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In July, the House Financial Services Committee moved a bill containing reforms to foster accountability at the World Bank.
Human rights activists have denounced as a sham the trial of a leading Chinese civil rights lawyer.
The Trump administration told the organisation last week that “it should cease all work on the study”.
One of Donald Trump’s advisers has said he has no intention of removing himself from the president’s evangelical advisory board.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the jailings were an internal affair.
President Trump’s agenda is likely to be delayed six to 12 months and will be a deterrent for the markets.
The interior minister and other government representatives pledged allegiance to the king at a ceremony that lasted only ten minutes.
Iraq and Saudi Arabia are negotiating a new alliance that would give Riyadh a leading role in rebuilding Iraq’s war-torn towns and cities.
China, North Korea’s lone major ally, has repeatedly said it is committed to enforcing increasingly tough U.N. resolutions on North Korea.
The amendment to the relevant clause in the 2014 charter would have to be approved by a national referendum.
Spanish anarchism adhered to a libertarian communist vision for society according to the work of theorist Mikhail Bakunin.
Last week, the National Archives released thousands of documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Canada is facing an “unprecedented” number of asylum seekers, who have crossed the border from the United States.
Police believe the property was being used as a bomb-making factory to carry out a much larger atrocity before it was accidentally destroyed.
A new authority will keep watch over Victoria’s worst sex offenders after their release from prison.
2011’s uprisings paved the way for the temporary collapse of autocratic rule in several countries.
It is 20 years since China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong, promising to allow the territory civic freedoms and a “high degree of autonomy”.
A vote on a no-confidence motion that could oust Jacob Zuma is to be held as a secret ballot.
Jeremy Paxman’s election grilling of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn received almost 100 complaints about political bias.
Qatar has confirmed that Saudi Arabia will open its border to allow Qatar’s Muslim pilgrims to attend the annual Hajj in Mecca.
West Norfolk Council has published its proposals for where ward boundaries should be changed to reduce the number of elected members.
Cambridge University Press must reject China’s “disturbing” censorship demands or face a potential boycott of its publications, academics have warned.
The Georgia branch of the US Republican party have voted unanimously to oppose any new casino or horseracing bills.
Almost a third of adult Nigerians pay civil servants and other public officials bribes totaling 400-billion naira ($1.27bn) annually.
Hong Kong’s public broadcasting service is set to halt its 24-hour BBC World Service broadcast and replace it with Chinese state programming.
The US Secret Service is facing a strain on its budget due in part to President Donald Trump’s large family and multiple properties.
Like other developing countries, Brazil’s dense bureaucracy creates a maze of hoops that can make everyday tasks a nightmare.
A new Iranian cabinet unveiled by President Hassan Rouhani has prompted criticism of the all-male line-up.
The head of the Philippines Catholic Church has criticised the government’s bloody campaign against drugs.
Liberian presidential candidate Benoni Urey has promised to set up a war crimes tribunal to bring closure to victims of the civil war.
A study by Harvard University showed that 51% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 no longer support capitalism.
The leaders of France and Germany called for an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.
New Zealand’s government has confirmed that Australia’s deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, is a dual citizen.
Former prime minister Tony Blair has criticised the UK civil service, saying there is a “genuine problem with the bureaucracy” of the country.
At least 42 civilians, including 19 children, were killed in US-led coalition airstrikes against Raqqa.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out any coalition deals prior to the federal election on September 24.
Any careful analysis will show that British colonialism still plays a major role in the tragedies and disasters we see in Africa today.
An alt-right commentator who complained about the BBC portraying Roman Britain as ethnically diverse has sparked a row with a historian on Twitter.
The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer’s planned $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds group Monsanto.
The Senate committee is one of several investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
The Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference has pleaded for the intercession of the Virgin Mary to free their country from the “claws of communism and socialism”.
A Louisiana Democratic representative argued that the black community has lost a lot under President Donald Trump.
Egypt has said that the four Arab states will accept no compromise in their dispute with Qatar over allegations that Doha supports “terrorism”.
Pro-EU campaigners are planning to stage one of their biggest “stop Brexit” marches outside the Conservative party conference this autumn.
Indian and Chinese military forces are reported to be preparing for the possibility of an armed conflict over a disputed area in the Himalayas.
Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea is not imminent.
However, by Friday night, no announcement was forthcoming as the two sides were yet to arrive at a consensus.
Iran’s supreme leader has appointed a conservative cleric to head a council that mediates disputes between government bodies.
Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has accused New Zealand’s Labour party of a “conspiracy” to try to bring down his government.
Political parties are paying particular attention to four constituencies where the number of seats has changed for the next general election.
In Nepal, a political debate over an amendment to the Constitution has failed to make headway.
A Papua New Guinea writer says he doubts there is enough political will to create an independent anti-corruption body.
