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$54B defense budget increase

President Donald Trump's first budget proposal will look to increase defense and security spending by $54 billion and cut roughly the same amount ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

Premier Rachel Notley pushes Alberta as part of Canada's broader U.S. approach

Premier's goal is to 'make allies and push Alberta's issues to the top of the pile' in Washington

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Three probes of Yemen raid underway but perhaps not the one Navy SEAL's father wants

3 probes of Yemen raid underway but perhaps not the one Navy SEAL's father wants WASHINGTON — The Jan. 29 raid that killed the Navy SEAL son of a ...

- The Raw Story - US

German police raid sites linked to radical mosque in Berlin

BERLIN " German police are searching dozens of sites across Berlin linked to a mosque visited by the truck attacker Anis Amri, who killed 12 people in ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Malaysia to charge women with airport murder of North Korean

KUALA LUMPUR - Two women - an Indonesian and a Vietnamese - will be charged on Wednesday with murder over the killing in Malaysia of the estranged ...

- Reuters - US

2-year-old boy loses race because he wanted to hug his father

Imoh Umoren II is a hugger.

- ABC News - US

What's behind Saudi Arabia's new diplomatic offensives?

Saudi Arabia has sent both its king and his foreign minister on important foreign trips recently, as a key part of a significant diplomatic offensive ...

- Brookings - US

U.S. Jewish centres, schools cope with another wave of bomb threats

The FBI and the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division are probing the threats

- The Globe and Mail - CA

New Report: The Battle for China's Spirit: Religious Revival, Repression, and Resistance under Xi Jinping

Press ReleasesNew Report: The Battle for China's Spirit: Religious Revival, Repression, and Resistance under Xi JinpingFebruary 28, 2017The Chinese ...

- Freedom House - US

THAAD missile defense system for South Korea nearer reality

South Korea's controversial THAAD missile defense system is one step closer to reality after Lotte International approved a land swap deal with the ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

The Latest: N. Korea sends diplomats to Malaysia to get body

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia " The Latest on the killing of Kim Jong Nam, half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un :3:15 p.m.North Korea has sent a ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

China's coal consumption falls for 3rd year in a row

BEIJING " China's consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row, official data showed Tuesday, as the world's top carbon polluter has ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

China Is Carelessly Losing Its Soft Power Battle, One Project at a Time

The case of a Chinese flag flying over an Angolan construction site.

- The Diplomat - US

Sean Spicer insists reports on ties to Russia are false

As new questions mount over possible contact between President Trump's campaign team and Russian officials, CBS News Congressional correspondent Nancy ...


Bright like a diamond: Harvard honors Rihanna's philanthropy

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. " Harvard University thinks Rihanna shines bright like a diamond when it comes to philanthropy.The Grammy Award-winning singer is ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

George W. Bush opens personal art exhibit

Sean Hannity of Fox News interviews former president on his upcoming art exhibit featuring world leaders.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Kneeling on a sofa, in heels, while snapping photos puts Kellyanne Conway back in hot water

Scandal, or sideshow? President Trump's personal adviser Kellyanne Conway is back in the headlines ... for digging her heels into a White House ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Accountants: 'We failed' in best picture mess up

PricewaterhouseCoopers has taken "full responsibility" for the mistakes and "breaches of established protocols" that led to "La La Land" mistakenly ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

Part of Rio Carnival float collapses, injuring 17

RIO DE JANEIRO " The top of a float collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade early Tuesday, injuring at least 17 people, ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Xi's party position cemented in China's education

China cemented President Xi Jinping's position as the "core" of the Communist Party on Monday, making it part of ideological teaching in colleges and ...

- Times Of India - IN

If Tom Perez Wants to Rebuild the Democratic Party, He Needs to Go All In

Paul BoothProgressives are outraged at the Trump administration's attacks on civil liberties and economic rights—and the new DNC chair needs ...

- The Nation - US

Australian economy to continue growth of Q4

Australian economy to continue growth of Q4...


Employment by race and place: snapshots of America

Following the 2016 presidential election, much of the analysis has focused on the role of white working-class voters in rural areas or small towns, ...

- Brookings - US

The Romanian protests: democratic progress or a ride on a rocking horse?

On the Romanian protests, and European democracy

- European Policy Centre - BE

The Nuclear Education of Donald Trump

MembersThe Nuclear Education of Donald Trump6 Apr 2017 - 18:00 to 19:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, ...

