China hopes Xi-Trump meeting to direct ties in new era

President Donald Trump. Trump had harsh words for China during the 2016 presidential campaign, primarily on trade. Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet his United States counterpart Donald Trump at a resort in Florida during April 6-7 for t... More..

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'A sad day for Europe' : EU leaders react to Brexit day
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

'A sad day for Europe' : EU leaders react to Brexit day

The outgoing French president François Hollande has followed German Chancellor Angela Merkel in ruling out the prospect of a trade deal with the United Kingdom before the terms of Brexit are sorted. "We can't h...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

NCAA to decide if HB2 repeal is enough next week

Governor Cooper admitted the deal was not ideal. A few hours before Emmert gave his annual pre-Final Four news conference in Arizona, North Carolina Gov. The compromise plan was worked out under mounting pr...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

US Secretary of State Tillerson in Turkey for talks

Turkish troops are still stationed in the secured regions and along the border. "The long-term status of President Assad will be decided by Syrian people", he added during Thursday's joint news conference wit...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Israel's Netanyahu Says He's Committed To Work With Trump on Peace Efforts

Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Netanyahu made the pledge in a speech to the largest U.S.pro-Israel lobbying group at a time when the Trump administration is seeking agreement with his right-wing governme...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

European Union official says 2 years not enough for Brexit

A strong, independent country needs control of its own laws. "That process starts now", Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis said in a statement. Unsurprisingly, it has been interpret...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Key findings from the AP-NORC poll on President Donald Trump

Today, during the ongoing hearings on Russian Federation collusion in the presidential election, a senior fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute's program on national security said , "This past week...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Schiff calls out Nunes as tensions escalate over House Russia probe

With a political storm swirling around him, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Tuesday he will continue to lead the panel's investigation into reputed Russian interference a year ago in the ...More..

Clinton hails 'calm and courageous' Martin McGuinness
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Clinton hails 'calm and courageous' Martin McGuinness

It is understood he had been suffering from a rare heart condition . With Stormont still without a powersharing executive or new Speaker in the wake of the subsequent snap election, traditional protocols wer...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

US presses NATO allies on counter-terror, defense budgets

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Brussels for his first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting on Friday pushing the US agenda of increased defense spending by member states and a greater role...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Christie, above it all; he skates while his aides head to prison

Both must also serve 500 hours of community service. U.S. Judge Susan Wigenton told Baroni he misled a legislative committee when he tried to pass the gridlock off as a legitimate traffic study and later mi...More..

Martin McGuinness, IRA Leader And Politician, Dies At 66
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Martin McGuinness, IRA Leader And Politician, Dies At 66

Some will never forgive his past but without him there would be no peace. On Tuesday, following the announcement of Mr McGuinness' death after a short illness, Buckingham Palace indicated the Queen would be c...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

European Parliament says Brexit is reversible

British Prime Minister Theresa May filed formal Brexit divorce papers yesterday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the cohesion of the ...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the federal government will incur almost 93 percent of the costs of Medicaid expansion over its first nine years. Other House Republicans doubted how much effe...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Putin on Russian Federation election meddling: "Watch my lips, NO"

Finland President Sauli Niinisto on Thursday toned down media speculation about a possible meeting between Russian and U.S. leaders in Helsinki. U.S. The president said he made the decision because Mr Flynn h...More..

GOP Humiliation: Trumpcare Didn't Even Have Majority Support Among Trump Voters
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

GOP Humiliation: Trumpcare Didn't Even Have Majority Support Among Trump Voters

Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said Sunday on Fox News , raising the possibility that the White House will put less emphasis on negotiating with the caucus going forward and try to work with Democrats...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

China's Xi to meet Trump in Florida next week

Get free real-time news alerts from the White House Patch. "China can expand imports from the United States". On February 18th, in what was widely interpreted as a gesture to the U.S., Chinese authorities ann...More..

South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

Of those killed, 250 were teenagers on a school trip, many of whom obeyed crew instructions to remain in their cabins even as crew members were escaping the sinking vessel. "It was heart wrenching". A graphic...More..

