Environment

As Trump ditches Paris, California leads on environment

Meeting Xi Jinping in China, Governor Jerry Brown steps up as the global face of progressive climate policy in the US.

As Trump ditches Paris, California leads on environment

Opinion

The Muslim ban: Did Trump really win?

The US Supreme Court's decision does not put Trump's original travel ban fully in effect. Here is why.

Lauren Carasik

by Lauren Carasik

Lauren Carasik

GCC

Top US senator to block GCC arms sales over Qatar row

Republican chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee says 'recent disputes' undermine US policy in the Middle East.

US & Canada

US Supreme Court partly revives Trump's Muslim ban

Justices grant parts of administration's request to put order into effect immediately while legal battle continues.

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump Muslim ban case

Human Rights

Police accused of sexual assault at anti-Trump protest

An independent photojournalist says it 'felt like rape' as officers subjected him to a cavity search while laughing.

ACLU sues DC police over violence at anti-Trump rally

Middle East

Tillerson calls for talks to end Gulf diplomatic crisis

US secretary of state urges Arab states to 'sit down together' to try to reach resolution amid major diplomatic crisis.

Some Saudi-led bloc 'demands very difficult to meet'

US & Canada

US farmers say sand mining destroying environment

Farmers in the US say the booming sand-mining industry is threatening their future. The sand is vital to help extract oil and gas from deep underground.

Health

Republican health insurance bill faces opposition

Plan can afford to lose only two Republican votes in order to pass but five senators have expressed their opposition.

US & Canada

Criticism grows against bill to repeal Obama Affordable Care Act

Republican members of the US Congress released on Thursday their draft healthcare bill to repeal and replace the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act.

Weather

Hotter and drier again in the Middle East and US desert

Halfway through the year and we have already set new heat records

Hotter and drier again in the Middle East and US desert

US & Canada

Trump-Modi: Steak meets dahl for US-India first date

Aides bill upcoming meeting between Modi and Trump as a chance to strike up a friendship, but will it all go smoothly?

Trump-Modi: Steak meets dahl for US-India first date

US & Canada

Another mistrial of US officer who killed black man

Case with the same overtones of racial discrimination as other recent police shootings ends in mistrial for second time.

Another mistrial of US officer who killed black man

US & Canada

US judge in Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis

Lawyers for the detainees argue they could face persecution or torture in Iraq because they are religious minorities.

US judge in Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis

US & Canada

Qatar Airways seeks to buy stake in American Airlines

American Airlines files for permit to allow Qatar's state-owned carrier to buy 10 percent stake in the US carrier.

US & Canada

US judge urged to halt Iraqi deportations

District Court to rule on lawsuit by rights group over fears Iraqi Christians could face religious torture if deported.

US judge urged to halt Iraqi deportations