Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | Updated Jan 23rd - 7:49pm
Australia on Thursday urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and transparently almost a week after he was detained in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive.
In a high-stakes game of dare and double-dare, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is serving notice that President Donald Trump won't be allowed to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress next week. The move came after the president told Pelosi he wanted to come despite Democratic objections. Trump says he plans to devise some sort of alternative. Pelosi says he should wait until the government reopens.
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | Updated Jan 23rd - 7:03pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump, saying he'll "wait with patience and in good faith" to work toward a common goal, the North's state media reported Thursday.
Joshua Goodman, Associated Press | Updated Jan 23rd - 6:43pm
Venezuela's crisis quickly escalated Wednesday as an opposition leader backed by the Trump administration declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro, who retaliated by breaking off relations with the United States, his biggest trade partner.
Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press | Updated Jan 23rd - 2:13pm
With less than 24 hours left in his rule, Congo's President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday urged the nation to "massively" support incoming leader Felix Tshisekedi after a disputed election that surprised the world by bringing an opposition leader to power.
Vladimir Isachenkov and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press | Updated Jan 23rd - 1:02pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Wednesday to coordinate their moves in Syria as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country.