Tag: Religion and politics

School IDs buildings honoring racists, says names can’t go

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The University of South Carolina president has indicated he does not plan to ask the Legislature for permission to change the...

Biden to warn US companies about doing business in Hong Kong

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is expected to issue a blanket warning to U.S. firms about the risks of doing business in Hong Kong...

Appeals court: Dealers can sell handguns to 18-year-olds

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A federal law that for more than 50 years has banned licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to young adults...

US cites China, Myanmar, Ethiopia in genocide report

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday renewed genocide allegations against China for repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in its northwest Xinjiang...

Egypt court upholds life sentence for 10 Islamists

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Cairo — Egypt's highest appeals court upheld on Sunday the sentencing of ten leaders of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, including the group's head, to...

Some Haitians turn to prayer after president’s assassination

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hundreds of Haitians sought solace in prayer at Sunday church services as a political power struggle threatened to further destabilize their...

Austrian leader Kurz and partner expecting 1st child

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BERLIN — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Saturday that he and his partner Susanne Thier are expecting their first child. ...

With Harris and Hannah-Jones, Howard University is on a roll

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WASHINGTON — With the surprise twin hiring of two of the country's most prominent writers on race, Howard University is positioning itself as one...

Pope tells South Sudan leaders to make sacrifices for peace

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ROME — Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury marked the 10th anniversary of the independence of South Sudan on Friday by urging its...

US adds to blacklist in China’s abuses of Muslim minorities

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration added 14 Chinese companies to a trade blacklist on Friday over their alleged role in that country's abuses of...