Republicans and President Donald Trump are a big step closer to their goal of slashing taxes for businesses and the rich while offering everyday Americans a mixed bag of changes.
‘Volcano forensics’ involves a mixture of modern day monitoring and analysis of past eruptions. Geologists use volcanic rocks as a kind of time capsule to assess what happened previously.
Peter Sands was elected the executive director of the financing organisation even though he did not have American support, perhaps indicating the country’s waning importance.
The dramatic turn of events also raised new questions about whether Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had a role in Flynn’s Russia contacts.
The endemic African disease, sleeping sickness, still finds its presence in Guinea albeit not at the level recorded 50 years earlier.
Some African countries present a facade of democracy. The absence of substantive democracy is contributing to instability on the continent.
Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ is estimated to have led to more than 13,000 killings. Artists – both in the Philippines and beyond – are helping communities work through their trauma.
As of the next legislative elections in 2019, all the lists of candidates for Congress must necessarily alternate male and female candidates.
In a recent move towards suppression of criticism aimed at the state, a Vietnamese court convicted the prominent blogger, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, for what the police claimed to be anti-state reports.
Top economic adviser Gary Cohn, whose relationship with Trump became tense earlier this year, has considered leaving once the Republican effort to overhaul the US tax system is completed in Congress.
An Israeli man was stabbed to death in the southern Israeli city of Arad and an Israeli settler shot and killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank on Thursday.
Morales, a former coca farmer in power since 2006, had previously accepted the results of a referendum in 2016, when 51% of voters rejected his proposal to end term limits.
Police and army troops summoned to the scene killed all of the attackers at the Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar.
Young parties are bringing new life to Chile’s stale politics, finally ending the post-Pinochet period. As the presidential runoff approaches in December, the race for the presidency is now wide open.
According to the UN, about a third of the world’s 47 least developed countries, described as the poorest of the world’s poor, are threatened by global warming and sea-level rise.
Though the November 28 launch was initially reported as successful, Russia lost connection with its new weather satellite Meteor-M – the primary payload on board the rocket – within hours of its launch.
The convergence of real-life and online activism can help victims of sexual and gender-based violence find creative approaches to telling their stories, including through writing, poetry, dance and music.
Reports this month of white Libyan slave traders selling black African migrants at markets in Libya have drawn worldwide horror and condemnation.
Three days after polling stations closed in Honduras’ presidential election, there was the growing international concern with no clear winner and both men claiming victory, despite nearly a fifth of ballots remaining uncounted.
The White House defended the retweets by the Republican president, who during the 2016 US election campaign called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
The Trump administration has repeatedly said all options were on the table in dealing with North Korea’s ballistic and nuclear weapons program, including military ones, but that it still prefers a diplomatic option.
Earlier this month, India announced a 50% tariff on dry pea imports from all countries, causing prices to fall in Canada, the world’s biggest exporter.
China already has an FTA with Pakistan and is currently negotiating a deal with Sri Lanka.
The precise number of children bornas a result of sexual violence perpetrated by ISIS fighters is difficult to establish, but in March 2016 it was estimated that there were 31,000 pregnant women living within the caliphate.
Britain has been urging India to abandon its historic lack of interest in what is formally called the Commonwealth of Nations and help revitalise the grouping.
Opposition parties had demanded Frances Fitzgerald step down after the release of fresh documents about her disputed handling of a police whistleblower who alleged corruption in the force.
If Odinga is also sworn in, divisions in Kenya will likely deepen. Months of acrimonious campaigns and sporadic clashes have already blunted growth in East Africa’s richest economy.
Bolivia’s highest court rescinded legal limits barring elected authorities from seeking re-election indefinitely on grounds that these violate human rights.
Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was among dozens of royal family members, ministers and senior officials who were rounded up in a graft inquiry.
Australians overwhelmingly endorsed legalising same-sex marriage in a postal survey run by the national statistics agency and the bill easily passed the Senate by 43 votes to 12.
Britain has offered to pay much of what the EU Union was demanding to settle a Brexit “divorce bill”, EU sources said on Tuesday.
The missile test, North Korea’s first since mid-September, came a week after US President Donald Trump put the country back on a US list of countries it says support terrorism, allowing it to impose more sanctions.
Cleared by the censors on appeal, the film urges women to live and fight back after sexual assault.
Carried out by terrorists claiming links to ISIS, the attack exposed just how weak a grip the Egyptian state has in Sinai.
“We want to spark information, like the firefly does, to illuminate an entire country”.
The pope held talks with Myanmar’s military chief and will meet Aung San Suu Kyi as well. He will also travel to Bangladesh, where over 620,000 Rohingya have fled.
The proposal for a DNA database has triggered opposition from staffers and member states who provide troops for UN peacekeeping operations. The objection is largely on grounds of privacy protection.
The US has a polarised polity, with intense divisions that affect communities and families. Trump’s rise symbolises these toxic trends, but he is only the manifestation of the disease, not its cause.
The political crisis deepened dramatically, leaving the country’s two main parties with less than 24 hours to head off a general election in a dispute that cast a shadow over a key Brexit summit next month.
The draft must still pass two more parliamentary votes. But if written into law, police would not be allowed to say whether they have found sufficient grounds to charge Netanyahu, keeping the Israeli public in the dark.