Government And Politics

Canadian Senate passes bill to make anthem gender neutral

Feb 1, 2018

Canada's Senate has passed a bill to make the country's national anthem gender neutral

Finland's re-elected president sworn in for 6-year term

Feb 1, 2018

Finland's incumbent president has been sworn in for another six-year term following a landslide election victory over the weekend

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tells AP she backs sanctions on North Korea while urging "de-escalation"

Feb 1, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tells AP she backs sanctions on North Korea while urging "de-escalation"

UN reviews 206 firms over their links to Israeli settlements

Jan 31, 2018

The U.N. human rights office says 206 companies _ mostly Israeli and American _ are facing a review of their business practices involving Israeli settlements in Palestinian areas

Prince William praises benefits of outdoor play for children

Jan 31, 2018

Britain's Prince William has praised Sweden's embrace of the great outdoors, in particular the physical and mental benefits of outdoor exercise for children

Dutch cut gas firm out of quake damage compensation process

Jan 31, 2018

Dutch authorities have unveiled a new agreement to compensate homeowners for damages due to earthquakes caused by gas extraction, a deal that removes the company responsible for the quakes from the compensation process

Environment, gender equality on agenda at G7 Canada meeting

Jan 31, 2018

Climate change will be on the agenda for this year's Group of Seven summit in Quebec despite Canada's difference of opinion with the Trump administration

Ferry that sank in Pacific was ordered not to carry people

Jan 31, 2018

The Kiribati government says a ferry that sank this month near the remote Pacific nation had been damaged and was ordered not to carry passengers before it sailed

Britain's Prince William, Kate try bandy hockey in Sweden

Jan 30, 2018

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have kicked off a visit to Sweden and Norway where they will be received by the countries' respective royal families

US says NAFTA talks are progressing very slowly

Jan 29, 2018

U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer says talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement are progressing very slowly

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