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Bridging The Gap
Donít blame the hackers, blame the perpetrators: Your Say Donít blame the hackers, blame the perpetrators: Your Say
The hacked emails present a grim picture of the person who claims to be our savior. Letter to the editor: Let me start by saying both candidates are horrid and flawed. I cannot believe, as Americans, this is the best we can do to represent both parties in an election. Be that as it may, I agree with your comment saying that ďif you fear something will become public, donít do itĒ in the edito...
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Donald Trump's cowardly debate performance: Kirsten Powers Donald Trump's cowardly debate performance: Kirsten Powers
Just a few weeks ago, Trumpís son Eric was praising his father for pulling his punches regarding Bill Clintonís personal life. "I think that took a lot of courageĒ to not confront Hillary Clinton about allegations against her husband, Eric Trump said. ďIn so many regards [he took] the high ground and kept the high road.Ē Not so tonight. At the second presidential debate ó a town hall forum mode...
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Brexit: British expats sue EU's Juncker over talks Brexit: British expats sue EU's Juncker over talks
British expats living in the EU are suing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker over his order to prevent informal Brexit discussions. Mr Juncker insists there can be no negotiations until the UK triggers Article 50 - the withdrawal process. The expat group wants immediate talks about the implications of Brexit for Britons living in other EU countries. UK Prime Minister Theresa May ...
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Syria conflict: US calls for Russia and Syria war crimes probe Syria conflict: US calls for Russia and Syria war crimes probe
Russia and the Syrian government should be investigated for war crimes, US Secretary of State John Kerry said. "Russia, and the regime, owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and medical facilities and children," he said. "These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes." Moscow has repeatedly denied attacking civilians, and said it t...
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu 'wants right to assisted death' Archbishop Desmond Tutu 'wants right to assisted death'
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu has revealed that he wants to have the option of an assisted death. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and anti-apartheid campaigner said that he did "not wish to be kept alive at all costs", writing in the Washington Post newspaper on his 85th birthday. Mr Tutu came out in favour of assisted dying in 2014, without specifying if he personally wanted to have the...
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Uphold veto on 9/11 lawsuits: Our view Uphold veto on 9/11 lawsuits: Our view
The urge to find justice for the families of 9/11 victims is so strong that itís hard to stand in the way of anything that seems to help them. That emotional appeal persuaded Congress, which is normally bitterly divided, to pass a measure that its bipartisan supporters said would ease the way for those families to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged complicity in the attacks. But emotion is no ...
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Ugandan police block gay pride parade Ugandan police block gay pride parade
Ugandan police have blocked gay pride celebrations from happening in two resorts outside the capital, Kampala. Gay rights activist Frank Mugisha said more than 100 LGBTI people tried to participate in the celebrations in Entebbe near Lake Victoria. But many were escorted by police back to Kampala in minibuses. The minister for ethics and integrity had threatened to mobilise mobs to attack parti...
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Shanghai restaurant closes day after getting Michelin star Shanghai restaurant closes day after getting Michelin star
A Shanghai restaurant has closed down a day after being awarded a Michelin star, reportedly because it lacked the necessary licences to operate. The Taian Table, which opened in April and served Western dishes, was described by Michelin as "graceful" and praised for its "clever recipes". But neighbours living above had complained of kitchen smoke and noise. The restaurant - one of 26 in the cit...
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Opposition rejects Gabon court's ruling on Ali Bongo election wi Opposition rejects Gabon court's ruling on Ali Bongo election wi
Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping has said a constitution court ruling which upheld President Ali Bongo's election victory was "unjust". Mr Ping called for his supporters to "remain vigilant and mobilised". There have been concerns about violent protests following the court ruling. To ease tension Mr Bongo offered to include opposition members in his cabinet. He came to power in 2009 when hi...
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Clinton is right about 'deplorables': Christian Schneider Clinton is right about 'deplorables': Christian Schneider
When Hillary Clinton declared half of Donald Trump's supporters to be a "basket of deplorables," it did more than provide my fantasy football team with a sensational name. It also exposed Trump supporters ó many of whom Clinton described accurately ó as having glass chins, dropping to the canvas as soon as Clinton grazed them with a right-cross. Within 48 hours, Trump released a television ad d...
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