Pence casts tiebreaker vote to make it more difficult for consumers to sue banks and credit card companies
The Senate has voted to nullify a consumer-oriented rule that would let millions of Americans band together to sue their banks or credit card companies.
Kurdistan Regional Government Offers to Suspend Independence
In response to recent clashes between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces and mounting political pressure, the KRG has offered to suspend independence.
China's launch of 'petro-yuan' in two months sounds death knell for dollar's dominance
One of the world’s top energy importers, China, is set to roll out a yuan-denominated oil contract as early as this year. Analysts call the plan, announced by Beijing in September, a huge move against the dollar's global dominance.
Clinton team and Democrats 'bankrolled' Trump dirty dossier
US President Donald Trump has seized on reports that Hillary Clinton's team bankrolled a sleazy dossier of allegations linking him to Russia.
Cuba Deems Allegations of Sonic Attack on US Diplomats 'Science Fiction'
A U.S. expert said the cause was “mass hysteria,” a term used for outbreaks among groups of people that are either wholly or partly psychosomatic.
‘Harshest sanctions ever’: US House passes ‘Otto Warmbier’ sanctions against N. Korea
House lawmakers have overwhelmingly passed the “harshest sanctions ever” targeting Pyongyang’s access to global financial markets. The bill was named after US student Otto Warmbier, who died in June following his release from custody in North Korea.
Senate diverges over renewal of internet spying law
A Senate panel on Tuesday approved legislation to renew the National Security Agency’s internet surveillance program, while other lawmakers pushed a competing measure seeking to end the ability to search for data on Americans without a warrant.
U.S. widens surveillance to include 'homegrown violent extremists' - documents
The U.S. government has broadened an interpretation of which citizens can be subject to physical or digital surveillance to include “homegrown violent extremists,” according to official documents seen by Reuters.
Green light for Kenya's repeat election after court collapses
Kenya will hold a controversial repeat presidential election on Thursday as planned, the head of the election commission has announced.
‘Miscarriage of justice’: Brothers jailed for murder despite CCTV proving they weren’t even there
Two brothers jailed for murder despite CCTV footage showing they weren’t actually at the scene at the time of the killing are victims of a grave miscarriage of justice, their mother says.
Private Missouri College Creates Mandatory Patriotism Class
An evangelical Christian college in Missouri is now requiring freshman to take a class aimed at encouraging patriotism.