French President Macron has ‘a very direct relationship…

Their first meeting in Brussels was symbolized by a prolonged, white-knuckle handshake -- and months later it appears French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump continue to have forceful exchanges. Macron shed light…

Turkish attack in northern Syria threatens to ignite…

Turkey's military incursion into northern Syria against Kurdish militia opens yet another front in the seven-year Syrian conflict, and risks giving ISIS breathing room just as it was being suffocated. Turkey has long warned that…

Senate to vote at noon on whether to…

The Senate is scheduled to have a key vote at noon Monday on a bill to reopen the government and fund it for three weeks, though it's unclear if this plan will win over enough…

Why Beijing is the best city for enterprising…

It may have a history stretching back 3,000 years, but Beijing is fast becoming today’s modern ‘it’ city. With amazingly fast internet, access to cutting-edge technology like facial recognition software, significant investment in artificial intelligence and an…

Mongolia’s obsession with pine nuts

Halfway up the mountain, Enkhbaatar disappeared. “Enkhbaatar, where are you?” We swivelled, trying to spot his white hat through the tangled branches. This was no place to lose one’s guide. We were only a few…