• Former Trump aide won't testify in front of Congress after White House warning 21 May 2019 01:41 Posted May 21, 2019 11:04:53 A former legal adviser to US President Donald Trump is set to defy a subpoena to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation, after the White House directed him not to appear. Key points: The House committee said it …
  • Elizabeth hid to survive a massacre. She's 'relieved' the alleged killers are in Australia 21 May 2019 01:22 Posted May 21, 2019 11:08:11 An American woman who survived a massacre in Uganda is "relieved", yet "sad" two men once accused of carrying out the atrocity have been resettled in Australia. Elizabeth Garland was conducting research in …
  • On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Did Anti-Abortion Activists Overreach in Alabama? 20 May 2019 23:45 Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. [Get On Politics delivered to your inbox.] We’re only five months into 2019, but already it’s been a banner year for the anti-abortion movement. Eight states …
  • Ukraine's president takes office — and immediately calls an election 20 May 2019 22:23 Posted May 21, 2019 07:30:01 Television comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has taken the oath of office as Ukraine's new president, promising that as hard as he had worked in the past to make Ukrainians laugh, he would now work to keep them from crying. Key …
  • Opinion: Is this the man who could beat Donald Trump? 20 May 2019 20:41 Posted May 21, 2019 06:00:27 Former American vice president Joe Biden waited so long to enter the Democratic race that some people forgot he might become a candidate. But now that Australia has finished with its own national election, it's time to look …
  • Tory party suspends Michael Heseltine for backing Lib Dems 20 May 2019 20:37 Lord Heseltine has had the Conservative whip suspended after saying he would vote Liberal Democrat in this week’s European elections, the party has said. The Tory grandee and former deputy prime minister, who sits in the upper chamber of parliament, was …
  • Will Google's decision to suspend business with Huawei affect your device? 20 May 2019 17:59 Posted May 21, 2019 03:50:59 Google's shock decision yesterday to suspend business operations with Huawei has sparked confusion and uncertainty among fans of the Chinese giant's devices, with many vowing to steer clear of the next generation of …
  • 'Complete failure': Nigel Farage has milkshake thrown over him outside campaign rally 20 May 2019 16:53 Updated May 21, 2019 02:44:40 Pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage has become the latest in a series of public figures to be 'milkshaked' during a rally in England's north. Key points: Mr Farage was 'milkshaked' outside a campaign event …
  • Poroshenko wishes Zelensky successful presidency, remains in politics 20 May 2019 16:23 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, completing his term of office, expressed gratitude to the Ukrainian people, again apologized to all whose hopes he had not justified, and also wished President Volodymyr Zelensky a successful cadence, stressing that …
  • World: Mixed Migration Hub Trend Bulletin, April 2019 20 May 2019 13:39 monthly trend report covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, MMC, Save the Children, UNHCR, …
  • The inescapable global politics of Eurovision 2019 ǀ View 20 May 2019 13:24 If it’s mid-May, then it’s time once again for the Eurovision Song Contest, the massive international singing competition that has been airing across the pond since 1956. This year marks the 64th edition of Eurovision, with 41 countries participating (down …
  • The Inescapable Politics of Climate Change 20 May 2019 12:59 Illustration by Tim Robinson At this point, we all know that climate change is happening (or at least most of us do). But do we really know what it will mean to live on a planet transformed by it? We know the seas will rise, but have we truly reckoned with …
  • Politics Overshadows Economics Today, But Japan's Economy Unexpectedly Expanded In Q1 20 May 2019 12:14 Overview: Encouraged by the election results, investors bid up Indian and Australian currencies and equities. Japan offered a pleasant surprise by reporting the world's third-largest economy expanded in Q1. Most other equity markets in Asia fell, and …
  • Scriptwriting, politics and race discussed at BlacKkKlansman Q&A 20 May 2019 11:39 “BlacKkKlansman” screenwriter Kevin Willmott and Ron Stallworth, the retired police officer the film is based on, discussed the Academy award-winning film on Sunday. The panel followed a screening of the movie in the Ryan Family Auditorium. The panel, …
  • Why Not: Creeping fascism and how criminals hijacked politics in Nigeria 20 May 2019 11:32   Mon May 20th, 2019 - Delta   Introduction : In 2008, Mr. Klaus P. Wachsmuth, the German Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nestle Nigeria Plc told me and Ikechukwu Eze, two BusinessDay Senior Correspondents then, in an exclusive interview …
  • 'Wanna fight? Let's do it': China abruptly switches programming to air anti-US movies amid trade war 20 May 2019 09:44 Posted May 20, 2019 18:56:29 In recent days, China's CCTV6 — the film channel of state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) — has unexpectedly switched scheduling plans to treat viewers to a number of post-war film classics in prime-time. Key …
  • No Brexit and a minority government – the future for Britain? 20 May 2019 09:44 Jeremy Corbyn: likely to be heading the next minority government This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and …
  • The politics of abortion surge to forefront of 2020 debate 20 May 2019 09:40 OPINION — It’s the worst day of your life. You’ve been told that your unborn baby is dying inside of you and you are presented with two horrible options: medically induce labor to deliver her early or carry the dangerous pregnancy to term, when your baby …
  • Geopolitics And Politics Dominate The News Flow 20 May 2019 08:05 Politics and geo-politics dominate the market narrative in Asia, with a further escalating war of words and actions between the US and China, which has seen Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) enter the fold, suspending some business activity with Huawei, with a number …
  • P.G.A. Championship: Brooks Koepka Lets Lead Evaporate but Hangs On to Win 20 May 2019 03:54 FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka’s heart rate, he said Saturday night, probably would not vary much whether he was sitting on the couch watching the 101st P.G.A. Championship or sizing up a putt on Bethpage Black’s 72nd green to win it. “I’d say I’m …
  • Politics Sans National Ideology 20 May 2019 03:02 Men must have somewhat altered the course of nature; for they were not born wolves, yet they have become Merchantilism, as an ideology which prevailed in the Western World some centuries back, was a parasitic world view characterized by scrambles to short- …
  • Google cuts direct business with Huawei 19 May 2019 23:35 Posted May 20, 2019 09:03:54 Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services, except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source has told Reuters. Key points Huawei will …
  • Iceland's Palestinian flag display could prompt Eurovision punishment 19 May 2019 23:20 Updated May 20, 2019 09:02:46 Iceland's Eurovision entry could be "punished" by organisers for an unauthorised display of the Palestinian flag during the grand final, the event's Israeli broadcaster said. Key points: The vocalist of …
  • The politics of diagnosis 19 May 2019 22:40 The Herald Reason Wafawarova on Monday Political science is about analysis and diagnosis of political behaviour, and this week we will look at the relationship between mental health diagnosis and political dogmatism, racism, xenophobia, radicalism and …
  • 'Total lightweight': Trump blasts Republican politician over impeachment remarks 19 May 2019 21:59 Posted May 20, 2019 07:43:44 Donald Trump has taken Republican congressman Justin Amash to task, labelling him a "total lightweight" and a "loser", after he called the United States President's behaviour impeachable. Key points: …
  • Nana Addo and Rawlings are great leaders - NPP Chairman 19 May 2019 20:08 Accra, May 19, GNA - Mr Dennis Amfo-Sefah, the Tema West Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), , has rated former President Jerry John Rawlings and current President, Nana Akufo-Addo as outstanding leaders in Ghana’s lineage of Presidents …
