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In a vote which should rattle the Trump administration for multiple reasons, on December 13 the U.S. Senate voted to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in its savage war on Yemen.
Six Israelis have been arrested by Colombian police for running a Jewish child sex abuse operation.
According to multiple sources, China will soon be introducing extremely low maximum residue limits (MRLs) for glyphosate on many imported raw food materials and all final food products, but it will likely remain the world's largest exporter of the highly toxic chemical.
After a public plea by the UN Secretary General at the COP24 climate change talks in Poland on December 12, the European Union and a group of developing countries signed on to do something far more serious about reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
King Salman Energy Park (SPARK), located in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, a 50-square-kilometer energy city megaproject broke ground on December 11.
Valdivia, Chile’s support of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel was just overturned after threats by Israel.
With 164 countries having finally agreed on a much-needed common set of policies for dealing with global migration, why is there such unease about this pact’s final form?
A new study published in Lancet Planetary Health says 1.24 million people died last year in India because of the increasingly toxic air pollution.
Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT), met with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Gina Haspel and some U.S. senators for a confidential briefing on the brutal slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump didn't want to be confused by the info.
During the regular meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on December 5, members reached a tentative agreement to cut oil production as a means of stabilizing prices.
The arrest in Canada of Huawei Technologies’ Chief Financial Officer Wanzhou Meng on December 1 at the request of the U.S. has thrown Canada into the middle of the escalating China-U.S. international dispute.
The head of a nongovernmental organization (NGO) based in Hong Kong and Virginia was convicted for bribing African officials on behalf of a Chinese oil company.
In a chilling opening keynote address to the nations attending this year’s UN Climate Summit in Poland, David Attenborough demanded urgent action now, because the “Collapse of our civilizations and extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”
In advance of this week’s meeting of the OPEC nations, Qatar announced it will leave the oil producing nations’ cartel after almost 60 years.
The Singapore-based Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data held its inaugural meeting on November 30.
Indonesians are being armed with a new app to report those who aren't sufficiently Islamic.
As the crimes connected with Goldman Sach's involvement in the $2.7 billion money laundering and bribery scheme pile up, the Department of Justice announced on November 30 it was filing a $73 million civil forfeiture action against Goldman execs' Malaysian money-laundering partner Jho Taek Low.
Talks between Chinese President Xi Jingping and Donald Trump during the G20 Buenos Aires summit concluded with verbal agreements to postpone further tariffs from either side for a period of 90 days.
Buses Vule and STP Santiago have signed contracts with Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Company of China to deliver 100 full electric buses for use with the Santiago public transportation system.
On November 29, U.S. authorities took actions against two Iran-based individuals who helped exchange digital currency (BitCoin) ransom payments into Iranian rial on behalf of Iranian malicious cyber actors, in connection with the SamSam ransomware scheme which eventually affected over 200 targets.
Infineon Technologies AG, a German advanced microelectronics company, and NSRCEL at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore are partnering to help with the early growth stages of Artificial Intelligence start-ups.
Even as the U.S. Senate readies a vote to halt U.S. military support for the Saudi coalition in Yemen’s civil war, Lockheed-Martin just received word the Saudi government is buying Lockheed-Martin’s $15 billion missile defense system.