The top Democrat in the US Congress Nancy Pelosi warned Wednesday that lawmakers would block any trade pact with Britain if its exit from the EU undermines Northern Ireland's peace accord, which has brought the 30-year conflict in the region to an end.
Canada's ethics commissioner on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of improperly pressuring the country's former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a major engineering firm that has been accused of bribery to secure contracts.
The administration of US President Donald Trump unveiled a sweeping rule on Monday that some experts say could cut legal immigration in half by denying visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people for being too poor, news wires reported.
Argentines have their first chance on Sunday to head to the ballot boxes in a high-stakes presidential race in which they must choose between staying the course of painful austerity measures or a return to interventionist economics.Sunday's presidential primaries are an important litmus test in Argentina, which will hold its general elections on 27 October.
The United States' President Donald Trump said Friday that fellow Republicans will set aside resistance to restricting access to firearms by supporting background checks for people buying weapons in the wake of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
Puerto Rico's Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez Garced was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the third governor that the financially and politically troubled island has had in less than a week. The move came just a few hours after the highest court declared unconstitutional the governorship of disgraced former Gov. Ricardo Rossello's handpicked successor - a move certain to prolong the political crisis on the US territory.
President Donald Trump late Monday signed an executive order imposing a harsh, Cuba-style economic embargo on Venezuela as part of Washington’s broad push to force leader Nicolás Maduro out of power. The embargo freezes assets of the government of Venezuela and associated entities and prohibits economic transactions with it, unless specifically exempted. Exemptions include official business of the federal government and transactions related to the provision of humanitarian aid.
An US Department of Defense delegation is planning to meet in Ankara on Monday in an effort to calm tensions amid a threatened military offensive by Turkey in Kurdish-held territory in Syria, the Washington Post reported Sunday.
Two mass shootings that killed 30 people in Texas and Ohio reverberated across the United States’ political arena on Sunday as Democratic presidential candidates called for stricter gun laws and accused President Donald Trump of stoking racial tensions. Dozens were also wounded Saturday and early Sunday in shootings within just 13 hours of each other in carnage that shocked a country that has become grimly accustomed to mass shootings and heightened concerns about domestic terrorism.
A man armed with a rifle opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, killing 20 people and wounding 26 others as panicked shoppers and employees scurried for cover before the gunman surrendered to police at the scene.