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    US and Europe

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on May 28, 2018

    ‘IT is a narrow policy to suppose that this country or that country is to be marked out as the eternal ally or perpetual enemy...

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    Ireland to end abortion ban in historic vote

    Reuters | Updated at 09:56am on May 26, 2018

    Ireland is set to liberalise some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws after exit polls suggested a landslide vote for change in what was...

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    Some US news websites blocked by EU data law

    Agence France-Prese . Brussels | Updated at 12:22am on May 26, 2018

    Several major US news websites including the Los Angeles Times were blocked in Europe on Friday after the EU’s new data protection laws came into...

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    Climate victims seek justice, in the courtroom and on the street

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:26am on May 25, 2018

    People around the world beset by drought, heatwaves, rising seas and storm surges made worse by global warming are calling for ‘climate justice,’ and many...

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    Danish minister says Ramadan 'dangerous for all of us'

    | Updated at 04:34pm on May 21, 2018

    A Danish minister known for her strong anti-immigration views on Monday called for Muslims to take time off work during the fasting period of Ramadan,...

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    Nobel literature body grants members leave after sex scandal

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 12:05am on May 08, 2018

    The Swedish Academy which awards the Nobel Literature Prize Monday said four members – who are traditionally appointed for life – were granted leave after...

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    Threat of nuclear weapons use growing: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:03am on April 24, 2018

    A top UN official on Monday denounced growing rhetoric claiming that nuclear arms are necessary and warned that the risk of such weapons being used...

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    Woman who refused handshake denied French citizenship

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:39am on April 21, 2018

    France’s highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with officials during...

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    Woman jailed for killing, freezing babies

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:23am on April 07, 2018

    A woman was jailed in Germany on Thursday for killing two of her newborn babies and keeping them in a freezer for 10 and 14...

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    Commercial interference in the European media

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 02, 2018

    COMMERCIAL pressures on the media? Anti-establishment critics have a ready-made answer: of course, journalists are hostage to the whims of corporate owners, advertisers and sponsors...