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Voters sense betrayal in Britain`s Brexit heartlands

Voters sense betrayal in Britain`s Brexit heartlands

Published 14/08/2017

There is a whiff of betrayal in the air across Britain's Brexit heartlands where many impatient voters fear Prime Minister Theresa May is going soft on implementing last year's decision to leave the European Union. [more…]

South Africa`s Zuma says ANC lawmakers who voted against him must be punished

South Africa`s Zuma says ANC lawmakers who voted against him must be punished

Published 14/08/2017

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma wants the African National Congress to identify and punish party members who voted against him in a no-confidence motion in parliament last week. [more…]

Texas `bathroom` bills stalled in special legislative session

Texas `bathroom` bills stalled in special legislative session

Published 14/08/2017

Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear doomed this week after hundreds of businesses stood in opposition and moderate Republican powerbrokers blocked the bills. [more…]

Lawyers in Taylor Swift`s groping trial move to closing arguments

Lawyers in Taylor Swift`s groping trial move to closing arguments

Published 14/08/2017

Lawyers for U.S. pop star Taylor Swift and the Colorado DJ she accuses of groping her were due to deliver closing arguments on Monday before the federal court jury weighing her sexual assault claims against his assertion that he was wrongfully fired. [more…]

Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical comedy finds the fun in Brexit

Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical comedy finds the fun in Brexit

Published 14/08/2017

A retelling of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and its dramatic political consequences might perhaps be framed as high drama or extreme farce. [more…]

Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

Published 13/08/2017

In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a sheet of paper making portraits with tobacco. [more…]

In Alabama`s Senate race, contenders fight over who is Trump`s biggest fan

In Alabama`s Senate race, contenders fight over who is Trump`s biggest fan

Published 13/08/2017

At first glance, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks seems exactly the kind of candidate President Donald Trump would love to see win Tuesday's Republican primary election for Alabama's open U.S. Senate seat. [more…]

Charlottesville violence tests Trump`s presidential mettle

Charlottesville violence tests Trump`s presidential mettle

Published 13/08/2017

For President Donald Trump, this was the week when the real world began to intrude upon his presidency. [more…]

In call with Trump, China`s Xi urges restraint over North Korea

In call with Trump, China`s Xi urges restraint over North Korea

Published 12/08/2017

China's President Xi Jinping said there needs to be a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue, and in a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump he urged all sides to avoid words or action that raise tensions. [more…]

Colorado DJ`s suit against Taylor Swift dismissed in groping trial

Colorado DJ`s suit against Taylor Swift dismissed in groping trial

Published 12/08/2017

Pop star Taylor Swift on Friday won an important ruling in the trial stemming from her allegation that she was groped by a Colorado disc jockey, with the judge dismissing the DJ's rival claim accusing the singer of wrongfully getting him fired. [more…]