House Passes Online Sex Trafficking Bill Over DOJ Objections
The House passed legislation on Tuesday intended to curb online sex trafficking, hours after the Justice Department objected that part of the measure may be unconstitutional.
Taliban offer: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seeks talks
President Ghani says the militants could become a legitimate party if they help end years of war.
Israel Approves Law to Criminalize Criticisms of Israeli Military
The Israeli Knesset approved the first reading of a bill that would prohibit organizations from being critical of the Israeli Army Monday.
Ethiopian Jews Threaten Mass Hunger Strike Over Israel Move
In an emotional gathering, representatives for thousands of Ethiopian Jews announced Wednesday they will stage a mass hunger strike if Israel eliminates funding to allow them to join their families in that country.
Mexico Plans Retaliation If U.S. Imposes Steel Tariffs
Mexico will place retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods if President Donald Trump includes it on a list of nations that would face steel tariffs, according to a person close to the Latin American country’s position.
Ukraine president says expects delivery of U.S. weapons in weeks
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday he expected the first shipment of weapons from the United States in the next few weeks.
Duterte Allies Seek to Emulate China’s Anti-Poverty Programs
In a sign of China’s growing influence in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte’s political party is holding a two-day summit in Manila to develop policies that imitate the Communist Party’s anti-poverty programs.
Supreme Court Seems Divided on Political-Apparel Bans at Polls
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on the right of people to wear "Make America Great Again" hats or #metoo buttons when they vote.
Flawed Survey Threatens Abe’s Plan to Fight Japan’s Labor Shortage
An error-ridden survey is hampering what Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called a "historic" bid to combat a labor shortage in the rapidly aging nation by making workplaces more flexible.
Trump Again Attacks Sessions, This Time for FISA Investigation
President Donald Trump again attacked beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, this time for not ordering the Justice Department to investigate the agency’s use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in its Russia probe.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf defends immigration raid tip-off
Federal agents say a California mayor's "irresponsible" tip-off about an immigration raid allowed more than 800 "criminal aliens" to evade capture.
Elementary school installs bulletproof shelters in classrooms
An elementary school in Oklahoma is taking extreme measures to protect students in case of a school shooting like the one in Parkland, Florida.