Brexit agreement: Theresa May faces MPs’ questions

Theresa May faces a grilling from MPs later over the draft Brexit agreement the UK has reached with the EU. The PM secured her cabinet's backing for the deal after a five-hour meeting, although several...

Double Agents-A Handy Tax Trick Used By Agents and Players

For years, England's Premier League clubs have been using the same trick to avoid tax payments. But tax authorities are starting to pursue the cases -- and German star player Michael Ballack and agent...

Moscow Meddling-The Forgotten War in Eastern Ukraine

An Essay by Christian Neef Russia is making little effort to disguise its leadership role in the self-proclaimed people's republics in eastern Ukraine. Putin needs the regions to blackmail Kiev. Does anyone still remember Donetsk? Europe, it...

Israeli PM Netanyahu Scrambles to Stabilize Governing Coalition After Lieberman Resignation

by Benjamin Kerstein -Algemeiner Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scrambling to shore up his governing coalition following the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, the Hebrew daily Yediot Ahronot reported on Wednesday. The Yisrael Beiteinu...

Opinion: Lackluster Angela Merkel keeps Emmanuel Macron waiting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel didn't offer any new ideas during her long-awaited keynote speech at the European Parliament. The signal she sent was loud and clear, says DW's Bernd Riegert: Wait for my successor. For...

The Looming Legal Battle Over Jim Acosta’s Press Pass

CNN says in a lawsuit that President Trump’s revocation of the correspondent’s White House credentials violated his First and Fifth Amendment rights. SCOTT NOVER Unable to resolve matters behind closed doors, CNN and its chief White...

Amazon’s HQ2 Will Only Worsen America’s ‘Great Divergence’

In today’s economy, well-off people live in big cities, while everyone else gets pushed out. Bringing new Amazon offices to Virginia and New York could hasten the process. ALANA SEMUELS On the long list of things...

The Simple Reason That Humans Can’t Control Wildfires

“The fire, to me—it’s like an ocean. It’s so strong that we don’t really stand a chance of doing much to it.” ROBINSON MEYER Seven years ago, Park Williams took an hour-long drive with a couple...

Making Sense of the Paris Attacks: Three Years Later

Several new books and a documentary grapple with the aftermath of the November 13 terrorist strikes. RACHEL DONADIO PARIS—Three years ago, on November 13, 2015, terrorists claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opened fire in coordinated...

COMMENTARY: US Intel Will Bring Assange to US in Chains

It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government, says Ann Garrison. United States Will Bring Assange to US in Chains By Ann Garrison Special to Consortium News It...

Who Is Claire Grady? DHS Official Possible Kirstjen Nielsen Replacement

By Chantal Da Silva-  Newsweek As rumors that President Donald Trump planned to oust Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen swirled around the White House, many started to speculate on who would replace the DHS...

In Yemen, Trump’s ‘America First’ Has Morphed Into ‘Saudi First’

By Wardah Khalid -Time IDEAS Khalid is a policy analyst, activist, and speaker focusing on Middle East conflicts, refugees, and Islam in America. Follow her on Twitter @wardahkhalid_ Human rights activists, aid workers, and members of Congress...

With at least a third of 15-year-olds falling victim, is it time for anti-bullying...

Peace Chiu –South  China Morning Post The city is the worst performer in an international survey on the percentage of children being bullied at least a few times a month. With a fiercely competitive education...

China reveals J-20 stealth fighter’s missile carrying capability at Zhuhai air show

Minnie Chan – South China Morning Post Jets open missile bays during high-speed fly-past, showing they could do so if launching missiles during air battles Manoeuvre is beyond Russia’s new-generation Su-57 stealth fighter, according to...

The Disappeared-An Inside Look at China’s Reeducation Camps

By Katrin Kuntz A million Muslims are being held in reeducation camps in northwestern China, where they are forced to learn Mandarin and sing communist songs. Ex-prisoners who have escaped across the border to Kazakhstan...

Carlos Tévez in Manchester-A Dubious Transfer Deal Gone Sour

Carlos Tévez was one of the first superstars signed by Manchester City's new owners from Abu Dhabi in 2009. The transfer fee was paid to a dubious company located in a tax haven. By...

How Sarah Sanders became Trump’s liar-in-chief

The White House press secretary’s calm under intense pressure – and serial fibbing – has given the president’s administration a very effective, female public face Hadley Freeman- The Guardian One of the earliest photos from the...

My Europe: Why Eastern Europeans like Donald Trump

Profound anti-Americanism lies behind western Europe’s distaste for Trump. Boris Kalnoky explains why Trump enjoys greater popularity in "new Europe." When US President Donald Trump says something, it's often shocking and vulgar. It's also true,...

Angela Merkel and the future of the EU

European Union leaders fear Angela Merkel's weakened power could be a liability for the bloc. When it comes to political heavyweights in Europe, the German chancellor has long been top of the list. Capable of...

This is how a war in Gaza that nobody wants begins

The PA role in isolating Gaza is often not acknowledged. By Seth J. Frantzman -  Jerusalem Post On Tuesday, Israel radio commentators were convinced that Jerusalem was not doing enough to confront the unprecedented rocket...