China's ruling Communist Party cannot rest on its laurels in the fight against corruption, President Xi Jinping said ahead of a key party congress later this year where he will cement his grip on power. Since assuming power in late 2012, Xi has pursued a relentless campaign against corruption, warning
Japan will impose additional sanctions on North Korea for its weapons programs, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said on Friday, just hours after the U.S. Senate also voted for new sanctions on the secretive state. U.S. media reported this week that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Pentagon
By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is behind an increasingly orchestrated effort at hacking into computers of financial institutions in South Korea and around the world to steal cash for the impoverished country, a South Korean state-backed agency said in a report. In the past, suspected
This week while on vacation, Wyatt woke up to the news that President Trump had tweeted his intention to reinstate the ban. It’s an experience that has been shared, in some form or another, by the estimated 1,320 to 6,630 transgender individuals currently serving among the 1.3 million members of the
Donald Trump has long evinced a live-and-let-live attitude toward gay, lesbian, and transgender people. Foremost, the president needs a legislative victory, and by giving House conservatives what they wanted on transgender troops, he has paved the way for passage of a key military spending bill.
One shining example of bipartisan cooperation in Congress has been strong lawmaker support for a popular tool in foreign policy: sanctions on other nations or their leaders and companies. This week lawmakers are even more united as they move to approve new sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea.
As livestock began to die six months ago, and the parched earth ran dry, a handful of people in this self-declared republic had a novel idea: create a WhatsApp group called Daryeel, “Caring,” to spread the news of their need. “Necessity is the mother of invention,” smiles Ali Mohamoud Kabadhe, one of
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs.
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — A lawyer for one of the two women accused of poisoning the half brother of North Korea's leader said Friday he has doubts about the chemists' report that showed the banned VX nerve agent was used, as he examined evidence in preparation for a trial set for October. High
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court is set to announce its much-awaited decision on the political fate of beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after weighing whether adequate evidence existed to dismiss him from office on allegations of corruption against his family.
Japan's hawkish defence minister resigned Friday over a long-brewing scandal involving the handling of military documents, in a major political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abe, who has seen his popularity plummet in recent weeks over controversies including claims he showed favouritism to
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — A lawyer for one of the two women accused of poisoning the half brother of North Korea's leader said Friday he has doubts about the chemists' report that showed the banned VX nerve agent was used, as he examined evidence in preparation for a trial set for October.
Pakistan's Supreme Court was set to announce a new judgement Friday that could topple Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is embroiled in a long-running corruption case that has gripped the country. The court had in April declared there was "insufficient evidence" to oust Sharif over the
SEATTLE (AP) — Tameka Butt scored in the 67th minute and Australia beat the United States for the first time in the 28-game series, 1-0 in the Tournament of Nations on Thursday night.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say men under the age of 50 will be barred from a major Jerusalem shrine at the center of recent tensions.
New Zealand's first outbreak of a serious bacterial cattle disease was well under control, the Primary Industries ministry said on Friday, with stock movement restrictions in place and testing continuing. News of the discovery of mycoplasma bovis earlier this week on a single farm in the world'
Venezuela careened towards a showdown on its streets Friday between anti-government protesters and security forces, raising international alarm at worsening deadly unrest and prompting the United States to order the families of embassy staff out. Four months of protests against unpopular leftist President
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The father of retired tennis star Mark Philippoussis pleaded not guilty Thursday to molesting two 9-year-old girls while he was a private tennis instructor in California.
By Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Embattled Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada on Friday said she was resigning, after a series of gaffes, missteps and a cover-up at her ministry that have contributed to a sharp plunge in public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Inada, 58, an
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Another senator's right to sit in the Australian Parliament was under a cloud on Friday over a constitutional prohibition on dual citizens being lawmakers that has already ousted two senators in two weeks and threatens a third.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Diana Macharia never knew Sri Lanka was an island shaped like a teardrop when she was growing up in Kenya. Now, after meeting fellow victims of terror from the tiny Asian country, its shape makes so much sense to her.
BEIJING (AP) — India's national security adviser was in Beijing Friday for discussions amid a standoff between Chinese and Indian forces over disputed territory high in the Himalayas that has now entered its second month.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said his threat to launch airstrikes against tribal schools because they allegedly teach subversion would apply only when the buildings are empty, a clarification that still raised concern he was advocating a war crime.