White House budget official testifies in impeachment probe on Saturday11/16/2019 9:24:13 PM A White House budget official testified on Saturday about the holdup of military aid to Ukraine in a closed door session of the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, with public hearings set to resume next week.
Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary11/16/2019 9:22:39 PM Demonstrators torched cars and pelted police with stones and bottles and police fired tear gas and water cannon in Paris on Saturday as rallies to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government "yellow vest" demonstrations erupted into violence.
Hong Kong protesters unleash stash of petrol bombs; Chinese soldiers clear roads11/16/2019 8:41:19 PM Fires blazed on the doorstep of a Hong Kong university into the early hours of Sunday as protesters hurled petrol bombs and police fired volleys of tear gas in some of the most dramatic scenes in more than five months of escalating violence.
Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL's rank in war crimes cases11/16/2019 8:39:57 PM U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq, a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated.
Prince Andrew says he does not recall meeting Epstein accuser11/16/2019 7:47:08 PM Britain's Prince Andrew said that he had no recollection of ever meeting an American woman who alleges she was forced to have sex with him when she was underage.
Chinese soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets, but violence flares again11/16/2019 6:25:09 PM Police fired tear gas while protesters threw petrol bombs and fired arrows in clashes outside Hong Kong's Polytechnic University on Saturday, just hours after Chinese soldiers made a rare appearance to help clean up the city's streets.
Polls close in Sri Lanka presidential poll marred by violence11/16/2019 5:51:33 PM Polls have closed in Sri Lanka where elections were held on Saturday for a new president of the tourism-dependent island nation still struggling to recover from the Easter Sunday militant attacks which killed more than 250 people.
Road clearing in Hong Kong 'voluntary' move by Chinese PLA: city spokesman11/16/2019 3:34:49 PM A move by China's People's Liberation Army to clear debris and barricades left by anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday was initiated as a "voluntary community activity" by the military, a city spokesman said.
Trump attacks impeachment witness on Twitter, Democrats see intimidation11/16/2019 3:08:03 PM President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress, in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation.
Palestinian rockets, Israeli airstrikes jolt tenuous Gaza truce11/16/2019 1:37:51 PM Palestinian militants fired two rockets deep into southern Israel from Gaza on Saturday, and the Israeli military responded with a number of air strikes on militant targets, shaking an already tenuous truce.
U.S. to extend license for its companies to continue business with Huawei: sources11/16/2019 1:20:56 PM The Trump administration is set to issue a two-week extension of a license allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two sources familiar with the deliberations said.
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff hopeful Gulf crisis will end soon11/16/2019 1:14:13 PM U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein said on Saturday he was hopeful a bitter dispute between Gulf Arab states could soon end and urged them to unify military capabilities as tensions with Iran simmer.
Boeing says timing of 737 MAX return in hands of regulators11/16/2019 12:33:27 PM Boeing moved on Saturday to ease tensions with regulators over the return to service of its 737 MAX, saying it was up to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and its global counterparts to approve changes to the jet in the wake of two accidents.
Suspected gunman, 16, in California high school shooting dies in hospital11/16/2019 11:39:03 AM A teenage boy who killed two classmates and wounded three others at a southern California high school on his birthday before shooting himself in the head died on Friday of his wounds in hospital, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office said.
Last remains of Ethiopian plane crash victims buried, families say little notice given11/16/2019 11:30:48 AM The last remains of 157 people killed aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane in March were interred at the crash site this week, farmers and families told Reuters, but some relatives were upset they had been unable to take part in the ceremony.
Trump asks Japan to hike payments for U.S. troops to $8 billion: Foreign Policy11/16/2019 9:58:30 AM U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Japan to quadruple annual payments for U.S. forces stationed there to around $8 billion, Foreign Policy reported, part of Washington's efforts to press its allies to increase their defense spending.
China's PLA soldiers seen helping clean up streets after Hong Kong protests: RTHK11/16/2019 9:00:19 AM Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers in shorts and t-shirts joined pro-China residents in Hong Kong on Saturday to clean up barricades and debris after anti-government protests blocked roads, according to broadcaster RTHK.
Turkey says it bought Russian S-400s to use them, not put them aside11/16/2019 8:36:43 AM Turkey bought S-400 missile defense systems from Russia to use them, not put them aside, the head of the Turkish Defense Industry Directorate said on Saturday, days after talks between President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump.
Climate change, human activity rub salt into Venice's wounds11/16/2019 7:26:06 AM Warming seas and excavations within the Venice lagoon mean the exceptionally high flood waters in the city this week are also saltier, posing an extra threat to its architectural treasures.
China, Sweden escalate war of words over support for detained bookseller11/16/2019 7:03:50 AM Beijing has doubled down in its criticism of Stockholm's support for Gui Minhai, a book publisher detained in China, after Sweden's minister for culture attended a literary award ceremony in his honor.