World Politics

50 World Leaders Will Discuss Climate Change in Paris. Donald Trump Wasn't Invited

Foreign policy experts on both sides of the aisle predicted that President Trump’s decision to take the U.S. out of the world’s most significant …

Climate

Exclusive: Tracing ISIS’ Weapons Supply Chain—Back to the US

“Habibi! Aluminium!”<p>The call echoes through the courtyard of a trash-strewn home in Tal Afar, a remote outpost in northern Iraq. It is late September …

War

Sandy Hook families post eerie warning video

Titled "Tomorrow's News," this video shows the possible early warning signs of a mass shooting.

Justice

Putin is outplaying Trump in the Middle East

<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>Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Syria on Monday as part of a whirlwind Middle</b> …

World News

Donald Trump: A president swallowed by history | Trump

US President Donald Trump is a great impersonator. Not a day goes by without his desperate effort to masquerade as human. Surrounded by faux gold and fawning fools from his earliest days, Trump has stumbled from scam to scam, bank to bank, grope to grope, as he reached the absolute pinnacle of …

Palestinian Authority

Why Trump’s provocative Jerusalem move hasn’t sparked uprising

Less than a week after President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian protests have largely fizzled out.<p>Trump's move broke with with decades of precedent and U.S. policy, sparked uproar among world leaders, and triggered accusations that it jeopardized the …

Israel

Chinese Military Jets Encircle Taiwanese Airspace as Invasion Fears Rise

China’s military sent fighter jets, bombers and surveillance aircrafts to patrol the self-governed island of Taiwan on Monday.<p>The “island …

China

The New Global Arms Race Is Scarier Than the Last

The Cold War build-up had just two sides. This one has a lot more.<p>If you're looking for hard data proving that the world is increasingly insecure, look no further than the output statistics of the world's top 100 arms manufacturers.<p>The global arms industry just registered its first rise in annual …

Business

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies at age 65: local media

(Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early on Tuesday, local media reported.<p>Lee, 65, died at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital with family and friends at about 1:15 a.m. local time with his side, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing an emailed statement sent by his office.<p>“It …

San Francisco

Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit fallout

<b>Nearly all the possible trading relationships between Britain and the European Union following Brexit would be less favourable than staying in the European Union, according to an influential US think tank.</b><p>The Rand Corporation study said the worst option would be a "no deal".<p>That would leave the UK …

Brexit

Talk of Trump Visit Tests U.K.’s ‘Special Relationship’

LONDON — It began with smiles and holding hands in the White House. Then she told him he was wrong to send a bunch of tweets the way he did. So he told her to mind her own business.<p>That, roughly, has been the trajectory of the ties — which some Britons call a special relationship — between …

Politics

A Russian Su-35 allegedly chased away an F-22 over Syria

• <b>Russian media outlets are reporting that an F-22 Raptor was chased away by an Su-35S after it was interferring with two Su-25 bombing runs in Syria.</b>• <b><br>The Russian allegations seem hard to believe, and the US has denied the incident occurred.</b>• <b><br>But if true, it would be the first "official" close encounter</b> …

War

Global U.S. military presence questioned

Despite President Donald Trump’s pledge to adopt an "America First" foreign policy that disentangles the U.S. military from many global hot spots, Washington just can’t get seem to get out of the business of policing the world — even when its military posture might damage its interests.<p>That was the …

News

Behind Closed Doors, The U.S. Military Said Sgt. La David Johnson Survived The Initial Ambush In Niger

What did officials at U.S. Africa Command know about the fate of Sgt. La David Johnson, and when did they know it?<p>On October 4, U.S. Special Forces soldiers, operating alongside local troops, were ambushed by Islamist militants in the West African nation of Niger. The next day, AFRICOM announced …

War

John Kerry: US 'will come back' to Paris climate accord

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> Former US Secretary of State John Kerry believes the US will "come back" to the Paris climate accord after President Donald Trump's decision in June to withdraw from the agreement.<p>Speaking to CNN at the One Planet Summit in Paris on Tuesday, Kerry said the US would "continue to be a …

