Trump, Putin Talk About Syrian Peace Process

Trump, Putin Talk About Syrian Peace Process

Nov/21 By

The White House said President Donald Trump talked with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, a day after the Russian leader held discussions with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad about a political resolution to end nearly seven years of fighting in Syria. Trump and Putin spoke informally several times last week …

Cities Adapt to Changing Terror Threats

Cities Adapt to Changing Terror Threats

Nov/21 By

On November 5, more than 50,000 runners and two million spectators turned out for the New York Marathon. The event took place just a few days after a lone attacker drove a van into cyclists and pedestrians beside a busy Manhattan highway, killing eight people. Security was beefed up for …

Vatican, China Swap art in bid to Mend Strained Ties

Vatican, China Swap art in bid to Mend Strained Ties

Nov/21 By

The Vatican and China will exchange paintings, vases and sculptures in a bid to mend often strained ties through “the diplomacy of art”, officials said on Tuesday. Forty works from the Vatican will go on show in Beijing’s Forbidden City and 40 from China in the Vatican Museums in unprecedented …

Amsterdam, Paris Picked to Host EU Agencies After Brexit

Amsterdam, Paris Picked to Host EU Agencies After Brexit

Nov/20 By

The European Union went back to its roots Monday by picking cities from two of its founding nations — France and the Netherlands — to host key agencies that will have move once Britain leaves the bloc in 2019. During voting so tight they were both decided by a lucky …

Analysts: Germany Political Chaos A Sign Merkel’s Power Waning

Analysts: Germany Political Chaos A Sign Merkel’s Power Waning

Nov/20 By

Germany has been plunged into political crisis after coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and two smaller parties broke down. Analysts say the indecisive election result in September has revealed a splintering of German society and politics, posing a serious challenge to Chancellor Merkel. As Henry Ridgwell reports …

Merkel Signals Readiness for New Election After Coalition Talks Collapse

Merkel Signals Readiness for New Election After Coalition Talks Collapse

Nov/20 By

Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election to ruling with a minority after talks on forming a three-way coalition failed overnight, but Germany’s president told parties they owed it to voters to try to form a government. The major obstacle to a three-way deal was immigration, according …

German Coalition Talks Fall Apart

German Coalition Talks Fall Apart

Nov/20 By

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she will consult Monday with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier after weeks of talks to form a coalition government fell apart with one potential partner withdrawing from the process. “It is at least a day of deep reflection on how to go forward in Germany,” Merkel told …

One in 3 US Rhodes Scholars African-American, Highest Ratio Ever

One in 3 US Rhodes Scholars African-American, Highest Ratio Ever

Nov/20 By

One-third of the newest crop of Rhodes Scholars from the United States are African-Americans, the most ever elected in a U.S. Rhodes class. Of the 100 Rhodes Scholars chosen worldwide for advanced study at Oxford in Britain each year, 32 come from the United States, and this time, 10 of …