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  1. Kazakhstan for economic partnership with QatarRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | The Peninsula

    Governor of Astana International Financial Centre in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dr Kairat Kelimbetov, yesterday stressed his country's keenness to establish various partnerships at different economic levels with the State of Qatar and increase bilateral trade exchange. In an exclusive interview with QNA on the sidelines of his current visit to Doha, Kelimbetov praised the high level and strong Qatari -Kazakh relations that were crowned by mutual visits at the highest level of leadership, which would open the way for enhancing bilateral cooperation and exchange of experiences and knowledge in many fields that would serve the development of both Kazakh and Qatari economies.


  2. Navy Secretary recommends two Medals of HonorRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | USA Today

    Navy Secretary recommends two Medals of Honor Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is recommending that two sailors be awarded the Medal of Honor Check out this story on WASHINGTON - Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is recommending that two sailors be awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor, an upgrade from their current awards and the result of a nearly year-long review of military valor since the Sept. 11 terror attacks.


  3. Lawmakers push to increase visas for Afghan interpretersRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Washington Examiner

    The fiscal 2017 defense policy bill provides fewer than half of the visas for Afghan interpreters that the administration asked for, sending advocates and lawmakers back to the drawing board on how to allow the 12,000 who have applied to come to the U.S. The administration asked for 4,000 visas in fiscal 2017 to bring Afghans who had worked as interpreters for American troops to the U.S. Many are facing threats of death or violence against themselves and their families because of their work with the American military.


  4. IMO Newcomer Belarus Accedes to Further TreatiesRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | Marine News

    Just one week after becoming the 172nd member state of the International Maritime Organization , the Belarus has acceded to three IMO treaties covering a variety of ship safety measures, including conventions on load lines and facilitation of maritime traffic. Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the U.K., Sergei Aleinik, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at IMO headquarters in London on December 5 to deposit the instruments of accession.


  5. Japanese leader Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | West Hawaii Today

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leader of his country to go to the site of the Japanese attack that propelled the United States into World War II. Monday's unexpected announcement came two days before the 75th anniversary of the attack and six months after Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the memorial in Hiroshima for victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of that city at the end of the same war.


  6. White House: 9/11 law permits US attacks on extremistsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago |

    In this photo taken Sept. 22, 2016, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington.


  7. Pop-up event at Kudo Society Cafe in Palisades Park1 hour, 21 minutes | FoodRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago |

    Pop-up event at Kudo Society Cafe in Palisades Park Cold-brew, sweets and handmade goods on Dec. 10 Check out this story on Kudo Society Cafe in Palisades Park is hosting a holiday pop-up event on Dec. 10 featuring Laia Baby, a company that makes handmade baby accessories and benefits North Korean refugee women. Enjoy sweets, sip Kudo Society's signature cold-brew coffee and pick up a few handmade baby gifts, such as socks, headbands, bibs, swaddles and more, for the holidays.


  8. Transport - a pivotal sector in Asia and the Pacific's journey to sustainabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | Turkish Daily News

    Transport is a key contributor to economic growth, prosperity and to societal well-being. Physical links across Asia and the Pacific have increasingly improved through years of steady investments in the Asian Highway, a project endorsed by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific commission at its 48th session in 1992 to promote intergovernmental agreements to develop a regional highway network, and the Trans-Asian Railways, as well as through the facilitation of land transport projects.


  9. Letter from the President -- Supplemental 6-month War Powers LetterRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | The White House

    I am providing this supplemental consolidated report, prepared by my Administration and consistent with the War Powers Resolution , as part of my efforts to keep the Congress informed about deployments of U.S. Armed Forces equipped for combat. In furtherance of U.S. counterterrorism efforts, the United States continues to work with partners around the globe, with a particular focus on the U.S. Central Command's and U.S. Africa Command's areas of responsibility.


  10. Trump's loose talk has global reachRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | Seattle Times

    What would happen if a president talked to world leaders in the same explosive patter Donald Trump perfected on the campaign trail? You can get a clue from the off-the-cuff phone talks the president-elect has been holding with foreign leaders since winning the election. These freewheeling calls have veered from insulting to astonishing and raised questions about U.S. policy shifts that Trump seems not to have intended.


  11. First Japanese leader in 75 years since the attack will visit Pearl HarborRead the original story w/Photo

    43 min ago | The Wave

    ... Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) on the sidelines of the 2016 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on November 19, 2016 at the Swissotel Lima in Lima, Peru. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Tass/Abaca ...


  12. How to stand up to China? Mongolia's got a playbookRead the original story

    46 min ago | Cortez Journal News

    The day before the Dalai Lama's November 18 trip to Mongolia, Beijing issued a "strong demand" to its neighbor to cancel the visit of the "anti-Chinese separatist" or face consequences.


  13. Barack Obama, Joe BidenRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | KRQE Albuquerque

    The White House shed new light Monday on the legal foundations for President Barack Obama's expansive use of U.S. military power to target extremists overseas, in a report that also offered the first confirmation that the U.S. now deems the al-Shabab group in Somalia to be inherently linked to al-Qaida. In a 60-page report obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its public release, expected Monday, the administration said it believes the U.S. can target al-Shabab, which seeks to establish a strict Islamic emirate, under a law Congress passed in 2001 just after the Sept.


  14. Bergdahl seeks pardon from ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | WPMT-TV York

    Former American prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is asking President Barack Obama to grant him a pardon for charges he faces after leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009, according to White House and Justice Department officials.


  15. Once Booming, Mongolia's Economy Veers From Riches To RagsRead the original story

    52 min ago | National Public Radio

    A scrapped automobile serves as a playground for the children of Gankhuyag, a former herder who lives in a ger or tent on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, the capital. The family moved here a few years ago when Gankhuyag started work as a porter.


  16. Fault near Kathmandu could produce magnitude 8 or greater earthquakeRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Daily Mail

    It's been just over a year since a devastating earthquake ripped through Nepal, killing 9,000 people and destroying some 600,000 structures. Now, experts warn Kathmandu and other areas along the Himalayan Frontal Fault could be due for an even more powerful event.


  17. Skilled human resources key to business growthRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | The Daily Star

    ... for them to run the organisation effectively," he told The Daily Star in an interview in Dhaka recently. He joined the Asia-focused British bank in 2004. He has worked as country head of human resources for the bank in markets including Malaysia, ...


  18. After Castro-5 Nations Where Dictators Still RuleRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Time

    ... from oil. Its economic growth during the high-oil early 2000s turned Kazakhstan into the economic leader in Central Asia, something the government parlayed into a role as a regional political and investment center. The country's key industries ...


  19. Christmas in Armenia – Eastern European Winter TraditionsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Groong

    Christmas in Armenia is a mix of history, tradition, and religious belief. Years of life under the communist regime influenced celebrations too.


  20. Why is China so upset about Trump's Taiwan call -- and could it lead to war?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | UPI

    The fact that Donald Trump is the first U.S. president to have a call with his Taiwanese counterpart in nearly four decades, seriously upsetting China in the process, might come as a shock when you think that Taiwan is the world's 22nd largest economy . The answer as to why this call has taken so long - and has caused so much trouble - is fascinating and goes back years.