  • 75 Years After D-Day, Planes Fly Off for ‘Never Seen Before’ World War II Commemoration 19 May 2019 19:51 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] OXFORD, Conn. — Dave Hamilton’s most notable flight was 75 years ago, when he was just 21 years old. It was just after midnight on D-Day, and he was carrying 18 Allied paratroopers …
  • Australian, Austrian politics and the Israel question - analysis 19 May 2019 19:09 There were two major political developments in pro-Israel countries on Saturday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefly addressing one – the surprise victory of Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Australia – while avoiding the other: the snap …
  • Letters: Christianity in politics, Israel Folau and budget time 19 May 2019 18:55 Christian party idea has thorns There may be some long-term unintended consequences if Alfred Ngaro follows the footsteps of John Banks and Don Brash and leaves National to set up a National-leaning Christian party. Firstly, Labour can do exactly the same …
  • Hosking: Aussie PM's miracle a lesson in good politics for NZ's Labour Party 19 May 2019 18:55 OPINION: There is a very significant lesson out of Saturday night in Australia for any western Labour party that cares to learn it - and that includes Jeremy Corbyn in Britain and Jacinda Ardern in New Zealand. It came from the focus on Bob Hawke on the …
  • Schiff: Escalating Iran tensions 'all too predictable' 19 May 2019 17:03 Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett Schiff5 things to watch as Trump, Dems clash over investigations Mueller mystery: Will he ever testify to Congress? Overnight Defense: Congressional leaders receive classified briefing on Iran | Trump on war: 'I hope not…
  • Revisiting Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’ in the Trump era 19 May 2019 16:52 To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, I turn to movie critic Roger Ebert’s old review of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” (Trust me on this one.) We know how deeply he feels …
  • Rage, rapture and pure populism: on the road with Nigel Farage 19 May 2019 16:31 Nigel Farage is barely visible in the middle of a scrum of bodyguards, protesters, TV cameras and boom mics barrelling up Merthyr Tydfil high street. “There’s definitely more cameras than shoppers,” jokes the leader of the newly formed Brexit party. His …
  • Leon Panetta: We're living in a more dangerous world 19 May 2019 16:09 In the gathering storm of national security threats facing the United States, it would be irresponsible not to recognize that we are living in a more dangerous world. The growing number of flash points in the world raises the fear that if our elected …
  • The politics of television aren't what you think they are, and 2020 candidates should pay attention 19 May 2019 16:09 It may be hard to think of network television “upfronts” as an important political and societal event — but, looked at in a certain way, that’s really what they are. Primetime broadcast programs are a clear reflection of where our culture is and where it …
  • Winter is here: How 'Game of Thrones' took over American politics 19 May 2019 12:52 The world is still waiting to find out who ends up on the Iron Throne of Westeros, but in Washington, one thing is certain: "Game of Thrones" reigns supreme among lawmakers, candidates and much of the nation’s capital. The HBO series, based on …
  • The world agrees with Trump on one thing when it comes to Iran 19 May 2019 08:49 by Alan Crawford, Ilya Arkhipov and Gregory Viscusi Blunt, ignorant and confused are some of the criticisms voiced by allies on U.S. policy toward Iran. But none sees the Trump administration preparing for war. Governments worldwide are alarmed at the …
  • Negative politics wins the election for Australia's conservatives 19 May 2019 08:14 Scott Morrison speaks to supporters. Video: AFP Australia's conservative government held on to power at national elections thanks to a highly effective negative campaign warning voters against the centre-left Labor Party's large policy reform …
  • Politics of abortion - Sandro Spiteri 19 May 2019 07:01 So, Adrian Delia can cure cancer. Pity he wasn’t around 15 years ago, when I had to make do with the sterling services of Malta’s national health system. U ħallina Drin. But hold on a sec. If he can promise to make me thin (without diets please) and regrow …
  • <em>No Escape from the Real World</em> :: Poem by K Radhakumar 19 May 2019 03:17 No Escape from the Real World K. Radhakumar * The headlines remind me of the old adage: The youth of today Are the pillars of society tomorrow. I think I am not a father figure in my locality But one of the many drunken drivers Of the municipal corporation …
  • How politics continue to ruin our sports 19 May 2019 01:29 How politics continue to ruin our sports Pakistan’s football situation has taken an interesting twist over the last few days. On May 5, Ashfaq Hussain-led Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) started national football team camp at the Jinnah Stadium, located …
  • First Scots Green MEP will transform politics, says Chapman 19 May 2019 00:24 The rise of Nigel Farage and his Brexit party is “deeply concerning for our democratic process” the Scottish Greens’ lead candidate has said ahead of this week’s European Parliament elections. Maggie Chapman hit out at the former Ukip party leader and his …
  • Eurovision: Madonna mixes politics with a classic hit during performance 18 May 2019 23:58 Madonna’s hugely anticipated performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel drew plaudits from the crowd but raised eyebrows among the show’s viewers, as the pop legend mixed new material with a hugely popular classic and a noticeable political …
  • World's strictest parent takes the strap to party pollies 18 May 2019 23:00 AS MARK Ironside waited to sell his truckload of steers at the Gracemere saleyards, he urged politicians to look beyond the coal debate. The grazier from Rosedale, east of Miriam Vale, said good rain has eased concerns over green pastures but, when it …
  • I.M. Pei, acclaimed architect of buildings known around the world, dies at 102 18 May 2019 22:40 I.M. Pei, the Chinese-born, American-trained Modernist architect whose work transformed cities around the world and was widely celebrated by fellow architects, has died. He was 102.  Marc Diamond, director of communications for Pei's storied firm, Pei …
  • Podcasts that go behind-the-scenes of American politics 18 May 2019 17:40 Three new podcasts covering public officials and past presidential elections are exploring how past events have helped shaped pivotal moments in American politics. The Oath is a podcast presented by Chuck Rosenberg and produced by MSNBC. Rosenberg is a …
  • Bill Jamieson: Rise above politics, unless disaster strikes 18 May 2019 15:36 Amid the noisy, horrendous, exasperating politics of Brexit, we have not been short of earnest warnings about the toll it is taking on business and growth. As the daily news has been dominated for almost three years by disputation, division and now mind- …
  • World still has not done anything about murder 18 May 2019 06:57 Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist murdered at a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey last year, said on Thursday she could not believe that no one has yet faced serious consequences for the crime. “I cannot understand that the …
  • Keep It Host Ira Madison III Is Making Waves in Politics and Pop-Culture 18 May 2019 03:43 The podcaster and Twitter star talks about GoT, 2020, and going from pop-culture commentator to pop-culture creator Ira Madison III knows media. In his young professional career, the 30-year-old writer and podcast host has already made the rounds as a …
  • Eddie Izzard on taking over the Beacon Theatre and his plans to make the world a better place 18 May 2019 03:29 For decades, Eddie Izzard has earned recognition globally as one of the most influential and consistently funny comedians working. This far reach can be closely attributed to Izzard’s ability to connect with audiences from many cultures, as he is able to …
  • The European Parliament elections are responding to a changed world 18 May 2019 00:11 UNDER POWDER-BLUE Peloponnesian skies, amid the olive groves and cypress trees where zealous athletes once competed for glory, Manfred Weber, a centre-right Bavarian politician, raises a hand to touch one of the ancient columns of Nemea, affecting …
