James Mattis said Russia, China and Islamist militants were presenting the biggest challenge to the US-led world order since the Second World War.
The vice president winced in shock as Obama announced he was conferring the nation’s highest civil honour on his right-hand-man for eight years.
Started by Bill Clinton and called the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, the decision follows months of negotiations focused on getting Cuba to agree to take back people who had arrived in the US.
Russia has had big plans for Donald Trump.
The divisive votes that both countries witnessed in the last year had several similarities, including the concern they created on rising hate crimes.
Trump’s comments are likely to intensify tensions between the intelligence community and the president-elect.
Retired General James Mattis was meant to testify regarding a congressional waiver he needs to be able to take over as defence secretary.
Ethics lawyers say Trump should follow the precedent of previous presidents and sell his holdings, though it’s not clear that would be easy.
One of several species facing sharp declines, the bumble bee known as Bombus affinis has plunged nearly 90% in abundance since the late 1990s.
Forceful at times and tearful at others, Obama’s valedictory speech in his hometown of Chicago was a public meditation on the many trials the US faces now.
The divergence of democracy and capital will defy reason and politics will become brutal survivalism.
Cuba and US agree to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico days before Donald Trump takes office.
Jared Kushner, married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, is taking the post after receiving legal counsel that doing so would not violate the anti-nepotism law.
With the imminent demise of the Tran-Pacific Partnership Agreement almost certain, there are many lessons to be learnt from the fraudulent free trade deal.
Performance politics has made Donald Trump the new president of the US. But this is far from new to south India, where the mixing of cinema and politics has a long history.
The move comes in protest against a UN Security Council resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building on land Palestinians want for an independent state.
Trump’s signature campaign promise, the wall across the Mexico border, might initially end up being a US Treasury-funded fence.
Esteban Santiago, 26, was taken into custody immediately following the shooting.
Obama’s racial legacy will have all three facets – pride, promise and regret.
Hamza bin Laden, who was declared an Al Qaeda member and Ibrahim al-Banna, a leader of AQAP were added to the list this week.
The slaughter took place from roughly 1904 to 1908, when Namibia was a German colony known as South-West Africa, when the tribal groups rebelled.
North Korea had demonstrated a “qualitative” improvement in its nuclear and missile capabilities after an unprecedented level of tests last year.
The explosion and gunfire outside the main courthouse in Izmir, highlighted the country’s deteriorating security situation.
Trump’s transition team issued a blanket mandate requiring politically appointed ambassadors appointed by Obama to leave their overseas posts by January 20.
Under the new policy, brigade commanders must grant religious accommodations unless the requester’s religious belief is not sincere or the army identifies a specific, concrete hazard.
It will be the first in Obama’s flurry of transfers aimed at sending as many as 19 prisoners to at least four countries before Trump is sworn in.
For the fracking industry, good times will return when Trump is sworn in. In May he launched a plan for the first 100 days of his administration, which included giving a strong boost to the sector.
The Najaf attack, which involved gunmen and a suicide car bomb, followed blasts a day earlier in Baghdad that left 29 people dead.
On Saturday, Trump expressed continued scepticism over whether Russia was responsible for computer hacks of Democratic Party officials.
North Korea tested ballistic missiles at an unprecedented rate last year and Kim Jong Un says they are close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The truce deal, brokered by Russia and Turkey and welcomed by the UN Security Council, has been repeatedly violated since it began, with warring sides trading the blame.
Far from making America great again, Trump is more likely to make America grope again in the darkness of the post-nuclear age.
In the year of Trump, Brexit, intolerance and fear, where can one look to for hope?
Donald Trump praised Putin for refraining from retaliation in a dispute over spying and cyber attacks, in another sign that he plans to patch up relations with Moscow.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said that they will be “calm” when dealing with China, but uncertainties next year will test the self-ruled island.
Although the militants are vastly outnumbered, they have embedded themselves among Mosul residents, hindering Iraqi forces who are trying to avoid civilian casualties.
The drop has been driven by changes in federal and state corrections policies that include drug treatment programs and the sentencing of fewer nonviolent drug offenders to federal prisons.
Lieutenant General Ali Freiji, who was overseeing army operations said that three fronts began advancing on the city centre at 7 am.
After the US imposed fresh sanctions on Russia, a Trump spokesman clarified that he could reverse the Obama’s order on Russia.
Monitors reported clashes between insurgents and government forces along the provincial boundary between Idlib and Hama and other isolated incidents.