LONDON, Nov 8 Since U.S. President Donald Trump
entered the White House in 2017, NATO summits have often proved
diplomatically messy events. This year's gathering next month in
London could be the most volatile of the lot – taking place not
just against the backdrop of unpredictable looming British and
American elections, but now open questioning of the alliance's
future by French President Emmanuel Macron.
LONDON, Oct 30 The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
this week will not mark the end of Islamic state, nor U.S.
military efforts against Islamist militancy in the Middle East
and beyond. But coming against the backdrop of the U.S.
withdrawal from Syria and growing Pentagon preoccupation with
great-power rivals such as China, it may mark the end of an era
in U.S. foreign and military policy.
LONDON, Oct 23 As a contender for the U.S.
presidency in 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
was besieged with opposition rumour and conspiracy theories.
Last week, her most significant contribution to next year's
presidential race so far became indulging in the same game,
effectively accusing Democratic challenger and Congresswoman
Tulsi Gabbard of being the preferred choice of Russia.
LONDON, Oct 16 As protests spread across the
Arab world in late 2010 and early 2011, the Obama administration
struggled to decide a strategy. Torn between sticking with the
autocratic strongmen who had long been America's allies or
democracy-seeking protesters on the streets, it lurched one way
and then the other, only rarely committing completely to an
LONDON On Monday, having effectively and unexpectedly given the green light to a Turkish military incursion against America's sometime Syrian Kurdish allies, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter once again. If Turkey took any action that he in his "great and unmatched wisdom", considered to be off-limits, he would "totally destroy and obliterate" its economy.
LONDON, Oct 4 As Hong Kong recovered from its
most violent day of protests so far, Beijing's English-language
"Global Times" newspaper led on the celebrations of 70 years of
Communist rule. The celebrations, it argued, showed the peaceful
intent and unity of Chinese society - illustrating the article
with a picture of a new ballistic missile it said could drop
nuclear warheads on any place on earth.
LONDON, Sept 26 During the 2016 U.S. election,
Facebook says it did not do enough to enforce its standards as
rumour and untruth spread. In the three years since, it says it
has hired up to 30,000 people to take down inappropriate or
extremist content, clamp down on fake accounts and reduce
interactions with so-called "fake news" by almost two thirds.
LONDON If Iran's government was truly behind last weekend's cruise missile and drone attack on Saudi Arabia's energy infrastructure, it has put its potential foes across the Middle East in an awkward, uncomfortable position.
LONDON, Sept 21 If Iran's government was truly
behind last weekend's cruise missile and drone attack on Saudi
Arabia's energy infrastructure, it has put its potential foes
across the Middle East in an awkward, uncomfortable position.
LONDON, Aug 22 On Wednesday, as wildfires ripped
across the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian president took to
Facebook to accuse nongovernmental organizations of setting
light to the trees.