How Le Pen can pip Macron to the French presidency

'A voter who abstains, or casts a blank ballot, is a lost voter for Macron'

2 days ago
Trump tax plan will increase US federal deficit, say analysts

Donald Trump has proposed slashing the corporate income tax rate and analysts don't expect measures for raising new revenue to offset that lost by the tax cuts

2 days ago
Has 'child king' Macron turned off French voters?

After qualifying for the May 7 runoff alongside Marine Le Pen, the political rookie gave a speech that observers said would have been suited to a full election ...

3 days ago
North Korea puts on live-fire drill as US sub docks in South Korea

Fears have risen in recent weeks that North Korea could conduct another nuclear test or long-range missile launch

3 days ago
From France to the US, why 'self-made' politicians are winning

The political party is dying and independents now rule among voters around the globe

4 days ago
It’s time to demystify debates about Africa’s middle class

The middle-class concept has remained vague and limited to number crunching. The minimum monetary threshold for entering it was vulnerable to a setback into ...

4 days ago
France 2017: Novice Macron, nationalist Le Pen through to second round

Opinion polls have Macron easily winning the final clash against Le Pen

4 days ago
Champs Elysees attack overshadows last campaign day in France

The attack was swiftly claimed by militant Islamist group Islamic State

7 days ago
The making of France's Marine Le Pen

The nationalist leader's career is still shaped by her family's controversial past

8 days ago
North Korea to the US: 'Don't mess with us'

Reclusive North Korea has shown no let-up in its belligerence after a failed missile test on Sunday

8 days ago
Putin-linked think tank drew plan to get Donald Trump into the White House

The institute is run by retired senior Russian foreign intelligence officials appointed by Putin’s office

8 days ago
Was Trump bluffing over 'armada' deployment to North Korea?

'If you threaten them and your threat is not credible, it's only going to undermine whatever your policy toward them is'

9 days ago
Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption

Corruption has become entrenched in Ethiopia because of the political dominance of a single party - the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front

10 days ago
Triumphant Erdogan swats away Western criticism of referendum

A defiant Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the West’s “crusader mentality” on Monday after European monitors criticized a referendum in which he won ...

10 days ago
PETER APPS: Syria, South Korea and the new foreign policy dynamic

None of the military options for North Korea are good, and most risk sparking the conflict everyone wants to avoid – possibly while leaving the country’s ...

16 days ago
Xi pleads with Trump for peaceful solution to North Korea missiles

Trump had already ordered the US Vinson aircraft carrier group to head for the Korean peninsula in an attempt to deter North Korea's nuclear and long-range ...

16 days ago
North Korea state media warns of 'nuclear strike' as US warship approaches

'Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the U.S. invasionary bases not only in South ...

17 days ago
PETER APPS: Does Syria strike signal aggressive new 'Trump doctrine'?

'Trump has sent what he sees as a strong, robust message of U.S. resolve – not just to Damascus but also to Russia, China and most particularly North Korea'

18 days ago
China sends nuclear envoy to South Korea as US moves warships towards North Korea

The U.S. Navy strike group Carl Vinson canceled a planned trip to Australia and is moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula

18 days ago
US fires 59 missiles at Syrian airbases in response to chemical attack

Two U.S. warships fired dozens of cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean Sea against the airbase controlled by Assad's forces

21 days ago