Seattle City Council Moves to Defund Police and Create 'Civilian Led Department'

The Seattle City Council, which has been mulling a proposal to defund the Seattle Police Department, drafted a resolution which would both defund the police and create a “civilian led department of community safety & violence prevention.”

World Council of Churches Dismayed by Re-Islamisation of Hagia Sophia

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – The interim secretary-general of the World Council of Churches has written to Turkey’s president expressing his “grief and dismay” over Turkey’s decision to change the status of Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque.

U.N. Human Rights Council Silences Cuban Dissident Condemning 'Modern-Day Slavery'

Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, a Cuban biologist and human rights activist, failed to complete a 90-second statement before the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday after member states Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, and China interrupted him for nearly 13 minutes.

Former South Bend Council President Tells 'Selfish' Pete Buttigieg to Resign

A former South Bend Common Council president is calling on Mayor Pete Buttigieg to step down in the wake of a series of shootings that have sent shockwaves through hometown and 2020 presidential campaign. “Because of Pete’s selfishness, in my opinion,

Pompeo Turns Up Heat on China at Arctic Council Ministerial

ROVANIEMI, FINLAND — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday turned up the heat on China once again during his trip to Finland to attend the 2019 Arctic Council Ministerial, calling China a “non-Arctic” state whose ambitions in the region pose an emerging challenge.