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Myanmar Military Uses Threat of Prison to Stifle Criticism Ahead of Elections

The military, known for its brutal ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people, is using defamation laws to solidify its authority ahead of parliamentary elections next year....

Myanmar Military Uses Threat of Prison to Stifle Criticism Ahead of Elections

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'Systemic failure' of U.N. ahead of Myanmar military crackdown: review There was a "systemic failure" of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a unified strategy and lacked Security Council support, according to an internal report....
07:51, 2019-06-18

Amnesty Int'l charges Myanmar military with new abuses Myanmar's military, accused of massive human rights violations against the Muslim Rohingya minority less than two years ago, is committing war crimes and other atrocities as it engages in new military operations in the western state of Rakhine, the human rights group Amnesty International said Wedne...
08:17, 2019-05-29

As Myanmar military takes critics to court, some want Suu Kyi to act As Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi arrived at a Yangon court recently to face charges of defaming Myanmar's military in Facebook posts, the ailing filmmaker was greeted by a crowd of activists dressed in blue, the color of prison uniforms....
12:51, 2019-06-18

Myanmar Filmmaker Charged Over Facebook Posts About Military A Myanmar judge on Thursday charged filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi for Facebook posts he made about the powerful military, meaning he will stand trial despite concern over his health and an outcry from......
13:34, 2019-07-18

Myanmar Military's Businesses Fund Campaign Against Rohingya, U.N. Says The Myanmar military’s sprawling corporate empire contributed to the expulsion campaign against the country’s ethnic-minority Rohingya and should be sanctioned, the United Nations said in a report....
17:34, 2019-08-05

U.S. sanctions on Myanmar military leaders inadequate: U.N. investigator Sanctions imposed this week by the United States on Myanmar's military leaders over human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims do not go far enough, U.N. special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Thursday....
00:51, 2019-07-19

US Imposes Sanctions On Myanmar Military Leaders Over Rohingya Abuses The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya......
11:17, 2019-07-17

US imposes sanctions on Myanmar's military leaders over Rohingya abuses Steps are the strongest the country has taken in response to massacres of minority Rohingya in 2017Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders over extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, ...
06:34, 2019-07-17

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over Rohingya abuses The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States....
13:34, 2019-07-17

U.S. sanctions top Myanmar military leaders over 'gross human rights violations' The State Department announced that it sanctioned four senior Myanmar military officials for "gross human rights violations" committed against the Rohingya people....
10:17, 2019-07-17

North Korea, China and Russia arm Myanmar’s military despite genocide accusations, U.N. says The most extensive study on the military’s financing to date also found that dozens of Myanmar companies donated more than $10 million to the military....
14:17, 2019-08-05

Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military, independent UN experts claim in new report   Money earned by the Myanmar military from international and domestic business deals, “substantially enhances its ability to carry out gross violations of human rights with impunity” according to a report released on Monday by an independent United Nations group looking into military-business ties in...
21:51, 2019-08-05

Myanmar: Conflict resolution at ‘total standstill’, military commanders must answer for crimes against humanity Myanmar’s military commanders must answer charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in a credible court, a United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFM) said on Tuesday, urging the international community to cut off all financial and other support t...
14:38, 2019-05-21

Myanmar Government side-lining democratic reform, resorting to military era repression: UN expert The human rights situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate, as the civilian government fails to bring about democratic reforms and instead resorts to the kind of repression carried out under previous military regimes, said the UN human rights expert Yanghee Lee, speaking at the end of an 11-day ...
17:17, 2019-05-21

Sudan military leader calls for elections within 9 months Sudan's military ruler Abdel Fattah al-Burhan called on Tuesday for general elections to be held within nine months while terminating previous agreements the military had made with the opposition....
09:34, 2019-06-04

| Sudan military ruler promises elections within nine months Sudan's army ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has said the country's military rulers had decided to cancel what they had previously agreed with protesters about the country's transition and hold elections within nine months....
00:34, 2019-06-05

Sudanese opposition rejects military's schedule for elections Sudan's opposition rejected on Tuesday a plan by military authorities to hold elections within nine months, a prominent opposition figure said, after the country's worst day of violence since ex-president Omar al-Bashir was ousted in April....
11:34, 2019-06-04

Far-Right Propaganda Floods Facebook Ahead of EU Elections Fake accounts spread white-nationalist messages and amassed larger followings than actual far-right parties before being taken down, according to a new report....
07:51, 2019-05-22

EU: Russia spread disinformation ahead of EU elections The European Commission presented a report detailling "continued and sustained" disinformation coming from Russia. The campaign promoted fake news stories to possibly euroskeptic demographics....
19:00, 2019-06-14

Dismissing criticism, Trump presides over July 4th holiday with military show U.S. President Donald Trump will preside over July Fourth Independence Day celebrations on Thursday with a speech about patriotism and a show of military might that critics say is politicizing an important holiday and wasting taxpayer money....
19:34, 2019-07-04

Sudan's military scraps agreement with the opposition, calls for elections within nine months Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) will cancel all previous agreements with the main opposition coalition, the council head said in a televised statement, following deadly violence in the capital Khartoum after security forces moved to disperse a sit-in protest outside the Defense Ministry....
03:34, 2019-06-04

Thousands take part in pro-Europe demonstrations ahead of elections With just a week to go before EU elections, tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Germany in support of Europe. Concerned by the rise of the far-right, marchers hoped to motivate others to vote....
15:34, 2019-05-21

Change UK spends most on Facebook adverts ahead of EU elections Change UK's failure in the European elections was not only embarrassing, but also expensive, as the party spent over £200,000 on Facebook advertising in the lead-up to the vote, Sky News can reveal....
19:00, 2019-05-28

Ahead of Greek Elections, Political Parties Proliferate Greek voters won’t want for choice in Sunday’s elections. More than 100 political parties have been founded in Greece since the fiscal crisis in 2009, including one led by a TV host who sells baldness cures and hemorrhoid creams....
18:01, 2019-07-05

Man, released from prison after being deemed too old to be a threat, convicted in another killing The 77-year-old man served decades in prison for stabbing his wife and is now being convicted of an almost identical crime.        ...
08:00, 2019-07-21

Sudan's military scraps deal with protest groups, calls for elections within 9 months Sudan's ruling military council said on Tuesday it was canceling all agreements with the main opposition coalition and called for elections within nine months, following the worst violence since President Omar al-Bashir was ousted in April....
08:51, 2019-06-04

Hungary’s Far-Right Government Has Been Getting a Boost from President Trump Ahead of E.U. Elections For months, the European Union’s leaders have waged a fierce battle against Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. They have accused him of targeting minorities and opposition media, and threatened to withdraw Hungary’s voting rights in the E.U. Parliament, and to eject perm...
15:00, 2019-05-22

Polish towns denounce LGBT people ahead of European elections SWIDNIK, Poland – Teresa Drzewiecka grew up during World War II when German and Soviet troops battled for control of her town of Swidnik in eastern Poland. Now 83, she sees another threat to her country’s survival: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. “Let children have a fath...
18:00, 2019-05-21

Justin Trudeau 'running out of time' to make up ground ahead of Canadian elections As one major national pollster recently put it, with just 18 weeks until Canadians cast their ballots in a hotly-contested parliamentary vote, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party is “running out of time” to recover their deficit in the polls to the opposition Conservative Party. ...
20:00, 2019-06-18

Joe Biden fires back at Booker, Harris with sharp criticism ahead of Democratic debate Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday previewed sharp new lines of attack on two of his Democratic 2020 rivals, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and California Sen. Kamala Harris, one week ahead of an anticipated debate-stage showdown....
05:17, 2019-07-25

Ahead of 2020 elections, situation in Burundi shows encouraging signs but remains fragile A UN Security Council meeting on the security and political situation in Burundi was held on Friday, as the country continues to grapple with a four-year-long crisis and is gearing up for new elections in 2020....
01:34, 2019-06-15

China's military warns against growing threat from Taiwan 'separatists' China has warned against what it describes as a growing threat from "separatists" in Taiwan, and said it would not rule out using force against the self-governed island Beijing regards as part of its territory....
09:17, 2019-07-24

Iran top military chief issues threat: ‘Our hands are on the trigger’ Iran’s highest-ranking military official offered a stark warning after reports emerged that the U.S. is considering deploying 10,000 troops to the Middle East....
23:34, 2019-05-23

Engineer nabbed smuggling US military-grade chips to China faces 219 years in prison An electrical engineer is facing up to 219 years in federal prison after being found guilty of exporting military-grade semiconductor chips to China. Yi-Chi Shih — the 64-year-old engineer in question, and also a part-time Los Angeles resident — was found guilty of conspiring to export sensitive sem...
10:00, 2019-07-04

Trump defies own party to push ahead with Mexican tariff threat Defying increasing criticism from within his own party, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would likely go ahead with new tariffs on imports from Mexico to pressure it to clamp down on rising numbers of migrants entering the United States....
01:17, 2019-06-05

Nord Stream 2 builders forge ahead despite renewed US sanctions threat Despite a new US sanctions threat, companies involved in the Baltic Sea gas pipeline are ploughing ahead with plans to finish the project by the end of the year. But are Trump's latest remarks more serious?...
12:34, 2019-06-14

Trump is a 'global threat,' says Mayor of London, ahead of US President's visit Long-time Trump critic and London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called the US President "one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat," in an explosive newspaper article published just hours before Trump's first state visit to the UK....
06:34, 2019-06-03

China delivers its most explicit threat to use military force in Hong Kong if protests get bigger and more violent REUTERS/Damir Sagolj Senior Chinese officials on Wednesday offered stern warnings to Hong Kong about China's ability to step in to handle protests that have rocked the city for over nine weeks. Zhang Xiaoming, the director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of China's State Council, said th...
17:17, 2019-08-08

'Diplomacy at its finest': Pompeo defends Mexico deal amid criticism of Trump's tariff threat Secretary of State Mike Pompeo disputed reports that Mexico had already agreed to most of the provisions months ago, before last week's frenzied talks.        ...
00:00, 2019-06-11

The new Right: Who needs innovation when you can stifle it? The populism that is coursing through the veins of Republicans in Congress right now is frightening. It is like the Hulk breaking out of Dr. Banner: It is unstoppable and yet also destructive. In just a short couple of months, they have shunned free-market ideals that many free-market conservatives ...
21:51, 2019-05-24

Manafort transferred to NY federal prison ahead of state trial, after Rikers Island move nixed Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was transferred to a federal prison in New York City late Monday ahead of his pending state court trial -- but only after the Justice Department rejected a local district attorney’s widely criticized bid to move him to the notorious Rikers Island prison c...
15:34, 2019-06-18

US to probe whether tech giants stifle competition The US department of justice has launched a review of whether "market-leading online platforms" are behaving in a way which reduces competition, stifles innovation or harms consumers....
09:51, 2019-07-24

Brewers vs. Reds: Luis Castillo will stifle Milwaukee The balance of power in the NL Central has seen a shift. The Cincinnati Reds are red hot while the Milwaukee Brewers are in the middle of a less-than-delightful brew. The Reds went into Friday with a five-game win streak while Milwaukee had lost six of its past seven. And the Brewers are not trottin...
22:51, 2019-06-22

Does Listening to Music Stimulate Creative Thinking, or Stifle It? Listening to music while you work “significantly impairs” creativity. That was the conclusion of a study published earlier this year in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology that examined the effect of different types of background music on creative problem solving. For the study, UK ...
18:34, 2019-07-16

Furniture flame retardants may not stifle deadliest home fires (Reuters Health) - Targeting the flammability of smoking materials like cigarettes, pipes and cigars, rather than fireproofing all furniture with hazardous chemicals, may be a more effective way of reducing the most deadly residential fires, a U.S. study concludes....
01:34, 2019-08-17

North Korea Fires More Ballistic Missiles Ahead of U.S.-South Korea Military Drill The launch, its fourth test in 13 days, came days before the United States and South Korea are scheduled to hold a joint military exercise, which the North considers a rehearsal for invasion....
18:34, 2019-08-06

Trudeau warns social media regulation could be used to repress citizens, stifle free speech As momentum builds around the globe for regulating tech titans like Facebook and Google, Trudeau made it clear Wednesday that he sees government intervention as a last resort....
04:34, 2019-05-30

Prison guards injured in prison riot in Ukraine MOSCOW (AP) — Police say four prison guards have been injured in clashes with inmates who have barricaded themselves in a prison in Ukraine’s port city of Odessa. Serhiy Shaykhet, chief of the investigative unit at the Odessa police, said in televised remarks Monday that police are negotiating...
12:51, 2019-05-27

After Trump calls off military strike against Iran, the US struck Iranian military computers U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iran after President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike....
21:51, 2019-06-23

Sudan military council says it foiled attempted military coup A top Sudanese general has said the country's ruling military council has foiled a coup attempt. General Jamal Omar in a statement broadcast on state television said 12 officers and four soldiers had been arrested....
15:34, 2019-07-12

Sudan military council says it foils attempted military coup Sudan’s ruling military council says it has foiled an attempted military coup just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed on a joint sovereign council to rule the country during a transition period until elections are organized...
05:17, 2019-07-12

RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Investors look for consumer pressure ahead of next China tariffs As President Donald Trump prepares to slap new tariffs on Chinese imports, investors are bracing for signs of pressure on U.S. consumers as top retailers begin reporting quarterly results next week and key consumer sentiment and retail sales data is released....
20:34, 2019-08-11

Wall St Week Ahead-Investors look for consumer pressure ahead of next tariffs As President Donald Trump prepares to slap new tariffs on Chinese imports, investors are bracing for signs of pressure on U.S. consumers as top retailers begin reporting quarterly results next week and key consumer sentiment and retail sales data is released....
06:17, 2019-08-10

Joe Biden Is Ahead in the Iowa Polls. But His Rivals Are Ahead on Organizing To read the polling binders, former Vice President Joe Biden is a runaway favorite here in Iowa in the Democratic primary. But behind the scenes, he’s playing a furious game of catch-up. As the Democratic frontrunner kicked off events Tuesday in Ottumwa for his second two-day swing through Iow...
22:51, 2019-06-11

Toyota To Build New Plant In Myanmar Toyota Motor Corporation will be building its first vehicle production company in Myanmar where it will locally produce the Hilux from February 2021. The announcement comes after other carmakers like......
10:17, 2019-06-02

How Myanmar became an example to the world in the battle against malaria Once a malaria blackspot, Myanmar has used aid money to tackle the disease locally – an approach, say experts, from which other countries can learnWith a plastic case full of cheap medical supplies and only a few days’ training, Say Mu Phaw is on the verge of eliminating malaria from her village in ...
09:34, 2019-07-18

Landslide Kills at Least 51 in Myanmar, With More Heavy Rain on the Way “This year’s flood is the worst in my life,” said a lawmaker from an affected township, which was drowned by 30 inches of water in two days amid monsoon downpours....
14:17, 2019-08-11

UN says 2nd attempt to return Rohingya to Myanmar planned The U.N. refugee agency says Myanmar and Bangladesh are making a second attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims after 700,000 fled a security crackdown in Myanmar almost two years ago...
12:34, 2019-08-16

Myanmar's democracy is letting down a young generation Young people in Myanmar were enamored by the promise of democracy when Suu Kyi took power. Now they wonder if there is any hope for the future, as dissenters are thrown in jail and the military calls the shots....
17:17, 2019-05-30

'Everything is gone': Dozens dead, missing after Myanmar landslide Rescue workers pulled bodies from the rubble of homes in a village in Myanmar on Saturday where a landslide a day earlier killed at least 32 people, with dozens still missing....
22:00, 2019-08-10

Expert: UN failed before Rohingya crackdown in Myanmar UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An independent review of United Nations operations in the years before hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar’s military has concluded that the organization’s many bodies failed to act together resulting in “systemic and ...
05:34, 2019-06-18

OIC condemns inhumane situation of Myanmar's Rohingya The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit condemned the inhumane situation of Rohingya Muslims, urging a halt to violence, it said in a statement on Saturday....
14:51, 2019-06-01

U.N. investigator reports possible fresh war crimes in Myanmar Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator said on Tuesday....
01:00, 2019-07-03

Myanmar and Bangladesh Say They Will Try Again to Repatriate Rohingya Refugees (BANGKOK) — Myanmar and Bangladesh are making a second attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims after more than 700,000 of them fled a security crackdown in Myanmar almost two years ago, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday. Caroline Gluck, a spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for...
16:00, 2019-08-16

Opinion: Myanmar's Suu Kyi cozying up to Orban is absurd Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban, have issued a joint anti-Muslim statement. The Burmese leader has finally lost the moral standing she once enjoyed, says Verena Hölzl....
00:00, 2019-06-08

Ice, Ice Maybe? Myanmar Cop Held For Crystal Meth Switch Drug experts believe Myanmar may now be the world's biggest meth producer, with jungle labs in ungovernable areas of Shan state churning out untold tonnes of ice and hundreds of millions of meth pills......
20:00, 2019-06-04

At Least 22 Killed Due To Myanmar landslide, Many Feared Missing At least 22 people were killed when a landslide triggered by monsoon rains struck a village in eastern Myanmar, as emergency workers continued the search Saturday for scores more feared missing....
16:17, 2019-08-10

Protesters in Myanmar demand justice after 2-year-old raped Hundreds of people have marched to Myanmar’s Central Investigation Department in Yangon to demand justice for a 2-year-old girl who was allegedly raped in the capital...
13:17, 2019-07-06

Myanmar: UN threatens to withdraw aid over 'policy of apartheid' against Rohingya Exclusive: Body says it will withhold support ‘beyond life-saving assistance’ in internally displaced persons camps The United Nations in Myanmar has warned it will withdraw support in Rakhine state to avoid complicity in a government “policy of apartheid” for Rohingya Muslims.A letter seen by the G...
05:34, 2019-06-17

Gay librarian's suicide in Myanmar outrages LGBT+ community A gay librarian who was bullied by his colleagues in Yangon posted a final message on Facebook before taking his own life. In his final words, Kyaw Zin Win pleaded not to be reborn in a land of oppressors....
22:51, 2019-06-27

| Thousands protest in Myanmar over toddler rape case Thousands of protesters marched in Yangon on Saturday as outrage over the rape of a two-year-old spilled onto the streets following a viral online campaign in a case that has left Myanmar society reeling....
10:00, 2019-07-07

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it built in Myanmar's Rakhine state as part of a broader effort to help tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to return, an Indian official said on Thursday....
21:51, 2019-07-11

Facebook begins limiting Messenger forwarding in Myanmar Facebook says that in Myanmar, it's begun to impose limits on Messenger message forwarding in an attempt to curb content that violates its policies.Read More...
05:00, 2019-06-21

Toyota to set up Myanmar plant to assemble Hilux trucks Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would launch a plant in Myanmar to manufacture Hilux pick-up trucks from 2021 as the Japanese automaker plans to locally assemble vehicles for the emerging nation where demand for cars has been soaring....
13:51, 2019-05-30

Myanmar court charges eight over alleged ties to insurgents A Myanmar court on Friday charged eight people with financing terrorism, including six deported from Singapore last month over allegations they had sent money to ethnic rebels in the conflict-torn Rakhine region....
15:17, 2019-08-09

U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Generals for Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya The State Department announced Tuesday that it has brought sanctions against four Myanmar military generals, including the commander-in-chief, for their roles in ethnic cleansing of the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. The sanctions were issued for their involvement in “gross violatio...
15:51, 2019-07-17

U.S. calls for end to mobile data blackout in two Myanmar states The United States on Saturday urged an immediate end to a mobile data blackout in parts of two Myanmar states, saying a service restoration would help provide transparency to what the government says are law enforcement actions to avert unrest....
19:34, 2019-06-29

Monsoon flooding forces thousands from their homes in Myanmar Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels in Myanmar have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting, authorities and a politician said on Monday....
10:51, 2019-07-15

Radical Buddhist Monk Is Charged With Sedition in Myanmar Ashin Wirathu has accused the country’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, of foiling the military’s efforts to defend the Buddhist-majority nation against what he calls a Muslim onslaught....
15:17, 2019-05-29

Myanmar police hunt 'Buddhist bin Laden' over Suu Kyi comments Ashin Wirathu has long been blamed for inciting hatred against Muslims, in particular the Rohingya minority Myanmar police have issued an arrest warrant for Ashin Wirathu, a firebrand monk known as the “Buddist Bin Laden”, over alleged incendiary remarks about Aung San Suu Kyi.Wirathu has long been ...
09:51, 2019-05-29

'We're not afraid to lead': Myanmar’s displaced find a new voice Fearful for their safety, many of the 241,000 people forced from their homes by conflict in Myanmar are reluctant to go back. Now campaigners are mobilising to resist organised returnsBawk Nu Awng hasn’t been home since 2011. All three of the villages where she spent her childhood have been destroye...
11:17, 2019-08-01

Thailand to ban pig imports from Myanmar over African swine fever Thailand will ban the import of pigs from Myanmar for 90 days, the country's livestock department told Reuters on Thursday, after the neighboring country confirmed its first case of the African swine fever this week....
01:34, 2019-08-17

UN report condemns its conduct in Myanmar as systemic failure Exclusive: ‘Serious errors’ found in agencies’ approach to Rohingya crisis in RakhineA damning report by the UN on its own conduct in Myanmar has condemned the organisation’s “obviously dysfunctional performance” over the past decade and concluded there was a systemic failure.The report, seen by the...
23:34, 2019-06-17

Top Myanmar Generals Are Barred From Entering U.S. Over Rohingya Killings Myanmar’s commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, was among those named by the State Department as responsible for atrocities against Rohingya Muslims....
09:17, 2019-07-17

Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar Hundreds of people demonstrated in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Wednesday in support of proposed constitutional amendments that would reduce the power of the military....
12:34, 2019-07-17

Death penalty possible in Myanmar cannabis farm case YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar has formally charged an American man and two local co-workers with violating drug laws concerning marijuana, with potential penalties ranging from five years’ imprisonment to death. The court in the central Mandalay region on Tuesday charged John Frede...
18:34, 2019-05-21

Death toll jumps in southern Myanmar landslide A landslide in a village in Myanmar has left at least 53 people dead, authorities said. Monsoon rains have hammered Myanmar and other countries in the region, flooding vast swathes of land and displacing residents....
03:00, 2019-08-12

Hardline Myanmar monk's supporters protest arrest warrant Hundreds of supporters of Myanmar nationalist monk Wirathu protested at the country's most sacred Buddhist pagoda on Thursday against a warrant issued for his arrest to face sedition charges....
13:17, 2019-05-30

US sanctions Myanmar army chief over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing' The sanctions represent the strongest step that the US has taken in response to massacres in Myanmar. Recent reports have pointed to the military's role in enabling violence against the minority Muslim group....
07:51, 2019-07-17

Myanmar Times founder jailed for 13 years on drugs charges A Myanmar court on Wednesday jailed an Australian publisher for 13 years on drugs charges, a year after police uncovered a stash of methamphetamines and opium at his home, his lawyer said....
14:51, 2019-08-07

American cannabis farmer could face death penalty in Myanmar A court in Myanmar has formally charged American man, John Frederic Todoroki, and two local co-workers with violating drug laws concerning marijuana -- with potential penalties ranging from five years’ imprisonment to death....
01:34, 2019-05-22

Blood amber: The exquisite trove of fossils fuelling war in Myanmar A huge number of finds in newly mined amber are rewriting what we know about the age of the dinosaurs. But getting hold of them may come at a terrible human price...
21:34, 2019-05-21

Myanmar issues arrest warrant for nationalist Buddhist monk YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar has issued an arrest warrant for a Buddhist monk known for incendiary comments about the country’s Muslim minority and for criticism of the government. The warrant issued in Yangon charges Wirathu with sedition for remarks he made on May 5 about the go...
15:00, 2019-05-29

Silk Road sweeteners: China woos Myanmar's NLD with junkets The National League for Democracy was forged in an uprising against one-party rule. Its activists spent years in jail under Myanmar's military junta. But since taking power three years ago, the party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has found an unlikely ally – the Chinese Communist Party....
01:17, 2019-08-07

Release of prize-winning Reuters journalists in Myanmar welcomed by UN The release of two prize-winning Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after reporting on the massacre of Rohingya Muslims has been welcomed by the UN human rights office, OHCHR, which warns however that press freedom there remains “dire”....
14:38, 2019-05-21

Myanmar and Bangladesh to start sending back thousands of Rohingya Fresh attempt at repatriations agreed but refugees fear they will return to persecution and violenceMyanmar and Bangladesh are to make a fresh attempt to begin repatriating the Rohingya Muslims who fled ethnic cleansing in Rahkine state in 2017, though the community say they have not been consulted....
13:00, 2019-08-16

In Myanmar's conflict-torn Rakhine, fresh allegations of 'war crimes' When 35-year-old Ah Hla showed up to a police station in western Myanmar in late April hoping to see her husband among the prisoners, she didn't know whether he was alive or dead....
14:51, 2019-07-12

Satellite images reveal scale of Myanmar's Rohingya crisis Myanmar appears unprepared for return of refugees who might be put in campsAnalysis of satellite imagery has cast further doubt on promises that arrangements are being made by Myanmar for the safe and humane return of Rohingya Muslims, and revealed that the destruction of their villages has continue...
16:17, 2019-07-24

Mother in Myanmar girl rape case says wrong man charged The mother of a toddler raped at her nursery school in Myanmar has told a court that she believes the man charged with the crime is not the perpetrator...
15:17, 2019-07-24

Myanmar Announces Plan to Repatriate 3,450 of the 700,000 Rohingya Who Fled to Bangladesh (BANGKOK) — Myanmar and Bangladesh will soon make a second attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims, 700,000 of whom fled a security crackdown in Myanmar almost two years ago, officials from the two countries and the United Nations said Friday. Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay, spea...
03:34, 2019-08-17

Exclusive: Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya killings freed after less than a year Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown in the western state of Rakhine, two prison officials, two former fellow inmates and one of the soldiers told Reuters....
05:01, 2019-05-27

Myanmar doctor loses medical license over ‘racy’ bikini photos A Myanmar doctor who wanted to become a model has had her medical license revoked for sharing “immoral” bikini photos. After several years of treating patients, Nang Mwe San began to share photos of her in a two-piece to social media and began participating in professional photo shoots. ...
21:51, 2019-06-19

Myanmar Doctor-Turned-Model Hits Back At Ban Over Lingerie Photos A Myanmar doctor and model who had her medical licence revoked for posting lingerie photos of herself blasted the government for "interfering" with personal freedoms, vowing Saturday to appeal against......
11:34, 2019-06-15

U.N. urges sanctions on Myanmar army businesses, says foreign partners could be complicit United Nations investigators urged world leaders on Monday to impose targeted financial sanctions on companies linked to the military in Myanmar, and said foreign firms doing business with them could be complicit in international crimes....
11:00, 2019-08-05

India, Myanmar Armies Hit Terror Camps Along Border In Joint Ops: Report The armies of India and Myanmar carried out a three-week-long coordinated operation from May 16 along the border, targeting several terrorist groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam, defence......
10:34, 2019-06-16

The U.N. Envoy for Myanmar Will ‘Ring the Alarm Bell’ If No Action is Taken on the Rohingya Crisis (UNITED NATIONS) — The U.N. envoy for Myanmar said Monday that progress on alleviating the crisis that led more than 720,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh has been slow and if there is no action it will be time to “ring the alarm bell.” Christine Schraner-Burge...
05:17, 2019-07-02

