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For Misratans, politics are divisive but Misrata comes first | Michel Cousins

MISRATA – Among the numerous divisions that have bedevilled Libyan politics since the 2011 revolution, one issue unites many people across the country: Misrata. The country’s third city, its main commercial centre and one of the cradles of the revolution, Misrata is the focus of incessant criticism by other Libyans. Bad-mouthing Misrata is almost a […]

FITB: The Best of Colombia in theatre

An electric tribute to Nina Simone, Negra / Ánger rocks the stage. The city’s biennial theatre bonanza is upon us with the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá (FITB) and with so much to see we whisk you through the whirlwind of drama that is set to envelop the capital. The home talent is ready […]

Democrats bore Lamb’s centrism, unified on other core issues

To help explain Tuesday’s stunning special U.S. House election in southwestern Pennsylvania, look to Ed Karloski’s political preferences for how Democrat Conor Lamb seized the lead for a seat in a Republican stronghold. Karloski, a steelworker and registered Democrat, voted for Republican Donald Trump as someone who appealed to his middle-class sensibilities, although he had […]

As Russia Votes, Its Youth Are Open and Curious but Not Yet Insurrectionary

Vladimir Putin’s annual call-in show is a highly choreographed affair. For hours on end, Putin fields questions from a cross-section of Russians on wages, agricultural production, and foreign policy, with an outlandish diversion or two, like whether he has plans to annex Alaska. A resident of the Far East complains about the lack of a […]

NJOYA: Why politicians evade the drainage issue

By WANDIA NJOYAMore by this Author Every time Mother Nature sends us rain, the rivers overflow, the clogged drainages burst, and the grabbed riparian lands flood. And then we say, yet again, that riparian lands should be restored and Nairobi should have a proper drainage system. But let me tell you why no politician will […]

Russian Foreign Minister: Moscow Suggests to Settle DPRK’s Issue Diplomatically

Asia & Pacific 01:46 17.03.2018(updated 02:01 17.03.2018) Get short URL MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Moscow is surprised by Washington’s decision to block a statement in support of the Korean peace process proposed by Russia and China at the UN Security Council (UNSC), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday. “It was strange to see yesterday’s situation in the […]

Talks on Trillion-Dollar US Budget Bill Reach Crucial Stage

Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration issues, abortion-related controversies and a battle over a massive rail project. … The bipartisan measure is loaded with political and policy victories for both sides. Source

Talks on $1.3 Trillion US Spending Bill Hit Critical Stage

While most of the funding issues in the enormous measure have been sorted out, fights involving a number of policy "riders" — so named because they catch a ride on a difficult-to-stop spending bill — continued into the weekend. Among them are GOP-led efforts to add a plan to revive federal subsidies … Source

Column: Why Tillerson’s departure is bad for U.S. climate change policy

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump decided to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Much has been written about staff shake-ups at the White House in the wake of Tillerson’s firing. What should we make of this change in regard to climate change policy? Looking backward for […]

Embattled former FBI deputy says he ‘never misled’ Justice investigators

The most recent and serious charge he must now defend against: a career-ending claim that he directed FBI officials to talk to a reporter about an ongoing investigation and misled investigators about his actions. “I absolutely never misled the inspector general in any way,” McCabe said during an hour-long interview with CNN, calling his highly […]