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Burundi's government recently proposed constitutional changes that would, among other things, allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in office beyond 2020. Civil society groups say the government is arresting opponents of those changes in advance of an upcoming referendum. Officially, Burundi's ...
Kremlin economic aide Andrei Belousov has said that the Russian government is considering a possible boost in social spending, as President Vladimir Putin steps up his campaign for the March presidential election. Belousov said on January 16 that expenditures on health, education, and infrastructure ...

On Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Rock Island Arsenal Public Works will conduct an inspection on the government Bridge. The bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic during this time. The bridge will remain open to pedestrian traffic. Signs and barricades will be placed during the closure. For additional ...
Some Democrats insist that any bill to fund the government must also protect the 800,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers. But 10 Democratic senators are up for re-election this fall in states with little sympathy for undocumented immigrants. Republicans face their own uncertainties: "To believe that ...
South Korea's decision to tighten its control over cryptocurrency trading has triggered a public uproar in the bitcoin-obsessed country. A petition demanding the government to stop regulating cryptocurrencies garnered more than 200,000 signatures by Tuesday (Jan. 16) after being filed to South Korea's ...

Tunisians overthrew a dictator in 2011, an event that began the Arab Spring. Steve Inskeep talks to Tunisia's Ambassador to the U.S. Faycal Gouia about what's driving the demonstrations. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are ...
There are many benefits to paid family leave: Parents get to bond with a new baby, and leave is associated with higher rates of breastfeeding, childhood vaccinations, and well-baby care. Paid leave is also good for mom and dad, who are more likely to stay attached to the labor force, and less likely to report ...
The UK government's proposal to publish a chemicals strategy, while it continues its process of leaving the EU is "helpful", says Chemical Industries Association head Steve Elliott. The promise was included in the 25-year environment plan, published last week by the environment ministry (Defra).
Rappler has also grown to become one of the most critical voices of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's government. Elected into office in June 2016, Duterte's policies have included a controversial war on drugs that has led to the deaths of over 12,000 Filipinos to date. He is known overseas for calling ...
Over the past three years, the Minnesota state government has significantly increased its contract spending with minority-owned businesses and hired more vendors from underserved communities. The amount of money the government spent on contracts with African-American-owned businesses climbed ...
Although U.S. troops ultimately ended the offensive successfully, and the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong suffered brutal loses, these bloody weeks triggered a series of events that continue to undermine Americans' confidence in their government. The Tet offensive came after several months of the ...
He has been described by officials of President Nicolas Maduro's government as a deserter, but others opposed to the government see him as a symbol of anti-government resistance and refer to him as "Rambo." During Perez's hijacking of a helicopter in June, he displayed a banner with the letters "350 ...
London -- The British government scrambled Monday to contain the damage as the country's second largest construction firm was forced into liquidation after losing money on a series of contracts and racking up around $1.35 billion in debt. The bankruptcy of the firm, Carillion, one of the government's ...
US lawmakers have long worried about the security risks posed the alleged ties between Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and the country's government. To that end, Texas Representative Mike Conaway introduced a bill last week called Defending U.S. government Communications Act, which aims ...
Britain should stop building new museums to ensure that the ones that we have can survive, a government commissioned review has found. institutions across the country are struggling to make ends meet and rather than investing in new infrastructure the money should be used to fix the historic buildings ...

The Pakistani government shot back at President Trump on Monday after he threatened to stop hundreds of millions in foreign aid, accusing the U.S. of overlooking "safe havens of terrorists who murder Pakistanis." "Pak as anti-terror ally has given free to US: land & air communication, military bases & Intel ...
Republicans and Democrats open 2018 by arguing over how much to grow the size of government Washington, DC - DECEMBER 07: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with Congressional leadership including House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi ...
Preaching morality while practicing cupidity can be tricky, but various American governments have done it for years regarding smoking. This mental contortion now has a new chapter. The four largest American tobacco companies (Altria, R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard, Philip Morris) are, under government ...
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press on Air Force One. (Photo: Flickr/the White House). A few moments before midnight on Dec. 31, 1962, the lights were dimmed in the old gym at West Point during the new year's ball for plebes (first-year students). In those years plebes were not ...
In recent years, the U.S. government was a key player in the fight for open access. In 2013, the White House directed all agencies that fund scientific research to enact policies requiring that that research be made available to the public after a year, one of the biggest wins for open access in the past decade.
Crisis of Expectations: Iran protests Mean Economic Dilemma for government. Jan. ... To ease that discontent, Rouhani may need to spend more government money on creating jobs, restrain inflation by supporting the rial exchange rate and do more to eradicate the widespread corruption which angers the ...
BERLIN -- Angela Merkel of Germany, addressing her country as an acting chancellor, pledged in her annual New Year's address on Sunday to work for all Germans and to swiftly form a new government to help ensure success into 2018 and beyond. In a sobering assessment of the divisions in German ...
The proposal comes from a report released in late November by the National Academies of sciences, engineering, and Medicine. NASEM urges Congress to allow federal bureaucrats to negotiate Medicare drug prices directly with pharmaceutical companies. Currently, private insurance companies ...
In New Zealand, blockchain experts are helping local government agencies and enterprises get ready for what many consider the most disruptive technology. At present, the Ministry of Health and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority are studying the capabilities of the distributed ledger technology ...
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is suing the federal government, accusing it of unconstitutionally raiding the homes of immigrant families. In a lawsuit filed in the District Court for the Northern District of Georgia's Atlanta Division, the civil rights group alleges U.S. Immigration and Customs ...
New Jersey's incoming Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy was aiming to impose a millionaires' tax to boost state spending. But top statehouse Democrats balked as they saw the Republican tax plan advancing in Congress. In rewriting the compact between Washington and lower levels of government, most ...
State governments, not private employers, are the main discriminators against people with criminal records. Jared Meyer (@JaredMeyer10) is a contributor to the Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential blog. He is a senior research fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability. Christian ...
House and Senate members passed a brief funding extension last week that will keep the government open until Dec. 22, and the GOP is expected to introduce another bandaid bill that will keep the gov open into January. By that time, Democrats, Republicans, and the White House will have to make some ...
WASHINGTON -- A government watchdog on Monday urged the education Department to resume the process of forgiving student loans for tens of thousands Americans who were defrauded by for-profit colleges. The Office of Inspector General, an independent body within the education agency, ...
Applebaum says Poland's government is taking a cue from Washington's attitude toward journalists and has embraced "the idea that it's OK to not just push back against the media, but to criticize, to punish and to try and ban critical media. I think that the fact that the US president now does that and he is very ...
BERLIN -- Germany inched toward a new government on Friday, as leaders from the center-left Social Democrats, the previous partners of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc, agreed to sit down next week for exploratory talks on resuming the arrangement. Andrea Nahles, parliamentary whip for ...
The U.S. government's suit against AT&T's purchase of Time Warner likely won't end until after May. The trial is set for March 19. Why does net neutrality matter? Jessica Rosenworcel, a member of the FCC, defends the endangered regulatory policy on the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask.
hackers this week successfully infected government servers with malware in North Carolina, locking Mecklenburg County officials out of their systems and slowing its operations to a crawl. Hackers demanded $23,000 in exchange for unlocking the stolen files. Officials are refusing to pay--meaning they will ...
Many other nations within the EU have followed suit: France and Germany have also standardized cigarette packaging, and Lithuania has begun raising taxes on alcohol sales in an attempt to rescind their reputation as world's heaviest drinkers. Perhaps governments can justify these type of policies due to ...
Bollywood Actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Sushant Singh Rajput touched down in Tel Aviv last month, accompanied by an 80-strong crew, to shoot scenes for "Drive," the first Hindi film to be set in Israel. The film, an Indian-style spin on "Fast and the Furious," was partly funded by a number of Israeli ...
Suddenly missing, they noticed, were scores of pages dedicated to helping state and local governments deal with climate change. The EPA site where those pages lived, titled "Climate and Energy Resources for State, Local, and Tribal Governments," would disappear for three months, only to come back in ...
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. The president signed the two-week spending bill at the White House after the House and Senate acted to prevent a government shutdown ...
WASHINGTON -- liberal activists, eager for Democrats to assert what power they have left in Congress, are pressing Democratic leaders to shut down the government this Christmas if Republicans do not agree to shield young undocumented immigrants from deportation. But moderate Democrats fear the ...
Several state governments have pleaded with the central government to support alternatives, such as transporting the residue to dairy farms for cows to eat. The cost would be around $200 million, less than a tenth of a percent of India's $2 trillion economy. The central government has yet to agree.
Put simply: the American health care system is broken. Decades of government mismanagement and over-regulation have encouraged waste, ...
Successive governments have denied this, but with suggestions that disabled people have died shortly after being identified as fit for work, ...
It also positions the federal government as a savior of victims, who should be thankful for U.S. aid that is given a matter of largesse. For this ...
AT&T, a company that thinks of government as, at best, a peer, approached the negotiations with an imperious attitude that misread the history ...
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused the BJP government of "sabotaging" the winter session of Parliament on flimsy grounds.
'Milder Corbyn doubters include some of the most thoughtful, sophisticated, likable and doorstep-ready MPs in the party, such as Clive Lewis.
So how are local governments addressing UBL policies and costs? And are these decisions being made in the best interests of employees, ...
What do you do if you're a federal government facing an incredibly precarious situation because a rolling citizenship crisis has claimed a ...
Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. ...


 

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