Trump touts economy, vows to build border wall in Thanksgiving tweets
The Hill, 23 November at 15:03
President Trump wished his Twitter followers a Happy Thanksgiving early Thursday morning, touting the strong performance of the nation's stock market and vowing to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. "HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your Country is ...
Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Deal to allow return of Rohingya Muslims
BBC News, 23 November at 13:41
Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown. No details have been released of the deal, which was signed by officials in the Myanmar capital, Nay Pyi Taw. Bangladesh ...
Myanmar, Bangladesh ink Rohingya return deal amid concern over army's role
Reuters, 23 November at 13:25
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, a government official said, amid concern that Myanmar's powerful army ...
Ships, aircraft search for 3 US sailors missing in crash
Washington Post, 23 November at 12:33
TOKYO — U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft searched in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier. Eight people were rescued about 40 minutes after the crash of the C-2A “Greyhound” ...
US calling Rohingya operation 'ethnic cleansing' unhelpful: Russian envoy
Reuters, 23 November at 12:06
YANGON (Reuters) - The U.S. labelling of a Myanmar army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as “ethnic cleansing” is unhelpful and could aggravate the situation, Russia's ambassador to the southeast Asian nation said on Thursday, criticising “excessive ...
Navy Scours Sea for 3 Missing After Plane Crash Near Japan
New York Times, 23 November at 12:02
HONG KONG — A search at sea was continuing for three people who were missing after the crash of a United States Navy aircraft near Okinawa, Japan, the Navy said Thursday. Eight of the 11 passengers and crew members aboard a C2-A Greyhound ...
UPDATE 1-China's trade with North Korea sinks in Oct after UN sanctions
Reuters, 23 November at 11:31
BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) - China's trade with North Korea fell to $334.9 million in October, its lowest since February as imports sank to their weakest in years, data showed on Thursday, the latest sign that tough new sanctions cut business with its
It was like a Cold War drama caught on video as a North Korean soldier escaped
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 23 November at 10:50
SEOUL, South Korea — It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab
Myanmar's Crisis, Bangladesh's Burden: Among the Rohingya Refugees Waiting for a Miracle
TIME, 23 November at 09:47
Salim is a small boy, but his voice is commanding. His favorite song once floated above the paddy fields of Myanmar's Rakhine state, heard only by a few grazing cattle and the heavens. Composed in October last year in a melodic dialect similar to
The Al Franken Dilemma: It's Easy To Condemn Men We Despise, But Progressive Women Must Be Consistent
HuffPost, 23 November at 09:46
All smiles: Senator Al Franken signs my book at an event to promote his memoir Giant in the Senate. Little did I know that less than two months later he would be accused of groping four women. I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, a lot of reading
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