On August 19, 1991, a coup orchestrated by hard-line Communists removed Mikhail Gorbachev as president of the Soviet Union.
The housing crisis in Northern Ireland has particularly deeply rooted issues.
The country’s first presidential debate was held on August 17 with only six candidates selected to lay out their plans for the Liberian people.
The ANC caucus in Parliament has refused to meet with delegates from the Israeli unicameral Parliament.
White House adviser Jared Kushner is leading a delegation of Trump administration officials to the Middle East.
Seoul could not concede to Washington’s “one-sided” demands, South Korean Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong told reporters.
For seven decades, India has remained the world’s most populous democracy.
Two protesters were killed and 13 others wounded in Togo on Saturday when security forces opened fire to break up demonstrations against the ruling Gnassingbe family dynasty.
Australia’s market-led development model underpins the gentrification reshaping our cities.
Any further devolution of powers to the region should provide enhanced support for local small firms.
A peaceful solution to unrest and political turmoil in Venezuela is possible even as the country appears headed for dictatorship.
Russia has ordered 755 US diplomats to leave its country within the next month as a furious response to sanctions imposed by the United States.
Almost half of Muslims in the US say they have experienced discrimination in the past year, a study by the Pew Research Center suggests.
The decision reflects US frustrations over Cairo’s crackdown on dissent and restrictions on civil liberties.
Liu Xia, the widow of China’s most famous dissident, has made her first appearance since his death.
President Trump dined on Thursday night at his Bedminster golf club with a handful of the right’s most generous donors.
As world leaders have come and gone, North Korea’s Kim dynasty has remained in power.
Recent commentary on levels of inequality exposes the myth that Australia is an egalitarian society in which the privileges of birth have little currency.
Angolans vote in elections on Wednesday that will mark the end of President José Eduardo dos Santos’s rule.
Gerry Adams has claimed the DUP is “disrespecting” the north’s electorate by ignoring the concerns of a majority who voted to remain within the EU.
Our analysis shows how many of the properties are owned by members of the global elite, which critics say is a key factor in London’s housing crisis.
Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi has vowed to increase gender equality in the country.
It is the ingrained instinct of the US business and military establishment to treat the presidency with great respect.
Ethnicity plays a big part in Kenya’s elections, with many people voting along communal lines.
The Hatch Act of 1939 prohibits federal executive-branch employees from engaging in partisan political events.
Australia should create an independent anti-slavery commissioner to fight the practice of modern slavery and worker exploitation.
Extremism has always been with us, but the internet has allowed ideas that advocate hate and violence to reach more and more people.
Six months after the AIADMK split into two factions, the Puratchi Thalaivi Amma (PTA) faction and the other, AIADMK (Amma), formally merged on Monday.
The violent white nationalist rally in Virginia has reawakened simmering fears of American fascism.
The three tiers of government – federal, states and local governments – shared N2.788 trillion between January and June this year.
The group has antecedents in Europe, especially Germany and Italy, where its early followers traded shots with Nazis in the 1930s and fought against Benito Mussolini’s Blackshirts
Adopting a foreign policy that prioritizes gender equality and human rights could help define post-Brexit Britain as a positive force in the world.
Not only do young people deserve a vote, but evidence suggests that extending the franchise would increase turnout.
The Somali government on Tuesday pledged to enhance freedom of expression as well as plans to develop media.
The growth of religious fundamentalism spurred re-adoption of headcovers and face-veils.
In what is often called the twentieth century’s first genocide, the German colonial authorities set out systematically to exterminate two ethnic groups, the Herero and the Nama.
They argue that globalization has benefited the elites and penalized the ordinary workers and that governments should put America/Britain/France first.
As the Chinese state has been sponsoring a large-scale modernization in the nation, it has also faced a series of governance crises.
British retailers have called for the government to take tougher action on tackling obesity.
Green parties emerged in the 1970s and 1980s in most of Western Europe in a time of economic growth and welfare system expansion.
The upside to all the political drama was months of discussion over what kind of health care Americans really need.
Russia is one of the few nations able to challenge US hegemony.
Tian used to work under Wang Qishan, who ranks sixth in the Communist Party hierarchy and oversees Xi Jinping’s signature anti-corruption campaign.
Students are protesting for official recognition of their identities, whether racial, ethnic, sexual, religious, first-generation, low-income or immigrant.
The “death of ideology” thesis is a highly ideological confidence trick designed to render the tools of democratic challenge obsolete.
Vancouver and Quebec City were the locations of two anti-immigrant demonstrations and resulting counter-protests this past weekend.
The current crisis is the outcome of a policy of naked aggression pursued by US imperialism for the past quarter-century in the Middle East.
A local political activist has joined the race for mayor, against two others including incumbent Mayor Don Iveson.