- Chatham House - UK

Trump and Xi Jinping could meet as early as May

The hopes for a summit between the two leaders were raised following high level talks between the two countries.

- The Hindu - IN

Governors skeptical of Trump's promises of more federal spending on infrastructure projects

Despite Trump's pledge, governors expect little federal spending on infrastructure WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said again Monday that he was ...

- The Raw Story - US

How Trump's 'Historic' Defense Spending Proposal Could Affect Asia

The Trump White House has big league plans for the U.S. military.

- The Diplomat - US

Taliban leader encourages people to plant trees

Springtime in Afghanistan usually brings a spike in violence as the Taliban takes advantage of the thaw to launch a wave of fresh attacks. But the ...

- Stuff - NZ

Dying of hunger: What is a famine?

Here is an exploration of a term that evokes the very worst of human suffering.

- Al Jazeera - QA

On the economics of private prisons

Ryan Nunn, fellow in Economic Studies and policy director for the Hamilton Project, analyzes the Trump administration's reversal of the order which ...

- Brookings - US

The Renminbi Challenges the Dollar: A Conflict of Currency Statecrafts

Research EventThe Renminbi Challenges the Dollar: A Conflict of Currency Statecrafts21 Mar 2017 - 12:30 to 14:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook ...

- Chatham House - UK

Russia: Don't Veto Sanctions for Syria Chemical Attacks

– Russia and other United Nations Security Council members should support a proposed resolution that would impose sanctions on Syrian government ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Kim Jong-nam death: Four N Korean suspects 'are spies'

Suspects were directed by N Korean leader and work for Pyongyang's spy agency, South Korean intelligence officials say.

- Al Jazeera - QA

WATCH: Jewish cemetery vandalized in Philadelphia

Volunteers cleaning up the damage say hundreds of headstones were vandalized at the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

- ABC News - US

Why India's Hindu Nationalists Love Donald Trump

Like right-wing groups around the world, India's Hindu nationalists are celebrating Trump's presidency.

- The Diplomat - US

Israeli forces begin evacuating 9 settler homes in West Bank

OFRA, West Bank " Israeli forces began evacuating nine homes in the West Bank settlement of Ofra on Tuesday, following a Supreme Court decision that ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Fire chief: 4 dead, 2 injured as small plane crashes into two homes in California

Four people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying a family returning from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern ...

- - US | SpaceX to send two tourists around Moon in 2018

SpaceX said two private citizens have paid money to be sent around the Moon late next year, in what would mark the furthest humans have ever traveled ...

- - ZA

Malaysia says aware of North Korean firms linked to arms trade

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's authorities were aware of two North Korea-linked companies operating an arms business in the Southeast Asian country and ...

- Reuters - US

Olympics: Host City Contract Requires Human Rights

– The move by the International Olympic Committee to incorporate human rights principles in its Host City Contract could help prevent major abuses ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Gun ambush at Miami food store caught on camera

Detectives want to identify an assault-rifle wielding gunman who shot and killed another man outside a North Miami-Dade food store — an attack ...

- Miami Herald - US

Malaysia to charge 2 women with murder in N. Korean's death

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia " Malaysia's attorney general said Tuesday that the two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader with ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Why Everyone Should Support China's Banned Feminist Voice Group

Even for non-feminists, the arbitrary banning of a social media group should be concerning.

- The Diplomat - US

Sessions: More violence around pot than 'one would think'

WASHINGTON " The Justice Department will try to adopt "responsible policies" for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

GPEDC HLM2 - Addis Tax Initiative, November 2016

At a time of great need, aid and other forms of development cooperation are at risk.GPEDC HLM2 - Addis Tax Initiative, November 2016

- Oxfam International - UK

Malaysia to charge two women in murder of Kim Jong Nam

The Indonesian and Vietnamese nationals will receive the death penalty if convicted by Malaysian court. They are accused of killing the North Korean ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Hippo dies after brutal attack

Police in El Salvador are investigating a "cowardly and inhumane" attack at the National Zoological Park that killed a hippopotamus named Gustavito.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Samsung Group chief to be charged with bribery, embezzlement amid scandal

SEOUL - South Korea's special prosecutor's office said on Tuesday it will charge Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee and four other executives with bribery ...

- Reuters - US

GPEDC HLM2 - HL Interactive Dialogue on Private Investment, November 2016

At a time of great need, aid and other forms of development cooperation are at risk.GPEDC HLM2 - HL Interactive Dialogue on Private Investment, ...

- Oxfam International - UK