New North Carolina governor to face resolute GOP legislature
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:00:57 -0500
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's next governor campaigned on a promise to work if elected on bending back state government's recent right-ward turn, with the repeal of a law limiting LGBT rights near the top of his to-do list.
SKorean president to 'calmly' accept impeachment outcome
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:59:49 -0500
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean lawmakers say President Park Geun-hye is willing to "calmly" accept impeachment if the opposition-controlled parliament votes for her removal this week, but prefers to resign on her own terms.
U.S. seeks to reassure Beijing after Trump call with Taiwan leader
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:56:07 -0500
By Roberta Rampton and Ben Blanchard WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing. The statement from a spokesman for U.S. President Barack Obama highlighted concerns about the potential fallout from Trump's unusual call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday, which prompted a diplomatic protest from Beijing on Saturday.
German factory orders beat forecasts, up strongly in October
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:48:01 -0500
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders were up a far stronger-than-expected 4.9 percent in October compared with the previous month, led higher by orders for cars and vehicle parts.
After mistrial, slain SC motorist's family still confident
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:37:55 -0500
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Relatives of Walter Scott, the black motorist fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop, say they are confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in his death.
Carter: US to return Okinawa land to Japanese government
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:36:43 -0500
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. will give back to the Japanese government nearly 10,000 acres of land on Okinawa that U.S. Marines use for jungle warfare training.
Samsung Group's Lee says to shut group's future strategy office
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:35:26 -0500
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group leader and founding family heir Jay Y. Lee said on Tuesday he will move to abolish the conglomerate's future strategy office in response to criticism about the office's role in the group's business operations.
Djibouti military chief-of-staff visits China amid base building
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:35:26 -0500
A senior Chinese officer has met Djibouti's military chief-of-staff in Beijing and thanked him for supporting China's construction of a military base in the Horn of Africa country, the second such high-level meeting in a month. Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worries in India that it would become another of China's "string of pearls" of military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. In February, China began construction of a logistics base in strategically located Djibouti that will resupply naval vessels taking part in peacekeeping and humanitarian missions off the coasts of Yemen and Somalia in particular.
Merkel seeks new term as leader of German conservatives
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:22:02 -0500
BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel is seeking a new two-year term as leader of her conservative party, following her announcement last month that she will run for a fourth term as German chancellor.
New Jersey state trooper dies of injuries after crash
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:14:49 -0500
MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state trooper and another man were killed in a head-on highway crash.