WASHINGTON - A group of about a dozen State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers.
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Tencent's stellar share rally sees it surpass Facebook in market value
Tencent Holdings Ltd has racked up some impressive gains this week - becoming the first Chinese firm to be worth more than $500 billion and surpassing Facebook to be the world's fifth-most valuable company.
World stocks steady despite German worries, Turkish lira hits all-time low
World stocks rose on Tuesday, recovering losses after the collapse of German coalition talks -- and Chancellor Angela Merkel's signal that new elections may follow -- had earlier weighed on markets.
Once inside Kim Jong Un's inner circle, top aide's star fades
When Kim Jong Un sat down in September to order the sixth and largest of North Korea's nuclear tests, Hwang Pyong So sat by his side, his khaki military uniform conspicuous among the suits at the table, photos released by state media at the time showed.
Russia's Putin hosts Assad in fresh drive for Syria peace deal
Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad late on Monday for three hours of talks to lay the groundwork for a new push by Moscow to end Syria's conflict now that Islamic State's territorial caliphate is overrun.
U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policy probe
The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.
Iraq relocates hundreds of foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants to Baghdad
Iraqi authorities have moved hundreds of foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants from a detention center in northern Iraq to Baghdad, citing security concerns and the difficulties of keeping them in a remote location.
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U.S-listed shares of Chinese financial firms fell sharply in pre-market trade on Tuesday after the Chinese regulator suspended online small loan approvals.