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Germany’s Social Democrats mull talks on backing Merkel govt – Washington Post

Washington PostGermany's Social Democrats mull talks on backing Merkel govtWashington PostBERLIN — The leader of Germany's center-left Social Democrats sought his party's support Thursday to open talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on extending their governing coalition, or at least backing a minority government. Martin ...UPDATE 3-German SPD head seeks 'United … [Read more...]

Whistleblower: Flynn told colleague Russia sanctions would be ‘ripped up’ – CNN

CNNWhistleblower: Flynn told colleague Russia sanctions would be 'ripped up'CNNWashington (CNN) As President Donald Trump delivered his inaugural address, incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn texted his former business colleague about a plan to join Russia and build nuclear reactors in the Middle East: The project was ...Flynn Said Russian Sanctions Would Be 'Ripped … [Read more...]

Spanish court orders detention of 8 former Catalan ministers – CNN

CNNSpanish court orders detention of 8 former Catalan ministersCNN(CNN) Spain's high court has ordered eight former ministers from Catalonia's dissolved government be detained without bail, as prosecutors sought a Europe-wide arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. Nine ex-ministers turned up to ...The Latest: Judge jails ex-members of Catalan governmentWashington … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton falls from world’s second most powerful woman to 65th – AOL

AOLHillary Clinton falls from world's second most powerful woman to 65thAOLSince her defeat in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton is no longer the world's second most powerful woman. In fact, the former presidential candidate fell down 63 spots all the way to number 65 on the Forbes Magazine list. British Prime Minister ...Meet the world's 10 most powerful womenBusiness InsiderPriyanka … [Read more...]

Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls US ‘Number One Enemy’ and Says Trump Won’t Bully Him on Nuclear Deal – Newsweek

NewsweekIran's Supreme Leader Calls US 'Number One Enemy' and Says Trump Won't Bully Him on Nuclear DealNewsweekIran's supreme leader blasted President Donald Trump's harsh condemnation of his country last month, and emphasized his commitment to resisting U.S. attempts to renegotiate a multilateral nuclear treaty and to defending his country's reputation … [Read more...]

Balfour Declaration of Support for Jewish Homeland Still Divisive at 100 – New York Times

New York TimesBalfour Declaration of Support for Jewish Homeland Still Divisive at 100New York TimesPalestinians marched on Thursday in the West Bank city Ramallah to protest the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Credit Abbas Momani/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. JERUSALEM — It was the moment of conception of what would ...Balfour Declaration: Theresa May hosts Israeli PM … [Read more...]

Bin Laden files back up US claims on Iran ties to al-Qaida – Washington Post

Washington PostBin Laden files back up US claims on Iran ties to al-QaidaWashington PostDUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The CIA's release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden appears to bolster U.S. claims that Iran supported the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11 terror attacks.Osama Bin Laden Had 'Loose Change,' a 9/11 … [Read more...]

Johnson blames China, lauds Trump’s unpredictability in North Korea diplomacy – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

U.S. News & World ReportJohnson blames China, lauds Trump's unpredictability in North Korea diplomacyMilwaukee Journal SentinelWAUWATOSA - Senator Ron Johnson blamed China for the problems in North Korea and said President Trump's unpredictability is an asset in dealing with North Korea's President Kim Jung Un. On Friday, Oct. 27, Johnson spoke to dozens of students from ...Trump … [Read more...]

Japan is all abuzz about the arrival of a Trump: Ivanka Trump – Washington Post

Washington PostJapan is all abuzz about the arrival of a Trump: Ivanka TrumpWashington PostTOKYO — Trump is set to deliver a much-anticipated speech in Tokyo that the Japanese government hopes will make waves. But it's not Donald Trump, who's arriving here on Sunday; it's Ivanka. The First Daughter and adviser to the president will address ...Ivanka Trump Praises Working Women in Asia, … [Read more...]

