Courts block revised Trump travel ban; president vows to appeal
A judge found "a reasonable, objective observer ... would conclude that the executive order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion."
Mar 16, 2017
Trump signs revised travel ban
Immigration advocates said the new ban still discriminated against Muslims and failed to address some of their key concerns with the previous order.
Mar 6, 2017
Immigrant in Deferred Action program arrested by ICE in Seattle
A 23-year-old man who had been protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was taken into custody by immigration officers on Friday.
Feb 14, 2017
Trump expected to order a temporary ban on refugees
Another executive order anticipated from Trump would block visas for anyone from Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Yemen.
Jan 25, 2017
Trump pulls US out of Trans-Pacific trade deal
Trump's executive order formally withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which had been criticized from both the left and the right.
Jan 23, 2017
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