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Obama Says Trump’s Policies Would ‘Backfire’ In Fight Against Isis

Obama Says Trump’s Policies Would ‘Backfire’ In Fight Against Isis

Donald Trump would play into the hands of the Islamic State militant group, Barack Obama claimed, in one of his strongest attacks on Donald Trump’s preparedness to be president. Following an hours-long meeting of his National Security Council at the Pentagon on Thursday, the US president said Trump’s broad-brush rhetorical attacks on Muslims worldwide, his […]

Meg Whitman To Fundraise For Clinton To Take Down ‘Demagogue’ Trump

Meg Whitman To Fundraise For Clinton To Take Down ‘Demagogue’ Trump

Calling Donald Trump an “authoritarian character” and a threat to democracy, Meg Whitman, a prominent Republican fundraiser and chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton’s White House bid late Tuesday. “To vote Republican out of party loyalty alone would be to endorse a candidacy that I believe has exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia […]

Donald Trump Suggests US Election Will Be Rigged As He Labels Clinton ‘The Devil’

Donald Trump Suggests US Election Will Be Rigged As He Labels Clinton ‘The Devil’

Donald Trump has claimed that there is a possibility of the US presidential election being “rigged” as he tried to divert attention away from a disastrous week for his campaign by also labelling his rival Hillary Clinton as “the devil” and praising the primary opponent of Republican speaker Paul Ryan. The Republican nominee has in […]

The Guardian View On Hillary Clinton: Fit For The Job, But Is She Fit For The Contest?

The Guardian View On Hillary Clinton: Fit For The Job, But Is She Fit For The Contest?

For better or for worse, history will be made when the United States votes this November. Should Hillary Clinton win, she would embody the progress a society can make in a lifetime; the electors of the first female president would include those born before women gained the right to vote. Her victory would demonstrate how […]

Catalonia Tells Spain It Will Push For Secession With Or Without Assent

Catalonia Tells Spain It Will Push For Secession With Or Without Assent

The Catalan government has intensified its war of words with Spain by vowing to use its democratic mandate to forge a separate Catalan state with or without the approval of Madrid. Catalonia is preparing to defy Spain’s constitutional court this week by debating the conclusions of a working group on sovereignty, nine months after the […]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Resign As DNC Chair As Email Scandal Rocks Democrats

Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Resign As DNC Chair As Email Scandal Rocks Democrats

The chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has announced her resignation on the eve of the party’s convention, dealing a blow to hopes of demonstrating unity in the face of the threat from Donald Trump. Schultz said she would step down after the convention. She has been forced to step aside after […]

Zimbabwe Threatens “Traitorous” War Veterans After Mugabe Attack

Zimbabwe Threatens “Traitorous” War Veterans After Mugabe Attack

Zimbabwe’s government denounced leading independence war veterans as traitors on Saturday for an unprecedented attack on ageing President Robert Mugabe and vowed to identify its unnamed authors and put them on trial. Veterans who fought against white minority rule in the former British colony turned on their long-time ally and commander on Thursday, calling him […]

Who Is Tim Kaine? Clinton’s ‘Smart Political Pick’ For VP a Bipartisan Favorite

Who Is Tim Kaine? Clinton’s ‘Smart Political Pick’ For VP a Bipartisan Favorite

In June 2013, as the Senate weighed an overhaul of the immigration system, Tim Kaine entered the chamber for a routine floor speech. The Virginia senator, who was chosen on Friday as Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential running mate, proceeded to do something no one had done before. He gave his remarks in another language: Spanish. Noting […]

Peace, Security And More Peace: The Priorities For The African Union

Peace, Security And More Peace: The Priorities For The African Union

The African Union thrives or fails according to how successful it is in preventing and resolving conflict. Over the past 14 years, since its foundational meeting in Durban, South Africa, the AU has constructed an impressive peace and security architecture. It has presided over an impressive decline in armed conflicts and military coups. Last year, […]

Beating Rivals And The Odds, Trump Captures Republican Nomination

Beating Rivals And The Odds, Trump Captures Republican Nomination

Thirteen months after launching an improbable bid for the White House, Donald Trump captured the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, having vanquished 16 party rivals, warred with much of its establishment and provoked controversy at every turn. His eldest child, Donald Trump Jr., announced the support of New York, their home state, during a […]