Obama praises US cities, states, for climate change stand

Yahoo News Former US president Barack Obama praised US states and cities for maintaining measures against climate change in a fresh jab at his successor's decision to quit the Paris accord.

US states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

Yahoo News State governors, city mayors and powerful companies united Friday in defiance of President Donald Trump's pledge to take the United States out of the Paris climate accord, pledging to meet

States, cities pledge action on climate even without Trump

Yahoo News If President Donald Trump withdraws support for the Paris climate change accord, will efforts in the U.S. to fight global warming dry up?

Why fewer states are trying teens as adults

Yahoo News When New York this month raised the age at which young criminal offenders would still be considered juveniles, it was a major change for a state that since 1824 had considered everyone 16

Across US, states answering cries for police reforms

Yahoo News The week that Freddie Gray died in a Baltimore hospital in April 2015, while the city burned and protesters across the country demanded police reforms, legislators in Colorado were

To preserve Obamacare, liberal states plan to use Trump's words against him

Yahoo News To stop President Donald Trump from undermining Obamacare, Democratic Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is considering an approach that has worked against the administration on

US and other nuclear-armed states boycott UN meeting to discuss banning nukes

Yahoo News Negotiations for a treaty to rid the world of nuclear weapons began in the United Nations on Monday. Most member states of the United Nations have said they wish for a world without

GOP pushes 'economic terrorism' bills in 18 states to discourage protests

Yahoo News After watching protests erupt around the country against police shootings, tougher immigration laws, and the Trump administration, Arizona state Sen. John Kavanagh reportedly came to a

US states pile pressure on Trump's revised travel ban

Bao Moi - WASHINGTON: A group of US states run by Democrats on Monday (Mar 13) stepped up the pressure in federal court for the suspension of Republican President Donald Trump's amended travel ban,

The challenge of fragile states

Yahoo News Some states stand out for their unwillingness or inability to offer proper governance – like Somalia, where much of the nation has remained outside the recognized government's control, or

Vietnam halts poultry imports from avian flu hit US states

Vietnamnet - Vietnam has suspended the imports of poultry and poultry products from the US states of Tennessee and Wisconsin which have been affected by avian flu.

Court says EU states can withhold humanitarian visas. What's next for migrants?

Yahoo News In the face of rising populism and anti-migrant sentiment across Europe, a ruling by the European Court of Justice that European states are not obliged to issue humanitarian visas has left

A comeback for cursive? More states encouraging penmanship in school

Yahoo News Recommended: 1912 eighth grade exam: Could you make it to high school in 1912? The development of automatic motor movements, the study suggested, was key – when you can write in a

Anti-Assad states to meet on Syria amid concerns over U.S. policy

Yahoo News By John Irish BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will meet on Friday for the first time since Donald Trump's U.S. administration took office,

Car imports from ASEAN states explode in January, sparking fierce local competition

Vietnamnet - The number of cars of nine seats and less imported from Thailand and Indonesia soared in January, sparking fierce competition between importers and local automakers.

Syrian dissident says war 'over' as states cut aid to rebels

Yahoo News By Ellen Francis BEIRUT (Reuters) - A prominent Syrian dissident said on Friday he believed the country's war was effectively over, as foreign governments have cut support to rebels

China says United States should 'brush up on' South China Sea history

Yahoo News The United States needs to brush up on its history about the South China Sea, as World War Two-related agreements mandated that all Chinese territories taken by Japan had to be returned to

United States disburses $98 million to El Salvador

Yahoo News The United States granted El Salvador $98 million on Monday, as part of a plan to combat lawlessness and corruption and diminish the flow of migrants heading north. The funds, which were

2 states say allowing travel ban would 'unleash chaos again'

Yahoo News Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim

The Latest: States cite 'chaos' in Trump's refugee order

Yahoo News The Latest on the lawsuit involving President Donald Trump's executive order restraining immigration (all times local): 4:30 a.m. Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a

Chinese navy wraps up visits to 4 Persian Gulf states

Yahoo News BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese navy task force has wrapped up visits to four Persian Gulf states as the increasingly capable maritime force grows its presence in the strategically vital region.

Challenges to Trump's immigration orders spread to more U.S. states

Bao Moi - BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 31 -- Legal challenges to President Donald Trump's first moves on immigration spread on Tuesday, with three states suing over his executive order banning travel

Kuwait minister calls for dialogue between Iran, Gulf states in rare visit to Tehran

Yahoo News Kuwait’s foreign minister made a rare visit to Tehran on Wednesday and called for frank dialogue between Iran and its regional neighbors, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

Cambodia suspends annual military drill with United States

Yahoo News Cambodia has suspended joint military exercises with the United States this year that were due to have been held for the eighth year in a row, a defense ministry spokesman said on Monday.

Mexico names new ambassador to United States

Yahoo News MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president has nominated the current head of the North American Development Bank, Geronimo Gutierrez Fernandez, to be the country's new ambassador in Washington.