Government and politics Headlines

  • Protesters, police scuffle in anti-tax protests in Jordan

    Hundreds of people have protested in Jordan's capital against the government's planned tax increases and high youth unemployment. Some protesters near the prime minister's office scuffled with riot police who fired several rounds of tear gas. Several people dropped to the ground in coughing

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  • Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

    One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions — and offer huge sums of public money — in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus. The other swept in quietly before making its big

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  • Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest

    Japan's central government started main reclamation work Friday at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition. Construction workers started dumping a truckload of sediment into the sea at Henoko on Okinawa's east coast to

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  • Holocaust survivor killed by car while crossing street

    A 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street near his home in Oregon. Alter Wiener died Tuesday in Hillsboro and was pronounced dead at a hospital, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported . Wiener

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  • Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment

    A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress received criticism Thursday from top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism. "Let me say this about autism," said Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Mark Green of Ashland City in a Tuesday town hall. "I have

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  • Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

    First U.S President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China has the country in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the United States

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