TECHS-NEWS.COM: World News - Latest of The Day 19:15, 2019-07-11

Biden, in Foreign Policy Speech, to Urge Summit Promoting Democracy

The address in New York City will take aim at President Trump’s judgment in foreign affairs while also trying to lift Mr. Biden above the Democratic primary fray....

Biden, in Foreign Policy Speech, to Urge Summit Promoting Democracy

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Biden campaign trail speech to assail Trump's foreign policies Looking to steady his presidential campaign after a debate performance against other Democratic contenders that hurt him in public opinion polls, Joe Biden will seek to play to his strengths on Thursday with a speech that draws upon his experience in foreign affairs....
17:15, 2019-07-11

Biden rips 'chest-thumping' Trump as he spells out his foreign policy vision Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted Republican President Trump on Thursday, as the current front-runner for the Democratic nomination spelled out his vision for a sweeping overhaul of U.S. foreign policy....
23:00, 2019-07-11

Biden wants Obama-era foreign policy — including return to Iran nuclear deal Joe Biden will rewind the clock on American foreign policy back to the Obama administration if he’s elected president, the former veep said during a speech at the CUNY Graduate Center on Thursday. That includes a return to the Iran nuclear deal — adopted under Obama in 2015 and abandoned by Presiden...
04:00, 2019-07-12

Hong Kong protesters urge world leaders to support them at G20 summit Hong Kong protesters are appealing for foreign support in their fight for political freedom, calling on world leaders to act ahead of the summit of the Group of 20 major economies in Osaka, Japan, this week....
21:01, 2019-06-27

Democrats Urge Pompeo to End Policy Used to Deny Citizenship to Children of Gay Couples Nearly 100 Democratic members of Congress, including several presidential hopefuls, signed letters calling for an end to the State Department policy....
01:15, 2019-06-07

A Year Later, Twitter’s New Banned Speech Policy Adds Little to the Old One An effort to forbid “dehumanizing” tweets was scaled back after criticism and debate, and for now focuses only on those directed at religious groups....
17:15, 2019-07-09

Trump rips tech firms at 'free speech' summit President Donald Trump told prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum that he is being treated unfairly by big tech firms which he says suppress conservative voices....
01:45, 2019-07-12

Try Again, Twitter: New Religious Hate Speech Policy Leaves Much to Be Desired It’s not exactly a secret that Twitter has hate speech and harassment problems, though the lengths CEO Jack Dorsey has gone to dismiss the abusive antics and incendiary rhetoric that fester on the popular social media platform have drawn sharp critique....
23:45, 2019-07-11

White House does not need a 'strongman,' Hickenlooper says in 2020 policy speech Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Monday said there is an "authoritarian mentality" in the White House and the United States does not need its own "strongman," as he delivered the first major foreign policy address among two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination....
15:00, 2019-05-21

Trump meets conservatives at 'free speech' social media summit President Donald Trump met with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices....
22:30, 2019-07-11

UPDATE 3-Trump rips tech firms at 'free speech' summit President Donald Trump told prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum that he is being treated unfairly by big tech firms which he says suppress conservative voices....
00:15, 2019-07-12

Hillary Clinton will give keynote speech at cyber defense summit Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will serve as a keynote speaker at the Cyber Defense Summit 2019, the cybersecurity company FireEye announced on Thursday. “We are pleased to announce that Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be a featured keynote at...
01:15, 2019-05-31

YouTube Just Can't Stop Mumbling Nonsense About Its Harassment and Hate Speech Policy YouTube has not had an easy go of it over the last 24 hours. Right in the middle of LGBT Pride Month, the platform responded to Vox Media host Carlos Maza’s claims that right-wing YouTube host Steven Crowder had repeatedly taunted him with racist, homophobic language including “lispy queer,” “token ...
00:00, 2019-06-07

Israel’s foreign minister attends climate summit in UAE JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Foreign Ministry says its chief diplomat attended an international climate summit in Abu Dhabi. The ministry confirmed Monday that Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz visited the United Arab Emirates and met with a senior UAE official and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Gute...
17:30, 2019-07-01

Trump slams tech firms at 'free speech' social media summit US President Trump has blamed big tech firms for gagging conservative voices at a summit of far-right online figures. At the same time, he applauded internet provocateurs for their "bad" social media behavior....
11:45, 2019-07-12

REFILE-UPDATE 4-Trump rips tech firms at 'free speech' summit President Donald Trump welcomed prominent conservative social media provocateurs to the White House on Thursday and said that along with himself, they are being treated unfairly by big tech firms, which he says suppress conservative voices....
06:15, 2019-07-12

Rex Tillerson Says Jared Kushner Conducted Foreign Policy Without Him (WASHINGTON) — Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cited an awkward encounter with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law in a restaurant as an example of diplomacy being conducted behind his back when he was in the administration, according to a transcript of a congressional hearing re...
06:45, 2019-06-28

Trump burnishes foreign policy at election rally Kicking off his 2020 presidential re-election campaign, President Donald Trump ran through a litany of foreign policy achievements from his first two years in office. (June 19)        ...
12:15, 2019-06-19

North Korea urges U.S. to change 'hostile policy' on eve of summit anniversary North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday to "withdraw its hostile policy" towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become "a blank sheet of paper"....
05:45, 2019-06-11

Punching Iran Over Its Foreign Policy Could Lead to a Faster Path to War Wrestling with Iran’s diplomacy and military activity could prompt a confrontation between Washington and Tehran well before any showdown over a nuclear program....
03:30, 2019-05-30

Tillerson Says He and Mattis Were Cut Out of Foreign Policy Decisions by Kushner and Bannon The former secretary of state told Congress he was surprised by aggressive moves made by Saudi and Emirati leaders, who had met with President Trump’s close advisers without his knowledge....
19:45, 2019-06-27

Can a Small-Town Mayor Run as the Foreign Policy Candidate in 2020? Pete Buttigieg typically campaigns in shirtsleeves. But on Tuesday, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., wore a jacket and tie. The change in wardrobe signaled a dramatic shift in approach, as the Democratic presidential candidate delivered one of the first major foreign policy speeches of the 2020 campai...
21:30, 2019-06-12

Tulsi Gabbard knocks ‘war hawks’ and stands by her foreign policy views The U.S. representative from Hawaii, a Democratic presidential candidate, forcefully defended her foreign policy positions on Thursday at a Washington Post Live event....
03:15, 2019-06-14

Veterans walk out on Ocasio-Cortez after she bashes Trump, US foreign policy Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bashed US foreign policy during a private meeting with Bronx community leaders, prompting two military veterans to storm out....
07:15, 2019-06-02

Pompeo launches panel to review human rights in U.S. foreign policy U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, which some lawmakers and activists worry could be a move to minimize abortion and gay rights....
18:15, 2019-07-08

Trump is no friend to Britain: time to give him and his foreign policy the heave-ho The US’s disruptive America First approach is not one Britain can support any longerAs usual, Mike Pompeo was brutally frank. Speaking in London last month, the US secretary of state warned that future bilateral intelligence sharing would be at risk if Britain allowed the Chinese telecoms giant Huaw...
21:00, 2019-06-01

Veterans walk out of meeting with Ocasio-Cortez after she bashes US foreign policy Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bashed US foreign policy during a private meeting with Bronx community leaders, prompting two military veterans to storm out. “She knocks the country, she knocks the president. And that’s not what America is about,” said Silvio Mazzella, a Vietnam War vet and treasurer ...
19:30, 2019-06-01

Sushma Swaraj Discusses Wuhan Summit Agenda With China's Foreign Minister External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of a multilateral meeting in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek and discussed issues of bilateral......
15:45, 2019-05-22

Foreign investors hope India dials back policy shocks after Modi win Foreign companies in India have welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election victory for the political stability it brings, but now they need to see him soften a protectionist stance adopted in the past year....
14:45, 2019-05-24

Trump's U.K. state visit turns from pomp and pageantry to foreign policy President Trump is spending three days in Britain celebrating the 'special relationship' between Britain and the United States.        ...
09:45, 2019-06-04

Biden apologizes for praising segregationists in defensive speech Joe Biden scrambled Saturday to save his swiftly sinking campaign, finally apologizing for recent remarks in which he had positive words for segregationist Dems. “Was I wrong a few weeks ago to somehow give the impression to people that I was praising those men?” he said of his controversial June 18...
03:30, 2019-07-07

The troubling overlap between Jared Kushner's business interests and US foreign policy | Mohamad Bazzi A congressional inquiry has raised the possibility that Kushner supported a blockade of a US ally as payback because it would not fund his family’s businessIn May 2017, two of Donald Trump’s senior advisers, Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon, met for a private dinner with top leaders of Saudi Arabia an...
13:15, 2019-07-08

Pelosi slams Trump on Mexico: 'Threats and temper tantrums are no way to negotiate foreign policy' Pelosi said Trump had undermined America's leadership role by "recklessly threatening to impose tariffs on our close friend and neighbor to the south."...
22:30, 2019-06-10

Speaker Pelosi Slams President Trump for Mexican Foreign Policy ‘Temper Tantrum’ President Donald Trump’s deal with Mexico to get help on the border in exchange for withdrawing the threat of U.S. import tariffs got a quick thumbs-down from Nancy Pelosi. The House Speaker released a statement early Saturday saying Trump had “undermined America’s preeminent leade...
22:45, 2019-06-08

Biden will claim Trump is unfit for office in Iowa speech Joe Biden will go directly after President Trump in a speech in Iowa later Tuesday, claiming the commander-in-chief is unfit for the White House and hitting him over his relationship with authoritarian leaders in Russia and North Korea and his tariff war with China. “There’s a lot of ways Trum...
18:45, 2019-06-11

Biden slams Trump on trade, China during Iowa speech Speaking in Iowa hours ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden ripped the Republican president's trade policies, saying that farmers were being caught in the crossfire between the United States and China....
01:45, 2019-06-12

Joe Biden blasts Trump’s Iran policy as ‘self-inflicted disaster’ Joe Biden on Thursday blasted President Trump’s Iran policy as a “self-inflicted disaster” as tensions between the US and the Middle Eastern country continue to escalate. The 2020 Democratic candidate’s remarks come hours after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down an Am...
17:15, 2019-06-20

Joe Biden's team alters climate policy plan after plagiarism allegations Some passages appeared to borrow from others without citationBiden campaign says citations were ‘inadvertently’ left out Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential campaign has amended his climate policy plan hours after it was released Tuesday because a handful of passages did not credit some of the sourc...
16:00, 2019-06-05

Biden campaign pays former Clinton and Obama speech coach the day after rough debate performance The Biden team's second quarter Federal Election Commission filing shows that the campaign wrote a check to a firm run by Michael Sheehan, who was known as the "man behind the curtain" during Bill Clinton's campaigns for president....
21:45, 2019-07-16

Biden unveils education plan, his first major policy proposal as 2020 candidate The plan would help teachers tackle debt, triple funding for districts with a high proportion of low-income students and boost the number of health professionals in schools....
00:00, 2019-05-29

Candidate Biden says Trump's foreign policies have harmed America's standing Former Vice President Joe Biden, in his first major foreign policy address as a Democratic presidential candidate, on Thursday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump's performance on the world stage as erratic and extreme....
22:30, 2019-07-11

'Happy National Flip-Flop Day': Trump mocks Biden's policy shifts on Facebook: President Trump had some fun at the expense of former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday over his drastic policy shifts on abortion and immigration. ...
04:00, 2019-06-15

No meeting planned between India, Pakistan PMs at regional summit: India foreign ministry There is no bilateral meeting planned between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan at a regional summit next week, India's foreign ministry spokesman Rajeev Kumar said on Thursday....
14:00, 2019-06-06

Trump tells US troops 'this is not a political speech' and immediately makes a political statement in speech Ed Jones/AP In a speech President Donald Trump gave to US troops and their families in South Korea, the commander-in-chief claimed his remarks was not intended to be political. Immediately after making the comment, Trump alleged Democrats did not support adequately funding the military. "I will tel...
18:00, 2019-07-02

Toll House promoting ‘safe to eat’ raw cookie dough Raw cookie dough has always been a popular snack food, but it hasn’t always been safe. Health officials warn that it can cause sickness and infections, such as salmonella....
05:30, 2019-07-01

