Government And Politics

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

May 25, 2018

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17 flight with 298 on board

The Latest: Russia wants its position heard over MH17

May 25, 2018

Russia's foreign minister says he has urged his Dutch counterpart to study facts presented by Moscow before rushing to blame Russia for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

UN chief concerned by cancellation of US-NKorea summit

May 24, 2018

The U.N. chief says he is "deeply concerned" by the cancellation of the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.

Car-sharing service car2go suspending operations in Toronto

May 24, 2018

The car-sharing service car2go says it is indefinitely suspending its operations in Canada's largest city because parking regulations make its business inoperable

Probe: Missile that downed MH17 came from Russia-based unit

May 24, 2018

International investigators say the missile used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 aboard, belonged to a Russia-based military unit

U.N. Secretary-General: "Deeply concerned" by the cancellation of the summit between Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim

May 24, 2018

U.N. Secretary-General: "Deeply concerned" by the cancellation of the summit between Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim

Swiss gov't eyes simplifying process for name, gender change

May 24, 2018

The Swiss government wants to simplify the process for transgender or gender-variant people to officially change their gender and name

Norwegian minister wants to lead World Anti-Doping Agency

May 24, 2018

Norwegian government minister Linda Helleland wants to be the next World Anti-Doping Agency president, and its first female leader

Sweden adopts law that says non-consensual sex is rape

May 24, 2018

Sweden has adopted a law requiring people to get explicit consent before sexual contact. Otherwise it will be considered as rape.

New Zealand minister's wings clipped for phone call on plane

May 24, 2018

New Zealand's transport minister will no longer oversee aviation safety after he broke the rules by making a cellphone call while on a plane

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