Government And Politics

Taliban assault on Afghan police base kills 11

Jan 28, 2020

Afghan officials say Taliban militants have attacked a police base, killing 11, possibly with help from at least one of the policemen inside

France confirms 3 cases of virus from China, 1st in Europe

Jan 24, 2020

France has announced three confirmed cases of the deadly new virus from China, the first cases in Europe and the first outside Asia and the United States

Illinois: Error registered a possible 545 noncitizen voters

Jan 23, 2020

Officials say a computer error in Illinois' new automatic voter registration system may have led to 545 non-U.S. citizens being registered to vote, 15 of whom cast ballots

US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women

Jan 22, 2020

The Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting a practice known as “birth tourism

Rio de Janeiro 2019 homicides fall as police killings surge

Jan 22, 2020

The number of homicides in Rio de Janeiro plunged to a record low in 2019, while police killings surged to a previously unseen level in the same year, according to official figures

Poland's Senate rejects allowing politicians to fire judges

Jan 17, 2020

Poland's senators have rejected a much-criticized bill that would give politicians the right to fire or fine judges

Putin engineers shakeup that could keep him in power longer

Jan 15, 2020

President Vladimir Putin has engineered a surprise shakeup of Russia's leadership and proposed changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024

Dem senator says he has 51 votes to restrain Trump on Iran

Jan 14, 2020

A Democratic senator says he has at least 51 votes to support a bipartisan resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran

Virginia teen charged in 'swatting' ring linked to neo-Nazis

Jan 14, 2020

The U.S. Justice Department has charged a former Virginia college student with calling in fake emergencies to prompt law enforcement response, in coordination with a group the FBI labelled as sympathetic to neo-Nazi ideology

US Air Force names 2 airmen found dead at base in Germany

Jan 13, 2020

The U.S. Air Force has named two servicemen who died at a base in Germany last week as Airman 1st Class Xavier Leaphart and Airman 1st Class Aziess Whitehurst. The men, both aged 20, were found unresponsive in a dormitory room at at Spangdahlem Air Base in western Germany on Thursday evening and pronounced dead shortly afterward

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