/ Apr 5, 2017

All-night Democrat talk-a-thon opposes Supreme Court pick

A Democratic senator held the Senate floor through the night and was still going Wednesday in an attention-grabbing talk-a-thon highlighting his party’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed the votes necessary to change ...

Spain seizes property worth $735 million linked to Assad's uncle

Apr 4, 2017

Spain seizes property worth $735 million linked to Assad's uncle

Spanish police investigating a money laundering case on Tuesday raided properties and blocked dozens of bank accounts, including some belonging or linked to relatives of former Syrian vice president Rifaat Assad — the exiled uncle of Syria’s current leader. Civil Guard police said the ...

IS holds terrified civilians as human shields in Syrian city

Mar 29, 2017

IS holds terrified civilians as human shields in Syrian city

Residents of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa live in terror, trapped as a massive human shield in the Islamic State’s de facto capital ahead of the final battle with U.S.-backed opposition forces for the militant group’s last major urban stronghold. A belt of ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

China on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to U.S. arm sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump’s administration is preparing a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruling island. “China firmly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut,” ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

China aims advanced DF-16 missiles at Taiwan: minister

China is aiming advanced medium-range ballistic missiles at Taiwan as part of a growing military threat towards the island, Taipei’s defense minister said Monday. The announcement came after Taiwan said for the first time last week that it is capable of launching missiles at ...

/ Mar 17, 2017

U.K.'s Brexit fight with Scotland escalates as May rejects vote

Prime Minister Theresa May rejected Scotland’s bid to hold a referendum on independence before the U.K. leaves the European Union, the latest twist in the increasingly acrimonious fight over Brexit with the nationalist government in Edinburgh. While not ruling one out eventually, May’s team ...