  • World's largest election draws to a close as millions vote in India 17 May 2019 23:58 Millions have already voted in the first phase of India's giant general election. And millions are set to cast their votes on the last day of India's election - which will be the largest the world has ever seen - on May 19, which falls on Sunday. …
  • Marcel Proust and the politics of remembrance 17 May 2019 23:33 But his work continues, in the way thousands of writers since have taken the time to dwell on memories, emotional hang-ups, unresolved relationships, a few words that shouldn't have been said, a door that should have been held open a moment longer. In …
  • Politics of survival: Listening to the (street) children in Dhaka 17 May 2019 23:31 This narrative is not about how adults think of the way (street) children live their lives. This, too, is also not about policy prescription—what we think should be done to change their lives. Rather, this narrative is about listening to the children …
  • As Taiwan makes same-sex marriage legal, celebrate Pride around the world 17 May 2019 23:03 New York (CNN) — We may never know who threw the first brick outside the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village in the wee hours of June 28, 1969. Was it a young white man from the Midwest (as suggested in "Stonewall …
  • Exploring the toxic world of 'female privilege' 17 May 2019 22:31 It was early on Saturday morning when I crossed the threshold into a quarantined community. I was entering r/TheRedPill, a subreddit dedicated to radical misogyny. This breeding ground of anti-women invective and conspiracy theories is so brazenly …
  • Andrew Yang’s TED Talk version of politics 17 May 2019 20:47 At a rally Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang held earlier this week in New York City’s Washington Square Park, I asked attendees how they found out about him. Many mentioned stand-up comedian Joe Rogan’s popular podcast. A few also mentioned “ …
  • What Hawke's ultimate heart-on-sleeve moment says about how he engaged with the world 17 May 2019 19:27 Posted May 18, 2019 05:18:22 It was the rawest of emotions ever on public display by an Australian prime minister, past or present. Bob Hawke was responding to the bloody massacre of students in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in June 1989. Not in measured …
  • The Guardian view on the EU elections: a chance to reshape our politics 17 May 2019 17:45 Next week, voters across Europe face the most highly charged election to the European parliament in 40 years. In most of the previous five-yearly EU polls, political parties have struggled to engage the more than 400 million citizens who are entitled to …
  • How politics is the perennial elephant in the room at Eurovision 17 May 2019 17:03 Politics is the perennial elephant in the room at Eurovision, stalking in the shadows and threatening to upset the idea of a unified Europe. In 2016, Ukraine’s entry, 1944, was widely interpreted as referring to Joseph Stalin’s deportation of Crimean …
  • Timeline: Brexit - What is due to happen in British politics before Oct. 31? 17 May 2019 11:50 LONDON (Reuters) - When the European Union agreed in April to extend the date of Britain’s exit from the bloc for a second time, European Council President Donald Tusk pleaded: “Don’t waste this time”. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the House …
  • Australia Longs for Bolder Politics as Beloved Leader Dies on Election’s Eve 17 May 2019 06:52 SYDNEY, Australia — Just a few days ago, Bob Hawke, Australia’s popular former prime minister, released an open letter praising his party’s current leader, Bill Shorten, for campaigning on a bold policy agenda, not a “small target.” It was his last …
  • Bob Hawke tributes: World leaders past and present pay respects 17 May 2019 06:13 World leaders past and present from across the political spectrum have paid tribute to former Prime Minister Bob Hawke. Former US president Bill Clinton took to Twitter, saying his thoughts were with Mr Hawke’s family and the people of Australia. “Even …
  • Newsdeck: “The world still has not done anything,” says slain Saudi journalist’s fiancee 17 May 2019 04:15 By Patricia Zengerle “I cannot understand that the world still has not done anything about this,” Cengiz told a U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs subcommittee, speaking in Turkish through an interpreter. “I still cannot make human sense of it. …
  • ISS TODAY: ISS Today: Elephants pay the price for politics 17 May 2019 04:14 Elephants calves playing at the Amboseli game reserve, approximately 250 kilometres south of Nairobi Photographer: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images First published by ISS Today If Botswana’s elephants could sniff the political atmosphere in the …
  • Australia refugee policy 'world's cruellest' - global health expert 17 May 2019 03:28 This story was originally published on Newsroom.co.nz and is republished with permission. Australia's federal election could see the country finally take up New Zealand's refugee resettlement offer. Laura Walters talks to a global health expert who …
  • Mark Cuban shares business life lessons, talks politics with crowd at Judson 17 May 2019 02:17 A lesson maverick businessman Mark Cuban learned early on from his father was: "Time is the most valuable asset you don't own." That became the guiding principle driving Cuban's rise from selling garbage bags door to door at age 12 to …
  • Anti-Muslim hate is driven by politics, not faith, but it's preventable, study suggests 17 May 2019 02:16 Muslim and civil rights groups and their supporters gather at a rally against what they call a "Muslim ban" in Washington, on Oct. 18, 2017. (RNS/AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Americans who personally know a Muslim are more than twice as likely …
  • Ann McFeatters: Why politics matters 17 May 2019 01:49 WASHINGTON — Anyone who thinks politics is something arcane that happens in Washington or the state capital and has nothing to do with real life got a jolt in recent days. Donald Trump has begun, in earnest, a trade war with China that will affect millions …
  • Biden wants return to pre-Trump world 16 May 2019 23:14 Published 4:35 pm CDT, Thursday, May 16, 2019 Photo: ELIZABETH FRANTZ, STR / NYT Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a campaign event at the home of a former state senator in Nashua, N.H., May 14, 2019. Biden hopes to create the appearance of a head- …
  • Steve Israel: And now a few 'Words to Repair the World' 16 May 2019 23:02 My wife and I sat at a Passover Seder table last month with Mike Levine’s wife, Ellen, and his sons, Ben, 33, and Sam, 30, just as we’ve done since they were boys. I looked at the copied pages of the prayer booklet, or Haggadah, that Mike, the late Record …
  • This week in Mormon Land: LDS ranks shrinking at University of Utah, church dives into politics, hymnbook update 16 May 2019 21:51 The Mormon Land newsletter is a weekly highlight reel of developments in and about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whether heralded in headlines, preached from the pulpit or buzzed about on the back benches. Want this newsletter in your …
  • The most dangerous man in the world is at Trump’s right hand 16 May 2019 21:45 When National Security Adviser John Bolton demanded military plans to oust the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, Trump demurred, reportedly saying his national security adviser was trying to pull him “into a war.” When Bolton demanded “regime …
  • 'World has done nothing': Khashoggi fiancee gives US testimony 16 May 2019 21:44 Washington, DC - Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, appeared before a US House of Representatives panel on Thursday to share her love for her fiance and call for a US-sponsored international investigation into his …
  • 'The world still has not done anything,' says slain Saudi journalist's fiancee 16 May 2019 21:23 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist murdered at a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey last year, said on Thursday she could not believe that no one has yet faced serious consequences for the crime. "I …
  • 3 Perspective A bunny sculpture by Jeff Koons just sold for $91.1 million — another sign that the art world is untethered from reality 16 May 2019 20:18 When an artwork fetches a record price at auction, the first question everyone silently asks is: “Could it really be worth that?” The first and best answer, obviously, is “No.” In a sane world, no work of art would be worth $91.1 million, which is the …
