On the day in early January when former President Donald Trump encouraged thousands of his followers to storm America’s capitol building during Congress’s session to certify the election of Joe Biden, the most consequential decisions to re-establish order were made not by law enforcement or the military, but by giant tech companies, who decided – on their own, and without government encouragement – to punish the leaders of the failed insurrection. Continue reading
HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 22, 2017) (REUTERS) – Zimbabwean activist Patson Dzamara said on Wednesday (November 22) said he is relieved that Robert Mugabe resigned as president after close to four decades in power, but said the “Mugabe system” remains.
HARARE, ZIMBABWE (REUTER) – Zimbabwe’s military seized power early on Wednesday (November 15) targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”. Continue reading
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday (November 13) between U.S. President Donald Trump and counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, a Philippine spokesman said. Continue reading
HANOI, VIETNAM (NOVEMBER 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday (November 12) that he agreed with the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment on Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. election. Continue reading
BEIJING, CHINA (NOVEMBER 9, 2017) (REUTERS) – Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hu Chunying said on Thursday (November 9) there were plenty of channels for people in China to communicate with “the outside world”. Hua’s comments were a response to a journalist’s question about whether China sees U.S. President Donald Trump’s open use of twitter during his trip in Beijing to be in breach of Chinese law. Continue reading
MILAN, ITALY (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (FORZA ITALIA) – Four-time former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was once more stealing newspaper headlines on Tuesday (November 7) after his right-wing bloc relished a huge political victory in regional elections in Sicily. Continue reading
The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday a condolence call from President Donald Trump “made me cry even worse” when he said that her husband “knew what he signed up for.” Continue reading
WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (SENATE TV) –
Republican senators struggled to gather more support for a last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare on Monday (September 25), despite revising funding provisions of their bill to make it more attractive to a handful of undecided lawmakers.
BERLIN, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Divisions emerged in the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Monday (September 25), a day after it took third place in a national election, as its co-leader said she would not sit in parliament with AfD members. Continue reading