• At Davos President Sarkissian Meets with World, Business Leaders 23 Jan 2020 06:43 President Armen Sarkissian i joined by Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz in delivering a keynote address entitled “Balancing Global and Domestic Inequality” at World Economic Forum in Davos President delivers keynote address entitled “Balancing Global and …
  • Disease threatens global community 23 Jan 2020 06:33 Advertisement A new disease called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is plaguing Chinese citizens. As of Jan. 22, there are over 440 cases and 17 deaths. The disease which started in China has spread to five different countries including the United …
  • Iran uses violence, politics to try to push US out of Iraq 23 Jan 2020 06:20 BEIRUT (AP) — Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander in Baghdad has added new impetus to the effort, stoking anti-American feelings that Tehran …
  • World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism 23 Jan 2020 06:12 Dozens of world leaders descended upon Jerusalem on Thursday for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism. Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain’s Prince …
  • Politics should not bring about physical assault 23 Jan 2020 05:58 On occasion, politics in our nation becomes an exercise in confrontation. Harsh words are exchanged. Voices are raised. But most of the time, people who disagree keep their distance, recognizing that the First Amendment is no excuse for violence. Last week …
  • World leaders in Israel to recall horrors of Auschwitz 23 Jan 2020 05:34 Israel hosts dozens of world leaders Thursday to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the World War II death camp where the Nazis killed more than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews. The presidents of Russia, France and Germany, US Vice …
  • Don’t miss the big picture in the politics of privilege 23 Jan 2020 04:53 What is “ white privilege ”? It’s the idea that in a predominantly white society, run by predominantly white people, those who are white may enjoy some advantages that people of colour often don’t. A prime example would be something like police-profiling, …
  • Dan O'Brien: 'We don't want auction politics - we need to know what happens if the hard times return' 23 Jan 2020 04:30 If the government's debt is divided only among those who work - a more meaningful measure, it might be argued - it comes in at €100,000 per person.That is one of the highest levels in the world. The national debt has not fallen in any significant way …
  • Trump tweets furiously as Democrats open their case in Senate impeachment trial 23 Jan 2020 03:41 Updated January 23, 2020 14:06:18 House Democrats have launched into marathon arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, appealing to Republican senators to join them in voting to oust Mr Trump from office to "protect our democracy…
  • Alumni Olivia Scartelli speaks at WAHS World Cultures class 23 Jan 2020 03:33 WALLENPAUPACK - Recently, 2017 Wallenpaupack Area High School alumni Olivia Scartelli returned to her alma mater to speak to Ms. Christina Ferrara’s World Cultures classes. Olivia is a Pennsylvania State University senior, pursuing a degree in …
  • Greece elects top judge as country's first female president 23 Jan 2020 03:30 Updated January 23, 2020 13:24:05 Greece's politicians elected their country's first female president on Wednesday with an overwhelming majority voting in favour of high-court judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis …
  • Auschwitz was liberated 75 years ago. But politics are complicating the celebration 23 Jan 2020 00:07 In 1939, Poland was home to more Jews than any other nation in Europe. Partitioned by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union that year, Poland lost a fifth of its population in World War II; 90% of Polish Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Israel was …
  • Impeachment, Jeff Bezos, ‘West Side Story’: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing 22 Jan 2020 23:45 (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. Democrats began making their case for convicting President Trump and removing him from office. In the first of their three days of presentations, Representative …
  • Chinese city goes into lockdown as coronavirus death toll doubles 22 Jan 2020 22:16 Updated January 23, 2020 09:00:53 The Chinese city of Wuhan, the source of an outbreak of a new flu-like virus, is closing its transport networks and has advised citizens not to leave the city as the death toll rose steeply overnight. Key points: Officials …
  • Why is the world embracing right wing politics? 22 Jan 2020 21:40 In 2019, Modi’s re-election in India alongside Bolsonaro in Brazil added to the growing list of right-wing populist leaders around the world. With Trump serving as the president of the United States, Israel’s Netanyahu becoming the country’s longest- …
