President-elect Donald Trump and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte spoke on the phone in what an aide described as a "very engaging" talk. Though Duterte expressed optimism for better diplomatic ties with Trump, he remains a harsh critic of Washington.
CANNON BALL, N.D. U.S. military veterans plan to build a barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multi-billion-dollar pipeline project near the Standing Rock Native American reservation.
ANKARA Iran threatened on Friday to retaliate against a U.S. Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years, saying it violated last year's deal with six major powers that curbed its nuclear program.
BEIRUT A senior Syrian opposition official accused Russia on Friday of procrastinating in talks with rebels over Aleppo, signaling no progress in diplomacy which rebels hoped would ease dire conditions in the city where they are in danger of defeat.
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose for the first time in three days, supported by gains in technology and health stocks, but Dow slipped after a rally in bank stocks paused.
SANTA CLARA/HAVANA Fidel Castro's death has highlighted a yawning generational gap between older Cubans who remember grim poverty before his 1959 revolution, and youngsters who appreciate free health care and education but fear the 21st century is leaving them behind.