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  • Indian-American sworn in to key diplomatic position
    on January 20, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Noted Indian-American lawyer Manisha Singh was today sworn in to a key administration position in the State Department, becoming the in-charge of the US' economic diplomacy. Singh, 45, born in Uttar Pradesh, is the first woman appointed as the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs. […]

  • Four US, Canadian captives freed in Nigeria
    on January 20, 2018 at 1:34 pm


  • UK can't keep full access to EU: French prez
    on January 20, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Britain is likely to negotiate a unique relationship with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year, while stressing that any agreement must be consistent with EU rules. […]

  • Spain rescues 56 migrants
    on January 20, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 56 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa to European shores. One boat was carrying 23 men in the Strait of Gibraltar. A second boat with 33 men of sub-Saharan origin was located east of the Strait near Alboran Island. […]

  • Trump blames Democrats for government shutdown
    on January 20, 2018 at 12:08 pm


  • '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. […]

  • 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. […]

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