• Russia launches criminal case over gay adoption 18 Jul 2019 20:22 It all started when a 12-year-old boy was brought to a Moscow hospital with a stomachache last month. The doctors suspected appendicitis. But the checkup quickly took a different turn. When the boy mentioned that he is adopted and lives with two dads, the …
  • Fox News wants to keep politics out of sports -- liberal politics, anyway 18 Jul 2019 13:19 Melissa Joskow / Media Matters The U.S. women’s national team returned home after its 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the July 7 final of the soccer World Cup to a thankful nation united in celebration of the team’s second straight championship -- …
  • Russia on EU Sanctions to Turkey: 'We are Against Diplomacy Through These Methods' 18 Jul 2019 11:41 Click to read the article in Turkish Andrey Kelin, the Director of the Department of European Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, said that Russia condemns the European Union (EU) for imposing sanctions on Turkey. "According to …
  • Celebrating Nelson Mandela International Day, his legacy 18 Jul 2019 10:43 In 1994 general elections, Mandela became South Africa’s first black president after the African National Congress emerged victorious. Mumbai:  Nelson Mandela, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, is globally remembered as an anti- …
  • John Bolton is warning of a “Clash of Civilizations” with China. Here are the five things you need to know 18 Jul 2019 10:10 July 18 at 6:00 AM The claim that international politics will be defined by a “clash of civilizations” has come back into the headlines. In April, Kiron Skinner, the head of the State Department’s Policy Planning staff, described U.S. relations with China …
  • Dr. Nicholas Kittrie, International Criminal Law Professor, Legal Practitioner, and American U. Law School Dean, Presented with Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who 18 Jul 2019 07:17     WASHINGTON, DC, July 18, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is honored to present Dr. Nicholas N. Kittrie with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An …
  • Russia slams European sanctions against Turkey 18 Jul 2019 05:39 Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova slammed on Wednesday a conclusion adopted by the EU Foreign Affairs Council on the Turkish drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, Anadolu reports. The council decided to suspend negotiations …
  • Imran Khan Mustnt Let Trump Make Pakistan a Scapegoat Foreign Policy 18 Jul 2019 04:47 As U.S. President Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan prepare to meet at the White House next week, U.S.-Pakistan ties hang in the balance. The U.S. agenda will clearly focus on countering terrorism. Equally important will be Pakistan’s …
  • Theresa May, Bulgaria, Latvia: Your Thursday Briefing 18 Jul 2019 03:55 With just a week left in power, the British prime minister used a valedictory speech to denounce divisiveness and “absolutism” in domestic and international politics. She spoke as Brexit continued to tear apart her Conservative Party. In a strong attack on …
  • Hawaiian Elders Arrested Trying to Block Telescope Construction 18 Jul 2019 03:27 Construction was set to begin this week on a giant telescope on the barren summit of Mauna Kea, a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, considered the best observatory site in the Northern Hemisphere. The project, however, has long drawn the opposition of those …
  • Their view: The truth about the Holocaust and Holocaust education 17 Jul 2019 23:10 Principal William Latson of Spanish River Community High School in Palm Beach County, Fla., was removed from his position and reassigned to a different position in the Palm Beach County school district after refusing to admit that the Holocaust was a “ …
  • Late Brig Dzogbenuku Family Donates Books To GAFCSC 17 Jul 2019 20:41 The Ghana Armed Forces Command Staff College (GAFCSC) has received old military books paramount for research purposes from the family of the late Brigadier R. Komla Dzogbenuku to support the revival of its research centre. The Late Brigadier R.K Dzogbenuku …
  • Theresa May warns she is 'worried about the state of politics' in final major speech as Prime Minister 17 Jul 2019 20:39 Theresa May has warned that she is "worried about the state of politics" as she gave what is expected to be her final major speech as Prime Minister.  The Prime Minister told an audience on Wednesday in Chatham House, London, that the country has …
  • May warns against 'absolutist' politics of 'winners and losers' 17 Jul 2019 20:38 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMay: "I'm worried about the state of politics" Theresa May has said the growth of an "uncompromising absolutism" in UK and global politics risks poisoning debate and …
