Politics

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...

UK Prime Minister May grilled for Brexit mess

UK Prime Minister May grilled for Brexit mess

04 September 2018 – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s brief summer holiday from Brexit battles came to a noisy end yesterday, as she faced attack from both sides of her...

Ugandan pop star & government critic Bobi Wine freed on bail

Ugandan pop star, government critic Bobi Wine freed on bail

28 August 2018 – To chants of “People power! Our power!” Ugandan pop star turned government critic Bobi Wine was freed on bail yesterday, ending days of incarceration during...

US war hero Senator John McCain dies aged 81

Senator John McCain Dies Aged 81

27 August 2018 – Senator John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into...