President Donald Trump says he wants to deliver the State of the Union as scheduled even if his impeachment trial is ongoing. Trump told reporters in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday that delivering the annual address on Feb. 4 is “very important to what I am doing” in setting his administration’s agenda. There has been speculation that the White House would push for a postponement so the speech was not overshadowed by the Senate trial. The trial, which began Tuesday, may not conclude by the speech date.
Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | PostedJan 21st - 7:33pm
Chinese health authorities urged people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings, after warning that a new viral illness that has infected more than 400 people and killed at least nine could spread further.
Prosecutors accused U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday of involvement in hacking the phones of Brazilian officials involved in a corruption investigation, though Brazil's high court had blocked investigations of the journalist or his Brazil-based news outlet in relation to the case.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedJan 21st - 5:08pm
The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday welcomed the commitment by world powers and other key countries to support a plan to restore peace in Libya and urged the warring parties to quickly conclude a cease-fire agreement.
Zeina Karam and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press | PostedJan 21st - 1:06pm
A new Cabinet was announced in crisis-hit Lebanon late Tuesday, breaking a months-long impasse amid mass protests against the country's ruling elite and a crippling financial crisis, but demonstrations and violence continued.
Scott Smith, Associated Press | PostedJan 21st - 12:55pm
Venezuelan lawmakers opposed to President Nicolás Maduro called off an attempt to hold a session in the national congress building on Tuesday, saying they wanted to avoid clashes with security forces and armed government supporters blocking entry.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance must beef up its military training operation in Iraq to ensure that its members are not drawn back into combat there against Islamic State extremists.
The Venetian island of Burano’s charms are rooted in its fishing legacy: the colorful fishermen's cottages, the traditional butter cookies that kept fishermen going at sea and the delicate lace hand-stitched by their women.