Democrats are already plotting ways to protest during President Trump's State of the Union later this month.
The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it is creating a task force to take a fresh look at drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations linked to Hezbollah after an investigative report last month claimed that the Obama administration turned a blind eye to such activities in order to preserve the Iran nuclear deal.
The Czech Republic's controversy-courting president is seeking re-election this month in what will be the country's second election in which voters, instead of lawmakers, pick the person to fill the … Click to Continue »
The Kremlin on Thursday dismissed a new report by Senate Democrats describing Russian interference in the U.S. and throughout Europe as unfounded and President Vladimir Putin accused the United States … Click to Continue »
The country holding the European Union presidency says it wants to work hard to improve relations with Turkey during its six months at the helm. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov … Click to Continue »
In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients.
Hungary's president has announced that parliamentary elections will be held on April 8. President Janos Ader said Thursday in a statement that the vote will be held on the anniversary … Click to Continue »
Authorities in the Russian region of Chechnya are threatening the family of a prominent rights advocate who was detained earlier this week, activists said Thursday. Authorities are investigating Oyub Titiyev, … Click to Continue »
After a tumultuous few months that saw numerous lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct, a majority of state legislatures across the country are considering strengthening sexual harassment policies that have gone unheeded or unchanged for years.
European Union powers on Thursday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to endorse a key nuclear agreement with Iran saying the deal is essential for international security. The foreign ministers of … Click to Continue »
The nuclear buttons may be big, but they're not very tempting.
Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after more than five years of living in asylum at the nation's embassy in London, officials announced Thursday. Foreign Minister Maria … Click to Continue »
An Israeli anti-settlement group says the government has approved over a thousand new housing units in the West Bank, which Palestinians seek as part of their future state. Hagit Ofran … Click to Continue »
Vietnamese prosecutors requested long jail terms on Thursday for former oil company executives accused of mismanagement or embezzlement, including an ex-senior Communist Party official and an executive whom government agents … Click to Continue »
Syrian insurgent groups launched a counteroffensive Thursday against government forces advancing toward a major rebel-held air base in the country's northwest Idlib province, capturing several villages and taking prisoners, opposition … Click to Continue »
A women's group asked the Philippine president on Thursday to oppose any request by Japan to remove a newly erected statue honoring women who were forced to work in Japanese … Click to Continue »
Three backers of Catalonia's independence sought Thursday to get released from jail for their role in the region's push to break from Spain, which triggered the country's worst political crisis … Click to Continue »
The departing New Jersey governor has spun a good tale about trying to save the state's faltering pensions, but his numbers are fishy.
Authorities in northern China's coal country have demolished a well-known Christian mega-church, underscoring long-standing tensions between religious groups and the officially atheistic Communist Party. Witnesses and overseas activists say paramilitary … Click to Continue »
Well, he didn't look like a guy who was utterly incapable of doing his job.
A prominent member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party was slightly injured in a traffic accident in the early hours of Thursday morning as she headed back to Berlin for … Click to Continue »
China's government has criticized the United States for using "so-called national security" as a reason to block a Chinese billionaire's acquisition of money transfer service MoneyGram. A Commerce Ministry spokesman … Click to Continue »
Regulators have ordered the Marriott hotel chain to close its China-based website and app for one week after criticizing the company for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries … Click to Continue »
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed a veteran prosecutor to serve as a criminal court judge in the county that includes Memphis. Haslam's office said Wednesday that Jennifer Nichols has … Click to Continue »
House lawmakers are set to vote on a bill establishing a new legislative committee to review grant applications from nonprofit organizations, community groups and volunteer fire companies. The grants package … Click to Continue »
A Tennessee university has canceled a Republican candidate for governor's summit amid criticisms that its speakers were anti-Muslim. A campaign news release from ex-Sen. Mae Beavers says Trevecca Nazarene University … Click to Continue »
Maryland lawmakers are getting close to requiring paid sick leave at many businesses after the House of Delegates voted Thursday to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto. The bill faces a … Click to Continue »
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledged he was "unfaithful" in his marriage but denied allegations that he blackmailed the woman with whom he had the affair.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats remained locked in talks early Friday in an effort to determine whether they can enter into formal negotiations … Click to Continue »
The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has launched pilot programs in three counties that will offer public services at libraries. In each of the three programs in Kenton, Laurel … Click to Continue »
State lawmakers across the country have been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct over the past year as part of a national reckoning on the topic. A look at those … Click to Continue »