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A Former 'Lost Boy' Brings Clean, Safe Water To South Sudan Today marks the five-year anniversary of South Sudan's civil war, one that has left more than 4 million people displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance. © Water for South Sudan South Sudan declared independence in 2011, and Dut is committed to helping the young country grow No longer lost, and with a new determination to help those like his father who had fallen ill because of unsafe drinking water, Dut returned to the United States
US Navy sends ship to Russia’s Far East, reportedly prepares to enter Black Sea An American destroyer sailed off the Russian coast, near the Pacific Fleet base in Vladivostok, in a first such stunt since the Cold War. Another US ship is expected in the Black Sea soon, amid tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The presence of a US destroyer in the area is comparable to a Russian sail-by of San Diego, California or Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Peter the Great Bay ©  Google Maps Washington does not recognize Russia’s territorial claims in the Sea of Japan, with a Navy official telling CNN they far exceed the 12 nautical mile limit guaranteed by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Share it with a friend! Trends: Russia news Russia-US news
In the Middle East, Russia is back Buoyed by success in Syria, Vladimir Putin is cultivating relationships across the spectrum of the region’s divides — and ensuring a long-term Russian role in the process. Erdogan’s decision to purchase Russia’s advanced S-400 missile system, which Moscow says will be delivered next year, offers one example of how their burgeoning relationship could challenge the cohesion of NATO Natalia Abbakumova in Moscow and Ruth Eglash in Jerusalem contributed to this report
Washington should rethink treaty withdrawal threat: China Daily editorial - Opinion Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, watches President Donald Trump, right, walk past him as they gather for the group photo at the start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Nov 30, 2018 In May, the Donald Trump administration announced its decision to withdraw from another key nuclear agreement the Iranian nuclear pact, leaving the multilateral deal in tatters and exacerbating tensions between Teheran and Washington
Veterans Group and Lawmakers Push to Include Female Veterans in the VA's Motto The motto, "To Care for Him," comes from a Lincoln quote but doesn't reflect a changing military force. The motto, To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan, originates from President Lincoln’s second inaugural address, which he delivered on a muddy Pennsylvania Avenue in the last months of the Civil War According to the Military Times, officials from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America have been working with Sen
Fewer People Are Dying from Terrorism Worldwide. But Right-Wing Terror Still Threatens the U.S. But in North America and Western Europe, the threat of right-wing terrorism is growing. People pay their respects at a memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue after a shooting there that saw a gunman who said he wanted all Jews to die left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 29, 2018 The threat of far-right political terrorism, for one, is a growing concern in North America and Western Europe, according to the findings
OPEC, Russia move closer to cutting oil output OPEC and Russia moved closer on Wednesday to agreeing cuts in oil production from next year despite pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to reduce the price of crude. OPEC meets on Thursday in Vienna, followed by talks with allies such as Russia on Friday. OPEC's de facto leader, Saudi… TRUMP RAISES PRESSURE Oil prices have fallen by almost a third since October to around $62 per barrel after Saudi Arabia raised production to make up for the drop in Iranian exports It won’t be called a cut but will effectively mean a cut, which will also be difficult to quantify, McNally said
George HW Bush’s funeral reflected the life of a historic man and president 'The brightest of a thousand points of light,' George W Bush says of his father Israel launched raids against targets in the Gaza strip in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory that caused damage in a southern city, the Israeli army said AFP/Getty 1/50 5 December 2018 The flag-draped casket of former US President George HW Bush is carried by military pallbearers past US President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Hillary Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter as it arrives at his state funeral at Washington National Cathedral Reuters 2/50 4 December 2018 High school students burn a barricade in front of their high school during a demonstration against French government Education reforms AFP/Getty 3/50 3 December 2018 Sully, the service dog of former US President George HW Bush in his final months, lays in front of Bush's casket at the George H Lewis & Sons funeral home in Houston, Texas Courtesy Office of George HW Bush/Reuters 4/50 2 December 2018 Demonstrators march in Brussels to 'claim the climate' as world leaders meet in Poland to discuss the Paris climate agreement targets AP 5/50 1 December 2018 A protester moves to lob a tear gas canister during a protest in Paris today against rising fuel prices Reuters 6/50 30 November 2018 US President Donald Trump, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wave hands in front of other leaders during a family photo at the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina Reuters 7/50 29 November 2018 Firefighters battle a blaze on Fingerfield road at the Deepwater National Park area of Queensland
Afghan peace talks may hinge on tentative U.S.-Pakistan thaw There are signs of a fresh start after months of rancor, but no concrete steps have been taken so far. Khan responded with an indignant tweet saying that the record needs to be put straight on Mr. Trump’s tirade against Pakistan, which he said had suffered more than 75,000 casualties in the war on terrorism The U.S. special representative is scheduled to visit eight countries on his current mission, including Afghanistan, Russia and the United Arab Emirates
Waymo just launched the US's first commercial self-driving taxi service Service limited to city of Phoenix - for now At least 17 people died after the derailment CNA/AFP/Getty 47/50 20 October 2018 US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One after a Make America Great rally in Mesa, Arizona on October 19, 2018 It said the 15-minute, 3-mile drive cost $7.59, a little more than the $7.22 fare offered by Lyft for the same journey
