Iran rules out review of nuclear deal despite U.S. concerns
U.S. President-elect Trump has expressed displeasure with the nuclear pact.
MH370 families say search for the missing plane must continue
The search for the missing plane was suspended on Tuesday.
No ban for Germany’s far-right NPD, Constitutional Court rules
Court President Andreas Vosskuhle said that the party’s radical ideology was not enough to merit a ban.
Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia
Officials played down any link between the operation and NATO concerns over Russia.
Trump says Brexit to be a great thing, wants deal with UK
“I think Brexit is going to end up being a great thing,” the President-elect said.
Bahrain executes 3 convicted in deadly police attack
The executions were carried after a top court rejected an appeal filed by the three.
Abbas meets Pope for Palestinian embassy opening in Vatican
The Vatican City officially recognised Palestine as a sovereign state in 2016.
Trump accuses Democrats, Republicans of plotting against him
“Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives both Democrats and Republicans – fake news!”
Judge denies bail for Volkswagen executive arrested over emissions scandal
Volkswagen this week admitted guilt and agreed to pay $4.3 billion to the U.S. government.
Finally, Trump concedes Russia hacked into U.S. election
Mr. Trump denied that he had links with Russia.
Heathrow airport sets new record with 76 million passengers in 2016
Heathrow Airport, the world’s sixth-busiest airport, handled 1.5 million tonnes of cargo in 2016, a rise of 3 per cent.
U.S. ship fires warning shots at Iranian Guard boats
The crew of the U.S. ship attempted to make contact with the Iranians over the radio, but received no response, an official said.
WikiLeaks rejects U.S. intelligence report that Russia leaked materials
“U.S. intelligence services have been politicised by the Obama administration,” Julian Assange said.
Thailand moves closer to death penalty for corrupt politicians
Thailand last carried out the death penalty in August 2009.
Syrian govt. ready to negotiate on ‘everything’, Assad says
But Mr. Assad says it is up to the Syrian people to elect their president.
Former Iranian president dies of heart attack – State Media
Rafsanjani was an influential figure in Iran, and headed the Expediency Council.
Flight MH370: Malaysia to round off search in two weeks
“We hope we can find the plane and we pray hard that the search will bear fruit on how to locate MH370.”
Obama outlines achievements, regrets in goodbye memo
Mr. Obama would deliver his farewell address on January 10 “to say thank you” to Americans.
Obama releases Guantanamo Bay detainees against Trump’s wish
Four more detainees were released.
U.S. House breaks with Obama, condemns UN resolution on Israeli settlements
The U.S. allowed a UN resolution to pass by abstaining.