• Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    China to Suspend US Navy Visits to Hong Kong Over New Law

    China said Monday it will suspend U.S. Navy visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy organizations in retaliation for the signing into law of legislation supporting human rights in the semi-autonomous territory. While the nature of the sanctions remained unclear, the move appeared to back up Chinese threats that the U.S. would bear the costs of the decision....

  • Associated Press Oct 8, 2019

    Historic Slave Trading Site Up For Sale in Northern Virginia

    A Northern Virginia row house that once housed one of the nation’s largest slave-trading businesses is up for sale.

  • King Mar 22, 2018

    In Mideast, Democracy Struggles to Strike Root

    Egyptians go to the polls next week in what is essentially a one-candidate election considered by critics to be a return of sorts to authoritarian rule, after a 2011 revolution that sparked loftier expectations for the region. But the bigger picture is that in the Middle East as a whole, democracy has largely failed to take hold. From Morocco in...

  • Donald Trump Apr 17, 2017

    Trump Talks Tough on North Korea, Says Kim ‘Gotta Behave'

    The White House displayed a tough and unyielding approach to North Korea and its nuclear ambitions Monday, with President Donald Trump warning that Kim Jong Un has “gotta behave” and Vice President Mike Pence sternly advising Kim not to test America’s resolve and military power....
    Trump, in Washington, and Pence at the tense Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, signaled...

  • China Mar 15, 2017

    Tillerson: US Won't Participate in UN Human Rights Council Without Reforms

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not continue participating in the Human Rights Council unless the U.N. rights agency undergoes “considerable reform.” He gave no time frame for reforms to take place, saying in a letter to eight non-governmental organizations obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press that the U.S. will continue to participate in the...

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