Tag Archives: Politics by country

20Aug/17

Mass protests in U.S. cities decry racism, pillory Trump

A planned far-right rally in California and expected counter-demonstation comes on the heels of massive protests in U.S. cities over the weekend in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last week. Zach Goelman reports. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Trump has made Afghanistan decision after ‘rigorous’ review: Mattis

President Donald Trump has a made a decision on the United States’ strategy for Afghanistan after a “sufficiently rigorous” review process, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday. Continue reading

13Aug/17

Probe begins after deadly white nationalist rally

U.S. authorities begin to investigate the deadly violence stemming from a white nationalist rally in Virginia that challenged President Trump’s leadership. Linda So reports. Continue reading

05Aug/17

Mueller requests White House records on Flynn: NYT

Investigators working for U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, have asked the White House for documents related to his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the New York Times is reporting. Alva French reports. Continue reading

30Jul/17

Venezuela’s computerized voting system fails to find president’s registration

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (JULY 30, 2017) (GOVERNMENT TV) – President Nicolas Maduro’s much-touted new voter identification failed to come up in the registry as he promoted the card on live national television on Sunday (July 30).

Maduro has promoted the Patria card ahead of the controversial election to elect Socialist allies to a constitutional super-body. The opposition is boycotting the election, saying it would allow him to dissolve the opposition-run Congress, delay future elections and rewrite electoral rules to prevent the socialists from being voted out of power in the once-prosperous OPEC nation.

The unpopular president went on state television to encourage Venezuelans to vote, admonishing them to remember to take their national identification cards and their new Patria voter ID cards.

After his card was scanned, the screen read ‘the person does not exist or the card has been cancelled.’

30Jul/17

Maduro casts ballot in controversial Venezuelan vote

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (JULY 30, 2017) (GOVERNMENT TV) – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro cast his ballot on Sunday (July 30) for a constitutional super-body expected to hand sweeping new powers to ruling Socialist Party officials and potentially extend their unpopular rule in the convulsed OPEC nation. Continue reading

16Jul/17

In shadow of crackdown, Turkey commemorates failed coup

ANKARA, TURKEY (JULY 15, 2017) (PRESIDENTIAL POOL) – Thousands of Turks gathered in front of the Turkish parliament in the capital Ankara at the anniversary of last year’s failed coup in the early hours of Sunday (July 16). Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addressed to the thousands gathered in front of the parliament.

A sea of rapturous, flag-waving crowds spilled across the streets of Istanbul, where last year unarmed civilians stood up to rogue soldiers who commandeered tanks, warplanes and helicopters in a bid to topple Erdogan.

Some 250 people were killed and parliament bombed before the coup was put down. The show of popular defiance has likely ended decades of military interference in Turkish politics.

But along with a groundswell of nationalism, the coup’s greatest legacy has been a far-reaching crackdown that has deepened the divide between Western-facing, secular Turks and the pious millions who back Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted politics.

10Jul/17

Trump backtracks on U.S.-Russia cyber unit

U.S. President Donald Trump backtracks on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia only hours after promoting it following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading

09Jul/17

Leading Republican calls Trump-Putin cyber unit close to ‘dumbest idea’ ever

INTERNET (JULY 09, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday (July 9) he and Russia’s president had discussed forming a cyber security unit, an idea harshly criticized by Republicans who said Moscow could not be trusted after its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Continue reading

09Jul/17

Trump says he talked joint cybersecurity unit with Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday that he discussed forming a cyber security unit to guard against election hacking with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading