Government And Politics

The Latest: Giant screens in Milan-Cortina, none in Sweden

Jun 24, 2019

The announcement of the winning bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics will be broadcast on giant screens in Milan and Cortina but nothing is planned in Sweden

UN agencies urge Italy to let migrants get off rescue boat

Jun 21, 2019

The U.N. migration and refugee agencies are urging Italy's government to let 43 migrants from Libya disembark from a port-bound boat that had rescued them in the Mediterranean

Climate of guilt: Flying no longer the high road for some

Jun 20, 2019

A small but growing number of travelers in Europe and North America are shunning planes because of the high levels of greenhouse gas emissions they produce

UN expert urges probe of Saudi prince over Khashoggi killing

Jun 19, 2019

Independent U.N. probe cites "credible evidence" to warrant further investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman into killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi

Norway islanders want to go 'time-free' when sun doesn't set

Jun 19, 2019

Residents of a Norwegian island where the sun doesn't set for 69 days of the year want to go "time-free" and have more flexible school and working hours to make the most of their long summer days

Air New Zealand boss Luxon resigns, could pursue politics

Jun 19, 2019

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Christopher Luxon has announced he's resigning after 7 years in the top job at the national carrier

Former FIFA head Blatter: Sarkozy meeting key to Qatar vote

Jun 18, 2019

A French investigation into suspected corruption in the 2022 World Cup hosting contest has revived Sepp Blatter's version of how the United States lost the vote to Qatar

Canada to allow the sale of cannabis edibles late this year

Jun 14, 2019

The Canadian government says a limited selection of cannabis-laced food products won't hit retail shelves in the country before mid-December

UN court rejects UAE request in Qatar dispute

Jun 14, 2019

The highest U.N. court has rejected a request by the United Arab Emirates for interim measures to be imposed on Qatar in a racial discrimination dispute

On Anne Frank's 90th birthday, her friends meet students

Jun 12, 2019

On Anne Frank's 90th birthday, her friends meet students

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