Former BitConnect India chief on the run after promoting another crypto-scam India‘s authorities have uncovered more cryptocurrency scams connected to the alleged head of BitConnect Asia, Divyesh Darji, Times of India reports. Police claim Darji had also been marketing another dubious cryptocurrency-related investment, “Regal Coin,” by offering short-term returns of 5,000 pe...
12:45, 2019-06-04

Trump raises eyebrows promoting environment record President Donald Trump is promoting his environmental record in the face of widespread criticism over his administration's regulatory rollbacks. Trump says he's maintaining both a strong economy and a healthy environment. (July 8)        ...
03:00, 2019-07-09

De Blasio says DOE official wrong for promoting pro-Carranza rally Mayor Bill de Blasio conceded Thursday that a top Department of Education official erred by urging underlings attend a political rally to support embattled Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. De Blasio described DOE Community Affairs Director Sadye Campoamor as a “fine public servant … with a lot o...
08:45, 2019-06-21

YouTube inadvertently promoting obsessions and extreme views Google is directing people towards misinformation and conspiracy theories by placing YouTube videos prominently in its search results, an investigation by Sky News has found....
07:15, 2019-06-30

YouTube bans videos promoting Nazi ideology Content promoting fascism, supremacism or Holocaust denial will no longer be hostedYouTube has decided to ban content promoting Nazi ideology from its service.The company confirmed it would no longer host videos that glorified fascist views or material that denied the existence of the Holocaust, fol...
21:45, 2019-06-05

The profound cynicism of Jack Dorsey and other abortion-promoting CEOs Earlier this month, a coalition of CEOs launched an ad campaign voicing their opposition to new state-level laws that seek to protect unborn children and their mothers from abortion at various stages of pregnancy....
07:30, 2019-06-24

Trump criticizes NASA moon mission after promoting it earlier U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday criticized NASA for aiming to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024 and urged the space agency to focus instead on "much bigger" initiatives like going to Mars, undercutting his previous support for the lunar initiative....
02:45, 2019-06-08

Laundry ad promoting working women sparks furore in Pakistan KARACHI/LAHORE, June 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. detergent advert that encourages women to pursue careers has sparked a debate over women's rights in conservative Pakistan, with critics urging people to #BoycottAriel....
20:01, 2019-06-27

Easing fears and promoting gender equality in Chad’s girls-only classrooms A teacher holds up a drawing of an adolescent girl who has just been caught unawares by her first menstruation cycle, while at school. She’s addressing neat rows of young women sitting in class, in the town of Bol, in Chad....
18:15, 2019-05-21

White Sox send Yonder Alonso packing after promoting his charity event The White Sox and Yonder Alonso have found themselves in a bit of an awkward situation. Chicago designated the first-baseman for assignment on Thursday, according to MLB.com. The news came less than two hours after the team sent out a release promoting Alonso’s charitable bowling event set to be hel...
01:15, 2019-06-28

'It's Okay to Be White' T-Shirts Yanked After Being Accused of Promoting 'Intolerance, Racism and Division' Just when I was about to treat myself to a sumptuous “It’s Okay to Be White” T-shirt as an early birthday gift, comes the heartbreaking news that they’ve been pulled....
23:45, 2019-05-29

UK bans ads promoting 'harmful gender stereotypes' tying physique to romantic success The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP)-- the United Kingdom's advertising regulatory agency -- enacted a rule Friday prohibiting ads from employing gender stereotypes that were "harmful" or implied only one gender engaged in particular activities....
00:45, 2019-06-15

Juan Williams, Greg Gutfeld on whether the media should apologize for promoting Michael Avenatti Do CNN and MSNBC hosts owe Americans an explanation for hosting now disgraced anti-Trump attorney Michael Avenatti? Greg Gutfeld made that argument Thursday on "The Five," calling out networks and shows who lauded Avenatti and saying that the lawyer explored their "weakness" for attacking the presid...
02:30, 2019-05-24

Is an influencer promoting your business? Sign an agreement – or risk getting burned | Gene Marks Social media celebrities can help create buzz – but as an Australian cafe owner learned, you may end up paying more without a written dealThese days many a small business may be thinking about hiring a social media influencer to help create buzz about their business. It may be worthwhile. But for on...
17:30, 2019-05-21

Promoting gender equality a ‘crucial contribution’ in effort to restore, protect our planet’s oceans Women are engaged in all aspects of interaction with our ocean, yet their voices are often missing at the decision-making level, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Oceans Day, emphasizing that “we must ensure diversity and gender inclusiveness at all levels” to set a balanc...
16:30, 2019-06-08

Kamala Harris Hit Joe Biden on His Civil Rights Record. Here’s What to Know About Biden’s History With Busing Sen. Kamala Harris confronted former Vice President Joe Biden over his civil rights record in one of the most tense moments of Thursday’s Democratic primary debate. And she used her own story as the lone black person on stage. “I do not believe you are a racist, and I agree with you when...
06:45, 2019-06-28

Joe Biden slammed by editor of democratic socialist magazine: 'A Biden victory is not preordained' Democrats should continue attacking former Vice President Joe Biden in hopes that the party will adopt more progressive stances needed to beat President Trump in 2020, the founding editor of a socialist magazine argued....
03:45, 2019-06-07

Surprise! Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden is married, family confirms Other than confirm that former Vice President Joe Biden's 49-year-old son Hunter got married, his family has said little else.        ...
23:30, 2019-06-12

Joe Biden criticizes Kim Jong Un; North Korea calls Biden 'an imbecile' North Korean state media slammed former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un, calling the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful "bereft of elementary quality as a human being."...
23:15, 2019-05-22

Trump Consultant Is Trolling Democrats With Biden Site That Isn’t Biden’s Armed with bogus websites that mock leading candidates, a Trump campaign worker is exploiting tensions on the left with Russian-style disinformation....
20:15, 2019-06-29

Joe Biden Called Cory Booker. But Apologize? It’s Not the Biden Way. President Trump’s refusal to admit mistakes may have shifted the gaffe gauge in politics as well as some Democrats’ expectations about their own candidates....
02:45, 2019-06-21

Surprise! Joe Biden's Son Hunter Biden Is Married Congratulations are in order for Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden. The former vice president's second child is married. A source tells E! News Hunter tied the knot with Melissa......
22:00, 2019-06-12

Joe Biden’s New Hampshire Trip Had Some Very Joe Biden Moments Joe Biden had fun on his second campaign trip to New Hampshire. The same could not be said for his campaign staff, nervously watching from the sidelines. On several occasions, the former vice president signaled that he was going to ignore the advice of his large and experienced staff, make needlessl...
11:15, 2019-06-05

Trump administration boasts of promoting 'freedom gas' and 'freedom molecules' The Energy Department has coined the terms "freedom gas" and "freedom molecules" to describe its energy export agenda, eliciting derision from critics....
01:30, 2019-05-30

Promoting ‘a healthy sustainable future’, the UN health agency engages young and young at heart to 'Walk the Talk' Celebrating the importance of fitness, on Sunday morning in the Swiss city of Geneva, the United Nations health agency kicked off its second “Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge”....
15:45, 2019-05-21

“Democracy is in retreat.” Why Now? "Democracy today is battered and weakened." That sounds like a political statement ... until you consider the source, and the evidence. See and hear it for yourself in this Chart of the Day....
23:30, 2019-07-10

Opinion: Turkish democracy is still alive The Turkish opposition's victory over the ruling party in Istanbul’s rerun election is an important victory for democracy. It also sets the stage for a possible shift in the country's politics, writes DW's Erkan Arikan....
07:30, 2019-06-24

Opinion: Hong Kong wants democracy More than one million people took to Hong Kong's streets on Sunday to protest the new extradition-to-China law. What they're calling for is totally legitimate, says Alexander Görlach....
14:45, 2019-06-12

The rise of the deepfake and the threat to democracy They started out as a joke – doctored videos of celebrities doing unlikely things, from a Nicolas Cage cameo in Friends to Mark Zuckerberg boasting about ‘stolen’ data. But as the technology improves, could deepfakes swing an election? Continue reading......
15:15, 2019-06-22

Australia: The World’s Most Secretive Democracy? Raids targeting journalists this week are the latest examples of how far the country’s government will go to scare officials and reporters into submission, media experts say....
15:00, 2019-06-05

Protests in Albania: Its democracy and EU future at stake Albania's opposition parties hold their latest anti-government protest Saturday with a strong likelihood that it will turn violent, dealing another blow to the country's shrinking hopes that the European Union will agree to launch full membership negotiations with the ex-communist nation....
22:30, 2019-06-07

Social democracy's struggles and successes in Europe Germany's SPD isn't the only party of social democrats currently struggling in Europe. But while some suffer even more, others are ascendant. DW looks at the ups and downs of Europe's left-leaning parties....
12:30, 2019-06-11

| WATCH: Meet Australia's democracy sausage This is the democracy sausage, an Australian election day tradition. The famously barbecue-loving nation have been sizzling "snags" on polling day for several years....
16:15, 2019-05-21

"They Have Gravely Damaged Democracy": P Chidambaram On Karnataka, Goa Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday attacked the BJP-ruled government over the political crisis in Karnataka and Goa, saying they have "gravely damaged" democracy and that the......
12:45, 2019-07-11

Albania’s local election is a test for its democracy Albania’s municipal elections don’t normally provoke much interest beyond the country’s border, but the holding of this weekend’s vote — or failure to do so — appears decisive in its bid to start full membership negotiations with the European Union...
23:15, 2019-06-28

Myanmar's democracy is letting down a young generation Young people in Myanmar were enamored by the promise of democracy when Suu Kyi took power. Now they wonder if there is any hope for the future, as dissenters are thrown in jail and the military calls the shots....
17:15, 2019-05-30

Turkish democracy 'backsliding,' EU says in membership report An EU Commission report has said membership talks with Turkey are at a "standstill," citing eroding civil liberties and rule of law under President Erdogan. Turkey has called the assessment inaccurate....
19:45, 2019-05-29

New York Times op-ed: 'I know everyone's tired, but democracy is not going to save itself' Michelle Goldberg warned that President Trump is "unbound," arguing that his remark this week on potentially accepting dirt from foreign countries on his political rivals shows he has "no loyalty" to the United States. ...
20:45, 2019-06-14

SCOTUS’s Ruling on Gerrymandering Endangers US Democracy If you were among those hoping, as were we, that Chief Justice John Roberts would vote to save American democracy from unbridled partisanship, we offer our sincere condolences. Writing for the Court in Rucho v. Common Cause, the gerrymandering case decided on June 27, the Chief Justice seems more in...
13:30, 2019-07-11

Progress for Afghan women and democracy seems vulnerable In the past two weeks, the murder of a successful young woman on a Kabul street and a chaotic brawl in parliament expose the permanent specter of violence in Afghanistan....
18:30, 2019-05-21

Germans support democracy, but are concerned about Islam A study by the Bertelsmann Foundation found 89% of respondents, across all religions, consider democracy to be a good form of government. But half of respondents expressed concern over Islam....
21:30, 2019-07-11

PEN World Voices Festival: Siri, where's my democracy? Presented with The GuardianThe 2019 PEN World Voices Festival will bring more than 200 writers and artists representing over 50 nationalities to New York City and Los Angeles this month to discuss and debate the theme Open Secrets — what we reveal and what we withhold, and the opportunities and dang...
20:00, 2019-05-21

The Choice in India: ‘Our Trump’ or a Messier Democracy The results of India’s parliamentary election will reveal not just a decision on Narendra Modi, but a deeper decision on what kind of government Indians want....
23:00, 2019-05-21

Will Sudan’s military crush hope for democracy? At least 35 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in demonstrations, but protesters have vowed to continue their effort despite security forces’ vicious crackdown....
12:30, 2019-06-05

Algeria’s divided democracy uprising seeks end to impasse Prominent Algerians from various walks of life are trying to craft a plan for presidential elections amid divisions within the country’s democracy uprising...
05:00, 2019-07-07

Hong Kong police clash with pro-democracy protesters Activists have accused the police of using "excessive force" against protesters in Hong Kong. But the government has defended the violent escalation, saying it only took action "after repeated but futile warnings."...
07:30, 2019-07-08

The Latest: EU urges release of China democracy activists The European Union is mourning the victims of the 1989 crackdown on Tiananmen pro-democracy protests on its 30th anniversary and calling on China to release pro-democracy activists...
07:30, 2019-06-04

