The call is the first known conversation between a U.S. president or president-elect with a Taiwanese leader since 1979. China considers Taiwan a province, and news of the official outreach by Donald Trump is likely to infuriate the regional military and economic power.
For those concerned that the president-elect doesn't have the discipline to deal with the intricacies of foreign policy, he's proving their point by creating a needless headache over a “congratulatory call” with Taiwan's leader.
The approaches of the president and the president-elect offer a contrast: Obama’s success was slow, uneven and policy-driven, whereas Trump appears to be pushing an agenda grounded as much in emotion as economics.
Native Americans and military veterans. Environmentalists and police. Cattle ranchers and lumberjacks. College students and nurses. All have been drawn to a desolate North Dakota prairie, site of an oil pipeline that has become a powerful symbol of heritage and history, progress and oppression, indigenous rights and corporate might.
At least 9 people have been confirmed dead following the massive blaze at a warehouse party on Friday. More than 50 people were inside the building that had been turned into a multi-purpose venue, the Oakland fire chief said.
Pro football’s replay system can fix an overlooked call on a two-yard pass, yet it couldn't do anything about an illegal hit to the head that officials missed on the deciding play of this week’s Vikings-Cowboys game.
The condition that Johanna Watkins suffers from has turned her life into a minefield of allergens, including foods, scents, toothpaste, chemicals, environmental triggers and body odors produced by most people.