8 December 2016
Updated 12:30
Politics

US President-elect Donald Trump meets with retired Marine Corps general John Kelly, his pick to head the Department of Homeland Security, on November 20, 2016

Trump stacks top government posts with retired generals

He's not yet finished picking, but President-elect Donald Trump already has named three retired generals to top posts, raising questions as to why there will be so much military brass in cabinet-level jobs.

International relations

Still seeking top diplomat, Trump taunts China

Donald Trump widened his search for Washington's next top diplomat as he pursued his own unorthodox brand of foreign policy with a Twitter broadside aimed at China.

China protests to US after Trump speaks to Taiwan leader

China protested to Washington Saturday after US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy and spoke with the president of Taiwan.

Syrian crisis

First buses take Aleppo residents back to abandoned homes

For much of the past four years, taking a bus between the two sides of Syria's divided second city Aleppo meant an arduous, and sometimes dangerous, 10-hour road trip.

Moscow demands answers after Erdogan vows to oust «tyrant» Assad

The Kremlin on Wednesday demanded an explanation after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara intervened in Syria solely to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

US Economy

President-elect Donald Trump struck a deal with Carrier to keep about 1,100 jobs in Indiana in exchange for $7 million in state tax incentives over 10 years

Trump threats may not stop US offshoring of jobs

President-elect Donald Trump's threats to retaliate against US companies planning to shift operations overseas constitute a new risk for multinationals, but may not sway those already planning to offshore jobs.

US unemployment lowest in 9 years as job creation continues

The US unemployment rate in November fell to its lowest level since August 2007 as the economy continued to add new jobs, all but guaranteeing an interest rate hike this month.

US-Cuba Relations

Thawing relations between Cuba and the US have seen American cruise ships, regular flights and an embassy return to the communist-ruled island

With Castro gone, US presence in Cuba grows

Fidel Castro spent his life combating US capitalism, but by the time he died, American cruise ships, regular flights and even the embassy had returned to the communist-ruled island.

Trump threatens to «terminate» US-Cuba thaw

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday threatened to end the US thaw with Cuba unless Havana makes key concessions, potentially upending the historic rapprochement engineered by the White House, which insists the opening serves American interests.

Trump Administration

Steven Mnuchin, from Wall St. to Hollywood to Washington

Steven Mnuchin is hardly a household name, but the new pick for US Treasury secretary has close ties to Wall Street that could prove a double-edged sword in the current populist era.

Trump picks Treasury secretary, says he'll leave his business

President-elect Donald Trump named Wall Street veteran Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary Wednesday, filling key slots on his economic team even as he announced plans to leave his businesses to avoid any conflict of interest.

Nuclear Iran

CIA chief warns Trump against ripping up Iran deal

CIA director John Brennan warned Wednesday that tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, as US President-elect Donald Trump promised during his election campaign, would be «disastrous».

West prepares to end sanctions as Iran deal adopted

The United States and Europe began preparing to lift the trade sanctions that have hobbled the Iranian economy on Sunday, as a historic nuclear deal came into effect.

«Weaponized» social media

Hillary, pizza and a phony sex scandal: the power of «fake news»

The internet rumor had the makings of a bizarrely sordid scandal involving a top political aide to Hillary Clinton, allegations of pedophilia and a restaurant in an upscale part of Washington.

Trump claims «serious» fraud, says millions voted illegally

President-elect Donald Trump made unsubstantiated claims of serious US voter fraud and said «millions of people» had cast their ballots illegally, offering no evidence for the assertions he put forth on Twitter.

Saudi Arabia

Let women drive, urges Saudi prince

An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince wants an «urgent» end to his country's ban on women driving, saying overturning the law was a matter of women's rights and economic necessity.

Iraq crisis

Growing fears of IS use of weaponised drones

The Mosul battle in Iraq has seen the Islamic State group increasingly resort to weaponised drones, which Western governments fear could lead to a new type of attack at home.

