California Gov. Gavin Newsom kicks off El Salvador tour to offer alternative to Trump’s ‘demoralizing’ rhetoric

California Gov. Gavin Newsom arrived in El Salvador on Sunday to begin a four-day trip to learn more about the root causes fueling migration to the U.S. and offer an alternative to what he regards as President Trump’s "demoralizing" rhetoric about the Central American nation.

Children of Jamal Khashoggi receiving homes, ‘blood money’ from Saudis: report

Saudi Arabia has given multimillion-dollar homes and monthly five-figure payments to the children of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post writer who was killed in a Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last October, as compensation for their father’s death, according to reports.

Philippines president jokes about sex assault during speech

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has earned a reputation for incendiary rhetoric, drew widespread condemnation on Saturday after admitting that he sexually abused his housemaid when he was a teenager – despite his office later claiming it was a joke, The New York Times reported.

After Trump urging, Japan announces plan to bolster defense with purchase of 147 F-35s

Japan’s government on Tuesday approved its first aircraft carrier and various increases in its military defense capabilities amid pressure from the Trump administration to spend "massive amounts" on American military defense products to lower its trade surplus with the U.S., The Wall Street Journal reported.

5 arrested, suspected extremist still on loose after Strasboug shooting: report

Five people have been detained in connection with a manhunt for a suspected extremist who fatally shot three and wounded 11 near a Christmas market in Strasbourg Tuesday evening before fleeing the scene.