National Geographic's Film On Polls To Tell "Story Of Democracy" National Geographic has shot the film over the last few months capturing the high-octane drama during campaigning period and crucial moments in parties' war rooms, and also shines a light on the role......
19:30, 2019-05-21

Sudan bans Al-Jazeera as pro-democracy demonstrations continue All broadcaster’s work permits cancelled as military official warns protesters they are ‘a danger to the revolution’ Sudan has closed the Khartoum office of Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera, the station has said, adding that its staff members’ work permits have also been withdrawn.The move came as Suda...
06:45, 2019-05-31

The Edge of Democracy review – to the heart of Brazilian politics Petra Costa’s powerful documentary charts the state’s descent into populism and the fraying of its democratic fabricBrazilian actor-writer-director Petra Costa is known for mining her personal and family history for material. Her first feature, Elena, turned her search for her absent older sister in...
20:30, 2019-06-21

PM Modi Reminds People Of Emergency; Says Don't Take Democracy For Granted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reminded people of the Emergency and urged them not to take democracy "for granted", saying in day-to-day life, it is difficult to savour the joy of democratic......
11:30, 2019-06-30

Indonesia blocking social media to 'maintain democracy' Indonesian authorities have been criticized for blocking social media during violent post-election riots in Jakarta. DW asked Indonesian Communications Minister Rudiantara why he thinks the ban is necessary....
16:15, 2019-05-24

A free press is the lifeblood of democracy – journalists must not be silenced Journalists risk everything to hold power to account, crucial work for which a $1bn global fund should be establishedDaphne Caruana Galizia was driving away from her home in October 2017 when a bomb planted under the seat of her car was remotely triggered, killing her instantly.Caruana Galizia was a...
12:00, 2019-07-05

Hard times for democracy, says historian Timothy Snyder Is liberal democracy at its end? How should we deal with the rise of populism fueled by fake news on the internet? Yale historian and world-renowned author Timothy Snyder discusses these burning issues with DW....
17:15, 2019-07-04

Istanbul votes again in test for Turkish democracy, Erdogan The votes of millions of Istanbul residents were being counted on Sunday after polls closed on a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a referendum on President Tayyip Erdogan's policies, and a test of Turkey's ailing democracy....
18:30, 2019-06-23

Istanbul’s Rebuke of Erdogan Shows That Democracy Lives In March, Turkish opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu defeated Binali Yildirim, the candidate of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party, by about 13,000 votes to claim victory in the race to become Istanbul’s mayor. The exceptionally narrow margin in a city of 15 ...
22:45, 2019-06-27

Istanbul's new mayor says 'no individual or power' can threaten democracy Ekrem Imamoglu, the winner of Istanbul's mayoral election re-run, has issued a thinly veiled warning to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to respect democracy, and that whoever "decides not to serve the people and prioritizes their political future" will be exposed....
23:00, 2019-06-27

End onshore windfarm ban, Tories urge Conservative party voters want to scrap block on new land turbines, survey findsPressure is mounting within the Conservative party to end its block on new onshore windfarms after evidence that Tory supporters overwhelmingly back their return.Both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, who are battling to be...
13:45, 2019-06-30

Hong Kong Protesters Are Fueled by a Broader Demand: More Democracy Underlying the opposition to a bill allowing extraditions to mainland China is public dissatisfaction with a political system that leaves many people feeling shut out....
16:15, 2019-07-08

News Analysis: The Choice in India: ‘Our Trump’ or a Messier Democracy The results of India’s parliamentary election will reveal not just a decision on Narendra Modi, but a deeper decision on what kind of government Indians want....
15:00, 2019-05-21

Pompeo highlights importance of democracy in Dominican Republic: statement U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted the importance of democratic institutions in the Dominican Republic with President Danilo Medina, according to a statement released Thursday, ahead of the Caribbean nation's 2020 election....
07:00, 2019-07-12

Istanbul votes in mayoral re-run, in test for Turkish democracy, Erdogan Millions of Istanbul residents began voting on Sunday in a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a referendum on President Tayyip Erdogan's policies and a test of Turkey's ailing democracy....
10:00, 2019-06-23

Hong Kong is in danger. China’s promise of democracy was a lie | Anonymous The extradition bill would bulldoze our legal system and hurt our economy. As a former lawyer, I’m protesting to save themThe ninth of June 2019 was a Sunday. Any other Sunday in summer at Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, old men and women would do their usual walkabouts and maids would gather, spread out g...
19:30, 2019-06-13

'Democracy has been hijacked by white men': how minority rule now grips America The US is becoming more diverse and progressive, but white men’s grip on power is being exercised via the courts, gerrymandering and dark money in politicsThe exercise of political power by legislative majorities of white, male elected officials in ways that disproportionately exclude or harm women ...
09:00, 2019-05-24

The Guardian view on facial recognition: a danger to democracy | Editorial We don’t want our faces stored in vast databases, whether these are public or privateThe pressure group Liberty has denounced automatic facial recognition as “arsenic in the water supply of democracy”. It has the potential to abolish privacy in public places. In a country like Britain, which already...
16:45, 2019-06-10

Cuba will have ‘part to play’ in restoring Venezuelan democracy: Freeland Freeland made her remarks in Toronto after meeting Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez. Cuba is a strong ally of Maduro, who most western nations want to step down in favour of opposition leader Juan Guaido....
02:00, 2019-06-08

Facial recognition tech is arsenic in the water of democracy, says Liberty Human rights group calls on England and Wales to ban police use of AFR in public spacesAutomated facial recognition poses one of the greatest threats to individual freedom and should be banned from use in public spaces, according to the director of the campaign group Liberty.Martha Spurrier, a human...
20:45, 2019-06-07

Is this how American democracy is supposed to work? No it's not | Justice Elena Kagan In an excoriating dissent, Elena Kagan and the supreme court’s liberal justices accused the court’s majority of shirking its constitutional dutySupreme court declines to block partisan gerrymanderingOn Thursday morning, the supreme court voted 5–4 to withdraw from questions of partisan gerrymanderin...
23:30, 2019-06-27

Germany grants asylum to two Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Two pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong have sought and secured refugee status in Germany. The decision shows concern that Beijing is limiting rights in semi-autonomous Hong Kong....
21:00, 2019-05-22

Canada says Cuba will have a role to play in Venezuela's return to democracy Cuba will have a role to play in Venezuela's return to democracy, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday, even though Ottawa and Havana disagree on whether President Nicolas Maduro should stay in office....
22:45, 2019-06-07

In Algeria, conservatives weigh in against pressure for Western-style democracy While tens of thousands of Algerians have been gathering for four months in the capital to demand sweeping political reforms, former fighters who led the last confrontation with the establishment have been warning people not to rock the boat....
08:00, 2019-06-17

"Democracy Denigrated": Congress Attacks PM Modi, BJP On Karnataka Crisis The Congress on Saturday launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, saying that the party had orchestrated the resignations of nearly a dozen legislators in Karnataka,......
17:45, 2019-07-06

'The Kraken unleashed': how Trump's shock troops attack US democracy An army of supporters amplify the president’s wildest claims, encouraging his conspiracy-minded tendencies Donald Trump once declared: “I alone can fix it.” He never made the claim: “I alone can break it.” When it comes to softening up institutions, eroding norms and chipping away at the foundations...
09:15, 2019-06-01

30 years after Tiananmen – Is China's pro-democracy movement losing steam? Many pro-democracy activists fled China after the Tiananmen massacre, but they continue to support dissidents from abroad. With Beijing intensifying its crackdown on civil society, the movement faces new challenges....
19:30, 2019-06-03

Historic Kazakhstan election sparks hope for a taste of democracy There is a sense of excitement about the presidential election — the first without long-term president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. But the opposition fears nothing will change just yet. Emily Sherwin reports from Kazakhstan....
13:15, 2019-06-08

Sudan Troops Move to Crush Pro-Democracy Camp, Killing 30 Sudan's ruling military moved to crush the protest movement opposing its grip on power as security forces overran the main sit-in site in the capital Monday, unleashing furious volleys of gunfire, burning down tents and killing at least 30 people, witnesses and protest leaders said....
01:15, 2019-06-04

Sudan Pro-Democracy Groups Vow to Continue Protests After Deadly Crackdown A heavy military presence in the Sudanese capital appeared to deter demonstrations. Citing this week’s killings, the African Union suspended Sudan from all activities....
18:00, 2019-06-06

‘A risk to democracy’: North Carolina law may be violating secrecy of the ballot Law allowing state to trace citizens’ votes breaks one of the most sacred tenets of democracy, say voting rights advocatesNorth Carolina may be violating state and federal constitutional protections for the secret ballot in the US by tracing some of its citizens’ votes.The situation has arisen becau...
10:45, 2019-07-11

Will she flip? Deputies urge woman to say she was trafficked STUART, Fla. (AP) — The Chinese masseuse shrinks into her chair as the Florida sheriff’s detective tells her deputies installed hidden cameras in her spa’s ceiling. He knows she and other women had sex with men for money. But you can save yourself, Martin County Detective Mike Fenton and...
19:00, 2019-06-10

EU, US urge non-violence as Albanian opposition protests Albanian opposition supporters marched in another anti-government protest to demand the prime minister’s resignation as the European Union and the U.S. warned them to avoid violence and to hold talks instead to resolve the country’s political deadlock...
22:30, 2019-05-25

Bipolar: Experts urge better initial care Specialists reveal that people with bipolar disorder have to wait for a long time for a diagnosis, and that they fail to receive appropriate initial care....
18:45, 2019-06-27

German ministers urge crackdown on far-right crime BERLIN (AP) — German government ministers have called on Germans to stand up against far-right extremists. In remarks published Saturday in the German daily newspaper Bild, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said “looking away can be fatal — we must call out far-right terrorism by its name.” An...
14:00, 2019-06-22

‘It’s a Dark Period.’ The Stanford Expert Known as “Mr. Democracy” on the Shrinking Free World The Stanford scholar known as “Mr. Democracy” talks to TIME on the shrinking free world, the U.S.’s irreplaceable role in it and his book ‘Ill Winds.’ Earlier this year, the watchdog organization Freedom House reported the 13th straight year of decline for democracy acr...
15:15, 2019-06-13

"Nehru's Contributions Helped Democracy Survive," Tweets Rahul Gandhi Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi paid tribute to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary this morning at his memorial, Shantivan, in Delhi.......
09:45, 2019-05-27

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong released from prison A prominent pro-democracy activist has been released from prison. Joshua Wong's release comes a day after a record-breaking protest in the former British colony....
07:45, 2019-06-17

Poll Panel Decision On VVPAT Slips "Dark Day For Indian Democracy": TDP The Telugu Desam Party Wednesday termed as "a dark day for Indian democracy", the Election Commission of India turning down a demand to count VVPAT slips ahead of the EVMs during the counting process......
21:45, 2019-05-22

Let’s get real before deepfake videos corrupt our democracy | Hannah Jane Parkinson As Mark Zuckerberg has now discovered, digital trickery can make anyone say anything. It’s time to stop laughing along“Deepfake”: it sounds like the title of a James Bond film. But deepfakes are becoming more dangerous, and frequently more sexually explicit, than anything 007 might get up to. A deep...
10:45, 2019-06-15

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong released from Hong Kong prison Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison and has vowed to join ongoing protests demanding that the head of the island's government resign....
18:15, 2019-06-17

Beto O'Rourke sounds off on Trump's impeachment: We must 'act now or lose our democracy forever' Former Texas congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke urged Congress to proceed with President Trump's impeachment on Wednesday evening, warning that it would be the "end of democracy" if they don't act. ...
08:45, 2019-05-30

Airlines urge regulators to work together to return 737 MAX to service Airlines on Thursday urged global regulators to coordinate on measures needed to bring the grounded 737 MAX jetliner back into service, as Boeing grappled with a new technical glitch and investors sold shares of suppliers over fears of more disruption....
20:00, 2019-06-27

OAS and opposition urge Nicaragua to continue releasing prisoners The Organization of American States (OAS) and opposition activists on Tuesday increased calls for Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to release all of the people they regard as political prisoners, following the death of a U.S. citizen in prison last week....
04:00, 2019-05-22

More than 600 US companies urge Trump to resolve the trade war with China More than 600 other companies urged U.S. President Donald Trump to resolve the trade dispute with China, saying tariffs hurt American businesses and consumers....
22:30, 2019-06-14

