Government And Politics

Court overturns earlier ruling, sends HK activists to prison

Aug 17, 2017

A court has overturned sentences that the prosecution said were too light and sent young Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders of huge pro-democracy protests in 2014 to prison.

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

Aug 17, 2017

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says in world's fastest-growing crisis

The Latest: Dunford: US-SKorea drills not being negotiated

Aug 17, 2017

Top US military officer says US will not negotiate away its joint exercises with South Korea as long as the threat of an attack by North Korea exists.

German state committee votes to lift nationalist's immunity

Aug 17, 2017

A committee of a German state parliament has recommended lifting the immunity of a German nationalist leader so they can pursue an investigation of allegations that she lied under oath

Veterans get expanded college assistance under Trump

Aug 17, 2017

Trump signs legislation that removes 15-year time limit on using GI benefits and increases aid for thousands serving in the National Guard and Reserve

President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

Aug 17, 2017

Even as some Republican leaders distance themselves from Trump, his most ardent grassroots supporters still back him

Charlottesville woman's family: Fight injustice like she did

Aug 17, 2017

Family members of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally say the best way to honor Heather Heyer is to continue her fight against injustice

Trump increasingly isolated as business panels dismantled

Aug 17, 2017

President Donald Trump has abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils-an apparent attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'

Aug 17, 2017

Top US military officer: Military solution 'horrific,' but North Korea gaining US nuke strike capability 'unimaginable'

Republican leaders dance around Trump remarks

Aug 17, 2017

Republican leaders tiptoe around President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks on white supremacists as the GOP grapples with an escalating political crisis