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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 […]

Uganda’s President Opposes Arms Embargo On South Sudan

Uganda’s President Opposes Arms Embargo On South Sudan

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni said he was opposed to a U.N. plan to impose an arms embargo on his neighbour South Sudan, saying it would weaken its army just as the country was trying to contain a resurgence of violence. The statement from one of the region’s main powers, issued over the weekend, came after […]

U.N. Security Council Mulls Sending Up To 228 Police To Burundi

U.N. Security Council Mulls Sending Up To 228 Police To Burundi

The United Nations Security Council is considering whether to send up to 228 U.N. police to Burundi to monitor the security and human rights situation in the East African country, where deadly political violence has simmered for more than a year. France circulated a draft resolution to the 15-member council on Friday, seen by Reuters, […]

‘Fake Calm’ In Burundi As Tension Threatens Return To Violence

‘Fake Calm’ In Burundi As Tension Threatens Return To Violence

After more than a year of turmoil, Burundi is suspended in a “fake calm” with risks of further instability exacerbated by an economic slowdown, regional tensions and destructive ethnic rhetoric, a British parliamentary committee has heard. Human rights and aid experts painted a chilling picture of a state ruled by fear, where authorities have become […]