Counterintuitive? Here's why advisors may urge retirees to load up on equities Got guaranteed income? Retiring investors with pensions, Social Security or income annuities have a bit of a buffer that may allow them to invest a little more aggressively in stocks. Here's why....
16:15, 2019-06-12

Workers urge legislators to keep Santa Anita open ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Backstretch workers who walk, groom and care for racehorses at Santa Anita urged California legislators to keep the Southern California track open after the deaths of 29 horses since December. An estimated 500 workers gathered Thursday at the track, toting handmade signs empha...
00:30, 2019-06-21

Accusers urge judge to hold Epstein until trial Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls. (July 15)        ...
23:45, 2019-07-15

Lima Group and EU urge more international involvement in Venezuela The Lima Group regional bloc and EU-led contact group on Venezuela on Monday called on Latin America and the broader international community to play a more active role in restoring democracy to Venezuela....
00:15, 2019-06-04

Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to Shareholder activists want Google parent Alphabet Inc to break itself up before regulators force the world's biggest internet ad seller to split into different pieces....
10:15, 2019-06-19

Police leaders urge next PM to reverse policing cuts Letter calls on winner of Tory leadership contest to provide funding to tackle violent crimePolice leaders have written to the two Conservative leadership candidates to say whichever of them becomes prime minister should make providing more money to police and youth services their first priority.The...
16:15, 2019-07-11

UN experts urge probe of violations against Sudan protesters KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — U.N. experts are concerned that Sudan is sliding into a “human rights abyss” in the aftermath of the Sudanese security forces’ deadly break-up of the main protest sit-in in the capital, Khartoum. The experts, appointed by the U.N. Human Rights Council, called...
13:00, 2019-06-12

Democrats urge Trump to rethink July 4 plans Three senior House Democrats are urging President Donald Trump to reconsider his plans to speak at the Fourth of July celebration on the National Mall.House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Natural Resources Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), who oversees the Appr...
22:00, 2019-06-06

Activists urge banks not to finance Ugandan oil pipeline A group of 30 international and local campaign groups have petitioned two banks to abandon plans to raise funds to build an oil pipeline to export Ugandan oil, saying the project would damage local livelihoods, water resources and wildlife....
15:15, 2019-06-07

Movie stars urge 'Görliwood' to snub far-right mayor The eastern German town of Görlitz has provided the location for a number of Hollywood blockbusters. Now, several film stars have written to residents asking them not to pick a nationalist candidate for mayor....
20:30, 2019-06-07

Bury players urge owner to leave, saying they have gone 12 weeks without pay • ‘Stop negatively impacting everyone’s livelihoods,’ say players• Owner Steve Dale took over club last DecemberThe financial crisis at Bury has been laid bare by a statement on behalf of the players, who won promotion to League One this season, that the club has not paid any of their wages since Fe...
20:45, 2019-05-23

Cousins overcame urge to quit after quad injury DeMarcus Cousins didn't think he had what it took to return from yet another injury after tearing his quad in the first round of the playoffs. "I was just ready to quit," he said. "Like, throw the towel in."...
23:30, 2019-06-05

Senators urge VW to end delay of UAW vote at Tenn. plant Earlier this month, the largest German automaker won its bid to put off a union election for 1,700 workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., plant until its challenge to a smaller UAW bargaining unit at the factory is settled....
21:30, 2019-05-21

Unbowed and Unbroken: Pro-Democracy Sudanese Resume Massive Protests Against Military Rule Over the weekend, the people of Sudan showed the world they’re still fighting for the future of their country, defying the generals who currently command the government and who have violently cracked down on protesters’ calls for civilian rule....
00:15, 2019-07-02

Europe must stop this disgrace: Viktor Orbán is dismantling democracy | Timothy Garton Ash The Hungarian prime minister is consolidating his illiberal regime – with the help of European Union fundingWhen European Union leaders gather in Brussels on Thursday they will have a guilty secret: among them will sit the leader of a member state that is no longer a democracy. Viktor Orbán, Hungary...
16:45, 2019-06-20

Laura Ingraham on call to end electoral college: Left wants 'tyranny disguised as democracy' Are Democrats trying to ensure that someone like President Trump never is elected again and take away power from Middle America? Laura Ingraham says that's precisely the case....
10:00, 2019-05-31

Greek elections: Victory for New Democracy party signals end of left-wing populism With 75% of the vote counted, the center-right New Democracy party was on track to win the first national elections since Greece exited a bailout regime a year ago, signaling a clean break with years of firebrand populism and a return to mainstream politics....
04:00, 2019-07-08

Hong Kong prepares for pro-democracy march amid extradition bill anger Hong Kong authorities called for calm ahead of Monday's annual pro-democracy march, with widespread anger over an extradition bill expected to lead to large crowds after high-profile protests this month against the proposal....
17:15, 2019-06-30

Activists ask leaders at G20 to urge Japan to uphold commercial whaling ban As Japan prepares to relaunch its commercial whaling practices, environmentalists have called for leaders at the G20 summit to speak up. Japan stopped commercial whaling more than 30 years ago....
15:45, 2019-06-28

Rights Experts Urge U.N. Inquiry Into ‘Staggering’ Killings in Philippines In a condemnation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, 11 United Nations experts said the body’s Human Rights Council should investigate a wide range of abuses....
15:00, 2019-06-07

Automakers back compromise on U.S. emissions targets, urge deal In a letter to California's governor signed by 17 major automakers, including GM, Toyota and VW, the companies urged a compromise "midway" between Obama-era standards that require annual decreases of about 5 percent in light-vehicle emissions and a White House proposal that would freeze requirements...
09:45, 2019-06-07

Animal welfare activists urge end to SeaWorld dolphin shows Years after the documentary film "Blackfish" galvanized a movement to end SeaWorld's killer whale performances, animal rights activists on Wednesday called for an end to "circus-style" dolphin shows at the theme parks....
06:00, 2019-06-06

Palestinians urge 'Arab masses' to oppose US peace workshop A senior Palestinian decision-making body has condemned the decision by Arab countries to attend a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference, calling for the "Arab masses" to act against the gathering....
18:15, 2019-06-12

Proxy advisers urge shareholders to vote against Nissan CEO reappointment The move marks a rare public rebuke by international proxy firms against the CEO of a top-tier Japanese company, and comes just as the scandal-hit automaker struggles to move on from the legacy of Carlos Ghosn....
16:15, 2019-06-12

Jeffrey Epstein accusers urge judge to deny him bail One of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers stepped into the spotlight for the first time Monday to urge a Manhattan federal judge to keep the wealthy pedophile behind bars. Annie Farmer broke her silence as she told Judge Richard Berman that she was underage when the accused sex trafficker abused her. “...
00:15, 2019-07-16

| US, Egypt urge calm in Libya amid Tripoli offensive The United States and Egypt, a key backer of Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar, have called for calm as the strongman pressed ahead in his offensive on Tripoli....
22:45, 2019-05-29

Health officials urge testing after Indiana wrestling event NEW ALBANY, Ind. — Health officials are warning attendees at a recent wrestling event in southern Indiana to get tested for HIV and hepatitis C due to possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. The Floyd County Health Department says those at last Sunday’s “Welcome to the Wreckroom̶...
16:45, 2019-06-28

Iraqi protesters urge Baghdad to stay out of U.S.-Iran showdown Thousands of supporters of a populist Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged political and factional leaders on Friday to stay out of any conflict between Baghdad's two biggest allies, Iran and the United States....
00:45, 2019-05-25

Epstein's accusers urge U.S. judge to keep him jailed until sex trafficking trial Two women who say they are victims of sexual misconduct by American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Monday urged a U.S. judge to keep him in jail while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls....
20:00, 2019-07-15

206 U.S. companies urge Supreme Court to protect LGBT workers More than 200 U.S. companies urged the Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights laws protect workers from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity....
10:15, 2019-07-03

Parents of dead Hong Kong protester urge others to carry on The parents of a Hong Kong man who plunged to his death after putting up banners against divisive extradition legislation have urged young people to continue their struggle...
03:30, 2019-07-12

Renault, Nissan urge legal action against for Ghosn expenses PARIS (AP) — Renault says an internal audit with partner Nissan found 11 million euros in questionable expenses at their Dutch-based holding linked to ousted chief Carlos Ghosn. In a statement Tuesday night, the French carmaker recommended joint Renault-Nissan legal action in the Netherlands, where ...
00:15, 2019-06-05

Experts urge EU to ban AI-designed social credit ranking systems An advisory group to the European Union has suggested that the body bans systems of rating individuals automatically. In its latest report, the EU's High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence says that "AI enabled mass scale of scoring of ind......
19:30, 2019-06-27

Investors Urge AI Startups to Inject Early Dose of Ethics Backers of artificial-intelligence startups are paying more attention to ethics and rooting out potential biases embedded in algorithms that power AI systems, a focus that is starting to affect company development....
16:30, 2019-06-16

U.S. senators urge Volkswagen to end delay in Tennessee union vote Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned a decision by Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit to delay a union election for workers at its Tennessee assembly plant....
19:15, 2019-05-21

Raptors urge some fans to stop cheering Durant’s injury A few Raptors fans appeared delighted after Warriors star Kevin Durant fell down with an Achilles injury that will sideline him for the rest of the NBA playoffs....
15:30, 2019-06-11

Senators urge Volkswagen to end delay in Tennessee union election Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned the decision by Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit to delay a union election for workers at its Tennessee assembly plant....
17:45, 2019-05-21

The Edge Of Democracy offers an outraged but skimpy primer on Brazil’s recent political woes When Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho presented his 2016 feature Aquarius at the Cannes Film Festival, he and his crew took to the red carpet with signs that read “Brazil is not a democracy anymore” and “The world cannot accept this illegitimate government.” The protest—staged in solidarity ...
05:30, 2019-06-18

Hong Kong democracy activist freed from jail, vows to join mass protests Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, to step down....
07:30, 2019-06-17

Pressure builds on Hong Kong leader as democracy activist vows to join protests Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong's push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, steps down....
07:30, 2019-06-17

CNN's Jim Acosta knocks 'purist' journalists, says his showboating behavior makes for a 'healthy, functioning democracy' CNN's liberal star reporter Jim Acosta took some shots at "purist" journalists who don't last out at the Trump administration and argued that his showboating behavior is a sign of a "healthy, functioning democracy."...
06:30, 2019-06-15

Freed Hong Kong democracy activist joins mass calls for leader to quit Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong's push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, steps down....
08:45, 2019-06-17

Hong Kong protest: freed pro-democracy activist calls for HK leader Carrie Lam to resign Hong Kong's most prominent student activist today demanded the territory's leader resign as he was released from prison — and immediately joined fresh protests against a controversial bill allowing extradition to China....
14:15, 2019-06-17

‘It’s Not the Final Battle.’ 10 Questions for Freed Hong Kong Democracy Campaigner Joshua Wong The international face of Hong Kong’s democracy movement, Joshua Wong was released from prison in Hong Kong Monday at a critical juncture in the city’s fight for political freedom. Just the day before, a huge demonstration in the heart of the city forced Hong Kong’s leader, Chief E...
11:15, 2019-06-17

U.S. Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill Supporting Democracy in Hong Kong in the Wake of Violent Unrest Members of Congress have reintroduced a bill defending Hong Kong’s autonomy in the wake of violent protests over a controversial proposal to amend the city’s extradition law that would allow the transfer of suspects to mainland China. The bipartisan Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy A...
07:45, 2019-06-14

Over 600 U.S. companies urge Trump to resolve trade dispute with China: letter Walmart Inc, Target Corp and more than 600 other companies urged U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter on Thursday to resolve the trade dispute with China, saying tariffs hurt American businesses and consumers....
07:15, 2019-06-14

Reddit users urge man allegedly given 12 months to live to tell his wife: 'She'll never forgive you' Commenters let an anonymous Reddit poster claiming that he has between 12 and 16 months to live have it after he said he was hesitating to tell his wife of four years that he was dying....
00:45, 2019-06-28

UPDATE 1-U.S. senators urge Volkswagen to end delay in Tennessee union vote Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned a decision by Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit to delay a union election for workers at its Tennessee assembly plant....
20:30, 2019-05-21

Blasting facial-recognition technology, lawmakers urge regulation before it ‘gets out of control’ A hearing on Wednesday suggested that opposition to facial recognition technology could be the rare issue progressives and conversatives in Congress. Several members voiced worries about the technology being used here as it is currently is in China, where it contributes to the surveillance state’s s...
20:15, 2019-05-22

