PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s supports a bill that would legalise Israeli settlement homes on private Palestinian land in the West Bank.
While the lack of an apology could disappoint some US war veterans, Abe hopes the visit will showcase the tight alliance between the former foes.
Beyond the challenges posed by president-elect Donald Trump, Mexico has its own issues with border security, 3,000 kilometres to the south.
Matteo Renzi has promised to resign if he does not win a December 4 referendum on constitutional reform.
Looking back on the life of the Cuban communist and revolutionary and the astonishing impact he had on not just Cuba or Latin America but the whole world.
Trump’s challenge is to resolve the tensions between the two parts of his world view – ‘America First’ and ‘strong man’ belief – and implement a coherent foreign policy that is acceptable to the American public.
Trump vowed to withdraw from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on his first day in office, calling it “a potential disaster for our country”.
The two men spoke about Syria and Ukraine for about four minutes, in what is likely to be their last in-person meeting before Obama leaves office.
With Donald Trump’s victory in the US and the rise in support for right-wing parties across Europe, some see Merkel as a bastion of Western liberal values.
“Wait until the administration is in place, it’s actually putting its policies together, and then you can make your judgments as to whether or not it’s consistent with the international community’s interest in living in peace and prosperity together.”
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced his resignation on Thursday, ending a six-year tenure as the top US spy.
Japan’s leadership has been nervous about the future of an alliance that is core to Tokyo’s diplomacy and security.
There is concern amongst European leaders that Trump might move in the opposite direction regarding the sanctions after his inauguration on January 20.
The Gender Beat: US LGBT Community Fears Backlash After Trump Victory; Tinder Adds 37 New Gender Identity Options
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality.
What is tolerance if not the patience to accept that there may be some people whose views deserve criticism by our standards but whom we do not give up on and regard as evil?
President Obama warned against a rise in nationalism and said a backlash against globalisation had stoked populist movements at home and abroad.
His warm words for Trump contrasts starkly with the abuse he poured on incumbent Barack Obama, who he told repeatedly to “go to hell”.
The bombardment appeared to mark the end of a pause in strikes on targets inside the city declared by Syria’s government and Russia on October 18.
According to John Kerry, Yemen’s Houthi group and the Saudi-led coalition agreed to a ceasefire from Thursday.
Obama said the free-wheeling Trump could not be as outspoken as he was during the long and bitter campaign that ended last week with the Republican’s surprise win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The moral and political decay within both the Democrat and Republican establishments is symptomatic of the crumbling US-led, post-1945 world order.
Protesters have decried Trump’s campaign rhetoric about illegal immigrants, Muslims, women, as well as allegations that he sexually abused women.
One party deciding to withdraw would not call the agreement into question, Morrocco’s foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar told a news conference.
Trump, who calls global warming a hoax and has promised to quit the Paris Agreement, was considering ways to bypass a theoretical four-year procedure for leaving the accord, according to sources.
Farage wrote on Twitter,”I’m confident he will be a good President.”
Trump’s proposals will undo much of Obamacare’s progress, leaving no room to reduce the cost or improve the effectiveness of American health insurance.
Trump also could seek changes to other provisions of the law, such as a tax on medical device makers that is due to take effect in 2020.
Donald Trump has campaigned at times to dismantle Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and to reimpose sanctions Obama eased on Cuba and has also disagreed with foreign policy decisions that included the way Obama has deployed troops abroad to combat Islamist militant groups.
Council on American-Islamic Relations called on the president-elect to denounce the attacks against minorities that have been occurring throughout the country since he won the election.
After the Obama years, Americans were itching to go back to their roots
Donald Trump has fused economic worries, racial and gender resentment into a politics of fear and revenge, a tactic that is not new to the Republican Party.
In spite of rapprochement with the US, Cuban president Raúl Castro has put his reform agenda on hold. Why the delay?
Inviting the American ambassador to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is bound to provoke China.
The reopening of the probe into Clinton’s email server is re-energising Donald Trump’s voters while potentially depressing the Democratic Party base.
The arrival of Tom Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and an expert on Latin America, may help spur negotiations between the two sides.
Trump also rapped on the negotiation abilities of Clinton after her open criticism of Vladimir Putin and the deteriorating ties with Philippines.
Open societies today have become susceptible to misinformation that instigates intimidation, discrimination and violence against vulnerable groups, even in strong democracies with press freedom and a vibrant marketplace of ideas.
Trump said he would accept “a clear election result,” but reserved the right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result.
Duterte’s efforts to engage China, months after a tribunal ruling in the Hague over South China Sea disputes, marks a reversal in foreign policy.
Police made 29 arrests at the rally while at least 10 people were taken to hospital after being hit by the police van.