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  • UN Panel Accuses Saudi Arabia of 'Repression' of Activists
    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?
    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
    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?
    Who_is_zimbabwe%e2%80%99s_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. On De...
  • UNICEF: 2017 was one of the worst years for children caught in conflicts
    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?
    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
    Zimbabweans_of_european_ethnic_origin_returns_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?
    Trump_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
    Un_decided_to_mark_the_100th_anniversary_of_nelson_mandela%e2%80%99s_birth_with_a_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. A resolutio...
  • Trump's Ambassador to the Netherlands Got Caught Lying
    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
    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
    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. After...
  • Republicans Looting the Treasury: House Approves #TaxScamBill
    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
    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
    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"
    Trump's_new_national_security_strategy-_%22we_will_stand_up_for_ourselves%22 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.
    Highly-skilled_foreign_workers_favor_canada__not_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
    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
    Barack_obama_met_prince_harry_for_an_interview 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
    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
    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
    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
    South_africa_will_raise_subsidies_to_universities_to_1_percent_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”
    U.s._president_trump-_%e2%80%9ci'm_the_only_one_that_matters%e2%80%9d 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
    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...