Through the years, Donald Trump has made plenty of off-color remarks about women, including on the campaign trail. Plus, there have been allegations against him, of improper sexual advances in the workplace at various times, and more recently, reports that he pays a lot of attention to his
President Donald Trump set the ball rolling to repeal major components of the Obama administration's economic policy. The executive order signed by the president did not directly impact existing financial regulations, but it did call for a review of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. That law was designed to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis and was a major target of Trump’s presidential campaign.
Officials in Beijing are turning the problem of poisonous pollution into a green opportunity for China.
On Thursday, China’s National Energy Administration announced that it would invest at least $360 billion in renewable energy. The plan, which is expected to help curb greenhouse gas emissions, will also create an estimated 13 million jobs.
So, should we be worried that North Korea had its most successful ballistic missile launch?
Wednesday's launch violates a UN Security Council resolution that bans North Korea from testing and developing ballistic missile technology. This launch is raising concerns because it elevates North Korea's efforts to target American military bases in the Pacific.
Protesters are taking to the streets throughout Mexico to express their outrage over an increase in gas prices, corruption scandals plaguing the country, and the plummeting peso, which hit record lows last week.
Durreen Shahnaz calls herself a “defiant optimist.” She’s the first Bangladeshi woman to graduate from the Wharton School of Business and to work on Wall Street, and she’s spending her life coming up with new ways to invest social capital.
Back in 2013, Shahnaz launched the Impact Investment Exchange Asia. This social stock exchange is going strong today and has funded a number of projects in places like Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Philippines.
ByBen Mishiev, Amber Hall, Anna Pratt •Jan 6, 2017
In Venezuela, the food shortage has become so dire that some people spend their days picking up grains of rice and corn that fall out of delivery trucks.
That's according to Hannah Dreier, a correspondent for The Associated Press who is based in the South American country. She contributed to the AP's recent investigative report about the state of affairs and has seen firsthand that many people are on the brink of starvation.
At age 17, Sitawa Wafula was diagnosed with both epilepsy and bipolar disorder. As a young woman living in Kenya, a country where mental health issues are still seen as a spiritual taboo, Wafula struggled to make sense of her health problems.
Perhaps you had today off and could spend another day thinking about the 363 days ahead. Or you, like us, have rolled up your sleeves already. We seem to come upon this new page of the calendar with anxiety and girded for battle. The contests we have lost or the contests we have won. They urge us variously onward to make good on once outlandish-seeming promises or to hold back and defend, to hold in place an America we were once certain was on a far different course than we see today.
There were 61 shootings in Chicago over the Christmas weekend resulting in 11 fatalities — seven of them on Christmas Day alone. This comes at the end of a particularly violent year for the city, which is experiencing its highest murder rate since the 1990s.
So far, there have been at least 753 homicides in 2016.
The battle for Aleppo seems all but decided, but Syria's long and bloody civil war marches forward.
As the city burns, tens of thousands of civilians and those opposed to the military are being evacuated as government forces retake Aleppo. Though this nation has been held hostage by civil war, the attention span of the West has ebbed and flowed according to political priorities of the moment.
US lawmakers and officials continue to respond to CIA reports that Russia deliberately interfered with the November election in order to get Donald Trump elected. Yet, intervening in foreign election is nothing new, particularly for the US.
On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell backed bipartisan calls to investigate allegations from the Central Intelligence Agency that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. He also pushed back on President-elect Donald Trump's signals that he wants a warm US relationship with Russia.
"Let me just speak for myself: The Russians are not our friends," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said at a press conference.
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases focused on redistricting this week. They both concern whether certain districts were purposefully drawn to group together African-American voters into majority-minority districts, something that could lessen their overall representation in state legislatures and Congress.