Thursday, January 19, 2017

Officials fear many deaths in avalanche-hit hotel in Italy

Rescuers fear several people have been killed after an avalanche burried a hotel in Italy following Wednesday's earthquakes. Heavy snow is complicating rescue efforts.

US F-35 fighter jets deployed in Iwakuni base in Japan

A number of F-35 fighter jets arrived at the US Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi prefecture, western Japan on Wednesday, marking the first deployment of such aircraft outside the US despite safety concerns from some people in Japan.

Germany says boosting defense spending, demands clear U.S. agenda

Germany, under fire from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for not meeting NATO's defense spending goal, is boosting military budgets, but also wants Trump to map out a consistent foreign policy agenda, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said.

Joe Biden warns of collapse of democracy at Davos

Vice President Joe Biden told a Davos, Switzerland, audience Friday the democratic world order is risking collapse, citing Russia as a destructive force.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

UK, Germany, & France ‘grossly interfered’ in US election : Russian FM

Leaders and top officials from the UK, Germany, and France have “grossly interfered” in US internal affairs, “campaigned” for Hillary Clinton, and openly “demonized” Donald Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

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We’re backing "rebels" against Syria, and we have no idea who these people are: Trump

Donald Trump suggested a shift away from what he said was the current Obama administration policy of attempting to find "moderate&qu...