  • Critic’s pick: The Whitney Biennial: Young Art Cross-Stitched With Politics 16 May 2019 19:44 Given the political tensions that have sent spasms through the nation over the past two years, you might have expected — hoped — that the 2019 Whitney Biennial would be one big, sharp Occupy-style yawp. It isn’t. Politics are present, but with a few …
  • If Government wants world class education system, it will need to pay 16 May 2019 18:20 OPINION: Who will blink first as the war of words on the mother of all strikes heats up?  Finance Minister Grant Robertson says the Government is standing by its offer to teachers as being a full and final settlement. No ifs or buts. There is a delicate …
  • Bob Hawke, beloved ex-Australian prime minister, world record-holding drinker, dies age 89 - Fox News 16 May 2019 17:33 Fox News Flash top headlines for May 16 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Australia’s longest-serving Labor Party prime minister, Bob Hawke, died on Thursday, aged 89. Hawke, who served as the country’s premier from 1983 to 1991, …
  • 'Not a statesman': Matteo Salvini – the Zelig of Italian politics 16 May 2019 11:03 Nino Governale was the perfect target for the teenage Matteo Salvini. The PE teacher hailed from Sicily and could hardly get through the weekly lesson at the prestigious Alessandro Manzoni high school in Milan without being goaded by his pupil. “Salvini …
  • A 17-year-old politics junkie scooped Bill de Blasio on news of his own presidential launch 16 May 2019 09:22 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had it all planned out — a stunt inside Trump Tower on Monday, an announcement on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday and, from there, outings in Iowa and South Carolina to begin making his case that he should be elected …
  • Sen. McSally defends John Bolton on Iran, says US doesn't want war: 'Stop playing politics' 16 May 2019 05:02 Armed Services Committee member Sen. Martha McSally discusses tensions between Iran and the U.S. on 'The Story.' U.S. Sen. Martha McSally on Wednesday blasted those who've criticized National Security Adviser John Bolton as a "war monger…
  • Against all odds, NL Alliance hopes to bring change to provincial politics 16 May 2019 02:28 As the candidates of Newfoundland and Labrador's newest political party knock on their final doors before election day, there's one word they try to leave out of their pitch for votes. "While the Alliance is a party in the technical sense, we …
  • How to Save the Green New Deal; Get Big Money Out of Politics--Again 15 May 2019 23:57 If you want to get Big Money out of politics just make it, in a roundabout way, illegal. - Advertisement - Until 1971 Big Money as we know it today played no part in our politics: it was excluded by law. But now Big Money rules, and if the Green New Deal …
  • FLAGLER POLITICS: May 15 15 May 2019 20:36 Wednesday May 15, 2019 at 2:01 AM FCRC to host D-Day remembrance The Flagler County Republican Club will hold a D-Day 75th anniversary remembrance at the June 5 meeting, beginning at 6 p.m., in Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast. Speakers …
  • Sudan’s transitional agreement and its importance for Africa and the Arab world 15 May 2019 20:31 The agreement between the signatories to the Declaration for Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council in Khartoum has not been fleshed out in great detail, but the historic deal has paved the way for a new Sudan and a new model of change in …
  • Can a Catholic critique of ‘throwaway culture’ pull politics from the brink? 15 May 2019 19:30 (RNS) — When confronted with the views of a candidate from “the other” party, have you ever felt so upset that you had to change the channel in anger or disgust? Have you ever become profoundly anxious at the prospect of having to engage with your family …
  • An eye-opening rap on politics 15 May 2019 18:46 Politics today is not merely a ritual of decision-making but a dynamics of myth-making. Myths provide the rationale, the ecological perspectives, the tacit frameworks and the symbols within which politics is located. Today one of the great myths and icons …
  • Why politics is toxic for Australia’s women 15 May 2019 18:31 Image copyright EPA Image caption Sarah Hanson-Young called out a sexist slur yelled at her in parliament last year Australian women in politics have had enough. A slew of allegations of sexist bullying and misogyny have emerged in recent years, while at …
  • FIFA seeks a billion World Cup viewers to boost women's game 15 May 2019 16:10 STOCKHOLM: FIFA is hoping that over a billion viewers tune in to the Women's World Cup in France as it continues strategic efforts to grow the game around the globe, but the governing body is still subject to criticism over gender equality. The fact …
  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Bad policy makes bad politics 15 May 2019 11:35 Kirsten Powers/USA Today: 'Heartbeat bills' reveal extremist anti-abortion view that values unborn over women The anti-abortion movement pays lip service to caring for women, but there is only one thing they care about: the unborn. I care about …
  • I am not going to get into politics: George Clooney 15 May 2019 10:38 George Clooney said politics does not seem to be a logical place for him. (Photo: Reuters) George Clooney has ruled himself out of the 2020 US presidential race, saying he does not have the appropriate “skill” for politics. The actor-activist’s frequent …
  • Marr and Politics Live among BBC news programmes to hit 50:50 on-air gender split 15 May 2019 10:07 Three-quarters of BBC news, current affairs and topical programming teams that have been monitoring their gender diversity for the past year have reached a 50:50 on-air gender split. More than 500 teams within the BBC have now signed up for the 50:50 …
  • India’s Women Still Struggle for Representation in World’s Largest Democracy 15 May 2019 08:30 GAINDAWAS, India — Swati Yadav had lost count of the number of village campaign stops she had made since her morning began — was it 27, or 28? She was doggedly stumping for a parliamentary seat through 100-degree temperatures in the northern Indian state …
  • Editorial: Iran is attempting to blackmail the world 15 May 2019 06:13 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is hoping the world will give him credit for restraint and patience. Iran, he says, has abided by the terms of the nuclear deal it struck with six other countries and the European Union for a full year after Donald Trump…
  • Hikers take to the Appalachian Trail to escape the real world. This time, they couldn't 15 May 2019 06:12 The hikers who embark on the Appalachian Trail are less a community than an extended family, an outdoorsy hive that trades gossip, commiserates, treats blisters and shares provisions along 3500km of narrow dirt path stretching from Georgia to Maine. So …
  • P.E.I. 'setting the pace' for Canada in economy and politics, says Perrin Beatty 15 May 2019 00:50 The president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce says the rest of Canada would do well to follow P.E.I.'s lead — not just in economic performance, but how it handled itself in the recent provincial election. Perrin Beatty, who was also a long- …
  • The politics of baseball, from Fenway Park to the South Lawn 14 May 2019 23:27 People tend to like their sports the way they prefer their religion — free of politics. When it comes to the primordial U.S. civil religion of baseball, its founding myths and rituals have long been tied to politics and national identity. Played on both …
  • Trump to world: ‘You’re tariffed!’ 14 May 2019 20:56 Who isn’t President Donald Trump targeting with a trade war? China is the front line, clearly. But he’s played tough with Mexico, Canada, the European Union and even India. Japan, the world’s third largest economy, has evaded his ire, but Tokyo also hasn’t …
  • Sex and Politics Plague Netflix's Teen Drama 'The Society' 14 May 2019 19:47 Netflix’s The Society is the streaming site’s latest foray into misguided teen drama. Between shows like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Insatiable, and 13 Reasons Why, it’s safe to say that Netflix has no standards for teen viewers. While The Society is …
  • India election 2019: Echoes of Trump in Modi’s border politics 20 May 2019 23:19 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Indian election is seen as a referendum on Narendra Modi - a divisive prime minister The outcome of India's general election may help determine a central question at the heart of the contest - what does it …
