Nov 18, 2014

Poland, Russian expel diplomats over spying

Russian and Polish officials confirmed Monday that they have carried out tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions in an espionage affair that highlights intensified efforts by Moscow to penetrate NATO counties and a new determination by the West to fight back. As tensions grow over Russia’s military ...

Australia, China sign landmark free trade deal

Nov 17, 2014

Australia, China sign landmark free trade deal

China and Australia on Monday signed a declaration of intent on a landmark free trade deal more than a decade in the making, opening up markets worth billions to Australia and loosening restrictions on Chinese investment. The deal will open up Chinese markets to ...

'Big man' China is committed to peace, Xi says

Nov 17, 2014

'Big man' China is committed to peace, Xi says

Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Monday to always use peaceful means in pursuit of Beijing’s goals, including in maritime disputes, just days after U.S. President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia. Addressing the Australian parliament in an honor bestowed ...

Hong Kong court gives order to evict demonstrators

Nov 17, 2014

Hong Kong court gives order to evict demonstrators

A Hong Kong court notice ordering the eviction of democracy demonstrators from parts of the main protest site they have occupied for seven weeks has been published in leading newspapers, the first such public circular that empowers authorities to clear rally sites. Protesters have ...

Obama on collision course with Republicans after trip

Nov 17, 2014

Obama on collision course with Republicans after trip

After a productive trip abroad, U.S. President Barack Obama returned to Washington on Sunday to face a collision course with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project, showdowns that threaten prospects for cooperation over his remaining two years in office. The contentious immigration ...