U.N. report links Malian, 'white-skinned' troops to civilian deaths

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS - Malian government troops and "white-skinned soldiers" detained 33 civilians in central Mali in March who were later found shot dead and their bodies burned,...

Analysis-Bolsonaro risks blowback from joint military parade and campaign rally

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA - Efforts by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to turn an Independence Day military parade into a political event for his re-election campaign has become a test of the...

The Sudden Emergence of Tom Paine

At the beginning of 1776, New England was ready for independence. So were such leading radicals as Richard Henry Lee and Patrick Henry of Virginia, Christopher Gadsden of South Carolina, and army...

Former Iraqi activists dismayed as powerful groups use protest tactics

By John Davison BAGHDAD - Iraqi activists who demonstrated three years ago against powerful parties and militias that run the country have watched with resentment as those same groups now use...

Myanmar violence, Ukraine war loom over ASEAN meetings

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers are gathering in the Cambodian capital for meetings addressing persisting violence in Myanmar and other issues, joined by top...

Cold War Lessons For US-China Today

Cold War Lessons For US-China Today By Jordan Schneider and Irene Zhang of ChinaTalk How did the Cold War affect US diplomacy and its actions abroad? And what lessons about gently...

Surging Revenues Have Driven 2x Rise In Coupa Software’s Stock Price Since Late 2017

Coupa Software Inc. (NASDAQ: COUP) stock price rose more than 2x from $31 in 2017 end to around $65 currently, primarily due to favorable changes in its sales.

Tunisia's big backslide

Tunisian President Kais Saied notched a huge win last week after the public voted to approve a controversial new Constitution cementing his one-man rule over the country's backsliding democracy....

Iraq cleric's followers camped out in parliament for 2nd day

BAGHDAD (AP) — With mattresses strewn about, food trucked in and protesters playacting as lawmakers, hundreds of followers of an influential Shiite cleric were camped out Sunday inside the Iraqi...

Ramos, ex-Philippine leader who helped oust dictator, dies

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former Philippine President Fidel Valdez Ramos, a U.S.-trained ex-general who saw action in the Korean and Vietnam wars and played a key role in a 1986 pro-democracy...

Turkish, German ministers argue over policies in tense news conference

ISTANBUL - Turkish and German foreign ministers argued over a range of issues in a tense and drawn-out news conference on Friday, trading barbs over disputes between Ankara and Athens, jailed...

New constitution gives some Tunisians hope, others concern

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians have overwhelmingly approved a referendum on a new constitution that gives more powers to the country's president. It's a step that brings hope to many in the...

Brazil's Lula maintains big lead over Bolsonaro ahead of October election -poll

SAO PAULO -Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's lead over incumbent far-right President Jair Bolsonaro slipped one percentage point from 19 to 18 points ahead of the October...

U.S. voices concern over Tunisian democracy

TUNIS - The United States raised concerns over Tunisia's democracy on Thursday after President Kais Saied introduced a new constitution giving himself far more powers, but the broad reaction...

Cyprus, Greece, look to EU if Turkey renews gas search

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus and Greece plan to consult with other European Union members on how to respond if Turkey tries again to drill for oil and gas inside waters that Cyprus claims as its...

Nissan's profits plunge on COVID lockdown, chips crunch

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan's profit plunged in the last quarter to less than half of what it was a year earlier as the COVID-19 lockdown in China and a global semiconductor shortage...

Victor Davis Hanson: How To Erode The World's Greatest Military

Victor Davis Hanson: How To Erode The World's Greatest Military Authored by Victor Davis Hanson via AmGreatness.com, Alienating half the country is not a wise strategy of military...

Bankers and business leaders say Brazil's democracy in 'grave danger'

SAO PAULO - Top Brazilian bankers and businessmen issued a letter on Tuesday in defense of Brazil's electronic voting system that has been attacked by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, and...

Myanmar's neighbours dismayed over 'highly reprehensible' executions

- Myanmar's Southeast Asian neighbours issued a stinging rebuke on Tuesday of the ruling military's execution of four political activists, calling it "highly reprehensible" and destructive to...

Myanmar's junta executes pro-democracy activists

It's been a year and a half since the military in Myanmar launched a coup, deposed the democratically elected government and restored a dictatorship. And today, an ominous move towards further...

U.N. rights expert calls for sanctions against Myanmar's junta after executions

GENEVA - A United Nations human rights expert on Monday called on countries to take steps against Myanmar's junta through economic sanctions and an arms embargo following the execution of four...

Ana Navarro pushes back on Gov. DeSantis and Trump comparisons: “DeSantis hasn’t been involved in promoting a coup.”

Myanmar Executes Four Men, Including Two Prominent Activists

The executions are believed to be the first in the country in decades as the military junta seeks to crush opposition to its rule since the 2021 coup.

Tunisians vote on proposal to give president more power

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians head to the polls Monday to vote on a new constitution — a controversial initiative spearheaded by Tunisian President Kais Saied that critics say will formalize his...

Myanmar junta executes four democracy activists

- Myanmar's military authorities have executed four democracy activists accused of helping carry out "terror acts", state media said on Monday, the Southeast Asian nation's first executions in...

An old political prisoner warns against new Tunisian constitution

By Tarek Amara and Angus McDowall TUNIS - Hamma al-Hammami knows the peril Tunisia risks if it slides back into autocracy, as he and opposition parties warn it may do if President Kais Saied...

Tunisians protest proposed constitution; call it "a coup"

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Small but loud demonstrations took place Saturday in the Tunisian capital of Tunis ahead of a referendum Monday on President Kais Saied’s proposed new constitution — a...

Thai PM likely to win last no-confidence vote ahead of polls

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is expected to win his fourth and final no-confidence vote in Parliament on Saturday, ahead of a general election next year.The vote comes...

Justice Department must hold the perpetrators of Trump's 'attempted coup' on Jan. 6 accountable, top democracy...

"The president and his allies knowingly perpetuated the lie of a stolen election—a lie that still holds sway over nearly four in 10 Americans," Freedom House said.

Trump's Coup Failed. Here's Why the Next Might Succeed

Our research finds that 19 states enacted new laws to interfere with election administration in 2021. And these attempts to chip away at our sound foundation of nonpartisan elections are picking...

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