  • India election 2019: Echoes of Trump in Modi's border politics 20 May 2019 23:16 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Indian election is seen as a referendum on Narendra Modi - a divisive prime minister The outcome of India's general election may help determine a central question at the heart of the contest - what does it …
  • Should celebrities stay out of politics? 20 May 2019 22:51 The 360 is a feature designed to show you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories. Speed read What's happening: On Wednesday, actor Chris Evans responded to the passage of Alabama's restrictive new abortion bill with a tweet calling the …
  • Ukraine's president takes office — and immediately calls an election 20 May 2019 22:23 Posted May 21, 2019 07:30:01 Television comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has taken the oath of office as Ukraine's new president, promising that as hard as he had worked in the past to make Ukrainians laugh, he would now work to keep them from crying. Key …
  • Opinion: Is this the man who could beat Donald Trump? 20 May 2019 20:41 Posted May 21, 2019 06:00:27 Former American vice president Joe Biden waited so long to enter the Democratic race that some people forgot he might become a candidate. But now that Australia has finished with its own national election, it's time to look …
  • Hickenlooper delivers speech on national security, rebuilding international partnerships 20 May 2019 20:15 If former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper becomes president, he will protect the nation by rebuilding international partnerships fractured by President Trump. Hickenlooper rolled out his national security policy in what his campaign billed as a major …
  • Wildlife, forest and environmental risk of timber export in Sierra Leone 20 May 2019 19:19 Dr. Mohamed A. Bereteh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2019: My concern is that timber export from Sierra Leone can be very damaging, if there are no rehabilitation programs under way. The revenue from timber is of less Importance and benefits to the …
  • Psychology student first from WVU to study abroad in Slovakia 20 May 2019 18:00 Newswise — From Morgantown to Bratislava, one pioneering Mountaineer is making memories as the first West Virginia University student to study abroad in Slovakia.  Trinity Shaver is a rising senior majoring in psychologyand minoring in sociology,  …
  • Ending the Cyprus arms embargo will increase tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean 20 May 2019 17:59 U.S. Sens. Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezWe can accelerate a cure for Alzheimer's The Hill's 12:30 Report: Manafort sentenced to total of 7.5 years in prison Acting Defense chief calls Graham an 'ally' after tense exchange MORE (D-N.J …
  • Poroshenko wishes Zelensky successful presidency, remains in politics 20 May 2019 16:23 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, completing his term of office, expressed gratitude to the Ukrainian people, again apologized to all whose hopes he had not justified, and also wished President Volodymyr Zelensky a successful cadence, stressing that …
  • The inescapable global politics of Eurovision 2019 ǀ View 20 May 2019 13:24 If it’s mid-May, then it’s time once again for the Eurovision Song Contest, the massive international singing competition that has been airing across the pond since 1956. This year marks the 64th edition of Eurovision, with 41 countries participating (down …
  • The Inescapable Politics of Climate Change 20 May 2019 12:59 Illustration by Tim Robinson At this point, we all know that climate change is happening (or at least most of us do). But do we really know what it will mean to live on a planet transformed by it? We know the seas will rise, but have we truly reckoned with …
  • Bad-minded politics and political perversion 20 May 2019 06:17 ZAMAL Hussein, that faithful student of the well-known brand of PPP/C deception, effortless lies, misinformation, and laughable but dangerous propaganda, is again in the news. This time via a worthless scrap in KN: 15.5.19, “The coalition Gov’t. has …
  • Overview And Analysis On 2018 Annual Reports Of Shanghai Stock Exchange-listed Companies - From The Annual Report Analysis Team Of SSE Capital Market Institute 20 May 2019 05:05 By April 30, 2019, a total of 1,466 companies listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) had released their 2018 annual reports. In 2018, the first year for the full implementation of the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, the fight against the “ …
  • Politics around the IMF package 20 May 2019 02:17 Miftah Ismail For the opposition, commenting on the recent bailout package by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is like critiquing a painting by George W. Bush: you’re required to hate it whether you like it or not. The IMF deal offers the opposition …
  • Four British jihadis all used the same Samsung phone to take videos and photos fighting for ISIS 19 May 2019 19:16 Footage and photos from a mobile phone used by four British jihadis as they documented their life in the IS caliphate before their deaths has been handed to British media by Syrian authorities. The Samsung Galaxy smartphone was passed from one owner to …
  • Letters: Christianity in politics, Israel Folau and budget time 19 May 2019 18:55 Christian party idea has thorns There may be some long-term unintended consequences if Alfred Ngaro follows the footsteps of John Banks and Don Brash and leaves National to set up a National-leaning Christian party. Firstly, Labour can do exactly the same …
  • Where religion and politics collide 19 May 2019 11:50 From its name and design to who controls it, the grandiose Hala Sultan mosque is a symbol of the power struggle between the Turkish Cypriots and Turkey By Esra Aygin IT WAS widely publicised and promoted by Ankara as a grand symbol of Islam in Cyprus even …
  • District 300 students first to earn high school diplomas and 2-year college degrees 19 May 2019 08:56 For most students, graduating high school already is a tremendous feat marking the culmination of 12 years of study. But 10 students from Dundee-Crown, Hampshire and Jacobs high schools have the added distinction of being the first in the state to …
  • The world agrees with Trump on one thing when it comes to Iran 19 May 2019 08:49 by Alan Crawford, Ilya Arkhipov and Gregory Viscusi Blunt, ignorant and confused are some of the criticisms voiced by allies on U.S. policy toward Iran. But none sees the Trump administration preparing for war. Governments worldwide are alarmed at the …
  • Foreign correspondent and syndicated columnist dies at 84 18 May 2019 23:46 Georgie Anne Geyer, a longtime foreign correspondent and columnist who covered international politics and conflicts in Africa, the Soviet Union, the Middle East and Latin America, and whose books included a critical biography of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, …
  • Australia's shock election results are drawing comparisons to Trump's 2016 win 18 May 2019 20:13 AAP Image/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS Scott Morrison, Australia's conservative prime minister, pulled off a shocking win in Australia's national election Saturday. The victory defied scores of polls and drew marked similarities to the rise of …
  • Australia's shock election results are drawing comparisons to Trump's 2016 win - Business Insider 18 May 2019 19:36 Scott Morrison, Australia's conservative prime minister, pulled off a shock defeat in Australia's national election Saturday, defying scores of polls that predicted a victory "I have always believed in miracles," Mr. Morrison said at his …
  • Oxfam International Slam EU Tax List Decision 18 May 2019 19:31 Oxfam International has criticized the European Union’s decision to remove Bermuda, Barbados, and Aruba from the tax blacklist, with the international organisation claiming that “tax havens rob countries.” The criticism is not unexpected as Oxfam has …
  • Biden’s call for unity 18 May 2019 18:34 DRIVING THE DAY THE LATEST ON DISASTER RELIEF -- SCOOP via JENNIFER SCHOLTES and JOHN BRESNAHAN: “White House might need another $1.4B as border crisis blows past ‘high-end estimate’”: “The White House cautioned congressional leaders Friday that the …