U.S. Politics

Navy to Counter Russia & China by Adding New Attack Submarines

A newly completed comprehensive Navy analysis says producing more Virginia-Class attack submarines on a much faster timetable is "achievable" and …

Military

Top Royal Marine extends tour to fight cuts

The head of the Royal Marines has postponed moving on from the job so he can fight cuts to the elite force, he has told troops.<p>Maj Gen Rob Magowan has been told by the head of the Navy to stay in post and keep fighting the Marines’ corner as the Corps nears the end of a defence review that could …

War

White House rejects calls for Trump sexual harassment probe

The White House on Monday rejected calls for a congressional investigation of claims Donald Trump sexually harassed women, saying the American people had spoken on the matter by electing him president.<p>Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on Trump to resign, meanwhile, echoing a demand made …

World News

'OPEC Put' Vs Rising U.S. Production: How To Bet On Oil Futures In 2018

Not everyone in the market would agree, but for many in the analyst community the oil market is basically witnessing an effective OPEC put. The oil producers’ cartel, led by Saudi Arabia, in concert with 10 non-OPEC producers, led by Russia, have – at least on paper – kept their 1.8 million barrels …

Geopolitics

Let Women Work

Women’s advocates have long championed gender parity as a moral issue. But in the modern global economy, eliminating obstacles to women’s economic …

International Relations

“As terrible [as] Nazi camps”: a chilling new report on North Korea’s prison camps

Americans tend to think about North Korea as a military threat due to its growing nuclear program and belligerent rhetoric. This conversation is no doubt important, but there’s another aspect of North Korea that is often ignored, and shouldn’t be: the nearly unbelievable brutality of its government …

North Korea

Trump May Actually Be Right About the Trade Deficit With Canada

Does the U.S. run a trade deficit or surplus with Canada? It depends where you look.<p>President Donald Trump asserted -- again -- Friday the U.S. runs …

Economics

How Norway's high-speed missile boats pack a big punch

The Royal Norwegian Navy has been around, in one form or another, for over a millennium. Though once a loose conscription of seafaring coastal communities, the Royal Norwegian Navy has, for the last 200 years, been an organized force responsible for the defense of the Nordic country’s deceptively …

Military

Fingerprints of Russian Disinformation: From AIDS to Fake News

WASHINGTON — The spurious story line alarmed Americans. It spread like wildfire, distorting facts into outlandish fictions, despite being attributed only to obscure sources. And it inflamed already divisive politics before the United States government concluded — perhaps too late — that it was a …

U.S. Politics

As A New Gandhi Takes Over, Can India's Opposition Find Its Footing Again?

Rahul Gandhi, the 47-year-old scion of India's Nehru-Gandhi family, takes the helm of the National Congress Party this week, raising questions about the potency of the political opposition in the world's biggest democracy.<p>Rahul succeeds his mother, Sonia Gandhi, 71, who steps down amid concerns of …

India

Sometimes It’s Sad to Be an American

In 1984, singer Lee Greenwood first released his song “Proud to Be an American,” which resurfaced with great fanfare following the first Gulf War of …

Foreign Policy

China Can Stop North Korea's Nuclear Aggression, Former UN Secretary-General Says

President Donald Trump has maintained an ambiguous relationship with China, often blaming the latter for not doing enough to keep North Korea’s …

North Korea

Voters head to polls in Alabama race with high stakes for Trump

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) - Voters in Alabama were headed to the polls on Tuesday in a hard-fought U.S. Senate race in which President Donald Trump has endorsed fellow Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign has been clouded by allegations of sexual misconduct toward teenagers.<p>Republican candidate …

Elections

Burundi's president launches campaign to extend his rule

Burundi's president has launched a campaign to support constitutional amendments that could extend his rule.<p>President Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday …

Africa

David Petraeus Would Still Work for Trump, Under ‘Certain Conditions’

Life is good for the former CIA director and four-star general. But he’s keeping his options open.<p><i>Subscribe to Off Message on Apple Podcasts here.</i> | <i>Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>NEW YORK—David Petraeus had a rule when he was in command in Afghanistan and Iraq: “Be first with the truth.”<p>Recalling that …

Politics