Government And Politics

Rights group chides Poland for 'harassment' of protesters

Oct 19, 2017

Amnesty International has issued a report alleging that Poland's authorities have used surveillance, prosecutions and harassment _ and excessive force in rare cases _ against peaceful anti-government protesters since 2016

East Timor government suffers defeat in parliamentary vote

Oct 19, 2017

East Timor's new government has suffered a defeat in parliament after a coalition of opposition parties vetoed its policy program

Convicted war criminal to teach at Serbia's military academy

Oct 19, 2017

Serbia's defense minister says a former general convicted for war crimes and other Serb commanders who took part in a bloody crackdown against Kosovo's Albanians in the 1990s will be invited to teach at the Balkan country's military academy

Propaganda in China means heavily scripted news conferences

Oct 19, 2017

A "corridor" event held during the Chinese Communist Party congress is a study in how officials are responding to pressure for greater transparency while maintaining an iron grip on what's said and how it's said

May summit-bound with promise for EU citizens in Britain

Oct 19, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to a European Union summit with a solemn pledge to treat EU residents well once Britain leaves the bloc

The Latest: Trump gives GOP pep talk on $4.1T budget plan

Oct 19, 2017

President Donald Trump is rooting for fellow Senate Republicans to succeed in efforts to pass a massive $4.1 trillion budget plan

Spain ready to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid

Oct 19, 2017

Spain's government immediately rejects threat by Catalonia's leader to explicitly declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the region's semi-autonomous powers

More conflicts loom after Islamic State defeat in Raqqa

Oct 19, 2017

The Middle East may have turned a page with the defeat of the Islamic State in its self-declared capital of Raqqa, but the future is looking even more tangled, and potentially as violent

Australian car making to end soon with GM plant closing

Oct 19, 2017

Australian car making to soon end with closing of GM plant after 90 years

Facebook knocks down Thai PM's claim of Zuckerberg meeting

Oct 19, 2017

Facebook says none of its top executives are coming to Thailand, two days after the country's military ruler announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg would meet him this month