U.S., EU urge Moldova to use 'restraint' as President Igor Dodon is removed from power International bodies called on Moldova to use restraint Sunday after its court suspended the European country's president and snap elections were called by his replacement....
06:15, 2019-06-10

India heat wave: Experts urge more can be done as death toll rises Numerous cities need to modify heat protection schemes as India seeks to protect its homeless population. Temperatures have soared above 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit)....
17:45, 2019-06-14

Mexico, U.S. business groups urge Trump to back down on tariff threat Mexico's president and the top U.S. business lobbying group called on President Donald Trump to back down from a threat to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican imports, in a dispute over migration that could shock Mexico's economy....
21:00, 2019-05-31

Republican senators urge EPA to hold firm on refinery biofuel waivers Nine Republican U.S. senators on Wednesday urged the Trump administration's environmental regulator to disregard a request by Democratic senators to stop issuing waivers to oil refiners on requirements to blend biofuels into motor fuels....
19:15, 2019-06-27

Families of Japanese abductees urge PM Abe to enter negotiations with North Korea The families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea in the late 1970s called for the government to expedite negotiations for their release on Sunday....
15:45, 2019-05-21

European pilots urge EU regulator to conduct independent review of Boeing 737 Max European pilots urge the EU regulator to review Boeing's 737 Max before it flies again. The planes were grounded in March after two fatal crashes....
19:00, 2019-05-23

U.S. states cheer April income tax deluge but analysts urge caution April, typically a big revenue month for U.S. states that levy personal income taxes, was especially robust this year, making up for subpar collections in prior months, but analysts cautioned the tax surge underscores how state budgets face greater volatility from federal tax law changes and the sto...
22:45, 2019-05-21

Lawmakers urge McConnell to pass 9/11 victims fund bill quickly Federal lawmakers including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday urged Senate leadership to quickly pass the bill permanently funding the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund — now that the House of Representatives has approved the measure. “We have made our voices clear. This must pass now. Not ...
00:15, 2019-07-16

I-League Clubs Urge PM To Form Panel To Probe AIFF's Functioning Six I-League clubs have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to save Indian football from victimisation by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) by forming an enquiry commission....
00:00, 2019-07-09

UN agencies urge Brunei to repeal new ‘extreme and unjustified’ penal code New criminal laws in Brunei that impose the death penalty for same-sex relationships, adultery and childbirth out of marriage, “breach international human rights norms”, and should be suspended or repealed said the heads of two United Nations agencies on Thursday....
14:38, 2019-05-21

Democrats who stood with Clinton through impeachment urge caution in pursuit of Trump “It’s very difficult to unring a bell,” said Rep. Anna G. Eshoo as some of the House’s younger lawmakers clamor to begin impeachment proceedings against the president....
14:30, 2019-05-22

Pacific leaders urge Scott Morrison to act on climate emergency following election win Samoan and Fijian leaders say Australia must take leading role in climate battlePacific leaders have congratulated Scott Morrison on his surprise election victory but have urged him to do more to fight the climate crisis, which poses an existential threat to the region.“[Australia] has been lagging ...
05:00, 2019-05-22

Sudan protesters urge night rallies amid standoff with army KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s protest leaders are calling for nighttime demonstrations and marches in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere in the country, amid a tense standoff with the ruling military. The protest leaders said on Monday they’ve begun a “revolutionary escalation&#...
16:00, 2019-06-17

Northern Ireland abortion campaigners urge Disney and Netflix boycott Calls for US giants to match stance taken on issue in Georgia Netflix and Disney are threatening to pull film production in Georgia over the US state’s new abortion law – but neither company will comment on whether they will continue to make shows in Northern Ireland, where women face even more rest...
12:15, 2019-05-31

The Latest: Hong Kong activists urge public to hold strike HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 1 p.m. Hong Kong activists are encouraging the public to support strikes by workers, teachers and students on Monday. The call comes as Hong Kong residents gather for a march through the downtown on S...
07:45, 2019-06-16

Congress Workers To Go On Hunger Strike To Urge Rahul Gandhi To Stay On Congress workers in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur are set to go on a hunger strike on Saturday to urge party president Rahul Gandhi to not resign from the post....
06:01, 2019-06-29

Opposition candidate declares second victory in Istanbul mayor’s race, says democracy prevailed in rerun election ISTANBUL (AP) — Opposition candidate declares second victory in Istanbul mayor’s race, says democracy prevailed in rerun election. The post Opposition candidate declares second victory in Istanbul mayor’s race, says democracy prevailed in rerun election appeared first on LEX18.com....
21:15, 2019-06-23

WRAPUP 4-Mexico, U.S. business groups urge Trump to back down on tariff threat Mexico's president and the top U.S. business lobbying group called on President Donald Trump to back down from a threat to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican imports, in a dispute over migration that could shock Mexico's economy....
02:00, 2019-06-01

WRAPUP 3-Mexico, U.S. business groups urge Trump to back down on tariff threat Mexico's president and the top U.S. business lobbying group called on President Donald Trump to back down from a threat to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican imports, in a dispute over migration that could shock Mexico's economy....
22:15, 2019-05-31

WRAPUP 5-Mexico, U.S. business groups urge Trump to back down on tariff threat Mexico's president and the top U.S. business lobbying group called on President Donald Trump to back down from a threat to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican imports, in a dispute over migration that could shock Mexico's economy....
08:45, 2019-06-01

Europeans urge Iran to abide by nuclear pact; Israel says preparing military European signatories to a nuclear pact with Iran said on Tuesday they were "extremely concerned" by Tehran's apparent breach of the 2015 deal, as Israel said it was preparing for possible involvement in any confrontation between Iran and the United States....
20:45, 2019-07-02

Bernie Sanders to confront Walmart bosses and urge $15 an hour minimum wage Sanders to attend annual shareholder meeting in ArkansasCountry’s largest retailer employs nearly 1.5m AmericansDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will attend Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to advocate for workers’ rights as the retailer battles mounting pressure to hi...
19:00, 2019-06-05

Major automakers back compromise on U.S. vehicle emissions rules, urge deal A group of major automakers on Thursday backed a compromise on vehicle emissions aimed at heading off a confrontation between California and the Trump administration over requirements through 2026....
01:00, 2019-06-07

| European powers warn Iran nuclear deal could collapse, urge talks The European signatories to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have warned that the landmark pact could fall apart, as they called for the resumption of dialogue amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran....
22:00, 2019-07-15

Toyota Woke Up in 2019 to Realize People had 'Sudden' Urge for Electric Cars I would say that today is Tuesday, June 11, 2019, but it appears that if you’re a major automaker or automotive researcher, apparently it’s the mid 2000s. I guess everyone woke up this morning and realized that electric cars are a thing. Maybe they’d been napping! I don’t know. Let’s get into that a...
20:45, 2019-06-11

Governors urge Trump to reconsider rolling back vehicle emission standards President Donald Trump's plan to reduce vehicle efficiency standards has come under fire from governors and automakers who want to keep Obama-era clean car rules....
23:45, 2019-07-09

Twenty-three U.S. states urge Trump to drop vehicle fuel-efficiency freeze Nearly two dozen U.S. state governors, including those of California and New York, urged the Trump administration on Tuesday to abandon a proposal to freeze fuel-efficiency standards at 2020 levels through 2026....
16:15, 2019-07-09

Stacey Abrams visits Hollywood to urge against boycott over Georgia's 'heartbeat' abortion law Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams flew to Los Angeles this week to encourage Hollywood executives and industry officials not to go through with boycotting Georgia over the state’s new heartbeat abortion law....
14:45, 2019-06-13

WRAPUP 2-Mexico, U.S. business groups urge Trump to back down on tariff threat Mexico's president and the top U.S. business lobbying group called on President Donald Trump to back down from a threat to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican imports, in a dispute over migration that could shock Mexico's economy....
21:30, 2019-05-31

Puerto Rico: protesters urge governor to quit after leak of homophobic messages Thousands march against Ricardo Rosselló after chats revealed sexist language and anti-gay remarks about singer Ricky MartinThousands of protesters have marched in Puerto Rico’s capital city for a third day to call for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló after sexist private chat messages w...
19:45, 2019-07-16

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong freed from jail, and vows to join mass protests Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's Chief Executive Leader Carrie Lam....
07:15, 2019-06-17

G20: world leaders urge Trump and Xi to reach a trade deal or risk global economy Financial markets fall amid growing fears that talks in Osaka will fail to break logjamDonald Trump and Xi Jinping have been urged to reach a trade deal or risk setting the global economy on a downward path as world leaders gathered in Japan for the G20 summit.Russian president Vladimir Putin, India...
15:00, 2019-06-28

UPDATE 1-Major automakers back compromise on U.S. vehicle emissions rules, urge deal A group of major automakers on Thursday backed a compromise on vehicle emissions aimed at heading off a confrontation between California and the Trump administration over requirements through 2026, warning that the lack of a deal could lead to "an extended period of litigation and instability."...
01:00, 2019-06-07

Tennessee police warn of ‘meth gators,’ urge drug users not to flush their stashes If you’re a meth user in Loretto, Tennessee, local law enforcement would very much like for you to stop, and when you do, please don’t ditch your stash by flushing it down the toilet. That’s the message the Loretto Police Department is sending out in a Facebook post describing a re...
03:15, 2019-07-16

Automakers warn Trump against emissions freeze, urge California to return to negotiating table Seventeen major automobile manufacturers urged President Donald Trump to establish a national standard for fuel economy and resume talks with California to avoid conflict over emissions regulations....
08:30, 2019-06-07

Hong Kong Protest Live Updates: Demonstrators Urge City’s Leader to Step Down Many protesters said they were no longer demonstrating only against a contentious extradition bill but also the city’s leadership and the police response to the protests....
10:45, 2019-06-16

Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies A spate of migrant shipwrecks and rescues in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days is evidence that urgent action is required from European States to address the issue, the UN said on Tuesday...
21:15, 2019-05-21

GOP senators urge Trump to reject Iran's ‘nuclear blackmail,’ seek to ‘snapback’ sanctions at the UN Three top GOP senators this week urged President Trump to reject what they describe as Iran’s ‘nuclear blackmail’ in the wake of the rogue nation’s violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement -- and highlighted the use of a mechanism in the U.N. resolution enshrining the deal that allows for a “snapback...
22:30, 2019-07-06

Sudan: UN chief deplores excessive force used against pro-democracy protesters, calls on military and civilian leaders to ‘stay the course’ in negotiations Security forces in Sudan fired on pro-democracy protesters in the capital Khartoum on Monday, leaving a number of dead and many more injured, prompting the United Nation chief’s condemnation and an appeal for “peaceful dialogue” to resume....
20:00, 2019-06-03

Deceased Hong Kong protester’s parents urge people to ‘speak up bravely against social injustices’ The youth have been at the forefront of huge rallies against the legislation, which has plunged Hong Kong into chaos amid wider fears about the erosion of civil rights in the Chinese territory....
05:30, 2019-07-12

Senate Democrats urge Federal Reserve to probe Deutsche Bank's relationship with Trump, Kushner Senate Democrats are now urging the Federal Reserve to investigate Deutsche Bank’s relationship with President Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, following reports that bank officials ignored alleged suspicious activities on their accounts....
22:15, 2019-06-06

Jeffrey Epstein's accusers urge judge to deny bail to wealthy financier, sex offender Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein square off against federal prosecutors in a high-stakes bid to have the wealthy financier and sex offender freed on bail.        ...
20:45, 2019-07-15

Woody Harrelson, PETA team up, urge Texas governor to ban 'cruel' Bacon Bash event Harrelson was moved to compose the plea after PETA shared video of pigs and piglets being wrangled and chased at the now-controversial annual Bandera Bacon Bash....
23:45, 2019-05-23

51 attorneys general urge Betsy DeVos to forgive disabled veterans' student loan debt A group of bipartisan attorneys general from 51 states and territories on Friday wrote to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging the Department of Education automatically forgive the student loan debt of eligible veterans who became disabled through their military service....
05:15, 2019-05-27

Syria’s Idlib ‘on the brink’ of a nightmare, urge humanitarian chiefs, launching global solidarity campaign The heads of 11 global humanitarian organizations warned on Thursday that the embattled rebel-held province of Idlib in Syria, stands on the brink of disaster, with three million civilian lives at risk, including one million children....
19:30, 2019-06-27

