Trump US immigration ban triggers global backlash

Trump US immigration ban triggers global backlash

US President Donald Trump faced a growing international backlash Monday as foreign nations, including key US allies, and chiefs of industry denounced his immigration order. Taking a swipe at diplomats who signed a letter protesting the ban, White House spokesmen Sean Spicer said the document was “blown way out of proportion and exaggerated,” adding, “I […]

Growing global backlash against Trump’s immigration ban

Growing global backlash against Trump’s immigration ban

A global backlash against U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration curbs gathered pace on Sunday as several countries including long-standing American allies criticised the measures as discriminatory and divisive. Governments from London and Berlin to Jakarta and Tehran spoke out against Trump’s order to put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and […]

Italy recalls ‘Fertility Day’ campaign after social media backlash

Italy recalls ‘Fertility Day’ campaign after social media backlash

An Italian government campaign urging young couples to “get on with it” to boost the country’s flagging birthrate has been recalled after a furious backlash on social media. Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said Friday she had ordered changes to the online campaign after a series of captioned images intended to promote an upcoming Fertility Day […]

French government faces backlash over Nice attack

French government faces backlash over Nice attack

French President François Hollande’s Socialist government has come under fierce criticism over last week’s horrific truck attack in Nice, with former president Nicolas Sarkozy accusing it of failing to do enough to combat terrorism. Less than a year before a presidential election, political opponents have abandoned the restraint that usually prevails immediately after such national […]

Taiwan swears in Tsai Ing-wen as first female president

Taiwan swears in Tsai Ing-wen as first female president

Tsai Ing-wen was sworn in as Taiwan’s first woman president on Friday, with the export-driven economy on the ropes and wary Communist Party rulers in China watching for any move towards independence by an island it considers its own. Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won parliamentary and presidential elections by a landslide in January on […]