  • Politics In Review 22 Jan 2020 20:57 Welcome to the inaugural edition of Politics In Review! I’m Joey Chowen, a volunteer writer with the UVU Review; here we will cover national news and politics every Wednesday. For the first edition of Politics in Review, the latest in the world of politics …
  • Middlesex County student news for Jan. 22, 2020 22 Jan 2020 20:54 Updated 2:36 pm EST, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 College of William & Mary WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The following local residents were recently named to the dean’s list at the College of William & Mary for the fall 2019 semester: East Hampton resident …
  • Manera: To tackle climate change, take the politics out of it 22 Jan 2020 20:30 A wind turbine is seen at the Pickering Nuclear Power Generating Station near Toronto. CARLOS OSORIO / REUTERS It’s time we accept, and politicians admit, that fighting climate change is not going to be painless. There will be costs to individuals, …
  • The Irish Times view on the pensions controversy: no place for auction politics 22 Jan 2020 20:27 EU debates about its role as a global power are as old as the European project itself. Yet every effort to turn the bloc into a genuine geopolitical player has come up against the same obstacles: internal divisions, nation-state supremacy in foreign …
  • As deadly virus reminds the world of SARS, China seeks to stop scare from becoming political crisis 22 Jan 2020 18:48 BEIJING/HONGKONG – A deadly new virus reminiscent of one of China’s biggest public health debacles has the country’s leaders rushing to keep another outbreak from becoming a political crisis. After three weeks of revelations about a mysterious strain …
  • U.S. citizens need to realize politics matter 22 Jan 2020 18:32 January 22, 2020 | Jill Bold | editor-in-chief When it feels like you can’t change a thing in the world through political engagement, apathy, a total lack of interest, can set in quickly. However, ignoring what the people in power and political parties are …
  • Opinion: Democrats parade their hypocrisy 22 Jan 2020 17:49 If the trial so far is any indication, Chief Justice Roberts appears to be considering keeping both sides on a short leash. And that short leash will play to the House managers and throttle the strategies of the President's team. Joe Lockhart was White …
  • MLB commissioner responds to Dodgers World Series resolution from L.A. City Council 22 Jan 2020 17:33 The commissioner of Major League Baseball politely but logically rebuked the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, saying the league is not interested in the council’s resolution calling for the Dodgers to be awarded the World Series championship trophies …
  • Morocco Places in Group I Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers 22 Jan 2020 14:05 Rabat – Morocco’s Atlas Lions football team is set to play in Group I during the second round of qualifiers for the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022. The Atlas Lions’ grouping was announced yesterday following the draw for the African qualifiers.  President of …
  • Doubt raised over truth of coronavirus infection figures as hospitals overwhelmed 22 Jan 2020 13:37 Posted January 23, 2020 00:07:48 Hospitals in the Chinese city of Wuhan are reportedly dealing with huge numbers of ill patients, raising fears the new coronavirus is spreading faster than official reports suggest. Key points: Officials have confirmed 440 …
  • Watch: Von der Leyen vows EU will be 'more assertive' on world stage 22 Jan 2020 12:46 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen vowed on Wednesday the EU will take the global lead in sectors including climate change and data protection in order to become "more assertive" on the world stage. Speaking at the World Economic …
  • Russia-Poland feud over World War II history clouds Auschwitz anniversary 22 Jan 2020 12:43 WARSAW, Poland — Over the next several days, world leaders will gather twice to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most notorious of Nazi Germany's death camps. That there will be two competing ceremonies — one in …
  • Uhuru should keep good Public Servants out of politics 22 Jan 2020 11:54 SUMMARY Now, I think Magoha knows that Kiama was legally appointed by the council. He has served as the UoN VC in the past, and he understands how the selection process is carried out. In my opinion, I think Magoha’s action of following the president’s …
  • Impeachment, Coronavirus, Jeff Bezos: Your Wednesday Briefing 22 Jan 2020 11:51 (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering a late night in the Senate, the spread of the deadly coronavirus from China, and new details about the hacking of Jeff Bezos’ cellphone. The House managers will begin …