Best speech to text app of 2019 While speech-to-text used to be specifically only for desktops, the development of mobile devices and the explosion of easily accessible apps means that transcription can now be carried out on a smartphone or tablet. This has made speech-to-text applications increasingly valuable to users in a ...
23:45, 2019-06-19

Almost Everything Trump Said in His Environment Speech Was a Lie On the same day that Washington, D.C. was hit by a deluge of dangerous rain and flash flooding, President Trump gave an hour-long speech meant to convince voters he isn’t totally fucking up the environment. According to the New York Times, almost everything Trump said in the speech was a lie....
17:00, 2019-07-09

What Is the G20 Summit? Here is a look at what the Group of 20 is and does, and some of the important things to watch as world leaders gather in Japan over the next two days....
21:45, 2019-06-27

Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria’s Idlib, where 3 million are trapped: top UN officials urge unity in Security Council The UN’s Political and Humanitarian Affairs chiefs on Friday called on the Security Council to unite in support of an immediate de-escalation of fighting around Syria’s Idlib province, and work towards an enduring political solution on behalf of the Syrian people....
14:32, 2019-05-21

"One Of The Most Opaque": P Chidambaram On Budget Speech The budget speech by Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman is one of the "most opaque ever" former finance minister P Chidambaram said, pointing out that it leaves out all crucial information regarding......
16:45, 2019-07-05

Here's what investors are watching for from the Boeing CEO's speech CNBC's Phil LeBeau joins "Squawk Box" to give a preview of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg's speech at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference....
17:45, 2019-05-29

A PR expert explains what the Boeing CEO should say in his big speech Dean Crutchfield, founder of Crutchfield & Partners, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss what investors hope to hear from Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference....
17:45, 2019-05-29

U.N. targets hate speech with new strategy U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday unveiled a new strategy to confront hate speech, which he warned was a precursor to the Holocaust, and genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia and Rwanda....
22:30, 2019-06-18

Meet DW's champions of free speech DW Freedom works to promote greater freedom of speech and the media around the world by raising awareness of the detention and intimidation of journalists, activists and bloggers. Meet some of them....
22:30, 2019-05-21

Hear Me Out: Trump Speech Karaoke I came within a bladed edge of red death when I went out for karaoke one night last winter, but I do not hold that against karaoke. Karaoke is good sloppy fun, and it gives me a chance to dazzle the world with my signature rendition of “Purple Rain.” Our own Samer Kalaf once led a singalong of “Smoo...
07:15, 2019-06-15

Best text to speech software of 2019 The use of audio for commands has become popular for use with assistants such as Alexa and Siri, and audio is increasingly being used for search and other tools. It's also becoming much more common for audio to be used to convert text-to-speech for a number of reasons.The traditional one is for...
18:00, 2019-06-19

Looking for Free Speech in Russia? Try YouTube The online video site has become a primary information source for tens of millions in a country where television avoids topics uncongenial to the government....
19:30, 2019-06-09

Hong Kong pro-democracy movement — going from strength to strength An extradition bill has recently sparked mass protests in Hong Kong. The bill has been stalled, but the citizens want it scrapped and Chief Executive Lam ousted. DW looks at the pro-democracy movement's major milestones....
17:30, 2019-06-21

The Latest: Excerpts from Trump’s D-Day speech released LIMERICK, Ireland (AP) — The Latest on Trump attending D-Day commemorations (all times local): 8:55 a.m. President Donald Trump will tell those commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Thursday that American and allied forces who stormed the beaches of Normandy “won back this ground for ...
10:15, 2019-06-06

Microsoft AI creates realistic speech with little training Text-to-speech conversion is becoming increasingly clever, but there's a problem: it can still take plenty of training time and resources to produce natural-sounding output. Microsoft and Chinese researchers might have a more effective way. They've......
04:45, 2019-05-27

YouTubers petition for free speech after AKK criticism The head of Germany's CDU is facing a backlash after suggesting there should be "rules" for influential online bloggers during election campaigns. Thousands signed a petition calling for an end to attacks on free speech....
11:45, 2019-05-29

Full Text of Theresa May’s Resignation Speech In announcing her departure, Mrs. May lamented the fact that she had tried and failed to persuade lawmakers to back her Brexit deal. Here is the text of that speech....
15:45, 2019-05-24

Valedictorian barred from giving speech after he planned to use it to come out as gay A valedictorian from a Wisconsin Lutheran high school was reportedly blocked by school officials from giving his graduation speech once they learned he planned to use the remarks to come out as gay. “In the rough draft of my speech that I submitted to the administration, I came out in it,̶...
02:45, 2019-06-05

Man Who Poured Water On Baidu CEO During Speech Arrested Chinese authorities have detained a man in connection with an investigation of an incident in which a man poured a bottle of water over Robin Li, chief executive of Chinese search giant Baidu Inc, at......
11:00, 2019-07-04

The best free text to speech software 2019 In years gone by, text to speech software was rather expensive, but these days there are excellent text to speech tools available free of charge. We're here to help you find the very best tools that will make converting written documents to audio files as easy as possible.Text to speech softwar...
18:15, 2019-06-18

Trump supporters set up camp ahead of speech Trump supporters traveling from near and far line the streets outside an Orlando arena camping out ahead of the President’s speech Tuesday. (June 17)        ...
02:00, 2019-06-18

Bow Down to Hannah Brown After Her Epic Bachelorette Speech WOW. Just...wow. Just when we were sitting here still trying to figure out why Hannah has kept Luke P. on The Bachelorette through all this madness, she finally explained it and called......
05:30, 2019-06-18

When And Where To Watch Nirmala Sitharaman's First Budget Speech India Budget 2019: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's budget speech will begin around 11:00 am on July 5. The Budget speech will be closely watched by individuals, corporates, economist, taxpayers......
12:45, 2019-06-13

5 Top Quotes From Nirmala Sitharaman's First Budget Speech Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, presenting the annual budget statement to parliament, said the government planned structural reforms to kickstart foreign and domestic investment....
11:45, 2019-07-05

Facebook fined $2.3 million under Germany’s new hate speech law The Federal Office for Justice said the social networking company had failed to meet transparency requirements for its handling of hate speech complaints....
18:45, 2019-07-02

Principal accused of copying Kutcher speech is suspended PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia, principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school’s graduating class has been suspended without pay for five days. The News and Sentinel reports Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss was suspended Tuesday at a Wood ...
13:00, 2019-06-12

Germany: Dozens of raids over online hate speech Police have said they carried out searches in 13 federal states over crimes like incitement and the use of banned symbols. Authorities have struggled to enforce Germany's strict hate speech laws on social media....
13:30, 2019-06-06

Steve Bannon: ‘We went back and forth’ on the themes of Johnson’s big speech In a London hotel, the far-right activist told how he had exchanged texts with the former foreign secretary on his big resignation speechOn 16 July last year, days after his resignation as foreign secretary, the Daily Telegraph gave most of its front page to the man whose career it had done so much ...
22:15, 2019-06-22

The Phrase That Stood Out For Anand Mahindra From PM's Parliament Speech After delivering a landslide win for BJP-led NDA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the newly elected lawmakers at the Central Hall of the parliament. A particular phrase from the......
05:00, 2019-05-27

In Pranab Mukherjee's Speech, A Hint Seen For President Kovind Former President Pranab Mukherjee appears to have subtly thrown shade at his successor Ram Nath Kovind, who voted on May 12 along with the rest of Delhi in the sixth phase of the national election....
21:45, 2019-05-22

Facebook Fined $2.3 Million By Germany Under Hate Speech Law (BERLIN) — German authorities say they have issued Facebook with a 2 million-euro ($2.3 million) fine under a law designed to combat hate speech. The Federal Office for Justice said Tuesday that the social networking company had failed to meet transparency requirements for its handling of hate...
16:15, 2019-07-02

Bernie Sanders to defend his brand of socialism in speech Presidential contender will outline his political philosophy and accuse Trump of profiting from ‘corporate socialism’Bernie Sanders, draping himself in the progressive tradition of Franklin Roosevelt, is poised to defend his political philosophy in a speech that accuses Donald Trump of profiting fro...
01:00, 2019-06-12

UN launches plan to combat escalating hate speech Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is launching a plan to combat hate speech and counter what he calls “a groundswell of xenophobia, racism and intolerance, violent misogyny, anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred” around the world...
23:30, 2019-06-18

U.S. Democrats ask Trump to rethink Independence Day speech plan Democrats in the U.S. Congress have asked President Donald Trump to reconsider plans for a speech at the Lincoln Memorial during annual Independence Day celebrations, saying it could turn a traditionally non-partisan event into a campaign rally....
22:00, 2019-06-06

Sanders: Trump speech lies, distortions, nonsense Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders described President Trump's Tuesday night speech as "an hour-and-a-half speech of lies, distortions and total, absolute nonsense." Trump declared his 2020 election campaign on Tuesday night. (June 19)        ...
12:15, 2019-06-19

How American Corporations Are Policing Online Speech Worldwide In the winter of 2010, a 19-year-old Moroccan man named Kacem Ghazzali logged into his email to find a message from Facebook informing him that a group he had created just a few days prior had been removed from the platform without explanation. The group, entitled “Jeunes pour la séparation entre Re...
20:15, 2019-07-10

Merkel uses Harvard commencement speech to swipe at Trump German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave the commencement speech at Harvard University on Thursday where she made not-so-subtle swipes at President Trump. ...
10:00, 2019-05-31

Man dumps water on tech CEO's head during speech A man pours water on the CEO of Chinese search giant Baidu while he makes a speech at a conference on Artificial Intelligence.       ...
21:45, 2019-07-03

Fox News viewers flock to Trump’s holiday speech Fox News Channel viewers gave the network unusually high ratings for the Fourth of July because it aired President Donald Trump’s Washington parade and speech...
07:45, 2019-07-11

Queen Elizabeth II gives moving speech to commemorate D-Day anniversary Queen Elizabeth II quoted her father King George VI during a moving D-Day remembrance speech in Portsmouth, England.        ...
16:00, 2019-06-05

Jenny Slate Will Give a Graduation Speech to a Class of One The standup comic and “Parks and Recreation” actress will speak at the eighth-grade graduation of Gwen Lynch, 13, the last student on Cuttyhunk Island....
21:15, 2019-06-05

Climate protesters interrupt speech by UK finance minister Climate change protesters briefly interrupted a high-profile speech by British Finance Minister Philip Hammond to leaders of the country's financial services industry on Thursday....
06:30, 2019-06-21

Microsoft’s AI generates realistic speech with only 200 training samples In a newly published paper, Microsoft researchers describe a state-of-the-art AI speech system that needs only 200 samples to achieve high accuracy.Read More...
18:30, 2019-05-23

Trump: Conway's right to free speech under attack; he won't fire her President Donald Trump said he won't fire White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and the accusations against her are an attempt to take away her right to free speech....
23:45, 2019-06-14

Trump protesters rally at gay bar blocks from arena speech ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump’s reelection announcement in Florida are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform. Organizers of the “Win With Love Rally” say Trump’s announcement in Orlando on T...
10:00, 2019-06-18

Valedictorian delivers scorched-earth graduation speech A California valedictorian delivered a scorched-earth graduation speech in which she thanked her guidance counselor for having “absolutely no role in my achievements” and a teacher who was “regularly intoxicated during class.” Sardonic senior Nataly Buhr didn’t mince wo...
22:45, 2019-06-13

Theresa May Brexit speech: What happens next for the Prime Minister and her deal? Theresa May has set out a 10-point compromise package ahead of another attempt to secure approval for a deal which has already been rejected three times by MPs....
23:30, 2019-05-21

Man Pours Water On Baidu CEO During Speech In Shocking Video A man burst on to a stage and poured water over the head of Baidu CEO Robin Li as the founder of China's dominant search engine spoke at a company-sponsored event on Artificial Intelligence on......
19:45, 2019-07-03

YouTube will remove some hate speech and conspiracy videos YouTube has updated its hate speech policy to ban more types of videos from its platform. They explicitly include those promoting or glorifying Nazi ideology or deny that certain events including the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook shooting took place. A......
12:15, 2019-06-06

Jo Brand: 'Freedom of speech in comedy is extremely important' Jo Brand has sidestepped questions from Sky News following a growing backlash to a joke about throwing battery acid - but did say that freedom of speech in comedy was "extremely important"....
17:00, 2019-06-13