Mortal Engines review: A better adaptation than The Golden Compass but overstuffed with detail The first book in Philip Reeves's fantasy quartet, directed by Peter Jackson protege Christian Rivers, is struggling to do justice to its many concepts Dir; Christian Rivers; Starring: Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Stephen Lang Altitude 16/17 First Man First Man is all about understated heroism Yet, in staying so faithful to Reeve’s world, it soon becomes too heavy a load to bear
Opinion | 2018, as Seen by Five Artists Turning Points asked five artists to select one of their own artworks and describe how it symbolized or reflected 2018. His previous projects have addressed the Rwandan genocide and immigration in the United States, among other topics OpinionHito Steyerl Technology Has Destroyed Reality Dec. 5, 2018 OpinionShirin Neshat When Does Political Art Cross the Line
Global pressure mounts on Saudis as Turkey, US senators and UN turn up heat over Khashoggi murder Analysis: International furore shows no signs of dissipating, says Borzou Daragahi Turkey’s arrest warrants also highlight the failings of the Saudi investigation The secretary general should, with Turkey’s consent, establish an investigative team to report on the responsibility for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, David Kaye, the UN’s special rapporteur on freedom of press, told  The Independent Some of these people, like Graham, have ambitions for the future The Trump era will end sooner or later, those relationships, however, have to endure
Opinion | Putin Must Be Punished Russia can’t be allowed to get away with its brazen aggression against Ukraine. The West needs to act. Opinion KIEV, Ukraine In 2014, for the first time in seven decades, a state sought to redraw Europe’s map by way of military aggression But as the news coverage moved on, Moscow was left to design a new assault: an 12-mile bridge between Russia’s mainland and Crimea Moscow does not even try to deceive the world this time
U.S. Issues Nuclear Ultimatum to Russia The Trump administration and NATO appear to agree on a new strategy to contain Moscow’s new nuclear ambitions. White House policies toward Moscow are under heightened scrutiny amid ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian agents The only way to speak with Russia is also to demonstrate force
'Wolf pack' sex attackers did not gang rape teenager, Spanish appeals court rules 'Male chauvinism is well established in the courts and we must take measures,' leading politician says Instead, his speech was a promise to resist AP 40/50 27 October 2018 First responders surround the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a shooter opened fire, wounding three police officers and killing eleven AP 41/50 26 October 2018 Broward County Sheriff's office have released a photo of Cesar Sayoc, the suspect who was arrested in connection with the pipe bombs that have been sent to several high profile Democrats and critics of President Trump over the course of this week AP 42/50 25 October 2018 East Island in Hawaii has been swallowed by the sea following Hurricane Walaka US Fish and Wildlife Service 43/50 24 October 2018 Police officers stand outside the home of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after a functional explosive device was attemptedly delivered to the couple AP 44/50 23 October 2018 Turkey's President Erdogan today accused Saudi Arabia of plotting the 'savage' murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi AP 45/50 22 October 2018 Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (C) delivers a national apology to child sex abuse victims in the House of Representatives in Parliament House in Canberra on October 22, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks congress over staff salaries and unpaid internships The 29-year-old congresswoman-elect says it is 'unjust' for legislators to earn a living wage while they depend on unpaid interns and underpaid staffers. At least 17 people died after the derailment CNA/AFP/Getty 47/50 20 October 2018 US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One after a Make America Great rally in Mesa, Arizona on October 19, 2018 The organisation also discovered that Senators either paid their interns, offered stipends, or had promised to start offering payment
'These are the cities that will dominate the global economy in the next 15 years' Despite the west’s experience of managing the process of urbanisation, it doesn’t have all the answers The leaders of France and Germany jointly remember the victims of European wars, presenting also a united front in countering global turmoil stoked by US President Donald Trump AFP/Getty 19/50 17 November 2018 People wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' nationwide protest against higher fuel prices, block the Paris-Brussels motorway in Haulchin, France Reuters 20/50 16 November 2018 People hold banners of Jamal Khashoggi during a symbolic funeral prayer for the Saudi journalist, killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October, at the courtyard of Fatih mosque in Istanbul
This is the most powerful passport in the world (it’s not American) The U.S. made it to No. 14 on a ranking from 1 to 193 in terms of ease of access for gaining a second citizenship. Don’t miss: 10 things billionaires won’t tell you The New York-based Human Rights Campaign has the UAE for intolerance of criticism, including the imprisonment of activists accused of insulting the country’s rulers and disrupting public order We Want to Hear from You Join the conversation Comment
As the world's top oil producing nations meet, here are 5 issues on everyone's mind From the lingering backlash over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to the collapsing oil price, this week's meeting in Austria of OPEC and other top oil producing nations is shaping up to be the most important, and most unusual, in years. Not only is Saudi Arabia dealing with the Khashoggi backlash, it's also facing increasing grumbling from other OPEC members that it may be getting a little too cozy with non-OPEC member Russia Plus, there is some chatter that Iraq could pull at Qatar and be the next to quit the cartel, because its goals simply may not align with the rest of the group
Sesame Workshop Now Has $200 Million to Help Refugee Kids, Thanks to Lego Lego donated $100 million to help Sesame Workshop offer education services for refugee children. And yet we know from all of the evidence–from brain science, from epigenetics, you name it–that the most critical time in a child’s development is in those first five years And that when they experience traumatic events and exposure to prolonged stress, it literally debilitates their brain development