Australia's Top Bank Sued Over Climate Change Risks

Australia's biggest bank just became the first financial institution to be sued over how it deals with the risk of climate change to its business.

Iran: No Female Ministers in Rouhani's Proposed Cabinet List

Iran's newly re-elected President has not included any women in his proposed list of 17 ministers, according to Iranian state media, reneging on an election pledge to his largely reformist base.

Asia is Building Its Own World Order

Much has been made recently of how the policies of the Trump administration clash with the global conventional wisdom -- and how these contrast with the new spirit of global leadership emanating from China.

Castro to Receive Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Humanitarian Award in Havana

South African Arts International, Ltd, founded in 1994, is proud to announce that the inaugural Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Humanitarian Award will be bestowed to H.E. Raul Castro, President of the Council of the State of Cuba and President of the ...

Fake Nude Photos Were Used to 'silence me', Disqualified Rwandan Candidate Says

Rwanda may have the highest number of female lawmakers in the world, but one disqualified presidential candidate says it's not so easy for women to make it to the top job in the land.

5 Things for Tuesday, August 1: Trump, Scaramucci, Venezuela, Climate, Health Care

Steve Bartman was once vilified by Cubs fans. Now he's got a World Series ring. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

5 Things for Monday, July 31: Russia, Venezuela, Australia

The day the sun disappears (for a short time) is fast approaching. Here's what else you need to know today to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

5 Things for Friday, July 28: Health Care Bill, White House Infighting, Venezuela

Meet John Urschel. He's ditching the NFL for MIT. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

5 Things for Tuesday, July 25: Afghanistan, Health Care, Jeff Sessions

Planet of the apes is fiction, but the island of the apes is not. Check it out, then find out what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

US Conglomerates Lobby Against Russia Sanctions

The Senate's Russia sanctions legislation has generated objections from a wide array of US business industries, which have undertaken a lobbying campaign on Capitol Hill to try to make changes to the bill.

Electronic Devices On Mexico-US Flights Subject to Extra Scrutiny

If you're flying from Mexico to the US, be prepared for an extra-long security line. Starting Wednesday, passengers on direct flights to the US will have to undergo extra security checks for portable electronic devices larger than a phone.

DHS: President 'not involved' in Wall Selection Process

President Donald Trump may have a vision of what his border wall should look like, but he's not involved in the process to make those decisions, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Trump, Putin Met for Nearly An Hour In Second G20 Meeting

President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, spoke for a second time on July 7 in a previously undisclosed discussion, the White House confirmed on Tuesday.

5 Things for Wednesday, July 19: Trump and Putin, Health Care, Minneapolis Shooting

Today is Hot Dog Day. And Ice Cream Day. And Daiquiri Day. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

Baker Institute Expert Examines Migration of Skilled Mexicans to Texas, Particularly Houston

While skilled Mexican migrants as a group have integrated into the economy and society of Texas, they continue to network with colleagues back home, according to an expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.