US won’t participate in UN Rights Council without reforms

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not continue participating in the Human Rights Council unless the U.N. rights agency undergoes “considerable reform.” He gave no time frame for reforms to take place, saying in a letter to eight non-governmental organizations obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press that the U.S. will continue to participate in the […]

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Trump pledges ‘lasting support’ to US relations with Britain

President Donald Trump on Friday pledged America’s “lasting support” to the U.S.’ historic “special relationship” with Britain after he emerged from his first meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, leader of an ally who seeks to nudge the populist president toward the political mainstream. May, who said the meeting was the start to building their relationship, announced that Trump […]

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Mexican drug lord appeals US extradition

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman filed an appeal on Tuesday to prevent his extradition to the United States, which the government hopes to carry out in early 2017. His lawyer Andres Granados dropped off the documents at a court in Mexico City, which will hand them over to a “college” of appellate judges. The higher court could […]

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Uzbekistan’s new leader pledges better ties with Russia, US

The acting president of Uzbekistan, chosen following the death of the country’s authoritarian leader, says he wants closer ties with Russia, the United States and China.Islam Karimov, who crushed opposition throughout his nearly 27-year rule, died last week without leaving an apparent successor. The country’s Senate on Thursday elected Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev as acting president. Uzbekistan will still have […]

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One-third of US won’t have choice between Obamacare plans in 2017

It’s looking like a lot of people are going to have little Obamacare choice next year. One-third of the United States may have just a single insurer to pick from on Obamacare marketplaces in 2017, an analysis released Friday suggests. Seven entire states are projected to have just one carrier in 2017: Alaska, Alabama, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina […]

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