Germany cancels anti-Islam rally

Jan 19, 2015

Germany cancels anti-Islam rally

German police banned a rally planned by the anti-Islamic Pegida movement and other public open-air gatherings in the eastern city of Dresden Monday, citing a terrorist threat. Dresden police said Sunday they had received information from federal and state counterparts indicating a “concrete threat” ...

Jan 17, 2015

Foreign Ministry to revamp Japanese passports in time for Tokyo Olympics

The Foreign Ministry is looking to revamp the design of Japanese passports and strengthening measures against fabrication and falsification, officials said. The ministry is considering a design that symbolizes Japan for immigration stamp pages, and is looking at instances of other countries that use ...

House votes to undo Obama immigration moves in spending bill

Jan 15, 2015

House votes to undo Obama immigration moves in spending bill

House Republicans voted to try to block President Barack Obama from easing the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, including those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The 236-191 vote Wednesday goes beyond Republicans’ pledge to reverse the president’s November orders shielding about ...

Jan 11, 2015

U.S. border drone program understates cost, efficiency: report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection drones have had “minimal” impact on stemming illegal immigration and the agency has drastically understated the program’s cost while failing to prove its value, an inspector general’s report says. The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general recommended the CBP ...

Obama, Congress fight on pipeline

Jan 10, 2015

Obama, Congress fight on pipeline

A battle over an oil pipeline has become the opening salvo in a power struggle between newly empowered Republicans and President Barack Obama that could consume his final two years in office and shape his legacy. The outcome of the dispute over the Keystone ...