Politics News Stories
The return of a Marcos to power in the Philippines is a warning to the world
Legacy and social media combined to glamorise ‘Bongbong’ Marcos’ family name – and fuel nostalgia for his father’s regime Last week, Adarna House – a publisher of children’s books in the Philippines – posted on social media about a discount it was offering: 20% off on a #NeverAgain book bundle. The...
photo: AP / Aaron Favila
EXPLAINER: What’s behind difficult Taiwan-China relations?
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. authorities say the gunman behind an attack on a church in southern California in which one person was killed and five injured was motivated by a hatred for Taiwan. Although born in Taiwan, David Chou nurtured a resentment toward the Taiwanese and reportedly had ties to a...
photo: WN / RTayco
Protocol legislation ‘not very respectful’ to British people – Varadkar
Ireland’s deputy prime minister Leo Varadkar has said the British Government’s intention to publish legislation that would disapply parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol is “not very respectful” to the British people. Speaking on RTE Radio, minister for enterprise Mr Varadkar said that 59 of the...
photo: AP / Julien Warnand, Pool Photo
Elon Musk compares US president to Anchorman, says he plans to vote Republican for the first time
Elon Musk has compared US President Joe Biden to Anchorman and said he will vote Republican in “this election” despite historically being a Democrat voter. The billionaire tech founder said Mr Biden was like Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy – who loses his job as a newsreader...
photo: AP / Susan Walsh
‘A red light blinking’: Watchdog thrashes Trump, Biden administrations for Afghanistan failures
John Sopko has been the bearer of bad news in Afghanistan for nearly 10 years. So when President Ashraf Ghani’s government collapsed in August 2021, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction was not surprised, he told POLITICO in an interview. Sopko’s team, charged by Congress...
photo: US Army / Pfc. Anthony Sanchez
US supreme court abortion reversal would be global ‘catastrophe’ for women
The probable demise of abortion as a federal right in the US will be a “catastrophe” for women in low and middle-income countries, with an emboldened anti-choice movement likely to raise renewed pressure on hard-won gains, doctors and activists have warned. The leak this month of the US supreme...
photo: Creative Commons / Rhododendrites https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en
Steve Wynn lobbied Trump on behalf of Chinese, US says
Former Wynn Resorts Chief Executive Steve Wynn lobbied then-President Donald Trump in 2017 on behalf of the Chinese government, which sought the return of an exiled businessman, the United States said in a...
photo: AP / John Locher, File
Ukraine says evacuation from Azovstal only way to save troops
AFP A view shows the Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol on May 10, 2022. The evacuation of Ukrainian troops from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol was the only possible formula for their rescue,...
photo: AP
Afghanistan: Inside a secret school for girls
Hidden away in a residential neighbourhood is one of Afghanistan's new "secret" schools - a small but powerful act of defiance against the Taliban. Around a dozen teenage girls are attending a maths class. "We know about the threats and we worry about them," the sole teacher...
photo: AP / Petros Giannakouris, File
Griffith Park in Los Angeles evacuated as wildfire declared a 'major emergency'
The Los Angeles Fire Department called a wildfire burning in Griffith Park on...
photo: AP / Ringo H.W. Chiu

photo photo