Tag: politics

Mexico Sues Major Gun Makers in U.S. Court

MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s government is suing a group of U.S.-based weapons manufacturers in U.S. federal court, arguing that the companies actively facilitate the trafficking of guns...

U.S. Faces Growing Pressure to Allow European Travelers

BRUSSELS—The European Union’s top official called on the U.S. to reverse its ban on travelers from the bloc, urging the Biden administration to act within...

Beirut: A year after the blast, survivors are still grieving, still angry, and still waiting for justice

Beirut, Lebanon CNN —   I wince every time I see footage of the Beirut port blast. In the leadup to its anniversary my colleagues...

White House planning targeted new eviction moratorium: reports

The Biden administration is developing a new eviction moratorium following criticism from liberal lawmakers after a previous ban on evictions was allowed to expire over...

Taliban Commander Who Led Attack on Afghan City Was Released From Prison Last Year, Officials Say

KABUL—The Taliban commander overseeing an assault on the key southern city of Lashkargah is one of 5,000 former prisoners released by the Afghan government last...

EU’s New Weapon in Rule-of-Law Battle With Poland, Hungary: Money

BRUSSELS—The European Union has begun withholding funds from Poland and Hungary, escalating the battle over democratic standards that is deepening the East-West divide in the...

Retirement security ‘is shakier than ever’ and ‘Americans are not saving enough’ for old age

Americans’ retirement security is unstable, and legislation focused on pensions, Social Security and other savings or healthcare concerns must be a priority for government officials,...

U.S. Expands Refugee Program for Afghans Amid Rise in Violence

The U.S. will make it easier for more Afghans to apply to come to the country as refugees, the State Department said Monday, following a...

U.S. Blames Iran for Drone Attack on Israeli-Linked Tanker

The U.S. joined the U.K. and Israel Sunday in blaming Iran for a fatal drone strike last week on an Israeli-linked tanker near the coast...

Belarus Tries to Send Olympic Sprinter Home After Criticism

TOKYO—A Belarusian sprinter who had publicly criticized the country’s national coaches at the Tokyo Olympics was taken to an airport in a bid to take...

‘You’ve got to do the right thing’: 50 healthcare groups ask employers to mandate worker COVID vaccines — but one big obstacle remains

In the face of rising COVID-19 case counts fueled by the delta variant and ongoing reluctance to get vaccinated among many Americans, more than 50...

A Popular Bet on Chinese Growth Is Falling Out of Favor

SYDNEY—China’s role as a key driver of the Australian dollar is being re-evaluated in global markets, helping send the currency to levels well below where traditional modeling suggests...

Pentagon, Federal Government Push for Employee Vaccinations

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In a campaign to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19, President...

Suspected Drone Attack on Israeli-Linked Tanker in Arabian Sea Kills Two Crew

A suspected drone attack on an Israeli-linked tanker near the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea killed two crew members including a Briton, the...

Georgia Republicans move closer to a takeover of elections in state’s largest county

CNN —   Republican lawmakers in Georgia are requesting that the state undertake a performance review of local election officials in Fulton County – a...

Hong Kong Protester, First to Be Sentenced Under China’s National Security Law, Gets Nine Years

HONG KONG—The first person convicted under the national-security law imposed by Beijing was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday, in a case closely watched...

Idaho Governor Signs Onto Major Abortion-Rights Challenge

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Thursday signed onto an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could...

‘Industrial Policy’ Is Back: The West Dusts Off Old Idea to Counter China

The U.S. and its allies have long pressed China to stop helping favored industries with subsidies, government preferences and other interventions. Now they are beginning...

China’s New Ambassador to the U.S. Adopts Placating Tone

NEW YORK—China’s new envoy to the U.S. struck a conciliatory note upon his arrival in Washington on Wednesday, pledging to repair the increasingly testy relationship...

After Navalny, Challenging Russia’s Putin Is Getting Even Harder

MOSCOW—Challenging Vladimir Putin has always been difficult. Now his opponents say it is almost impossible, as the Kremlin launches a full-court press against anyone daring...

Covid: Biden says mandating vaccinations for all federal employees is ‘under consideration’

The announcement will come in remarks where Biden is also expected to lay out a series of new steps, including incentives, in an attempt to...

Israel Begins Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for At-Risk Children Under 12 as Delta Cases Surge

TEL AVIV—Israel authorized the use of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for vulnerable children between five and 11 years old, as cases of the highly contagious...

Newsom Casts Political Blame in New California Vaccine Push

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Making a fresh push for vaccinations as...

U.S. Combat Role in Iraq to End This Year, Biden Says

WASHINGTON—President Biden said the U.S. combat mission in Iraq would conclude by the end of 2021, but the U.S. military would continue to work with...

Lebanon Nominates Former Prime Minister Najib Mikati to Form Government

BEIRUT—Lebanon’s political factions nominated billionaire businessman and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati to form the country’s next government, in an attempt to break a monthslong...