Facebook to help French police crack down on hate speech Facebook is agreeing to help French police identify hate speech suspects, in what the French government is celebrating as a global first.       ...
22:30, 2019-06-27

In Harvard Speech, Merkel Rebukes Trump’s Worldview in All but Name Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany told the Harvard graduates of 2019 to be “outward looking, not isolationist,” and not “describe lies as truth and truth as lies.”...
07:45, 2019-05-31

"My Speech Came From Heart": Mahua Moitra On Plagiarism Allegations Mahua Moitra, the Trinamool Congress lawmaker whose comments in parliament on "seven signs of fascism" went viral last week, has hit out at allegations on social media that her debut speech was......
16:30, 2019-07-03

Opinion: Merkel's Harvard speech is noteworthy for what she didn't say German Chancellor Angela Merkel's poignant and personal commencement speech at Harvard University was also a thinly veiled appeal to reject Trumpism. But more interesting than what she said was what she did not say....
07:15, 2019-05-31

DW Freedom of Speech Award presented to Anabel Hernandez The exiled Mexican journalist has received Deutschen Welle's Freedom of Speech Award at the Global Media Forum. In her acceptance speech, she issued a warning against organized crime and a plea for truth....
23:15, 2019-05-27

TSA changes policy to allow some CBD oil and medications on planes The Transportation Security Administration quietly changed its cannabis policy over the weekend to allow passengers to bring some forms of cannabidiol (CBD) oil, plus an FDA-approved marijuana based drug, on flights. All forms of marijuana were previously prohibited in checked and carry-on bags....
02:45, 2019-05-29

What Trump Can (and Can’t) Do to Steer Fed Policy President Donald Trump is unhappy that the U.S. Federal Reserve under the chairman he chose, Jerome Powell, raised interest rates. But while the president can authorize military operations, issue rules by executive order, convene Congress and pardon criminals, he can’t do much about the Fed. That do...
20:45, 2019-07-08

Update on Our 2020 Climate Summit On Friday, The New Republic published an an offensive, homophobic attack on Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg. The article was swiftly condemned for being inappropriate, and it was taken down from the site Saturday. In light of these events, The New Republic is withdrawing its participation from o...
00:45, 2019-07-14

Third U.S.-North Korea summit possible, up to Kim: Bolton A third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is possible but the ball is in Pyongyang's court, White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday....
16:45, 2019-06-11

G20 summit 2019: Key questions and answers on Day 1 Bilateral talks between world leaders were the main order of business in Osaka amid a host of simmering tensions on trade and climate change. DW breaks down the most important takeaways from the first day of the summit....
15:45, 2019-06-28

Trump, Xi to Have 'Extended Meeting' at G-20 Summit President Trump said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a “very good” telephone conversation and will have an “extended meeting” later this month at the G-20 summit in Japan. The news boosted U.S. stocks....
17:45, 2019-06-18

5 Takeaways From the G20 Summit: Easing Off the Trade War, for Now President Trump announced that the United States and China had agreed to resume stalled trade negotiations, giving negotiators another chance to forge a permanent pact....
17:30, 2019-06-29

Accusers call Jeffrey Epstein 'scary,' urge bail be denied; judge decides Thursday Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein square off against federal prosecutors in a high-stakes bid to have the financier and sex offender freed on bail.        ...
23:45, 2019-07-15

'Outrageous conflicts of interest': Watchdog groups urge California Gov. Gavin Newsom to fire oil regulators Top California oil and gas agency employees held investments in companies they regulate, records indicate. Fracking permits are up sharply this year.        ...
07:30, 2019-07-11

Pakistan says wants peace with India, Modi responds after victory speech The Pakistani and Indian prime ministers exchanged messages via Twitter on Thursday hoping for peace, after Narendra Modi returned to power in New Delhi in an election fought in the wake of confrontation between the nuclear-armed enemies....
22:30, 2019-05-23

Supreme Court rules against Alaska man in free speech case WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ruling against an Alaska resident in a case that affects people arrested by law enforcement officers who want to sue and claim their arrest was retaliation for something they said or wrote. The high court ruled Tuesday that because the officers had probable cau...
17:00, 2019-05-28

Live: Sensex, Nifty Flat As Budget Speech Begins Nifty, Sensex Stock Market Updates: The S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 Indexes erased gains ahead of the first full Budget of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA)......
08:00, 2019-07-05

Trump's Big Show On July 4: Patriotic Speech Or Campaign Rally? President Donald Trump plans a speech at the Lincoln Memorial and a possible Air Force One flyover for an amped-up Independence Day celebration in Washington, drawing criticism that he wants to......
01:45, 2019-06-20

Antifa tries to disrupt ‘Demand Free Speech’ event in DC, reports say Members of Antifa clashed with police Saturday after attempting to disrupt a “Demand Free Speech” rally on Saturday in Washington, D.C., according to reports....
13:00, 2019-07-07

Germany fines Facebook for underreporting hate speech complaints The US social media giant has been found guilty of failing to fully report the number of complaints it received, in clear violation of German transparency laws. Facebook may appeal the ruling, saying the law is unclear....
23:30, 2019-07-02

Jon Stewart, in a Heated Speech, Slammed Congress’ ‘Disrespect’ for 9/11 Victims Comedian Jon Stewart chastised Congress on Tuesday for failing to act quickly to ensure that the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund does not run out of money. Stewart spoke before a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing packed with firefighters, police officers and other supporters to advocate fo...
00:30, 2019-06-12

Rugby chief suggests quoting Bible is hate speech Australian rugby star Israel Folau hit back after the organization that sacked him for posting a Bible verse suggested parts of the Holy Book are a problem....
19:15, 2019-07-09

Twitter revises rules on hate speech targeting religions Twitter has technically banned hate speech based on religion before, but it should now be easier for the company to clamp down on that behavior. The social site has updated its rules to require the deletion of any tweet that "dehumanizes" others bas......
04:15, 2019-07-10

Researchers detail AI that generates character animations from recorded speech In a newly published preprint paper, researchers detail a machine learning system that maps audio to the facial and lip movements of 3D characters.Read More...
01:45, 2019-05-29

Pelicans stop skid thanks to Gentry speech, Davis high "Anthony Davis shoulders Pelicans with season high in victory over Dallas Mavericks following tongue-lashing from head coach Alvin Gentry at the half …"...
14:38, 2019-05-21

As Trump plans July 4 speech, his challengers march to a different drummer U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden and two Democratic rivals marched on Thursday in the same 4th of July parade in Iowa, a small-town scene in sharp contrast with Republican President Donald Trump's plan to speak at Washington's Lincoln Memorial accompanied by battle tanks and military flyovers....
21:30, 2019-07-04

Pence puts off China speech ahead of Trump-Xi talks The decision came a week ahead of what could be pivotal talks between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Osaka, Japan about tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of each other's goods....
19:15, 2019-06-21

USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe drops F-bomb during speech on live TV US women’s soccer team co-captain Megan Rapinoe dropped the F-bomb on live TV Wednesday after she and her squad were gifted the keys to the city. “New York City, you’re the motherf–king best!” the outspoken forward yelled into the mic on the steps of City Hall. The cere...
21:15, 2019-07-10

Some Facebook content reviewers will focus solely on hate speech Facebook isn't just interested in cracking down on fake accounts. While discussing the firm's latest Community Standards Enforcement Report, company VP Justin Osofsky revealed during a call that the social network will run a pilot program where some......
22:15, 2019-05-23

Tyler C.'s Fantasy Suite Speech Just Made Him a Bachelorette Frontrunner That's it. Show's over. Tyler C. has officially stolen the hearts of every Bachelorette viewer. On the highly-anticipated fantasy suite(s) episode, The Bachelorette is definitely......
07:45, 2019-07-16

Twitter to Flag Users for Speech Offending Religious Groups Twitter has updated its policy on hateful conduct to better protect religious groups, the latest effort by the company to police speech and prevent abuse on its platform....
20:45, 2019-07-09

Trump stays on after commencement speech, shakes hands with 1,000 cadets President Trump stayed after his commencement speech at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Thursday to shake hands with 1,000 graduating cadets....
10:00, 2019-05-31

"Yelling Expletive At Cop Free Speech, Not Grounds For Arrest": US Court The mere act of yelling an expletive at a police officer is constitutionally protected speech and not grounds for arrest, a federal appeals court ruled Monday....
04:30, 2019-06-04

Mind-reading device uses AI to turn brainwaves into audible speech People's brainwaves have been converted into speech using electrodes on the brain. The method could one day help people speak who have lost the ability...
16:30, 2019-05-21

Romney subtly scolds Trump in first Senate floor speech Sen. Mitt Romney used his first speech on the Senate floor to offer a defense of alliances abroad and a plea to avoid divisive conspiracy theories — an indirect rebuke of President Donald Trump who has done neither.Romney’s maiden floor speech comes as the Utah Republican and former 2012 presidentia...
01:45, 2019-06-05

Trump ends Japan trip with Memorial Day speech to soldiers U.S. President Donald Trump will be heading home from Japan Tuesday after stopping aboard a U.S. warship to give a Memorial Day speech to U.S. forces....
13:00, 2019-05-28

Farage could be banned from making European Parliament victory speech Nigel Farage could be temporarily banned from the European Parliament, after he refused to give evidence to an investigation into whether he broke its funding rules....
00:30, 2019-06-06

Principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher speech at graduation A West Virginia principal is accused of plagiarizing his graduation speech — by ripping off literary lion Ashton Kutcher. Parkersburg High School principal Kenny DeMoss was called out by a graduate who recognized the administrator’s speech from the 2013 Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards, the Park...
18:15, 2019-05-31

Bernie Sanders slams Walmart in speech at shareholder meeting US Sen. Bernie Sanders traveled to Arkansas on Wednesday to blast Walmart for paying “starvation wages.” In a three-minute speech at the retail giant’s annual meeting, the presidential hopeful urged shareholders to press Walmart to nominate a low-wage worker to its board of directors — and to start ...
22:15, 2019-06-05

Singapore's anti-fake news law could muzzle free speech Singapore has recently joined the list of countries seeking to protect their citizens from harmful online content. But many complain the government's move "criminalizes free speech" and encourages self-censorship....
21:30, 2019-06-06

Principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher speech is suspended PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A West Virginia, principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school’s graduating class has been suspended without pay for five days. The News and Sentinel reports Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss was suspended Tuesday at a Wood Count...
12:45, 2019-06-12

Airports In The 1700s? Historical Flub Lands In Trump Speech Airports? In the 1700s? A historical flub landed in President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" speech on Thursday marking the US Independence Day holiday....
00:15, 2019-07-06

Dallas school speech interrupted when shooting victims named DALLAS (AP) — School officials in Dallas say they’re investigating why a high school valedictorian had her graduation speech interrupted after she said the names of Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice. Conrad High School valedictorian Rooha Haghar told KXAS-TV that a school administrator ordered her...
22:15, 2019-06-06

| Trump celebrates US might, avoids politics in rousing July 4 speech US President Donald Trump sang the praises of the US military and American heroes of the past two and a half centuries as he skirted politics in a rousing Independence Day speech in Washington....
11:45, 2019-07-05

Greenpeace activists target chancellor's speech in climate protest Protesters wearing sashes reading ‘climate emergency’ disrupt Philip Hammond’s Mansion House speech Dozens of Greenpeace activists interrupted the chancellor’s Mansion House speech on Thursday night as they sought to draw attention to the climate crisis.A group, most dressed all in red and wearing s...
00:30, 2019-06-21

Germany fines Facebook $2.3 million for violation of hate speech law German officials issued a 2 million euro ($2.3 million) fine to Facebook Tuesday, accusing the company of violating the country’s new hate speech law....
20:45, 2019-07-02

Bryan Cranston Praises Journalists in Tony Awards Speech “The media is not the enemy of the people,” said Mr. Cranston, who won best leading actor in a play for his performance as a journalist in “Network.”...
17:30, 2019-06-10

Bryan Cranston’s Tony speech: ‘The media isn’t the enemy of the people’ Bryan Cranston’s “mad as hell” acceptance speech could have gone very wrong Sunday night at the 73rd annual Tony Awards ceremony. As the actor took to the podium to accept his best actor trophy for his performance as TV news man Howard Beale in “Network,” he cracked a j...
17:30, 2019-06-10

