XML World News

Chinese Annoyance With North Korea Bubbles to the Surface

published about 2 hours ago
Chinese Annoyance With North Korea Bubbles to the Surface
A retired general’s scathing account of North Korea as a recalcitrant ally headed for collapse and unworthy of China’s support revealed how far relations between the two countries have sunk.

Michael Vick, draft analysts, praise Florida State's Jameis Winston

published about 2 hours ago
Michael Vick, draft analysts, praise Florida State's Jameis Winston
Alex ButlerPASADENA, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Sophomore quarterback Jameis Winston gaining steam before Jan. 1 College Football Playoff.

Cuban Exiles at Miami Rally Denounce Obama for Rapprochement

published about 2 hours ago
Cuban Exiles at Miami Rally Denounce Obama for Rapprochement
Hundreds of protesters in Miami excoriated the president for moving to normalize relations with Cuba, which they say will only shore up the Communist regime’s power.

Bath silent on salary cap claims

published about 3 hours ago
English rugby club Bath have refused to discuss claims they are being investigated over breaches of the salary cap.

Algeria, Dependent on Oil, Feels Pinch as Prices Decline

published about 3 hours ago
Like Russia, which has seen a full-scale run on its currency, Algeria has made little effort to diversify the economy away from oil and gas.


Iconic Hess Toy Truck for young, young at heart

Michael Roberto, a 42-year-old man, decorates his room like an 8-year-old boy. Ever since the age of 5, Michael’s life has revolved around a certain ... more

Long-held Afghans released from Guantanamo prison

Four Afghans who had been held for more than a decade at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba were sent home. President Obama has ... more

Would lifting Cuba embargo be game-changer for MLB?

The United States and Cuba made history this week when they announced they would re-establish diplomatic relations. Among those watching most eagerly were the people ... more

Prosecutor in Michael Brown case opens up

Speaking for the first time since he announced the grand jury would not indict Ferguson, MIssouri, officer Darren Wilson, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch ... more

Huge storm system on the move amid heavy holiday travel

Millions of Americans will be on the move the next few days as they head off to their holiday destinations. A huge storm system is ... more
There are currently no items indexed.



Hidden gems 2014: the albums that got away

published about 3 hours ago
From gloriously messy pop to avant-garde techno and a symphony for eight hands, the Observer’s critics pick some of the releases that didn’t get the ... more

Cairns stabbings: police piece together circumstances around children's murder

published about 3 hours ago
Police expect to lay charges against 37-year-old woman over the killing of seven of her own children and a teenage niece Queensland police have said ... more

Strictly Come Dancing: Flack steps up to take the crown with perfect 40s

published about 4 hours ago
The season final was another showstopper of sidesteps, smiles and spray-tans – with a visit from the ever-shrinking Take ThatThis year’s final of Strictly Come ... more

How designer fashion is going to the dogs this Christmas

published about 4 hours ago
Floral neckerchiefs and sparkly jumpers as well as hi-tech waterproofs for pampered pets are flying off the shelvesIt’s tough on the high street as fashion ... more

How oil price fall will affect crude exporters – and the rest of us

published about 4 hours ago
Lower oil prices will hit the Russian economy, the US fracking industry and Iran, but could be good for shoppers and firms in the UK, ... more
There are currently no items indexed.



Russia Denounces New Round of Western Sanctions

published about 7 hours ago
Russia Denounces New Round of Western Sanctions
Russia on Saturday derided the United States, Canada and Europe for another set of economic sanctions and new sanctions aimed at blocking foreign investment in ... more

For Russians Abroad, a Ruble Doesn’t Go as Far as It Used To

published 1 day ago
The collapse of the Russian ruble — down more than 45 percent this year — has jangled nerves in Russia, but the reverberations are being ... more

U.S. Tightens Crimea Embargo to Pressure Russia

published 1 day ago
President Obama signed an executive order barring new investment and trade with Crimea and freezing the property of people or businesses operating in the region ... more

Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for a Rival of Its President

published 1 day ago
Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for a Rival of Its President
The cleric facing arrest, Fethullah Gulen, lives in Pennsylvania but still has a broad following in Turkey that has reached into elite law enforcement, judiciary ... more

Russian Emissary to Meet With Cuba’s Leaders

published 1 day ago
Dmitri O. Rogozin, an outspoken deputy prime minister, had already panned the United States’ supposed change of heart toward Havana as a calculated change in ... more

Chinese Annoyance With North Korea Bubbles to the Surface

published about 2 hours ago
Chinese Annoyance With North Korea Bubbles to the Surface
A retired general’s scathing account of North Korea as a recalcitrant ally headed for collapse and unworthy of China’s support revealed how far relations between ... more

In Wake of Hong Kong, Chinese Leader Warns Macau

published about 3 hours ago
In the wake of prolonged pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, President Xi Jinping raised a warning about interference from external forces.

