Denise Ramirez

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Why is the U.S. moving its embassy to Jerusalem?

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States opens its new embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, a move that has delighted Israel and infuriated Palestinians.<p>On Monday, road signs directing traffic there went up around the neighborhood where it will be situated, and next week's opening ceremony is timed to …

Israel

What To Expect From Friday's Summit Between North And South Korea

The presidents of North Korea and South Korea are scheduled to meet this Friday, in a prelude to a summit in the works between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and President Trump to talk about North Korea's nuclear program.<p>The summit between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will be the third …

North Korea

Senate Confirms C.I.A. Chief Mike Pompeo to Be Secretary of State

WASHINGTON — The Senate easily confirmed Mike Pompeo on Thursday as the United States’ 70th secretary of state, elevating the current C.I.A. director and an outspoken foreign policy hawk to be the nation’s top diplomat.<p>In the end, the 57-to-42 tally lacked the drama of other nail-biting …

Foreign Policy

California Gov. Jerry Brown Delivers Final State Address

California Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his final state of the state address on Thursday to lawmakers in Sacramento. Brown is California's longest-serving governor.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>A one-of-a-kind American politician gave his final state of the state address today - Jerry Brown, …

Jerry Brown

US and Russia clash at UN Security Council over Iran unrest

A total of 21 people have died and hundreds have been arrested since December 28 as protests over economic problems in Iran turned against the regime …

South Asia

In Just Three Words, Bibi Shuts Down Iran's Foreign Minister

In a move that can only be described as a pivot to video memes, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to social media to fire back at Iran's …

A new war in Iraq, now between Shia Arabs and Kurds

WITH its rich reserves of oil and multitude of ethnicities and religions, the city of Kirkuk was always contested. The jihadist takeover of much of …

20 Classical Music Recordings to Help You Study

For parents and students alike, listening to classical music is becoming a popular way to focus the mind and inspire the intellect while studying. …

Irregular at Magic High School Anime Film's Trailer Streamed

1st theatergoers receive original novel about Lina before joining Stars<p>The official website for the Gekijōban Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Hoshi o Yobu …

Trump’s pro-Saudi, pro-Russia, anti-Europe foreign policy

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>To state the blindingly obvious: President Trump's European visit did not go well.</b> The reported tidbits of …

Donald Trump

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

UNITED NATIONS/MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have "extremely serious" consequences, as President Donald Trump's first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington.<p>The warships USS …

Middle East

Brexit begins: UK triggers Article 50 to begin EU divorce

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The UK government has formally served divorce papers on the European Union, signaling the beginning of the end of a relationship that has endured for 44 years.<p>Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, confirmed that the UK had triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning a …

United Kingdom

London defiant as IS claims attack by British ex-con, 52

LONDON (AP) — Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism — but was not currently on a terrorism watch …

Sessions isn't the only Cabinet member who gave testimony that turned out not to be true

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions hasn't been the only member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet to make an incorrect statement to Congress during the process of being confirmed.<p>As ProPublica points out, four other Cabinet members -- Environmental Protection Agency administrator …

Donald Trump

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

How can you get rich? There are plenty of paths to wealth.<p>You could win the lottery. A long-lost uncle could pass away and leave you his stash of bitcoins. Of course, there are plenty of other methods to getting rich as well. One way to seriously consider is to buy stocks that are poised to benefit …

Genetics

China accuses US of putting stability of Asia Pacific at risk

Beijing reacts to defence secretary James Mattis saying that the US would defend Japan in a conflict with China over disputed Senkaku islands<p>China has accused the US of putting the stability of the Asia-Pacific at risk after Donald Trump’s defence secretary said Washington would come to Japan’s …

North Korea

China's capital controls are working, and that's bursting the global real-estate bubble

More news on the Chinese crackdown on money-laundering and its impact on the global property bubble: the controls the Chinese government has put on …

Welcome to an emerging Asia: India and China stop feigning friendship while Russia plays all sides

After a few timid signs of warming, Sino-Indian relations seem to be headed for the freezer. While Beijing refuses to take Indian security concerns seriously, New Delhi may have decided to take the Chinese challenge head-on. To complicate matters for India, its erstwhile ally Russia, which has …

India

The US' aluminum war with China has been getting super weird lately

As proof, I submit this item reported by the Wall Street Journal's Scott Patterson. The US just seized $25 million worth of aluminum connected to a Chinese aluminum tycoon named Liu Zhongtian.<p>Liu stands accused of stockpiling the metal around the world and then using complicated trade routes to get …

Act Fast to Get 2-for-1 Airfare From Emirates

Because two boarding passes are better than one.<p>Emirates is resurrecting their much-loved companion fare sale just in time for Valentine’s Day.<p>For …

Flying

Rex Tillerson is big oil personified. The damage he can do is immense

In one of the futile demonstrations that marked the run-up to the Iraq war, I saw a woman with a sign that read “How Did Our Oil End Up Under Their Sand?” In nine words she managed to sum up a great deal of American foreign policy, back at least as far as the 1953 coup that overthrew Mossadegh in …

Rex Tillerson

Asian shares track tech, consumer stocks' rally on Wall St

Shares rose in Asia on Friday after technology and consumer-focused stocks led an overnight rally on Wall Street, marking a dramatic end to the market's most volatile quarter in more than two years. Most world markets were closed for Good Friday.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 1.4 …

India's banknote ban: how Modi botched the policy yet kept his political capital

His plea for 50 days of grace has expired, yet the prime minister may survive thanks to his framing of demonetisation as a strike against corrupt elites<p>Birja’s story is typical – and to an outsider, confounding. The 32-year-old works as a housemaid in Delhi, and like more than one billion Indians, …

India

Russia’s influence has risen but Iran is the real winner in Aleppo

As the green surrender buses trickled out of Aleppo last Wednesday, Bashar al-Assad’s two biggest backers reacted very differently.<p>Russia, which had brokered the deal with Turkey to allow the refugees to leave, was urging the convoy on towards the countryside, where the first of the city’s final …

Middle East

The fall of Aleppo, explained in 4 minutes

Aleppo has fallen.<p>In December, after an extended siege and a month of intense fighting, Bashar al-Assad’s forces seized control of the rebel-held eastern half of the city. A withdrawal agreement allowed thousands of rebels and civilians to evacuate — but not before Assad’s forces massacred and …

Middle East

‘Spirited Away’ Returns To Theaters This December For Two-Night Event

In honor of its 15th anniversary, GKIDS and Fathom Events are bringing Hayao Miyazaki's modern classic back to the big screen.<p>In the fifteen years …