The recent decision to rule out democratic elections for Hong Kong in 2017 was just the latest example of how Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s transformational reform agenda does not bode well for Hong Kong.
In the wake of a surface-to-air missile taking down a Malaysian airliner over Eastern Ukraine, everyone is pointing fingers. Kiev blames the pro-Russian “terrorists,” with Moscow responsible for providing them with intelligence and weapons. The separatists deny involvement and accuse Kiev of planning the attack, citing the Ukrainian military’s accidental shooting of a Siberian Airlines flight in 2001. Moscow blames the Ukrainian government for pushing the rebels into this violent situation ̵
One of the most telling geopolitical moments of the World Cup came during the Germany-U.S. game. As American fans chanted “U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!” the Germans countered with, “N-S-A! N-S-A! N-S-A!” In the weeks since, relations have crumbled.
Both Xi and Obama want to focus on pressing concerns at home -- but also have certain priorities that they’re willing to pursue unilaterally and aggressively abroad. This inconsistency gets them both in hot water.
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that 'major consideration' is being given to naming the left-wing group Antifa an 'organization of terror' as Antifa protesters demonstrated against the right-wing group, Proud Boys, in Portland, Oregon on Saturday. Colette Luke has more.
U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against U.S. Democrats ahead of elections in both countries.