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Brussels Briefing: Renzi resigns – the aftermath

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Far-Right Presidential Hopeful Defeated in Austria

Left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen triumphed over his right-wing rival Sunday in the vote for Austria's presidency, a victory welcomed by moderate politicians across Europe as a blow against the populist forces looking to weaken the European Union. While the Austrian presidency is a mostly symbolic post, it had attracted...

How will the UK's Snoopers' Charter affect journalism?

A look at the UK's new surveillance law and the relationship between the security state and the journalists covering it.

Remembering Fidel Castro': A contested legacy

We look at the competing media narratives around Castro's legacy - a revolutionary hero to some and a tyrant to others.

UN launches record aid appeal of $22.7bn for 2017

Appeal comes as crises in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and South Sudan have compounded the UN's 2016 funding shortage.

Suspected Russian Airstrikes Kill At Least 46 in Northwest Syria

Several suspected Russian airstrikes have killed at least 46 people in several areas of the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, according to reports by U.K.-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The...Show More Summary

UN: Record $22.2B in humanitarian aid needed for 2017

"This is a reflection of a state of humanitarian need in the world not witnessed since the Second World War,” OCHA chief says

Thailand's south hit by deadly floods

Several days of torrential rain have resulted in the deaths of at least eight people.

India's demonetisation quagmire and its victims

The demonetisation move by the Indian government will not achieve its goals, but it will hurt ordinary people.

Fidel Castro, Conventional Dictator

Fidel Castro's ashes were buried in a sort of boulder yesterday after a nine-day cortege trip across Cuba, an island he left in cinders after the long, harsh dictatorship. The island is now ruled by Fidel's brother, Raul, part of the incompetent ruling class that has dominated Cuba since 1959. Show More Summary

Euro Drops to 20-Month Low After Italy Votes 'No' in Referendum

The euro fell to a 20-month low on Monday and investors fled riskier assets after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign following a stinging defeat on constitutional reform that could destabilize the country's shaky...Show More Summary

New Zealand PM Stuns Country With Sudden Resignation

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has suddenly called it quits after eight years in the job. He announced the shock decision at a Monday press conference, saying it was for family reasons, the New Zealand Herald reports. "This is the hardest decision I've ever made and I don't know...

Pakistan: Multiple deaths, injuries in four-star hotel fire

"We tied the bed sheets together to make a rope, and used that to climb down from the fourth floor," survivor says

Pizzagate: Man opens fire in Washington restaurant

Man fires shots inside popular DC restaurant after arriving to self-investigate the "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory.

Ukraine: The lasting impact of landmines on civilians

No one knows how many civilians have been killed by landmines or how many have been planted and where.

Pakistan's Regent Plaza hotel hit by deadly fire

At least 11 people killed and scores injured in blaze at four-star hotel in Karachi.

Italy PM Quits After Referendum Stuns Establishment

Italian voters dealt Premier Matteo Renzi a stinging defeat on his reforms referendum, triggering his resignation announcement and galvanizing the populist, opposition 5-Star Movement's determination to gain national power soon. The outcome also energized the anti-immigrant Northern League party, an ally of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, a candidate...

In the shadow of Trump, a DAPL Victory and Global Protests against Fossil Fuels

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The surprise announcement Sunday by the Army Corps of Engineers that they will not permit the Dakota Access Pipeline to go under the…

All the President’s Men: The Warmongering Washington Blob is Back

By John Feffer | (Foreign Policy in Focus) | – – Shortly after taking office in 1969, President Richard Nixon devised his “madman theory.” It was the height of the Vietnam War,…

Under BDS Pressure, G4S Ends Most Illegal Business with Israel

IMEMC | – – Human rights campaigners to intensify pressure against the company… G4S announces sale of most of its Israel business, following intense BDS pressure G4S remains involved in Israeli police…

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