The vice president winced in shock as Obama announced he was conferring the nation’s highest civil honour on his right-hand-man for eight years.
US President Obama and president-elect Trump met on Thursday for the first time, to discuss the transition to the Republican’s inauguration on January 20.
The US has not just elected an economic populist with a policy agenda designed to rescue neglected classes. It’s chosen a royalist who has never for a moment dwelt among ordinary Americans, a man whose monstrous egocentrism amounts to clinical solipsism.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was targeting both ISIS and the Kurdish YPG militia, whose gains in northern Syria have alarmed Turkey
Turkey and US hope that by sweeping ISIS from the border, they can deprive it of a smuggling route which long saw its coffers boosted by illicit trade.
Using some of his most aggressive rhetoric against Kiev since the height of the war two years ago, Putin has pledged to take counter-measures against Ukraine, which he accused of sending saboteurs into Crimea to carry out terrorist acts.
Clinton bypassed progressive favourite Elizabeth Warren as well as two hispanic members of Obama’s cabinet – Julian Castro and Thomas Perez – in favour of Kaine.
Varying policy approaches may prove to be a barrier between a cohesive Bernie-Hillary unity, even as Sanders prepares to support Clinton against Trump.
US President Obama, vice president Joe Biden and defence secretary Ash Carter highlighted the xenophobic nature of Trump’s policies and also criticised his position on US trade policy in the run up to 2016 US presidential elections.
Bernie Sanders is unlikely to easily accept an offer to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate. But as vice president, he can ensure the anti-establishment anger he represents is channelised into taking the US in the direction of a more empathetic and fair society.
The Genomic Data Commons will centralise, standardise and make accessible data from some of the largest cancer genomics datasets in the world. The information will be made available at no charge to any cancer researcher.
Gutting Habeas Corpus: The Inside Story of How Bill Clinton Sacrificed Prisoners’ Rights for Political Gain
In the zero-tolerance climate of the ’80s and ’90s, the concept of habeas corpus had met with increasing impatience; critics accused people on death row of gaming the system, filing “appeal after appeal” just to stay alive.
The US vice president’s visit is a sign of the progress Washington believes Iraqi forces have made in beating back militants over the past year and its hope that the northern city of Mosul can be recaptured before Barack Obama leaves office in January.
Death penalty files eaten by termites? Records of death penalty convicts who have been executed since independence have gone missing from many prisons. The National Law University in Delhi is conducting a first of its kind survey to evaluate the fairness of capital punishment jurisprudence especially in post […]