Obama, Japan's Abe show solidarity in Pearl Harbor visit

HONOLULU (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a symbolic joint visit to Pearl Harbor to highlight the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance on Tuesday, weeks before Republican Donald Trump takes over at the White…

Trump Tower lobby briefly evacuated over suspicious package

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Police briefly evacuated the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City, home to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, on Tuesday after a suspicious package was discovered, authorities said. Source: Top News

Shinzo Abe at Pearl Harbor: ‘Rest in Peace, Precious Souls of the Fallen’

The text of the Japanese prime minister’s speech at the site of the attack that drew the United States into World War II. Source: World

U.S. accuses Chinese citizens of hacking law firms, insider trading

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three Chinese citizens have been criminally charged in the United States with trading on confidential corporate information obtained by hacking into networks and servers of law firms working on mergers, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. Source:…

Trump taps ex-Bush official Bossert to counter domestic threats

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday selected former Bush administration official Thomas Bossert as a counterterrorism adviser who will focus heavily on cyber threats. Source: Politics

In Bahrain, Arabs and Jews Gather (and Dance) at a Hanukkah Celebration

Video of the gathering in the Muslim-majority monarchy, whose king has sanctioned celebrations of the Jewish holiday, appeared on YouTube. Source: World

Mehdi Karroubi, Iranian Cleric Under House Arrest, Quits Political Party

Mr. Karroubi, who was ordered held for his role in the 2009 Green Movement, said the detention hampered his ability to lead the National Trust Party. Source: World

U.S. appeals court revives Clinton email suit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a new legal development on the controversy over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, an appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling and said two U.S. government agencies should have done more to…

Trump picks his company lawyer for special negotiator: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump has turned to his long-time company’s top lawyer to serve as a special negotiator for trade deals and other talks, Trump’s team said in a statement on Tuesday. Source: Politics

Malta hijack ends peacefully as Gaddafi loyalists surrender

VALLETTA (Reuters) – Hijackers armed with what were probably replica weapons forced an airliner to land in Malta on Friday before freeing all their hostages unharmed and surrendering, having declared loyalty to Libya’s late leader Muammar Gaddafi. Source: Top News