  • When SLAJ or IMC should lock the stable gates 18 May 2019 15:03 PUAWUI- DR SAMA BANYA: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2019: “My Lords, Ladies and gentlemen! And members of the fourth estate”. This statement is attributed to Edmund Burke who used it in 1787 in the House of Commons (Parliament) of Great Britain. Burke …
  • Modi says ‘Hindus cannot be terrorists’ – so what does that make Godse then? 18 May 2019 10:06 Sadhvi Pragya Thakur faces charges of terrorism but was made a BJP Lok Sabha candidate from the Bhopal constituency of Madhya Pradesh. ‘Hindus can never be terrorists,’ and ‘Hindus are not beef eaters’. India’s ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP …
  • NJ Politics Digest: State Senate President Says Voters Will Decide Legal Weed in 2020 18 May 2019 01:11 New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney. Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images State Senate President Steve Sweeney through in the towel Wednesday on the efforts to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Sweeney said voters will get to decide the question …
  • The boundaries between politics and stand-up comedy are crumbling 18 May 2019 00:29 OF ALL DONALD TRUMP’s beefs with the “mainstream media”, it may be the least likely. Those po-faced purveyors of fake news, claims the president, do not take him seriously as a comedian. “He has a great sense of humour that he doesn’t get credit for,” …
  • Baroness Oona King presented with International House award 18 May 2019 00:23 British politician and Google executive Baroness Oona King recently returned to UC Berkeley’s International House (I-House) to be honored as the 2019 International House Alumna of the Year for her 30 years of public service. In 1997, King, at age 29, …
  • Australia Day & On Identity: A conversation Stan Grant wants to start 17 May 2019 23:32 Stan Grant MUP, $14.99 Stan Grant is one of Australia’s best-known Indigenous faces. He is an award-winning journalist who has worked in Australia for the ABC, SBS, SKY News and Channel 7 and internationally for CNN in Asia and the Middle East. Grant …
  • Global Trade, Missouri, N.B.A. Playoffs: Your Friday Evening Briefing 17 May 2019 22:10 (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. The global trade war had a momentary reprieve. President Trump delayed a decision on auto tariffs, taking a step back from opening another front in the continuing …
  • Remembering Bob Hawke, Whose Reforms Transformed Australia 17 May 2019 21:52 The late Bob Hawke arguably did more to usher Australia into the modern era than any other post-war leader. By Kiran Mohandas Menon for The Diplomat May 18, 2019 The death of Bob Hawke on the eve of the Australian federal elections has deprived the country …
  • Rehman Malik vows to take Samjhauta Express case to international court 17 May 2019 19:34 In February 2007, bomb blasts tore through two carriages of the Samjhauta Express. PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Interior Chairman Senator Rehman Malik vowed on Thursday to move the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the …
  • Political disinformation campaigns not as threatening as you think 17 May 2019 18:48 When foreign powers try to interfere with the politics of another country by spreading strategic disinformation, research suggests there is no real effect on policies or the balance of power in the targeted country. In a recent study, a researcher at the …
  • Zarif: International Community Bound to Salvage JCPOA 17 May 2019 14:31 TEHRAN (Tasnim) - It is the international community's duty to save the 2015 nuclear deal and normalize Iran's economic relations if the JCPOA is really perceived as a major achievement, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. - Politics …
  • Minister Tengbe is determined to turn Sierra Leone’s water sector around 17 May 2019 12:43 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2019: In an innovative drive to change Sierra Leone’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector for the efficient and effective delivery of improved access to and utlisation of available water resources in Sierra Leone, …
  • For Southern Republicans, Trump’s tariffs make for awkward politics 17 May 2019 05:18 In the halls of the Capitol these days, Republican lawmakers from Southern states aren’t exactly eager to talk about the President’s trade war with China. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky didn’t have anything to say when approached by CNN on Tuesday. Asked if …
  • Scholar: Tories Could Back May's Brexit Deal Out of Desire for Self-Preservation 17 May 2019 04:30 UK Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox has said that Britain will have to cancel Brexit or leave without a deal if MPs don't support the prime minister's deal. Fox said he hopes that MPs will back the Withdrawal Agreement Bill next …
  • ISS TODAY: ISS Today: Elephants pay the price for politics 17 May 2019 04:14 Elephants calves playing at the Amboseli game reserve, approximately 250 kilometres south of Nairobi Photographer: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images First published by ISS Today If Botswana’s elephants could sniff the political atmosphere in the …
  • Saudi Arabia: Reliable Ally? 16 May 2019 21:49 Wednesday, May 22 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations.  Professor F. Gregory Gause, III, John H. Lindsey ’44 chair of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service …
  • Theatre review: Little Thing, Big Thing 16 May 2019 20:02 There’s a hell of a lot at work in Little Thing, Big Thing. Resurrected by director Jeremy Webb, the Merritt-winning Neptune take on Donal O’Kelly’s play is a venture jam-packed with hints of Hitchcock-esque suspense riddled with madcap antics and a …
  • IMF deputy managing director speaks about The Gambia’s pathway to prosperity 16 May 2019 19:30 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2019: The Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mr. Tao Zhang, arrived in the Gambia early this week, where he met with government officials, politicians, senior civil servants, industry leaders, …
  • Aontú making a place for itself in Irish politics, says Tóibín 16 May 2019 19:02 The Aontú political party is “operating on fresh air” but is already making a place for itself in Irish politics, its founder Peadar Tóibín TD has said. Speaking in Dublin at the launch of Aontú’s local election manifesto, which was attended by many of the …
  • Estonia: 13th Lennart Meri Conference to kick off on Friday 16 May 2019 15:36 The 13th Lennart Meri Conference, entitled "One Past, Many Futures," will start in Tallinn on Friday, informed LETA/BNS. The conference will bring together current state leaders, policymakers and renowned think tank experts as well as young …
  • Senate Committee votes down the oil tanker moratorium, choosing the best interests of Canadians over politics: CAPP 16 May 2019 15:04 CALGARY, May 16, 2019 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- The Senate Standing Committee on Transportation has voted to defeat Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) praises the Committee for its study …
  • Chief Ndiweni told to quit chieftaincy & join politics 16 May 2019 07:21 The Chronicle Nduduzo Tshuma, Political Editor  CHIEF Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni of Ntabazinduna has been accused of abusing his position to further the agenda of the opposition MDC Alliance with the ruling Zanu-PF party challenging him to step down from the …
  • Experts available for international analysis of Australian election 16 May 2019 07:07 Flinders University politics analysts are available for internationally focused expert commentary suitable for diverse global audiences. Our experienced experts can wrap up the final days of the campaign, provide insights on election day itself, and are …
  • Sen. McSally defends John Bolton on Iran, says US doesn't want war: 'Stop playing politics' 16 May 2019 05:02 Armed Services Committee member Sen. Martha McSally discusses tensions between Iran and the U.S. on 'The Story.' U.S. Sen. Martha McSally on Wednesday blasted those who've criticized National Security Adviser John Bolton as a "war monger…
  • Only Fools Would Envisage A Three Front War! 16 May 2019 02:35 The United States may be on the verge of launching a three front war. History has been unkind to leaders who embarked on two front wars. Napoleon and Hitler learned this lesson the hard way, defeated by Russia’s secret weapons: geography and frozen winters …
