China is once again expressing interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and President Obama has indicated that he would entertain the idea of Chinese participation in the bloc.

In its clumsy attempt to absolve President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from responsibility for the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, the New York Times has reignited intense scrutiny and debate over the fiasco and the administration’s lies and cover-ups in its aftermath.

Slovakia will take the last 3 Uighur prisoners (innocent Muslim pilgrims caught in the US invasion of Afghanistan) who've been at Guantanamo since 2002.

Following two suicide bombings in the city of Volgograd on December 29 and 30 that left 34 people dead, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared, “I am certain that we will fiercely and consistently continue the fight against terrorists until their complete annihilation.”

A recent survey shows that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to military involvement in Afghanistan.

JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for December 30, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

Mohamad Chatah, who served as Lebanon’s Ambassador to the United States from 1997 to 2000, was assassinated on December 27 when a car bomb struck his car in downtown Beirut.

On Christmas Day, more than three dozen civilians in Iraq were reportedly slaughtered in a series of coordinated bombings aimed at Christians. In one of the attacks, a terrorist car bomb went off near a church right after mass, killing 26 and wounding almost 40, officials said. A separate attack moments earlier targeted an outdoor market in the Christian section of Athorien, leaving 11 dead and more than 20 wounded.

With strong support from the Obama administration and over $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds, the United Nations, the Socialist French government, and a coalition of African governments and despots sent thousands of foreign troops into the Central African Republic. 

South Korea’s Nam Jae-Joon disputed the official line that Jang Song-thaek, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle, was executed because he had been plotting a coup.

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