Government And Politics

Pope won't apologize for role in Canada residential schools

Mar 28, 2018

The Catholic church says Pope Francis will not apologize to Canadian residential school survivors who were taken from their families and put in government schools where they were forced to convert to Christianity.

Yucky ducky? Study reveals bath-time toy's dirty secret

Mar 28, 2018

Scientists have the dirt on rubber ducky and it's clear many children's favorite bath-time friend is _ as parents have long suspected _ far from squeaky clean

Switzerland urged to do more to fight, penalize bribery

Mar 27, 2018

A group of mostly rich, industrialized countries says Switzerland should do more to prosecute companies and apply tougher penalties for bribery

New Zealand's central bank to weigh employment in decisions

Mar 26, 2018

New Zealand central bank to consider employment and inflation when setting interest rates, other monetary policy

Trump tariffs undermine trust in rules-based global commerce

Mar 23, 2018

The Trump administration's move to impose tariffs on China and key trading partners undermines the rules-based system of global commerce embodied and overseen by the World Trade Organization

Swiss stage raids in probe of defense deals with Putin links

Mar 22, 2018

Swiss authorities conducted house searches and seized documentation in a probe of allegations made by state-controlled defense contractor Ruag of possible crimes that reportedly involved bribery linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin's entourage

Mixed picture for populist Wilders in Dutch local elections

Mar 22, 2018

The right-wing populist party of anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders has gained footholds for the first time in dozens of municipalities across the Netherlands in local elections, but has struggled in some key cities

Police: Man jumps from public gallery in Dutch parliament

Mar 22, 2018

A debate in the Dutch parliament has been halted after a man jumped from the public gallery into the debating chamber below

Exit polls: Dutch vote on spying law too close to call

Mar 21, 2018

Exit polls suggest a left-wing environmentalist party scored strongly in key Dutch municipal elections, while a referendum on a law granting intelligence agencies greater powers to tap electronics communications was too close to call

Russia stuck in stalemate with WADA after doping scandal

Mar 21, 2018

Russia seems to be stuck in stalemate that is blocking its full re-entry to international sports after a state-backed doping scandal

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