Government And Politics

CAS opens week of cases for 39 Russians banned from Olympics

Jan 22, 2018

The Court of Arbitration of Sport has opened a full week of appeal hearings for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for taking part in a state-backed doping program

China defends role in trade after US criticism

Jan 22, 2018

China's foreign ministry has defended its role in global trade after the U.S. government said it was a mistake to support Beijing's World Trade Organization membership

Trial in Kim Jong Nam's murder resumes in Malaysia

Jan 22, 2018

The trial of the two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader has resumed after a seven-week recess, with witnesses taking the stand to verify the authenticity of security camera videos

Catalan Parliament Speaker proposes fugitive ex-leader Puigdemont as candidate to form government

Jan 22, 2018

Catalan Parliament Speaker proposes fugitive ex-leader Puigdemont as candidate to form government

Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

Jan 22, 2018

As Pakistan's relations with US deteriorate, doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes in jail, seemingly forgotten

Senate talks fall short, shutdown extends into workweek

Jan 22, 2018

Shutdown continues into workweek, as Senate talks drag on

Maldives ex-leader says Chinese projects akin to land grab

Jan 22, 2018

The exiled former leader of the Maldives has said this year's presidential election could be the last chance to extricate his country from increasing Chinese influence, which he described as a land grab in the guise of investments in island development

Trump to face mixed welcome at elite Davos gathering

Jan 22, 2018

President Donald Trump is likely to receive a mixed welcome when he visits the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, where his "America First" policies may clash with the elite event's stated interest in global cooperation.

Top CEOs take 4 days to earn a Bangladesh worker's life pay

Jan 22, 2018

A CEO from one of the world's top five global fashion brands only has to work for four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh will earn in her entire lifetime, campaigning group Oxfam International said Monday.

Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar delayed

Jan 22, 2018

The repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh has been delayed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official says

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