Istanbul :Erdogan weakens

Istanbul :Erdogan weakens

Turkey’s authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week suffered the worst electoral defeat since his Justice and Development Party (AKP) first took power in 2002. The secular opposition Republican People’s Party won control of both the capital, Ankara, and the country’s largest city, Istanbul, in the municipal elections. The Republicans Continue Reading

Mayor Pete: Democrats’ new dark horse

Mayor Pete: Democrats’ new dark horse

Pete Buttigieg “is having a moment,” said Nathaniel Rakich in FiveThirtyEight .com. The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., is the first “breakout” contender in the Democratic presidential primary, placing third in a recent poll of Iowa voters and raising an impressive $7 million. Most Americans haven’t heard of Mayor Continue Reading

May’s disastrous failure to lead

May’s disastrous failure to lead

This was supposed to be the week that British lawmakers finally broke the Brexit deadlock, said Kate Devlin in The Times. Yet after a succession of votes and “acrimonious scenes,” Parliament still can’t decide how, or even whether, the U.K. should leave the European Union. The divorce deal that Prime Continue Reading

strategies to Boost employment

strategies to Boost employment

As China faces increasing pressure to create new work opportunities and a skilled labour force, it must consider new tactics to stabilise the job market and the wider economy. At a politburo conference held at the end of last July, the Chinese government deined its major economic tasks for the Continue Reading

Austin :Shifting blame

Austin :Shifting blame

Right-wing broadcaster Alex Jones said he repeatedly called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a “giant hoax” because he suffered from “a form of psychosis” that made him think “everything was staged.” That defense was offered during a deposition released last week in response to one of several lawsuits Continue Reading

Lyft Worrying signs for coming IPOs

Lyft: Worrying signs for coming IPOs

Lyft, in the “highest-profile stock sale of the year,” slipped below its offering price this week amid Wall Street “concerns about how fast the ride-sharing company can start making money,” said Esha Day in Bloomberg.com. Though the muchhyped company is still valued at around $20 billion, it’s a disappointing debut. Continue Reading

Demanding gun control after massacre

Demanding gun control after massacre

The whole of New Zealand is struggling to express the “outrage, sadness, and disgust” it feels after the worst mass shooting in this country’s history, said Jane Bowron in The Press (New Zealand). Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot dead at Continue Reading