White House budget official testifies in impeachment probe on Saturday

A White House budget official walked into a closed session of the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump on Saturday, where he testified about the holdup of military aid to Ukraine.


Posted 2019/11/16 19:28:02

Chinese soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets, but violence flares again

Police fired tear gas while protesters threw petrol bombs and fired arrows in clashes outside Hong Kong's Polytechnic University on Saturday, just hours after Chinese soldiers made a rare appearance to help clean up the city's streets.


Posted 2019/11/16 18:25:09

Polls close in Sri Lanka presidential poll marred by violence

Polls have closed in Sri Lanka where elections were held on Saturday for a new president of the tourism-dependent island nation still struggling to recover from the Easter Sunday militant attacks which killed more than 250 people.


Posted 2019/11/16 17:51:33

Prince Andrew says he does not recall meeting Epstein accuser

Britain's Prince Andrew said that he had no recollection of ever meeting an American woman who alleges she was forced to have sex with him when she was underage.


Posted 2019/11/16 17:21:27

Trump attacks impeachment witness on Twitter, Democrats see intimidation

President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress, in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation.


Posted 2019/11/16 15:08:03

Palestinian rockets, Israeli airstrikes jolt tenuous Gaza truce

Palestinian militants fired two rockets deep into southern Israel from Gaza on Saturday, and the Israeli military responded with a number of air strikes on militant targets, shaking an already tenuous truce.


Posted 2019/11/16 13:37:51

U.S. to extend license for its companies to continue business with Huawei: sources

The Trump administration is set to issue a two-week extension of a license allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two sources familiar with the deliberations said.


Posted 2019/11/16 13:20:56

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff hopeful Gulf crisis will end soon

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein said on Saturday he was hopeful a bitter dispute between Gulf Arab states could soon end and urged them to unify military capabilities as tensions with Iran simmer.


Posted 2019/11/16 13:14:13

Boeing says timing of 737 MAX return in hands of regulators

Boeing moved on Saturday to ease tensions with regulators over the return to service of its 737 MAX, saying it was up to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and its global counterparts to approve changes to the jet in the wake of two accidents.


Posted 2019/11/16 12:33:27

Suspected gunman, 16, in California high school shooting dies in hospital

A teenage boy who killed two classmates and wounded three others at a southern California high school on his birthday before shooting himself in the head died on Friday of his wounds in hospital, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office said.


Posted 2019/11/16 11:39:03

Last remains of Ethiopian plane crash victims buried, families say little notice given

The last remains of 157 people killed aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane in March were interred at the crash site this week, farmers and families told Reuters, but some relatives were upset they had been unable to take part in the ceremony.


Posted 2019/11/16 11:30:48

Trump asks Japan to hike payments for U.S. troops to $8 billion: Foreign Policy

U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Japan to quadruple annual payments for U.S. forces stationed there to around $8 billion, Foreign Policy reported, part of Washington's efforts to press its allies to increase their defense spending.


Posted 2019/11/16 09:58:30

Turkey says it bought Russian S-400s to use them, not put them aside

Turkey bought S-400 missile defense systems from Russia to use them, not put them aside, the head of the Turkish Defense Industry Directorate said on Saturday, days after talks between President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump.


Posted 2019/11/16 08:36:43

China, Sweden escalate war of words over support for detained bookseller

Beijing has doubled down in its criticism of Stockholm's support for Gui Minhai, a book publisher detained in China, after Sweden's minister for culture attended a literary award ceremony in his honor.


Posted 2019/11/16 07:03:50

Japan monarch spends symbolic night with goddess to end throne rituals

In the chill pre-dawn hours of Friday, Japan's Emperor Naruhito emerged from a shrine compound where he had spent a symbolic night with the sun goddess from whom conservatives believe his family descends, completing the rituals of his accession.


Posted 2019/11/16 04:23:54

Three takeaways from the Trump impeachment hearing on Friday

President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress, an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation.


Posted 2019/11/16 02:55:31

Trump impeachment inquiry moves ahead after start of televised hearings

The Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump moves ahead on Thursday after an opening day of public testimony that linked Trump to a pressure campaign to force Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him politically.


Posted 2019/11/14 15:56:37

Impeachment witnesses can expect abuse, death threats, say survivors of past political scandals

John Dean entered the witness protection program. Valerie Plame feared for her children.


Posted 2019/11/14 15:56:37

Bolivia interim president says Morales to be barred from next election

Bolivian interim President Jeanine Anez said on Thursday former President Evo Morales will not be able to take part in upcoming elections because he is barred from running for a fourth consecutive term.


Posted 2019/11/14 15:55:01

S&P 500, Dow flat as Cisco losses offset Walmart gains

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were unchanged on Thursday, but still hovered near record levels as a dour forecast from Cisco offset gains in Walmart after its strong outlook.


Posted 2019/11/14 15:40:15