This has been a busy week for the Supreme Court, which came down with three much-anticipated decisions. The first was the decision on same-sex marriage (Obergefell v. Hodges ). As a libertarian, I have absolutely no problem with gay couples enjoying the same legal rights as heterosexual ones. Show More Summary
Police fire tear gas after hundreds of migrants began fighting each other in an overcrowded migrant camp in Debrecen.
Judges rule 5-4 that controversial drug midazolam does not violate a constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
The SCOTUS held today by a vote of 5-4 in Glossip v. Gross, that three Oklahoma inmates awaiting execution failed to establish a likelihood of success on the merits of their claim that the use of midazolam as the first drug administered in a three-drug execution cocktail violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and...
With the nation on the brink of default on its international loans, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for a referendum and the government announced banks would remain closed
Claire Chu Security, Asia In the face of China's growing power and aggressiveness, Congress wants the Pentagon to beef up Taiwan's military. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 (H.R. 1735) was passed in the House and the Senate on June 18, and now awaits approval of Senate-made changes. Show More Summary
Political stability and absence of violence in Mozambique are in their lowest levels in two decades. And while Mozambique's economy remains one of the most dynamic on the continent it is unclear how its main development driver - extractive...Show More Summary
One of the main purposes of modern governments is to maintain social and economic stability. The degree of uncertainty and uproar that currently characterizes Greece from a social and market standpoint reflects Syriza's despicable job of doing what it was elected to do. Show More Summary
©Cherry Stoltenberg/HEAL Africa Deep inside the sprawling HEAL Africa Hospital complex in the Eastern Congolese city of Goma is a small ward where women recover from injuries they suffered during complicated births and violent sexual attacks. Show More Summary
Jordan would be prepared to send troops into southern Syria to prevent radical Islamists from menacing its frontier.
Evan Gottesman Security, Europe "The staying power of NATO’s founding principles is no guarantee that the alliance will endure." U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter embarked on a weeklong European tour on June 21 to reaffirm America’s commitment to the NATO alliance. Show More Summary
In many countries, a woman taking her husband's surname is a breach of local custom, or even illegal
The latest deadline in international negotiations will be missed, and the alternatives to no deal are all unappealing
The international game of chicken, being played out for the last five years, is reaching its climax. Alexis Tsipras has played a very bad hand extremely well, despite what doomsayers suggest. ATHENS -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...Show More Summary
Main problem has been finding enough Syrian recruits untainted by extremist affiliations or disqualified by physical or other flaws
After coalition talks with other right-wing parties collapse, the Danish liberals form a government on their own.
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For Kiev, winning the public relations war against Vladimir Putin would seem to be a no-brainer. For a year now, the Kremlin has conducted a thinly-disguised war of aggression in eastern Ukraine resulting in the deaths of thousands.Show More Summary
The Greek referendum set for July 5, 2015, is about "yes or no to Europe." The nation is divided. One camp for the Euro, for membership of the European Union (EU), and ultimately for Europa; the other one against the Euro, against EU membership and ultimately against Europe. Show More Summary
It could result in an opportunity for the nation