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Feb 20 2016

Obama aims to nominate new Supreme Court judge in next few weeks

Jill Biden will attend Justice Scalia's funeral at the Basilica on Saturday". After Scalia died Saturday, Republican leaders, including Mitch McConnell, the Senate's ma...

Feb 20 2016

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Former UN Secretary General, Dies at 93

Washington's then ambassador to the United Nations , Madeleine Albright, argued that Boutros-Ghali had failed to enact reforms needed to make the world body more efficie...

Feb 20 2016

United States increases sanctions against North Korea

Under the bill already passed by Congress, penalties for the sanctionable activities would include the seizure of assets, visa bans and denial of government contracts. Th...

Feb 20 2016

Kurdish militant group TAK claims responsibility for Ankara bombing

Turkey considers both the YPG and the PKK to be terrorist organizations. The group threatened further attacks in Turkey. The YPG's political wing has denied respo...

Feb 20 2016

Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders in first summit to promote economic ties

China and several ASEAN states have conflicting and overlapping claims in the South China Sea, but not all the Southeast Asian nations agree on how to handle them. China ...