Month: November 2017

Who Has the World’s No. 1 Economy? Not the U.S.

Please see the source for additional charts.     By the most measures, China has passed the U.S. and is pulling away. What’s the most powerful country in the world? There’s a good case to be made that it’s China. There are many kinds of power — diplomatic, cultural, military and economic. So an easier […]

Unclear if Bassil will attend FM meeting in Cairo

It remains to be seen whether Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil will attend the Sunday gathering of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, which is set to focus on Iranian influence in the Middle East.

US warship sustains minor damage after tug drifts off Japan

An American warship has been damaged after a tug boat drifted into the destroyer during a drill off Japan, according to the US navy, the latest in a spate of incidents in Asia.

Neuville wins Rally Australia, secures world championship second

Belgium’s Thierry Neuville won the season-ending Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour Sunday to clinch second place in the World Rally Championship.

Saudi Arabia, Arab allies to hold Cairo talks on Iran, Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss confronting Iran and its Lebanese Shi’ite ally Hezbollah, who the Arab allies say are interfering in their internal affairs.

Derby stalemate leaves Real 10 points behind Barca

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid slipped 10 points behind Barcelona at the top of La Liga as a Madrid derby short on chances finished 0-0 at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano Saturday.

U.S. nuclear general says would resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an “illegal” launch of nuclear weapons.

Zimbabwe’s ruling party to expel Mugabe, war vets head says

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s ruling party will dismiss 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and kick him out, stripping its ruler for the last 37 years of one of his final vestiges of authority, the head of the liberation war veterans said.

AC/DC’s Malcolm Young a true rock ‘n’ roll pioneer

Unassuming and down-to-earth, Malcolm Young did not appear to embody the typical characteristics of a hard-rocking megastar guitarist.

Turkey launches investigation into US prosecutors over Zarrab case: Anadolu

Turkish authorities have opened an investigation into the U.S. prosecutors who brought charges against a Turkish gold trader facing trial in New York, state media said Saturday, after Ankara said the case was based on fabricated documents.

UK’s Hammond, under pressure on budget, promises more homes

British finance minister Philip Hammond promised to speed up house building in his new budget plan this week and said he had some room to help voters despite his tight squeeze on the public finances, a British newspaper reported.

Sinn Fein’s divisive leader to step down after over 30 years

Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement as it shifted from violence to peace, announced Saturday that he was stepping down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after heading the party for over 30 years.

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