Government And Politics

Polish president sets out own changes to court, constitution

Sep 25, 2017

Poland's president has proposed his own changes to the nation's judicial bodies and the constitution in a dispute that is at the heart of a standoff with the European Union

Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

Sep 25, 2017

Iraqi Kurds vote in their provinces, disputed Kirkuk on independence; Turkey's Erdogan threatens military intervention

US commerce secretary visits Beijing ahead of Trump trip

Sep 25, 2017

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says Washington hopes for concrete progress during President Donald Trump's planned trip to China amid rising trade tensions

Trump associates to talk to House panel in Russia probe

Sep 25, 2017

The House intelligence panel will interview two of President Donald Trump's campaign associates behind closed doors this week as congressional committees step up their investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election

Palestinian government to visit Gaza in reunification step

Sep 25, 2017

Palestinian prime minister to travel from West Bank to Gaza Strip next week in step toward reconciliation

The Latest: Japan's Abe moves away from balanced budget goal

Sep 25, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said it would be difficult to achieve the goal of achieving a balanced budget except for interest payments by 2020 as planned

Tibet to suspend foreign visits until after party congress

Sep 25, 2017

A Chinese tourism official says visits by foreigners to Tibet will be suspended until the close of a major political meeting in Beijing next month

Romania's ruling party discusses graft probe of 2 ministers

Sep 25, 2017

Romania's ruling party meets to discuss a criminal inquiry into allegations of abuse of office during a land transfer that targets two ministers

Mongolian ruling party votes on new prime minister

Sep 25, 2017

Mongolia's ruling People's Party is voting on a new prime minister after dismissing the previous one over allegations of corruption

McCain calls brain cancer prognosis 'very poor'

Sep 25, 2017

U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a 'very poor prognosis' as he battles brain cancer

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