Government And Politics

Cyclone destroys Parliament House, homes on Tonga, Fiji next

Feb 13, 2018

The Pacific nation of Tonga is cleaning up damage from a cyclone that destroyed its Parliament House, as well as homes and churches, and was intensifying as it headed toward nearby Fiji

New Zealand lawmaker Bill English quits after election loss

Feb 13, 2018

New Zealand's opposition leader Bill English is leaving Parliament after losing last year's election

Dutch foreign minister admits lying about meeting with Putin

Feb 12, 2018

In a potentially damaging admission on the eve of his first visit to Russia as a member of the Dutch government, Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra has acknowledged lying about attending a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in 2006

Estonia, Russia swap 2 men convicted of espionage

Feb 10, 2018

The Baltic News Service says Estonia and Russia have exchanged two men convicted of espionage on Saturday at a border crossing between the two countries

ICC to open preliminary probes in Philippines, Venezuela

Feb 8, 2018

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela

Judge to ask EU court about post-Brexit citizenship issues

Feb 7, 2018

A judge in Amsterdam has agreed to ask the European Court of Justice preliminary questions about the consequences of Britain's departure from the EU for citizenship rights of Britons living in Europe

Canada PM Trudeau says 'peoplekind' remark was bad humor

Feb 7, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he was making a "dumb joke" when he suggested using the word "peoplekind" instead of "mankind" _ a comment that has led some to ridicule him

US pitches arms sales at Asia's biggest air show

Feb 7, 2018

U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales sees keen interest in American weaponry in Asia

Alberta stops importing B.C. wine over pipeline dispute

Feb 7, 2018

Canada's oil-rich province of Alberta is banning wine imports from neighboring British Columbia over a dispute about a proposed pipeline

ASEAN renews calls for durable solution to Rohingya crisis

Feb 6, 2018

Southeast Asian foreign ministers have renewed calls for a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and affirmed the need to enhance trust to resolve the South China Sea dispute.

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