U.S. Congress returns to new dynamic and GOP shutdown threat

World / Politics Nov 13, 2018

U.S. Congress returns to new dynamic and GOP shutdown threat

Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Voters swept away eight years of House Republican control in last week's ...

World / Politics Nov 6, 2018

Nearly 5,000 U.S. soldiers deployed to Mexico border

Around 4,800 U.S. soldiers were deployed Monday to the border with Mexico, the Pentagon announced, saying it could not give a price tag for the operation Democrats decry as political maneuvering from President Donald Trump. Some 1,100 of the troops are in California, another 1,100 ...

Asia Pacific Oct 16, 2018

Aussie government blames admin error for 'okay to be white' vote

Embarrassed officials scrambled Tuesday to explain how members of Australia's conservative government backed a parliamentary motion declaring "it is okay to be white," blaming the decision on an "administrative process failure." The resolution, tabled in the Senate on Monday, was drafted by populist firebrand Pauline ...