  • OPINIONISTA: Cyril Ramaphosa has his work cut out for him, but he is trusted by the international market 15 May 2019 23:15 South Africa stood at the crossroads as the country went to the polls on 8 May 2019. Now, with the ink barely dry on the official results, it is clear that the country has averted the Venezuela-like doomsday scenario foretold by so many pessimists. This is …
  • This may be China’s worst assault yet on the rule of law in Hong Kong 15 May 2019 21:45 May 15 at 4:39 PM Martin Lee is the founder of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party. For generations, Hong Kong has been a safe harbor from the chaos of Communist China. Yet in January 2017, Chinese Canadian billionaire businessman Xiao Jianhua was abducted in …
  • Why politics is toxic for Australia’s women 15 May 2019 18:31 Image copyright EPA Image caption Sarah Hanson-Young called out a sexist slur yelled at her in parliament last year Australian women in politics have had enough. A slew of allegations of sexist bullying and misogyny have emerged in recent years, while at …
  • Michael Wolff Sequel Coming Next Month 15 May 2019 14:34 Michael Wolff — who enraged President Trump with his international bestseller Fire and Fury, about pandemonium in the first-year White House — will be out June 4 with a sequel, Siege: Trump Under Fire, Axios reports. The book begins with Trump’s second …
  • Why we are suddenly on the brink of war with Iran 15 May 2019 13:14 Bolton's Moscow visit was planned before Trump's announcement that the US was ditching the INF treaty. (AFP/File / Mandel NGAN) You can’t say the world wasn’t warned. In February, US National Security Adviser John Bolton — a leading …
  • Workers in Sierra Leone’s financial sector face exploitation and human rights abuse 15 May 2019 10:10 CHRDI: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2019: Many of the problems faced by workers in Sierra Leone are procedurally unfair and illegal, but the authorities remain apathetic in the face of the problem. Our research shows that workers’ employment rights are …
  • Interview Raul Salgado 15 May 2019 08:16 Ral Salgado is a Professor at the Master program in International Relations at FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales), Ecuador, where he teaches Methodology, Foreign Policy and Political Thinking. He holds a PhD in Political Sciences and …
  • 'It would destroy it': new international airport for Machu Picchu sparks outrage 15 May 2019 05:01 Among the Inca ruins that abound in Peru, none draw nearly as many tourists as the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. There were more than 1.5 million visitors in 2017, double the limit recommended by Unesco, putting a huge strain on the fragile ruins and …
  • SP, BSP and Cong play politics of fear: Rajnath Singh 14 May 2019 21:39 [India], May 15 (ANI): Opposition parties especially those in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Congress have contributed to fuelling politics of fear, alleged Union Minister Rajnath Singh here on Tuesday. "Be …
  • Why the U.S.-China Trade War Could Be Long and Painful: No Off-Ramps 14 May 2019 21:17 Just two weeks ago, the United States and China seemed to be gliding toward a trade deal meant to resolve tensions between the world’s two largest economies. But the breakdown in talks since — the United States raised tariffs to 25 percent on $200 billion …
  • Sudan’s Last Democratically-Elected Leader Retiring From Politics 14 May 2019 20:16 OMDURMAN, SUDAN —  Sadiq al-Mahdi's political career is one of the longest in modern Sudanese history, including two stints as prime minister. But amid an unprecedented upheaval that has seen mass street protests and a military coup, al-Mahdi says he …
  • Little Haiti Cultural Complex celebrates impact of Little Haiti on arts, culture, local economy, politics 14 May 2019 19:15 This slideshow requires JavaScript. May is National Haitian Heritage Month, a   truly magnificent time for Haitian-Americans across the greater Miami area to honor their heritage and culture. Once again, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex is hosting myriad …
  • Standard reporters scoop international fellowships 14 May 2019 18:12 Protus Onyango. Two Standard Group senior reporters have won international recognition by scooping fellowships with reputable organisations. Protus Onyango and Roselyne Obala have been picked for the Bertha Challenge 2019 and International Training …
  • Pete Buttigieg Warns 'White Identity Politics' Launching Nation Into 'Crisis' 14 May 2019 09:19 South Bend, Indiana, mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg condemned the Trump administration’s embrace of “peak white identity politics” in a speech Saturday, warning of a brewing “crisis of belonging” across the nation. Speaking at a …
  • Venice Biennale confronts the art of politics 14 May 2019 06:07 It was always paradoxical for the Venice Biennale – an exhibition founded in 1896 to present the art of nations – to adopt the quasi-political theme in May You Live in Interesting Times. Northern Irish artist Cathy Wilkes almost rejected her invitation to …
  • Is Sierra Leone likely to see the return of direct London to Freetown flights anytime soon? 14 May 2019 04:39 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 May 2019: The return of direct flights from London to Freetown, and reduction in cost of flying to Sierra Leone cannot come too soon for Sierra Leoneans living in the UK. This is even more important, if the country is to begin to …
  • An overview of theories of international political economy 13 May 2019 14:44 He presents a domestic societal explanation of the passage of the Smoot-Hawley tariff act of 1930. Eichengreen argues that economic interest groups were the key actor. Eichengreen asserts that certain sectors of agriculture and industry supported each …
  • Reparations: The 'lost cause' of black politics? 13 May 2019 13:52 The black American demand for reparations over slavery and segregation has gained attention in political circles recently. How it emerged as a topic of federal policy is unclear — but it comes at a timely moment in our national story. This year marks the …
  • China Retaliates Against the U.S. With Its Own Higher Tariffs 13 May 2019 13:23 Goods that travel by sea take two to four weeks to reach the United States from China, depending mainly on whether the ship sails to the East or West Coast and how fast the ship travels. That means the effect won’t be felt for a few weeks. Chris Rogers, a …
  • The Brexit Party is shameless, secretive and insane - everything that's wrong with British politics 13 May 2019 12:42 The appeal of Nigel Farage is based upon the fact that he claims responsibility for Brexit. The price of him is that he has no intention of owning it. During the 2016 referendum, the official Vote Leave campaign noticed something termed 'The Farage …
  • Former president Koroma’s security withdrawn 12 May 2019 20:36 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 May 2019: A new political row has broken between the SLPP government and the main opposition APC, after the government withdrew security personnel attached to former President Ernest Bai Koroma, without consultation – it is …
  • Politics takes center stage as Israel hosts Eurovision 12 May 2019 17:07 JERUSALEM — As host of this year’s Eurovision, Israel has tried to use the hugely popular song contest to present itself as a tolerant and cosmopolitan country that is winning increased acceptance on the world stage. But despite Israel’s best branding …
  • Three Rogue Nations Challenge Trump 12 May 2019 14:03 “Three nations that have long defined themselves as bitter adversaries of the United States — North Korea, Iran and Venezuela — decided this week they could take on President Trump,” the New York Times reports. “Each one is betting that Mr. Trump is …
  • Taiwans tense politics on the international fault line - The Interpreter 12 May 2019 09:24 The years 2017 and 2018 saw a period of building tension in Taiwan’s politics. Beijing applied intense diplomatic pressure to isolate Taiwan and it lost five of its diplomatic allies. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government of President Tsai Ing- …
  • Stuart Rothenberg: Biden, unions and the politics of 2020 11 May 2019 21:14 Shortly after former Vice President Joe Biden announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, he received his first union endorsement. “I couldn’t be more proud to have the International Association of Fire Fighters on my team,” …
