'Nauru Files': Allegations of Abuse of Asylum Seekers on Remote Island Shock Australia
Advocacy groups have exposed shocking allegations of human rights abuses -- many against children -- inflicted on asylum seekers detained by Australia at a remote island in the South Pacific. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International released a joint report on Aug. 2 claiming "severe abuse,
President Obama: Cuban President Raul Castro Wants Change
The commander in chief discussed his talks with Cuba's leader in an exclusive interview with ABC News' David Muir.
US Is Only Industrialized Nation Without Paid Maternity Leave
In time for Mother's Day, advocates for paid family leave are reminding people that the U.S. is only one of three countries in the world that don't offer paid maternity leave and may faces negative consequences without statutory paid family leave. The other two countries are Papa New Guinea and
Obese World Cup Soccer Fans Get Extra Wide Seating in Brazil
Brazil is famous for tiny bikinis and a national passion for all things sports and fitness. Perhaps that’s why it’s so shocking the country is faced with an obesity problem — one grown so large that the 2014 World Cup stadiums being built for this...
How safe is that foreign airline?
Millions of Americans board flights on foreign airlines every year with little or no idea of how safe they will be, and the U.S. government provides no help telling them which ones may be risky to fly. In contrast, the European Union gives passengers a safety yardstick by listing foreign airlines —
UAE and Diabetes: One in Four Has It
One out of every four citizens of the United Arab Emirates has diabetes a federation that includes the city-states of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. With the second-highest diabetes rate in the world, treatment gobbles up an estimated 40 percent of the national health care budget. "We know that the UAE is
Family's Asylum Fight Spotlights Australia's Refugee Woes
How One Family's Attempts to Seek Asylum Has Drawn the Lines in Australia's Immigration Divide
Beating the Tax Man Offshore
The island country of Nauru, in the middle of the Pacific, is a place where Americans have found an ingenious new way to beat the IRS, according to the government. Instead of just setting up an account in a foreign bank, Americans are now setting up an entire bank to make sure no one reveals to the
List of UN Summit Participants
Following are the names of participants scheduled to attend the General Assemblys Millennium Summit in New York. Heads of State Afghanistan H.E. Mr. Burhanuddin Rabbani Albania S.E. M. Rexhep Meidani Algeria S.E. M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika Argentina S.E. Sr. Fernando de la Rúa Armenia H.E. Mr. Robert