends Hike in Military Spending As Proportionate and Low

China Defends Hike in Military  Spending As Proportionate and Low

March 07, 2018

BEIJING - China’s increase in military spending for 2018, the biggest rise in three years,was proportionate and low, and Beijing had not been goaded ...

No. 2 Spender China to Boost Defense Spending In 2018

No. 2 Spender China to Boost  Defense Spending In 2018

March 06, 2018

BEIJING — China’s defense budget will rise 8.1 percent to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion) this year as the country prepares to launch its second aircraft carrier ...

Merkel Welcomes German Govt Deal, Wants to Dive into Work

Merkel Welcomes German  Govt Deal, Wants to Dive into Work

March 06, 2018

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday welcomed the Social Democrats’ vote in favor of a new ruling coalition and said “it’s important ...

The First Session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Hold (CPPCC)

The First Session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Hold (CPPCC)

March 05, 2018

BEIJING - China’s top political advisory body started its annual session Saturday afternoon in Beijing ...

Nigeria Looks to Local Skills to Develop Oil and Gas

Nigeria Looks to Local  Skills to Develop Oil and Gas

March 05, 2018

LAGOS - Fishing boats look like specks alongside Egina, which has been moored for the last month in Lagos. Even the container ships that normally dominate the port look...

At U.N., China Delays U.S. Bid To Blacklist Ships, Companies Over North Korea

At U.N., China Delays U.S. Bid To  Blacklist Ships, Companies Over North Korea

March 04, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - China delayed a U.S. request for a United Nations Security Council committee to blacklist 33 ships, 27 shipping companies, and a Taiwan ...

Indian Prime Minister’s Party Ahead in Key State Elections

Indian Prime Minister’s Party  Ahead in Key State Elections

March 04, 2018

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party appeared headed ...

Merkel, Trump Call for Syrian Ceasefire to Be Implemented

Merkel, Trump Call for Syrian  Ceasefire to Be Implemented

March 03, 2018

BERLIN - U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a telephone call on Thursday that a U.N. Security Council resolution calling ...

5-Star, League May Score Surprise Gains in Italy’s Election: Pollsters

5-Star, League May Score Surprise  Gains in Italy’s Election: Pollsters

March 03, 2018

ROME - The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League could do better than expected in Italy’s election on Sunday and the head of the anti-immigrant ...

Eurozone Inflation Falls Again Despite Decade-High Growth

Eurozone Inflation Falls  Again Despite Decade-High Growth

March 01, 2018

LONDON — Inflation in the 19-country eurozone fell in February for a third month running even though economic growth is at a decade high, a trend that’s likely ...

US General: Iran Posing Long-Term Threat to Mideast Stability

US General: Iran Posing  Long-Term Threat to Mideast Stability

March 01, 2018

TEHRAN - is a major threat to U.S. interests and the long-term stability of the Mideast, the head of U.S. military’s Central Command warned U.S ...

‘Emperor’ Stocks Soar in China as Xi Cleared for Indefinite Reign

‘Emperor’ Stocks Soar in China as Xi Cleared for Indefinite Reign

Fabruary 27, 2018

SHANGHAI - Chinese speculators pounced on stocks with “emperor” in their name on Monday, after the ruling Communist Party set...

UN Rights Chief Slams ‘Pernicious’ Security Council Veto Use

UN Rights Chief Slams  ‘Pernicious’ Security Council Veto Use

Fabruary 27, 2018

GENEVA — The outgoing U.N. human rights chief on Monday accused the veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council of being second...

Congress Releases Redacted, Declassified Democratic Memo

Congress Releases Redacted,  Declassified Democratic Memo

Fabruary 26, 2018

WASHINGTON — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published ...

China Proposes Dropping Term Limits for President Xi

China Proposes Dropping  Term Limits for President Xi

Fabruary 26, 2018

BEIJING — China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause ...

UN Security Council Fails to Agree on Syria Ceasefire after Second Day of Talks

UN Security Council Fails to Agree on Syria Ceasefire after Second Day of Talks

Fabruary 25, 2018

UN - The UN security council failed to agree after a second day of intensive talks on a proposed 30-day ceasefire across Syria to ...

Ivanka Trump Meets with South Korean President, Briefly Discusses North Korea

Ivanka Trump Meets with South Korean  President, Briefly Discusses North Korea

Fabruary 25, 2018

SEOUL — Few expect any diplomatic breakthroughs from Ivanka ...

Ex-Trump Campaign Associates Face More Charges

Ex-Trump Campaign  Associates Face More Charges

Fabruary 24, 2018

WASHINGTON — Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald ...

Modi Hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada Invitation Embarrassment

Modi Hugs Trudeau amid  Indo-Canada Invitation Embarrassment

Fabruary 24, 2018

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday with a hug, one day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats ...

Russia, Pakistan form Anti-Terror Military Cooperation Commission

Russia, Pakistan form  Anti-Terror Military Cooperation Commission

Fabruary 22, 2018

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Russia and Pakistan plan to establish a commission on military cooperation to counter the Islamic State threat in the region, accusing ...

Japan Says China Illegally Transferred Cargo to North Korea

Japan Says China Illegally  Transferred Cargo to North Korea

Fabruary 22, 2018

JAPAN - says its military has witnessed a cargo transfer between China and North Korea on the high seas that it suspects violates United Nations economic ...

Relax and Invest, Saudi Prince Tells Investors after Corruption Crackdown

Relax and Invest, Saudi Prince  Tells Investors after Corruption Crackdown

Fabruary 21, 2018

RIYADH/DUBAI - Three months after Saudi Arabia detained scores of people in a crackdown on corruption, its rulers are trying to reassure investors that the kingdom ...

Trump Set to Oppose Boeing Deal with Iran Air

Trump Set to Oppose  Boeing Deal with Iran Air

Fabruary 21, 2018

TEHRAN - Officials at the Trump administration are using a case against an Iranian airliner to thwart a multibillion-dollar between Boeing and flag carrier Iran Air for the sale ...

Catalan Politicians in Spanish Court in Secession Probe

Catalan Politicians  in Spanish Court in Secession Probe

Fabruary 20, 2018

MADRID — Two prominent Catalan politicians are testifying before a Supreme Court judge for their roles in holding a banned independence referendum and making an illegal ...

France Says Committed to Iran Deal, Will Keep Talking to European, U.S Allies

France Says Committed to Iran Deal,  Will Keep Talking to European, U.S Allies

Fabruary 20, 2018

PARIS - France reaffirmed its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, saying it wanted it to be strictly implemented and was continuing ...

Saudi Women to Start Own Busines without Male Permission

Saudi Women to Start Own  Busines without Male Permission

Fabruary 19, 2018

RIYADH - Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing ...

Japan Team Builds Second Skin Message Display

Japan Team Builds  Second Skin Message Display

Fabruary 19, 2018

TOKYO - Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body...