  • CNBC TRANSCRIPT: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SITS DOWN WITH CNBC'S JOE KERNEN AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN DAVOS, SWITZERLAND 22 Jan 2020 11:37 When: Today, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Where: CNBC's "Squawk Box" Following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC interview with President Donald Trump and CNBC's Joe Kernen that aired on CNBC's "Squawk Box" today, …
  • Politics of war and plunder 22 Jan 2020 09:11 Politics of war and plunder Plunder and pillage has always been one of the main objectives of wars and aggressions. Throughout human history, this obnoxious tool of destruction has been employed to extract wealth and treasure from enemies in the form of …
  • Clinton Confirms She’ll Back Democratic Nominee 22 Jan 2020 08:10 Hillary Clinton tweeted that she would back whichever candidate is chosen to be the Democratic presidential nominee after her criticism of Sen. Bernie Sanders in a forthcoming documentary. Said Clinton: “I thought everyone wanted my authentic, unvarnished …
  • We Need a Smarter Conversation About Feminism in Politics 22 Jan 2020 07:04 Photo: Erik Voake/Getty Images for Hulu Hillary Clinton is an American Moses, announced Time magazine in 2016. Her narrow loss to Donald Trump made her “an imperfect prophet, leading women to the edge of the Promised Land.” The comparison, maybe …
  • U.S. confirms first case of China coronavirus | Power & Politics - CBC News 22 Jan 2020 03:48 United States officials have confirmed the first U.S. case of the new coronavirus that has sickened hundreds of people in China. A Washington state man who recently returned from a trip to Wuhan, China has been diagnosed with the virus, according to the U. …
  • Why Rilke Resonates in Popular Culture--and Even Politics 22 Jan 2020 02:24 Newswise — This Oscars season—to the delight of English teachers everywhere, perhaps—we’re taking stock of all the ways poetry makes it onto the big screen. Verses have been adapted as film titles (The White Cliffs of Dover, Casey at the Bat, Howl), served …
  • Donald Trump is the world's 'leading climate denier', says Malcolm Turnbull 22 Jan 2020 02:22 "This is not a time for pessimism. This is a time for optimism," Trump told the crowd of elite political leaders, business figures, and climate campaigners, including Greta Thunberg. "Fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this …
  • Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says Trump is the world's 'leading climate denier' 22 Jan 2020 01:38 Donald Trump is the world’s “leading climate denier”, the former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has said. Turnbull, who lost the prime ministership in August 2018 in part because of his own party’s opposition to his plans to do more to reduce …
  • At World Economic Forum in Davos, Greta Thunberg demands immediate halt on fossil-fuel investments 22 Jan 2020 00:37 A year after a teenage Swedish environmental activist told the world's elite in Davos that "our house is on fire," she's repeated this message. Today, Greta Thunberg told delegates at the World Economic Forum that "our house is still …
  • OPINIONISTA: Climate crisis: A teen and a president face off in Davos — but around them the world is changing 22 Jan 2020 00:29 US President Donald Trump spent most of his opening address at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday trumpeting the US’s economic achievements. But there was one little diversion from an otherwise stump-ish speech. “We must reject the perennial prophets of …
  • Having impeachment déjà vu? There's a reason for that 22 Jan 2020 00:19 Updated January 22, 2020 10:58:03 This is the part that decides whether Donald Trump will remain US President. Let us explain how it works. So, late last year, US President Donald Trump was impeached. And then it seemed like nothing really happened after …
  • News of the Day From Around the World, Jan. 21 22 Jan 2020 00:07 News of the Day From Around the World, Jan. 21 1 Female president: A high court judge is set to become Greece’s first female president after two opposition parties sided with the center-right government’s nomination. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, 63, has …
  • Davos billionaires are happy to let the world burn 21 Jan 2020 23:44 Sign Up for Our free email newsletters Everyone's favorite rally of neoliberal oligarchs is taking place this week in Davos, Switzerland. The World Economic Forum, "known for preaching the gospel of touchy-feely stakeholder capitalism against a …
