How Donald Trump legitimises China's critique of 'western democracy'

Democracy has reached its limits, and deterioration is the inevitable future of capitalism, according to the People’s Daily, the flagship paper of China’s ...

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Trump campaign caps made in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh

Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" baseball caps were made in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh

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Trump sworn in a swirl of cranky rhetoric

He did nothing to dispel concerns that he would bring the cult of personality he built over the election campaign into the White House

2 days ago
Trump will sign off on Mexico wall, migrant crack down, on first day in office

'I tell you what, one thing we've learned, we have by far the highest IQ of any Cabinet ever assembled'

3 days ago
Troops mass on Gambian border as tension over Jammeh rises

Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia are among members of the Economic Community of West African States planning to contribute soldiers to the ...

4 days ago
Gambian crisis deepens as president clings to power

Jammeh on Tuesday declared a state of emergency, saying it was to prevent a power vacuum while the supreme court rules on his petition challenging the election ...

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Shock as Nigerian air strike kills 50 in refugee camp

"MSF teams have seen 120 wounded and 50 dead following the bombing," said Charlotte Morris

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Is Davos part of the solution or part of the problem?

The repeated failure of business and political elites to predict what’s coming including Brexit and Trump's victory isn't funny

10 days ago
The Taiwan Strait: This is how accidental wars start

The world's most dangerous flashpoint got much more dangerous Thursday when China sent its lone aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait and Taiwan scrambled ...

10 days ago
Revealed: The identity of the spy who spilled the beans on Trump

Former British intelligence officials said Steele spent years under diplomatic cover working for the agency, also known as MI-6, in Russia and Paris

11 days ago
Why Trump will stagger on, scandal after scandal

It would be comical if not so serious. Or perhaps serious if not so tragicomic. Certainly, had an author or screenwriter suggested what American politics has ...

11 days ago
Trump nominee Tillerson says China will be denied access to South China Sea islands

"We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that first the island-building stops and second your access to those islands is also not going to be allowed"

11 days ago
Trump proves once more he is not very presidential

Candidate Trump displayed vast ignorance of policy and of basic rules of how the government works

11 days ago
Obama blew his farewell speech. This is why

It's too bad, because Obama did have something to say about democracy, how it is threatened, and what can be done about it

12 days ago
Russia holding 'compromising information' on Trump

The charges that Russia attempted to compromise New York real estate businessman Trump were presented to the FBI and other U.S. government officials last summer

12 days ago
Kenyatta angers opposition with changes to electoral law

Amendments include a requirement that members of parliament and members of county assemblies have a degree from a recognized university

13 days ago
Putin 'personally ordered' hacking to favour Trump campaign

Trump says he will appoint a team that will give him a plan within 90 days of taking office 'to aggressively combat and stop cyberattacks'

16 days ago
US spy boss testifies on "aggressive" Russian hacking to favour Trump

The top U.S. intelligence official said on Thursday he was "even more resolute" in his belief that Russia staged cyber attacks on Democrats during the 2016 ...

17 days ago
Why Britain's march of folly is unstoppable

Barbara Tuchman published her masterpiece, “The March of Folly,” in 1984. It explored what the American writer and historian called “one of the most compelling ...

17 days ago
Kissinger back in Washington power game at 93

Let’s take a moment to savor what looks to be Henry Kissinger’s final act. The man is 93 years old. At that age, most people are lucky to have enough energy ...

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