Parliamentary bid to democratize Myanmar constitution a ‘positive development’ says UN rights expert A newly formed parliamentary committee to amend Myanmar’s problematic constitution was welcomed as a positive move on Thursday by Yanghee Lee, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country....
14:51, 2019-05-21

Rescue worker killed in attack on ambulance in northern Myanmar - army One rescue worker was killed and several others were wounded when an ambulance came under fire in northern Myanmar amid clashes between troops and ethnic rebels in the region, an army spokesman and a witness said on Saturday....
18:34, 2019-08-17

Nationalist group condemns Myanmar sedition case against Buddhist monk Myanmar's most prominent group of nationalist Buddhist monks on Monday condemned sedition charges against one of its leading members, Wirathu, ahead of a hearing in the fugitive monk's case expected on Tuesday....
04:17, 2019-06-18

Myanmar shuts down internet in conflict areas as UN expert warns of potential abuses A top United Nations official has warned of "serious implications for human rights" in parts of Myanmar after the government shut down mobile data networks....
19:51, 2019-06-27

Satellite images show Myanmar has made ‘minimal’ preparations for Rohingya return More than 700,000 Rohingya were forced to flee northern Rakhine state in western Myanmar during a 2017 military-led crackdown the UN has said included mass killings and gang-rapes executed with “genocidal intent”....
20:34, 2019-07-24

Myanmar police hunt for anti-Muslim monk dubbed 'Buddhist bin Laden' A court in Myanmar issued an arrest warrant for the notorious firebrand Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, known as the “Buddist Bin Laden”, over alleged insulting remarks about the government of leader Aung San Suu Kyi....
00:17, 2019-05-30

Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears Marginalized communities in Myanmar still face “grievous human rights violations” at the hands of security forces, a UN-appointed independent expert said this week, while repeating her call for an international and independent probe into the 2017 exodus from Rakhine state. ...
20:00, 2019-07-03

Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status UNESCO inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site on Saturday, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was first nominated for listing....
22:17, 2019-07-06

Government internet ban leaves parts of Myanmar ‘in a blackout’, UN expert calls for immediate lifting With “no media access” in parts of the country and “serious restrictions” on humanitarian organizations, the United Nations expert on the situation of human rights in Myanmar urged the Government on Monday to “reverse its decision” and lift the mobile internet ban....
21:34, 2019-06-27

Satellite images show Myanmar's 'minimal preparations' for Rohingya return: think-tank Myanmar has made “minimal” preparations for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees sheltering in neighboring Bangladesh, according to an Australian think-tank, despite the country saying it is ready to start repatriation....
09:34, 2019-07-24

Singapore detains Myanmar nationals accused of links to Rakhine insurgent group Singapore authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested a group of Myanmar nationals accused of rallying support for armed violence against the Myanmar government....
21:34, 2019-07-10

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Colombia, Myanmar and Nigeria, global displacement, and more This Friday, we cover: the UN calling for an end to attacks against human rights defenders; a record number of displaced due to conflict and disasters; human rights issues in Myanmar; 900 children released from the ranks of a north-east Nigeria self-defense armed group; and referenda asking for the ...
14:38, 2019-05-21

North Korea, Syria and Myanmar among countries defending China's actions in Xinjiang Ambassadors representing 37 countries praised China for its "remarkable achievements in the field of human rights," just a day after a group of 22 other countries formally condemned Beijing for the mass detention of ethnic and religious minorities in the country's Xinjiang region....
08:51, 2019-07-15

Two years after exodus, Myanmar’s ‘desperate’ Rohingya youth need education, skills: UNICEF The daily struggle to survive for Myanmar’s Rohingya people in one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, has caused “overwhelming” despair and jeopardized the hopes of an entire generation, the head of UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, said on Friday....
15:34, 2019-08-16

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state: telco operator Myanmar authorities ordered telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in the region, where government troops are fighting ethnic rebels....
15:51, 2019-06-22

UN chief accepts independent report on Myanmar, highlighting ‘systemic’ failure surrounding Rohingya crisis An independent review into how the UN System operated in Myanmar in the years leading up to the mass exodus of the Rohingya following serious human rights abuses, has concluded there were “systemic and structural failures” that prevented a unified strategy from being implemented....
23:34, 2019-06-17

Royal capital to 'smart city': Myanmar's Mandalay gets high-tech makeover, sparks 'spy' fears Once a seat of kings, the city of Mandalay in northern Myanmar has seen turbulent chapters in its 162-year history – the fall of Burma's last royal dynasty and decades of colonial rule. Now, officials are attempting to transform the former royal capital into Myanmar's first "smart city"....
20:17, 2019-08-04

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Malaria Day, women in tech, updates on Mozambique, the Sahel, Myanmar, Israel and Syria This Thursday, we cover: where we stand on tackling malaria; bracing up for a new storm in Mozambique; the need to make more room for women in tech; boosting resilience in the Sahel; a resurgence of violence in Syria; and human rights in Myanmar and Israel....
14:38, 2019-05-21

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Guterres in Kenya, Prisoners sick in Iran, #GlobalGoals, Myanmar, Ukraine updates, and new space partnership This Wednesday’s UN top stories are: latest global terror warnings; political prisoners denied health access in Iran; high-level discussions on Sustainable Development Goals; continued abuse of Rohingya in Myanmar; Odessa killings in Ukraine; and partnering with NASA....
01:51, 2019-07-11

Monday’s Daily Brief: Independent experts on Myanmar, Guterres denounces US mass shootings, Libyan airport violence, UN Spokesperson on Kashmir Our main stories today: Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military; UN chief renounces shootings in the United States; ‘Repeated indiscriminate’ shelling of Libyan airport raises concern; UN voices ‘concern’ over Kashmir; and new UN agriculture chief reaffirms commitment with Italy o...
17:00, 2019-08-06

Joe Biden rejects criticism he is the ‘old guy’ Joe Biden on Saturday rejected the idea that he’s too old to run for office. “I know I get criticized — ‘Biden says he can bring the country together.’ Well guess what? I refuse to accept, ‘He’s the old guy.’ I refuse to accept the status quo,” the 76-...
09:34, 2019-06-30

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: prize-winning journalists freed in Myanmar, new tracking tool for suspected terrorists, and a global bid to stop snakebite deaths This Tuesday, we cover: the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar; how to detect and disrupt terrorist travel; escalation in Syria fighting; an update from the World Food Programme on Yemen; and how the UN is working to reduce snakebite deaths....
14:38, 2019-05-21

Monday’s Daily Brief: Independent UN experts on Myanmar, UN chief renounces attacks in US, Libyan airport violence, UN spokesperson on Kashmir, and FAO and Italy on development Our main stories today: Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military; UN chief renounces shootings in the United States; ‘Repeated indiscriminate’ shelling of Libyan airport raises concern; UN voices ‘concern’ over Kashmir; and new UN agriculture chief reaffirms commitment with Italy o...
10:00, 2019-08-06

Everything you need to know about the European elections More than 500 million citizens of the European Union will have the opportunity to take part in the world's single biggest multi-country election next week....
23:17, 2019-05-22

What You Need to Know About Israel’s New Elections Just seven weeks after one nationwide vote, Israel is preparing for a second election. It's the first time in the country’s history that a newly elected government failed to form a coalition....
19:34, 2019-05-30

Trump’s Celebration of L.G.B.T. Rights Is Met With Criticism He triggered condemnation from activists who said his celebratory words did little to undo the damage his administration has caused to L.G.B.T. people....
02:17, 2019-06-02

When criticism against questionable sponsors changes the art world Museums are distancing themselves from patrons with unethical business ties: The Sackler name is being erased from the world's top institutions, and now businessman Warren Kanders has resigned after months of protests....
19:51, 2019-07-31

After criticism, Greece toughens rape law Greece toughened its legislation on Thursday to define rape as any non-consensual sexual act, following criticism that an earlier proposed overhaul of the current definition was too lenient to offenders....
21:00, 2019-06-06

EU: Russians interfered in our elections, too Russia conducted a “continued and sustained” disinformation campaign against Europe’s recent parliamentary elections, the European Union reported Friday in the latest sign that Russia’s high-tech efforts to influence democratic votes have not slowed down....
23:17, 2019-06-14

Trump renews criticism of Mexico over immigration U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Mexico was "doing virtually nothing to stop illegal immigrants from coming to our southern border" and that he would soon give a response....
20:17, 2019-05-21

Joshua to continue training with McCracken despite criticism "Anthony Joshua insists he will continue to work with Rob McCracken as his trainer despite the criticism of his role in the 29-year-old’s shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr."...
00:51, 2019-06-06

Pakistani activist known for criticism killed in Islamabad Pakistani police say an activist known for his online criticism of the country's military and politicians has been killed by unknown assailants in a wooded area of the capital, Islamabad....
08:00, 2019-06-17

Underwear photos prompt Chernobyl criticism The writer and producer of the hit HBO series "Chernobyl," has called on visitors to the site of the nuclear disaster to show respect, after a series of inappropriate photos were posted online....
12:17, 2019-06-12

YouTubers petition for free speech after AKK criticism The head of Germany's CDU is facing a backlash after suggesting there should be "rules" for influential online bloggers during election campaigns. Thousands signed a petition calling for an end to attacks on free speech....
13:00, 2019-05-29

U.K. Tribute to ‘Windrush’ Generation Draws Criticism Events to honor the people invited from the Caribbean to help rebuild postwar Britain were overshadowed by criticism of their treatment under a migration crackdown....
15:00, 2019-06-22

Dolphins WR Stills stands by criticism of owner Kenny Stills stood his ground Thursday about his recent bewilderment at Dolphins owner Stephen Ross hosting a fundraiser for President Donald Trump at his home while also claiming to fight for equality and against racism through his RISE foundation....
18:17, 2019-08-09

Golf Course In Cathedral Draws Fans - And Criticism A mini-golf course in the nave of a mediaeval English cathedral to encourage families to visit this summer is proving a match made in heaven -- and controversy....
18:51, 2019-08-09

Renewing racist criticism, Trump says many agree with him WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are planning a vote on a resolution that condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments about four congresswomen of color. The proposed measure says Trump’s words “have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of col...
14:00, 2019-07-16

Saudi crown prince feted at G20 despite criticism elsewhere OSAKA, Japan (AP) — For many he’s an international pariah, but you wouldn’t know it by the lavish reception Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received at the G-20 summit this week. He beamed as he stood front and center, sandwiched between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanes...
15:51, 2019-06-28

Footballers say #ThisTimeImVoting in European elections European Union politicians have thanked a small selection of footballers for their efforts in a get out the vote campaign. Kevin Trapp and Eintracht Frankfurt played a large role in a rather muted campaign....
11:51, 2019-05-23

Trump to Putin: Please don't meddle in U.S. elections President Donald Trump on Friday sardonically asked his Russian counterpart to please not meddle in U.S. elections, appearing to make light of a scandal that led to an investigation of his campaign's contact with the Kremlin during 2016 elections....
11:00, 2019-06-28

Exit polls for the Indian elections are out — but they only tell you so much Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party are set to form the new government again, exit polls from India's month-long parliamentary elections show. But past polls have gotten results wrong before....
04:51, 2019-05-22

Who should I vote for in the 2019 European elections? Populist parties look set to make big gains in the European elections – but think twice about voting for them if you care about climate and the environment...
08:17, 2019-05-22

Italian PM responds to call for new elections Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has called on the leader of the far-right League Party Matteo Salvini to explain to the Italian people why he is seeking to bring down the coalition government by calling for new elections....
12:51, 2019-08-09

'A decisive moment' — Here's what experts are saying about the EU elections Europeans showed belief in the EU project, experts claimed Monday, despite long-dominant centrist parties losing ground to euroskeptic and nationalist opponents in the EU elections....
14:51, 2019-05-27

Greek conservatives win big in local elections Greeks have returned to the ballot box after the ruling Syriza party suffered a crushing defeat in elections to the European Parliament. Candidates for the New Democracy Party have won 12 of the country's 13 regions....
06:00, 2019-06-03

Wait, There’s More podcast: Meddling with elections Craig Silverman, a media editor from Buzzfeed News, talks to Tamara Khandaker on the 'Wait, There’s More' podcast about media manipulation and online disinformation....
22:51, 2019-06-13

Centrists in retreat but no far-right surge in EU elections The European Parliament elections delivered a blow to the two major party groups - the centre-right EPP and the centre-left S&D - that have controlled the chamber for four decades....
16:51, 2019-05-27

EU elections and DragCon: the weekend's best photos The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world including Trump in Japan, voters in Germany and a white panda Continue reading......
18:17, 2019-05-26

Ocasio-Cortez: Impeachment is not about elections Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday repeated her call to impeach President Donald Trump, saying the matter transcends party lines and progressives are frustrated with the lack of motion on the issue."This question should not be about polls. It should not be about elections. I think that impeac...
19:17, 2019-06-16

Netflix to cut back on smoking after 'Stranger Things' criticism Netflix has promised to curb depictions of smoking in new programs following a report that pointed a finger at its hit series "Stranger Things," whose first two seasons featured tobacco in every episode....
23:34, 2019-07-07

Serbia introduces life sentence amid EU criticism Serbian lawmakers have voted to introduce life imprisonment without parole for the gravest criminal acts, despite criticism from the Council of Europe's top human rights official....
15:17, 2019-05-21

DoorDash to Change Pay Model For Delivery Workers After Criticism DoorDash plans to change its compensation structure for delivery workers after facing criticism for applying customer tips toward workers’ guaranteed minimum payments....
19:51, 2019-07-24

U.N. deep sea mining body rejects Greenpeace criticism The International Seabed Authority (ISA) has rejected criticism from Greenpeace over its handling of ocean mining, fuelling a spat that threatens to overshadow talks this month by the U.N. body toward rules for deep sea mining....
14:00, 2019-07-05

