American carnage: Donald Trump takes the reins of a divided nation

American carnage: Donald Trump takes the reins of a divided nation

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington DC on Friday, pledging to lead a “united America” to renewed prosperity. But widespread protests suggested the country may be more divided than ever. On a grey and rainy day in the US capital, crowds began filing into the National […]

Is Donald Trump bad for your mental health?

Is Donald Trump bad for your mental health?

Donald Trump’s comments on women, immigrants and Muslims have made this year’s US presidential race one of the most divisive in living memory. But could his controversial remarks also be damaging the mental health of the nation? A number of US therapists and school teachers have warned that Trump’s rhetoric is having a notable and […]

Obama heads to Dallas to reassure a shattered city, nation

Obama heads to Dallas to reassure a shattered city, nation

US President Barack Obama heads to Dallas on Tuesday to offer comfort to relatives of the five police officers slain in a sniper ambush — and to try to unify a nation struggling to process a raw week of deadly violence and racial tensions. For Obama, his speech at an interfaith memorial service in the […]

Australian election cliff-hanger leaves nation in limbo

Australian election cliff-hanger leaves nation in limbo

Australia’s political parties began horsetrading on Sunday to break an anticipated parliamentary deadlock after a dramatic election failed to produce a clear winner, raising the prospect of prolonged political and economic instability. The exceptionally close vote leaves Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s centre-right Liberal Party-led government in a precarious position, potentially needing the support of independent […]

Can France recapture spirit of ‘98 to lift a nation at Euro 2016?

Can France recapture spirit of ‘98 to lift a nation at Euro 2016?

On Sunday, less than a week before kicking off in the curtain raiser for Euro 2016, the France squad was paid a visit by none other than François Hollande, the country’s president. He had stopped by to give them a quick pep talk. It’s possible that the rallying call from the famously uncharismatic Hollande, with […]