In Real Life, ‘Rambo’ Ends Up as a Soldier of Misfortune, Behind Bars

published about 3 hours ago
In Real Life, ‘Rambo’ Ends Up as a Soldier of Misfortune, Behind Bars
In a plot that seems lifted from an international thriller, a former Army sniper who became entangled with an arms dealer now stands accused of ... more

China Invests in Region Rich in Oil, Coal and Also Strife

published about 5 hours ago
China Invests in Region Rich in Oil, Coal and Also Strife
China is turning the Xinjiang region into a national hub for oil, gas and coal as Uighurs struggle, resenting the reaping of their homeland’s resources.

U.S. Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers

published about 7 hours ago
U.S. Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers
As part of its response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Obama administration has asked China to assist in blocking North Korea’s ability to ... more

Cuba Braces for the Winds of Change

published about 4 hours ago
Cuba Braces for the Winds of Change
After more than five decades of hostility, Cubans are contending with a rush of both excitement and uncertainty about what could be the end of ... more

For Cubans in Miami, the Gulf to Their Homeland Narrows

published about 4 hours ago
For Cubans in Miami, the Gulf to Their Homeland Narrows
The re-establishment of U.S. diplomatic ties with Cuba brought widely different reactions in Miami, where first-generation exiles who remember Mr. Castro’s brutality mix with millennials ... more

If Not David to the U.S. Goliath, Cuba Asks What Its Role Is Now

published about 7 hours ago
If Not David to the U.S. Goliath, Cuba Asks What Its Role Is Now
As Cubans absorb the news that the United States will begin normalizing relations with their government after more than five decades of hostility, they are ... more

Four Afghans Released From Guantánamo Bay

published about 9 hours ago
Four men held at the American military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home to Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

Castro Thanks U.S. but Affirms Cuba’s Communist Rule

published about 10 hours ago
In a speech on Saturday, President Raúl Castro thanked President Obama for “a new chapter,” while also reaffirming that restored relations did not mean the ... more

Delivery of Helicopters Shows Mending of U.S.-Egypt Ties

published about 2 hours ago
The Americans had imposed a hold on the Apache helicopters last year after the Egyptian military toppled President Mohamed Morsi.

In a Year, Egypt Detained 10,000

published about 2 hours ago
An aide to the interior minister gave a rare accounting of a crackdown in which those suspected of being militants and rioters were arrested over ... more

Algeria, Dependent on Oil, Feels Pinch as Prices Decline

published about 2 hours ago
Like Russia, which has seen a full-scale run on its currency, Algeria has made little effort to diversify the economy away from oil and gas.

Gulf States and Qatar Gloss Over Differences, but Split Still Hampers Them

published about 3 hours ago
Gulf States and Qatar Gloss Over Differences, but Split Still Hampers Them
The lack of unity is raising questions about the ability of the gulf states to muster a coherent response to a storm of crises.

In Real Life, ‘Rambo’ Ends Up as a Soldier of Misfortune, Behind Bars

published about 3 hours ago
In Real Life, ‘Rambo’ Ends Up as a Soldier of Misfortune, Behind Bars
In a plot that seems lifted from an international thriller, a former Army sniper who became entangled with an arms dealer now stands accused of ... more

U.S. Seeks Help from China With Korean Hackers

published about 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON ??? The United States has asked for the cooperation of China to help combat the destructive cyber-attack on U.S. information systems the government says ... more

Protesters: "Not the time" to change Cuba relations

published about 2 hours ago
Anti-Castro protesters demonstrate in opposition to Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba

North Korea faces UN Security Council scrutiny

published about 2 hours ago
North Korea faces UN Security Council scrutiny
North Korea comes under scrutiny Monday at the UN Security Council in the first-ever meeting on its dismal rights record, amid calls for Pyongyang to ... more

Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

published about 2 hours ago
Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls
President Karimov has transferred some powers to parliament in recent years, including a mechanism for a vote of no confidence in the government and allowing ... more

Holder calls police shootings 'act of barbarism'

published about 2 hours ago
Attorney General Eric Holder is condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers as senseless and an "unspeakable act of barbarism."
FOX News