Over 800 people waited outside CEMEX Auditorium for the 2016 Anne and Loren Kieve Distinguished Speaker Lecture on Wednesday evening. As the doors opened, 600 people flowed into the building; 200 were directed into overflow classrooms, where the event was … Read the rest
Several Danish nightclubs have imposed strict admission rules requiring guests to prove their ability to speak Danish, German or English, following multiple complaints of harassment from female visitors.
Women in the Danish cities of Thisted, Sonderborg and Haderslev reported they … Read the rest
Facebook Inc began a Europe-wide campaign on Monday to thwart extremist posts on social media, after German politicians in particular raised concerns about a rise in xenophobic comments linked to an influx of refugees.
The U.S.-based group launched its “Initiative … Read the rest
In the past year, the US dropped more than 20,000 bombs on Muslim-majority countries Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, according to a recent study by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
Despite that staggering number, Washington’s strategy has … Read the rest
An “informed” global elite now trusts institutions significantly more than the rest of the population does, opening a trust gap that helps explain the rise of populist politicians around the world.
Faith in business, government, media and non-governmental organisations has … Read the rest
Stock markets across the Middle East collapsed today as the lifting of sanctions on Iran prompted fears of a huge oil price war.
Ten of billions have been wiped off investments today after markets slumped to historic lows in anticipation … Read the rest
New York City police were investigating on Sunday an assault on a man who was pummeled by suspects shouting “ISIS, ISIS,” leaving him with bruises on his head and face, authorities said.
The 43-year-old man was attacked while walking with … Read the rest
A former Dutch soldier has been arrested on suspicion of killing Islamic State militants while fighting alongside Kurds in Syria.
The 47-year-old was later released but had to surrender his passport to stop him returning to Syria.
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South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress has called for a war on the country’s white minority which it considers “racist”. In a media release this morning it
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“calls on all South Africans to declare war on racism and
Divorcing couples usually squabble over custody of the children. Jacob Zuma seems to be wondering how to share custody of the country with his ex-wife. Mr Zuma must retire as South Africa’s president in 2019. He appears to favour Nkosazana … Read the rest
Several of 18 countries whose citizens were killed in a terrorist attack on a hotel in Burkina Faso, including the US, Canada, and Ukraine, have released lists of victims. Details reveal “white people” were targeted, including a 9-year-old girl.
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Donald Trump’s mortal enemies in mainstream politics and media have shifted strategy. In the ramp-up to the Iowa, February 1, Caucuses, the culprits have been pushing presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio onto a defiant Republican base. The Cartel … Read the rest
The recent uproar in South Africa over the claims by ANC president Jacob Zuma that the 1913 Land Act dispossessed blacks is a blatant lie, and forms part of four core lies about South African history, a New Observer correspondent … Read the rest
Farmers have their highest-ever debt of more than R125bn with South African banks at a time when a drought, caused by the lowest rainfall on record, is withering maize fields and discouraging the planting of crops.
FirstRand has the largest … Read the rest