The debate about Catalonian independence has always been a heated, complex one in Spain.
We support the principles of individual liberty, a free market economy and limited constitutional government: These are the cornerstones of American society.
Research repeatedly shows the link between high levels of income inequality and low levels of social mobility.
China and Russia are close allies of North Korea and can wield influence over the pariah state due to deep economic and business ties.
At the heart of the Middle East is the historic injustice in Palestine.
Mr Twaha acknowledged that insecurity, caused by constant Al-Shabaab raids in various parts of the county had affected tourism and other development activities.
Aizaz said that the instability in Afghanistan has caused problems for Pakistan.
It has become one of the most cited characteristics of our society; we have a fundamental distrust of institutions.
It’s part of a pattern from this administration of ignoring or suppressing facts that don’t match their ideological agenda or the preferences of powerful interest groups.
Asked about the possibility of a military intervention in response to the mounting crisis in the country, Trump said that is something the United States “certainly could pursue.”
The British government saw Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait as an “unparalleled opportunity” to sell arms to Gulf states.
The Bharatiya Janata Party national leadership is making a concerted bid to keep the issue of political violence in the State alive.
Burmese authorities arrested an award-winning investigative journalist at Yangon International Airport as he was preparing to fly to Bangkok.
Poland’s rightwing government has been accused of dragging the country back in time as its ministers moved a step closer to taking control of the judiciary.
Ukip’s decision to allow an ‘anti-Islam’ campaigner onto the leadership ballot has threatened to split the party in two.
McLaughlin, who is on the left of her party, is not sure if there is a Labour revival.
New legislation will be even tougher than the ‘right to be forgotten’ allowing people to ask search engines to take down links to news items.
Global Witness calls upon the Liberian legislature to pass a Land Rights Act (LRA) that protects the land rights of rural Liberians.
The legitimacy of a recent by-election in Tuvalu is being disputed, with some opposition MPs saying it should never have happened.
Political liberalism is the recognition that opposed views on any policy issue are legitimate and valid.
Hamas official Ashraf Abu Zayed said the training came within the framework of “preparing for the liberation of Palestine”.
A majority of Americans think Confederate monuments should be preserved in public spaces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.
The European Council will decide in October whether to give the EU negotiating team the mandate to move onto future trade agreements.
It’s important to first realize that Marxism at root is a theory of economic history.
Campaign leader Anne Knol calls it “absolutely necessary that measures be taken quickly to make the air healthier”.
President Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on the news media at a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday.
Between 2011 and 2013, the authorities turned a blind eye to Moroccan jihadis joining the ranks of militants fighting in Syria’s civil war.
Minority ethnic families in the UK earn as much as £8,900 a year less than their white British counterparts, according to a study.
Three leaders of Hong Kong’s democracy movement have been sentenced to jail for their roles in 2014 pro-democracy protests.
The centrality of the Second World War to the national myth warps our view of history and our place in the world.
Rawalpindi – which became part of the new nation of Pakistan – was among the cities worst hit by violence.
European Union chiefs have condemned nationalism and xenophobia on the Black Ribbon Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes across the continent.
North American countries concluded their first round of negotiations toward a new continental trade agreement.
Cambodia on Wednesday closed a prominent American NGO and ordered its foreign staff to leave the country.
The Israeli government wants the High Court of Justice to stop viewing Area C of the West Bank as being in a state of belligerent occupation.
A White House official sought to reassure Wall Street, telling reporters that “nothing has changed”.
The international community condemned the detention of two political opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Kenya’s opposition has alleged that results from more than a third of polling stations in this month’s presidential election contained “fatal and irredeemable irregularities”.
These statues, for their opponents, signify the oppression of African Americans under slavery and the Jim Crow segregation laws.
Military personnel locked down the nation’s parliament and blocked a no-confidence vote.
Some participants in Saturday’s “Free Speech Rally” on Boston Common are rejecting the idea they are bigots affiliated with hate groups.
A Labour source said party members have long wanted more time for grassroots activists to speak from the floor of the conference.
The Ahmadiyya community has always lived under the shadow of persecution in Pakistan.
The Hebrew University promotes respectful dialogue and supports pluralism and freedom of academic and religious expression.
Drug policy is an area that many politicians would prefer not to talk about.
Just weeks away from the German election, arsonists have set fire to vehicles belonging to a high-profile politician.
The vast majority of British Jews believe the Labour Party is too tolerant of anti-Semitism, the results of a new poll suggest.
As Hobbes has stated and as Pakistan’s own political history bears out, the scramble for power is red in tooth and claw.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has instructed his country’s police force to shoot drug dealers.
A former prime minister of Libya has been released after being held for a week by an armed group.
Hopes of kicking off post-Brexit free trade talks between the UK and the EU may have been dashed because of the slow progress in the two-year-long divorce negotiations.
