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 ‘The Economist’ Just Downgraded the US From a ‘Full Democracy’ to a ‘Flawed Democracy’

 ‘The Economist’ Just Downgraded the US From a ‘Full Democracy’ to a ‘Flawed Democracy’

United States is no longer a full democracy, according to the highly regarded Economist Intelligence Unit, which each year compiles a Democracy Index that “provides a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories.” “The US, a standard-bearer of democracy for the world, has become a ‘flawed democracy,’ as […]

Trump and Putin vow to cooperate in ISIL fight

Trump and Putin vow to cooperate in ISIL fight

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart have made a “significant start” in fixing their countries’ relationship, while agreeing to cooperate in fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, the White House said following an hour-long phone call. The two leaders’ first conversation since Trump’s inauguration covered topics ranging from cooperation […]

US State Department’s entire senior management team quits as Secretary Rex Tillerson takes up post

US State Department’s entire senior management team quits as Secretary Rex Tillerson takes up post

The entire senior level of management officials at the US State Department has resigned – rather than serve under President Donald Trump. In the latest display of disquiet among civil servants in Washington over the arrival of the new commander-in-chief, the four top senior officials at the equivalent of America’s foreign ministry, announced that they […]

President Donald Trump to publish weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants: Hitler too did the same

President Donald Trump to publish weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants: Hitler too did the same

Donald Trump has ordered his new administration to publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants. The US President’s sweeping new executive order on immigration, which he signed on the fifth day of his presidency, includes a paragraph mandating the Secretary for Homeland Security to “make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens” in the […]

Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website: sources

Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website: sources

By Valerie Volcovici | WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, two agency employees told Reuters, the latest move by the newly minted leadership to erase ex-President Barack Obama’s climate change initiatives. The employees were notified by EPA officials on Tuesday […]

US meddles in elections ‘all the time’: Ron Paul

US meddles in elections ‘all the time’: Ron Paul

Former US Congressman Ron Paul says the American government interferes in other countries’ elections “all the time” and cannot blame Russia for doing the same. Discussing claims by Washington that Moscow had a role in President-elect Donald Trump’s victory on November 8, Paul told Fox Business Network on Wednesday that the outcry was more about […]

Jimmy Carter Calls on Obama to Recognize Palestine Before Leaving Office

Jimmy Carter Calls on Obama to Recognize Palestine Before Leaving Office

And former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is calling on President Obama to join 137 other nations in granting Palestine diplomatic recognition before he leaves office. The move would help Palestine win full United Nations membership. In a New York Times op-ed published Monday, Carter writes, “The combined weight of United States recognition, United Nations membership […]