  • WORLD Swiss votes, HIV+ pilot, Indonesian raids, Dutch beauty expert 21 Jan 2020 22:08 On Feb. 9, Switzerland residents will decide on extending the scope of anti-racism legislation to include discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to SwissInfo.ch. According to the website, this revision is needed, as current law does not …
  • Davos 2020: What is the economic forum and which world leaders are attending? 21 Jan 2020 21:17 The World Economic Forum (WEF) is widely known as Davos after the luxury ski resort where it is held. Global business leaders, politicians and celebrities meet at the conference to discuss big issues facing the global economy and business sector.   US …
  • Oppositional identity politics and disproportional remembrance 21 Jan 2020 18:42 by J. Pharoah Doss, For New Pittsburgh Courier A co-worker, a White male in his fifties and a proud Trump supporter, asked me how I felt about the drone strike that killed Iran’s top military commander General Qasem Soleimani. I told him I didn’t feel …
  • Already saturated with politics? News stations are about to step it up. 21 Jan 2020 18:28 Sinclair Broadcast Group is launching a streaming news channel, named 2020 Live, to carry unfiltered presidential campaign events with no commentators or anchors, the company announced Tuesday. The tagline for the new channel: “No analysis. No Spin. Just …
  • Trump heads to climate-centric World Economic Forum 21 Jan 2020 16:25 Presented by the American Petroleum Institute With help from Annie Snider and Alex Guillén Editor's Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each …
  • World Leaders Must Recognize that Anti-Semitism Is Unique 21 Jan 2020 15:39 On January 22, 2020, an unprecedented conference will begin in Jerusalem – one in which world leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Italian President Sergio Mattarella, and French President Emmanuel …
  • UAE govt most trusted in the world: Edelman report 21 Jan 2020 15:35 The United Arab Emirates has topped the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer, becoming the government most trusted by its citizens in the world. The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer, conducted across 28 countries with over 34,000 respondents, ranked the UAE first, …
  • UK ranks second to last on trust due to dishonest politics and unethical businesses 21 Jan 2020 15:30 Dishonest, divisive politics leading to disenchantment with democracy, along with a belief that capitalism does more harm than good, have contributed to the UK population becoming the second-least-trusting in the world, according to new research by Edelman …
  • Book World: What is 'ubuntu,' and might it have influenced... 21 Jan 2020 15:26 Vicky Hallett, The Washington Post Published 7:09 am PST, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together, the African Way Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together, the African Way Photo: Harper Design, Handout Photo: Harper Design, …
  • The politics and cost of adapting to climate change in New York City 21 Jan 2020 15:03 This past week the New York Times reported on a set of studies now underway by the U.S. Corps of Engineers of projects designed to protect this region from floodwaters. One proposal is for a six-mile-long sea wall that would cost around $120 billion and …
  • World: ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Women and conflict 21 Jan 2020 13:24 Foreword Conflict affects women and men differently, and it can alter women’s economic and political roles in society. However, changes in women’s economic and political status and roles during times of conflict do not necessarily lead to long-lasting …
  • How poetry of Pam Ayres brings laughter to a sombre world 21 Jan 2020 13:00 With a new poetry collection out, Pam Ayres talks to Gabrielle Fagan about “the agony of ageing”, what she loves about family life and the joy of gardening. Affectionately known as ‘the people’s poet’, Pam Ayres is famous for her comic verse delivered in …
  • Ghani travels to Swiss to attend the World Economic Forum 21 Jan 2020 12:12 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has left for Swiss to attend the World Economic Forum 2020 Davos, the Presidential Palace said. President Ashraf Ghani will be meeting with the world leaders and talk about Afghanistan’s peace, economic development, and more …
  • Letter from Wall Street: Dear PM Modi, your politics can wait, but the economy cannot 21 Jan 2020 07:28 By Krishna Memani Dear Prime Minister Modi, I fully understand that there is a lot going on in India. And all of those issues need to be addressed. However, from my perspective nothing is more important than dealing with the unfolding slowdown of the …
  • What’s In A Name? The Politics Behind America’s Newest Aircraft Carrier 21 Jan 2020 06:07 A future aircraft carrier will be named after Navy hero Doris "Dorie" Miller U.S. NavyYesterday, the U.S. Navy broke from convention, naming an aircraft carrier after Ship’s Cook Third Class Doris “Dorie” Miller, a humble, enlisted naval hero of …
