Democratic front-runners jostle for position as rumours have Clinton joining the race

WASHINGTON, DC — As Democrats in the United States prepare to watch the last presidential primary debate of 2019 this coming Thursday, the crowded race has stubbornly resisted narrowing. Sure, Kamala Harris dropped out this month, alongside a couple of more fringe candidates. But that came just after two new candidates, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval […]

Omar al-Bashir: Sudan ex-leader sentenced for corruption

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Omar al-Bashir sat in a cage as he was sentenced for corruption Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in a social reform facility for corruption. The judge told the court that, under Sudanese law, people over the age of 70 cannot serve jail terms. Bashir is […]

Gov. Newsome Says PG&E’s Bankruptcy Plan Is ‘Woefully Short’ Of What’s Needed : NPR

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected a restructuring plan from the state’s largest utility Pacific Gas & Electric. Christian Monterrosa/AP hide caption toggle caption Christian Monterrosa/AP California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected a restructuring plan from the state’s largest utility Pacific Gas & Electric. Christian Monterrosa/AP California Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected a bankruptcy […]

One Of Afghanistan’s First Women Air Force Pilots Is Living In Exile In Florida

TAMPA, Florida — Sitting outside a sidewalk café on the waterfront in Tampa, a light breeze making for one of those perfect fall afternoons, is a feminist icon. You might not recognize her — and the tourists eating ice cream and skateboarding kids certainly didn’t — but Niloofar Rahmani is one of the best-known Afghan […]

Labour Party sinks into chaos as bitter clash erupts between Labour MPs on BBC Breakfast | UK | News

Labour MPs have clashed over the reason for the catastrophic defeat in the Thursday election, the worst result Labour has suffered since 1935. A bitter row erupted between Lucy Powell and Margaret Hodge during a joint interview on BBC Breakfast this morning. Dame Hodge, a fiercely anti-Corbyn MP, savaged the Labour leadership and demanded that […]

A Trumpist Star is Born

For people who’d watched Stefanik’s political rise, her combativeness came as a surprise, a sharp pivot from her understated demeanor in most public appearances (and, according to reporting, very different from her own behavior in impeachment proceedings without network cameras present). To hear pundits tell it, she had transformed overnight from one of the most […]

Teen suspect arrested in Tessa Majors death

New York police have arrested a 13-year-old boy in the stabbing death of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors at a park just one block from Columbia University.  Majors, 18, was stabbed repeatedly during a struggle with as many as three assailants at Morningside Park around 7 p.m. Wednesday. The boy was arrested on charges including felony […]

North Korea makes another ‘crucial test’ at its rocket facility | North Korea News

North Korea announced on Saturday that it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that would further strengthen its “reliable strategic nuclear deterrent”. The announcement comes as Pyongyang continues to pressure the Trump administration over an end-of-year deadline set by leader Kim Jong Un to salvage faltering nuclear negotiations. More: North […]