Threat of Brexit contagion hangs over Italy’s referendum

Threat of Brexit contagion hangs over Italy’s referendum

A year ago, Italy’s Matteo Renzi confidently staked his political future on a constitutional referendum. But that was before Brexit and Donald Trump. With Italians now in similarly insurgent mood, the gamble threatens to backfire spectacularly. Politicians struggling to make sense of a tumultuous year for Western democracies can draw at least one lesson from […]

Trump backtracks on climate, threat to jail Clinton

Trump backtracks on climate, threat to jail Clinton

Two weeks after his election victory, Donald Trump began backing off campaign promises Tuesday, including his hard line on climate change and his vow to jail “Crooked Hillary” Clinton that had brought thunderous “Lock her up” chants at his rallies. A top adviser said Trump is now focused on matters that are essential in setting […]

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

The World Health Organization on Friday declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency, but it stressed a need for a long-term effort to address the virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications. Officials on WHO’s Emergency Committee made clear the Zika still constitutes a global public health threat. They […]

Frauke ‘Adolfina’ Petry: the anti-immigrant, anti-Islam threat to Merkel

Frauke ‘Adolfina’ Petry: the anti-immigrant, anti-Islam threat to Merkel

Frauke Petry, the leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD), has proved so inflammatory that she’s earned the nickname “Adolfina”. Despite this, the AfD made significant gains in local elections this weekend. With about 20.8% of votes, the anti-immigrant AfD came second in eastern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern regional election this weekend: beating Chancellor Angela Merkel’s […]

Nisar rebuffs French govt’s threat over deportation issue

Nisar rebuffs French govt’s threat over deportation issue

According to a spokesman for the interior ministry, the minister has taken notice of what he called ‘inappropriate’ attitude of the government of France on the issue of deportation of the accused Mohammad Mansha and said that his deportation could not be possible without prior authentication of his nationality. Mansha has been living in France […]

Clinton says Trump is threat to US safety

Clinton says Trump is threat to US safety

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lambasted Donald Trump’s foreign policy platform as “dangerously incoherent” in a speech on Thursday that cast her Republican rival as both a frightening and laughable figure. In remarks that at times resembled a comedy roast, Clinton unleashed a torrent of polished zingers and one-liners to attack Trump’s policies and […]