Daily Archives: December 20, 2016

Berlin Christmas Markets Shut, Others Tighten Security

Berlin Christmas Markets Shut, Others Tighten Security

BERLIN —  Measures follow Monday’s truck rampage in German capital; security stepped up at similar events elsewhere in Germany and abroad Christmas markets in Berlin stayed shut on Tuesday as…

December 20, 2016

December 20, 2016

A look at the best news photos from around the world. http://www.voanews.com/a/december-20-2016-day-in-photos/3643971.html…

Kurdish Militants Claim Attack on Off-duty Turkish Soldiers

Kurdish Militants Claim Attack on Off-duty Turkish Soldiers

A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing over the weekend that killed 14 Turkish soldiers and left dozens more wounded in the city of Kayseri. The…

Euro Slips Further Toward One-to-one With Dollar

Euro Slips Further Toward One-to-one With Dollar

FRANKFURT, GERMANY —  The dollar’s upward march has sent the euro currency to its lowest level in 14 years, easing the financial pressure on traveling Americans but giving European…

Sporadic Clashes Erupt in DRC Capital as Kabila’s Term Ends

Sporadic Clashes Erupt in DRC Capital as Kabila’s Term Ends

U.N. human rights officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say at least 20 people have been killed since Monday in sporadic clashes between protesters and security forces.  President…

China Assesses Future Relations With US Under Trump

China Assesses Future Relations With US Under Trump

ISLAMABAD —  Senior Chinese officials say they hope U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will move quickly to put relations between China and the United States back on track after he…

China’s Xi Seen as Facing Daunting Challenges in 2017

China’s Xi Seen as Facing Daunting Challenges in 2017

BEIJING —  Next year, Chinese President Xi Jinping will face some of his biggest challenges since taking office in 2013, ones that will test his leadership as never before. They include…

Meeting Santa in Lapland

Meeting Santa in Lapland

As Christmas is approaching, Santa’s team is busy everyday in Rovaniemi, Finland, which calls itself his official hometown, near the Arctic Circle. http://www.voanews.com/a/santa…

UN Rights Chief Wants Duterte’s Murder Claims Investigated

UN Rights Chief Wants Duterte’s Murder Claims Investigated

The top human rights official at the United Nations on Tuesday called for an investigation of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte after Duterte claimed he personally killed several alleged criminals. UN…

Wisconsin Governor Asks Trump for More Control Over Refugees

Wisconsin Governor Asks Trump for More Control Over Refugees

MADISON, WISCONSIN —  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker asked President-elect Donald Trump in a letter delivered Tuesday to give his state more authority in determining how many refugees can come from…