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Europe must oppose Trump

Europe must oppose Trump

With Donald Trump due to visit Europe again for the G7 summit later this month, European leaders have run out of options for dealing with the US president.

‘Nightmare’ as Egypt aided China to detain Uighurs

‘Nightmare’ as Egypt aided China to detain Uighurs

Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, an Uighur student, was arrested and handcuffed by Egyptian police and when they removed his blindfold he was surprised to see Chinese officials questioning him in custody.

The new globalisation: Reaching beyond rhetoric

The new globalisation: Reaching beyond rhetoric

The term globalisation encompasses a range of social, political, and economic changes. Some disciplines including anthropology or sociology focus on cultural changes of growing interconnectedness, such as the expansion of brands like Nike and McDonalds,

Israeli ban on US Congresswomen is a disgrace

Israeli ban on US Congresswomen is a disgrace

Both the United States and Israel are supposed to be democracies. Yet the leaders of both countries have sounded more like autocrats with a penchant for silencing their critics.

The end of 'peak Germany' and the return of France

The end of 'peak Germany' and the return of France

At first blush, the result of the European Parliament election in May, and the subsequent nomination of the European Union’s new leadership team, augur continuity and not disruption for the bloc.

In-flight reminders

In-flight reminders

I just love the airport in our small town. As soon as you enter the terminal (I use that term loosely), you are greeted by two clerks behind a lone counter. A couple of nearby TSA agents smile and nod as they anxiously wait to carefully check your luggage since there are only eight people

Image crisis for Trudeau

Image crisis for Trudeau

Canadian Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s already tough re-election bid got tougher this week when the country’s ethics watchdog delivered a scathing rebuke less than 10 weeks before the October vote.

‘Kolams’ help women set up businesses

‘Kolams’ help women set up businesses

Outside her house in south India, Maria Victor embarks on a decades-old morning ritual that has turned into a key planning tool for impoverished women running small enterprises. Before her family wakes up, she sweeps her doorstep, splashes water to settle the dust and sits down with a box of rice

Growing worries Warren and Sanders will split leftist vote

Growing worries Warren and Sanders will split leftist vote

At rallies at the Iowa State Fair last week, 2020 White House contenders Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders drew raucous crowds who chanted their names, waved signs and cheered at their every pledge.

Combating violence by white nationalists in the United States

Combating violence by white nationalists in the United States

After the shooting rampage in El Paso, allegedly by a man who railed against the “Hispanic invasion of Texas,” even President Donald Trump felt obliged to acknowledge that racism, bigotry and white supremacy are “sinister ideologies” that “must be defeated.”

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