  • Fintan O'Toole: Safety-first politics has had its day 21 Jan 2020 06:00 When I worked as a theatre critic, I always remembered something the great playwright Tom Murphy said to me – that the big question to ask of any drama is: what is at stake? It is the question that all of us as voters in the general election have to ask …
  • Higher Ed Employment in a "World Without Work” 21 Jan 2020 05:52 A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond by Daniel Susskind Published in January of 2020. In A World Without Work, Daniel Susskind takes the heretical position (for an economist) that the robots are poised to take our jobs. …
  • Ogah, the Giant Killer in Ebonyi Politics 21 Jan 2020 04:42 Benjamin Nworie writes on the exploits of the only All Progressives Congress federal legislator from Ebonyi State, Hon. Chinedu Ogah, representing Ezza South/ Ikwo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives Chiboy as he is fondly called has …
  • The clocks strike 13: Seventy years after his death, what would Orwell think of the world today? 21 Jan 2020 03:32 And when it was finally out, it changed literature, our understanding of politics, language, and our own culpability in the dark paths of a potential future. I’m no Orwell scholar, but for me it became impossible to teach and research journalism without …
  • Brazil vs. Argentina- Will Football Rivalry Translate to Politics? 21 Jan 2020 01:35 Pelé, Di Stefano, Maradona, Ronaldo, Neymar, Messi: Brazil and Argentina have produced some of the best football players in history — and currently. All the elite Europeans teams have Brazilians and Argentinians in their cast. The national teams are also …
  • Faith, politics mix on MLK holiday 21 Jan 2020 00:35 From the only church where he ever served as a full-time pastor, to the streets where he once led protests that sparked the modern Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations played out Monday across Montgomery. Guest speakers and …
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday 20 Jan 2020 20:43 By Jeff Amy, The Associated Press on January 20, 2020. ATLANTA – Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over his contested legacy against the backdrop of a presidential election year. Republicans told a sometimes cool crowd …
  • Olympic Politics 20 Jan 2020 19:04 According to official guidelines issued on Thursday, January 9, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to ban protests from the Summer 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, described this ban as a part of the …
  • Local politics confuses newcomers 20 Jan 2020 17:52 Despite being ranked as one of the most “free†countries in Asia, and boasting a democratic system many other nations can only dream of, there are many things in the world of Taiwanese politics that baffle outsiders at first glance. Here are a few …
  • Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined 20 Jan 2020 17:07 More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States, their portrait an indelible fixture on the universal sports landscape. As for that raised- …
  • Bernie Sanders says gender is 'obstacle' for women in politics following Elizabeth Warren row 20 Jan 2020 16:47 Bernie Sanders says sexism, racism, homophobia and ageism continue to impact the political process as US voters determine which presidential campaign to support despite the electorate moving "very significantly in trying to look at candidates based on …
  • World: UNESCO concerned about press freedom worldwide, despite drop in number of media casualties in 2019 20 Jan 2020 13:16 While the number of journalists killed worldwide fell by almost half in 2019, journalists face ongoing risks and perpetrators enjoy almost total impunity for these crimes, according to UNESCO data. Fewer journalists killed in 2019 The UNESCO Observatory of …
  • World's 22 richest men have more wealth than all 325million women in Africa 20 Jan 2020 12:25 The 22 richest men in the world have more wealth than all 325 million women in Africa, a damning report by Oxfam finds today. The charity found the world's 2,153 billionaires had more wealth than 4.6 billion people in 2019 - with Amazon's Jeff …
  • Edelman 2020 Trust Barometer: Toxic politics leaves UK ranked second-last on trust 20 Jan 2020 11:44 The 20th annual Trust Barometer found pessimism is being fuelled by a growing sense of inequity, unethical business practices, dishonest politicians, and fear the pace of technological change. The study, which polled 34,000 respondents in 28 markets, found …
