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In a vote which should rattle the Trump administration for multiple reasons, on December 13 the U.S. Senate voted to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in its savage war on Yemen.
As proof grows that the U.S. is being probed for cyberattacks on its utility systems, a just-released government study shows precisely how unprepared the country is for what might happen even the case of a natural disaster.
With 164 countries having finally agreed on a much-needed common set of policies for dealing with global migration, why is there such unease about this pact’s final form?
A new law passed in Australia’s parliament on December 6 allows the Australian government to force both local and international technology companies to turn over encrypted communications on demand.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), Center for Food Safety (CFS), and two other plaintiffs have sued the Governor and Attorney General of Kansas, claiming Kansas’ notorious Ag-Gag law is unconstitutional.
The arrest in Canada of Huawei Technologies’ Chief Financial Officer Wanzhou Meng on December 1 at the request of the U.S. has thrown Canada into the middle of the escalating China-U.S. international dispute.
How quickly bureaucrats forget who their real boss is supposed to be.
In advance of this week’s meeting of the OPEC nations, Qatar announced it will leave the oil producing nations’ cartel after almost 60 years.
The current heads of state for the US, Canada, and Mexico may have signed off on the draft USMCA agreement at the G20 summit, but that’s a far cry from saying the three countries’ legislatures are going to approve it.
Talks between Chinese President Xi Jingping and Donald Trump during the G20 Buenos Aires summit concluded with verbal agreements to postpone further tariffs from either side for a period of 90 days.
A Federal Judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration’s throttling of government grants to regions with “sanctuary cities” is unconstitutional.
Under Trump, civilian military oversight experts are making a run for the exits, dangerously leaving defense policy decisions in the hands of generals and the war industry.
In a surprising use -- and possible abuse -- of power at the Canadian border, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has banned a Canadian cannabis business investor from entering the U.S. for life, just for coming to attend a completely legal cannabis conference.
It took the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi to make it happen, but Germany has finally taken one of the toughest stances anywhere against the Arab nation.
Two countries forced the first-ever blockage of a joint communique' following meetings this weekend by member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization.
Though a Federal judge did force the White House to give back a CNN journalist’s press pass, the First Amendment was not the reason. (Updated at 4:15 pm EST on November 19.)
The current Sri Lankan President’s brazen bid to seize control of the government was just shut down by its Supreme Court.
On November 24, what might seem to be a straightforward national referendum in Taiwan on changing the country’s Olympic name from “Chinese-Taipei” to “Taiwan” could drive China to tough actions against the island nation.
Djibouti was just approved by the World Bank for a $20 million International Development Association (IDA) package to improve living conditions for the country's residents who are living in deprived urban regions.
Though Donald Trump claims undecided races in Arizona, Georgia, and Florida are rigged against Republicans, somehow democracy may eventually emerge as the real winner for all three states. [With updated information as of November 12 at 11:30 pm]
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday against the White House plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, setting up a probable Supreme Court fight in the spring.
Under the cover of a national focus on the mid-term elections, the White House re-imposed tight economic sanctions on Iran while still allowing 8 nations to buy oil from the country.