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June 6, 2017 1:38 PM Five Reasons Israelis should care about improved ties with Africa

Netanyahu held a series of meetings recently with African leaders. “Whoop-de-doo,” one may think, seeing the list of the African leaders Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Liberia on Sunday: Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone and five others. “Wake me up when he meets the heads of some real countries, like a Switzerland 68

June 5, 2017 1:01 AM The Latest: 3 Australians among injured in London attacks

Australia’s foreign minister says three Australians have been injured in the knife attacks at London Bridge and in London’s Borough Market. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Candice Hedge is recovering in St. Thomas’ Hospital and Andrew Morrison had received stitches for a wound and was on his way home to Australia. Both had been stabbed in the neck. The government 111

June 4, 2017 7:59 PM After Britain Attack, Trump Feuds With London Mayor

“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter. Either Mr. Trump misunderstood what Mr. Khan had said or distorted it. During an interview shown on the BBC, the mayor said he was “appalled and furious that these cowardly terrorists would target” innocent civilians 44

June 3, 2017 2:14 PM ‘Irish Times’ Letters from Leo: Varadkar gets it off his chest

From bin charges to Israeli policy: A selection of many missives from the new FG leader Sir, - Responding to the European Commission report recommending that the abolition of intra-EU duty-free sales should go ahead, Mary O’Rourke, Minister for Public Enterprise, asked: “Who governs Europe, the member governments or the Commission?” (The Irish Times 72

June 3, 2017 1:01 PM How Far Can California Go It Alone After Trump Withdraws From Climate Accord?

“Trump is AWOL, but California is on the field, ready for battle,” asserted Gov. Jerry Brown, as he headed to China for a meeting to continue his efforts to combat climate change in the largest state. Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. Californians who watched cable news on Thursday 32

June 3, 2017 10:57 AM The Latest: Ticket scalpers charge up to $1700 for CL final

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo watches the ball during a training session at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales Friday June 2, 2017. Real Madrid will play Juventus in the final of the Champions League soccer match in Cardiff on Saturday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) Fans still wanting to watch the Champions League final are being charged hefty amounts 53

June 2, 2017 10:31 PM Trump’s Exit from the Paris Agreement Gives Me Hope for Coral Reefs

Yesterday, President Trump announced his decision to formally withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change. As someone dedicated to saving coral reefs, this decision is heartbreaking news. But the national and global reaction gives me a new sense of optimism. Sure, some interests are cheering Trump’s decision. However, a broad swath of domestic 138

June 2, 2017 4:52 PM I represent people of Pittsburgh, not Paris: Donald Trump

U.S. President says America is being taken for a ride by partners, friends and foes; decision to exit climate deal triggers widespread criticism. U.S. President Donald Trump heard economic, moral and political arguments for America’s continuation in the treaty from advisers, including his daughter Ivanka Trump, and foreign leaders such as Pope Francis 26

June 2, 2017 4:41 PM Supreme Court could rule within days on lifting temporary stay on travel ban

The Supreme Court could rule within days on whether to lift a temporary stay on President Trump's revised executive order banning travel from six mostly Muslim countries. The issue has become a major test of presidential power, especially in the area of immigration. At issue is whether the ban violates the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment, the Due Process 43

June 2, 2017 4:23 PM Paris agreement: Without Trump, will US cities tackle climate?

As soon as US President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement, governors and mayors of places including Washington, New York and California banded together to uphold the commitments in it. The Democratic governors of the three states say they represent 10% of US greenhouse gas emissions combined, and one in five Americans 40