Putin treats China’s leader to pancakes, vodka at forum

China 09/11/18, 23:49

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has treated Chinese President Xi Jinping to Russian pancakes in a show of warm personal ties between the two leaders. The two leaders ate pancakes with caviar and had shots of vodka at an exhibition at the sidelines of an economic forum in ...

Defining a genocide and story of live organ harvesting

China 09/11/18, 09:27

Prestigious international journal publishes article characterizing Chinese regime's long-running Falun Gong persecution as a ‘cold genocide’. What’s the difference between a cold genocide and a hot genocide? That’s one of the weighty issues discussed in a peer-reviewed article headed by a Canadian researcher published recently in the world’s top journal on ...

Man arrested in extraordinary airport car chase

Europe 09/10/18, 19:48

PARIS (AP) — Pursued by police vehicles, a man smashed a stolen car Monday into security barriers at two airports in Lyon, southeast France, and then crashed through two glass doors of a terminal and sped onto the runway, before being arrested. The dramatic car chase was captured on amateur video. ...

Photos: Million told to evacuate as typhoon Jebi smashes Japan

World 09/08/18, 12:51

Typhoon Jebi smashes Japan: Giant waves and 135mph winds rock the country as train station roof COLLAPSES during the worst storm in 25 years and a MILLION are told to evacuate. A powerful typhoon slammed into western Japan on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and injuring scores of people as ...

Pope tells bishops to fight abuse, culture behind it

Europe 09/08/18, 11:53

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis told newly ordained bishops Saturday that they must reject all forms of abuse and work in communion to fight the clerical culture that has fueled the sex abuse and cover-up scandal rocking his papacy. Francis cited his recent letter about combating abuse during an audience ...

President Trump expecting to receive letter from North Korea’s Kim

U.S. 09/07/18, 17:27

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's expecting get a letter in the coming days that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is sending him through Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump tells reporters traveling with him on Air Force One that Kim's recent overtures amount to "a very ...

Live: North Korea repeats call for end-of-war declaration

World 09/06/18, 09:09

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on an upcoming inter-Korean summit (all times local): 4 p.m. North Korea has reiterated its calls for the United States to agree to a declaration to formally end the Korean War, which it says President Donald Trump promised during his June summit with Kim Jong ...

Now is the time for President Trump to make great trade deal

Opinion 09/05/18, 07:21

Thom Dammrich - President, National Marine Manufacturers Association, delivered this opinion. From candidate to commander-in-chief, President Trump has consistently decried America’s trade deficit and China’s relentless unfair trade practices. And since the very beginning, his devotion to fixing the nation’s “failed” trade policies has been unwavering. Since his inauguration, the president has ...

We Need Journalism, Not Grandstanding

Opinion 08/26/18, 15:52

Journalism is dead. It wasn’t killed by anything President Donald Trump tweeted. It committed suicide because President Trump exists. On Aug. 16, more than 200 newspapers and many local television stations showed solidarity with one another by editorializing against the president’s criticism of the press—his calling many of them “fake news.” ...

Trump Takes on the Media Goliath

Opinion 08/26/18, 15:52

After 20 months of one-sided attacks, smears, and caricatures of President Donald Trump and his administration, more than 300 newspapers across the United States joined together on Aug. 16 to do one thing. Apologize to their readers for their bias? Not a chance. Declare a truce? Not until hell freezes over. ...

Former Head of Chinese Hospital Arrested on Graft Charge

China 08/26/18, 08:59

The former president of a Chinese hospital has been charged with bribery. Fang Yibing, who served as president of Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital from 2005 to 2010 and most recently served as deputy director of Hunan Province’s Health and Family Planning Commission, was charged by prosecutors in Zhuzhou City, according to ...

The First Ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Inspires Hope

China 08/26/18, 08:55

WASHINGTON—The first ever U.S. Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom officially launched at the State Department in Washington on July 24, with more than 40 foreign ministers and representatives from 80 countries attending. In his opening remarks, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback said, “We must commit to using all ...

Radioactive Material Reported Missing in Malaysia

World 08/26/18, 08:03

KUALA LUMPUR—Malaysia is hunting for an industrial device containing radioactive material that is reported to have gone missing from a pickup truck on Aug 10, police and media said on Aug. 20. Authorities fear the device, which contains an unknown amount of radioactive iridium, could cause radiation exposure or be used as ...

800,000 Displaced in Flooding in Southern Indian State

World 08/26/18, 07:59

CHENGANNUR, India—Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India’s Kerala state, officials said Sunday, as rescuers searched for people stranded in the worst-affected areas. The downpours that started Aug. 8 have triggered floods and landslides and caused homes ...

Quake Swarm Jolts Indonesian Islands, Killing at Least 12

World 08/26/18, 07:58

SEMBALUN, Indonesia—Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. A shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hit about 10 p.m. was one of several powerful ...

Thailand’s Queen Mother Admitted to Hospital

World 08/26/18, 07:56

BANGKOK—Thailand’s 86-year-old Queen Mother Sirikit is being treated for influenza at a Bangkok hospital, the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement on Aug. 20 in a rare statement on her health. Sirikit, who was queen consort to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in 2016 after seven decades on ...