North Korea has released propaganda posters boasting that the US mainland is “within our strike range!”.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is working on a proposal that would allow southern eurozone countries to tap into the single currency bloc’s bailout fund.
Israeli police have blocked a weekly protest calling on the country’s attorney-general to charge its Prime Minister with corruption.
US Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley wrote on Twitter: ‘The Army doesn’t tolerate racism, extremism, or hatred in our ranks.’
Britain’s exit from the EU will cause a more radical change in its relationship with Ireland than the 1916 Easter Rising and partition.
Police deployed gas to disperse crowds in Phoenix, Arizona, after protesters outside a rally by US President Donald Trump threw rocks and bottles.
On August 22, 1872, West Virginians narrowly ratified a new state constitution by less than 5,000 votes.
Hizballah says hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians have started leaving the Lebanon-Syria border area.
David Miliband has called for a second referendum on Brexit.
The Scottish Government is being urged to consider further reform of its business rates system.
The number of refugees and migrants risking the sea journey between Morocco and Spain has been rising sharply.
As the Syrian regime attacks ISIS near Damascus and US-led coalition forces close in on Raqqa, the region’s power dynamics are changing.
Judd said the government’s approach to Maori representation on councils was unfair and inconsistent.
Today’s transport summit agreed that a representative body of political, business and other leaders should be set up to speak with one voice for the North.
Bill Shorten says it is entirely possible for Australians to vote for a republic and still respect Queen Elizabeth.
In the wake of two train derailments in a span of five days, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offered to resign from his post today.
Before the 1959 Cuban revolution, the US had backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, who Fidel Castro sought to overthrow.
Canada’s foreign affairs minister’s office dismissed the remarks as “heated rhetoric”.
1) Stankov points to “the emergence of Donald Trump in the U.S.” and the success of right-wing populist parties in some European countries.
2) The rights of the five men accused of plotting the attacks of September 11, 2001 are being violated at Guantanamo Bay, an Irish observer has said.
At least 37 people died in an hours-long jail riot in Venezuela’s southern state of Amazonas.
The United States is targeting Chinese and Russian entities and individuals with new sanctions in its push to pressure North Korea to back off its nuclear ambitions.
Investigators around the world are tracking the money trail to his bank accounts in what has become a billion-dollar scandal.
Some white Southerners are again advocating for what the Confederacy tried and failed to do in the 1860s: secession from the Union.
The United States must value Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan and respect its security concerns.
The leader of Australia’s rightwing One Nation party has been rebuked by the Turnbull government for entering the Senate chamber wearing a black burqa.
Separatists calling for the break-up of Nigeria have crossed a red line and the country’s unity is not negotiable, President Muhammadu Buhari said.
Kenyatta is running on the slogan of tano tena, which translates into “five more years.”
Alhaji Huudu Yahaya has stated that social democracy is the best system of government to help Africa’s development agenda.
Even if Bernie Sanders in 2016 and Jeremy Corbyn in 2017 did not win their respective elections, they showed that democratic socialism is back as an electorally viable proposition.
Around a hundred protesters rallied in solidarity with jailed Hong Kong land rights protesters in front of the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office in Taipei.
Spain will not seek to block a Brexit agreement by attempting to regain sovereignty over Gibraltar, the country’s foreign minister has confirmed.
A referendum at this time might result in problems and damage the stability in the region.
Palestinian officials have called on the UK to recognize an independent Palestinian state.
Donald Trump’s new strategy for the war in Afghanistan has been praised by Afghan government officials.
India played a key moral role in international affairs during the anti-colonial struggles and as a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement during the cold war.
But the level of subsidy for Britain’s bus network is much lower than for rail.
Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, has challenged her 93-year-old husband Robert to name his preferred successor as president.
Muriel came to England in 1905, aged 28, and joined the fight for women’s suffrage.
Ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra told supporters not to gather outside the country’s top court on Friday.
Tory MP Nigel Evans hit out at the “spiralling” waste of taxpayers’ money on Big Ben.
Macedonia and neighboring Serbia have committed to overcome “possible misunderstandings” following a brief spot of diplomatic tension that saw Serbia remove its entire embassy staff from Skopje.
Kim Jong-un has released a terrifying propaganda video threatening missile strikes on the US territory of Guam.
Thousands of Muslims joined vigils in Barcelona to condemn terrorism and show their support for the victims of the recent attacks.
Dr Wojciech warned that future totalitarian regimes might not precisely resemble those of the past – which might make them harder to stave off.
America has a long tradition of rising up and firing those in power.
The forthcoming treaty between Britain and the European Union will shape Ireland’s future as much as the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921.
The by-election to the Bawana Assembly constituency on Wednesday was marked by low turnout, with 45% of the registered voters turning up.
Utopian thinkers are often dismissed as dreamers, madmen or heretics.