The ICC Is Launching Preliminary Probes Into Violence in the Philippines and Venezuela

By Mike Corder / AP (THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced Thursday that she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that the probe on Venezuela will look at allegations that since April 2017 government […]

The ICC Is Launching Preliminary Probes Into Violence in the Philippines and Venezuela

By Mike Corder / AP (THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced Thursday that she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that the probe on Venezuela will look at allegations that since April 2017 government […]

Senate Stumbles Into a Shutdown as Rand Paul Blocks a Spending Vote

By Andrew Taylor / AP (WASHINGTON) — The government stumbled into a midnight shutdown Thursday as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington. A shutdown — technically a lapse in agency appropriations — became […]