Governance

Kenyan Schools Reopen Despite Coronavirus Concerns

NAIROBI – Schools in Kenya reopened Monday after being closed since March due to the coronavirus. But Kenya has yet to contain the pandemic and there are concerns among teachers and parents about being exposed to the infection. Kenya shut schools in mid-March as a measure to contain the virus, which has killed nearly 1,700 […]

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Census Says It Sees Little Fake Data; Critics Say It’s Not Looking

Responding to criticism that a shortened schedule jeopardized data quality, the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday said less than one-half of 1% of census takers interviewing households for the 2020 head count may have falsified their work, suggesting such problems were few and far between. The statistical agency said in a statement that a preliminary […]

Governance

US ‘Stands Ready’ to Try Militant Behind Daniel Pearl Murder

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Attorney General said Tuesday the United States “stands ready” to try a militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl whose release was ordered by a Pakistani court. The decision by Sindh High Court to release the accused comes months after it sparked outrage for overturning the murder conviction and death […]

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US Senate Poised to Vote on Defense Funding Veto Override

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging his colleagues to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a $740 billion defense spending measure in a vote expected this week. “President Trump has rightly noted this year’s defense bill doesn’t contain every provision that we Republicans would have wanted. I’m confident our Democratic colleagues feel the […]

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US Embassy Says Sudan no Longer on List of Terror Sponsors

CAIRO – The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum said Monday that President Donald Trump’s administration has removed Sudan from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, a move that could help the African country get international loans to revive its battered economy and end its pariah status. The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum said in a […]

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UN Chief Seeks Immediate Aid Access for Ethiopia’s Tigray 

NEW YORK / GENEVA – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that humanitarian access in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is his immediate priority.   “Once again, I wish to insist on: unfettered access of humanitarian assistance, and the swift resumption of the rule of law in a secure environment and in full respect for human rights, paving […]