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JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Land Deal Backfires

JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Land Deal Backfires

Abe has said neither he nor his wife, Akie Abe, was involved in a murky deal for the purchase of state-owned land by Moritomo Gakuen, an educational body in the western city of Osaka that also runs a kindergarten promoting patriotism.

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USA POLITICS: Newspapers to Ride ‘Trump Bump’ to Reach Readers, Advertisers

USA POLITICS: Newspapers to Ride ‘Trump Bump’ to Reach Readers, Advertisers

Trump administration’s combative view of traditional news media as the “opposition party” and “fake news” is turning out to be the best hope in 2017 for newspapers struggling to attract more digital readers and advertisers.

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USA POLITICS: 30,000 Obama Agitators Ready to Fight Trump Every Step of the Way

USA POLITICS: 30,000 Obama Agitators Ready to Fight Trump Every Step of the Way

Barack Obama is setting up a “shadow White House” in Washington, DC, for organizing anti-Trump protests nationwide and “rebuilding the ravaged Democrat Party.”

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USA POLITICS: Joy Villa Wears ‘Make America Great Again’ to 2017 Grammy Awards (Photos)

USA POLITICS: Joy Villa Wears ‘Make America Great Again’ to 2017 Grammy Awards (Photos)

Pop singer Joy Villa arrived Sunday at the 2017 Grammy Awards wearing a simple white outfit– until she removed it on the red carpet, revealing a dress in the style of Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” presidential campaign posters.

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USA POLITICS: Defections! Sears, Kmart Jilt Trump Brands

USA POLITICS: Defections! Sears, Kmart Jilt Trump Brands

Trump-branded consumer products suffered new blows, with US retailers Sears Holdings Corp and Kmart Corp discontinuing online sales of 31 Trump Home items.

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AUSTRIA POLITICS: Adolf Hitler Lookalike Appears in Austrian Birthplace

AUSTRIA POLITICS: Adolf Hitler Lookalike Appears in Austrian Birthplace

Austrian authorities are investigating reports of a man appearing in public in Adolf Hitler’s birthplace as the Nazi dictator’s double, including the distinctive moustache, haircut and clothing.

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USA POLITICS: ‘My Daughter Ivanka Has Heen Treated So Unfairly By Nordstrom’: Trump Declares

USA POLITICS: ‘My Daughter Ivanka Has Heen Treated So Unfairly By Nordstrom’: Trump Declares

President Donald Trump blasted department store chain Nordstrom Inc on Wednesday for dropping his daughter Ivanka’s clothing line, prompting critics to accuse him of misusing public office to benefit his family’s sprawling business empire.

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USA POLITICS: Here’s Coretta Scott King Letter Elizabeth Warren Was Prevented From Reading in Senate

USA POLITICS: Here’s Coretta Scott King Letter Elizabeth Warren Was Prevented From Reading in Senate

Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced on Tuesday night during the Senate debate over the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General after she quoted a letter written by the late Coretta Scott King in which King spoke out against Sessions’ character, the Washington Post and other outlets reported.

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USA POLITICS: Elizabeth Warren Quote From Coretta Scott King Backfires

USA POLITICS: Elizabeth Warren Quote From Coretta Scott King Backfires

U.S. Senate Elizabeth Warren has earned a rare rebuke by the Senate for quoting Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Accuser Summer Zervos Follows Bill Cosby Playbook in Defamation Case

USA POLITICS: Trump Accuser Summer Zervos Follows Bill Cosby Playbook in Defamation Case

By professing his innocence, Trump who is now president of the United States had effectively called her a liar, Summer Zervos alleges in a defamation case.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Dismisses Gay Rumors

FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Dismisses Gay Rumors

“If you’re told I lead a double life with Mr Gallet it’s because my hologram has escaped,” Emmanuel Macron told supporters at a rally.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ambassadorial Nominees Screening Disrupted By Power Outage

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ambassadorial Nominees Screening Disrupted By Power Outage

Power outage at the Nigerian Senate disrupted the screening of non-career ambassadorial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday.

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Labor Secretary Pick Andrew Puzder Employed Illegal Immigrant

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Labor Secretary Pick Andrew Puzder Employed Illegal Immigrant

Andrew Puzder chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants, is one of Trump nominees who faced strong opposition from Senate Democrats and progressive groups.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Der Spiegel Defends Cover Showing Trump Beheading Statue of Liberty

GERMANY POLITICS: Der Spiegel Defends Cover Showing Trump Beheading Statue of Liberty

“Der Spiegel does not want to provoke anybody,” editor-in-chief Klaus Brinkbaeumer told Reuters TV after the cover set off a debate on Twitter and in German and international media, adding he was surprised by the impact of the illustration.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Zanu-PF to Zimbabweans: Donate 150 Cattles For Mugabe’s 93rd Birthday Party

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Zanu-PF to Zimbabweans: Donate 150 Cattles For Mugabe’s 93rd Birthday Party

Zimbabweans have reportedly been urged to donate at least 150 cattle towards President Robert Mugabe’s upcoming birthday celebrations later this month.
Mugabe turns 93 on February 21.

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USA POLITICS: Tweet vs Tweet! Obama’s Ex-Aides Take On Trump

USA POLITICS: Tweet vs Tweet! Obama’s Ex-Aides Take On Trump

Obama Administration alumni: aides, advisors have taken to their own social-media platforms to rail, loudly and publicly, against every move Trump has made.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Der Spiegel Sparks Furor With Image of Trump Beheading Statue of Liberty

GERMANY POLITICS: Der Spiegel Sparks Furor With Image of Trump Beheading Statue of Liberty

It depicts Trump with bloodied knife in one hand and Statue of Liberty’s head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: “America First”.

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USA POLITICS: Chelsea Clinton Seems Not to Learn From Her Parents Mistakes As She Took Shot At Kellyanne Conway

USA POLITICS: Chelsea Clinton Seems Not to Learn From Her Parents Mistakes As She Took Shot At Kellyanne Conway

Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton’s daughter, took a shot at Kellyanne Conway on Twitter Friday, faulting the top Trump adviser for citing a non-existent “massacre” to defend the President’s travel ban.

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USA POLITICS: Kellyanne Conway Cites ‘Massacre’ that Never Occurred to Defend Immigrant Ban

USA POLITICS: Kellyanne Conway Cites ‘Massacre’ that Never Occurred to Defend Immigrant Ban

Trump administration aide Kellyanne Conway corrected herself on Friday in a post on Twitter, saying: “Honest mistakes abound.”

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USA POLITICS: Obama’s Ex-Official Rosa Brooks Outlines ‘Coup’ Option to Overthrow Trump

USA POLITICS: Obama’s Ex-Official Rosa Brooks Outlines ‘Coup’ Option to Overthrow Trump

Rosa Brooks, Obama ex-administration official is a Schwartz senior fellow at New America Foundation funded by George Soros’s Open Society Foundations.

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