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Congressman Denies Allegation in Misconduct Claim He Settled

HARRISBURG, PA. —  U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan ordered an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday after The New York Times reported that Representative Patrick Meehan had used taxpayer money to settle a complaint stemming from his hostility toward a former aide who rejected his romantic overtures. The story, published online Saturday, …

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US Health Agency Revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood Protection

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK —  U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials also said …

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France, Britain Strike Security Pacts as Brexit Tensions Persist

LONDON —  Britain and France, Europe’s two biggest military powers, have agreed to closer ties in defense and security following a summit between the two leaders. The French national anthem welcomed President Emmanuel Macron to Britain’s elite Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, the location indicative of the importance both countries …

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Zimbabwe opposition politician Roy Bennett among five killed in New Mexico helicopter crash

A group of prominent friends, including a key Zimbabwean opposition leader and a Texas-based investor and philanthropist, was heading to a ranch in the US state of New Mexico when their helicopter crashed and burned in a remote area, killing five people aboard.  Friends and family members confirmed Thursday that opposition …

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