Politics

Burkina Faso breaks diplomatic ties with Taiwan

Burkina Faso breaks diplomatic ties with Taiwan

25 May 2018 – Burkina Faso has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the West African nation’s foreign minister said last night, in the latest blow to the self-ruled island that...

Italy gears towards populist government with Conte

Italy Edges Towards Populist Government As Conte Gets Mandate

24 May 2018 – Italy’s president asked political neophyte Giuseppe Conte to try to form a government last night, giving the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and anti-immigrant League a shot at running...

South Korea says military drills will go on

South Korea says military drills will go on

16 May 2018 – South Korea’s Defense Ministry says the military exercises between Washington and Seoul will go on despite an angry reaction from North Korea that broke off...

South African President Jacob Zuma resigns

South African President Jacob Zuma resigns

15 February 2018 – South African President Jacob Zuma resigned yesterday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity...

Benjamin Netanyahu facing corruption charges

Benjamin Netanyahu Facing Corruption Charges

14 February 2018 – Israeli police last night recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two corruption cases, dealing an embarrassing blow to...

UN exempts sanctions for North Korea’s Olympic delegation

UN exempts sanctions for North Korea's Olympic delegation

09 February 2018 – A U.N. committee granted North Korea’s high-level delegation heading to the Winter Olympics in South Korea an exemption from U.N. sanctions yesterday, Security Council diplomats said. The...

ASEAN ministers discuss smart cities at retreat

ASEAN Ministers Discuss Smart Cities At Retreat

06 February 2018 – Southeast Asian foreign ministers opened informal talks today in Singapore to discuss plans to build a network of smart cities across the region and bolster cooperation...

Trump calls for ‘New American Moment’ in National Address

Trump Calls For New American Moment In National Address

31 January 2018 – Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called upon lawmakers last night to “summon the unity” to make good on long-standing promises to fix the...

Donald Trump to hold back on some JFK files

Trump To Hold Back On Some JFK Files

27 October 2017 – President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the John F. Kennedy assassination last night, bending to CIA and FBI appeals, while the...

China’s Xi Jinping given second 5-year term as leader

China's Xi Jinping Given Second 5-Year Term As Leader

25 October 2017 – Chinese President Xi Jinping today unveiled the new lineup of the ruling Communist Party highest body, whose members will rule alongside him as he embarks on...