French Labor Leaders Size up Yellow Vests

Union executives and scholars in France talk to Léa Bouchoucha about the unprecedented wave of social protests. By Léa Bouchoucha in Paris Special to Consortium News Several weeks ago Emmanuelle Cheron, 43, was out on the Place de La...

Russia and Cuba Could End the Venezuelan Catastrophe. Seriously.

The Trump administration should include Havana and Moscow in its efforts to remove Maduro from power. By Jorge G. Castañeda-Professor Castañeda is a specialist in Latin American affairs-  The New York Times MEXICO CITY — A...

The End of the Bashir Regime-Sudan Revolution Struggles to Keep Momentum

By Katrin Kuntz  in Khartoum In a working-class neighborhood of Khartoum, six friends helped topple Sudan's dictator, Omar al-Bashir. Now, as they hope for a transition to civilian power, they are afraid their protest is devolving into a...

Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage-‘We Want Fundamental Political Change’

Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is leading in the British polls ahead of the European Parliament elections. In an interview, the former UKIP front man talks about upending the UK political...

What went wrong inside Boeing’s cockpit?

By Theo Leggett- Bbc.com There was nothing more the pilots could have done. As alarms sounded in their cockpit, the captain and first officer struggled to regain control of their stricken aircraft. They were far too close...

The Crisis In Venezuela And Its Strategic Significance – Analysis

By Modern Diplomacy-By Giancarlo Elia Valori* Venezuela’s economy – in a country that has better oil reserves than Saudi Arabia and Iran – began with the OPEC oil price crisis, when Chavez was still alive,...

European elections: how the six biggest countries will vote

French parties are increasingly adopting the p-word while Italy is concerned about taxes Europa correspondents-Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images More than 370 million people will be eligible to vote in the European elections. But as they enter...

Europe’s far-right divided over Russia as Salvini stages pre-election rally in Milan

Italy’s deputy leader gathers nationalists in Milan but pro-Russia stance leaves allies split Shaun Walker Central and eastern Europe correspondent- The  Guardian On Saturday, Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, will gather nationalists from across Europe for...

Tunisia’s quest for historic justice under threat from Ben Ali-era officials

Leaked amnesty proposal puts Tunisia's transition from old regime under threat, as reparations advocates accuse past officials of undermining them By Faïrouz ben Salah -MEE Members of the independent commission set up to investigate crimes by...

Card Sako slams Christian discrimination and marginalisation, calls for rule of law and citizenship

In his cri de coeur, the Chaldean primate cites cases in which Christians are victims of sectarian bias. The country’s leaders must "put their political differences aside" to counter extremism, a mortal sin. Subjecting...

John Bolton’s modern and postmodern road to war with Iran

Ibrahim Al Marashi - TRTWorld The current standoff between the US and Iran represents the symbiosis of hard military assets and cyber escalation. The front cover of the 11 May 2019 edition of the Economist features...

EU top job candidates clash in debate ahead of vote

By Irene Kostaki-Journalist, New Europe The lead candidates, or so-called Spitzenkandidaten, chosen from the European political families to compete in the upcoming European elections took to the stage on Wednesday evening to debate policy issues...

Detainees of the Caucasus

An exchange of Armenian and Azerbaijani detainees could help build trust to make further progress in peace negotiations – but it could also exacerbate tensions. Joshua Kucera- Eurasianet As Armenia and Azerbaijan tentatively progress toward...

Is a US-Iran war on the horizon?

Yeni Şafak Ravaged and razed by war, occupation and terror attacks over the past three decades, Iraq is set to play host to the possible upcoming conflict between the United States and Iran, as the...

Heiress downplays factory’s forced labor use during Holocaust

The Bahlsen biscuit empire heiress sparked outrage after claiming forced workers were "well-treated" during World War II. Despite her apologies, the case has reignited debate over Germany's remembrance culture. It all started at a business...

The New Abortion Bills Are a Dare

State legislators in Alabama and Georgia know that abortion bans will likely be overturned in lower courts. They are aiming higher. EMMA GREEN Late Tuesday night, Alabama legislators passed a bill that would outlaw abortion at any...

President Trump Is Collecting Social-Media Grievances

The sitting president just released a new tool in his war of words with tech companies. ALEXIS C. MADRIGAL Today, the White House launched a new tool to “share your story” of having your online account...

The Knowns and Unknowns of What’s Happening With Iran

Conflicting signals from both sides could be read as a march to war or business as usual. KATHY GILSINANMIKE GIGLIO The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group transits the Suez Canal in Egypt. The aircraft carrier and...

Take It From an Iraq War Supporter—War With Iran Would Be a Disaster

It would mean repeating a mistake, only on a much bigger scale: without allies, without justification, and without any plan at all. David Frum The Iraq War of 2003 was undone by blithe assumptions, cultural ignorance,...

The Telltale Signs of a Fake Atlantic Article

A look-alike story was briefly publicized as part of a 2017 disinformation campaign. ALEXIS C. MADRIGAL There is a very small chance that you came across what appeared to be an Atlantic article about the war in Yemen...