UK lawmaker Leadsom

British lawmaker Andrea Leadsom emerged on Saturday as the top pro-Brexit candidate to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron, earning the support of a former Conservative Party leader and several members of parliament. Leadsom, a junior minister not well known to most voters, has attracted slightly more support from Conservative lawmakers than Michael Gove, the justice secretary and leading “Leave” campaigner, … Continua a leggere

Thousands of structures

Thousands of structures were threatened and hundreds of people fled their homes ahead of a wildfire ravaging in a section of the Eldorado National Forest north of Sacramento, federal officials said on Friday. Firefighters have been able to carve containment lines around 12 percent of the so-called Trailhead Fire, which started on Tuesday afternoon and has grown Leather Star Charm440 … Continua a leggere

How Bashar al-Assad’s

As Western diplomats struggle to find solid ground in negotiations over the conflict in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad has appeared in Western media to defend his right to stay in power to the international public. In an interview on Australian public television broadcast on Friday, the Syrian president said his government’s bloody struggle against a variety of rebel groups was … Continua a leggere

Ex-Pope Benedict Describes Power

In a forthcoming memoir, former Pope Benedict reportedly claims a “gay lobby” in the Vatican tried to wield influence over him. In the book, called “The Last Conversations” and set to be published in September, Benedict says four or five people made up a “gay lobby” who sought power over Vatican decisions. Italy’s Corriere della Sera daily, which has newspaper … Continua a leggere

US human trafficking

The United States on Thursday blacklisted eight more countries for failing to combat human trafficking, including fledgling democracy Myanmar, but was criticized for taking an easier line on Thailand. Announcing the release of the State Department’s annual human trafficking report, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted the rankings were based on objective criteria, and not political favor. But activists, while … Continua a leggere

Rome’s Colosseum gets makeover

The first phase of a multi-million-euro makeover of Rome’s Colosseum was completed Friday with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pledging cash would be made available to spruce up other crumbling historic sites. In a project largely funded by fashion and shoewear group Tod’s, the amphitheatre where gladiators once jousted with lions has been water-sprayed to remove centuries of encrusted dirt and … Continua a leggere

It’s Time for Europe to Walk Away

On June 20, the Turkish government’s crackdown on human rights took another turn for the worse when a court placed Sebnem Korur Fincanci, Erol Onderoglu, and Ahmet Nesin in pre-trial detention on charges of “terror propaganda.” The three were among 44 journalists and activists who have acted as temporary editors for the persecuted pro-Kurdish newspaper, Ozgur Gundem, since its editors-in-chief … Continua a leggere

The Collapse of the Liberal World

Once upon a time — that is, back in the 1990s — a lot of smart and serious people believed liberal political orders were the wave of the future and would inevitably encompass most of the globe. The United States and its democratic allies had defeated fascism and then communism, supposedly leaving humankind at “the end of history.” The European … Continua a leggere

Pride Parades in the U.S.

Despite heightened security concerns following the attack, where a lone gunman pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group murdered 49 revelers at the Floridian city’s popular LGBT venue Pulse, pride marches in major cities including New York, San Francisco and Chicago took place without incident, Reuters reported. Tributes to the Orlando shooting victims were ubiquitous, with marchers at … Continua a leggere

Niger Delta Avengers urge

The Niger Delta Avengers, a Nigerian militant group which has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on oil facilities in the country’s southern energy hub, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to visit the region. The militant group says it wants a greater share of Nigeria’s oil wealth to go to the impoverished Delta region. Crude sales make up about … Continua a leggere