London: Boris scandal

London: Boris scandal

As the race to become Britain’s next prime minister narrowed to two contenders last week, a new scandal enveloped front-runner Boris Johnson. Police were called to the apartment that Johnson, 55, shares with his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds—a 31-year-old PR expert— after neighbors reported hearing a loud argument, with breaking glasses Continue Reading

Randolph, N.H: Highway bloodbath

Randolph, N.H: Highway bloodbath

A pickup truck veered across the center line of a highway last week and killed seven motorcyclists, injuring three others. The slain bikers, five men and two women ages 42 to 62, were members of Jarheads MC, a New England motorcycle club for Marine Corps veterans and close friends. They Continue Reading

Randolph, N.H: Highway bloodbath

Randolph, N.H: Highway bloodbath

A pickup truck veered across the center line of a highway last week and killed seven motorcyclists, injuring three others. The slain bikers, five men and two women ages 42 to 62, were members of Jarheads MC, a New England motorcycle club for Marine Corps veterans and close friends. They Continue Reading

Salem, Ore. Statehouse standoff

Salem, Ore. Statehouse standoff

GOP state senators fled Oregon this week after Democratic Gov. Kate Brown threatened to have state troopers round up the legislators and force them to return for a vote on capping greenhouse gas emissions. The Republicans had avoided the legislative chamber to block the quorum needed for a vote on Continue Reading

U.S. and Iran trade insults, threats

U.S. and Iran trade insults, threats

President Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran this week, just days after he abruptly called off a military strike meant to punish the country for shooting down an unmanned U.S. military surveillance drone over the Persian Gulf. American jets were reportedly headed for Iranian targets, including radar and missile batteries, Continue Reading

Washington DC: Mexico tariffs

Washington DC: Mexico tariffs

In a surprise move that rattled global stock markets, President Trump threatened to impose a 5% tariff on all imports from Mexico, in an attempt to put more pressure on its government to curb migrant numbers. Trump said the tariff would increase by five percentage points each month, up to Continue Reading

Rome: Fed-up PM

Rome: Fed-up PM

, unless they stop fighting each other. Conte, a former academic, was asked to become PM last year by both Luigi Di Maio of the Five Star Movement and Matteo Salvini of the far-right League. But since then, he has struggled to keep the peace between the two men: they Continue Reading

Gatineau, Canada Indigenous “genocide”

Gatineau, Canada Indigenous “genocide”

A landmark national inquiry has found that Canada has been complicit in a “race-based genocide of Indigenous peoples… empowered by colonial structures” and state inaction. The findings of the three-year government inquiry were unveiled at a solemn ceremony attended by PM Justin Trudeau, Indigenous leaders and families of some of Continue Reading

Paris: “March of the mutilated”

Paris: “March of the mutilated”

About 300 people, including many who have suffered injuries during gilets jaunes street protests in recent months, took part in a selfdescribed “march of the mutilated” through Paris on Sunday, to protest against what they say are brutally repressive police tactics. According to official statistics covering the period up to Continue Reading

New York: Whales return

New York: Whales return

Wildlife lovers in New York have been treated to the remarkable sight of humpback whales in the Hudson River. According to the group Gotham Whale, 272 cetaceans were spotted in New York City waters last year, up from only five in 2011. The group puts the surge in numbers down Continue Reading