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  • China says US warship violated sovereignty near Scarborough
    on January 20, 2018 at 10:30 am

    The Chinese government on Saturday accused the US of trespassing in its territorial waters when a US guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea. […]

  • Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump's 1-year festivities
    on January 20, 2018 at 5:57 am

    President Donald Trump had hoped to spend the weekend celebrating the one-year anniversary of his inauguration amid friends at his opulent Palm Beach, Florida, estate. Instead, he's reckoning with a federal government shutdown. […]

  • US govt shutdown is first since 2013, but not exceptional
    on January 20, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Shutdowns have led to furloughs of several hundred thousand federal employees, required many government activities to be stopped or curtailed and affected wide swaths of the economy. […]

  • US Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban
    on January 20, 2018 at 4:51 am

    The conservative-majority court is due to hear arguments in April and issue a ruling by the end of June on whether the ban violates federal immigration law or the US Constitution’s prohibition on religious discrimination. […]

  • Nawaz Sharif's daughter to contest next Pakistan polls?
    on January 20, 2018 at 4:05 am

    Maryam, 44, was being groomed as the second generation leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led by Sharif. The 68-year-old three-time PM had to resign last year after the Supreme Court disqualified him in the Panama Papers case. […]

  • 10 Syrians die of cold trying to flee into Lebanon
    on January 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Ten Syrians have died trying to flee their war-torn country into neighbouring Lebanon after they were caught in a fierce snowstorm, the Lebanese army and civil defence said on Friday. […]

  • Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark
    on January 19, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Carles Puigdemont plans to make the trip to Copenhagen as he tries to get his old job back and step up the pressure on Spanish authorities, which have said a fugitive abroad can't be the Catalan regional president. […]

  • China looks to call bluff on Trump trade action
    on January 19, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Hanging over trade relations are several inquiries into whether steel and aluminum imports - including those from China - are harming U.S. national security, possible tariffs on imported solar panels, as well as an investigation into potential Chinese abuse of intellectual property. […]

  • US facing 'growing threats' from China, Russia: Jim Mattis
    on January 19, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    A new national defense strategy says that competition with China and Russia has threatened America's military advantage around the world. And it will require increased investment to make US forces more lethal, agile and ready for war. […]

  • Taiwan blocks China flights after route row
    on January 19, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Taipei has repeatedly called for four new flight paths to be cancelled since China launched them earlier in January, but their complaints have fallen on deaf ears on the mainland. […]

  • China to enshrine Xi's thought into state constitution
    on January 19, 2018 at 11:47 am

    China's ruling Communist Party will enshrine President Xi Jinping's political thought into the country's constitution, state media said on Friday, further solidifying his power following its addition last year to the party constitution. […]

  • Rohingya refugees in B'desh protest repatriation move
    on January 19, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Hundreds of Rohingya refugees staged protests in Bangladesh against plans to send them back to Myanmar, where a military crackdown last year sparked a mass exodus. The refugees chanted slogans and held banners demanding citizenship and guarantees of security before they return to their home state of Rakhine in Myanmar. […]

  • After storm, trains resume limited service in Germany
    on January 19, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Trains on Germany's intercity lines began running early Friday, a day after being suspended as violent gales battered northern Europe, killing at least six people across the country. […]

  • Putin takes Epiphany's icy plunge with pilgrims
    on January 19, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Surrounded by Orthodox priests and glittering religious icons, and with the temperature hovering around minus 5 degrees C, Putin lowered himself into the freezing waters of Lake Seliger some 350 kilometres (220 miles) northwest of Moscow. […]

  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander
    on January 19, 2018 at 5:14 am

    Pope Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadimas, such accusations against Barros are "all calumny." […]

  • Israel puts tunnel dug under Gaza border on display
    on January 19, 2018 at 5:11 am

    The tunnel, around the height and width of an upright person, was lined with concrete slabs. It was discovered about 120 meters inside Israel near Kissufim, about six meters below ground, as tunnelers burrowed towards the surface looking to build an exit, the Israeli military said. […]

  • Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile
    on January 19, 2018 at 3:43 am

    Pope Francis formally joined in matrimony 41-year-old Carlos Ciuffardi and Paula Podest, 39, who have two children and are both flight attendants. The Chilean couple married in a civil ceremony in 2010 but were never formally wed in the eyes of the Catholic Church. […]

  • US House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fate uncertain
    on January 19, 2018 at 2:55 am

    On a mostly partisan vote of 230-197, the Republican-controlled House approved the stopgap funds, sending the bill to the Senate for consideration before the looming deadline and as President Donald Trump pushed hard for a measure he can sign. […]

  • New Zealand Prime Minister announces she's pregnant
    on January 19, 2018 at 2:39 am

    New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, 37, took to Twitter to announce that she and her partner Clarke Gayford were expecting a child, and that Gayford would become a stay-at-home dad. […]

  • Trump supports short-term US govt funding bill: White House
    on January 18, 2018 at 5:43 pm