China reveals plan to become world's biggest superpower within 30 years

President Xi Jinping opens National Congress with plan to make the nation a 'global leader'


China says no excuses for foreign officials meeting Dalai Lama

BEIJING (Reuters) - Foreign leaders can't think they can get away with meeting exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama just because they are doing it in a personal capacity, as they still represent their government, a senior Chinese official said o


Senate Republicans Finally Got Something Done. They Should Thank Steve Bannon

Without delivering on the promise to cut taxes, GOP lawmakers feared handing Bannon ammo as he prepared a slate of rabble-rousing challengers


Peru approves medical cannabis

The vote in congress makes Peru the sixth country to legalise cannabis in Latin America.


U.S. House to vote on non-nuclear Iran sanctions next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on new sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and on Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, senior House Republicans said on Friday, seeking to take a tough line against

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Trump feud continues as Florida congresswoman calls John Kelly a liar

Frederica Wilson says Kelly lied about her during press briefing on ThursdayKelly called Wilson an ‘empty barrel’ and lashed out over condolence callFrederica Wilson, the Democratic congresswoman who criticized Donald Trump’s call to t


'We will be shutting the door on an entire generation': In a letter to congress, Harvard, Yale, and Stanford urge protection for undocumented students

Hundreds of colleges and universities signed a letter urging Congress to "pass a long-term legislative fix as soon as possible to protect Dreamers."


Republicans could now unexpectedly try to 'steamroll' Trump's massive tax plan through Congress

With the Senate budget passage, Republicans and Trump are setting up a mad dash to get their massive tax reform package through Congress as quickly as...


Another South American country is loosening restrictions on marijuana use

The decision comes after mothers were caught making cannabis oil to treat their epileptic children.


Congress is demanding answers over the Niger ambush that killed 4 American soldiers

Members of Congress demanded answers two weeks after an ambush in Niger killed four US soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas.


Peru Congress passes bill to legalize medical marijuana

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana late on Thursday with a 68-5 vote in favor of allowing cannabis oil to be produced, imported and commercialized.


Jordan Klepper wants to point out the real-world forgery in the White House

Forget Melania's alleged body double. There's a real set of frauds, Klepper says


Russia says Syria is getting close to a congress of all ethnic groups

Putin mentioned the idea of holding such a congress at a forum with foreign scholars on Thursday.


Amid South Korea freeze, China says cultural exchanges take the temperature

BEIJING (Reuters) - Cultural exchanges between countries need to consider the "temperature" of popular opinion and how people feel about each other, a senior Chinese official said on Friday, amid a freeze in cultural ties with South Korea over an anti-mis


China 2017 movie box office revenues expected to be $8.3 billion

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's movie box office revenue is expected to reach 55 billion yuan ($8.31 billion) in 2017, the media regulator said on Friday.


Only half of Australians consider daily sunscreen use safe, survey finds

Cancer Council says 17% of people worry sunscreens contain unhealthy ingredients, and 20% fear its effect on vitamin D Only just over half of Australians believe it is safe to use sunscreen every day, a Cancer Council survey has found amid increasing sign


The Pentagon Is Being Pressed for Details on the Deadly Attack on U.S. Troops in Niger

Congress is demanding to know what went wrong and why the U.S. was caught by surprise


Senators to introduce bill for new online political ad disclosures

A bipartisan trio of senators is unveiling legislation Thursday that would place new disclosure requirements on political advertisements in an effort to combat the kind of election meddling that Russia engaged in during the 2016 election campaign.


Ohio Man Could Be The First Rabbi In Congress

“I’m doing this for the same reason that drove me to become a rabbi 37 years ago,” said Rabbi Robert Barr.


Capitol Hill is making a mess on Wikipedia

At least one anonymous person with a Capitol Hill internet connection is making near constant edits on Wikipedia, dropping trolling messages into several articles in front of an online audience.


GAO opens door for Congress to review leveraged lending

NEW YORK (IFR) - The investigative arm of Congress has decided that US bank guidelines on leveraged lending are subject to Congressional review, clearing the way for them to possibly be overturned.


Republican Tiberi to leave Congress in January: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Pat Tiberi announced his retirement on Thursday from the House of Representatives, saying he will leave by Jan. 31 and not seek re-election in his Ohio district, becoming the latest in a string of Repu


Motorola's New Moto Mod Adds Amazon Alexa Speaker To Its Smartphones

Motorola has announced a new Moto Mod for its Moto Z smartphones that brings Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. Called the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa, the new Moto Mod allows users to experience Alexa like they have an Amazon Echo speaker wh

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