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Erdogan says asking Turkey to protect Kurdish fighters is a 'serious mistake' – CNN

Erdogan says asking Turkey to protect Kurdish fighters is a 'serious mistake' – CNN

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President Carter denies supporting Trump's border wall – POLITICO

President Carter denies supporting Trump's border wall – POLITICO

Former President Jimmy Carter’s statement joins other denials from all other living presidents, with the exception of former President Barack Obama. | Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Former President Jimmy Carter denied ever supporting President Donald Trump’s border wall, contradicting the current commander in chief’s claim that previous presidents confided they regret not building a physical barrier […]

Egypt opens Middle East's biggest cathedral – BBC News

Egypt opens Middle East's biggest cathedral – BBC News

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pope Tawadros II (L) led a midnight mass attended by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has inaugurated Egypt’s largest cathedral in the new administrative capital east of Cairo, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a Coptic church. The newly built Cathedral of Nativity had […]

China's population 'to peak' in 2029 at 1.44 billion – BBC News

China's population 'to peak' in 2029 at 1.44 billion – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China relaxed its one-child policy in 2015 to combat an ageing population China’s population will peak in 2029 at 1.44 billion before beginning a period of “unstoppable” decline, a government report says. The China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) study says the country must implement policies to handle a […]

World War 3: China’s army told to urgently prepare for war in warning to US and Taiwan – Express.co.uk

World War 3: China’s army told to urgently prepare for war in warning to US and Taiwan – Express.co.uk

President Xi Jinping told a meeting of top brass China’s armed forces must strengthen their sense of urgency and do everything they can to prepare for battle. The news comes amidst escalating tensions between China and the US as well as American-backed Taiwan, with disputes between the two superpowers ranging from trade to the status […]

Four Embassies Work To Help Paul Whelan, Accused Of Spying In Russia – NPR

Four Embassies Work To Help Paul Whelan, Accused Of Spying In Russia – NPR

Paul Whelan is being held in Moscow’s Lefortovo prison, where he faces allegations of espionage. Family members insist that he is innocent — and was in Russia only to attend a wedding. Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters Paul Whelan is being held in Moscow’s Lefortovo prison, where he faces allegations of espionage. […]

Canada says 13 citizens detained in China since Huawei CFO arrest – Reuters

Canada says 13 citizens detained in China since Huawei CFO arrest – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer (CFO), is seen in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters December 6, 2018. Huawei/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada said on Thursday that 13 of its citizens have been detained in China since Huawei Technologies Co [HWT.UL] Chief Financial Officer Meng […]

Satellite images show extent of Indonesian volcano's collapse – CNN

Satellite images show extent of Indonesian volcano's collapse – CNN

Satellite images show extent of Indonesian volcano’s collapse  CNN Krakatoa volcano (Sunda Strait, Indonesia): extraordinary footage showing intense explosions of water with lava  VolcanoDiscovery Here’s Why ‘The Child of Krakatau’ Is Still Extremely Dangerous  ScienceAlert ‘Child of Krakatoa’ Volcano in Indonesia is Still Dangerous  Newsweek Why the “Child of Krakatau” Volcano Is Still Dangerous  Scientific American View full coverage on […]

Stocks Open Sharply Lower as Turbulence Extends Into 2019 – The Wall Street Journal

Stocks Open Sharply Lower as Turbulence Extends Into 2019 – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. stocks fell on the first trading day of the year, as deepening fears of a slowdown in the Chinese and European economies rippled across global markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 370 points, or 1.6%, to 22957 shortly after the opening bell, while the S&P 500 dropped 1.2%. Both benchmarks trimmed some of […]

Right-Wing Populist Jair Bolsonaro Sworn In As President Of Brazil – NPR

Right-Wing Populist Jair Bolsonaro Sworn In As President Of Brazil – NPR

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and his wife Michelle Bolsonaro head to the National Congress for his swearing-in ceremony, in Brasilia on Jan. 1. Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and his wife Michelle Bolsonaro head to the National Congress for his swearing-in ceremony, in Brasilia […]