Politics

Pompeo wants thorough Saudi probe on missing journalist

Pompeo wants thorough Saudi probe on missing journalist

17 October 2018 – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Saudi leaders yesterday to conduct a “thorough” probe into the disappearance of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi two weeks ago....

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

15 October 2018 – Saudi Arabia yesterday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves “severe punishment” if it is responsible...

Ex-Malaysia PM’s wife pleads not guilty to money laundering

Ex-Malaysia PM's Wife Pleads Not Guilty

04 October 2018 – The wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najjib Razak pleaded not guilty today to laundering illegal proceeds linked to the graft scandal at the 1MDB state...

China manufacturing weakens amid US tariff battle

China Manufacturing Weakens Amid US Tariff Battle

01 October 2018 – Two surveys show China’s manufacturing weakened in September as export demand shrank amid a tariff battle with Washington. The official China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing...

Ex-Malaysian PM’s wife arrives for questioning in 1MDB case

Ex-Malaysian PM’s wife arrives for questioning in 1MDB case

26 September 2018 – The wife of Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived today at the anti-graft agency for questioning over alleged theft and money laundering involving the...

World Bank report warns Gaza Strip economy is in ‘free fall’

Gaza Strip Economy Declining Fast Says World Bank

25 September 2018 – The Gaza Strip’s economy is in “free fall,” a report from the World Bank warned today, calling for urgent action by Israel and the international...

Ex-Argentina leader Cristina Fernandez charged with corruption

Ex-Argentina President Cristina Fernandez charged with corruption

18 September 2018 – A federal judge indicted former President Cristina Fernandez yesterday and asked for her arrest for allegedly heading a corruption scheme that collected bribes from business leaders...

Sweden gives final election tally amid political uncertainty

Sweden gives final election tally amid political uncertainty

17 September 2018 – Swedish officials have officially confirmed the ruling Social Democratic Party won the most votes in the Sept. 9 general election despite a record low result...

Court says British surveillance violates European law

Court Says British Surveillance Violates EU Law

14 September 2018 – Europe’s human rights court handed a partial victory to civil rights groups that challenged the legality of mass surveillance and intelligence-sharing practices exposed by American whistle-blower...

Tension mounts in Catalunya over separatists’ yellow ribbons

Tension mounts in Catalunya over separatists' yellow ribbons

05 September 2018 – A twisted strip of yellow plastic has become the biggest weapon for Catalunya’s separatists in their struggle with those who want to protect the integrity...