Israel bans entry to two Muslim US congresswomen over their criticism The decision to bar Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is likely to deepen a rift within the Democratic Party over Israel. President Donald Trump advocated for not letting the lawmakers into Israel....
13:34, 2019-08-16

Madonna gets into Eurovision groove in Tel Aviv despite Palestinian criticism Pop star Madonna took time out ahead of her scheduled guest performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, attending an evening event in Tel Aviv on Thursday....
17:17, 2019-05-21

French Minister Quits After Criticism Over Lavish Spending French environment minister Francois de Rugy resigned on Tuesday following reports by an investigative website about his high spending on private dinners and renovations to his ministry residence....
18:51, 2019-07-16

French environment minister quits over spending criticism France's environment minister resigned on Tuesday following a week of reports by an investigative website about his high spending on private lobster dinners and costly renovations of his ministerial residence....
19:34, 2019-07-16

Reports: Nike pulls shoe after Kaepernick's criticism Nike has scuttled its plans for a Fourth of July-themed sneaker that was to bear a Revolutionary War-era flag, a design that NFL player-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick disliked, multiple news outlets reported Tuesday....
15:17, 2019-07-03

Trump lashes out at Democrats over criticism of how CBP treats migrants President Trump lashed out at Democrats via social media on Wednesday following calls from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., for the head of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to be fired and plans by two House committees to hold hearings on the treatment of thousands of migrants held a...
23:34, 2019-07-03

Delon honored at Cannes as festival shrugs off criticism An emotional Alain Delon received a prize for his six decade-long acting career on Sunday as the Cannes Film Festival shrugged off criticism prompted by his views on women and same-sex couples to give him an honorary Palme d'Or....
15:01, 2019-05-21

Opinion: IMF's criticism of German family firms is flawed The IMF says Germany's family firms share part of the blame for the nation's rising inequality. But the head of the foundation for German family businesses rejects the IMF's stance, and claims the opposite is true....
10:17, 2019-07-16

Wolff: F1 shouldn't talk itself down with "polemic" racing criticism Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks Formula 1 should not talk itself down and should remember the Austrian Grand Prix the next time there is "polemic" criticism about racing...
12:51, 2019-07-04

Hopes for third Trump-Kim summit revived despite Pyongyang criticism Hopes for a third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump appeared to be revived Wednesday even after Pyongyang rebuked Washington over "hostility" that "viciously slandered" the country....
19:51, 2019-06-27

Fallout 76 updates promise turnaround after “well-deserved criticism” LOS ANGELES—After what Bethesda's Todd Howard admitted on stage was some "well-deserved criticism" at the launch of Fallout 76, Bethesda rolled out the first phase of its turnaround plan for the game at its E3 press conference tonight. That plan starts with Nuclear Winter, a 52-player Battle Royale...
09:00, 2019-06-10

Brazil president rebuts European criticism over environment Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro rebutted European criticism over his commitment to the environment on Thursday, saying that foreign leaders have historically influenced decisions that are “hindering the country’s progress.”...
05:00, 2019-07-05

Gerrard hails Liverpool's Henderson for rising above criticism "Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been hailed as the \u0027ultimate professional\u0027 by former skipper Steven Gerrard after the midfielder led the Merseyside club to their sixth European Cup."...
13:00, 2019-06-04

Pakistani Blogger And Activist, Known For Criticism Of Army, Killed A 22-year-old Pakistani blogger and journalist known for criticising the country's military and the spy agency ISI was killed by a man in Islamabad, the police said today....
13:51, 2019-06-17

Apple defends App Store amid mounting criticism Apple Inc on Wednesday publicly defended its App Store from mounting criticism over its treatment of rivals in a new blog post detailing its functions and guidelines....
01:17, 2019-05-30

Megan Rapinoe says she is 'extremely American' despite Trump criticism USA winger says she would not attend White House visitAmericans will play for World Cup title on SundayA week after being warned by the President of the United States not to “disrespect” her country, Megan Rapinoe says her willingness to speak out makes her “extremely American”.The USA winger was cr...
21:34, 2019-07-03

Infantino reacts to Blatter criticism over Africa cleanup FIFA president Infantino hits back at Blatter's 'colonialism' criticism of African soccer cleanup       ...
14:00, 2019-07-18

HBO bigwig brushes off criticism of ‘Game of Thrones’ finale HBO’s president of programming said the writers of “Game of Thrones” had the ending of the series “in their heads for a long time” in a wide-ranging interview published after the finale on Sunday. Casey Bloys spoke to Deadline about the divisive reaction to the ending, a number of gaffes in th...
09:17, 2019-05-22

Criticism of the London Series baseball games was unsporting Patrick Carroll applauds construction of the London playing field and calls Ed Vulliamy’s criticism curmudgeonlyHow depressing to read Ed Vulliamy’s curmudgeonly dismissal of the London Series ballgames. (Letters, 4 July). As someone who attended his first Major League game at Ebbets Field in 1952 (...
04:51, 2019-07-06

Huawei sanctions relief draws criticism from US lawmakers A truce in the US-China trade dispute that could ease restrictions on Chinese telecom giant Huawei has caused an uproar in Washington over national security concerns....
10:51, 2019-07-02

Conservative U.S. justices draw criticism by overruling precedent again For the second time in six weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority on Friday overruled a decades-old legal precedent set by the court, this time involving property rights, raising alarm bells among its liberal members....
20:17, 2019-06-21

IBM, T-Systems scrap mainframe venture after German criticism IBM has withdrawn an application for anti-trust approval for a mainframe computing venture with T-Systems, the IT services arm of Deutsche Telekom, after the German cartel office made a critical initial assessment of the plan....
12:34, 2019-06-07

Versace Apologized for a T-Shirt That Sparked Criticism in China (BEIJING) — Italian fashion house Versace apologized Sunday in China for selling T-shirts that it said attached incorrect country names to cities, after being attacked on social media for challenging China’s territorial integrity. Versace did not identify the T-shirt in its own post on W...
10:34, 2019-08-12

Brazil could tweak gun decree after criticism: president's spokesman Brazil's government could make some changes to an executive gun decree signed by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as a result of some of the criticisms it faced, the president's spokesman said on Tuesday, without giving more details....
02:34, 2019-05-22

Director of Berlin’s Jewish Museum quits following criticism BERLIN (AP) — The director of Berlin’s Jewish Museum is stepping down following strong criticism of the museum’s leadership by Germany’s Jewish community. A statement Friday said director Peter Schaefer was resigning to prevent further damage to the museum. There was no immediate w...
19:34, 2019-06-14

UK hunts leaker of ambassador’s blunt Trump criticism The British government is hunting for the source of a leak of diplomatic cables from Britain’s ambassador in Washington that branded President Donald Trump’s administration “dysfunctional” and “inept.”...
16:17, 2019-07-08

Trump renews racist criticism of Democratic congresswomen In the face of widespread criticism, US President Donald Trump has defended his racist attacks against four Democratic congresswomen. One of the president's targets said he was "spewing fascist ideology."...
08:17, 2019-07-20

Alex Morgan on celebration criticism: ‘You see men grabbing their sacks’ The USWNT is about to embark on their final mission to defeat the Netherlands on their journey toward becoming World Cup champions, but controversy from their last match against England still lingers. Alex Morgan’s tea-sipping goal celebration in the Americans’ 2-1 win on Tuesday has ear...
02:51, 2019-07-06

Criticism mounts of New Zealand mosque shooting response After a lone gunman killed 51 mosque worshippers in March, New Zealand's outpouring of collective grief and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's heartfelt support for the Muslim community won praise around the world....
06:34, 2019-08-15

Pompeo Steps Up China Criticism: 'We Were Asleep at the Switch' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo escalated his criticism of China during a visit to Australia on Sunday, drawing a direct link between what he called one-sided trade deals and China’s ability to strengthen its military....
18:34, 2019-08-04

Universal Puts "The Hunt" On Hold After Trump Criticism The release of a film criticized by conservatives as portraying a group of liberals hunting supporters of Donald Trump has been indefinitely postponed, Universal Pictures said Saturday....
09:00, 2019-08-11

North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the Democratic presidential hopeful during a recent speech called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant....
07:17, 2019-05-22

North Korea calls Biden ‘fool of low IQ’ over Kim criticism North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being” after the Democratic presidential hopeful called Kim Jong Un a tyrant...
05:34, 2019-05-22

Trump's criticism of U.S.-Japan security pact could be headache for Abe President Donald Trump's call for changes to the decades-old U.S.-Japan security treaty could complicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to revise Japan's pacifist constitution....
12:34, 2019-07-01

Italy's Di Maio says 5-Star is ready for elections Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday his 5-Star Movement did not fear fresh elections, after its coalition partner, the right-wing League, announced the government had broken down and said elections were needed....
23:51, 2019-08-08

Austrian President Calls for Elections in September Alexander Van der Bellen said continuity was essential after the far-right vice chancellor resigned over a video showing him promising favors to a woman who claimed ties to a Russian oligarch....
14:38, 2019-05-21

The Latest: Putin denies meddling in US elections ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on comments Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow didn’t meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and never will. Speaking Thursday at a meeting with international ne...
16:00, 2019-06-06

NYC to have more early polling sites for upcoming elections ALBANY– The New York City Board of Elections agreed to dramatically increase the number of early polling sites across the five boroughs preceding the Nov. 5 election — heeding complaints that it’s initial plan was inadequate for voters. A new state “early voting” law wi...
08:51, 2019-05-31

Texas governor gives failed elections nominee new job AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A newspaper reports that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has given his failed and embattled choice for chief elections officer a new job on his payroll. Abbott spokesman John Wittman on Friday told The Dallas Morning News that David Whitley was returning to their office as a special advi...
04:34, 2019-06-01

Trump not joking about foreign help in elections: Hicks Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks told U.S. lawmakers that U.S. President Donald Trump was not joking about his readiness to accept derogatory information on political opponents from a foreign government, a congressional interview transcript released on Thursday showed....
05:00, 2019-06-21

EU elections — Last-minute voters cast ballots Voter turnout is higher in several countries, including Germany and France, compared to the 2014 elections. Stakes are high as far-right groups and euroskeptic populist parties aim to gain ground. Read the latest here....
19:34, 2019-05-26

Strongman’s loyalist expected to win in Kazakhstan elections Voters in Kazakhstan are choosing a successor to the president who had led the Central Asian country since independence from the Soviet Union, with a longtime loyalist expected to win easily...
09:51, 2019-06-09

In elections why do we use a pencil, rather than a pen, to mark the ballot paper? The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific conceptsMillions of people have just voted in the European elections. Why do we use a pencil to mark our choice on the ballot paper? Wouldn’t indelible in...
17:17, 2019-05-28

Four takeaways from the European elections – video explainer In the UK, the Conservatives and Labour have been decimated over their stance on Brexit, with Nigel Farage's Brexit party and pro-remain parties emerging as the big winners. With votes still being counted across Europe, voters have boosted Greens and far-right groups, leaving centrists diminishedEu...
20:17, 2019-05-28

US says Syria is stalling peace, urges new way to elections UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is accusing the Syrian government of stalling political negotiations and is calling for a new route to U.N.-monitored elections and a nationwide cease-fire. Acting U.S. Ambassador Jonathan Cohen said 17 months after negotiations were launched to form a committ...
21:51, 2019-06-27

European elections: Winners and losers across the continent Europe is seeing a major political shift as the traditional centre-left and centre-right parties were edged out by populist, environmentalist and far-right parties in the European Parliament elections. ...
11:01, 2019-05-27

EU citizens in UK denied vote in European elections Rights groups have condemned the chaos, saying UK authorities have failed to guarantee the vote. Britons in the EU's 27 other countries also experienced irregularities, including postal votes "gone missing."...
02:51, 2019-05-24

EU elections: Turnout estimate highest in 20 years Voter turnout is on track to rise for the first time since European Parliament elections began in 1979. Stakes are high as far-right groups and euroskeptic populist parties aim to gain ground....
05:01, 2019-05-27

Marianne Williamson warns that US elections could become more like Iran's Sean Rayford/Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson warned that American elections could become more like voting in countries like Iran. Williamson described an "illusion of choice," and criticized the "political media elite establishment." She later clarified that Iran ...
02:51, 2019-07-07

| Fresh protests over disputed elections in Malawi Thousands of people gathered in the Malawian capital Lilongwe on Thursday to demonstrate against the re-election of President Peter Mutharika, which protestors say was due to fraud....
09:17, 2019-07-05

Polish government reshuffle expected following EU elections The spokesman for Polish President Andrzej Duda says there will be a major government reshuffle sometime next week following the election of several ministers to the European Parliament....
21:17, 2019-05-30

European Elections Will Gauge the Power of Populism A new scandal in Austria that led to the collapse of the coalition government there served as a reminder that Russia has deep ties to many populist parties....
16:51, 2019-05-21

+++ EU elections – live updates on the final day of voting +++ Voters in 21 EU countries are heading to the polls to elect members of the European Parliament. Stakes are high as far-right groups and Euroskeptic populist parties aim to gain ground. Read the latest here....
08:51, 2019-05-26

A Guide to Our Coverage of the European Parliament Elections Citizens of the European Union’s 28 member nations go to the polls this week to elect their next transnational Parliament. Here’s a guide to our coverage....
10:17, 2019-05-24

Trump, with a wag, asks Putin not to meddle in U.S. elections President Donald Trump on Friday sardonically asked his Russian counterpart to please not meddle in U.S. elections, appearing to make light of a scandal that led to an investigation of his campaign's contact with the Kremlin during 2016 elections....
22:34, 2019-06-28

What do the EU elections mean for Brexit? It’s complicated | Anand Menon Neither tribe won a clear advantage, and the main parties stay internally deadlocked, with a general election less likely nowWhat a night, eh? The Conservatives turned in their worst electoral performance since 1832. Labour managed to finish third in Wales and a remarkable fifth in Scotland. Meanwhi...
18:51, 2019-05-27

