Politics

Taiwan first in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage

Taiwan First In Asia To Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

25 May 2017 – In a first for Asia, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage last night, punctuating a years-long campaign by advocates for gay rights in...

Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision

Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

23 May 2017 –  Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper yesterday as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration...

Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest

Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest

01 May 2017 – The wife of a leading opposition figure in Belarus says he has been arrested and jailed on the eve of a planned protest. Maria Adamovich...

North Korea accuses US of provoking nuclear war

North Korea Accuses US Of Provoking Nuclear War

18 April 2017 – North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador accused the United States yesterday of turning the Korean Peninsula into “the world’s biggest hotspot” and creating “a dangerous situation in...

Trump says US-Russia relations at “all-time low”

Trump Says Us-Russia Relations At All-Time Low

13 April 2017 – With tensions rising over Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump said last night that U.S. relations with Russia “may be at an all-time low” as...

Basque group ETA say they given up its weapons

Basque group ETA say they given up its weapons

07 April 2017 – The Basque separatist group ETA says it has given up its entire arsenal of weapons and explosives to civil society groups — but warns the process...

Ukraine president condemns attack on Polish Consulate

Ukraine president condemns attack on Polish Consulate

30 March 2017 – Ukraine’s president on last night condemned the overnight shelling of the Polish Consulate in a western city and vowed to track down those responsible. Petro Poroshenko also...

Angela Merkel celebrates German election win

Angela Merkel celebrates German election win

28 March 2017 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel last night celebrated an encouraging win for her conservatives in a state election, declaring that her party has “every chance” in upcoming...

Suicide bombers strike Syrian capital

Suicide bombers strike Syrian capital

16 March 2017 – Suicide bombers hit the main judicial building and a restaurant in Damascus yesterday, killing at least 30 people and spreading fear across Syria’s capital as the...

German authorities ban Islamic extremist group

German authorities ban Islamic extremist group

15 March 2017 – German authorities yesterday banned an organization that they said was a “hot spot” for Islamic extremists and searched a mosque that the group runs. The “German-speaking Islam...