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China fires back, announcing tariffs on US planes, cars and soybeans

China is punching back in the escalating trade dispute with the United States, announcing plans for heavy new tariffs on dozens more US goods including aircraft and autos.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela reveals South Africa's uncomfortable truths

In 2010, when Alice Walker was in South Africa to deliver the annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, I was invited to interview the great American writer. It was Walker's first visit to the country, and for reasons I could not ...

Winnie Mandela, South African anti-apartheid activist, dies at 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid activist and former wife of the late President Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 81. The family said in a statement that she passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, ...

This US-bound migrant caravan sparked a Trump tweetstorm

It's part activist march, part humanitarian mission. The images are striking: throngs of Central American migrants crossing Mexico during Holy Week as they make their way north to the US border.

Israel to send more than 16,000 African migrants to Western countries

Israel has agreed to cancel plans to deport thousands of migrants to third countries after striking a deal with the United Nations Refugee Agency. According to the agreement, Israel will send at least 16,250 African migrants to countries in the ...

China pledged to invest $250 billion in the United States. Now what?

In November, President Trump claimed a win when he returned from his Asia tour touting $250 billion in deals with China.

For the First Time Ever, A Black Woman Is the New Face of the $10 Bill in Canada

More than 70 years ago, Viola Desmond stood up for civil rights in Canada when she refused to leave a whites-only section of a theater. Last week, she was honored as the first Black person and a non-royal woman to ...

SoftBank wants to build the world's biggest solar project in Saudi Arabia

SoftBank and Saudi Arabia are planning to cash in on Middle Eastern sunshine by building a $200 billion solar power project in the oil-rich kingdom.

Why Kim Jong Un made a secret trip to China

A surprise visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to China may indicate Pyongyang's need for support from its closest ally ahead of upcoming summits with South Korea and the US.

Venezuela health system in worse condition than expected, according to survey

A survey of 104 health facilities in Venezuela, commissioned by the opposition-controlled National Assembly, paints a grim picture of a collapsed system hurting for even the most essential goods and services.

Free gift? China extends influence in Africa with $32M grant for regional HQ

China raised eyebrows this month by announcing it will give the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) a $31.6 million grant to build a new headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

Three Australian cricketers handed lengthy bans

Australian cricket has handed three of its leading cricketers lengthy bans in an attempt to restore "integrity" and rebuild the reputation of the sport in Australia.

Trump says Xi told him Kim meeting went 'very well'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said on Twitter he received a message from Chinese President Xi Jinping regarding this week's covert visit by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to Beijing.

It's not just Facebook: China's biggest tech stock is getting crushed

Facebook isn't the only big internet business whose stock is taking a beating. Tencent -- the company often referred to as China's Facebook -- has lost more than $70 billion in market value over the past week.

The US needs to borrow almost $300 billion this week

Uncle Sam needs to borrow a ton of money this week — in the middle of a fight with its biggest creditor. The United States plans to sell about $294 billion of debt, according to the Treasury Department. That's the ...