Government And Politics

Talks between Venezuela, opposition set to resume in January

Dec 16, 2017

Another round of talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition leaders has ended without an agreement but the dialogue is slated to resume again in January

Peru's congress launches process for president's ouster

Dec 16, 2017

Lawmakers in Peru initiated proceedings Friday to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who refuses to resign after being accused of failing to disclose decade-old payments from a Brazilian company embroiled in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal.

Americans pessimistic about Trump, country: AP-NORC Poll

Dec 16, 2017

Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close

Lawsuit: 2 immigrant teens in US custody can't get abortions

Dec 16, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union says the Trump administration is blocking two pregnant teens in the country illegally and being held in custody from obtaining abortions

The Latest: Agency: 2 immigrants can leave US for abortion

Dec 16, 2017

The Trump administration says two pregnant immigrant teens who are being held in federal custody and prevented from obtaining abortions can leave the U.S. if they want to end their pregnancies

Mexican Senate keeps military in policing role

Dec 16, 2017

Mexico's Congress approved legislation Friday that would give the military a legal framework to act as police, despite unanimous objections from human rights groups

Iran sanctions trial judge slams 'foreign conspiracy theory'

Dec 16, 2017

Judge belittles Turkey official's claims Turkish cleric living in Pennsylvania is behind banker's trial in Iran economic sanctions conspiracy

Newspaper: More women accuse US judge of sexual conduct

Dec 16, 2017

The Washington Post says nine more women allege they were subject to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments by a prominent U.S. appeals court judge

N. Korea unmoved as world unites against its nuke ambitions

Dec 16, 2017

North Korea's friends and enemies join forces in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

The Latest: Trump slams investigators at 'disgraceful' FBI

Dec 16, 2017

President Donald Trump has unleashed a blistering attack on the FBI's leadership