Government And Politics

Swiss vote on bids to improve food quality, protect farmers

Sep 23, 2018

Swiss voters are deciding on two separate proposals aimed to ensure that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly, and protect Swiss farmers more too

Canada's capital reeling after tornado hammers communities

Sep 22, 2018

A powerful tornado that carved a path through parts of Canada's capital snapped trees, tossed cars and obliterated dozens of homes leaving what the city's mayor on Saturday said resembled "a war scene."

Canada declares Myanmar treatment of Rohingya to be genocide

Sep 20, 2018

Canada's Parliament has unanimously adopted a motion declaring crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be genocide

Stocks up despite trade dispute, oil drops on Trump threat

Sep 20, 2018

European markets are up following a mixed day in Asia, buoyed by hopes the U.S. and China will proceed with talks to tackle their escalating trade dispute.

Asian shares track optimism on Wall Street over tariffs

Sep 20, 2018

Asian markets are mostly higher with narrow trading after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods received a muted reaction on Wall Street

Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo

Sep 19, 2018

Rumors, risk of conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo, Red Cross official says

New Zealand celebrates 125 years of women having the vote

Sep 19, 2018

New Zealand became the first nation in the world to allow women to vote 125 years ago, and hundreds of people celebrated the anniversary by turning out to gatherings and speeches

New Zealand to increase annual refugee quota to 1,500

Sep 19, 2018

New Zealand plans to increase the number of refugees it takes each year from 1,000 to 1,500. Liberal Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Wednesday that the new quota will take effect from 2020.

Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

Sep 19, 2018

Investigators examining alleged violence and killings in Myanmar that caused Rohingya Muslims to flee have criticized the United Nations' response

World court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

Sep 18, 2018

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh.

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