  • 'Memory Wars': Polish, Russian Fight Over World War II Shifts To Auschwitz 20 Jan 2020 11:17 Auschwitz -- the Nazi death camp in Poland where more than 1 million Jews, Poles, and other people died -- was liberated by the Red Army on January 27, 1945. This much, Poland and Russia can agree on. But not much else when it comes to World War II. Or a …
  • With Impeachment in the News, Ads Are Staying Away From Politics 20 Jan 2020 08:26 “Impeachment” is another no-no. In December 2018, few companies blocked that word. A year later, nearly 50 companies had done so. Some brand executives have told ad agencies that they are afraid of alienating customers or drawing the wrath of the …
  • Japan ranked 15th worldwide for social mobility: World Economic Forum report 20 Jan 2020 07:19 LONDON – Japan has the 15th highest level of social mobility in the world, according to a report published Monday by the World Economic Forum. Ranking highest among Asian countries, Japan scored high marks for educational and work opportunities. However, …
  • What We Are Reading Today: The World Philosophy Made by Scott Soames 20 Jan 2020 06:55 Authors: Michael D. Gordin and G. John Ikenberry On Aug. 6, 1945, in the waning days of World War II, the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The city’s destruction stands as a powerful symbol of nuclear annihilation, but it has …
  • World’s 2,153 billionaires hold more wealth than 4.6 billion people combined: report 20 Jan 2020 01:57 The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60% of the planet’s population, a new report from the charity group Oxfam says. Oxfam’s report, ‘Time to Care’, was released Sunday just ahead of the World Economic …
  • MAVERICK CITIZEN: OP-ED: How do we tackle human development in a mutilated world? 19 Jan 2020 23:21 Governments should naturally be at the forefront of implementing the right type of policies, but, with corruption and elite capture prevalent around the world, they can often be vehicles for institutionalising inequalities rather than mitigating them, says …
  • Impeachment and the politics of organized forgetting: This attack on Trump isn't nearly enough 19 Jan 2020 18:17 The impeachment of Donald Trump appears to be a crisis without a history, at least a history that illuminates, not just comparisons with other presidential impeachments, but a history that provides historical lessons regarding its relationship to a …
  • Germany Hosts Summit on Peace, Politics in Libya 19 Jan 2020 17:20 BERLIN - Leaders from 12 countries are meeting in Germany Sunday in hopes of laying a foundation for a lasting cease-fire between Libya's rival governments. German chancellor Angela Merkel invited the world leaders as well as representatives from the …
  • Spain among world's best for gender equality, says... 19 Jan 2020 17:09 'EQUALITY' is set to continue to be a hot topic for the decade of the '20s, and the planet's younger generations, especially, are unlikely to let their leaders get away with overlooking this crucial issue: in terms of gender, specifically, …
  • Galesburg native Johanna Maska sees world with Obama 19 Jan 2020 14:09 For eight years, she made the White House her office. She traveled to nearly every state in our nation and more than 40 countries. She knew almost everything President Barack Obama would be doing on a daily basis, often before he did. Her name is Johanna …
  • Holocaust Politics is Bad for the Jews 19 Jan 2020 12:32 Photo Credit: Flash90 Polish president Andrzej Duda and Israeli president Reuven Rivlin attend a ceremony in the March of the Living at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp site in Poland, as Israel marks annual Holocaust Memorial Day, on April 12, 2018. "The …
  • As World Economy Shifts Gears, Trade Growth Slows 19 Jan 2020 11:03 As the global business and political elite gather at Davos this year, the question remains open: Is the trade war on? Or is it off again? As far as China and the United States are concerned, a tenuous truce seems to have been declared. Phase 1, signed last …
  • The politics may be murky, but if Flybe failed many regions would be badly hit 19 Jan 2020 09:11 It’s easy to be indignant about the rescue of Flybe. Ministers on the job – business secretary Andrea Leadsom, transport secretary Grant Shapps and chancellor Sajid Javid – have been disgracefully unclear about what assistance has been extended, and on …
  • How to make the world happier – and why it should be our first priority 19 Jan 2020 08:41 Whoever is happy will make others happy too... How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl There is a wind of change in our society. People are talking about feelings …
  • Chief Koti set sights on conquering the world 19 Jan 2020 07:01 By Takemore Mazuruse He is only 35, but his hunger for success is astounding. Venda by tribe and raised by a single mother, Godfrey “Chief” Koti believes he has found his footing in a generally busy and demanding world and the future looks even more …
