Continuing to vest destructive power in the hands of one person and requiring launch decisions to be made without congressional authorisation is undemocratic and dangerous.
We would be unduly anthropocentric to believe that a full understanding of physical reality is within humanity’s grasp.
Is India bracing for the potential fallout?
President Joseph Kabila was supposed to step down at the end of his term in 2016. By clinging on to power, he threw the Democratic Republic of Congo into a vicious cycle of deadly conflict.
Tens of thousands of Hondurans marched on Sunday in the biggest protests since last week’s disputed presidential election.
Civil defence workers said at least 17 were killed in the town of Hamoriya in an aerial strike on a marketplace and nearby residential area.
EU officials and diplomats say they are increasingly optimistic a deal can be struck on Monday, while cautioning that things could still go wrong.
Ivanka’s India Visit and US Delinking of LeT From Haqqani Group Are Examples of NDA’s Failed Diplomacy
India’s treatment of Ivanka Trump as an ex-officio head of state and the US senate’s pass to LeT are proof that we need strong grassroots lobbying to supplement our diplomatic efforts.
The poll, published in the Mail On Sunday newspaper, found 50% of people supported another vote on the final terms of Britain’s exit deal, 34% rejected another referendum and 16% said they did not know.
Three sitting Australian prime ministers have been ousted by their own parties since 2010, dumped by their colleagues almost as soon as their popularity began to wane.
Trump campaigned last year on a promise to deport large numbers of immigrants and build a wall on the US border with Mexico to help tackle illegal immigration and crime in the United States.
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and China Construction Bank said in separate statements they were not working on the project after media recently reported that Chinese banks may get involved.
In their projections, published in October 2017, statisticians estimated that by 2041, life expectancy for women would be 86.2 years and 83.4 years for men.
The somewhat cynical rationale seems to be that humanitarian workers will leave if enough pressure is applied, and migrants will stop coming to Calais.
With Afghan forces improving and on the offensive, US commanders have more freedom to attack the Taliban and insurgents no longer threaten any major urban centres.
The individual mandate is meant to ensure a viable health insurance market by forcing younger and healthier Americans to buy coverage to help offset the cost of sicker patients.
There needs to be a shift from a charity-based approach to a rights-based approach.
Hundreds have been arrested after the tally from last Sunday’s presidential race stalled without a clear winner. Opposition leaders accused the government of trying to steal the election.
China’s Communist Party has tightened cyber regulation in the past year, formalising new rules that require firms to store data locally and censor tools that allow users to subvert the Great Firewall.
Saeed, who was under house arrest since January this year, walked free on November 24 after the Pakistan government decided against detaining him further in any other case.
The stories of two physicists, and how they regarded the use of nuclear weapons to protect their loved ones, have something to offer our era of trigger-happy presidents and isolated dictators.
In rural Indonesia, a pioneering clinic is showing how the health of people and forests could and should be intertwined.
On November 12, a 7.3 magnitude quake killed some 500 and injured 7,000 along the Iran-Iraq border. This Kurdish area has also been crushed by war and, after a recent separatist vote, militarily attacked.
The election crisis erupted owing to President Hernandez gaining a slight lead amid allegations of lack of transparency
Republicans and President Donald Trump are a big step closer to their goal of slashing taxes for businesses and the rich while offering everyday Americans a mixed bag of changes.
‘Volcano forensics’ involves a mixture of modern day monitoring and analysis of past eruptions. Geologists use volcanic rocks as a kind of time capsule to assess what happened previously.
Peter Sands was elected the executive director of the financing organisation even though he did not have American support, perhaps indicating the country’s waning importance.
The dramatic turn of events also raised new questions about whether Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had a role in Flynn’s Russia contacts.
The endemic African disease, sleeping sickness, still finds its presence in Guinea albeit not at the level recorded 50 years earlier.
Some African countries present a facade of democracy. The absence of substantive democracy is contributing to instability on the continent.
Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ is estimated to have led to more than 13,000 killings. Artists – both in the Philippines and beyond – are helping communities work through their trauma.
As of the next legislative elections in 2019, all the lists of candidates for Congress must necessarily alternate male and female candidates.
In a recent move towards suppression of criticism aimed at the state, a Vietnamese court convicted the prominent blogger, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, for what the police claimed to be anti-state reports.
Top economic adviser Gary Cohn, whose relationship with Trump became tense earlier this year, has considered leaving once the Republican effort to overhaul the US tax system is completed in Congress.
An Israeli man was stabbed to death in the southern Israeli city of Arad and an Israeli settler shot and killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank on Thursday.
Morales, a former coca farmer in power since 2006, had previously accepted the results of a referendum in 2016, when 51% of voters rejected his proposal to end term limits.
Police and army troops summoned to the scene killed all of the attackers at the Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar.
Young parties are bringing new life to Chile’s stale politics, finally ending the post-Pinochet period. As the presidential runoff approaches in December, the race for the presidency is now wide open.
According to the UN, about a third of the world’s 47 least developed countries, described as the poorest of the world’s poor, are threatened by global warming and sea-level rise.
Though the November 28 launch was initially reported as successful, Russia lost connection with its new weather satellite Meteor-M – the primary payload on board the rocket – within hours of its launch.