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  • With 20 million people facing starvation, Trump's foreign aid cuts strike fear

    With 20 million people facing starvation, Trump's foreign aid cuts strike fear

    President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the United Nations, which runs agencies such as the World Food Program and UNICEF, come at a time when famine is reaching a crisis point in parts of Africa, and children in some countries are dying of starvation. The timing of the proposed cuts has sent...

  • Israel reportedly launches strike on Syria as tensions rise

    Israel reportedly launches strike on Syria as tensions rise

    An Israeli aircraft reportedly launched a strike into Syria on Sunday that left one person dead, in what appeared to be the second cross-border attack in three days as tensions between the neighbors escalated over the weekend. The Israeli attack was reported by the British-based Syrian Observatory...

  • Tillerson wraps up Asia trip on hopeful note, but uncertainties over North Korea remain

    Tillerson wraps up Asia trip on hopeful note, but uncertainties over North Korea remain

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson capped his Asia trip Sunday on a note of collaboration as leaders tried to reset the tense, uncertain relationship between China and the new Trump administration. President Xi Jinping called talks with Tillerson “productive” and said he believes ties can “move ahead...

  • Attacker killed at Paris airport told soldiers, 'I am here to die for Allah'

    Attacker killed at Paris airport told soldiers, 'I am here to die for Allah'

    One of France’s main airports was evacuated and flights disrupted for hours Saturday after a man wrestled a soldier to the ground and snatched her automatic rifle, telling her colleagues “there will be deaths.” The 39-year-old assailant, identified by authorities as Ziyed Ben Belgacem, was known...

  • China pushes back on tougher U.S. approach to North Korea 

    China pushes back on tougher U.S. approach to North Korea 

    China on Saturday dismissed U.S. efforts to adopt a stronger stance toward North Korea, testing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the progress he hopes to achieve in Beijing on the final, most precarious leg of his Asia tour. The day before Tillerson’s visit, he said “all options are on the...

  • Syrian fighters start evacuating from last rebel-held neighborhood in Homs

    Syrian fighters start evacuating from last rebel-held neighborhood in Homs

    “The capital of the revolution.” That’s what opposition supporters called the city of Homs in the early days of the war ravaging Syria. On Saturday, opposition fighters and their families began leaving the last rebel-held enclave in the city under a Russian-backed deal reached earlier in the week,...

  • Trump doubles down on unproven wiretap claim by making a joke about Germany's Angela Merkel

    Trump doubles down on unproven wiretap claim by making a joke about Germany's Angela Merkel

    President Trump refused Friday to back off his unsubstantiated accusation that President Obama ordered surveillance of him, instead dismissing questions about it by cracking a joke that revived one of the most troublesome diplomatic episodes of Obama's tenure. Trump was asked twice about his wiretap...

  • Dangerous sea crossings drive sharp increase in migrant deaths

    Dangerous sea crossings drive sharp increase in migrant deaths

    A sharp increase last year in migrant deaths underscored the ever-more perilous journeys undertaken by those fleeing poverty and violence around the world. The International Organization for Migration documented 7,763 deaths in 2016, a 27% jump over the previous year, according to a report it released...

  • Here's one country where hard-liners might not be poised for election success: Iran

    Here's one country where hard-liners might not be poised for election success: Iran

    Iran’s conservatives have been vocal in their criticism of President Hassan Rouhani, dismissing his outreach to the West as naive and the nuclear deal he championed as an economic failure. But when it comes to challenging the moderate Rouhani for reelection in May, the hard-liners, who oppose expanding...

  • Tillerson warns of possible military strike on North Korea

    Tillerson warns of possible military strike on North Korea

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned for the first time Friday that “all options” are being considered to counter North Korea’s emerging nuclear threat, including a military strike if necessary to safeguard allies and tens of thousands of U.S. troops stationed in the region. The threat of a...

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