The attorney general offered his defense just two weeks after a separate case in which a government staff member said she was sexually assaulted in Parliament.
It is the first time in Germany’s postwar history that a party represented in the federal Parliament has elicited this level of scrutiny as a potential threat to democracy.
The feud between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has hurt New York City, but Mr. Cuomo’s recent troubles may alter the dynamic for the next mayor.
Taking their cue from Trump, they are going all out to overturn Roe v. Wade.
A trove of visual evidence reveals how soldiers and the police used rifles and other lethal weapons against anti-coup protests across the country.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced more calls for his resignation, and a Republican congressman and Trump backer, Lee Zeldin, said he was exploring a challenge to him next year.
The Biden administration announced its first sanctions against the Russian government for the attack and the imprisonment of Aleksei A. Navalny.
The diminishing power of MeToo.
The party of President Nayib Bukele is set to take a sweeping majority in El Salvador’s Congress, giving the populist leader broad new powers.
“These are not the actions of someone who simply feels misunderstood; they are the actions of an individual who wields his power to avoid justice,” Charlotte Bennett said.
Northern Nigeria’s kidnap-for-ransom industry is growing, and it’s not just the well-off who are at risk. The new targets are poor villagers and ordinary schoolchildren.
Republicans still embrace the power of the ex-president’s agenda to galvanize voters and drive turnout.
Nicolas Sarkozy was accused of trying to obtain confidential information from a judge by offering to help him land a job.
A Chinese official has called for severe punishment of opposition figures facing charges under a new national security law.
Two former state employees have accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, prompting calls for an independent investigation.
The electronic Chinese yuan is now being tested in cities such as Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. No other major power is as far along with a homegrown digital currency.
As border skirmishing increased last year, malware began to flow into the Indian electric grid, a new study shows, and a blackout hit Mumbai. It now looks like a warning.
Mr. Somare, who played a major role in leading the country to independence from Australia, was its longest-serving prime minister.
The police opened fire on a crowd of hundreds in the southern city of Dawei, witnesses said.
The woman, 25, said that when they were alone in his office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked if she “had ever been with an older man.”
A potential U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, coupled with a weak Afghan security force, mean the Taliban will likely continue to capture, condemn and torture thousands.
Nearly two weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations have turned into a collective outcry from young adults who see bleak futures and precious time lost to lockdowns.
Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.
The death of Mushtaq Ahmed has renewed alarm about the country’s use of a draconian digital security law to crack down on dissent.
President Biden hasn’t pushed for real justice, but at least he’s not as obsequious as his predecessor.
After millions lost power during a winter storm, lawmakers have held marathon hearings, prosecutors have started criminal investigations and residents have asked for accountability.
The crown prince killed my friend Jamal Khashoggi, and we do next to nothing.
Breaking our agreement with the Taliban to pull out by May will endanger American troops and entrench them in an unwinnable war.
The growing uncertainty over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political fortunes is a sharp turnaround from last year, when some supporters dreamed of a presidential bid. Potential challengers have noticed.
An online spreadsheet with an anonymous minder tabulates Xi Jinping’s crackdown on speech.
How the right is trying to censor critical race theory.
Let the government make the policy.
Scott Morrison’s words, critics said, revealed a disturbing sentiment.
Hundreds of thousands of AstraZeneca doses are sitting unopened as many Germans reject the vaccine over fears it is “second-class” compared to the one developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.
The New York State comptroller’s office details the effects of the pandemic’s devastation and says a full recovery would be made only with government assistance.
Every political reform proposal must be judged by its ability to fuel or weaken extremist candidates.
Nio can tap an extensive supply chain that Beijing has built to achieve its dream of dominating the manufacture of electric cars.
The move plunges the social network into the post-coup politics of the roiled nation, after years of criticism over how Myanmar’s military had used the site.
Google and Facebook have objected to a law that will require them to pay media outlets for content. But the legislation won’t protect the businesses it aims to help.
Through new lesson plans and expensive publishing projects, the government hopes to teach future generations a curated lesson about Hong Kong’s past.
The government, strongly tied to the military, is blocking inquiries into wartime atrocities, undermining efforts to learn the fates of thousands of missing people.
Brittany Higgins has filed a formal police report against a former government employee who she said raped her in Australia’s Parliament House in 2019, roiling the government.
Martin Gugino, then 75, was pushed to the ground by officers during a protest against police violence last year. A video of the episode, which left Mr. Gugino with a fractured skull, circulated widely online.
After a decade of war, the biggest threat now to President Bashar al-Assad is an economic crisis. But at a recent meeting, he had no concrete solutions to his country’s extreme distress.
The central government is likely to bypass local officials, just as it did with last year’s national security law.
In the first of two episodes on what went wrong in New York’s nursing homes, we look at the crisis through the eyes of a bereaved daughter.
The agreement means users and publishers in Australia can once again share links to news articles, after Facebook had blocked the practice last week.
A general strike on Monday made clear that the fatal shooting of two protesters over the weekend, and the fear of a further bloody crackdown, would not halt opposition to the return of military rule.
The scrutiny of Covid-19 deaths in New York nursing homes has also put the governor’s aggressive behavior in the spotlight.
Countries are again rushing to limit travel. That’s become a standard measure in the face of Covid threats, raising questions about whether a pillar of European Union integration can survive.