Jeff Sessions, a right-wing hawk to lead the US Justice Department

Jeff Sessions, a right-wing hawk to lead the US Justice Department

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for US attorney-general, is known as a right-wing, anti-immigration hardliner. He also has the dubious distinction of once being shunned for a federal judgeship over allegations of racism. Sessions’ appointment to the job – the US equivalent of a justice minister – rewards a Trump loyalist who has […]

Merkel’s party routed in Berlin as right-wing Afd makes gains

Merkel’s party routed in Berlin as right-wing Afd makes gains

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party suffered a historic loss in Berlin state elections Sunday while the right-wing populist AfD gained fresh support, riding a wave of popular anger over her open-door refugee policy. The anti-Islam Alternative for Germany party won around 14 percent, according to public broadcasters’ projections, in the capital which has long prided […]