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Haley wants UN to shift aid focus to nations hosting Syrians

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:07
President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been overwhelmed by millions of refugees.

US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:52
Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador on Monday to protest what it called "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week.

Limitless content, satisfying fisticuffs mark stellar 'Injustice 2'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:51
For many years, the fighting game genre was pretty clearly defined two distinct philosophies. On one hand, there was the anime-based, fluid “Street Fighter” and its clones. On the other, much bloodier hand, there was the motion-captured grit of “Mortal Kombat” and its acolytes.

US: Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed visas last year

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:59
Homeland Security says nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the country during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas.

Review: Latest 'Pirates' movie follows the formula

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:56
Since Hollywood loves a nostalgic reboot, it’s no surprise that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise is setting sail once again, six years after 2011’s “On Stranger Tides.” For this film, subtitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Disney has hired a lesser-known filmmaking duo to reanimate the series - a pair of Norweigan filmmakers, Joachim Rg and Espen Sandberg, who helmed the 2012 oceanic adventure film “Kon-Tiki.” What they’ve delivered is a cookie-cutter Pirates movie that faithfully follows the formula.

Brad Pitt on hubris, 'War Machine' and having 'no secrets'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:33
Brad Pitt and Gen. Stanley McChrystal — the inspiration to Pitt’s four-star Afghanistan commander in the upcoming Netflix war satire “War Machine “-- would seem to be worlds apart. One, an affable member of Hollywood’s elite; the other a hard-charging lifetime military man. But Pitt found one connection with his character: a swollen ego, and the damage done.

Rep: Sorry for using 'lynch' over Confederate statue removal

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:57
A Mississippi lawmaker is saying Louisiana leaders should be "lynched" for removing Confederate monuments.

Authorities: Stabbing of Army officer a possible hate crime

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:51
The FBI is investigating the fatal stabbing of a black U.S. Army lieutenant visiting the University of Maryland as a possible hate crime after a white student with ties to a Facebook group that posts disparaging material about African-Americans was arrested in his death, authorities say.

Suspected Syrian militia leader goes on trial in Germany

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:16
A Syrian man has gone on trial in Germany for allegedly leading a militia in Syria that was responsible for torture and killings.

NASA orders up urgent spacewalking repairs at space station

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:05
NASA has ordered up urgent spacewalking repairs at the International Space Station.

Will Trump keep his promise to all Haitians?

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:48
Nearly 60,000 Haitians who have been legally living in the United States for more than a decade could be deported if the Department of Homeland Security chooses not to extend what is known as Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for them.

How the US can help Syria – and hurt Iran

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:46
The battle for Syria’s south is on, and the Trump team must decide if the United States will play a decisive role.

Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:26
Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called relations with the United States "a curvy road," saying he hoped the Trump administration will "settle down" enough for his nation to better understand it.

Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:48
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

Trump, Hill Republicans target 'overly generous compensation' for feds

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:39
With President Donald Trump targeting federal employees' retirement programs and House Republicans taking aim at their compensation generally, Uncle Sam's goal of being a model employer looks shaky.

Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:32
As President Donald Trump opened his keynote address in Saudi Arabia, he lavished praise on the "magnificent" kingdom and "the grandeur of this remarkable place."

On the Israeli and Palestinian streets: Shrugs, cynicism and dash of 'crazy' hope for Trump visit

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:25
Most of the so-called experts on the long search for peace between Israel and the Palestinians say there is little chance that President Donald Trump will break new ground in the bitter conflict when he arrives in Jerusalem on Monday.

China war talk not serious, Philippine foreign minister says

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:20
China's President Xi Jinping was not trying to bully the Philippines at a recent meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the Southeast Asian nation's top diplomat.

Final stages of Mosul battle will be 'extremely violent,' US commander says

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:13
The last handful of neighborhoods held by the Islamic State in Mosul will likely be the most difficult to retake despite nearly eight months of street-by-street fighting, the U.S. officer in charge of advising Iraqi forces in the area predicted.

Ousted South Korean president's trial begins Tuesday

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:59
Handcuffed, her inmate number 503 attached to her clothing, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye begins her corruption trial Tuesday in the same courtroom where a brutal dictator was sentenced to death two decades ago.