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Best new building in the world unveiled

Associated Press - 2 hours 27 min ago
What and where is the world's best new building? Today, the judges of the 2018 RIBA International Prize have announced that it's a pair of school boarding houses (named "Children Village") set in a remote rural location on the fringes of enormous rice fields in Brazil's tropical Tocantins province some 370 miles north east of Brasília and 930 miles from the sea.
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Top Republicans slam Trump for statement backing Saudi Arabia

Associated Press - 2 hours 55 min ago
Top Senate Republicans slammed President Donald Trump for his statement backing Saudi Arabia in the wake of the death and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Britain's May seeks to cut deal on future EU ties in Brussels

Reuters - 2 hours 56 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Brussels on Wednesday to attempt to agree a blueprint of Britain's post-Brexit ties with the European Union, which the bloc's diplomats said was being held up by disagreements over Gibraltar, fisheries and trade.
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Charges dropped in first federal genital mutilation case in US

Associated Press - 2 hours 59 min ago
A Detroit judge has dropped nearly all the charges against a Michigan doctor accused of performing female genital mutilation on at least nine underage girls, according to court documents.
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Smearing Soros to stoke hate: You too, Facebook?

Associated Press - 3 hours 8 min ago
The calls came fast, all with the same question: Is it true you are funded by George Soros? I was dismayed. I run a national racial justice organization, and a story had just broken that named us in a controversy. The New York Times reported that Facebook had sought to deflect blame for its role in empowering far right hate speech by, in fact, employing a right-wing media company to spread a soft, sanitized version of that same hate speech. And instead of holding Facebook accountable for that, these reporters just wanted me to confirm whether Soros was a funder.
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Harry Potter casts a spell on Singapore airport

Associated Press - 3 hours 17 min ago
You wouldn't think that an airport regularly named as the world's best would need any extra magic to help attract air passengers, but Singapore Changi is turning to young wizard Harry Potter for help.
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Turkey may seek U.N. inquiry if Saudi cooperation reaches impasse

Reuters - 3 hours 21 min ago
Turkey is not entirely satisfied with the level of cooperation it is receiving from Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and may seek a formal United Nations inquiry if its liaising with Riyadh comes to an impasse, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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Venezuela's former treasurer took $1 billion in bribes: U.S. prosecutors

Reuters - 3 hours 39 min ago
Venezuela's former national treasurer admitted receiving over $1 billion in bribes as part of illicit foreign currency operations that involved a local television mogul now indicted in U.S. courts, according to U.S. court documents unsealed on Tuesday.
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It's Thanksgiving, but America's family fights are nothing new

Associated Press - 3 hours 41 min ago
It's Thanksgiving again. And yet again, families will gather around the dinner table to talk turkey, football ... and politics. I hope that as we do, we try to keep things in perspective.
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Putin ally a candidate to head Interpol

Associated Press - 3 hours 44 min ago
CNN's Brian Todd reports on an ally of Russian President Putin that may soon be elected to head Interpol, and Putin opponents are worried.
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Canada threatens to legislate end to strike by mail workers

Reuters - 3 hours 51 min ago
The Canadian government on Tuesday said it was prepared to legislate an end to a series of strikes by postal workers that is threatening to disrupt deliveries over the Christmas season.
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Pompeo tells Seoul nuclear progress must not lag better Korea ties

Reuters - 3 hours 54 min ago
The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.
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Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN rebel leader under Interpol notice

Reuters - 3 hours 56 min ago
Colombia's government has asked Cuba to capture ELN rebel commander Nicolas Rodriguez, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, a sign peace talks with the insurgent group are unlikely to resume soon.
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G20 host Argentina's security nightmare: unrest and anarchists

Reuters - 4 hours 20 min ago
Argentina vowed on Tuesday to crack down on any anarchists and anti-capitalist protesters who try to disrupt next week's Group of 20 gathering in Buenos Aires, saying it was working with foreign governments to identify and block entry to potential trouble-makers.
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Former Michigan State president charged with lying to police in Nassar investigation

Associated Press - 4 hours 28 min ago
The former president of Michigan State University has been charged with lying to police in the investigation of former USA Gymnastics and university doctor Larry Nassar.
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Criticism mounts as Interpol set to elect Russian as president

Reuters - 4 hours 32 min ago
International police body Interpol is expected to elect a senior Russian official as its next president on Wednesday, in a move that has provoked alarm in Europe and the United States about the risk of Kremlin meddling.
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Turkey foreign minister-Russian defense system buy cannot be canceled

Reuters - 4 hours 42 min ago
Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Turkey is a done deal and cannot be canceled, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, adding that Ankara needs further defense procurement that could be bought from the United States.
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Analysis: Trump's Saudi support highlights brutality of 'America First' doctrine

Associated Press - 4 hours 49 min ago
It is the Trump doctrine laid bare.
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Ohio Democrat Marcia Fudge says she will back Pelosi for House speaker

Associated Press - 4 hours 56 min ago
Rep. Marcia Fudge -- an Ohio Democrat who had been weighing a potential run for House speaker -- announced on Tuesday that she will instead endorse Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for the job, effectively removing one of Pelosi's more prominent potential challengers so far.
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