LONDON On Monday, having effectively and unexpectedly given the green light to a Turkish military incursion against America's sometime Syrian Kurdish allies, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter once again. If Turkey took any action that he in his "great and unmatched wisdom", considered to be off-limits, he would "totally destroy and obliterate" its economy.
LONDON, Oct 4 As Hong Kong recovered from its
most violent day of protests so far, Beijing's English-language
"Global Times" newspaper led on the celebrations of 70 years of
Communist rule. The celebrations, it argued, showed the peaceful
intent and unity of Chinese society - illustrating the article
with a picture of a new ballistic missile it said could drop
nuclear warheads on any place on earth.
LONDON, Sept 26 During the 2016 U.S. election,
Facebook says it did not do enough to enforce its standards as
rumour and untruth spread. In the three years since, it says it
has hired up to 30,000 people to take down inappropriate or
extremist content, clamp down on fake accounts and reduce
interactions with so-called "fake news" by almost two thirds.
LONDON If Iran's government was truly behind last weekend's cruise missile and drone attack on Saudi Arabia's energy infrastructure, it has put its potential foes across the Middle East in an awkward, uncomfortable position.
LONDON, Aug 22 On Wednesday, as wildfires ripped
across the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian president took to
Facebook to accuse nongovernmental organizations of setting
light to the trees.
LONDON For those who worried about the risk of the Cold War ending in catastrophe, the early- to mid-1980s were the most alarming period since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
LONDON, Aug 9 For those who worried about the
risk of the Cold War ending in catastrophe, the early- to
mid-1980s were the most alarming period since the 1962 Cuban
LONDON It has not been the easiest year for democracies in the West, with storm clouds gathering over Brexit and also now over next year's U.S. presidential election. But it is not just Western democracies that face problems. Protests in Hong Kong and Russia show the limits of what many see in the West as autocratic power.
LONDON, July 25 As bloodless encounters go,
Tuesday's face-off between a Russian surveillance plane and
South Korean fighter jets was as vicious as they come.
LONDON, July 17 Fifty years after Neil
Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off for the
moon, a new space race is on. It is one that may affect the
future of humanity even more than its Cold War predecessor, both
on earth and in the wider cosmos.