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China lodges complaint over Trump-Taiwan call

Sat, 2016-12-03 21:33
China's foreign ministry said Saturday it has lodged a complaint with the United States over a controversial phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's President that has overturned decades of diplomatic protocol.

China mine explosion: 17 reportedly killed

Sat, 2016-12-03 18:58
Seventeen people were killed and others were trapped in an explosion at a mine in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region Saturday, the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported, citing local authorities.

Sutter: Here's the good news about climate change

Sat, 2016-12-03 14:49
If you're concerned about climate change, you're likely in full panic mode right now.

Iraq disputes number killed in battle against ISIS

Sat, 2016-12-03 14:47
Iraq's military has disputed UN figures indicating that nearly 2,000 Iraqi troops were killed across the country in November, saying the number was "not accurate and much exaggerated."

Brexit leader: I'll do 'whatever I can' to make US, UK closer

Sat, 2016-12-03 10:52
One of the most prominent supporters of the Brexit movement Nigel Farage said Saturday he wants to use his close connection to President-elect Donald Trump to improve the relationship between the United State and the United Kingdom.

Can Trump send American citizens to Guantanamo Bay?

Sat, 2016-12-03 10:01
If President-elect Donald Trump decides to make good on his campaign pledge to "load up" the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with new domestic terror suspects caught in the US -- including American citizens -- legal experts say he is asking for an unprecedented constitutional showdown.

Instagram's biggest moments of 2016

Sat, 2016-12-03 09:15
A Pope and a pop star ruled Instagram this year, but they weren't the only popular figures on the social media platform. Olympic icons, caffeinated hashtags, an Oscar-winning actor and smiley-face emojis also were crowd-pleasers. Here's what else we learned cruising through Instagram's 2016 list of the most popular hashtags, emojis, celebrities and moments:

Austria: Presidential rerun could see far-right nationalist win

Sat, 2016-12-03 08:07
Austrians go to the polls Sunday to pick a president, with a choice between left-wing Alexander Van der Bellen and anti-immigration candidate Norbert Hofer of the far-right Freedom Party.

Young ISIS recruit: I was blinded by love

Sat, 2016-12-03 07:29
His friends know him as "Mo." And he is the most unlikely ISIS recruit you will ever meet.

Inside the mind of 'Mad Dog' Mattis

Sat, 2016-12-03 07:15
In picking General Jim Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday night that he has found his "General George Patton." Yet that label may not really capture what makes Mattis a distinctive choice. Mattis has been sharply critical of President Barack Obama's policies on Iran, and Obama's capping of troop numbers and campaign end-dates in theaters of war such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Mattis also appears to be a skeptic of the Obama-era policy of putting women into combat roles.

Chapecoense's fallen heroes return home to Brazil

Sat, 2016-12-03 00:36
The tragic fairy tale came to an end Friday, as members of the Cinderella soccer team killed in the crash of LaMia Flight 2933 returned home to Brazil.

Former US ambassador: Trump 'winging it'

Fri, 2016-12-02 23:45
Continuing with the theme that paced his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump was anything but a traditional politician on Friday, holding a phone call with the President of Taiwan.

US must not overlook North Korea threat

Fri, 2016-12-02 23:09
North Korea's 32-year-old leader is often mocked online, on TV shows and in movies, but it is believed Kim Jong Un could have 50 to 100 nuclear weapons by 2020 -- a reality that should give a chill to anyone tempted to dismiss Kim as anything less than serious. Recognizing the threat, this week the UN Security Council voted unanimously to introduce new sanctions, stating that North Korea should abandon its nuclear weapons program.

What's different about Donald Trump's phone calls with world leaders?

Fri, 2016-12-02 21:28
President-elect Donald Trump's transition is being viewed at home as chaotic, and his move from candidate to statesman is being closely scrutinized by the global media as well, particularly his communications with world leaders.

Pirates arrrrrrrre going to reshape Iceland

Fri, 2016-12-02 20:34
Oh, not those kinds of pirates. Darn it.

Penn Jillette: Why we burned the flag for freedom

Fri, 2016-12-02 20:08
At the beginning of this century, Teller and I made a TV show in which we traveled around the world watching street magicians. These weren't conjurers who worked for tourists, but the magicians who performed for locals. We spent the nights in fairly nice hotels, but the days we spent on the streets in real Egypt, real China and real India.

Hipster hatemongers: The trendy face of Austria's far-right

Fri, 2016-12-02 19:32
Austria's far-right Identity Movement opposes globalization and "Islamization" -- but a key figure of the group says they see themselves as patriots, not neo-Nazis.

First Brexit, then Trump, now Italy faces its political shockwave

Fri, 2016-12-02 18:02
The world as we know it could come to an end this Sunday. Or it could be just another day. It depends on whom you talk to.

Iraq: Death toll climbs as warfare slows battle for Mosul

Fri, 2016-12-02 16:46
Nearly 2,000 Iraqi troops were killed across Iraq in the month of November, according to newly released UN figures, as they battle to force ISIS extremists from the country.

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