Tag: Politics

Thai prosecutors drop murder charge in case of disappeared activist

A Thai park official implicated in the alleged killing of an environmental activist will not face prosecution for murder due to "insufficient evidence", the attorney general's office announced Monday -- a move condemned by rights groups decrying impunity for enforced disappearances. Ethnic Karen leader Por...

Year of Rat hails easy ride for Trump but bumps for Harry and Meghan

by Amber Wang with Jerome Taylor in Hong Kong As the world prepares to welcome the Year of the Rat, feng shui masters predict a lucky year for Donald Trump, but warn Harry and Meghan's futures are less certain as they make a bid for...

Women in power in the European Union

Senior Greek judge Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou will join a small group of women leading European Union countries when she is confirmed as president Wednesday. Once her nomination is approved by parliament, Sakellaropoulou, 63, will be the first woman in Greece to hold the largely ceremonial post. Here...

What’s next in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump

The US Senate voted along party lines on Tuesday to set the rules for President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial. By a 53 to 47 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate approved an "organizing resolution" for the trial proposed by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Before approving...

US Dems Warren, Sanders called each other liars in post-debate spat: CNN

US presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders called each other liars in a heated exchange that could be seen but not heard unfolding onstage after the Democratic debate, CNN revealed Wednesday. The spat between two of the primary campaign's most progressive standard-bearers, played out...

MP on why the Pakatan Harapan manifesto is not being implemented

A Member of Parliament from Mr Anwar Ibrahim's party has told a forum that the Pakatan Harapan manifesto is not being implemented because the team behind it is not in the Cabinet. Mr William Leong said on Monday that the team responsible for the manifesto had...

China says Taiwan separatists will ‘stink for eternity’

Taiwan separatists are doomed to "stink for eternity", China's top diplomat warned after the island's President Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide re-election victory in a stinging rebuke to Beijing. Tsai, who has drawn the ire of Beijing for refusing to acknowledge that Taiwan is part...

British MPs set to finally seal Brexit deal

by Alice RITCHIE and Dmitry ZAKS After years of angry arguments that toppled two governments, Britain's parliament Thursday will finally approve the terms of Brexit, clearing the divided country's exit from the European Union on January 31. The House of Commons will rush through a final...

US Senate leader ready to pass impeachment trial rules without Democrats

Republicans are prepared to press ahead with rules for US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, the Senate leader said Tuesday, ignoring opposition Democrats who want assurances that witnesses can be called. Mitch McConnell said he has the backing in his majority caucus to pass a...

‘Avenge his blood’: Iranians throng streets for Soleimani burial

by Amir Havasi Mourners thronged Qasem Soleimani's hometown on Tuesday, many of them baying for blood to avenge the assassination of the top Iranian military commander in a US drone strike. "No compromise, no submission, revenge!" they yelled as they tried to catch a glimpse of...