International

Fake news, racism and bombs: Fear and loathing in Trump’s America

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Yesterday’s bomb threat showed yet again that Trump is the most prominent enabler of domestic terrorism in the US.  Donald Trump, the American president, has fomented violence against liberal opponents and critics who disagree with his policies, and so-called “fake news” media organisations he regards as the “enemy of the people,”Al Jazeera reported on Thursday. […]

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro accommodates interest groups behind his rise

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With victory in sight in Brazil’s presidential race, right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro is facing pressure from interest groups that backed him to deliver on his promises and drop plans to merge ministries. Conservative caucuses ranging from evangelicals to farmers and pro-gun lawmakers have visited the front-runner at his home this week to make sure their […]

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FBI confirms two more suspicious packages addressed to Democratic Rep Rep. Maxine Waters

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  Two more suspicious packages, similar to those intercepted before reaching U.S. President Barack Obama and other high-profile Democrats, were found addressed to California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the FBI said on Wednesday. The FBI is confirming that two additional suspicious packages, addressed to Waters, have been intercepted that are similar in appearance to five others […]

Economy

China’s president opens long-delayed southern sea bridge

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Science & Technology Asia Pacific Hong Kong – President Xi Jinping opened the long-delayed and over-budget Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge on Tuesday, billed as a major step forward in China’s plan to turn the Pearl River Delta into a technology hub to rival Silicon Valley. But critics worry the 55km-long bridge connecting the mainland city of […]

International

UK could seek extension to Brexit transition, says Theresa May

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union is 95 percent settled but admitted the problem of the Irish border remained a “considerable” sticking point. Addressing the British parliament on Monday, May said that the United Kingdom might ask for a short extension of a planned transition period to […]

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The Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion

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Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing did not yield a victor, pushing the historic jackpot to $1.6 billion and tying it with the largest lottery prize in U.S. history. The lucky Friday numbers were 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7. The next lot of winning numbers will be announced on Tuesday at 11 […]

Africa

Nigeria, Christians and Muslims clash : 55 dead after row at market

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Fifty-five people were killed this week in clashes between young Christians and Muslims in northern Nigeria following a dispute in a market, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday. Muslim and Christian youths reportedly clashed after a row between wheelbarrow porters in the town of Kasuwan Magani. Sources told AFP News Agency that fighting broke out […]