Sunday, August 9, 2020
Protest against the AfD in the Bundestag. The sign reads "Stand up against racism". Photo by: Martin Heinlein.
BERLIN (ViaNews) - After the phenomenal success of Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche-movement in France, follows the German “Aufstehen” movement – headed by politicians of the far-left seeking to change left-wing politics in Germany. “Aufstehen”, which translates to “rising up” seeks to unify the political left-of-center forces in Germany in a novel way to oppose the politics of Chancellor Merkel...
Airport ballot box in Ataturk, Turkey. Photo by: Sakhalinio.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - The Supreme Electoral Council (SEC) of Turkey had recently confirmed the use of tactile ballot papers for the June 24 election but later denied the budget request for the process. Engin Yilmaz, the head of Engelsiz Erişim Derneği (Barrier-free Access Association), a charity organisation that supports disabled people, stated to the Turkish news publication, Bianet, that...
Oprah Winfrey at a rally in 2007. Photo by: vargas2040 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Her speech at the Golden Globe Awards has turned into a social media storm and has launched a firestorm on social media. Talk show host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and gave an acceptance speech that has stirred discussion over the possibility of Winfrey...
The White House in Washington DC. Photo by: Cezary p.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Instead of starting the new year focused on a government spending bill or infrastructure, the White House has been consumed by accusations made by former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon in a new book. Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” includes comments from Bannon suggesting a pre-election meeting between the president’s son, Donald...
Jacob Zuma, Presdent of South Africa, at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 12, 2009. Photo by World Economic Forum / Eric Miller.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - A South African judge has ruled the country’s legislature must now set out rules of impeachment for President Jacob Zuma. The Constitutional Court judge said lawmakers “did not hold the president to account and must put in place a mechanism that could be used for the removal of the president from office,” according to the UPI. Zuma, 75,...
United Nations in New York. Photo by: Javier Carbajal.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) - Despite a threat from the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to pull funding to the global body, 128 nations voted to condemn the U.S. and its decision for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Nine countries voted against the condemnation while allies Canada, Mexico and Australia joined 35 counties who abstained from...
Donald Trump's new security strategy.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - New national security policy in the United States takes aim at Russia and China as “revisionist” powers that may only attack American security, according to The Hill. President Donald Trump unveiled his “America First” plan – a 55-page document – over the last weekend. During a speech outlining the new strategy, Trump said America is “engaged in...
President Donald J. Trump announcing that Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate have agreed on a deal on Tax Reform legislation. Grand Foyer at the White House on December 13, 2017, in Washington, D.C.. Photo by: Official White House Photo by Stephanie Chasez. (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License)
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are preparing to vote on a tax bill that could prove to be the lone victory in President Donald Trump’s first year in office. Trump beamed after the deal was announced Friday and the likelihood of both chambers voting on the measure sometime this week. “As a candidate, I promised we...
Clashes between the Israeli forces and Palestinian youth. East of Gaza city.
Trump recent move on Jerusalem makes the US the first country in the world to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision has been faced with mixed reactions from across the globe. While there have been massive condemnations, there were appreciations too. Early this month – precisely on December 6 – the US President Donald Trump effectively recognized...
Election day in Alabama. Republicans VS Democtrats
Washington, United States (ViaNews) - Despite no concession, reverberations of the 20,000-vote win of Democrat Doug Jones over Roy Moore are likely to carry over to the upcoming midterm elections. Jones, a former prosecutor, narrowly defeated Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court Justice, to become the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat in that state in 25...
Vladimir Putin (2017-01-17) Photo by: The Russian Presidential Press and Information Office.
Wrocław, Poland (ViaNews) - Due to different reasons, the 2018 Russian presidential elections are unique. To some extent, they will reveal the ‘real face’ of Russian society. For the last years, Russian present rulers annexed Crimea, started the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, involved Russia in the war in Syria, interfered in elections in many countries and spoiled relations with...

Republican Albatross

Donald Trump meeting with the Freedom Caucus. Photo by: White House.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) - The lead character of Samuel Tayler Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ wore an albatross hung around his neck. It served as a symbol of his hubris, which led to utter failure. This could well describe the Republican Party as it is weighed down by a small Republican faction: the Freedom Caucus. The Caucus was...

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