Nation & World

Former Attorney General Eric Holder believes William Barr is "unfit" to serve as the nation's top law enforcement officer, writing in a Washington Post op-ed that recent controversial comments by his successor "have been fundamentally inconsistent with his duty to the Constitution."

NEW YORK — A day after Fox News' Tucker Carlson aired a segment describing her congressional district as "filled with garbage," U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the network on Wednesday for airing "unmitigated racism" with no accountability.

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the same day that Democrats announced their impeachment charges against him.

WASHINGTON — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress -- pushing toward historic votes over charges he corrupted the U.S. election process and endangered national security.

WASHINGTON  — The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, the Justice Department's internal watchdog declared Monday, undercutting President Donald Trump's repeated claims that he has mer…

Africa

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The justice minister of Gambia appealed to the U.N.'s top court Tuesday to recognize that genocide against Myanmar's Rohingya minority took place and to ensure it does not continue, while Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi prepared to defend the actions of her country's…

NAIROBI, Kenya — A six-story residential building collapsed Friday in Kenya's capital, officials said, with at least four people killed and others trapped in the debris. The scene was all too familiar in a city where an audit once found more than half of buildings unsafe for habitation.

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — The drowning of at least 58 migrants in the Atlantic Ocean off Mauritania sent despair through tiny Gambia on Thursday while some demanded a crackdown on human traffickers after one of this year’s deadliest disasters among young Africans trying to reach Europe.

VATICAN CITY — Congolese dancing and singing enlivened St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, as Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass for Catholics from the violence-wracked African nation and denounced arms suppliers for helping to fuel the conflict.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Nearly 1,000 people detained for alleged links to extremist group Boko Haram have been released, Nigeria’s military said Wednesday, while some said they had been held for more than three years before found to be falsely suspected.