President Trump is expected to relax regulations on US-built drones to help the industry compete on a global scale. While US drones are the gold standard for quality and technology, strict sales regulations have severely limited their markets.
Knowing about what is going on in Japan or Mexico makes us better global citizens, but it can show us the universality of the human spirit. It can offer potent evidence that “the family of man” is not a shallow aphorism but something much deeper and more resonant for human progress.
While 75 percent of the world is experiencing an economic upswing, many are still suffering. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, posed three suggestions to bridge inequality in an address at Harvard University.
US officials are focusing on finding a way for Trump to avoid looking as if he is approving the accord every 90 days.
Amazon is the latest multinational corporation to come under EU's crackdown on tax loopholes. The EU says that Amazon has avoided paying nearly three quarters of the taxes it should have paid to Luxembourg.
So far, 2017 is on track to have the second-lowest violent crime rate of any year since 1990, according to the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice.
Armed with protective googles and booties, an 8-year-old Labrador has been sniffing out rubble to help volunteers find missing people. A viral video of Frida at work has captured hearts around the globe.
'It was hair-raising, it was a cliff-hanger,' says Henriques of the 1987 incident. 'We almost didn't make it through.'
This year, the main reason for objection to books was sex and gender issues.
A new 'values-based' program will recast more than 170 topics in the educational curriculum, from removing all direct references to evolution from high school biology classes to teachings about jihad or holy war in religion classes as the 'love of homeland.'
As North Korea continues to test ballistic missiles, in opposition to UN sanctions, South Korea and the US stage military drills over the Korean peninsula. North Korea is expected to be a major topic of conversation at the upcoming UN General Assembly.
The proportion of people around the globe who go hungry has risen in recent years, according to a global assessment by the United Nations. The UN attributes this increase to sustained conflict around the world.