What’s driving the protests in Iran?

Iran’s anti-government protests are a result of deep-rooted structural issues that have existed for decades, analysts say. Years of social and economic inequality have reportedly pushed tens of thousands across the country to rally over the rising cost of living and against the policies of the system that has ruled Iran for more than three […]

Norway suspends arms exports to UAE over war in Yemen

The conflict has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced three million, according to the UN [Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters] Norway has suspended exports of weapons and ammunition to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over concerns they could be used in the war in Yemen, the country’s foreign ministry has told Al Jazeera. The Scandinavian country said […]

Emma Ihrer: Why Google honours her today

Emma Ihrer would have been 166 this Wednesday [Dictionnaires et Encyclopédies sur ‘Academic’] Described as a “prolific writer” and hailed as the principal founder of Germany’s proletarian women’s movement, Emma Ihrer was born 166 years ago this Wednesday. In her honour, Google is changing its logo in Germany to a doodle, or illustration, of her […]

‘You’re Not King’: Top Ethics Lawyer Responds To Trump’s Claim That ‘He Can Do Whatever He Wants’ With The Justice Dept.

President Donald Trump said he “can do whatever he wants with the Department of Justice” in an interview on Thursday with the New York Times. But ethics lawyer Richard Painter, who served as a counsel in the George W. Bush administration, disagrees and rebuked Trump’s claim with a powerful sentence: “He is not a king.” […]

Poll: Obama Gets More Credit Than Trump For Economy

According to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, more Americans give credit to former President Barack Obama for the current state of the U.S. economy than to President Donald Trump. Trump loves to brag about jobs and the economy, but when he inherited the presidency the country was already in a good economic state. Fifty percent […]

U.S. Congressman Calls Trump ‘The Most Despicable Human Being’ To Ever Reside In The White House

During a Sunday afternoon interview on MSNBC, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) smacked down President Donald Trump, calling him “the most despicable human being to ever reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.” Cohen Also warned that Trump could possibly launch a war to boost his dismal approval ratings. “A narcissistic sociopath doesn’t change,” Cohen said. “It endangers […]