Spot the difference: Trump and Obama, in their own words

  Ramzy Baroud (Arab News)   The nature of the rhetoric in Donald Trump’s first speech at the UN General Assembly was largely predictable. Even his bizarre threat to “totally destroy North Korea” was consistent with his overall style and previous warnings.  But how different was his speech to the first and last UN speeches of President Barack Obama?  … Continue reading

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Merkel’s clouded victory

Island Editorial German Chancellor Angela Merkel has succeeded in clinching a fourth term and retaining her conservative Christian union (CDU-CSU) bloc’s dominant role in national politics but with a weakened mandate. There has been a considerable erosion of her support base. Merkel’s victory has also been eclipsed by an unexpected surge of far-right Alternative fuer … Continue reading

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Prez Orchestrated; PM Delivered

Daily Mirror Editorial Democracy’s checks and balances at work The National Unity Government was consolidated last week when the two major parties — the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) — worked together in a thrillingly secret way to get a two-thirds majority to pass the Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment) … Continue reading

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