Protestors in yellow vests have taken to the streets in France, challenging a planned increase in France’s fuel tax. Some say the protests are symbolic of a wave of discontent among citizens who feel “invisible” or abandoned by the government and wealthy elites.
This week, the country mourns the loss of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, who passed away Nov. 30 at the age of 94. His funeral is being held today at the Washington National Cathedral.
This week, the Trump administration is facing criticism over the Black Friday release of its climate change report, and President Trump’s resulting statements.
Democrats gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 6, while Republicans bolstered their majority in the U.S. Senate.
Tensions continue to flair between Saudi Arabia and Turkey over the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi — with mixed accounts from both parties. Meanwhile, the U.S. response to the slaying of Khashoggi, who was a U.S. resident, has been uneven.
After a charged confirmation process, Brett Kavanaugh now sits on the Supreme Court. What effects will this have on the Court, the American people and the midterm elections?
Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who was often the “swing vote” on prominent cases, announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, effective July 31. Kennedy’s departure has significant implications for the court and will likely spark controversy on Capitol Hill.
Miguel Díaz-Canel was named president of Cuba, marking a historic shift in power. This is the first time in nearly six decades a Castro isn’t leading the country.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced he will not seek re-election in November, a move that’s caught some in the Republican party off guard.