politics and government

Burundi’s Ruling Party Candidate Wins Presidency

Burundi’s Ruling Party Candidate Wins Presidency

The election was marred by accusations from the leading opposition challenger of vote rigging.
Putin Speaks, Officials Shrug, and Doctors Are Caught in the Middle

Putin Speaks, Officials Shrug, and Doctors Are Caught in the Middle

A botched effort to reward people keeping the coronavirus in check leaves doctors and nurses who demand their due facing scrutiny.
Putin Speaks, Officials Shrug, and Doctors Are Caught in the Middle

Putin Speaks, Officials Shrug, and Doctors Are Caught in the Middle

A botched effort to reward people keeping the coronavirus in check leaves doctors and nurses who demand their due facing scrutiny.
New Zealand Earthquake Interrupts Jacinda Ardern’s TV Interview

New Zealand Earthquake Interrupts Jacinda Ardern’s TV Interview

When the rattling from the magnitude-5.8 quake stopped, New Zealand’s prime minister continued the interview, seeming unruffled.
New Zealand Earthquake Interrupts Jacinda Ardern’s TV Interview

New Zealand Earthquake Interrupts Jacinda Ardern’s TV Interview

When the rattling from the magnitude-5.8 quake stopped, New Zealand’s prime minister continued the interview, seeming unruffled.
Earthquake Interrupts Jacinda Ardern’s TV Interview

Earthquake Interrupts Jacinda Ardern’s TV Interview

When the rattling from the magnitude-5.8 earthquake stopped, New Zealand’s prime minister continued the interview, seeming unruffled.
Boris Johnson Backs Top Aide Accused of Flouting Lockdown Rules

Boris Johnson Backs Top Aide Accused of Flouting Lockdown Rules

Despite the appearance of a double standard, the British leader defended Dominic Cummings’s travel, even as the aide was falling ill.
Suriname’s President Shrugs Off Murder Sentence in Re-election Bid

Suriname’s President Shrugs Off Murder Sentence in Re-election Bid

If President Desi Bouterse can hang on to immunity, past crimes could become just another chapter in his four-decade battle to stay in power.
Suriname’s President Shrugs Off Murder Sentence in Re-election Bid

Suriname’s President Shrugs Off Murder Sentence in Re-election Bid

If President Desi Bouterse can hang on to immunity, past crimes could become just another chapter in his four-decade battle to stay in power.
Boris Johnson Backs Top Aide Accused of Flouting Lockdown Rules

Boris Johnson Backs Top Aide Accused of Flouting Lockdown Rules

Despite the appearance of a double standard, the British leader defended Dominic Cummings’s travel, even as the aide was falling ill.
Why China’s Move to Rein In Hong Kong Is Just the Start

Why China’s Move to Rein In Hong Kong Is Just the Start

Xi Jinping’s China, emboldened by its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, no longer seems constrained by the threat of international rebuke.
Why China’s Move to Rein In Hong Kong Is Just the Start

Why China’s Move to Rein In Hong Kong Is Just the Start

Xi Jinping’s China, emboldened by its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, no longer seems constrained by the threat of international rebuke.
Netanyahu Corruption Trial Begins, Taking Israel Into Uncharted Territory

Netanyahu Corruption Trial Begins, Taking Israel Into Uncharted Territory

The prime minister’s trial is expected to last a year or more, with the first witnesses not expected to testify for months. He has long maintained his innocence.
Netanyahu Corruption Trial Begins, Taking Israel Into Uncharted Territory

Netanyahu Corruption Trial Begins, Taking Israel Into Uncharted Territory

The prime minister’s trial is expected to last a year or more, with the first witnesses not expected to testify for months. He has long maintained his innocence.
For Some Italians, the Future of Work Looks Like the Past

For Some Italians, the Future of Work Looks Like the Past

As the coronavirus drastically reorders society and economies, more Italians are returning to the agricultural jobs of their grandparents.
For Some Italians, the Future of Work Looks Like the Past

For Some Italians, the Future of Work Looks Like the Past

As the coronavirus drastically reorders society and economies, more Italians are returning to the agricultural jobs of their grandparents.
Rattled by a Pandemic, People Turn to Leaders — Any Leaders

Rattled by a Pandemic, People Turn to Leaders — Any Leaders

Placing faith in a leader with little control over a virus may seem irrational, but it fills a very human need.
Rattled by a Pandemic, People Turn to Leaders — Any Leaders

Rattled by a Pandemic, People Turn to Leaders — Any Leaders

Placing faith in a leader with little control over a virus may seem irrational, but it fills a very human need.
The End of the New World Order

The End of the New World Order

The coronavirus is provoking anti-globalist paranoia, but the real globalism is disintegrating.
U.N. Documents Abductions and Torture Of Iraqi Protesters

U.N. Documents Abductions and Torture Of Iraqi Protesters

Protesters have long said threats and abductions by militias were routine. United Nation investigators have begun to substantiate the claims.