After elections, Japan's leader Abe will be seeking a big win on trade Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling coalition party are set for a victory at the polls on Sunday, and next, he'll be seeking out a big win in his dealings with other countries — such as trade, according to analysts....
12:51, 2019-07-19

Italy's Salvini says government is finished, wants elections The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable on Thursday after months of internal bickering and said the only way forward was to hold fresh elections....
23:51, 2019-08-08

Italy's Salvini says elections still possible after summer break Italy still has time to dissolve parliament and go to elections after the summer break, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini told daily Il Corriere della Sera....
10:17, 2019-07-18

Germans to choose from 41 parties in European elections A total of 41 lists in Germany have been approved for the European parliamentary elections, according to public broadcaster ARD. They include, among others, a pro-spiritual and a pro-love party....
15:34, 2019-05-21

Mixed results for science in the US midterm elections A climate change denier is no longer to head House science committee, but Washington state voters reject carbon tax and Arizona blocks renewable energy boost...
18:51, 2019-05-21

Strongman's loyalist expected to win in Kazakhstan elections Voters in Kazakhstan are choosing a successor to the president who had led the Central Asian country since independence from the Soviet Union, with a longtime loyalist expected to win easily....
07:00, 2019-06-09

With crisis unresolved, Israel seems headed toward elections Israel's parliament has passed the first of three motions required for the chamber to dissolve itself as the country appears headed toward another snap election....
11:34, 2019-05-28

Out of sight: the Tories' strange EU elections non-campaign As the PM recedes from view, her colleagues are more interested in the race to succeed her than the European electionsThe room is booked, the camera tripods are assembled, the crowd of eager, political types – including a healthy smattering of aides, wannabes and reporters – are in place ready for t...
19:51, 2019-05-22

| 'You all go': Algerians rally for change after elections scrapped Thousands of people have gathered in the Algerian capital calling on interim President Abdelkader Bensalah to quit after he vowed to stay in power until a new head of state is elected....
16:34, 2019-06-08

| Algerian presidential elections 'impossible' on July 4 Algeria's constitutional council says it is impossible to hold elections to choose a successor to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika early next month as planned, after the only two candidates were rejected....
21:34, 2019-06-03

Israel to hold repeat elections in September Israel's Parliament voted Wednesday to dissolve and hold a repeat election in September after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was unable to form a coalition government....
01:17, 2019-05-30

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Libya ‘war crime’ attack, Sudan, Myanmar rights violations continue, ‘xenophobia’ in Assam, South Sudan update In the news this Wednesday: “Outraged” Guterres demands independent inquiry into fatal Libya migrant centre airstrike deaths; Violence and broken promises in Sudan and South Sudan, while Rohingya violations continue in Myanmar; “xenophobia” and citizenship in India’s Assam state. ...
22:51, 2019-07-03

"Pathetic, Negative": Vaughan Slams Bairstow's Reaction To Criticism World Cup 2019 hosts England have been receiving a lot of criticism after they put their once smooth campaign in jeopardy by losing their last two league games....
18:17, 2019-06-28

Kamala Harris doubles down on Biden criticism: ‘You have to draw the line’ A day after confronting Joe Biden on the debate stage, Kamala Harris called his controversial comments about two segregationist senators “misplaced,” saying that “at some point, you have to draw the line.” Harris was grilled about the heated exchange with her fellow Democrati...
19:17, 2019-06-28

US women's World Cup team comes under criticism for celebrating goals in blowout The U.S. women's 13-0 shellacking of Thailand to kick off their Women's World Cup title defense Tuesday inspired confidence, but also came under criticism from some who felt celebrating every goal showed poor sportsmanship....
05:51, 2019-06-12

From Japan, Trump doubles down on Biden criticism and embrace of Kim Jong Un President Donald Trump doubled down on his support for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's scathing view of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday, dismissing criticism that he was siding with a dictator over a fellow American....
17:17, 2019-05-27

Eugenie Bouchard fights back against ‘absurd’ Instagram criticism There’s more to Eugenie Bouchard’s life than just Instagram filters. The 25-year-old tennis star, who is set to compete at Wimbledon on Tuesday against Slovenia’s Tamara Zidanšek, addressed criticism surrounding her online persona in a recent interview with the UK’s Telegraph...
17:51, 2019-07-02

U.S. probes border patrol as criticism of detention centers rises The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered an investigation into reports that Border Patrol agents have been posting offensive anti-immigrant comments and threats against lawmakers on a private Facebook group....
19:34, 2019-07-03

Lionel Messi Suspended 3 Months and Fined $50,000 for CONMEBOL Criticism Messi will not be able to play for Argentina for three months after accusing the South American soccer governing body of corruption. The ban will keep him out of some friendly matches....
02:17, 2019-08-03

India Faces Criticism Over Its Move to Revoke Kashmiri Autonomy The disputed territory remained in lockdown on Tuesday, as Pakistan and a growing chorus of critics warned of a streak of religious repression in India....
18:34, 2019-08-06

Move to Revoke Kashmir’s Autonomy Draws Criticism for India The disputed territory remained in lockdown on Tuesday, as Pakistan and a growing chorus of critics warned of a streak of religious repression in India....
22:00, 2019-08-06

Maternal fitness expert sues Columbia professor over criticism A maternal fitness expert who helps moms tighten their tummies after giving birth is suing a Columbia University prof for her gut-punching criticism. Julie Tupler’s namesake “Tupler Technique” includes abdominal exercises that can help a condition called “diastisis recti,” when the vertical muscles ...
01:00, 2019-06-02

'The View' hosts press Harris on Biden criticism: 'I don't want to see you all cannibalizing each other' Multiple hosts on 'The View' pressed the California senator on what they suggested were unnecessary attacks on front-runner and former Vice President Joe Biden....
23:34, 2019-07-12

Bayern's Rummenigge hits back at transfer criticism Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hit back at criticism of the club's transfer activity and promised a squad that can challenge for major honors next season       ...
17:51, 2019-07-08

Versace Apologises After T-Shirt Triggers Fierce Criticism In China Italian luxury label Versace and its artistic director Donatella Versace apologised on Sunday after one of the company's T-shirts was widely criticised on social media in China for identifying the......
11:00, 2019-08-12

Vidal backs Messi over Copa America referee criticism "Chile\u0027s Arturo Vidal has backed Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi after the Argentina attacker slammed the quality of refereeing in the Copa America."...
17:51, 2019-07-07

Sri Lanka leader rebuffs probe after criticism over Easter attacks Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday criticised a parliamentary investigation into the Easter bombings, a day after two high-profile testimonies accused him of mishandling the island's national security....
22:51, 2019-06-07

Trump Calls U.K. Ambassador ‘Very Stupid Guy’ After Leaked Criticism of his Administration A diplomatic rift between the U.K. and the U.S. deepened Tuesday morning as President Trump lashed out at the British government over leaked memos that revealed harsh criticism of the White House by its ambassador to the U.S. Trump called Ambassador Kim Darroch a “very stupid guy” who wa...
18:51, 2019-07-09

'I reject your hypothesis': Tarantino lashes out at criticism over female actors Director reacts angrily to questions about limited screen time for Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood, and violence against female charactersQuentin Tarantino responded sharply to questions about the portrayal of women in his films and disgraced director Roman Polanski at a press confe...
19:00, 2019-05-22

Serpentine art CEO quits amid criticism of spyware firm link The chief executive of London’s Serpentine Galleries has quit amid what she calls “toxic personal attacks” over her husband’s involvement in an Israeli spyware firm...
13:51, 2019-06-19

Trump’s Demands for Investigations of Opponents Draw Intensifying Criticism A call by the president to investigate business deals by former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s son in China is the latest to raise questions about possible abuse of power....
19:00, 2019-05-21

EU dismisses Czech prime minister's criticism of subsidy audit Andrej Babis had told Czech lawmakers that an EU audit on subsidies to his private business was an attack on the Czech Republic. More than 100,000 people took to the streets on Tuesday calling on Babis to resign....
17:34, 2019-06-05

Nectar swaps BP for Esso amid criticism by climate campaigners UK petrol station loyalty shifts as Nectar card is criticised for encouraging fossil fuel useA major UK consumer loyalty programme has been criticised by environmental campaigners for making Esso – whose parent company ExxonMobil has been under fire for its track record on climate change – its new f...
12:51, 2019-06-01

IMDb alters birth name policy following criticism from LGBTQ+ groups IMDb will allow people in the entertainment industry to remove their birth names from the site. The move follows criticism from several LGBTQ+ groups for continuing to publish the birth names of transgender people in the industry without their consen......
20:17, 2019-08-13

Christen Press responds to criticism over partnership with Barstool Sports USA star posted video to Barstool’s official Instagram accountBarstool has history of crude humour and sexist jokesUSA star Christen Press has responded to questions about her involvement with Barstool Sports, a website with a history of misogyny. Press linked up with Barstool during the US women’s ...
15:00, 2019-07-21

North Korea's mass games suspended after Kim Jong-un criticism Country’s leader dissatisfied because of producers having the ‘wrong spirit of creation’North Korea’s mass games are to be put on hold, possibly for weeks, after Kim Jong-un criticised the producers of the most recent event for their “wrong spirit”, according to foreign tour groups.Kim, North Korea’...
19:34, 2019-06-05

Coles relaunches Little Shop promotion despite criticism over plastic waste Mini replicas were previously discovered by environmental groups on beaches and in waterwaysColes is relaunching its Little Shop promotion with 30 new mini replicas, despite ongoing criticism from environmental groups about plastic waste.The promotion helped deliver the company record growth when it...
12:51, 2019-07-12

Greece U-turns over draft law redefining rape after fierce criticism Government caves in after protests from rights groups and senior judicial officialsGreece’s government has rushed to revise legislation that redefines rape after unprecedented criticism from activists, human rights groups and senior judicial officials.The law, part of a new penal code submitted to p...
08:51, 2019-06-07

Barr Escalates Criticism of Mueller Team and Defends Trump The attorney general blamed the special counsel’s office for unforeseen delays in the release of the Mueller report that prompted him to summarize its findings in a widely criticized letter....
20:34, 2019-05-31

Trump's Criticism of the Fed Hasn't Shifted Perception of Its Independence, Economists Say President Trump’s repeated attacks on the Federal Reserve haven’t significantly damaged perceptions of  the central bank’s independence, according to economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal....
14:51, 2019-07-12

Apple rejects Google CEO’s criticism over privacy being a ‘luxury good’ A senior Apple executive dismissed Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s claim that Apple is only able to focus on privacy because it charges a premium for its products. In a recent New York Times op-ed, the Google chief executive wrote that “privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people w...
03:00, 2019-05-30

Versace apologizes after T-shirt triggers fierce criticism in China Italian luxury label Versace and its artistic director Donatella Versace apologized on Sunday after one of the company's T-shirts was widely criticized on social media in China for identifying the Chinese-controlled territories of Hong Kong and Macau as countries....
19:00, 2019-08-11

China warns its companies on U.S. travel, rebuffs trade criticism China warned its companies operating in the United States on Tuesday they could face harassment from U.S. law enforcement agencies, as it also rebuffed U.S. criticism of a trade white paper as "singing the same old tune"....
12:34, 2019-06-04

U.S. border patrol under fire as criticism of detention centers rises The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered an investigation into reports that Border Patrol agents have been posting offensive anti-immigrant comments and threats against lawmakers on a private Facebook group....
20:34, 2019-07-03

Apple rejects Google CEO's criticism over privacy being a 'luxury good' A senior Apple executive dismissed Google CEO Sundar Pichai's claim that Apple is only able to focus on privacy because it charges a premium for its products....
23:51, 2019-05-28

MSNBC guest derides criticism of Nike: 'Why don't we wear a swastika?' Conservatives were wrong to decry "political correctness" on Nike's part and the Betsy Ross American flag was comparable to Nazi swastikas, MSNBC guest Michael Eric Dyson suggested on Wednesday....
22:00, 2019-07-03

Trump facing 'some unfair criticism' over Kim Jong Un comments, Tom Rogan says Some of the blowback from President Trump's comments about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are "unfair criticism," according to the Washington Examiner's Tom Rogan....
03:00, 2019-05-29

'Wah, wah, wah': Rapinoe dismisses criticism of Morgan's 'teacup' celebration – video Megan Rapinoe has dismissed criticism of United States teammate Alex Morgan's 'tea cup' goal celebration during their 2-1 Women's World Cup semi-final win over England.After scoring the decisive third goal of the match for the US, Morgan mimed taking a sip of tea and was criticised by some football ...
03:00, 2019-07-04

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency stirs criticism, privacy concerns US lawmakers have grilled Facebook on its ambitious plan to create a financial ecosystem based on a digital currency called Libra. The project is viewed with skepticism in many countries, including Germany....
19:51, 2019-07-16

Russia’s whale release plan called success despite criticism Russian officials say a plan to put nearly 100 illegally captured whales back in open water has been successful so far, but environmentalists claim it was poorly planned...
00:00, 2019-07-05

Gucci hires diversity chief after criticism over insensitive designs Garments from Italian fashion house have faced objections on racial and religious groundsGucci has appointed a diversity chief as part of a drive to restore its battered reputation after it was widely criticised for its use of racially charged and religiously insensitive designs.The appointment of R...
18:00, 2019-07-31

Hong Kong Police Face Criticism Over Force Used at Protests Videos of the protests in which officers appear to be using excessive force circulated widely across social media, drawing condemnation from activists and opposition lawmakers....
23:17, 2019-06-13

Hollywood studio cancels 'The Hunt' movie release after criticism Universal Pictures on Saturday canceled the release of "The Hunt," a satirical thriller about a group of Americans who are captured to be hunted and killed for sport, following apparent criticism by President Donald Trump and a recent series of mass shootings....
04:00, 2019-08-11

