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UPDATE 1-Iranian tanker collides with Chinese ship, spills oil
BEIJING, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country's top oil shipping operator was ablaze and spewing its cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese bulk ship, the Chinese government said. The ...
Handouts Cheer Saudis But Show Struggle to Revamp Economy
Saudi authorities said they'll spend billions of riyals to help citizens offset the impact of a value-added tax and a surge in gasoline and utility prices, a move that will help ease public discontent while highlighting the kingdom's struggle to ...
The Express Tribune
Iranian protests and Israeli-Palestinian consequences
Every great power's foreign policy is calculated with respect to every other big power's foreign policy. What happens of importance in one country doesn't have effects only in that country. There are ripple effects throughout a region or even the world ...
Iran protests: University tracks fate of detained students
(CNN) The University of Tehran is working to track and secure the release of its students who were arrested for taking part in recent anti-government protests in Iran, according to the semiofficial Iranian Students' News Agency. "A committee has been ...
Los Angeles Times
Mueller calls back at least one participant in key meeting with Russians at Trump Tower
Los Angeles Times
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has recalled for questioning at least one participant in a controversial meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016, and is looking into President Trump's misleading claim that the ...
Germany coalition: Merkel courts SPD as pivotal talks begin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will launch a new round of coalition talks on Sunday in a bid to end the country's political stalemate. More than three months after its election, Germany is still without a new government. The five-day talks will ...
Where is Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? Hunt resumes for plane's wreckage
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's government said Saturday that it has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, nearly four years after the plane's disappearance sparked one of aviation's biggest mysteries. The U ...
New York Times
Trump's Twitter Threats Put American Credibility on the Line
New York Times
BRUSSELS — Since the first of the year, President Trump has attacked a variety of countries in Twitter posts, urging protesters to overthrow the Iranian government, threatening to blow up North Korea and calling for cuts in aid to the Palestinians. In ...
Sydney swelters in hottest day since 1939 as mercury hits 47.3C
The Australian city of Sydney has experienced its hottest weather in 79 years with temperatures in the region hitting as high as 47.3C (117F). In Penrith, west of Sydney, residents sweltered as the town bore the brunt of the heat on Sunday. Severe fire ...
US weighs Pakistani blowback as it piles pressure on Islamabad
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is examining ways to mitigate any Pakistani retaliation as it piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, cautioning that U.S. action could extend beyond a new ...