After voting to fund military action against Islamic State, Congress just couldn’t take anymore. The US House announced Thursday an early end to an already shortened fall session so lawmakers could do what they value most: campaign for reelection.
US Vice President Joe Biden has drawn criticism from a top Jewish group for calling bankers who have preyed on service members deployed overseas as “Shylocks,” a term often condemned as an anti-Semitic stereotype.
The Police Chief in Washington, DC, is speaking out against one of her officers and in support of a man who stopped to record police arresting a man on a sidewalk only to be harassed by police and suspected of involvement in a crime for doing so.
The police chief at the center of the Rotherham child abuse scandal has admitted to MPs that he had “singularly failed” victims and that he had “no idea what was going on” during his time leading South Yorkshire Police.
In his weekly column, Dr. Ron Paul blasted the Obama and George W. Bush administrations for taking the ‘imperial presidency’ ‒ which was supposed to end after President Richard Nixon resigned ‒ far further than the disgraced politician ever did.
Arms firms that provide core military components for drones deployed by the US to conduct covert strikes in violation of international law bought access to NATO’s summit in Wales last week, a British human rights charity says.
Inadequate management of outsourced public contracts worth £40bn has left the UK government vulnerable to widespread fraud and overcharging, according to research conducted by official government auditors.
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is facing fresh charges of handing over state secrets to Qatar. Morsi, the deposed leader of the banned Muslim Brotherhood party, is currently in jail under investigation over inciting violence.
Canadian honey producers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Bayer and Syngenta to recover losses dating as far back as 2006, claiming that neonicotinoids they produce and sell are killing bees and cause massive material damage.