BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Wednesday urged the United States not to allow representatives of Taiwan to attend U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Source: Top News

(Reuters) – Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU television reported on Wednesday, citing his office chief of staff. Source: Top News

BEIJING (Reuters) – The world needs China and the United States to have a stable and cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, just days before new uncertainty looms with Donald Trump taking office as…

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s pick for U.N. ambassador will echo his condemnation of the world body’s treatment of Israel at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, although offering some praise for an organization the president-elect has disparaged. Source: Politics

Liu He, the top economic adviser to President Xi Jinping, has argued for more open markets. But his agenda could be overwhelmed by fears of fallout from a trade war. Source: World

If President Obama chooses to forge closer military ties with the Kurds for an assault on Raqqa, ISIS’ main stronghold, he risks alienating the Turks. Source: World

Dasho Karma Ura has spent years defining Gross National Happiness. But persuading other nations to adopt an index aimed at spiritual well-being has had its challenges. Source: World

Despite being generally welcomed, the presence of the Marines — shown on Norwegian television dragging their suitcases through the snow — also provoked concerns. Source: World

The authorities in Iran said the target was a camera drone, the second such incident in a month. Source: World

ATLANTA (Reuters) – The daughter of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King marked the holiday that honors her father on Monday by siding with African-American congressman and activist John Lewis over President-elect Donald Trump in an imbroglio that erupted…