Amash digs in on Trump criticism amid Republican backlash Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash will face a primary challenge in 2020 after saying that he believes President Donald Trump engaged in impeachable conduct....
16:17, 2019-05-21

A Blaring Message in Republicans’ Muted Criticism: It’s Trump’s Party The scant condemnation of the president’s remarks on four Democratic congresswomen reflected his tightening stranglehold on lawmakers of his party, and a collective eye on 2020....
06:34, 2019-07-16

Latest Avenatti charges reignite criticism of media that once lauded him Michael Avenatti's once-cozy relationship with prominent members of the media has been called out again in the wake of the disgraced lawyer's latest controversy....
03:51, 2019-05-23

Amazon Uses a Twitter Army of Employees to Fight Criticism of Warehouses They love working there. It’s great. They love it. It’s great. They love it. It’s great. They love it. It’s great. They love it. It’s great. They love it....
17:00, 2019-08-16

'Men grab their sacks': Morgan says celebration criticism is double standards USA striker mimed sipping tea after goal against EnglandMorgan says team still to decide on White House visitAlex Morgan has said that criticism of her goal celebration during USA’s defeat of England in the Women’s World Cup semi-final is an example of double standards.Morgan mimed sipping a cup of ...
19:51, 2019-07-05

City manager Guardiola dismisses Chinese media criticism "Pep Guardiola made an impassioned defence of Manchester City and his players after criticism in China\u0027s state media over his club\u0027s \"arrogance\" during their stopover in Nanjing and Shanghai for last week\u0027s Premier League Asia Trophy."...
20:17, 2019-07-23

Nigerian President Buhari begins second term amid criticism Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari took the reins of leadership for another term on Wednesday, against a tense backdrop of insecurity and economic uncertainty....
16:34, 2019-05-30

The Jeffrey Epstein scandal has found its way into Israel's elections Jeffrey Epstein is suddenly the biggest name in Israeli politics. Six weeks into what was a quiet election campaign, the Jewish-American multi-millionaire, who was charged in New York with sex trafficking of minors on Monday, is now the focus of a war of words between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...
21:00, 2019-07-11

European elections expose polarized British public Support for Labour and the Conservatives has collapsed, with the Brexit Party and pro-Remain parties coming out on top. So where does this leave the UK? Samira Shackle reports from London....
17:17, 2019-05-27

The Latest: Polls open in Belgium in EU, national elections BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Belgians are heading to the polls in European Union, national and regional elections Sunday. Polls opened at 8 a.m. (0700GMT) and the first estimates and exit polls were expected by 6 p.m. (1700GMT). In ...
09:17, 2019-05-26

Think I Will Quit Parliament, Contesting UP Elections: Azam Khan Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and Ramgarh MP Azam Khan on Sunday said that he is thinking of quitting his parliamentary post and contest in the next Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections....
00:00, 2019-06-03

Record number of women to contest Japan elections This year's polls for Japan’s upper house of parliament are witnessing the highest number of women candidates. Opposition parties hope the move will help attract female voters....
19:51, 2019-07-16

Greek conservatives dominate second round of local elections Conservative-backed candidates have won 12 of 13 of Greece's regions and captured the majority of Greece's cities, confirming a trend seen in last week's first round as well as the European Parliament election, which took place on the same day....
22:34, 2019-06-02

Russians rally for independent candidates to stand in elections Thousands of people have turned out in Moscow to protest the non-registration of independent candidates for local elections. This issue is one of the rare cases that has united Russia's usually divided opposition....
23:00, 2019-07-20

China, an Eye on Elections, Suspends Some Travel Permits to Taiwan The move appeared intended to influence politics on the self-governing island, and possibly to prevent exposure to Taiwan’s democratic elections or sentiment that favors Hong Kong’s protesters....
21:00, 2019-07-31

Macron and Merkel at odds over EU top jobs after European elections German backing of MEP Manfred Weber to replace Juncker has met with resistance from FranceParis and Berlin appear on a collision course over the replacement of Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European commission after poor results for the centre-right in the European elections damaged Angela...
02:51, 2019-05-28

FBI Director Wray: Russia intent on interfering with U.S. elections Russia is determined to interfere in U.S. elections despite sanctions and other efforts to deter such actions before the next presidential election in 2020, FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday....
19:34, 2019-07-23

Israeli lawmakers vote to disband Knesset in bid for new elections Israeli lawmakers have voted to dissolve the national parliament due to difficulty agreeing on a coalition government -- a move that could pave the way for new elections....
19:51, 2019-05-28

EU elections: Gutted center, high turnout, rising right The European Union prides itself on being a brilliant mosaic of nations, but its parliamentary elections produced a hodgepodge of sometimes contradictory results that complicates the future of both the 28-country EU and the domestic politics of several members....
20:34, 2019-05-27

European Elections Deepen Divisions in National Capitals The outcome of the weekend’s European Union elections threatened a fresh period of instability in the bloc, with some countries set for early elections and coalition governments in Italy and Germany facing deeper strains....
18:17, 2019-05-27

The Latest: Suit alleging racism in elections has been filed JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuit challenging Mississippi’s method of electing a governor and statewide officials (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A federal lawsuit seeking to strike down Mississippi’s method of electing statewide officials by asserting that it’s racially di...
05:17, 2019-05-31

North Korea claims '99.98% turnout' in local elections Pyongyang called the purported turnout a sign of the "single-minded unity" of its people. Voters are only allowed to select "yes" or "no" to a single candidate already chosen by the ruling communist party....
18:34, 2019-07-22

Stocks Edge Higher in Wake of European Elections Global stocks gained after voters in European parliamentary elections showed broad but more fragmented support for pro-EU parties, while populist factions gained less ground than expected....
11:00, 2019-05-27

US elections need massive security overhaul for 2020: report A sweeping overhaul of America’s electoral infrastructure is needed in order to prevent foreign interference as the 2020 elections loom, a group of security researchers has concluded. Former Facebook chief security officer Nick Stamos – who witnessed the sinister social media campaign orchestr...
04:17, 2019-06-11

The Latest: Greens gain ground in EU parliament elections BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on European elections (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Green parties in Germany, France, Britain and elsewhere in the European Union are celebrating big gains in elections for the bloc’s 751-seat parliament amid growing voter concerns over climate change. Provisional res...
09:51, 2019-05-27

EU elections turnout rises as political landscape fragments Rightwing populists expected to finish first in UK and Italy, while Netherlands and Spain embrace pro-EU messageEU election live results 2019: across EuropeEuropean elections 2019: news and analysis - liveMore EU citizens have voted in European parliament elections than at any time in the past quart...
08:51, 2019-05-27

Texas’ embattled elections chief on brink of losing job AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ embattled elections chief is on the brink of losing his job over wrongly questioning the U.S. citizenship of thousands of voters. Secretary of State David Whitley on Sunday was set to be forced from office unless the Texas Senate confirms his nomination. But that pr...
01:17, 2019-05-27

Maduro Representatives, Opposition Discussed Early Elections Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s top lieutenants discussed the possibility of early presidential elections in talks with the opposition in Norway this week, according to people familiar with the talks....
01:17, 2019-05-31

Greek Leader Calls for Surprise Early Elections Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unexpectedly called snap national elections after his ruling left-wing Syriza party suffered a heavy defeat in European elections to opposition conservatives....
00:51, 2019-05-27

2019 Elections "A Mystery, Not History", Says Mamata Banerjee Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the BJP of making inroads in the state through "money, police and EVM (Electronic Voting Machines) and said in the coming assembly elections, they......
11:17, 2019-07-21

Elections regulator criticised for 'withholding' Brexit papers The Electoral Commission has been accused of withholding documents from the Metropolitan Police about the conduct the Leave campaign during the 2016 referendum, prompting an extraordinary spat between the two organisations....
23:00, 2019-07-03

Albanian opposition supporters scuffle with police before elections Albanian opposition supporters scuffled with police outside vote-counting centres on Wednesday and burned voting equipment at three locations in a dispute over whether to hold local elections on June 30....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Inside Facebook's war room: the battle to protect EU elections The social media firm is deleting billions of fake accounts as it takes on a torrent of fake news, disinformation and hate speechLess than three years ago, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his platform could have influenced the election of ...
16:00, 2019-05-21

How young voters matter in European Parliament elections Brexit, global warming, digital rights: Young people in the EU have taken to the streets and gained the attention of politicians in Brussels and across the bloc. Can they now make their mark on the European Parliament?...
09:34, 2019-05-23

Narendra Modi Declares Victory in Indian Elections. Here’s What to Know Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared victory in India’s general election, after early results showed his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead in 300 of the 543 seats up for grabs. Modi’s BJP is on track to increase its share of seats in the Lok Sabha, India’s lower house ...
16:17, 2019-05-23

Fake Facebook accounts are influencing African elections Facebook has issued a statement on how it removed fake accounts originating from Israel that ran Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts that carried false information looking to influence elections in several African countries. This forms part of Facebook looking to redeem itself and act proa...
16:34, 2019-05-24

Russian opposition activists picket for free elections Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped....
18:34, 2019-08-17

Trump Tells Putin (With a Grin) Not to Meddle in Elections At the leaders’ first formal meeting in a year, President Trump again made clear that he does not take Russia’s electoral interference as seriously as others do....
12:51, 2019-06-28

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei Wins Guatemala Elections (GUATEMALA CITY) — Conservative Alejandro Giammattei has blazed a long, strange path to Guatemala’s presidency, which he won on his fourth try. The 63-year-old spent several months in prison in 2008, when he was director of the country’s prison system, after some prisoners were kil...
10:00, 2019-08-12

Will faltering EU growth play a role in the European elections? Economic growth is still weak and unevenly spread across the 28-nation European Union, while job creation is only just beginning to improve. Will Europe's lackluster economy have an impact on the upcoming elections?...
15:34, 2019-05-21

Georgians call for snap elections in second night of protests Unrest sparked by anger at ruling party and Russian MP addressing parliamentProtesters gathered outside Georgia’s parliament for a second successive night of protests on Friday evening, demanding snap elections and the resignation of the country’s interior minister.Clashes with police the previous n...
20:17, 2019-06-21

Juncker lashes out at 'stupid nationalists' on eve of European elections European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker criticized "stupid nationalists" ahead of elections in which euroskeptic politicians are expected to make big gains in the European Parliament....
23:17, 2019-05-22

BSP, Dushyant Chautala's Party Tie Up For Upcoming Haryana Elections The Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest the upcoming Assembly elections in Haryana in alliance, JJP leader Dushyant Chautala announced this morning....
17:34, 2019-08-11

Elections 2019 Results: BJP Wins All 10 Seats In Haryana The ruling BJP has won all the 10 seats in Haryana. The results of Rohtak and Faridabad seats were declared early today morning. While it was the BJP's best-ever performance in Haryana, carved out as......
12:17, 2019-05-24

Republican Senators Couldn't Care Less About Protecting Elections Democrats are pushing hard for a legislative response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election before 2020. But it seems that most Republicans in Congress are still not on board, according to CNN....
07:00, 2019-06-18

South Africa’s Elections: A Weakened A.N.C. Clings to Victory The African National Congress was poised to keep control of the government, but widespread voter dissatisfaction looks to have led to its poorest electoral showing ever....
17:51, 2019-05-21

Russia dismisses accusations of meddling in EU elections: newspaper An official from Russia's security council described as absurd accusations that Moscow used disinformation to sway voters towards right-wing parties in last month's European Union elections, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper reported on Sunday....
19:34, 2019-06-16

European elections: sex and religion dominate campaigning in Poland War of words over LGBT rights, perceived threats to traditional values and clerical child abuseCampaigning in Poland for the European elections has descended into a war of words over religion, sex and morality after a documentary on clerical abuse raised questions about the government’s ties to the ...
06:51, 2019-05-22

Tunisia's moderate Ennahda VP Mourou to run in presidential elections Tunisia's biggest political party Ennahda named a candidate for presidential elections on Tuesday, the first time the moderate Islamist party has put up a nominee for the post since the country transitioned to democracy after the 2011 revolution....
08:51, 2019-08-07

| India set to count votes after marathon general elections India is set to count votes after the seven-phase elections drew to a close on May 19, with incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi tipped to win a second term in office....
06:34, 2019-05-23

Universal cancels release of violent satire The Hunt after Trump criticism Studio scraps movie about a group of elites hunting ‘deplorables’ following gun violence across US and tweet by TrumpThe Hollywood studio behind a violent satire depicting a dozen supposedly red state Americans who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals,...
23:17, 2019-08-10

Donald Trump Responds to Meghan Markle's Criticism: "I Didn't Know That She Was Nasty" Donald Trump is set to visit the United Kingdom next week and have meetings with members of the royal family. Meghan Markle, who is on maternity leave after welcoming her and husband Prince......
17:34, 2019-06-01

Bundesliga: Julian Nagelsmann leads criticism of plans to book coaches A plan to allow referees to issue yellow and red cards to coaches in the Bundesliga has been met with criticism from the coaching fraternity. It remains unclear whether coaches could face bans after three yellow cards....
19:51, 2019-07-31

Serena Williams responds to criticism about equality fight after Wimbledon loss Serena Williams has not won a Grand Slam tournament since 2017 and after her latest Wimbledon loss to Simona Halep she was asked about her focus on tennis....
19:51, 2019-07-15

Trump’s consistent criticism of Iran pushes U.S. to point of potential conflict The president, who insists he wants to avoid a Middle East war, faces a difficult choice: step back to reduce tensions or act unilaterally and risk confrontation....
01:17, 2019-06-16

Ex-Palm Beach attorney blasts Alex Acosta over Epstein criticism A former Florida state attorney who was in office during billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal in the state slammed current Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who on Wednesday defended his handling of the case. Barry Krischer, who was the Palm Beach attorney during Epstein’s sex-tr...
12:51, 2019-07-11

