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Tensions In Catalan As The Spanish Government And Catalonia Administration Disagree

Tensions In Catalan As The Spanish Government And Catalonia Administration Disagree

The Spanish government is threatening to deploy its police force in Catalonia as tensions escalate between the two administrations.   The national government sent three letters to the pro-independence Catalan administration this week warning that the regional police had failed to ensure basic security during recent protests. Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said that he may […]

Sexual Harassment, Blake Farenthold, The Bill And The Congress

Sexual Harassment, Blake Farenthold, The Bill And The Congress

But eight months after a congressman resigned after allegedly saying he had “wet dreams” about a female aide who was welcome to “show her nipples,” which was weeks before a congressman resigned after pursuing a female aide he called his “soul mate,” which was months after a congressman resigned after asking female aides to bear his […]

The Vladimir Putin And Saudi Crown Prince Gesture At The G20 Summit

The Vladimir Putin And Saudi Crown Prince Gesture At The G20 Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greeted each other like old friends at the G20 summit in Argentina on Friday as other world leaders have distanced themselves from the Saudi leader following the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. As the leaders arrived at the summit, Putin and MBS, as […]

Joyce Banda Calls For Women’s Leadership In Policy And Political Positions

Joyce Banda Calls For Women’s Leadership In Policy And Political Positions

The former president of Malawi Joyce Banda, a longtime advocate for female representation in politics – continues to earn more respect and recognition a cross Africa and abroad as she speaks on steward leadership, women and girl child empowerment. Banda, who also leads former ruling People’s Party (PP) continues to make positive and effective impact […]

Ethiopia Arrests Ex-head Of Army Firm As Crackdown Targets Security Services

Ethiopia Arrests Ex-head Of Army Firm As Crackdown Targets Security Services

Kinfe Dagnew, a Brigadier General in Ethiopia’s army and former chief executive of METEC, was taken into custody close to the border with Sudan and Eritrea, state-run broadcaster EBC said. State media broadcast footage showing Kinfe surrounded by a ring of soldiers and later images of him in handcuffs arriving by military helicopter in the […]

New Tax Evokes Memories of 2008 Crisis in Zimbabwe

New Tax Evokes Memories of 2008 Crisis in Zimbabwe

When Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed a comparatively youthful, Cambridge-trained economist as finance minister in September, he gave him an almost impossible task: repay billions of dollars in debt and ignite a stagnating economy. Mthuli Ncube, 55, quickly moved to impose a two percent tax on electronic transactions in a bid to raise $700 million […]

Immigrant Children Are Being Detained For Months In America

Immigrant Children Are Being Detained For Months In America

On Tuesday night, lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of seven immigrant youth and their families who claim the Trump administration is detaining children for an egregious amount of time. Most of the young plaintiffs, who range from ages 11 to 17, have been stuck in children’s shelters or foster care facilities for between four and […]

Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar Become First Muslim Women Elected To Congress

Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar Become First Muslim Women Elected To Congress

Democrats Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota both won their races for House seats on Tuesday, becoming the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress. Omar will fill the seat of Rep. Keith Ellison (D), who was the first Muslim person elected to the body and left his seat to run for […]

Stacey Abrams Slams Brian Kemp’s ‘Desperate’ Hacking Claim

Stacey Abrams Slams Brian Kemp’s ‘Desperate’ Hacking Claim

Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s Democratic nominee for governor, lashed out against Republican challenger Brian Kemp on Sunday over his office’s 11th-hour claim that Democrats had attempted to hack into the state’s voter registration system. The office of Georgia’s secretary of state announced Sunday ― just two days before the midterm elections ― that it had opened […]

He Was Strangled Upon Entering Consulate, Turkey Says

He Was Strangled Upon Entering Consulate, Turkey Says

Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled to death as soon as he entered Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul in a premeditated murder, the city’s chief prosecutor said in a statement likely to keep tensions between Ankara and Riyadh elevated.  Khashoggi’s body was then dismembered and destroyed in yet another sign his killing was planned in […]

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