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  • Europe must brace for new, varied IS attacks: security chief
    Reuters

    Europe must brace for new, varied IS attacks: security chief

    By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Islamic State will attack Europe again, security chiefs warned on Friday, and may add car bombs, cyber and chemical warfare to its local arsenal as European militants drift home after reverses in Syria and Iraq. Gilles de Kerchove, the European Union's

  • Women bombers emerge from Islamic State redoubt to attack Libyan forces
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    Women bombers emerge from Islamic State redoubt to attack Libyan forces

    Several women blew themselves up on Friday in suicide attacks that killed four Libyan soldiers who had granted them safe passage to leave buildings under the control of Islamic State militants, a spokesman for government forces said. The Libyan forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, are close to taking

  • Reuters

    China expresses concern as Yemen's Houthis form government

    China's Foreign Ministry has expressed concern after Yemen's armed Houthi movement and its political allies formed a new government, in what appeared a blow to U.N.-backed efforts to end 20 months of war in the country. Diplomats had hoped the Houthis, who control the capital Sanaa, would hold

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How an Aleppo clown's mourners see the loss of a potent symbol

    Anas al-Basha, a Syrian man who worked as a clown and counselor at a network of social services centers in rebel-held Aleppo, was killed earlier this week by a missile strike on the besieged neighborhood of Mashhad. "All what [sic] Anas wanted is to bring happiness to the children of Aleppo,"

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Creating a college behind bars

    Up a lonely road lined with signs warning drivers not to pick up hitchhikers, on a hilltop surrounded by forest, the Clallam Bay Corrections Center at the northwest tip of Washington State feels like the ends of the earth. “We want to build a university in prison,” says Mr. Carter, a soft-spoken man

  • Christian Science Monitor

    What Stephen Hawking learned from Brexit and Donald Trump

    Stephen Hawking says it’s time for the world to come together. 

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Goodbye peak oil, hello peak demand

    The threat of the world facing a declining supply of oil, so-called peak oil, has given way to a forecast that is calling forth its much more benign cousin: peak demand. The relatively subdued reaction to an agreement this week by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to cut oil production

  • Associated Press

    Correction: Israel-Palestinians story

    SAO PAULO (AP) — In a story June 11 about the FIFA Congress, The Associated Press reported erroneously that performer Mohammed Assaf wore a Muslim headscarf. Assaf's black and white headscarf is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism.

  • Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation
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    Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole.

  • Trump speaks to Taiwan's leader in move that could anger China
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    Trump speaks to Taiwan's leader in move that could anger China

    By David Brunnstrom and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a move that is likely to infuriate China and complicate U.S. relations with Beijing. The call was the first such contact with Taiwan

  • Reuters

    Trump is 'well aware' of what U.S. policy has been on Taiwan: spokeswoman

    (Reuters) - Donald Trump is "well aware" of what U.S. policy has been on Taiwan, Trump's spokeswoman said, after the U.S. president-elect spoke by phone on Friday with Taiwan's president, a move likely to infuriate China. "President-elect Trump is fully briefed and fully knowledgeable

  • Trump says Taiwan president 'called me' to offer congratulations
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    Trump says Taiwan president 'called me' to offer congratulations

    U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump said on Friday that Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called him on Friday to congratulate him on his election win. Trump's conversation with Tsai was the first such contact with Taiwan by a president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter adopted a one-China

  • Reuters

    Taiwan presidential office says Trump, Tsai exchanged views on Taiwan-U.S. relations

    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen exchanged views with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, touching on strengthening bilateral interactions and establishing closer cooperation between the two sides, Taiwan's presidential office said in a statement on Saturday. Tsai took the call with her national security

  • Reuters

    Taiwan says contact with Trump agreed ahead of time-presidential office

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - The telephone call between Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen and U.S. president-elect Donald Trump was agreed to ahead of time, said presidential office spokesman Alex Huang on Saturday. "Of course both sides agreed ahead of time before making contact," Huang told Reuters, when

  • Reuters

    White House: no change to 'one China' policy after Trump call with Taiwan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said there was "no change" to the United States' longstanding "one China" policy after President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. "We remain firmly committed to our 'one China' policy,

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 1:49 a.m. GMT

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China. It is highly unusual, probably unprecedented, for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan, a self-governing island the U.S. broke

  • Reuters

    U.S. chamber in China says new administration needs to get up to speed quickly

    The American Chamber of Commerce in China said on Saturday the incoming U.S. administration is still formulating positions but needs to get up to speed quickly on historical tensions, after Donald Trump spoke to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. "The chamber has long supported maintaining stability

  • S. Koreans to march for 6th weekend calling for Park ouster
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    S. Koreans to march for 6th weekend calling for Park ouster

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans are expected to march in capital Seoul for the sixth straight Saturday calling for the removal of scandal-plagued President Park Geun-hye, who faces an impeachment vote in parliament next week.

  • Associated Press

    Malaysia defends rally against 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government has defended plans for a protest to condemn what it called ethnic cleansing of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, saying it has an obligation to ensure that its neighbor takes steps to prevent the crisis from deteriorating.

  • Yellowstone plans to thin bison herd by 900 animals
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    Yellowstone plans to thin bison herd by 900 animals

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Yellowstone National Park plans to reduce its famed bison herd by at least 900 head this winter, culling stray animals outside the park in Montana by hunting and a program to round up and deliver wayward stock to Native American tribes for slaughter. Animals

  • Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era
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    Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era

    Opposition candidate Adama Barrow hailed a "new Gambia" Friday after he pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh. Official results earlier showed Barrow, a businessman and political unknown until six months ago, comfortably winning

  • Associated Press

    Venezuela policemen sentenced for killing protester in 2014

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two Venezuelan police officers have been sentenced to years in prison for killing a young protester in 2014.

  • Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, risking China tensions
    Associated Press

    Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, risking China tensions

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China.

  • Associated Press

    21 Chinese miners trapped for 4 days confirmed dead

    BEIJING (AP) — China's state-run Xinhua News Agency says 21 miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion have been confirmed dead. One is missing.

  • Mourinho demands United improvement
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    Mourinho demands United improvement

    Jose Mourinho returns to the technical area for Sunday's visit to Everton on a mission to urgently improve Manchester United's disappointing Premier League form. Mourinho served his second one-match touchline ban of the season on Wednesday as United beat West Ham 4-1 in the League Cup to set