  • Britain's May slams populist politics 17 Jul 2019 19:43 UK Prime Minister Theresa May has launched a broadside against populism, using a valedictory speech to encourage her successor to embrace compromise to secure Britain's exit from the EU. With only a few days left in power, the 62-year-old May railed …
  • International Law on Jerusalem and Double Standards 17 Jul 2019 19:07 Michel Gurfinkiel’s essay in Mosaic on Jerusalem’s status in international law provides excellent insight into the incoherent approach adopted by many of the world’s governments to Israel’s sovereign rights in and to its own capital. His analysis is …
  • Von der Leyen elected 1st female EU Commission president - International 17 Jul 2019 18:17 Von der Leyen elected 1st female EU Commission president Germany's Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected president of the EU Commission following a secret ballot among MEPs. The centre-right defence minister will replace Commission President …
  • Intra-party politics does not serve our people well – Cyril Ramaphosa 17 Jul 2019 16:34 President says lack of coordination between national and provincial governments and departments has not served us Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the Presidency Budget Vote 2019/2020 17 July 2019 Speaker of the National Assembly, Mme Thandi …
  • Theresa May says she is 'worried' about state of politics in final speech 17 Jul 2019 15:25 Theresa May has said she is “worried” about the state of politics and called for a new spirit of compromise in her final major speech as Prime Minister. Mrs May said that “absolutism” fuelled by a coarsening of online debate and the rise of populist …
  • UK leader May slams populist politics, Brexit 'absolutism' 17 Jul 2019 15:07 Updated 9:58 am CDT, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, for the House of Commons to attend Prime Minister's Questions, in London, Wednesday July 17, 2019. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP) Britain…
  • Sierra Leone makes strong case for implementation of SDGs at the UN 17 Jul 2019 14:50 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2019: Sierra Leone has joined several other nations to present a 2nd Voluntary National Review Report on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at the on-going High-Level Political Forum 2019 at the …
  • Myanmar protests demand military loosen grip on politics 17 Jul 2019 13:30 People participate in a demonstration to protest proposed amendments to the 2008 Myanmar Constitution in Yangon on July 17, 2019. — AFP pic YANGON, July 17 — Protesters in Myanmar called for the military to loosen its grip on politics today, as tensions …
  • Driven to Change His Society: The Politics of Nduka Obaigbena 17 Jul 2019 08:46 Nseobong Okon-Ekong writes that the ambitions of many employees of THISDAY Newspapers are fired by the best intentions of the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, that everyone should be given a chance to reach his full potential This is …
  • OKC, EP host exhibition 'Champions of Peace' on Kashmir in Brussels 17 Jul 2019 04:31 An outstanding Exhibition entitled “Kashmir: Champions of Peace” was organised at the European Parliament (EP) hosted by MEP Klaus Buchner, MEP Julie Ward and MEP Phil Bennion in association with Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC). The guest of Honour …
  • Esper Assures Wary Senators He'll Keep Military Out of Politics 17 Jul 2019 01:43 U.S. senators asked Army Secretary Mark Esper about many threats and worries during his Tuesday morning confirmation hearing. Perhaps the most common concern was President Trump himself.  The least mentioned topic: the actual wars and combat missions that …
  • Graduate Women International celebrates 100 years 17 Jul 2019 00:48 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 July 2019 Graduate Women International (GWI) is celebrating its centenary in Geneva, Switzerland, with a conference taking place on July 24-28, 2019, at the University of Geneva. Over 400 women from across the globe will gather …
  • Military Modernization of ASEAN States: The New Agenda 17 Jul 2019 00:23 Countries are buying lots of weapons, but does it count as an arms race? The Economist By: Warda Irum 16 July 2019 The discourse about the international security and defense affairs have always been impregnated with the dynamics of security dilemma. Even …
  • UAE Denies Reports of Oil Tanker Loss in the Strait of Hormuz - Media 16 Jul 2019 22:29 World 18:06 16.07.2019(updated 21:15 16.07.2019) Get short URL The tanker, which was making its way through the Strait of Hormuz, stopped reporting its location over two days ago. Oil tanker Riah, which, according to vessel location tracking websites, …
  • Flirting with fire: African leaders and international law 16 Jul 2019 22:24 African leaders often behave in a contradictory way towards international laws, and courts. While speaking out against them, they also voluntarily submit to their scrutiny. The question is why? The most likely answer is that they do so for political gain. …
  • Bratislava's Rainbow Pride to demand politics for the people 16 Jul 2019 22:02 The ninth edition of Rainbow Pride takes place on July 20 at Bratislava's Hviezdoslavovo Square. Politicians in Slovakia should bury their ambitions and motivations to abuse the topic of LGBTI rights in their pre-election campaigns and, instead, seek …
  • Christine Lagarde resigns as head of International Monetary Fund 16 Jul 2019 20:48 By BBC More by this Author Christine Lagarde has said she will step down as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It comes ahead of a decision on her nomination to become head of the European Central Bank (ECB). Ms Lagarde said she …
  • New Zealand and Williamson Script Journey to Remember in 2019 Cricket World Cup 16 Jul 2019 17:48 New Zealand’s unconventional and rather unexpected path to the final was among the highlights of the 2019 World Cup. By Kiran Mohandas Menon for The Diplomat July 16, 2019 In the end, an obscure legal technicality denied New Zealand their first ever …
  • Tanzanian journalist wins International Press Freedom Award 16 Jul 2019 16:36 Tanzanian journalist Maxence Melo Mubyazi is one of five recipients of the 2019 International Press Freedom Award, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) announced on Tuesday. [email protected] promotes public transparency and has been persecuted by the …
  • How Congress can redefine party politics 16 Jul 2019 15:51 'There is no meritocracy or at least there is none that is visible and transparent.' 'The Congress has two opportunities to change this,' says Aakar Patel. IMAGE: Congress workers celebrate the assembly victories in Chhattisgarh, Madhya …
  • Trump's Racist Comments On Lawmakers Evoke International Outrage 16 Jul 2019 15:47 President Donald Trump's continued racist attack on the progressive Democratic Congresswomen evoked criticism from outside the country. While New Zealand Prime Minister said she "utterly" disagrees with Trump tweets, British Prime Minister …
  • Comparisons of Police Shooting in Israel with U.S. Are Dishonest and Unhelpful 16 Jul 2019 13:40 Ethiopian Israelis, first, second and third generation, stormed the streets in protest for almost two weeks. Some of the protests often included the blocking of roads; and violence and destruction of property. A clear date for ending the protest, or a …
  • Examining and Critiquing the SecurityDevelopment Nexus 16 Jul 2019 08:31 The security-development nexus has firmly established its place in global policymaking (European Council, 2003; DFID, 2005; OECD, 2007). Understanding the nexus is hailed as the key to success: security and development mutually reinforce each other to …
  • The Border Patrol Hits a Breaking Point 15 Jul 2019 22:04 Vice President Mike Pence’s Friday visit to a Border Patrol detention facility in Texas didn’t go according to plan. Meant to pressure Democrats to address the migrant crisis at the southern border, the visit instead appeared to horrify those who …
  • David Herro's 2nd Quarter Oakmark Global Fund Letter 15 Jul 2019 21:01 Quarter Update In the June quarter, the Oakmark Global Fund gained 4.3%, while the MSCI World Index returned 4% and the Lipper Global Fund Index returned 3.1%. These numbers seem to suggest a pleasant rally in the period, but those who follow the market …
  • Famous faces from the worlds of entertainment, politics and sport join thousands at funeral of Brendan Grace 15 Jul 2019 16:45 The well-loved words of the Dublin Saunter rose into the air as the remains of the iconic comedian arrived at The Church of St Nicholas of Myra on Francis Street in Dublin’s Liberties, as an emotional welcome, singing along with the Forget Me Not choir. …
  • Trump’s racist tweets don’t just affect America, they risk upending international norms 15 Jul 2019 16:41 The silence from most of the world’s capitals since US President Donald Trump posted racist tweets over the weekend has been almost deafening. This is just the latest example of Trump lowering global standards and raising the temperature on a universally …
  • Africa's Green parties bet on international help 15 Jul 2019 16:39 "The German Greens are a shining example for us Greens in Mozambique," says Joao Massango. The 47-year-old is the president of the "Partido Ecologista - Movimento da Terra" (PEC-MT), which specializes in environmental issues. But unlike …
  • Artemis in ancient Greece 15 Jul 2019 16:21 Certainly, the moon, as imagined by many writers, is a friend to vampires and werewolves. (Express Archive) You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do …
  • Firdous says Shehbaz should quit politics after Daily Mail’s claims 15 Jul 2019 15:58 –PM’s aide claims media enjoys ‘complete freedom’ in Pakistan SIALKOT: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that a leading British tabloid Daily Mail has also exposed “Shehbaz Sharif’s [alleged] …
  • Best book to read on the Riviera… or a damp campsite in Scotland? 15 Jul 2019 14:06 Q: I will be travelling alone later this summer for the first time after losing my husband a year ago. I am an avid reader; it’s my therapy. Please could you recommend something inspirational, calming and life-affirming to accompany me into the future? A …
  • The 2020 Politics Behind Trump’s Trade War Against India 15 Jul 2019 13:41 Populist pressures have caught up to Washington as Trump gears up for re-election. By Pratik Chougule for The Diplomat July 12, 2019 Ahead of U.S. trade representatives arriving in New Delhi on Friday, President Donald Trump fired off another Twitter …
  • Dad rejected continental dishes as Bauchi deputy gov so we don’t get used to them — Abdulmalik Mahmood’s son 15 Jul 2019 11:38 Abba is the first son of a former deputy governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Abdulmalik Mahmood, during the Adamu Mu’azu administration. He talks about his father’s life and politics with ARMSTRONG BAKAM Tell us a bit about yourself. I was born in Itas, Gadau …
  • New Zealand International Film Festival: Five films I'm hanging out to see 15 Jul 2019 10:33 OPINION: Don't tell my bank manager, but I just blew $220 on movie tickets. Not that she'd be too shocked, I do it every year about this time. It's the New Zealand International Film Festival, aka my Other Christmas, so I sorta, kinda have to.  …
  • ‘Trump Phenomenon’ from Political Psychology Standpoint 15 Jul 2019 10:17 Donald Trump, the 45th US president, is one of the characters who have come to power in recent years and whose behavior bears a striking resemblance to that of leaders who have caused destruction through history. In order to get a better understanding of …
  • Can Mumbai be the next international centre like Istanbul? - The Financial Express 15 Jul 2019 02:04 Istanbul was the most important city in the world for longer than any other—from approximately 450 AD, when the Byzantine Empire was founded, till the Ottoman Empire fell at the end of the First World War (1918). It’s location on the Bosphorus, which was …
  • Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs 15 Jul 2019 01:40 HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and …
  • HK extradition protesters escalate fight in suburbs 15 Jul 2019 00:08 (MENAFN - Gulf Times) Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb yesterday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and …
  • New leaks of UK ambassador memos claim Trump pulled out of Iran deal in 'diplomatic vandalism' to spite Obama 14 Jul 2019 16:33 Under fire from President Trump, Darroch said the current situation made it impossible to stay on; Kitty Logan reports from London. President Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal last year in an act of "diplomatic vandalism" to spite Barack …
  • Towards an international audit of the use of PetroCaribe funds 14 Jul 2019 15:26 Haiti - FLASH : Towards an international audit of the use of PetroCaribe funds 14/07/2019 10:26:33 President Jovenel Moïse confirmed in the Miami Herald that he is currently working with the Organization of American States (OAS) to form a team of …
  • Hong Kong activists target mainland shoppers in latest wave of... 14 Jul 2019 13:30 By Donny Kwok and Felix Tam HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the …
  • Hong Kong anti-extradition protesters fire up fight in the suburbs 14 Jul 2019 10:54 HONG KONG — Tens of thousands rallied in Hong Kong on Sunday driven by deep-seated anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill which has revived fears of Beijing attempting to erode freedoms in the former British colony. Millions have taken …
  • Smokers' Corner: A new era of McCarthyism? 14 Jul 2019 02:36 Illustration by Abro It’s being called the ‘new McCarthyism’. This spike in media censorship and relentless demonisation of those considered to be enemies because they hold different points of view. It’s gone global. But first, a bit about McCarthyism. The …
  • Hun Sen gently adjusts Cambodia’s intimacy with China 14 Jul 2019 01:38 Prime minister feels the disenchantment at home and anger from abroad. Cambodia’s strongman took extremely prompt action after a building under construction in the coastal city of Sihanoukville collapsed and killed 28 workers in the wee hours of June 22. …
  • Dazzling, jamming and the international race to stake out space 13 Jul 2019 23:14 In January, Donald Trump directed the Pentagon to create a Space Force in recognition of the fact that "space is a war-fighting domain just like the land, air and sea". A new branch of the US military requires approval from Congress, though, …
  • Armenia PM’s spokesperson attends Eastern Partnership 10th anniversary international conference in Georgia 13 Jul 2019 16:26 Vladimir Karapetyan, Press Secretary of the Prime Minister of Armenia, on Thursday and Friday participated in an international conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, in Batumi, Georgia. At this event’s the final discussion …
  • Wole Soyinka @85 -The Man, His Writings , His Politics 13 Jul 2019 01:02 At 85, Wole Soyinka evokes the buoyancy of a 30-year-old; his mind remains distilled and brilliant. He is still optimistic about this country’s – and, in extension,   AFRICA’S – FUTURE, WRITES SOLOMON ELUSOJI Wole Soyinka is 85 today. Where does one begin …
  • Politics Ruins US Soccer Cup Victory 12 Jul 2019 20:15 It's too bad we had somebody like Colin Kaepernick playing soccer in the Women's World Cup. I'm a big fan of international soccer — men's and women's. I was excited when the Women's World Cup came along and I was proud the U.S. team …
  • An international diplomat’s frank views on Nigeria, By Iliyasu Gadu 12 Jul 2019 19:23 [email protected] 08035355706(sms only) We met by chance on a sweltering hot day recently as I was sitting poolside shooting the breeze in a well-known Abuja hotel, when he sauntered to the table next to me. He was dressed in white open neck shirt, grey …
  • Nigerian International Passports & The Herders Cows. – Chidi Cali 12 Jul 2019 17:39 The day you lose your dignity as a man that is the actual date you died and political patronage and correctness will accelerate this date. In this subject matter, I am still shocked seeing those trying to justify the inclusion of the Herdsmen and their …
  • Where's the urgency in the NDP's politics? 12 Jul 2019 17:04 How do you know it's effectively over for a political institution like the NDP, despite lingering vital signs? The critical point is the emergence of a plausible replacement, in this case the Greens under Elizabeth May. They're a presence in Ottawa …
  • When artists cry out about human tragedy, it’s not politics 12 Jul 2019 16:05 July 12 at 9:55 AM Dani Levinas is chairman of the board of the Phillips Collection. Last month, the Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, launched one of the most extensive, ambitious and timely exhibitions in its nearly 100-year …
  • Our ageing world rulers are unfit to tackle climate change – their politics are suited to inaction at best 12 Jul 2019 13:12 The average age of world leaders at this year’s G20 summit was 60 years old. Half of them have been in senior political positions within their countries or parties for over 20 years. For many of these leaders, their lives have been spent in close proximity …
  • Sierra Leone is doing well in tackling corruption – says Global Corruption report 12 Jul 2019 04:41 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2019: Corruption is hindering Africa’s economic, political and social development. It is a major barrier to economic growth, good governance and basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech or citizens’ right to hold …
  • President Bio and the Lungi bridge – modern day Nehemiah? 12 Jul 2019 04:41 Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2019: President Bio’s government has taken the bold step of launching the ambitious Lungi Bridge project to link Lungi with the Freetown mainland. This project has received rave reviews from most government …
  • 8 reasons Indian cricket looks like Indian politics 11 Jul 2019 14:46 Indeed, if you look at this hypothesis with sufficiently jaundiced eyes, you will find plenty in common in the way 'Team India' conducts its affairs and the way 'Team Modi' does, argues Krishna Prasad. IMAGE: Team India setting off on the …
  • Canada calls for more women in Ukrainian politics 11 Jul 2019 10:34 A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during Ukraine's presidential election in Kiev on March 31, 2019. (Sergei GAPON/AFP/Getty Images) While the threat of insidious Russian interference in the upcoming parliamentary elections in …
  • Universities need to do more to keep international students safe 11 Jul 2019 04:20 Australia prides itself on being a safe travel destination. And feeling safe is one of the leading considerations for international students when choosing to study here. So, a spate of robberies and physical attacks targeting international students in …
  • Marshall psychology faculty, graduates to present at Comic-Con International 11 Jul 2019 00:57 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University psychology faculty members and graduate students will give presentations next week at the 50th Anniversary of Comic-Con International in San Diego.   Psychology Professor Dr. April Fugett and Professor and Psy.D. …
  • Hot summer ahead for sterling as UK economy, politics go sour 10 Jul 2019 19:12 By Saikat Chatterjee LONDON (Reuters) – Even after losing almost 20% of its value since the 2016 Brexit referendum, Britain’s pound continues to be dogged by economic, politic and diplomatic pressures, meaning investors now fear it could be in for another …
  • NJ Politics Digest: Fight Brewing Over Counties’ Refusal to Obey AG’s Policies 10 Jul 2019 10:14 New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. Office of the Attorney General / Tim Larsen State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is warning sheriffs in two New Jersey counties to stop cooperating with federal immigration officials and obey his …
  • A Flight Guide to Middle East Politics 10 Jul 2019 04:19 Photo Credit: Wikipedia Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747-412, {Originally posted to the BESA website} A burning question in the Middle East today is the firmness of the tacit alliance among Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other Arab Sunni states against Iran. A …
  • How family and politics shaped new Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis 09 Jul 2019 23:03 Athens, Greece - When Kyriakos Mitsotakis assumed his first cabinet post in 2012, Greeks broadly agreed that he had been seated before the poisoned chalice. Under the terms of a freshly-signed 130 billion euros ($146bn) emergency loan from the Eurozone, …
  • Twenty years after Iran's violent schism between people and politics 09 Jul 2019 22:32 Twenty years ago, a week of student demonstrations paralised Iran's capital Tehran before security forces staged a brutal crackdown and put hundreds in jail. RFI talked to Rouzbek Parsi, head of the Middle East and North Africa Program at the Swedish …
  • Economic Interests Supersede Identity Politics in Israel-Lebanon Maritime Border Negotiations 09 Jul 2019 19:12 Photo Credit: Marc Israel Sellem/POOL Israel's Leviathan gas field gas processing rig near the Israeli city of Caesarea. January 31, 2019 (JNS) Despite reports of difficulty bringing Israel and Lebanon together for maritime negotiations, Eastern …
  • Woody Allen Has Zero Plans to Retire, ‘No Matter What Happens’ in His Family or Politics 09 Jul 2019 18:57 In a press conference held in San Sebastian, Spain, to mark the beginning of production on his latest project, Woody Allen announced that he does not plan to retire from moviemaking anytime soon (Via Deadline). The project, previously under the working …
  • New Colson novel: old death, raw politics 09 Jul 2019 15:43 "The Shameless" (Putnam), by Ace Atkins Ace Atkins' latest in his Quinn Colson series finds the rural Mississippi sheriff wrestling with modern media and current political discontent. On the media side, "Thin Air," a crime-solving …
  • Trump starts rights panel; critics decry it as politics 09 Jul 2019 06:38 WASHINGTON – The Trump administration said Monday that it will review the role of human rights in American foreign policy, appointing a commission expected to elevate concerns about religious freedom and abortion. Human rights groups accused the …
  • MDC Alliance and the politics of violence 09 Jul 2019 06:09 The Chronicle THREATS by the MDC Alliance at the weekend to topple a democratically elected Government confirms that they have been part of plots to unleash a wave of violence in the country for the purposes of brewing chaos and a breakdown of the rule of …
  • On Politics: Trump Touts America’s ‘Environmental Leadership’ 09 Jul 2019 04:50 Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • After withdrawing the United States from the international Paris climate change accord and seeking to roll back or weaken over 80 …
  • New opera Georgiana is the pride of Buxton International Festival 09 Jul 2019 00:42 The opera Georgiana was created for this year’s Buxton International Festival and it will be remembered as the highlight of the 40th festival, writes Mavis Kirkham. It is a pasticcio (an Italian word meaning something between a pastiche and a deliciously …
  • Old politics no answer to climate change 09 Jul 2019 00:20 Despite all-out support from the machinery of the state and the old powers, it took three months for the Prayut regime to form a government because of political infighting, raising the question of how long it will last. Some political pundits give it a …
  • 2019 Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival - International Fi 08 Jul 2019 08:03 GROUNDBREAKING 179 SUBMISSIONS FROM 43 COUNTRIES Washington, DC - The Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2019 Whistleblower Summit & Film …
  • Megan Rapinoe fuses politics, pay and tech with World Cup win 08 Jul 2019 05:59 Rapinoe chose not to confront Infantino on the field. “There was a wry smile, for sure,” she said. “He knows. He did say we’ll have a conversation or something. I said, ‘I’d love to.’” Rapinoe has something to be thankful to Infantino for: the introduction …
  • The £55m 'build-your-own' home scheme that could transform Birkenhead waterfront into international destination 07 Jul 2019 18:48 A £55m housing development could see 'build-your-own' homes quite literally dropped into one area of Merseyside. Landowners Peel L&P has submitted plans for a tailor-made housing project it says could transform Birkenhead's waterfront into …
  • Jimmy Neesham: New Zealand all-rounder on cricket, politics and cattle 07 Jul 2019 15:15 Neesham, 28, has taken 11 wickets in eight World Cup matches ICC Men's Cricket World Cup: New Zealand v India Venue: Old Trafford. Date: 9 July. Start: 10:30 BST Coverage: Watch in-play clips & highlights on the BBC Sport website & app; live …
  • Ige, Oke and the continuing politics of ideation, By Abiodun Adeniyi 07 Jul 2019 14:36 Bola Ige left a legacy of a puritanical rhetorician in the nation’s politics. He spoke the proverbial Queen’s English with an uncommon cadence, matched with a clinical diction and easily caught the attention of listeners with a depth, laced with ideas and …
  • Indonesia's Election and Polarization - International Viewpoint - online socialist magazine 07 Jul 2019 09:43 Even before the official results came in, it was clear that Jokowi had defeated Prabowo, and that Prabowo would not accept this. As he did five years ago, Prabowo blamed his defeat on fraud, but this time he chose to escalate the situation. The Prabowo …
  • Engage in international aviation politics, airline operators tell FG 07 Jul 2019 00:21 Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Airline Operators of Nigeria has asked the Federal Government to get more involved in international aero-politics in order to protect domestic carriers in the country. The AON Chairman, Capt. Nogie Meggison, on Friday noted that …
  • Navigating Rocky JapanSouth Korea Relations - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 06 Jul 2019 14:02 Of all the story lines that will be on display at the 2019 G20 summit in Osaka on June 28–29, few are as important or challenging as efforts to turn around steadily declining Japan–South Korea diplomatic ties. These two U.S. allies are cornerstones of …
  • Politics at the Bar – Sierra Leone’s legal profession in the 21st century – the way forward 06 Jul 2019 13:05 Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara Esq: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2019: As we move through the second decade of the twenty-first century, the legal profession in our beloved Sierra Leone confronts a confluence of pressures and realities that have the potential …
  • Commentary: Storming of LegCo building a turning point in Hong Kong politics 05 Jul 2019 22:46 SINGAPORE: The peaceful protest in Hong Kong that began on Sunday (Jun 30) has slid into anger and disobedience. Amid the unfolding outrage apparent in the storming of the Legislative Council Building, however, is an emerging consciousness of self- …
  • Readers critique The Post: Ageism, skateboarding and the International Space Station 05 Jul 2019 19:44 July 5 at 3:01 PM This week’s Free for All letters. Remember the 'International' in International Space Station It was striking to see the dramatic “Safe landing” photograph on the June 26 front page, marking the successful end of Expedition 59’s …
  • Voters crave return to mainstream politics 05 Jul 2019 09:20 Theodora Tongas and Elena Becatoros, Associated Press Updated 1:57 am PDT, Friday, July 5, 2019 Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis, AP Supporter wave Greek flags as Greek opposition New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, center, speaks during his main …
  • Greek election: Voters crave return to mainstream politics 05 Jul 2019 08:46 ATHENS, Greece — Greek voters appear set to defy a surge of support populist parties across Europe in a general election Sunday, with the pro-EU center-right opposition firmly in the lead. Left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called the snap poll after …
  • OPINIONISTA: DA tiptoes through minefield of identity politics while trying to remain the liberal standard-bearer 04 Jul 2019 21:12 “We are the only party that has grown in the past elections” is a phrase commonly used by leaders of the DA, including Mmusi Maimane and Helen Zille, an expression that seemed prophetic – or taking for granted the inevitability of the party’s trajectory in …