Brad Hodge says sorry for comments on Indian skipper Virat Kohli
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Brad Hodge says sorry for comments on Indian skipper Virat Kohli

To be one-all going into this [fourth] Test match, if you said that before the start of the series you would have been pretty happy", Waugh said. "Not just Virat but there's many players that have come up to IP...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Ally of South Africa's ANC objects to finance minister's planned sacking

The firing of South Africa's respected finance minister on Friday sent the currency tumbling by close to 5 percent and brought fresh anger at President Jacob Zuma as a split in the ruling party deepened. Mr Gor...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Amid calls for recusal, House Intel chairman Devin Nunes digs in

Spicer said Nunes also has made clear that he had multiple sources for his allegations. On Wednesday, Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) held a press conference announcing that he "recently confirmed that, on nu...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Kim body to be sent to N. Korea, Malaysians freed

Najib said an autopsy had been completed and the victim's family has formally asked that the body be returned to North Korea. - February 13: A 45-year-old man holding a North Korean passport identifying himse...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Why is Rex Tillerson skipping the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting?

The former businessman will instead attend Donald Trump's expected April 6-7 talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the president's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, four current and former United States offici...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Hawaii Judge Sets Indefinite Injunction on Trump Travel Ban

The appeal will be considered by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which last month upheld a suspension of Trump's first travel order. "What a ruling in 4th Circuit in favor of the adminis...More..

Trump issues stern warning to Merkel on NATO day after 'GREAT' meeting
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Trump issues stern warning to Merkel on NATO day after 'GREAT' meeting

The U.S. trade deficit with Germany was $64.9 billion past year, the lowest since 2009, according to the Commerce Department. She also claimed that it was not right to associate NATO's target for member nations...More..

Bull shark washed up onto Australia road by flood waters
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Bull shark washed up onto Australia road by flood waters

Australian emergency officials warned residents not to play in floodwaters after Cyclone Debbie hit the Queensland coast. Lismore, near the New South Wales coast, was the hardest hit with warning of three...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Adityanath orders crackdown on food grain, ration mafia

Underscoring the need for improved work culture, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also said people who were prepared to work for 18-20 hours a day are "most welcome" to join him, the rest are free to leave. "Th...More..

South Africa's new ministers, deputy ministers to be sworn in on Friday
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

South Africa's new ministers, deputy ministers to be sworn in on Friday

South Africa's president has replaced his finance minister in an expected move that had spooked investors this week and sent the currency tumbling. Zuma has not yet provided detailed reasons on why each of th...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Ivanka Trump To Become Unpaid Government Employee As Assistant To Her Father

The White House announced on Wednesday that Ivanka would be taking an official role in the Trump administration as assistant to the president , joining her husband Jared Kushner , who now serves as senior adv...More..

Trump Set to Move on After Health Care Bill Debacle
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Trump Set to Move on After Health Care Bill Debacle

The Republicans' failed bill would have phased out the ACA rule that expanded Medicaid coverage to people earning up to 138% of the federal poverty line, as well as pay states less money to run their Medicaid...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

The man from Mar-a-Lago says yes to Xi Jinping

It said Mr Trump and his wife Melania will host Mr Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan at a dinner next Thursday. China's foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday that pressure from capital outflows eased some...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Save South Africa calls for protest after Cabinet reshuffle

On Thursday, the SA Communist Party (SACP) confirmed that Zuma had informed the party leadership that he meant to fire Gordhan and Jonas, to which the party vehemently objected. The South African Communist Part...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Kim Jong-un is behaving 'very, very badly' says Donald Trump

Euan Graham, director of global security at Australia's Lowy Institute, said the North Korea's twin civilian and military rocket programs may have "become so sophisticated they're moving on separate tracks". ...More..

Trump shifts blame for failed attempt to replace Obamacare
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Trump shifts blame for failed attempt to replace Obamacare

Poe was one of the few group members to declare support for the legislation. What matters now is that Democrats stop gloating, Republicans stop sulking and each party come to the table to improve a health-car...More..

Pyongyang undeterred by sanctions, Washington explores new approach
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Pyongyang undeterred by sanctions, Washington explores new approach

Recent provocations are probably a prelude to the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, according to a South Korean foreign ministry statement . But much of that enthusiasm has waned overnight as ...More..