Government And Politics

Syria's opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face

Nov 22, 2017

Syria's notoriously fragmented opposition is gathering in the Saudi capital for a meeting intended to close ranks and come up with a unified vision ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva

US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 found

Nov 22, 2017

The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan; eight have been found

Estonia protests another Russian violation of its airspace

Nov 22, 2017

Russia's ambassador to Estonia has been summoned to the Foreign Ministry in Tallinn and given a protest note after a Russian military transport aircraft had intruded the Baltic nation's airspace

The Latest: Lebanon's president meets with PM Hariri

Nov 22, 2017

Lebanon's president meets privately with Prime Minister Saad Hariri in their first face-to-face meeting following Hariri's shock resignation nearly three weeks ago

Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

Nov 22, 2017

Human Rights Watch says Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive "two finger" virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity

The Latest: Japan says 8 found from plane crash in Pacific

Nov 22, 2017

The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan

German business groups say country needs new government soon

Nov 22, 2017

The heads of two influential business lobby group says Germany needs a new government soon, in order to tackle important issues facing the economy

New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

Nov 22, 2017

The Trump administration has imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue

Jurors weigh San Francisco pier killing 2 years after death

Nov 22, 2017

The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration

China's CEFC denies links to alleged Africa bribery plot

Nov 22, 2017

Chinese energy company denies links to alleged bribery scheme in Africa