  • Political world awaits Ahn’s next move 19 Jan 2020 06:38 Political watchers are paying keen attention to Ahn Cheol-soo, founder of the Bareunmirae Party and former presidential contender, amid growing calls for an alternative political force to challenge the traditional left-right rivalry. Ahn, who stayed …
  • The return of agitational politics (Column: Spy’s Eye) 19 Jan 2020 04:26 Political history of independent India amply illustrates how street agitations have been used as a potent instrument by the opposition to create an anti-incumbency environ against an otherwise well entrenched regime. Economic issues and failures of policy …
  • From the written world: Books to look out for in 2020 19 Jan 2020 04:18 Time and again a number of books have proved to influence people’s lives. And literary references, quoted at many occasions, are one of the many instances where books have claimed a diligent seat. Understanding this, in the New Year, The Sunday Standard …
  • The politics of 'Sihat Bersama 2030' COMMENT | There are several real dangers when considering health reforms in Malaysia. Swee Kheng Khor 2020-01-19 07:22:00+08:00 19 Jan 2020 02:35 COMMENT | I’d like to address three recent issues in our health system. They may seem easy to solve with our usual short-term solutions, but in reality, they mask much larger and deeper problems that need difficult and long-term structural reforms. In …
  • Davos 2020: What is the World Economic Forum and is it elitist? 19 Jan 2020 01:05 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Security is tight at the Alpine event Some of the world's top business people and politicians - plus a smattering of celebrities - will gather in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum (WEF) this …
  • At Bangaluru event, Amit Shah stays away from politics 19 Jan 2020 00:56 By Express News Service BENGALURU: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, in Bengaluru, said that when Hindu dharma was in danger, it was Adi Shankaracharya who gave it a big push and revamped it. Many of his teachings are relevant even today, said the Home …
  • Millennials fear World War III, with almost half believing global conflict is inevitable 18 Jan 2020 21:55 Posted January 19, 2020 08:28:13 Amid rising tensions between Iran and the US, millennials around the world are worried now more than ever that we're on the brink of World War III, according to alarming new data published by the International Red Cross …
  • Politics Report: Governor Faulconer? 18 Jan 2020 21:12 Friday morning, we all woke up to a story in Politico’s California Playbook about San Diego’s Mayor Kevin Faulconer. It said he wanted to take the issue of homelessness to the ballot box in 2022. Then we got ahold of the press release, which had been sent …
  • Timi Frank: There’s time for politics, time governance, by Enyinnaya Appolos 18 Jan 2020 19:58 First, let us go to the Bible: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NLT): “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to …
  • Envoy: US Adventurism Throwing World into More Chaos 18 Jan 2020 15:36 TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to China Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh denounced the US military adventurism and violation of international law which was brought to world attention in the case of unfair assassination of Iran's top anti-terrorism Commander …
  • This week in politics: Brexiteer Big Ben row, Labour leadership, Boris Johnson interview and Tom Watson's tale of betrayal 18 Jan 2020 14:57 Big Ben's "bong" caused a political ding-dong this week, as Boris Johnson's latest major interview was largely overshadowed by his comment on its chimes. The ringing is purveyed by some as an symbolic sound apt to mark Britain's EU …
  • Opinion: American Politics Is Messy. But Here's A Little Global Perspective 18 Jan 2020 13:12 A protester holds up a sign in favor of impeachment outside the U.S. Capitol building on Thursday. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images A protester holds up a sign …
  • World champion Rohan Dennis rides the long road to redemption 18 Jan 2020 11:19 Lancaster said Dennis appeared to fit well into the squad that features Tour de France champions Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and 2019 winner Egan Bernal, as well as the reigning Giro d'Italia victor, Richard Carapaz, at a recent training camp in Spain …
  • Phil Hogan’s task deepens as trade becomes politics 18 Jan 2020 06:25 “But trade is more than simply the exchange of goods and services. It is also a strategic asset for Europe. It allows us to build partnerships, protect our market from unfair practices and ensure our values and our standards are respected.” European …