Vietnam

Obama Heads to Vietnam, Japan; Is Religious Freedom on the Agenda?

Barack Obama departed Saturday afternoon for his first trip to Vietnam and Japan. As a goodwill gesture, Vietnam's Communist government released a Catholic priest from prison, but the president's agenda might press for the release of more political prisoners while making no mention of a new highly restrictive religion law being enacted in that country.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canada May Ban Anti-Transgender Speech With 2 Years in Prison

Canada's Liberal Party government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced a bill that would ban transgender discrimination, including both gender identity and gender expression, with up to two years in prison for violators.