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Japanese leader Shinzo Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday that he would accompany President Obama to Pearl Harbor, making him the first sitting Japanese leader to visit the Hawaiian naval base since the end of World War II. Abe told reporters that he will visit a memorial at the site on Dec. 26 and 27....

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    Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, possibly provoking China

    President-elect Donald Trump had a potentially provocative phone conversation Friday with Tsai Ing-wen, the president of Taiwan, which could upset delicate relations between the U.S. and the Chinese government. It is believed to be the first call between a president or president-elect with a Taiwanese...

  • Gambia's president said he'd rule for a billion years. But voters decided otherwise

    Gambia's president said he'd rule for a billion years. But voters decided otherwise

    It was the election result analysts predicted would never happen. And even if it did, everyone thought the mercurial president of the tiny West African nation of Gambia, who once said he would rule for a billion years, would cling to power. Just last month, Yahya Jammeh, 51, declared that no mortal...

  • European far-right populist movements energized by Britain's 'Brexit' vote and Trump's victory

    European far-right populist movements energized by Britain's 'Brexit' vote and Trump's victory

    The online denunciations pile up daily: Muslims can’t be trusted. Neither can the mainstream media. The elites have run amok. Institutions are out of touch with the will of the people. It might sound a lot like the hubbub surrounding last month’s U.S. presidential vote. But this time, the balloting...

  • Not everyone's ready to make peace with the rebels in Colombia

    Not everyone's ready to make peace with the rebels in Colombia

    For most of her life, Natalia Jaramillo endured the abuses of living in a village controlled by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The leftist guerrillas spied on her, told her when she could leave her house and forcibly recruited two cousins. Her breaking point came one day in 2014 when...

  • Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as Defense secretary

    Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as Defense secretary

    President-elect Donald Trump has chosen James N. Mattis, a highly respected retired Marine four-star general, to head the Defense Department, filling in a critical national security position in the emerging Cabinet. Mattis served 44 years in the Marine Corps before he retired in 2013. He headed...

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