Leadership

JFK’s Daughter Caroline Kennedy Just Made A Historical Career Announcement – Get Ready

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Up until the Trump administration took over the White House just a couple days ago, Caroline Kennedy was the American Ambassador to Japan… Pearson McKinney Bipartisan Report When Trump gained control, Kennedy was sent packing, returning to civilian life in the states… There was no one appointed to take over the… JFK’s Daughter Caroline… Read More »

World looks for a better doctor

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The spiralling crisis surrounding the Zika virus is the result of decades of policy failures on mosquito control and poor access to family planning services, the World Health Organization said on May 23. / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Margaret Chan’s controversial legacy shapes search for new head of World Health Organization. Natalie Huet Politico GENEVA — As the world’s top doctor, Margaret Chan is best known as the woman who cried wolf during a flu pandemic and who failed to contain the deadliest outbreak of Ebola. After a decade at the World… World looks for a better… Read More »

Gambia crisis ends as Jammeh leaves for exile

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Leader of 22 years, who for weeks refused to cede power, flies out of the capital Banjul and into… Al Jazeera Source: News agencies Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh flew out of the capital Banjul on Saturday and into exile after stepping down from power following a weeks-long standoff with President Adama Barrow, who won the… Gambia crisis ends… Read More »

George Soros: Theresa May won’t last and Donald Trump is ‘would-be dictator’

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Billionaire investor delivers bleak Brexit forecast at World Economic Forum and says Donald Trump is ‘gearing up for trade war’ but will… •Donald Trump inauguration live: the world holds its breath •Inauguration day schedule: our guide to the day Graeme Wearden, Larry Elliott in Davos and agencies The Guardian Theresa May will not remain in power long as Brexit cripples her government, while Donald Trump is a… George Soros: Theresa… Read More »

This Is Who He Is

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A morally empty man gave a morally empty speech to cap off a morally empty… William Saletan Slate Kellyanne Conway promised Donald Trump’s inaugural address would be self… “He actually will convey today, I predict, that this is not about him,” she said Friday morning on… This Is Who… Read More »

Repeat After Me: The 35 Most Important Words Of Inauguration Day

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“The Oath.” It sounds like the name of a book, and indeed, there have been many volumes with that name. Nina Totenberg npr But none more relevant this week than The Oath specified in the Constitution for the president of the United States when he takes office. The 35 words in Article II… Repeat After Me: The 35 Most… Read More »

Tapper: Trump inaugural speech was ‘purely populist’

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(CNN)CNN’s Jake Tapper reacted to President Trump’s inaugural speech Friday, saying it was “very consistent to the Trump brand… CNN “It was purely populist,” continued Tapper, speaking moments after Trump finished his first address as… “It talked about the forgotten… It attacked… Tapper: Trump inaugural… Read More »

Amid Fistfights, Turkey’s Parliament Backs a New Constitution

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Turkey’s Parliament approved a proposed Constitution that would cede even greater powers to the country’s president if endorsed in a national referendum, but the bitterly contested voting process was marred by screaming matches and… ROD NORDLAND  The New York Times The low point came when supporters of the governing Justice and… Amid Fistfights, Turkey’s… Read More »

Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence commuted by Barack Obama

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The whistleblower, who has been imprisoned for six years for leaking state secrets, is now set to go free on 17 May Ed Pilkington in New York and David Smith and Lauren Gambino in Washington The Guardian Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier who became one of the most prominent whistleblowers of modern times when she exposed the… Chelsea Manning’s prison… Read More »

The Legitimate President

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The evidence is… Courts must use the broad discretionary powers with which they are vested to enjoin Donald Trump, an illegitimate president, from taking… The Huffington Post On Friday, a prominent Democrat on Capitol Hill finally said… “I don’t see this president-elect as a… The Legitimate… Read More »

Southeast Asia’s newest nation faces an election that could make or break its future

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With much of the population living in poverty and oil wealth running dry, Timor-Leste’s upcoming elections could be the public’s most important decision since… David Hutt South East Asia Globe “Our people need money,” said then-President Xanana Gusmão the day after Timor-Leste gained independence from Indonesia in… Southeast Asia’s newest… Read More »

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

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Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack… MICHIKO KAKUTANI The New York Times Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White House, Mr. Obama sat down in the Oval Office and talked about the… Obama’s Secret to… Read More »

South Korean political crisis escalates as Samsung chief awaits notice of arrest

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Seoul:  South Korean prosecutors will decide on Monday whether the head of Samsung Group, the country’s biggest conglomerate, should be arrested as an influence-peddling scandal engulfing impeached President Park Geun-hye’s government gained… Canberra Times Reuters Samsung Group chief Jay Y Lee was held overnight on… South Korean political… Read More »

Hong Kong’s Lam and Tsang get nod to run in chief executive race

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Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and Financial Secretary John Tsang stepped down to run for the chief executive… BENNY KUNG Asia Times China approved the resignations of two leading government officials in Hong Kong, allowing the duo to run for the top job of the… Hong Kong’s Lam… Read More »

Indonesia’s police deny they are afraid to tackle hardline Islamic leader

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Jakarta: About 5000 members of the Islam Defenders’ Front (FPI) turned up outside Indonesian police headquarters on Monday morning, to demand the removal of West Java’s police… Jewel Topsfield Karuni Rompies Brisbane Times But if the group, once considered fringe radicals, have become increasingly vocal, it is… Indonesia’s police deny… Read More »

CIA chief calls Trump Nazi Germany comparison ‘outrageous’

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‘There is no basis for Mr. Trump to point fingers at the intelligence community for leaking information that was already available publicly,’ John Brennan… By CRISTIANO LIMA Politico CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday said President-elect Donald Trump’s comparison of the intelligence community’s handling of… CIA chief calls… Read More »