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PM May: Britain Open to 'Different Relationship' With Russia

Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Monday Britain is "open to a different relationship" with Russia if Moscow takes a new path and stops "attacks" that undermine international treaties and security. Just a year ago, May used her annual speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet to accuse Moscow of military aggression and of meddling in elections, some of her strongest criticism even before the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury. This year, she will tell London's financial center… Read Full Article

US to Saudi Prince: Khashoggi Killers to Be Held to Account

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday the U.S. will hold accountable all those involved in the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist, in a telephone call that also took in the conflict in Yemen. The killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul and the war in Yemen, which has pushed the country to the brink of famine, are two of the main sources of strain in the decades-old alliance between Washington and Riyadh. Prince… Read Full Article

Fighting Breaks Out in Streets of Key Yemen Port

Fighting has broken out in the streets of Yemen's key port Hodeidah between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition forces. A pro-Yemeni military official said Sunday the forces aim to "purge" the city of the rebels, who control the port, where nearly all food, medicine, and other supplies for civilians are delivered. Humanitarian workers fear a disruption of those deliveries could mean mass starvation in a country already on the brink of famine. The Saudis accuse the Houthis of… Read Full Article

Potions of Yore Preserved in Small US Museum

The wizards in the world of Harry Potter made regular use of dragon's blood, mandrake root and devil's snare for potions and spells. In the real world, healers and midwives also used creepy-named plants for medicinal purposes, and they didn't need to visit Hogwarts to get them. They could be purchased at an ordinary apothecary (a pharmacy or drugstore). Today, one of the best preserved apothecaries in the United States has been turned into a museum in historic Alexandria, Virginia, and… Read Full Article

Potions of Yore Preserved in Small US Museum

Dragon's blood, mandrake root and devil's snare were used for potions and spells in the Harry Potter series. But in real life, the creepy-named plants were used for medicinal purposes and could be purchased at an apothecary, also known as a pharmacy. Today, one of the best preserved apothecaries in the United States has been turned into a small museum in historic Alexandria, Virginia. Deborah Block reports.

Official: Trump, Erdogan Discuss Khashoggi Response

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed how to respond to the killing last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a White House official said on Sunday. The conversation took place during a Saturday dinner with heads of state and government gathered in Paris to mark the World War I Armistice centenary. Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate by a team sent from Riyadh… Read Full Article

Alibaba Singles Day sales frenzy surpasses records

The Chinese firm's shopping bonanza day saw customers spend a record $30.8bn.

Higgins inaugurated as President of Ireland

Mr Higgins won his second term as President of Ireland in October with 56% of the vote.

Empowered, Emboldened House Democrats Chart Path Forward

Washington is adjusting to an impending power shift after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives in last week’s elections.  Democrats are promising to hold President Donald Trump accountable and protect the Justice Department’s Russia probe, but are also stressing the need to deliver tangible results that address the American people’s everyday concerns. The power shift will come in January, when House Democrats will have the majority they need to investigate the Trump… Read Full Article

Empowered, Emboldened House Democrats Chart Path Forward

Washington is adjusting to an impending power shift after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives in last week’s elections. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, Democrats are promising to hold President Donald Trump accountable and protect the Justice Department’s Russia probe, but also stressing the need to deliver tangible results that address the American people’s everyday concerns.