US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has business ties to a shipping firm linked to Vladimir Putin's inner circle, according to a vast leak of financial documents that also revealed Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's investments in tax havens.
The global gag rule, which every Republican administration has enacted since Reagan, bans international organizations that receive US aid money from providing abortions or suggesting abortions as an option to pregnant women.
The deal worth $315 million aims to wean farmers off growing coca — the plant that's a raw material for cocaine (as well as teas and other uses) — by replacing it with alternative crops like coffee and cacao.
Republican lawmakers offered some details Thursday of their proposal to rewrite the US tax code. Author T.R. Reid says America has much to learn from the ways other nations use their tax systems to address inequality.
President Donald Trump cut US funding to any international organization that administers or even discusses abortion with its patients. A Kenyan health group is traveling across the US to tell Americans how that rule affects the country.
Allegations of Russian meddling in the elections were “laughable, unqualified, groundless and unsubstantiated” said Peskov, in a call to reporters. Rather than Russia, he added, the indictments proved “other countries” were involved.
Donald Trump is visiting Saudi Arabia this week. It's his first international trip as president — and many think it's what motivated a sudden announcement by the Saudi king that male guardianship laws restricting women will be reviewed.