Iraq militias train sights on key IS-held town near Mosul

Iraqi militia fighters peered from a front line position at Tal Afar, a town still held by jihadists, as sniper bullets rang overhead and mortar rounds crashed nearby.

Fidel Castro's death

Trump says Castro was «brutal dictator» who oppressed his people

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday called Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro a «brutal dictator,» but made no overt mention of earlier threats to roll back a historic rapprochement with the communist island nation.

White House extends «hand of friendship» to Cuban people after Castro death

President Barack Obama on Saturday said the United States is extending «a hand of friendship to the Cuban people» following the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Fidel Castro's death

With Castro's death, US loses last Cold War enemy

With the death of Fidel Castro, the United States has lost its last great Cold War enemy, a leader who long ago passed the baton to his brother and sat on the sidelines during his country's historic rapprochement with its old foe.

India

Twelve arrested in India baby trafficking ring

Twelve people have been arrested in eastern India for trafficking newborn babies, who were smuggled out of clinics in biscuit boxes, police said Thursday.

DIARIO TV

Chapecoense, the video of the last party before the tragedy

Brazil has decreed three days of national mourning for the death of 75 people, mostly members of the football team Chapecoense, in the plane crash near Medellin, leading the team to Colombia to play the final of the Copa Sudamericana against Atletico Nacional.

Chernobyl, a new sarcophagus for the nuclear power plant

29/11/2016 21:18:35

The homage of Cuba to Fidel Castro

28/11/2016 15:25:57

Turkey car bombing in Adana. The chaos after the explosion

24/11/2016 09:39:17

Colombia takes off the «Biofashion»: the clothes are of leaves and flowers

21/11/2016 17:11:03

Life & Style

(L-R) The 2016 Kennedy Center Honorees: pianist Martha Argerich; actor Al Pacino: singer Mavis Staples; musician James Taylor; members of the Eagles: Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh participate in a reception at The White House

(L-R) The 2016 Kennedy Center Honorees: pianist Martha Argerich; actor Al Pacino: singer Mavis Staples; musician James Taylor; members of the Eagles: Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh participate in a reception at The White House

Bittersweet gala honors Pacino, Eagles, Taylor

Al Pacino, The Eagles, James Taylor, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples and Argentine pianist Martha Argerich were celebrated for their lifetime achievements at the last major arts gala attended by President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

On new album, John Legend considers love and darkness

John Legend has become known as a modern master of the balla...

Mocked for his tweets, Trump fires back -- on Twitter

President-elect Donald Trump has reacted to a comedy sketch ...

Sports

Tom Brady piloted the New England Patriots to a 26-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, his 201st NFL triumph breaking the all-time record for wins by a quarterback

Tom Brady piloted the New England Patriots to a 26-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, his 201st NFL triumph breaking the all-time record for wins by a quarterback

Patriots' «walking legend» Brady seizes all-time NFL win mark

Tom Brady piloted the New England Patriots to a 26-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, his 201st NFL triumph breaking the all-time record for wins by a quarterback.

Tiger «not quite there» but still eyes major record

Tiger Woods sees daily progress in his return from a 16-mont...

Russell Westbrook shines, Golden State Warriors roll on in NBA

Russell Westbrook secured his eighth triple-double of the se...

SciTech

Rumors about Apple's ambitions in the transportation sector have circulated for years

Rumors about Apple's ambitions in the transportation sector have circulated for years

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars.

Big data helped Trump even after he scorned it

Donald Trump derided the use of data and technology tools fo...

Android malware steals million Google accounts: researchers

Malicious software designed to attack Android smartphones ha...

Health

A cobra is displayed at the Irula snake-catchers cooperative on the outskirts of Chennai

A cobra is displayed at the Irula snake-catchers cooperative on the outskirts of Chennai

The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes.

California hospitals take obesity fight to supermarkets

Enter a US supermarket and the dilemma is all-too common: Wi...

HIV treatment soars, but young African women suffer: UN

The number of HIV-infected people taking anti-retroviral med...