Sep 4, 2015

U.S. is urged to let in more Syrian refugees

As the world watches bodies of drowned refugees wash up on Europe’s beaches, the United States is also under pressure to do more to help the desperate victims of Syria’s civil war. Since fighting erupted in 2011 the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has ...

Sep 4, 2015

U.S. may sanction Chinese firms next week: report

The United States is preparing to sanction Chinese companies connected to the cybertheft of U.S. intellectual property as early as next week, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Thursday. The FT cited three U.S. officials as saying the sanctions probably would come next week ...

Sep 4, 2015

U.S. checking reports Russian forces operating in Syria

The White House on Thursday said it is closely monitoring reports that Russia is carrying out military operations in Syria, warning that such actions will be “destabilizing and counterproductive.” “We are aware of reports that Russia may have deployed military personnel and aircraft to ...

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China event highlights shift to naval power in Pacific

China’s unveiling Thursday of “carrier-killer” missiles and cuts in troop numbers underlines its shift toward naval strength amid growing Pacific rivalry with the U.S., analysts say. More than a dozen antiship ballistic missiles capable of traveling at 10 times the speed of sound were ...

Republican Party seeks to avert third-party run by Trump

Sep 3, 2015

Republican Party seeks to avert third-party run by Trump

The Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every 2016 Republican presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances. The challenge, confirmed by multiple campaigns, is aimed squarely at Donald Trump. While he is leading the packed Republican ...