Calif. family found safe in Brazilian jungle after being kidnapped by pirates – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsCalif. family found safe in Brazilian jungle after being kidnapped by piratesNew York Daily NewsUS citizens Adam Harris Harteau, his wife, Emily Faith Harteau and their two children with Brazilian security personnel. The family was traveling through the Amazon river delta and went missing after they were assaulted by river pirates. (SEGUP ...California family found alive … [Read more...]

British PM forced to name new defense chief amid sexual harassment crisis – CNN

CNNBritish PM forced to name new defense chief amid sexual harassment crisisCNNLondon (CNN) UK Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to replace her Defense Secretary on Wednesday as a growing sexual harassment scandal added to the pressure on a government already struggling with the fallout from Brexit. May named a key ...British parliament: respected institution or 'den of … [Read more...]

North Korea currently enhancing its KN-20 ICBM – The World On Arirang

The World On ArirangNorth Korea currently enhancing its KN-20 ICBMThe World On ArirangSeveral U.S. officials have reportedly told CNN that North Korea is currently enhancing its KN-20 ICBM to improve its nuclear and missile capabilities. According to the officials, the new improvements are forcing the U.S. to recalculate the timing of ...and more » … [Read more...]

Red Cross Warns of ‘Dehumanizing’ Rhetoric in ISIS Fight – New York Times

New York TimesRed Cross Warns of 'Dehumanizing' Rhetoric in ISIS FightNew York TimesDisplaced men suspected of being Islamic State members were searched at a security screening center near Kirkuk. Credit Ivor Prickett for The New York Times. BEIRUT, Lebanon — It may not be politically popular to raise concerns about the human rights ...Red Cross Urges Fair And Lawful Treatment Of Captured … [Read more...]

Catalan Leader Will Let Lawmakers Decide on Independence – New York Times

New York TimesCatalan Leader Will Let Lawmakers Decide on IndependenceNew York TimesCarles Puigdemont, the Catalan leader, making a statement in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday. Credit Samuel Aranda for The New York Times. BARCELONA, Spain — After a chaotic day of wavering, Catalonia's separatist leader, Carles Puigdemont, ...Catalonia's leader rules out snap elections, prolonging … [Read more...]

Trump and Kim Jong Un Are Both Sucking Up to China’s Xi Jinping Amid Nuclear Tensions – Newsweek

Daily TimesTrump and Kim Jong Un Are Both Sucking Up to China's Xi Jinping Amid Nuclear TensionsNewsweekPresident Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un are both sucking up to Chinese President Xi Jinping amid heightened tensions over North Korea's nuclear program. Xi recently solidified his position as one of the most powerful leaders in China ...Malaysia airport video shows 4 … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia Gives Citizenship to a Robot, Claims Global First – Bloomberg

BloombergSaudi Arabia Gives Citizenship to a Robot, Claims Global FirstBloombergA robot with Saudi citizenship? It's the latest surreal scene from the kingdom's “Davos in the Desert,” where Saudi Arabia's leaders have been attempting to impress their economic ambitions upon the rest of the world. In a three-day event that has ...'Sophia' the robot's unsettling words drew a … [Read more...]

Clarification: Hurricane Maria-Tourism story – Washington Post

Los Angeles TimesClarification: Hurricane Maria-Tourism storyWashington PostSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — In a story Oct. 24, The Associated Press reported that the Bacardi rum distillery would reopen Nov. 1. The story should have made clear the distillery has been making and shipping rum since about two weeks after the storm. But ...Crisis and resistance in Puerto Rico: the question of sustainability … [Read more...]

Democrats Work To Stop Trump From Launching Nuclear Strike on North Korea – Newsweek

NewsweekDemocrats Work To Stop Trump From Launching Nuclear Strike on North KoreaNewsweekDemocratic Senators are trying to prevent President Donald Trump from being able to launch a nuclear first strike against North Korea. Senators Chris Murphy, Corey Booker, and Brian Schatz will introduce a bill that would give Congress alone the ...The Madness Behind Trump's 'Madman' StrategyNew … [Read more...]