Daily Archives: November 10, 2016

British Royal Trip Comes as Bahrain Unrest far From Over

British Royal Trip Comes as Bahrain Unrest far From Over

DIRAZ, BAHRAIN —  In the small town of Diraz, just a few miles from where Prince Charles met with Bahrain’s royals, there is graffiti demanding the death of the…

South African Parliament Defeats Motion to Remove President

South African Parliament Defeats Motion to Remove President

South Africa’s parliament on Thursday defeated an opposition motion to remove President Jacob Zuma because of a series of scandals, including possible government corruption linked to the president…

Russia Says Its Officials Were in Contact With Trump Campaign

Russia Says Its Officials Were in Contact With Trump Campaign

Russian government officials were in contact with members of Donald Trump’s campaign prior to Tuesday’s election, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Thursday. “Obviously, we…

Trump Bucks Protocol on Press Access

Trump Bucks Protocol on Press Access

WASHINGTON —  President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday refused to let a group of journalists travel with him to cover his historic first meeting with President Barack Obama, breaking a long…

Russia to Block LinkedIn After Court Ruling on User Data

Russia to Block LinkedIn After Court Ruling on User Data

Business-focused social network LinkedIn faces being blocked in Russia after a court ruled it broke a law on data storage.   The Moscow city court rejected LinkedIn’s appeal…

Effect of Voting Laws Seen, But Not Enough to Sway Outcome

Effect of Voting Laws Seen, But Not Enough to Sway Outcome

WASHINGTON —  Fourteen states had new voting or registration restrictions in place for the 2016 presidential election, raising concerns that minority voters in particular would have a harder time accessing the…

One Year on, Calls for Ethiopia to Discuss Issues With Protesters

One Year on, Calls for Ethiopia to Discuss Issues With Protesters

BRUSSELS —  It is now one year since persistent, sometimes violent anti-government protests started in Ethiopia’s Oromia region. How much closer are the Oromos, Ethiopia’s largest…

Turkey’s Receding EU Hopes Seen as Setback to Cyprus Reunification

Turkey’s Receding EU Hopes Seen as Setback to Cyprus Reunification

Turkey’s prospects of joining the European Union seem remote after the bloc this week criticized Ankara’s crackdown following the attempted coup in July. Turkey’s actions are…

Trump Win Fuels Fears, Celebrations in Australia

Trump Win Fuels Fears, Celebrations in Australia

SYDNEY —  Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has spoken with U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, who said the long-standing alliance between the two nations was of great importance…

UN: Eastern Aleppo Faces Mass Starvation This Winter

UN: Eastern Aleppo Faces Mass Starvation This Winter

GENEVA —  The United Nations warns that besieged eastern Aleppo in northern Syria faces mass starvation this winter if U.N. aid agencies are blocked from distributing desperately needed food supplies…