Poll: Under Trump, global approval of U.S. leadership hits historical low

Other nations’ approval of U.S. leadership under President Donald Trump hit a historical low of 30 percent in 2017, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.

Apple says it will pay a $38 billion tax bill to move foreign money...

As part of an announcement today, Apple said it would pay $38 billion in taxes to bring money held overseas back to the United States.

Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled wor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake.

Indefinite solitary confinement in Canadian prisons ruled unconstitutional by B.C. court

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled that the practice of prolonged and indefinite solitary confinement in Canadian prisons is unconstitutional. 

Kelly: We won’t build all of Trump’s wall, and Mexico won’t pay for it

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that the US will never build a wall along the entire southern border and that Mexico won’t pay for what we do erect — refuting one of President Trump’s top campaign promises.

Family offers ‘sincere apologies’ for 11-year-old girl’s false hijab-cutting story | Toronto Star

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There’s a fish orgy happening in Mexico that’s so loud it’s making other animals...

Anyone who has ever lived in an apartment complex with paper-thin walls knows that being forced to listen to your neighbors rock each other’s world can be a seriously awkward way to spend an evening.

Trump: ‘Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea’

His attorney told the committee that he wouldn’t discuss anything about his time in the White House or during the transition after the 2016 election.

Russian disinformation campaign has been ‘extremely successful’ in Europe, warns EU

An “orchestrated” propaganda campaign by the Russian government has been “extremely successful” at spreading disinformation throughout the European Union, the European Commission has warned.

Wave of looting shutters stores, spreads fear in Venezuela

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - A wave of looting by hungry mobs across Venezuela has left streets of shuttered shops in provincial towns and pushed some store owners to arm themselves with guns and machetes, stirring fear that the turmoil could spread to the capital Caracas.

New Zealand Fisheries Want Grisly Images of Dead Penguins Caught in Nets Censored |...

The seafood industry in New Zealand has asked the government to withhold graphic video of dead sea life caught in trawler nets as they are potentially damaging to fisheries and to brand New Zealand.

Investigators Are Scrutinizing Newly Uncovered Payments By The Russian Embassy

Officials investigating the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election are scrutinizing newly uncovered financial transactions between the Russian government and people or businesses inside the United States.

South Korean Petition Against Crypto Regulation Gets 200K Signatures, Government Must Respond | Bitcoin...

Tuesday morning, Jan. 16, a South Korean petition against the regulation of virtual currency reached the amount of signatures required to compel a response from the government.

Costa Rican presidential candidate blasts ecologists, says he would bring mining back | MINING.com

Presidential candidate for the conservative National Integration Party (PIN in Spanish), Diego Castro, caused controversy in Costa Rica after he called environmentalist groups "eco-terrorists."

Russian Man Dies After Setting Himself on Fire on Public Square

A man has died after setting himself on fire in front of a government building in southern Russia, reportedly after being fired from his company.

Move to ban anti-abortion protesters

A council has moved to ban anti-abortion protesters from outside a Marie Stopes clinic in west London.

Probe as Russian athletes withdraw ahead of doping tests

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian track and field federation says it has launched an investigation after dozens of athletes reportedly withdrew from a competition following the arrival of drug testers.

Sweden is reissuing a Cold War pamphlet on how to cope with the outbreak...

Sweden first issued an advisory pamphlet on how to cope with the outbreak of war in the 1940s.