After UK Envoy Sacked, Diplomats Fear Putting Trump Criticism In Writing The lightning-fast resignation of Britain's ambassador to the United States on Wednesday after a leak of his correspondence criticizing the Trump administration has sent shivers down the spines of......
04:17, 2019-07-11

‘Trying to destroy careers’: Ravel Morrison defends Berahino from Johnson criticism • Former England defender said Berahino ‘had wrong mentality’• Striker expected to join Zulte Waregem after Stoke releaseRavel Morrison has hit out at Glen Johson after the former England defender criticised Saido Berahino for having “the wrong attitude during their spell together at Stoke City.The ...
15:51, 2019-08-08

Smaller cryptocurrencies feel pain as criticism of Facebook's Libra grows Bitcoin hasn't been the only casualty of the backlash by the world's major economic powers against Facebook's plans for a cryptocurrency, with smaller digital coins also feeling the burn....
22:51, 2019-07-17

North Korea's famed Mass Games put on pause after Kim Jong Un criticism North Korea's famed Mass Games is being put on pause, according to tour groups that organize visits to the country, two days after Kim Jong Un was reported to have criticized the creators of this year's performance....
11:51, 2019-06-05

Dolphins coach speaks to Kenny Stills after player's criticism of owner Coach Brian Flores spoke to Miami Dolphins star Kenny Stills after the wide receiver criticized the team's owner in a tweet for hosting a fundraiser for President Donald Trump....
15:51, 2019-08-09

Trump Defends Mexico Deal Amid Criticism That Promises Aren’t New STERLING, Va. — With his threatened Mexican tariffs now on the backburner, President Donald Trump was looking to claim victory even as some of his Democratic challengers for the White House criticized him for overselling a deal that mostly ramps up existing efforts. Trump defended the agreemen...
14:51, 2019-06-10

Kushner doubles down on criticism of Palestinian leadership, but reaches out to President Abbas President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner offered a mix of praise and contempt for the Palestinians on Wednesday as he teased ahead to the next steps in his peace plan, saying they'd "probably" be revealed "next week."...
02:17, 2019-07-04

Responding to Uighur criticism, Chinese diplomat points to racial segregation in DC "It's an area for the black & Latin," Lijian Zhao wrote about Southwest D.C. on Twitter, before explaining that he actually meant Southeast. He later deleted the tweets....
19:00, 2019-07-15

Tony Romo steps out of ‘bubble’ to respond to Peyton Manning criticism Tony Romo took the high road. The former Cowboys quarterback opted not to fire back at Peyton Manning’s jab, insisting he’s merely excelled at broadcasting because of his passion for it, and not because he was focused on it previously. Manning, who passed on a job as a “Monday Night Football&#...
22:17, 2019-07-18

Diehard Bolsonaro supporters prepare to march as criticism of his rule intensifies As his approval ratings plunge, critics say Brazilian president’s approach has been ‘shocking’Hardcore supporters of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, have urged his followers to flood the streets in defence of their leader on Sunday amid mounting conservative angst over the far-right populist’s a...
09:34, 2019-05-24

| Disturbing photo of drowned migrant man, daughter fuels criticism of Trump A heart-rending photograph of a Salvadoran man and his nearly two-year-old daughter drowned in the Rio Grande River has fuelled angry denunciations of the Trump administration's immigration policies. This image might disturb sensitive viewers....
22:00, 2019-06-27

West Point Cadet’s Rape Conviction Is Overturned, Drawing Criticism An Army appeals court sided with a defense theory that the victim engaged in a consensual sexual encounter and took steps to avoid being detected by others nearby....
12:51, 2019-06-09

'We exist to sell drinks': Bar owner defends criticism of tap water drinkers A bar owner criticised for saying too people were only ordering tap water with their food has defended her comments, saying it can put a big strain on businesses....
14:34, 2019-05-29

Self-imposed pressure, outside criticism nearly crushed a ‘League of Legends’ phenom. Now he’s back. Mike “MikeYeung” Yeung struck the North American League Championship Series circuit like a bolt of lightning. Pulled straight from the “League of Legends” soloqueue ladder to save his team, Phoenix1,......
22:17, 2019-07-11

Canadian broadcaster says she received death threats over US women's soccer criticism A Canadian sports broadcaster said she received death threats over her criticism of the U.S. women’s national soccer team following the Americans’ blowout win over Thailand....
23:17, 2019-06-12

Amid Criticism, Trump Defends Mexico Deal Avoiding Tariffs STERLING, Va. (AP) — With his threatened Mexican tariffs now on the backburner, President Donald Trump was looking to claim victory even as some of his Democratic challengers for the White House criticized him for overselling a deal that mostly ramps up existing efforts. Trump defended the agreement...
12:51, 2019-06-10

Brexit staffer behind leaks that exposed UK ambassador’s harsh criticism of Trump A 19-year-old Brexit Party staffer claims he was behind the secret memo leak that exposed UK ambassador Kim Darroch’s insulting emails about President Trump — and ultimately led to his resignation earlier this month. “Tens of thousands of words have been devoted to speculation abou...
10:17, 2019-07-22

REFILE-Versace apologises after T-shirt triggers fierce criticism in China Italian luxury label Versace and its artistic director Donatella Versace apologised on Sunday after one of the company's T-shirts was widely criticised on social media in China for identifying the Chinese-controlled territories of Hong Kong and Macau as countries....
20:34, 2019-08-11

In a Reversal, President Trump Disavows Criticism of ‘Send Her Back’ Chant WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has reversed his previous criticisms of a North Carolina campaign crowd that chanted “send her back” about a Somali-born congresswoman. Trump on Friday defended the rally-goers as “patriots” while again questioning the loyalty of four...
23:34, 2019-07-20

Facebook aims to prevent census misinformation after criticism for voter suppression ads Facebook will work to prevent misinformation about the 2020 census, the company announced Sunday, and also launched a civil rights task force .        ...
06:34, 2019-07-01

Spieth’s caddie criticism shows turbulent side of teamwork at US Open Michael Greller got it in the ear during the opening round but Jason Day’s new hire shows how golfers value the partnershipIt constitutes a leap of faith to suggest we are witnessing the beginning of the end for one of golf’s most identifiable – and profitable – partnerships. Still, eyebrows were in...
16:51, 2019-06-14

A Day After Bruising Debate, Biden Pushes Back Against Criticism on Civil Rights Mr. Biden suffered a setback in his exchange with Kamala Harris, raising questions about his electability and highlighting the unsettled nature of the race....
02:34, 2019-06-29

South Yorkshire police to change approach to football after heavy criticism • Force accused of violent, dangerous policing at Sheffield derby• Launch of new policy seen by experts as nationally significantSouth Yorkshire police is to change its approach to policing football after an internal review following its operation at the Sheffield derby in March, which was heavily c...
16:51, 2019-06-14

Donald Trump Jr. mocks Roy Moore after campaign announcement, reigniting criticism The president's son took another shot at Alabama Judge Roy Moore on Thursday, alluding to sexual misconduct allegations the Republican senate candidate faced during his run in 2017....
02:51, 2019-06-21

Kylie Jenner Defends Stassie Karanikolaou Against Bikini Photo Criticism Kylie Jenner has her BFF's back. The reality star recently jetted off to Turks and Caicos with a bevy of gal pals, including Scott Disick's girlfriend Sofia Richie, in......
20:51, 2019-07-16

Russia Drops Charges Against Investigative Journalist Amid Stiff Criticism Russian authorities dropped drug charges against a prominent journalist and said they would release him from house arrest, in an unusual turnaround that followed criticism from journalists, celebrities and lawmakers....
18:00, 2019-06-11

Hemingway on left's new criticism of Joe Biden: It's now 'radical' to say taxpayers should not fund abortions Joe Biden is taking heat from the left for his support for the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal funds from being used for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. ...
17:34, 2019-06-06

Kamala Harris takes criticism for offering 'That little girl was me' T-shirt online for $30 Kamala Harris’ campaign capitalized on her viral debate moment with Joe Biden on Thursday night, making a “That little girl was me” T-shirt available via her campaign website....
07:34, 2019-06-29

Pressure mounts on IAAF as criticism of Caster Semenya ruling grows • Women’s sport organisations say rules are ‘discriminatory’• Semenya to appeal against testosterone limit for female athletesThree global organisations that promote women’s sport have written to athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, to say its rules for intersex athletes are “discriminatory” and “en...
11:17, 2019-06-01

Gautam Adani Rejects Environment Criticism Over Australia Coal Mine Billionaire Gautam Adani rejected criticism over the environmental impact of a huge coal mine planned by his company in Australia, saying renewables can't meet all of India's energy needs....
17:51, 2019-07-09

Alex Morgan says 'tea' celebration criticism amounts to double standard: 'I'm a little taken aback' U.S. women’s soccer star Alex Morgan said Friday she was taken aback by the amount of criticism she received from her goal celebration against England and it shows there is proof of a double standard....
20:17, 2019-07-05

North Korea’s Famed Mass Games Suspended After Criticism From Kim Jong Un (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea will temporarily suspend the latest edition of its famous mass games, which involve thousands of performers working in precise synchronization, after the premiere drew strong criticism from leader Kim Jong Un, international travel agencies have said. Simon Co...
16:17, 2019-06-07

Acosta to hold news conference in wake of Epstein case criticism Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday afternoon – a day after President Trump said he will look “very closely” at Acosta’s handling of a sex trafficking case involving billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein. A Labor Department spokesman told The Post that the...
18:00, 2019-07-10

Hicks told House panel Trump is serious about foreign help in elections Hope Hicks, once a close aide to President Donald Trump, told the House Judiciary Committee that Trump was serious in saying there was nothing wrong in accepting derogatory information about political opponents from a foreign government, panel Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Thursday....
01:17, 2019-06-21

Greek Elections: Prime Minister Loses Re-Election to Center Right Voters pushed out Alexis Tsipras, a former firebrand leftist, after years of austerity. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a Harvard-educated former banker, will succeed him....
09:51, 2019-07-08

In major elections ruling, Supreme Court allows partisan map drawing In a major blow to election reformers, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected efforts to rein in electoral map manipulation by politicians aimed at entrenching one party in power, a practice known as partisan gerrymandering that critics have said warps democracy....
20:51, 2019-06-27

UPDATE 1-Russia dismisses accusations of meddling in EU elections - newspaper An official from Russia's security council described as absurd accusations that Moscow used disinformation to sway voters towards right-wing parties in last month's European Union elections, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper reported on Sunday....
20:34, 2019-06-16

Study: Voter turnout for 2018 midterms on par with presidential elections More than 120 million Americans voted in the midterm elections last fall -- an increase of about 11 percent over the same mid-cycle vote four years earlier, federal statistics showed Thursday....
20:51, 2019-06-27

India elections: Narendra Modi's BJP set to sweep back to power Indian officials have begun counting hundreds of millions of votes in the world's largest democratic exercise. After an election staggered over six weeks, final results are expected in the evening....
09:34, 2019-05-23

In Ukraine Snap Elections, New President Aims to Consolidate Power Volodymyr Zelensky, a former comedian who was elected in April, is seeking to strengthen his position by leading his party to control of the country’s Parliament....
19:51, 2019-07-21

In major elections ruling, U.S. Supreme Court allows partisan map drawing In a major blow to election reformers, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected efforts to rein in electoral map manipulation by politicians aimed at entrenching one party in power, a practice known as partisan gerrymandering that critics have said warps democracy....
00:00, 2019-06-28

Farage: Elections watchdog 'coordinated' funding inquiry with Brown Nigel Farage has accused Britain's elections watchdog of performing a "coordinated move" with Gordon Brown to raise doubt about his Brexit Party's funding system....
07:51, 2019-05-22

Twitter Records 400 Million Tweets On Elections, PM Most Mentioned Figure Twitter India on Thursday said conversations around the 2019 Lok Sabha elections grew 600 per cent from 2014 to reach 396 million tweets between January 1 and May 23....
23:34, 2019-05-23

Italy's Salvini pulls plug on government, calls for elections The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable on Thursday after months of internal bickering and said the only way forward was to hold fresh elections....
13:51, 2019-08-09

European Leaders Haggle Over Top Jobs After Elections Redraws E.U. Political Map (BRUSSELS) — European Union leaders are set for a night of haggling Tuesday over who should lead the 28-nation bloc’s key institutions for the next five years after weekend elections shook up Europe’s political landscape. Presidents and prime ministers will meet informally over an ...
23:00, 2019-05-28

"Hold Assembly Elections Before End Of Year": Omar Abdullah To PM Modi Jammu and Kashmir has been under Governor's Rule since the BJP ended its short-lived ruling alliance with Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party last year...
17:17, 2019-08-01

India, Australia Elections Best Antidote For Asia's Trade Fears The S&P BSE Sensex Index and S&P/ASX 200 Index are the best-performing benchmarks in the region since President Donald Trump's Twitter broadside rocked investors, according to data compiled by......
08:17, 2019-05-29

Algeria's interim president calls for dialogue to prepare new elections Algeria's interim President Abdelkader Bensalah called on Thursday for all parties to launch an "inclusive dialogue" to prepare for presidential elections, following the constitutional council's scrapping of a vote set for July 4....
00:51, 2019-06-07

Bill won’t stop meddling in 2020 elections, say technology experts Lawmakers are considering a bill to address the problem posed by video editing tools that can make anyone, including politicians, appear to say things they didn’t really say or do things they didn’t really do....
05:51, 2019-06-21

Groups say U.S. census citizenship question was designed to influence elections The Trump administration concealed evidence that its proposal to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 U.S. census was intended to help Republicans draw favorable electoral maps, according to immigrant advocacy groups that sued the administration over the question last year....
15:00, 2019-05-31

Dutch polls open, kicking off 4 days of European elections Dutch polls have opened in elections for the European Parliament, starting four days of voting across the 28-nation bloc that pits supporters of deeper integration against populist Euroskeptics who want more power for their national governments....
12:01, 2019-05-23

