EconomyPolitics

UK's new PM veers away from Biden's economic script at UN

Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss was Wednesday to outline an economic rescue programme focussed on tax cuts — even as US President Joe Biden rejected that approach as the two prepared to meet at the UN “I am sick and tired of trickle-down…
PoliticsWorld

Trump January 6 rally tweet was a 'call to arms': committee

Members of right-wing militia groups and other supporters of Donald Trump staged the January 6, 2021 assault on the US Capitol after a tweet from the former president seen as a “call to arms,” lawmakers said Tuesday Representative Liz Cheney, vice chair of the…
Politics

Trump calls deadly insurrection 'greatest movement' in US history

Former US president Donald Trump called the 2021 Capitol assault “the greatest movement in the history of our country” in a meandering rant Thursday — hours ahead of a congressional hearing aimed at demonstrating his culpability for the deadly siege. The…
China

China studies limiting rare earth exports to US

China is considering limiting exports to the United States of rare earths, minerals vital to the technology industry, which could harm the American defense sector, reports the British newspaper Financial Times (FT) today. According to the economic journal, which cites…
SocietyWorld

US National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy

The National Rifle Association announced Friday it was filing for bankruptcy protection from creditors and moving to Texas, in an apparent bid to dodge a corruption probe in New York. The powerful gun lobby group and one of its subsidiaries filed petitions for so-called…
PoliticsWorld

Often-lectured Africa sees irony in US political violence

As they watched a violent mob smash into the US Capitol, some in Africa could not help but see a little irony in the chaos incited by President Donald Trump, who once famously called African nations “shitholes”. Others across the continent offered Washington…