Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning’s sentence
Chelsea Manning was convicted in connection with the release of documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks.
Jan 17, 2017
Trump transition memo offers glimpse into immigration, border plans
The request included assessment of the capacity to build a border wall and to expand immigrant detention.
Jan 3, 2017
Obama expels Russian diplomats for interference in U.S. election
Russian Foreign Ministry says sanctions will hurt restoration of ties. Moscow denies the allegations of hacking.
Dec 29, 2016
Syrian rebels surrender Aleppo; civilians fear aftermath
Rebels — those backed by the U.S., Turkey and Gulf monarchies, and others not supported by the West — face defeat in Aleppo, but the war is far from over.
Dec 13, 2016
Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for Native tribes
Native Americans and climate activists have protested against the oil pipeline project, saying it endangers tribal water sources and sacred sites.
Dec 4, 2016
Bannon role in Trump administration sets off critical firestorm
White supremacists and neo-Nazis have rarely been so enthusiastic about a presidential appointment.
Nov 16, 2016
Turkey arrests Kurdish lawmakers, draws condemnation
The action drew strong international condemnation of a widening crackdown on dissent under President Tayyip Erdogan.
Nov 4, 2016
Police move in on Dakota pipeline encampment
Police in North Dakota began clearing a group of Native American and environmental protesters from an encampment near an oil pipeline construction site.
Oct 27, 2016
Philippine President Duterte announces “separation” from U.S.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made the announcement in Beijing, while announcing that his country would realign with China.
Oct 20, 2016
Polish parliament rejects near-total abortion ban after mass protests
Up to 100,000 Polish women at a time demonstrated against the proposed law that would have banned abortion in nearly all cases.
Oct 6, 2016
Native tribes praise pipeline pause, vow to fight on
Pipeline construction has been paused on federally owned land that Native Americans consider sacred. Protesters vow to press for a full halt to the project.
Sep 12, 2016
Duterte defends Philippines’ human rights record following Obama speech
The U.S. and the United Nations have expressed concern over Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug campaign.
Sep 8, 2016
Explosion kills 10, injures dozens in Philippine president’s home city
An explosion at a market in the home city of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte killed at least 10 people on Friday and wounded dozens more.
Sep 2, 2016
Hispanic backers move away from Trump after immigration speech
Some Hispanic conservatives are reconsidering their support of Trump after he delivered a speech on immigration Wednesday.
Sep 1, 2016
UN chief calls for better conditions for Rohingya as Myanmar begins peace talks
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Myanmar to improve living conditions for its Rohingya Muslim minority.
Aug 31, 2016
U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals
This review of whether to phase out private prisons would include The GEO Group's Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.
Aug 29, 2016
France has “misunderstood” burkini, Australian designer says
Designer Aheda Zanetti says the burkini is meant to open choices for women who want to dress modestly or want more coverage from the sun.
Aug 25, 2016
Chibok schoolgirl rescued from Boko Haram yearns to return home
Boko Haram's abduction of 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria sparked a global campaign #bringbackourgirls.
Aug 17, 2016
Chinese tourist spends two weeks in German refugee center after mixup
A Chinese tourist in Germany unwittingly signed an asylum application that got him stranded as a refugee for two weeks, according to reports.
Aug 8, 2016