The new U.S. administration must fully understand the importance of the "one China" policy and appreciate that the issue of Taiwan is highly sensitive for the Beijing government, China said on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump, who was inaugurated on Friday, said in December the United States
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discussed fighting terrorism and extremism with U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call, and Trump applauded Egypt's efforts on those fronts, Sisi's office said on Monday. Trump told Sisi he appreciates the difficulties faced by Egypt in its "
By Svetlana Reiter and Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin's allies have passed a preliminary draft bill in Russia's parliament that would ease some penalties for domestic violence, which supporters say would keep the state from meddling in the home but critics say would
The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a case involving a Texas voter identification law, after it was struck down in a lower court for disproportionately impacting black and Hispanic voters. In recent years, voter ID laws have come under fire in states across the nation. Many say the measures place
In an interview published Saturday evening by Spanish newspaper El País, Francis said he would wait to form an opinion on President Trump, as he doesn't like "judging people early. Recommended: How much do you know about Pope Francis? The comments followed a rocky relationship between Mr.
In what is being hailed as a victory for African democracy, Gambia has avoided bloodshed and begins this week with a new president, following a protracted but ultimately peaceful transition of power. Following the shock defeat of Yahya Jammeh, the ruler for 22 years, in elections early last month, the
The Interior Department returned to Twitter early Saturday with an image of a bison and words of apology, after it issued an abrupt, department-wide freeze of Twitter, under orders from the Trump White House. The two retweeted posts have been removed from the official Twitter account of the National
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
Washington (AFP) - The White House warned China on Monday that the United States will defend "international interests" in the South China Sea and that trade must be a "two-way street."
German Chancellor Angel Merkel will face an even broader Russian disinformation campaign ahead of elections this year, according to EU findings, a source close to the matter said Monday. The source, who asked not to be identified, told reporters that France and the Netherlands were also likely targets
PANAMA CITY (AP) — A lawyer for Panama's jailed ex-dictator Manuel Noriega says a court has granted him house arrest so he can prepare for brain surgery.
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war's dynamics and confirmed Russia's role as regional heavyweight.
About 570 U.S. flights were canceled, with Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey the hardest-hit U.S. airport. New York City emergency management officials warned winds could reach 60 miles per hour (97 km per hour) through Monday night, with more than 3 inches (7.5 cm) of rain possible
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt must launch an independent and thorough investigation into the recent killing of 10 men by security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, Amnesty International said on Monday.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Monday ordered an investigation into violations of human rights and other abuses purportedly committed by government troops and paramilitary forces battling the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces allied with the internationally-recognized government of Yemen seized control of a strategic Red Sea port on Monday after waging an assault against Shiite rebels, a top military commander said.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Syrian chocolate maker who brought his family business from his war-ravaged homeland to Canada said Monday he was denied entry into the United States, where he had planned to meet with the governor of Vermont and some recently arrived Syrian refugees.
Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump is committed to providing military assistance to Egypt, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday, after the new Republican leader spoke with counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Energy and industrial companies led U.S. stock indexes lower in afternoon trading Monday as investors pored over the latest crop of company earnings and deal news. Real estate and phone company stocks rose as bond yields fell. Traders also had their eye on Washington as President Donald Trump reaffirmed
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday vowed "no confrontation but no submission" to the United States in renegotiating relations between the neighbors under new US President Donald Trump. Pena Nieto said he was willing to discuss trade, illegal migration and other aspects of
Venezuela's opposition marched in the streets Monday demanding early elections to oust President Nicolas Maduro, whom it blames for the country's economic and political crisis. It was the first major street demonstration called by the opposition since Maduro launched a crackdown with the arrests
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian civil rights organization is placing tombstones on Copacabana Beach to commemorate children killed by stray bullets in Rio de Janeiro.
Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump is open to conducting joint operations with Russia to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, his spokesman said Monday.
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local):
LAS TERRENAS, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dozens of children wearing blue T-shirts with the name "Ventura" emblazoned on the back gathered around a coastal home on Monday to pay their respects to their idol: Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura.