UN Panel Accuses Saudi Arabia of 'Repression' of Activists
2018-01-02 22:00:42 UTC
In a rare criticism of Saudi Arabia by the United Nations, rights experts have called on the kingdom to release dozens of detained activists. The UN panel has accused Saudi authorities of abusing counterterrorism laws.
A group of United Nations...
Why is Trump wrong and what is really happening in Iran?
2018-01-02 10:09:45 UTC
Does U.S. President Donald Trump think Iranians are fools with goldfish memories, who cannot remember the CIA-sponsored coup in their country in 1953?
Does he also think other governments in this ancient part of the world were not alarmed by Tr...
America's mental health crisis goes deeper than imagined
2017-12-31 07:23:14 UTC
The scandal of a US teenager locked up for almost four years without trial revealed serious failings in Mississippi's criminal justice system. But Sarah Smith, the reporter on the BBC News-ProPublica investigation, says America's mental health cri...
Who Is Zimbabwe’s General Constantino Chiwenga?
2017-12-30 21:28:59 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - His wife is a beauty queen, his troops unseated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and his motorcade is fit for a president. General Constantino Chiwenga, head of the armed forces until earlier this month, is on a roll.
UNICEF: 2017 was one of the worst years for children caught in conflicts
2017-12-28 07:09:25 UTC
Warring parties in 2017 had a blatant disregarded for international law when it came to the protection of children, an official from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.
A UNICEF report found that in conflict-ridden re...
The Face of Russia's Opposition - Who Is Alexei Navalny?
2017-12-28 04:53:20 UTC
The Face of Russia's Opposition - Who Is Alexei Navalny?
The lawyer-turned-political campaigner has been among the most prominent figures of Russia's opposition to President Vladimir Putin.
Navalny came to prominence in 2008, when his blog e...
Zimbabweans of European Origin Return to Seized Land
2017-12-24 11:14:22 UTC
RUSAPE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - The last time farmer Rob Smart left his land it was at gunpoint, forced out in June by riot police armed with tear gas and AK-47 assault rifles.
He returned on Thursday to ululations and tears of joy from former wor...
U.S. President's Moral Failure: How Low Can He Go?
2017-12-23 22:16:08 UTC
So even if the comments reported by the New York Times on Saturday go one step beyond what Trump might say in public (and it’s a small step), they certainly feel like a plausible representation of the man 63 million Americans voted for — the man w...
UN decides to mark Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday with peace summit
2017-12-23 05:11:03 UTC
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly has decided to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding a high-level meeting focusing on world peace ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in September 2018.
Trump's Ambassador to the Netherlands Got Caught Lying
2017-12-22 19:47:00 UTC
US President Trump’s new ambassador to the Netherlands just got caught in a lie, and tried to use the phrase “fake news” to get out of it. It didn’t go well.
<blockquote>Pete Hoekstra, whom Trump nominated in July and was sworn into office earl...
UN Resolution: 128 Countries Condemn Trump's Jerusalem Decision
2017-12-21 23:08:47 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Washington found itself isolated as 128 countries defied US President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recogniti...
Donald Trump, Corrupt King of the Swamp
2017-12-21 02:42:33 UTC
The US tax bill is an unashamed enrichment scheme for the wealthy and slap in the face for the poor. Trump's giant giveaway to the richest Americans, like himself, finally makes clear to everyone where the president's real sympathies lie.
Republicans Looting the Treasury: House Approves #TaxScamBill
2017-12-20 19:52:16 UTC
ASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, sending a sweeping $1.5 trillion bill to President Donald Trump for his signat...
European Union: US Tax Reform Breaks Global Rules
2017-12-19 18:29:42 UTC
European finance ministers are worried. They say the US's big tax reform bill contains measures that would unfairly disadvantage European business and contravene global fair-taxation rules. Are they right?
Last week, the finance ministers of Eu...
Trump Judicial Nominee Pulls Out After Flopping in Hearing
2017-12-19 05:57:43 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer nominated by US President Donald Trump to serve as a federal judge withdrew from consideration on Monday after video of his Senate confirmation hearing showing him unable to provide answers to rudimentary legal ques...
Trump's new national security strategy: "We will stand up for ourselves"
2017-12-19 08:31:14 UTC
US President Donald Trump has unveiled a new national security strategy, saying "we will stand up for ourselves and ... our country." The strategy echoed the message of his 2016 campaign, promising to place "America First."
Trump said the US is...
Highly-skilled foreign workers favor Canada, not the U.S.
2017-12-18 03:45:11 UTC
Petra Axolotl knew her chances of getting an H-1B visa were slim. She had an MBA from Wharton and a job offer at Twitter, but luck would decide the Dutch data scientist's fate – and in 2016, it did not fall in her Favor.
Axolotl missed out in t...
Brexit: Majority of Britons don't want to leave the EU
2017-12-17 19:26:31 UTC
As Prime Minister Theresa May enters the second phase of Brexit negotiations, a poll commissioned by UK daily The Independent shows that more than half of Britons want to remain in the European Union.
A poll conducted by the BMG Research group ...
'Nervous' Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama for BBC
2017-12-17 17:51:01 UTC
LONDON — Kensington Palace announced Sunday that the former U.S. president Barack Obama was a guest of Prince Harry ’s for a special edition of Radio 4’s Today program, which will air on Dec . 27. The two spoke about their common focus of building...
Emails: Mueller obtains extensive information from inside Trump inner circle
2017-12-17 23:55:09 UTC
WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller's team obtained thousands of private emails sent by US President Donald Trump's transition organization, according to reports.
The emails contain communications from more than a dozen Trump transition...
No Future For Grace Mugabe After Her Husband Dies
2017-12-17 07:07:38 UTC
<blockquote>The Catholic priest who negotiated former president Robert Mugabe’s exit had no kind words for his wife Grace and blamed her for Mugabe’s demise.
Father Fidelis Mukonori told the Jesuit Review that Grace Mugabe’s greed for power was...
Here's a Look at the Final Republican Tax Bill
2017-12-17 06:15:52 UTC
Republicans in the U.S. Congress released a final version of their tax bill on Friday, clearing the way for Senate and House of Representatives votes on the legislation next week.
President Donald Trump wants to sign tax legislation before the ...
South Africa raises subsidies to universities to 1% of GDP
2017-12-16 16:46:53 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will raise subsidies to universities to 1 percent of gross domestic product over the next five years from nearly 0.7 percent at present as recommended by a commission on higher education funding, President Jac...
U.S. President Trump: “I'm the only one that matters”
2017-12-15 19:51:53 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump is doing personal appearances at his properties and making a fool of himself. So far, he's asked Japanese car makers to start making cars in the United States, apparently ignorant of the fact that three out of four Japa...
US government rescinds rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet
2017-12-14 19:40:07 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital land...