Sunday, December 17, 2017

Billionaire, former journalist face off for Chile presidency

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans vote in an uncertain runoff presidential election on Sunday that will determine if the world’s top copper producer stays on...

Hoping to extend maritime reach, China lavishes aid on Pakistan town

GWADAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a...

Press under pressure

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Magic lingers

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Trump to say in security speech that China is competitor: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will lay out a new U.S. national security strategy on Monday based on his “America First” policy and...

U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem...

Report: Trump Administration Could Clip Boeing’s Wings on Iran Jetliner Sales

Business21:21 16.12.2017(updated 22:07 16.12.2017) If the White House moves forward with new restrictions, the US aerospace giant and its European counterpart Airbus would stand...

Respect Me, Bro: Germans to Receive Wristbands to Fight NY Sex Attacks

Europe18:53 16.12.2017The German city of Cologne has become infamous for the mass sex attacks that occurred during the New Year's celebrations there in 2015....

Libyan coast guard rescues more than 250 migrants trying to reach Italy

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya’s coastal guard has rescued more than 250 illegal migrants trying to leave the North African country in small boats bound...

Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources

AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, a Palestinian billionaire and the chairman of Jordan’s largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning...

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Palestinian billionaire Masri released by Saudis; says they ‘gave him all respect’

AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al Masri, a Palestinian billionaire and Jordan’s most influential businessman, was released after several days of detention in Saudi Arabia,...

Public Furor Unleashed Over US Gov’t Ban on Using ‘Fetus,’ ‘Transgender’

World13:53 17.12.2017(updated 13:54 17.12.2017) A spokesman for the Health and Human Services Department has blasted the Trump administration’s directives to ban such words as...

Chinese military transport plane flies near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) - At least one Chinese Air Force Yun-8 transport plane conducted a long-haul flight near Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s Defence Ministry...