Category Archives: Politics

Russia, U.S. clear way for Syria meeting after Kerry Moscow talks

By Lesley Wroughton & Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia & the United States see enough usual ground on Syria for world powers to meet on the troubled country's peace…

Afghan security worsens, casualties spike in 2015 – Pentagon

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Afghanistan's overall security deteriorated in the second half of this year, with Taliban militants staging more attacks & inflicting far more casualties on Afghan…

Republicans to take debate stage in race reshaped by attacks

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidates take the debate stage Tuesday night for the first time in a month, their race reshaped by national security threats yet still dominated…

US high school graduation rate ticks up to 82 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. high school graduation rate inched up to 82 percent & the achievement gap narrowed, according to new federal data that raise concern among education officials…

South Africa's ANC rallies round Zuma; Moody's cuts outlook

By Thekiso Lefifi JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa's ruling ANC rallied round President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, rejecting calls for him to stand down after he rocked financial markets last…

Iran's October missile test violated UN ban -expert panel

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The medium-range Emad rocket that Iran tested in October was a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, which makes it a…

U.S. welcomes Islamic anti-terrorism alliance – Carter

INCIRLIK, Turkey (Reuters) – The United States said on Tuesday a Saudi-based alliance which Riyadh says will target terrorist groups was in line with its calls for greater involvement by…

Carter's trip aims to strengthen fight against Islamic State

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. wants Turkey to better control its border with Syria, which could assist block the flow of foreign…

Instead of jade, Myanmar's gem scavengers find heroin and destitution

By Aye Win Myint YANGON (Reuters) – Unsuccessful jade scavengers in Myanmar seeking to assuage their despair are swelling a tide of drug abuse in Kachin state that presents a…

Viewers' Guide: Spotlight on Trump, Cruz at GOP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nine leading Republican candidates for president are meeting for their first debate in more than a month in the shadow of terrorist attacks that refocused the…