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Trump's allies hailed his move. Trump Keeps China Guessing: "There is a sense that this is a guy who throws out the diplomatic protocol, throws out the playbook, and is provocative and unpredictable", said deLisle. "China controls these tiny islands that are capable of being significant military assets", deLisle said. One possible answer: North Korea. The incident, if indeed by design as reported, could indicate a major USA policy shift that would threaten relations, since they are ...
  • 'Rhetoric of fascism' on the rise, United Nations rights chief warns

    'Rhetoric of fascism' on the rise, United Nations rights chief warns

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    UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon said that over the last decade he led the organization, he has repeatedly stressed the interdependence of the three pillars of the UN - peace, sustainable development and human rights. "Then, instead of working together to stop the fighting and restore order, individual states stoked the conflict, supported the murderers, provided arms, encouraged extremists - in short, collectively, threw global humanitarian law and human rights law out of the window", Reid ...
  • Syria's Assad says Aleppo victory a "huge step" in ending war

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    More have fled south, to remaining rebel-held areas in the city. The rebels also called for negotiations on the future of the city. "During the last two weeks, Fatah al-Sham Front (formerly al-Nusra Front) and the Abu Amara Battalion are alleged to have abducted and killed an unknown number of civilians who requested the armed groups to leave their neighborhoods, to spare the lives of civilians", he said.
  • Trump will keep role on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

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    Donald Trump has been criticized for not sufficiently severing ties to his business interests ahead of his entry into the White House, and this announcement is sure to stir up complaints and allegations that his conduct is less than presidential.
  • United Kingdom hoping they can conclude Brexit talks within two years

    United Kingdom hoping they can conclude Brexit talks within two years

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May wants to invoke Article 50 of the EU's key treaty, which will officially kick off two years of exit talks, by the end of March. Diplomatic sources say China has been seeking clarity from Britain about its Brexit plans, nervous about what it means for Chinese companies. "It can be smooth and it can be orderly but I think it requires a different attitude on the part of the British government because the things that I've been hearing so far are ...
  • GOP elector: Not all of us are voting for Trump

    GOP elector: Not all of us are voting for Trump

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    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Wednesday that a Texas Republican elector's decision not to vote for Donald Trump may lead state legislators to pass a law requiring electors to support the victor of the statewide popular vote. John Kasich, a former 2016 presidential candidate. "I began receiving threatening messages a couple of days before the election and they trickled in the weeks following that", said Banerian, who's about to graduate from Oakland University with a bachelor's degree ...
  • Chicago mayor speaks with Trump about sanctuary cities

    Chicago mayor speaks with Trump about sanctuary cities

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    He categorized his meeting as a "sincere search for common ground". Gore says he also met with Ivanka Trump, the president-elect's daughter. That's according to a Republican official and a person close to Trump's transition. Trump had previously tweeted his support for Kennedy . Trump didn't offer details, but said: "They got brought here at a very young age, they've worked here, they've gone to school here".
  • Brexit will 'render insensible' some United Kingdom legislation, Supreme Court told

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    The comment came from Lord Pannick, legal representative for Gina Miller, one of those who recently won a High Court case against the United Kingdom government being allowed to trigger Article 50 without recourse to the British parliament. She reiterates that she is not asking court to overturn the Brexit vote. The pound hit a two-month high against the dollar on Tuesday as investors bet the government would lose the Supreme Court case.
  • Tamil Nadu Mourns, Schools, Colleges Holiday Today

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    She suffered a "massive" cardiac arrest on Sunday evening and was put on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation device, or ECMO, a life-support system that supports heart and lung functioning. Media reports said some Chennai schools would remain closed, while the USA consulate in the city said it had suspended services and warned Americans to exercise caution.