Fri. Aug 23rd, 2019

Month: August 2019

The alt-right manifesto that has Trumpworld talking

An alt-right supporter marches in Portland, Oregon. | Karen Ducey/Getty Images The most important political book of the past year just might be a grammatically challenged manifesto in favor of nude sunbathing written under the pen name Bronze Age Pervert. W…

Women usher in new era for presidential campaigns

Sen. Elizabeth Warrens senior management team is majority female, with seven women and six men. They are all paid the same annual salary of $156,000. | Mario Tama/Getty Images A transformation is underway in presidential politics. After decades of taking ho…

France threatens to block trade over Amazon fires

Media captionMembers of Brazil’s indigenous Mura tribe vow to defend their land France and Ireland say they will not ratify a huge trade deal with South American nations unless Brazil does more to fight fires in the Amazon. French leader Emmanuel Macron sai…

China escalates US trade row with new tariffs

Image copyrightGetty Images China is set to impose a tariff of up to 10% on $75bn of goods imported from the US in a move that will increase tensions between the two superpowers. Agricultural goods, crude oil and small aircraft are among the products being …

Billionaire Republican donor David Koch dies

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption David Koch Billionaire David Koch, a major donor to the Republican party, has died aged 79, according to family sources. The former majority owner of Koch Industries was ranked by Forbes below brother Charles as t…