US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo cease-fire

After capturing the old city of Aleppo , Syrian forces entered the historic citadel of Aleppo on Wednesday, meeting with a military unit that has been besieged in the time-honored place, a military source told Xinhua. Syria's government has said it will not agree to any ceasefire without a guarantee of a full rebel withdrawal from Aleppo , while key opposition factions have rejected any talk of leaving the city.

EU Brexit negotiator says talks will be less than 2 years

Negotiators will also have less time than they thought to strike a deal, Barnier said. "At the beginning, the two years included the time for the council to set guidelines and to authorise negotiations". "Asking for a plan setting out the objectives is not to seek to undermine the UK's negotiating hand nor is it to seek a running commentary, but it is in fact to have clarity, scrutiny and accountability", he said.

Markets Right Now: US stocks open slightly lower

United States futures pointed to a higher opening on Wall Street after Wednesday's rally as investors continued to be buoyed by President-elect Donald Trump's proposed stimulus policies. The price of oil slumped after a 4-day rally. Drug distributor McKesson sank $6.44, or 4.4 percent, to $138.96. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 3 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,215.

Dashcam video from 2 police cruisers has been viewed by jury

The defense's main argument for a mistrial was based on yesterday's testimony from 59-year-old Felicia Sanders, a survivor of the attack and the mother of 23-year-old Tywanza Sanders and the niece of 87-year-old Susie Jackson, both whom were killed in front of her.

Trump voter lost her home to new Treasury secretary

Trump transition officials boasted that the Carrier deal was an early down payment on his campaign promises to restore manufacturing jobs and that his team - namely Treasury secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin and commerce secretary nominee Wilbur Ross - had the business savvy necessary to help kick the US economy into overdrive.

White House pushes back on Trump's Taiwan move

White House pushes back on Trump's Taiwan move

The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after Trump's phone call with Tsai, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing. The phone conversation between Tsai and Trump came days after China backed new United Nations sanctions on North Korea. Yes, the USA needs China as part of its effort to prevent North Korea's youthful dictator from firing off one missile too many and in the wrong direction.