A hardball health care tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump's budget priorities may backfire. The White House has toyed with the idea of eliminating billions of dollars in disputed "Obamacare" subsidies. But a study from a nonpartisan group suggests that stopping the Affordable Care Act payments at issue may actually cost taxpayers billions more than it would save.
Legislators representing Europe's top human rights body on Tuesday voted in favor of re-opening monitoring procedures in Turkey in a move that reflects its strong concern over the functioning of democratic institutions in the country.
International donors have pledged $1.1 billion for war-torn Yemen, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, appealing to the fighting sides to grant access to humanitarians and revive diplomatic efforts to end a conflict that has killed over 10,000 civilians.
A U.N. human rights expert is calling on Switzerland to reverse its decision to extradite a Basque nationalist to Spain, arguing that her transfer could lead to a conviction based on a confession made under torture.
Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 25th - 10:29am
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly canceled talks Tuesday with the German foreign minister over the visiting diplomat's plans to sit down with an Israeli rights group, sparking a rare diplomatic feud with one of Israel's closest and most important allies.
Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin.
Amir Shah, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 25th - 9:09am
The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region's districts, an Afghan official said Tuesday.