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U.S. forces in Syria will leave the country when local forces are capable of keeping the Islamic State in check on their own, Defense Secretary Mark Esper has said. He made it clear that the enduring defeat of the dreaded terrorist outfit remains the mission of the U.S. forces in Syria. U.S.…

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Finland's Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin will swear in as Prime Minister Tuesday, to become the world's youngest politician to serve in the top post. She was elected Leader of the Social Democratic Party after Prime Minister Antti Rinne resigned last week after losing t…

The Saudi Arabia-led OPEC and a 10-nation coalition led by Russia have agreed to deeper oil production cuts in order to prevent oversupply. The new deal will apply for the first three months of 2020. The oil exporting countries have recommended deepening existing production cuts of 1.2 milli…

The U.S. government has proposed the imposition of 100 percent tariffs on up to $2.4 billion of imported French goods, including champagne, cheese, yogurt and handbags, after it concluded that France's Digital Services Tax, or DST, discriminates against U.S. tech companies. The announcement …

A U.S. citizen was arrested in Los Angeles on his return from North Korea after allegedly providing highly technical information on using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to help the Communist government launder money and evade U.S. sanctions. The Department of Justice said in a stat…

Chinese government has retaliated against President Donald Trump signing the the Hong Kong Rights Bill by denying permission to U.S. aircraft and warships to visit Hong Kong. Beijing also imposed sanctions on a number of U.S.-based pro-democracy, human rights NGOs saying that they support ex…

The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East said the defense forces under him are reset and re-positioned in Eastern Syria and have resumed operations with the Syrian Democratic Forces aimed at defeating the Islamic State. At a news conference outside his headquarters in Baghdad, Lt. …

Chinese government has summoned the U.S. Ambassador to that country to protest against President Donald Trump signing the the Hong Kong Rights Bill, and demanded that Washington should not interfere in China's internal affairs. "China strongly urges the U.S. to correct its mistake and make a…

President Donald Trump has said he will designate Mexican drug cartels as 'Foreign Terrorist Organizations,' which will give the Government more power to effectively deal with the drugs flowing into the United States and killing scores. Trump revealed his plan in a radio interview to conserv…

Trump said new book on him shows "very bad and corrupt people on the other side." As deadly anti-government protests continue to worsen in Iraq, the United States called on the Iraqi Government to hold parliamentary elections and implement political reforms A statement issued by the White Ho…

Starting next week, Polish citizens will be able to apply to travel to the United States for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. Poles were granted this privilege after Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan, in coordination with Secreta…

The United States has begun the process to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, 28 months after President Donald Trump announced his decision saying the global pact was unfair to the world's largest economy. Trump decided to pull the United States out of the Paris climate pac…

The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday released video and photos of the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The grainy video shows airstrikes targeting militants on the ground, who opened fire on U.S. helicopters that were approaching for the attack on Baghdadi's co…

The killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the supreme commander of the most dreaded terrorist organization that posed the biggest threat to the security of the United States as well as other parts of the world, is seen as a major breakthrough for the Trump administration's fight against terrorism…

President Donald Trump has announced that he is lifting sanctions imposed on Turkey as the government informed his administration that it would be stopping their offensive in Syria and making a ceasefire permanent. In a White House news conference on Wednesday, Trump said that a ceasefire al…

Despite losing 20 seats, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party emerged as the largest party in Canada's general election. Trudeau is expected to form a minority government but will require the support of the left-leaning New Democratic Party, or NDP, to pass legislation. The…

Stocks moved sharply higher over the course of the trading session on Friday, extending the strong upward move seen over the two previous sessions. With the rally over the past few sessions, the major averages more than offset the steep drop seen on Monday and Tuesday. The major averages pul…

The 2019 Nobel Prize season started Monday with laureates in Physiology or Medicine announced. This year's prize was awarded jointly to scientists William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. Ani…