Royal rift: UK monarchy will look smaller when dust settles

Royal rift: UK monarchy will look smaller when dust settles

LONDON — Prince Charles, the future king, has long been seen as a potential modernizer who wants a more modest monarchy in line with other European royal households — and the streamlining process has already begun with the astounding developments of recent months. But the changes have come at a terrible cost for Charles, who … Read more…

‘Megxit’ Causes Global Uproar. Canada Shrugs.

‘Megxit’ Causes Global Uproar. Canada Shrugs.

TORONTO—Canadians are fine with the Queen on their money. They’re not sure they want a Duke and Duchess in their backyard. In Canada, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision has been met with what amounts to a shrug. Half of Canadians “ultimately do not really care” if Prince Harry and Ms. Markle spend a … Read more…

Cardi B's pledge to seek Nigerian citizenship sparks rivalry

Cardi B’s pledge to seek Nigerian citizenship sparks rivalry

Cardi B’s announcement that she wants to seek Nigerian citizenship has set off a Twitter feud between her West African fans in friendly rivals Nigeria and Ghana By SAM OLUKOYA Associated Press January 8, 2020, 4:47 PM 2 min read LAGOS, Nigeria — Cardi B’s announcement that she wants to seek Nigerian citizenship has set … Read more…

Fresh Protests Grip India as Government Digs Its Heels In on Citizenship Law

Fresh Protests Grip India as Government Digs Its Heels In on Citizenship Law

NEW DELHI—New protests gripped India as the government dug in its heels over a controversial citizenship law critics say bolsters the country’s Hindu majority at the expense of other groups, particularly Muslims. Thousands of people demonstrated in the capital, the southern city of Chennai and elsewhere, adding to protests that have left more than 20 … Read more…

Saudi Arabia sentences five to death over Khashoggi murder, U.N. official decries 'mockery'

Saudi Arabia sentences five to death over Khashoggi murder, U.N. official decries ‘mockery’

RIYADH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three to jail over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but a U.N. investigator accused it of making a “mockery” of justice by allowing the masterminds of last year’s killing to go free. A Saudi court rejected the findings of a … Read more…

Modi says citizenship law not anti-Muslim as protests continue across India

Modi says citizenship law not anti-Muslim as protests continue across India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Following days of violent, sometimes deadly protests across India against a new citizenship law critics say discriminates against Muslims, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a rally on Sunday for his Hindu nationalist party in the capital. Demonstrators gather during a protest against a new citizenship bill in New Delhi, India December … Read more…

Trump campaign says impeachment backfiring. Not really, polls suggest

Trump campaign says impeachment backfiring. Not really, polls suggest

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s campaign has embraced Democratic-led efforts to impeach him as a major asset to his 2020 re-election campaign, betting that his supporters and disaffected political independents will be motivated to vote for him next November. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump rally against the congressional impeachment inquiry outside the … Read more…

Animal Trade Barriers To Be Removed — Trade Minister | General News

Animal Trade Barriers To Be Removed — Trade Minister | General News

The Minister of Trade and Industry (MoTI), Mr Alan Kyetematen, says the country is focusing attention on eliminating barriers to trade and strengthening regulatory, scientific and technological capacities to boost intra-African trade in animal commodities. He said in the wake of the coming into force of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), it was … Read more…

Trump’s ‘America First’ Trade Vision Comes Into Focus on Three Fronts

Trump’s ‘America First’ Trade Vision Comes Into Focus on Three Fronts

President Trump claimed a multi-front victory last week in his bid to reshape U.S. trade policy under his “America First” philosophy, extracting fresh commercial concessions from Mexico and China—while stripping the World Trade Organization of its powers to restrain the tactics he used to secure them. Combined, the efforts show an approach toward U.S. trading partners … Read more…

Democrats From Split Districts Face Hard Impeachment Choice

Democrats From Split Districts Face Hard Impeachment Choice

HIGHLAND, N.Y.—Rep. Antonio Delgado walked into the middle school in this hamlet along the Hudson River and was greeted with a call to “vote no on impeachment” from a man walking out, followed by a call for “yes on impeachment” from a woman walking in. The divide among constituents, evident even before the first-term congressman … Read more…