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July 11, 2018 5:33 PM Republicans take ‘baby step’ in opposition to Trump’s tariffs

WASHINGTON — Republicans have made a gentle, symbolic move toward reining in President Donald Trump on tariffs. But it’s unclear whether they’re willing to go any further than that. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 88 to 11 on Wednesday to pass a non-binding motion in favour of giving Congress “a role” in deciding on tariffs imposed under a “national 9

July 8, 2018 4:33 PM Trump administration freezes payments under Obamacare program protecting insurers

Serota noted that the payments are required by law, and said he believes the administration has the legal authority to continue making them despite the court cases. He warned of “turmoil” as insurers finalize their rates for 2019. America’s Health Insurance Plans, the main health insurance industry trade group, said in a statement that it is “very discouraged 8

July 6, 2018 3:16 PM Portuguese lawmakers overwhelmingly reject proposal to ban bullfighting

LISBON, PORTUGAL—Portugal’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly against a bill banning bullfights, which are a traditional summer event. A lone lawmaker with the People-Animals-Nature party tabled the bill Friday, but it earned just 31 votes in the 230-seat Republican Assembly, Portugal’s parliament. Unlike in Spain, bulls are not killed in the ring in Portugal 34

June 27, 2018 10:24 PM American women could lose abortion rights after Supreme Court judge announces his retirement

Women in no-abortion states who still wanted to terminate their pregnancies would be forced to choose between travelling to liberal states, getting an illegal abortion, or reluctantly allowing the pregnancy to continue. “Women with money could get abortions no matter what the law said, because they could travel out of state or even out of the country 12

June 10, 2018 2:59 PM 'Special place in hell': Trump advisers blast Trudeau for comments at G7 summit

PM didn't respond to reporters' questions on the matter Sunday morning Top advisers to U.S. President Donald Trump are launching blistering attacks on Justin Trudeau for comments he made at the end of the G7 leaders' summit this weekend, with one going as far as to say the prime minister deserves a "special place in hell." Speaking Saturday after Trump 28

June 7, 2018 5:18 PM The week that was: A soccer tackle becomes a law-school question and a bridge turns into a double-zedder

REPURPOSED:The tackle that forced Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah off the field in the Champions League final. It’s become a question in a law exam. Syrian Facebook pages showed part of a first-year exam at the University of Damascus, the BBC reports. The question asks why Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, the tackler, can’t be held to account from a criminal law perspective 15

June 6, 2018 6:19 PM U.S. lawmakers want Trump to report on North Korea nuclear program

Some members of Congress worry Trump will concede too much in his eagerness for a deal Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require the Trump administration to provide a detailed report on North Korea's nuclear program to set a "baseline" for progress on talks with Pyongyang 36

May 21, 2018 8:18 PM School shooting that left 10 dead may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting two weeks ago. And until Monday, the governor’s re-election website was raffling off a shotgun. Guns are so hard-wired into Texas culture that last week’s deadly rampage at Santa 17

May 21, 2018 3:48 PM U.S. issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

Requirements include foreign-policy overhaul and cessation of all uranium enrichment The United States issued a steep list of demands on Monday to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Tehran doesn't change course. Drawing sharp contrasts 32

May 10, 2018 1:12 PM Google appears before MPs investigating Facebook data scandal

Parliamentary committee investigating how the Facebook breach could have affected Canadians Canadian MPs will hear from Google today as they continue their study of the misuse of Facebook data. After Canadian whistleblower Christopher Wylie went public about the relationship between his former employer — Cambridge Analytica — and Facebook, the House 11