  • The Looming War And Tehran's Ostrich Politics 11 May 2019 16:38 05/11/19 The Looming War And Tehran's Ostrich Politics By Shireen T. Hunter (source: LobeLog) Dilema of War or Peace (Source: cover of Iranian magazine Seda) Last week, tensions between Iran and the United States reached even more alarming …
  • 'Divider in chief': Time magazine calls Modi out for his vitriolic politics 11 May 2019 16:08 Cover story by Aatish Taseer questi­ons whethe­r India can live throug­h anothe­r five years under PM Modi PHOTO: TIME MAGAZINE Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his vitriolic politics are in the international media spotlight once again, with the …
  • Ag Growth International' s (AGGZF) CEO Tim Close on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript 11 May 2019 12:12 Ag Growth International Inc. (OTCPK:AGGZF) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference Call May 7, 2019 8:30 AM ET Company Participants Tim Close – President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Sommerfeld – Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Financial …
  • Caster Semenya and the Twisted Politics of Testosterone 11 May 2019 11:30 Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya received bad news about her racing career last week, news that centered on the particulars of her body. Those probing, intimate details shaped a controversial rule of the International Association of Athletics …
  • Inuit elder running as independent hopes to challenge party politics in N.L. 11 May 2019 11:12 ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Jim Learning voted in a provincial election for the first time in his life Thursday, and the 80-year-old says he cast his advance ballot for the only candidate he was confident supporting: himself. "I've never voted in a …
  • Politics aside, Andalucia’s new right-wing coalition is good news for taxpayers, writes Adam Neale 11 May 2019 09:36 SILVER LINING: New politics in Andalucia benefits expats financiallyTHOUGH Spain is a middle-income country by European standards, it has long been associated with high taxes. Most home buyers are drawn here by the quality of life rather than the tax …
  • Terror Trail-V: The politics of abduction in Kashmir 11 May 2019 07:23 The Ola cabbie realized his dream of serving the nation as he joined Indian Army. In picture: Indian Army soldiers participate in a war exercise during a two-day "Know Your Army" exhibition in Ahmadabad.Reuters file [Representational Image] …
  • Terror Trail-V: The politics of abduction in Kashmir (IANS Exclusive) 11 May 2019 03:31 New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Considering the threat percept to India’s crown jewel – Jammu &amp; Kashmir – India’s deep state knows its intensity and while it has developed responses, how does one deal with a fidayeen who is ready to die? State-sponsored …
  • Andrew Coyne: With a chance to reach centrist voters, Scheer's policy speeches are smart politics 11 May 2019 01:38 After two years as Conservative leader, Andrew Scheer remains something of an enigma to Canadians. He is neither greatly disliked nor greatly liked: as many (31 per cent) had a positive view of him as negative in a recent Abacus Data poll. That his party …
  • With a chance to reach centrist voters, Scheer’s policy speeches are smart politics 11 May 2019 01:38 After two years as Conservative leader, Andrew Scheer remains something of an enigma to Canadians. He is neither greatly disliked nor greatly liked: as many (31 per cent) had a positive view of him as negative in a recent Abacus Data poll. That his party …
  • Taiwan Picks Up International Support After Being Barred from World Health Assembly 10 May 2019 17:18 Taiwan will find itself sidelined during the upcoming annual health summit of the World Health Organization (WHO), to be held in Geneva in late May, for the third straight year due to objections from China. The United States, Japan, Germany, and Australia …
  • In politics and life, charm and empathy should trump shouting matches 10 May 2019 11:14 Rory Stewart, the newly promoted International Development Secretary, recently lamented that the lack of a leader with charisma lies at the heart of the country’s political and social malaise. A leader with charm and empathy, he seemed to suggest, is …
  • On Politics: Trump Increases Tariffs on Chinese Goods 10 May 2019 05:40 Good Friday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • Tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods increased after a pivotal round of trade talks on Thursday between the United States and …
  • On Politics: Trump Increases Tariffs on China 10 May 2019 04:50 Good Friday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • Tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods increased after a pivotal round of trade talks on Thursday between the United States and …
  • On Politics With Lisa Lerer: How Donald Trump Jr.’s Subpoena Caused a Rift in the G.O.P. 09 May 2019 23:25 Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. [Get On Politics delivered to your inbox.] Two Republican senators from North Carolina told us an awful lot this week about the state of the G.O.P. in the …
  • On Politics With Lisa Lerer: A Rift in the G.O.P. 09 May 2019 22:48 Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. Two Republican senators from North Carolina told us an awful lot today about the state of the G.O.P. in the Trump era. It all started, as so many political …
  • Health coverage is a deeply personal need — but warped politics make it a nightmare 09 May 2019 22:22 Last month, in a Pittsburgh parking lot following a conference on type 1 diabetes, three women stood crying. Two of them, mother and teenaged daughter, had just handed a stranger, 25-year-old Michelle, three shopping bags full of insulin pump supplies. …
  • When activists enter politics, they need to be ready for criticism from their friends 09 May 2019 19:48 Europe seems to be giving up on us, but we are Europeans, too, says Russian human rights advocate. Yuri Dzhibladze has been on the forefront of developing civil society in Russia and the strengthening of international human rights mechanisms for over 30 …
  • POLITICS: Greece says Turkish claims in the East Med are "legally unfounded" 09 May 2019 15:54 Cyprus & World News Greece has officially responded to Turkish claims over the extent of its continental shelf in the Eastern Mediterranean dismissing them as “legally unfounded, incorrect and arbitrary”. Greek ambassador Dionysios Kalamvrezos said the …
  • NJ Politics Digest: Norcross Lashes Out at Murphy 09 May 2019 11:49 George Norcross. (Photo: Observer file photo) It’s not every day a top political power broker lashes out at a governor from his own party, but that’s exactly what George Norcross did—tearing into Gov. Phil Murphy in an interview with NJ.com. In the …
  • “There Is No Room for Wishful Thinking in International Relations” – Prof 09 May 2019 09:24 Sputnik has discussed the latest developments of the JCPOA with Alexander Azadgan, a multiple-award-winning professor of Strategic Global Management & International Political Economy, a senior geopolitical analyst and editor-at-large with Imperia News. …
  • Margaret Thatcher, a turning point in British politics 09 May 2019 06:59 Thursday, May 9th 2019 - 06:32 UTC Forty years on, Margaret Thatcher divides opinion more than ever, but nobody can deny her place among the most powerful Prime Ministers ( Rex Features ) By Greg Wright (*) - She arrived in 10 Downing Street to a chorus of …
  • 'Is my degree now worthless?': Murdoch University students, scholars speak out after damning international student expose 08 May 2019 23:41 Following the program, Murdoch students and other staff said they had experienced their own “dumbing down” of course units to accommodate international students. One former scholar who worked and studied at the university nearly two decades ago said she …
  • UK govt spent over N300mn to promote youth inclusion in Nigerian politics – High commissioner 08 May 2019 22:28 Home | News | General | UK govt spent over N300mn to promote youth inclusion in Nigerian politics – High commissioner The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, on Tuesday, May 7 said the United Kingdom has spent about £795,000 (over three …
  • Larry Hanley, international transit union president, dies at 62 08 May 2019 20:51 Lawrence J. Hanley, the international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and a longtime presence in New Jersey politics, has died.  He was 62. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the untimely death of my dear friend and our ATU International …