House approves government funding bill, throws issue to Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to fund government operations through Feb. 16 and avoid agency shutdown...

Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court’s order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans ...

Possible money laundering alleged in sales of Trump properties: Rep. Schiff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Testimony to the U.S. Congress by the head of a research firm indicates that the Trump Organization’s sales of properties to ...

U.S. government to shield health workers under ‘religious freedom’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the “conscience and religious freedom” of health workers whose belief...

Senate passes bill renewing internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six...

Sisi raises ‘extreme concern’ about Nile dam with Ethiopia

Egypt’s president Thursday expressed his extreme concern to Ethiopia’s visiting prime minister over the lack of progress in talks on the impact of a massive ups...

Sisi sacks his intelligence chief: state media

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has fired his powerful intelligence chief, state media said Thursday, in the latest shake-up of the country’s security s...

Netanyahu clarifies remarks on U.S. Embassy timeframe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step back Thursday from comments, challenged by U.S. President Donald Trump, that envisioned a one-year timefra...

Egypt, Jordan face Pence visit dilemma

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestini...

Ending sexual harassment and abuse at the U.N.

Around the world, brave women (and some men) have been breaking the silence surrounding sexual harassment and abuse committed by those in positions of power.

The European Film Festival rides again

It’s raining. Daytime temperatures on the eastern Mediterranean coast have dropped below 20C.

‘Downsizing,’ a big-picture film about little people

It’s hard to say what’s better about the first half of Alexander Payne’s wonderfully weird – or is it weirdly wonderful?

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