Israel to hold new elections after Netanyahu coalition talks fail Knesset votes to dissolve parliament after Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form new government Israel’s parliament has voted to dissolve itself after Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a government, in a move that will lead to a second round of elections just one month after the country held a national p...
01:17, 2019-05-30

Putin: ready for Trump talks but U.S. elections could complicate ties Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was ready to hold talks with Donald Trump if that was what his U.S. counterpart wanted, but added that Trump's re-election campaign could complicate U.S.-Russia relations....
18:00, 2019-06-20

Wyden at DEF CON: Mitch McConnell Wants Foreign Hackers to Help Republicans Win Elections Before a crowd of hacking conference goers, Senator Ron Wyden on Friday took aim at Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, accusing him of blocking election security legislation because, he said, Republicans have directly benefited from the meddling of foreign hackers. Read more......
07:51, 2019-08-10

Albania president cancels elections, citing tense climate TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s president has canceled upcoming municipal elections, citing the need to reduce political tensions in the country. President Ilir Meta said he acted because “the actual circumstances do not provide necessary conditions for true, democratic, representative ...
22:34, 2019-06-08

Russian misinformation campaign targeted voters in EU’s 2019 elections European Union officials made clear that "Russian sources" were at the heart of ongoing efforts to sow division, suppress turnout and influence voters.Read More...
12:17, 2019-06-14

Thousands march in Moscow demanding open city elections More than 100 arrested in biggest opposition rally in six years, prompted by disqualification of independent candidates Russia’s opposition held its largest protest in years in central Moscow in a show of strength and defiance after previous rallies were forcefully dispersed with mass arrests.Monito...
23:17, 2019-08-10

Israel to Hold New Elections After Netanyahu Fails to Form Government Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future entered a treacherous new chapter Wednesday after he couldn’t form a coalition government and Israel’s parliament voted to dissolve and call new elections....
10:51, 2019-05-30

Thousands protest for fair elections in Moscow, largest in 8 years A mass demonstration in Moscow on Saturday drew tens of thousands of protesters to denounce the exclusion of opposition candidates from next month’s local election.  ...
02:00, 2019-08-11

Netanyahu Rival Turns Elections into Referendum on Religious Influence Israel’s surprise elections have thrust one man and one issue into the spotlight: Avigdor Lieberman, a bitter rival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who says he is trying to stop the country from becoming a religious state....
19:51, 2019-05-30

The Latest: Macron woos green vote in European elections THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections (all times local): 12 noon French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to prove that he’s really a green-friendly guy. His centrist movement is struggling to charm voters ahead of France’s vote Sunday in Europea...
12:34, 2019-05-23

Elections Canada will not use social media ‘influencers’ in federal campaign Elections Canada has scrapped plans to use social-media "influencers" to persuade young Canadians to register to vote in this fall's federal election....
22:34, 2019-06-20

Tsipras faces fight to stay in power after EU elections mauling Greek PM ‘ready for battle’ after calling snap elections, but centre-right opponents are making groundFour days after announcing snap elections, the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras faces an uphill struggle to remain in power as results from Sunday’s European elections showed voters abroad overwh...
07:17, 2019-05-31

State elections set to offer relief for harried Mexican president Mexico's president is expected to score comfortable election wins on Sunday in the first test of his popularity since taking office, despite a weak economy, rampant violence and troubled relations with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump....
10:51, 2019-06-02

US elections 2020: a simple guide to the race for the White House From the debates, to the conventions, to the electoral college, here’s everything you need to know On 3 November 2020, Americans will head to the polls and render their verdict on the Donald Trump presidency. Here’s your quick guide to what’s in store. Continue reading......
17:00, 2019-06-14

State Board Of Elections Certifies Primary Election Results FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– After fixing nearly 50 errors, the state board of elections officially certified the results of last month’s primary Friday. “This is standard procedure that happens in elections. The election’s been certified. It takes a number of people to run a suc...
23:17, 2019-06-07

North Macedonia prime minister hints at early elections North Macedonia's prime minister says he could call early elections if his country fails to get a date for the start of European Union accession talks, addressing domestic frustration with the slow pace of progress in joining the bloc....
21:00, 2019-06-06

Israel faces new elections after Netanyahu fails to build coalition Israel will hold new national elections in late summer after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to put together a coalition government from the parties elected to parliament on April 9th....
06:51, 2019-05-30

Biden claims Russia wouldn’t meddle in elections on his watch Ex-veep Joe Biden claimed Friday that Russia would never interfere in an election if he were president — even though the US intelligence community unanimously concluded they did just that when he was in the White House. “While Putin’s trying to undo our elections, he’s actually undoing elections in,...
04:17, 2019-07-06

Labour deputy demands expulsion 'amnesty' over Euro elections Labour members who backed other parties in the European elections should be granted an amnesty from expulsion, the party's deputy leader has demanded....
21:34, 2019-05-29

Venezuela pro-Maduro legislature to assess early congress elections Venezuela's pro-government legislature on Monday agreed to create a commission to evaluate holding 2020 legislative elections early, which would create an opportunity for the government to reclaim control of the opposition-dominated congress....
09:34, 2019-08-13

Over 300 people arrested in Moscow protests calling for fair elections More than 300 people were arrested Saturday during protests in Moscow calling for fair and free upcoming local elections, according to an independent monitoring group....
20:00, 2019-08-03

Israel Parliament Takes First Step To Hold New Elections Due To Deadlock Israel's parliament on Monday took a first step toward holding new elections due to deadlocked coalition negotiations following April polls, giving preliminary approval to a law to dissolve itself....
19:34, 2019-05-27

Early EU elections results reflect U.K.’s deep divide over Brexit The tally from northeast England, the first of the U.K.'s 12 regions to report, gave the Brexit Party, launched just weeks ago, 39 per cent of the vote....
02:34, 2019-05-27

Albania holds local elections amid political turmoil Albanians have started to cast ballots to elect mayors and city councils, or parliaments amid a tense political conflict with the opposition boycotting the municipal elections...
11:17, 2019-06-30

FEC chief urges Congress to set standards for online platforms during elections The head of the Federal Election Commission called on Congress to set standards for online platforms to fight election interference, but executives at Twitter, Facebook and Google defended their efforts....
11:34, 2019-05-24

Donald Trump quips to Vladimir Putin at G20: 'Don't meddle in the elections' U.S. President Donald Trump talked trade, military and Iran with world leaders Friday all with a smile and a joke or two during the first day of the two-day G20 summit in Japan....
19:17, 2019-06-28

Millionaires say they are more likely to vote for Joe Biden over Donald Trump in 2020 elections American millionaires would elect Joe Biden over President Donald Trump if the former vice president becomes the Democratic nominee, according the CNBC Millionaire survey....
16:17, 2019-06-12

Elections board delays certifying Kentucky primary results FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky election officials on Tuesday delayed certifying statewide primary election results after the state’s chief election official identified a series of discrepancies in vote counts. The inconsistencies won’t change any outcomes of last month’s primary el...
21:51, 2019-06-04

Court ruling sends Guyana to new elections, as first oil output looms A regional court on Tuesday upheld the Guyanese Parliament's December no-confidence vote in the government, meaning the South American country will face new elections just as its nascent oil industry appears set to transform the economy....
03:51, 2019-06-19

Emmanuel Macron’s Grand Ambitions Are at Stake in European Elections For the French president, who is bitterly opposed by the rising populist forces on the Continent, the vote is a critical test of his vision of deeper integration....
14:38, 2019-05-21

Youth’s Video Takes Aim at Merkel’s Party in Run-Up to European Elections A 55-minute clip attacking Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party logged more than nine million views in six days. The German establishment has taken notice....
21:17, 2019-05-25

EU elections: Tories and Labour suffer as Brexit Party triumphs The Conservatives and Labour have fallen victim to a Brexit backlash from voters in the European elections, with the Brexit Party coasting to victory....
09:17, 2019-05-27

Macron's vision for Europe faces test in French EU elections Campaign is being dominated by power struggle between far right and president’s centrist agendaIn a restaurant in northern Paris with European flags pinned to the walls, the former French Europe minister Nathalie Loiseau warned female voters that the rise of the far right threatened their fundamenta...
13:17, 2019-05-24

Austria to hold snap elections in September, says Chancellor Kurz A snap election in Austria is a "necessity," Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Sunday, following an announcement by President Alexander Van der Bellen that early elections would be held in September....
15:17, 2019-05-21

Modi declares victory in India elections as opposition concedes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was poised for a landslide victory in the country's general elections, early results showed on Thursday, defying expectations of even his own party to win a second term in office....
12:00, 2019-05-24

Sudan army urges elections after brutal crackdown on protesters The Sudanese military has promised elections after its agreement with the main opposition coalition broke down. The announcement comes after dozens of protesters were killed by the army and militia....
10:01, 2019-06-04

Merkel heir faces widespread criticism after proposal to regulate online opinion Chancellor Angela Merkel's heir apparent faced criticism from across Germany's political spectrum on Tuesday after she called for rules about expressing online opinions before elections in response to a YouTube video that criticized her party....
15:51, 2019-05-28

Thousands March to Support Brazilian President Bolsonaro Amid Widespread Criticism of Him (RIO DE JANEIRO) — Thousands gathered in cities across Brazil on Sunday to show support for President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings five months into his term. The stumbling start for the far-right ...
21:51, 2019-05-26

Harris’s views on busing come under question after her debate criticism of Biden’s past position The California senator and presidential candidate has offered different answers recently when asked where she stands on school busing; on Thursday she again criticized Biden for his past positions....
00:34, 2019-07-05

Rep. Collins on AOC's 'appalling' criticism of border facilities: It's either 'blissful ignorance' or anti-Semitism Rep. Doug Collins blasted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tuesday on Fox News Radio, calling out her "appalling" comparison of U.S. border facilities to concentration camps....
02:00, 2019-06-19

In Portland, a Punch and a Milkshake Rumor Feed a Fresh Round of Police Criticism Protests that left a journalist injured led to a conservative outcry against the Portland police — and claims that some milkshakes tossed in the melee were laced with cement....
02:51, 2019-07-02

Fed's Powell Spoke With Trump in May Amid White House Criticism of Rate Policy President Trump recently has made a monthly habit of speaking to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, as Mr. Trump continues to press the central bank to reduce interest rates....
03:17, 2019-07-06

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Resigns After Criticism of Epstein Plea Deal (WASHINGTON) — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he is resigning following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Esptein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. President Donald Trump, with Acosta at his side...
20:17, 2019-07-13

Biden drops support for Hyde Amendment restricting abortion funding after criticism ATLANTA — Joe Biden said Thursday that he can no longer support federal restrictions on funding for abortion services, an abrupt reversal from his longstanding backing of the Hyde Amendment. Speaking at a Democratic National Committee gala in Atlanta, the former vice president said that, in an envir...
20:51, 2019-06-07

Jersey Shore's Snooki Claps Back At Criticism Over Postpartum Fitness Goals Snooki's GTL routine is none of your business. OK? Though the Jersey Shore star welcomed her third baby Angelo James LaValle just last week, she's already looking forward to the......
23:51, 2019-06-03

Virginia church sign ‘America: Love or Leave It’ sparks criticism, support This image taken from video provided by WSET-TV shows a sign “America: Love it or Leave It.” posted outside the Friendship Baptist Church in Appomattox, Va., on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Amid a national furor over President Donald Trump’s tweet urging four Democratic congresswomen to “go b...
21:51, 2019-07-19

Miami Dolphins' Kenny Stills insists Stephen Ross criticism isn't political Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills addressed his tweet criticizing the team’s owner Stephen Ross for throwing a fundraiser for President Trump while also running a non-profit focused on equality....
19:17, 2019-08-09

Biden ties Trump's 'toxic tongue' to U.S. shootings as Democrats ramp up criticism Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden on Wednesday accused Republican President Donald Trump of fueling the white supremacy blamed for several U.S. mass shootings, as Trump prepared to visit two cities hit by massacres last weekend....
22:51, 2019-08-07

World Cup broadcaster, ex-player Kaylyn Kyle says she got death threats for USWNT criticism Ex-Canadian soccer player Kaylyn Kyle, a World Cup analyst for TSN, said she got death threats after criticizing the U.S. team over its celebrations.       ...
22:00, 2019-06-12

Pompeo defends deal with Mexico amid criticism, calls it 'diplomacy at its finest' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Monday that President Trump’s assertion that the U.S.’s recent deal with Mexico regarding immigration and the border was a success....
23:51, 2019-06-10

Bernie Sanders knocks Biden after 'Medicare-for-all' criticism: Sounds 'like Donald Trump' Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., continued defending his sweeping "Medicare for all" program on Thursday, this time accusing former Vice President Joe Biden of sounding like his party's arch-nemesis....
01:51, 2019-07-19

Equifax's $700 million data breach settlement spurs criticism, calls for new rules Credit-reporting company Equifax Inc will pay up to $700 million to settle claims it broke the law during a massive 2017 data breach and to repay harmed consumers, in a landmark settlement that was nonetheless criticized by consumer advocates and some lawmakers who called for stricter regulation....
00:01, 2019-07-23

Khloe Kardashian Claps Back at Criticism Over "Excessive Spending" on True Thompson Khloe Kardashian won't stand for being shamed for spoiling her daughter. On Saturday, she posted on her Instagram page a video of True Thompson, 1, sitting in a pink sparkly toy......
21:51, 2019-07-07

UPDATE 6-Equifax's $700 mln data breach settlement spurs criticism, calls for new rules Credit-reporting company Equifax Inc will pay up to $700 million to settle claims it broke the law during a massive 2017 data breach and to repay harmed consumers, in a landmark settlement that was nonetheless criticized by consumer advocates and some lawmakers who called for stricter regulation....
23:17, 2019-07-22