Hollywood has its free-speech moment in fight over movie spoilers Content creators have been trying to restrain what critics and consumers say about their movies online, particularly when it comes to plot revelations. Many in the media have pushed back....
23:15, 2019-05-22

Clinton assails Trump on Mueller probe in speech to NY grads NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton has assailed President Donald Trump at a commencement speech, saying he ignored the special counsel’s findings on Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 election. The Democrat who lost to Trump addressed Hunter College graduates Wednesday at Madison Square Ga...
01:45, 2019-05-30

Trump Says Fed Policy Makers Have Become 'Very Destructive' President Trump said that the Federal Reserve has given China a competitive advantage over the U.S. with its monetary policy, adding that it’s clear some officials haven’t listened to his advice to cut interest rates....
12:45, 2019-06-11

US policy toward Iran is all stick and no carrot The motorcycle zipped past our taxi as we headed to Tyre in southern Lebanon, veering off the road onto a dirt track leading up into the hills. The passenger on the back of the motorcycle had what appeared to be long tubes, concealed by cloth, strapped to his back....
13:00, 2019-06-15

US African policy's lost 'dynamics' At the US-Africa economic summit, stakeholders from both sides meet to discuss future business. Africa's political elite is represented in large numbers. Interest in the US is not as strong....
00:45, 2019-06-18

Bad riders could be banned under new Uber policy Badly behaving Uber passengers can be banned from using the ride-sharing service if their rating score falls below a certain threshold, the company said in a policy update Wednesday....
23:00, 2019-05-29

Who Trump should have invited to his 'social media summit' The actual list of invitees suggests the event will largely serve as a platform for rightwing conspiracy theorists and bigotsThe White House on Thursday will host a meeting of some of the rightwing internet’s loudest voices – and worst trolls.Donald Trump’s so-called “Social Media Summit” was announ...
21:30, 2019-07-11

Why We’re Challenging the 2020 Democrats to a Climate Summit It’s been said before, but it bears repeating: The first round of Democratic presidential debates failed the planet. In a combined 240 minutes of discussion—at an event held in city poised to sink into the ocean—the moderators devoted a combined 15 minutes of airtime to the biggest existential threa...
20:30, 2019-07-11

Gold Loses Some Luster Ahead of Summit Gold prices retreated from multiyear highs Thursday, as investors awaited the outcome of trade discussions between U.S. and Chinese leaders at the Group of 20 summit at the end of the week....
09:45, 2019-06-28

PM Modi To Attend G20 Summit In Japan Next Week Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Japan next week to attend the G-20 summit where issues such as financial stability, WTO reform, black money, and terrorism will be on top of the agenda for......
19:45, 2019-06-21

EU leaders enter third day of summit to carve up top posts The European Union's leaders gathered on Tuesday for a third consecutive day of arm-wrestling over the 28-nation bloc's key posts, with little sign that fundamental differences had narrowed....
13:15, 2019-07-02

Talks stall at special EU leadership summit EU leaders are deeply divided over who should succeed European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Council president Donald Tusk paused the summit to spend more time negotiating with individual EU leaders....
03:30, 2019-07-01

PM Modi Leaves For India After G20 Summit In Japan Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for home after concluding his three-day visit to Japan where he attended the G20 Summit and met with the world leaders including US President Donald Trump....
10:30, 2019-06-29

Trump says he has scheduled talks with China's Xi during G20 summit President Donald Trump said on Monday he expected Chinese President Xi Jinping to be at the Group of 20 summit in Japan this month and the two are scheduled to talk at the gathering of leaders from the top industrialized and emerging economies....
04:15, 2019-06-11

US-China trade war, sea row in ASEAN summit spotlight BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war when they gather for a weekend summit in Thailand. The Chinese sinking of a Philippine boat, which endangered 22...
07:15, 2019-06-22

Trump's far-right Twitter summit: the most bizarre highlights Here are some of the ‘highlights’ from the gathering of far-right propagandists, conspiracy theorists and YouTube agitatorsDonald Trump’s so-called social media summit on Thursday was off to an inauspicious start before it even began.Just as a rogue’s gallery of Trumpist lawmakers, far-right propaga...
20:15, 2019-07-12

Trump says he'll decide on China tariffs after G-20 summit President Trump said Thursday that he would make a decision on whether to impose 25% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods after the G-20 summit in Japan at the end of the month. Trump is scheduled to have a face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the meeting....
18:00, 2019-06-06

PM Modi, Trump To Meet At G-20 Summit In June Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have agreed to meet at the G-20 Summit in Japan next month as both the leaders pledged to further strengthen the US-India strategic......
17:30, 2019-05-25

President Trump lifts US ban on Huawei at G20 summit In typical Art of the Deal fashion, Donald Trump has reportedly discussed the US Huawei ban with the president of China and has decided to change his mind and allow US companies to sell goods to Huawei once again....
18:15, 2019-06-29

Climate change is likely to take a back seat at the G-20 summit. Here’s why. Experts say Trump's climate skepticism, coupled with his readiness to start trade wars, has caused world leaders to carefully avoid running afoul of Washington....
21:45, 2019-06-27

| Tragedy as climber dies on Everest summit An American has died on Everest, his expedition organiser said, as a rush of climbers marked one of the busiest days on the world's highest mountain....
10:30, 2019-05-23

EU mini-summit set to discuss top jobs succession Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel will host five other EU government leaders in Brussels on Friday as part of efforts to hammer out a compromise over new appointments to top posts in the European Union....
14:00, 2019-06-06

Pak Decides To Let PM's Plane Fly Through Airspace For Shanghai Summit Pakistan on Monday decided in principle to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan where he has to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)......
21:45, 2019-06-10

| Why a deadly shadow hangs over Everest summit As the return of cloud and frozen hurricane-force winds seal off Mount Everest for another year, questions are being asked about how to police the world's highest peak....
16:15, 2019-05-29

Emergency EU summit on top jobs runs into trouble again A deal hatched among several key European leaders to award a former Dutch foreign minister the post of EU chief executive broke down at an emergency summit on Sunday after eastern European and center-right European leaders rejected the plan....
01:30, 2019-07-01

Prospects of EU summit deal on top jobs go up in smoke Chances of EU leaders agreeing on Thursday on who should inherit the bloc's top jobs - including the head of its central bank - appeared vanishingly slim, as France and Germany cast doubt on any imminent deal and Ireland said electing a pope would be easier....
17:30, 2019-06-20

EU summit: Marathon leadership talks delayed again EU leaders are deeply divided over who should succeed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. More than 18 hours of talks in Brussels have failed to reach a breakthrough....
22:45, 2019-07-01

S&P 500 rises on investor optimism ahead of G20 summit The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closed higher in a broad-based rally on Thursday as investors looked to the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan this weekend for progress in the long-running U.S.-China trade dispute, which has whipsawed markets for months....
00:15, 2019-06-28

World leaders gather at G20 summit - in pictures Leaders from G20 countries gather in Osaka, Japan, to discuss economic and geopolitical issues and the climate crisisG20 leaders urge Trump and Xi to reach trade deal Continue reading......
11:45, 2019-06-28

Trump Sets Off Fireworks of a Different Sort With Fourth of July Speech Plan The mayor’s office confirmed that the president intends to speak from the Lincoln Memorial, prompting criticism that he is politicizing a nonpartisan celebration....
01:15, 2019-06-06

YouTube Changes Hate Speech Policies, Prohibiting White Supremacist Videos (SAN FRANCISCO) — YouTube updated its hate speech policies Wednesday to prohibit videos with white supremacy and neo-Nazi viewpoints. The video streaming company says it has already made it more difficult to find and promote such videos, but it’s now removing them outright. YouTube will ...
22:45, 2019-06-05

Pence puts off China speech sequel ahead of Trump-Xi talks U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called off a planned China speech that had been initially cast as a sequel to a blistering broadside he delivered in October, a move aimed to averting increasing tensions with Beijing, a White House official said....
21:45, 2019-06-21

President Trump Said Revolutionary War Troops ‘Took Over the Airports’ in His Fourth of July Speech President Trump made a bit of a historical blunder during his Fourth of July “Salute to America” speech Thursday when he said that the Continental Army “took over the airports” from the British during the American Revolutionary War in the 1770s. During his hour-long speech at...
15:30, 2019-07-05

Nirmala Sitharaman Quotes Tamil Poem In Budget Speech, Thanks Taxpayers Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday quoted Tamil classic "Purananooru", and drew inspiration from it to assert that the NDA government was for judicious taxation ensuring that it does not hurt......
03:00, 2019-07-06

French lawmakers pass draft law targeting online hate speech France's National Assembly approved a draft bill on Friday which would require social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to remove any hateful content within 24 hours....
20:30, 2019-07-05

Trump touts administration’s environment record during White House speech Trump has a tough case to make as an environmental steward given his record, according to former environmental advocates and former federal regulators....
05:15, 2019-07-09

Trump says malfunctioning teleprompter to blame for ‘airport’ gaffe in July 4th speech President Trump on Friday blamed a malfunctioning teleprompter for a gaffe in his Independence Day speech in which he mistakenly said the Army took over airports during the American Revolution and seemed to confuse that war with the War of 1812....
20:30, 2019-07-05

YouTube flip-flops on Steven Crowder hate-speech decision Following a considerable amount of public shaming, YouTube announced today that it will no longer allow controversial conservative commentator Steven Crowder to monetize videos on his channel. The decision comes after the company declined to pull a s......
12:15, 2019-06-06

Nirmala Sitharaman Meets President Kovind Ahead Of Budget Speech Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan before presenting her first Union Budget....
08:45, 2019-07-05

France Will Debate a Bill to Stop Online Hate Speech. What’s at Stake? The plan, which is up for discussion in Parliament this week, would make it mandatory for online platforms to remove hateful content in less than 24 hours. Critics worry about censorship....
20:00, 2019-07-01

The Duchess Of Cambridge Delivers Impassioned Speech At The First Action On Addiction Gala To make her speech on the valuable work of the charity, of which has been a patron of since 2012, Kate wore a cream off-the-shoulder Barbara Casasola dress and crystal-embellished Jimmy Choos...
11:45, 2019-06-13

Assange's arrest is escalation of Trump’s attacks on free speech, experts say Indictment of WikiLeaks founder comes as Trump keeps up a daily attack on journalists and brands media the ‘enemy of the people’The Trump administration has launched one of the most potent attacks on journalism and the first amendment in US history by indicting Julian Assange on Espionage Act charge...
17:15, 2019-05-24

Cable News Talking Heads Embarrass Themselves Gushing Over Trump's D-Day Speech Donald Trump was in Normandy on Thursday to participate in one of the easiest things an American president can do: praise the United States for fighting Nazi Germany—the sort of perfunctory, no-brainer sentiment that, for any other commander-in-chief, would be a walk in the park....
17:30, 2019-06-06

Trump speech to tout environment record; green groups scoff U.S. President Donald Trump will claim America is “leading the world” on environmental issues in a speech on Monday aimed at touting progress in some areas while defying criticism from environmental groups who have blasted his steps to slash green regulations and back out of global efforts to fight ...
18:15, 2019-07-08

San Diego valedictorian slams ‘drunk’ teacher in brutal graduation speech "To the teacher that was regularly intoxicated during class this year, thank you for using yourself to teach these students about the dangers of alcoholism," Nataly Buhr snarked....
01:01, 2019-06-16

Donald Trump’s steam catapult speech grabs headlines in Japan President Donald Trump's preference for steam-powered catapults on U.S. aircraft carriers is drawing attention in Japan, where Trump recently met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a multi-day summit....
18:15, 2019-05-29

Sri Lanka readies laws to curb hate speech, false news COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s government will introduce laws to curb hate speech and false news that threaten ethnic reconciliation and national security, in the aftermath of Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people. According to a government statement, those found guilty of di...
10:15, 2019-06-06

Bernie Sanders to make his case for Democratic socialism in major speech Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is expected to make a speech on Wednesday touting his idea of Democratic socialism, a system promising Medicare-for-all, free public college and a $15-per-hour minimum wage, all of which have caused Republicans to dismiss him as too far to the left....
08:45, 2019-06-12

Democrats ask Trump to rethink Independence Day speech as his plans proceed apace Democrats in the U.S. Congress have asked President Donald Trump to reconsider plans for a speech at the Lincoln Memorial during annual Independence Day celebrations, saying it could turn a traditionally non-partisan event into a campaign rally....
00:30, 2019-06-07

Apple CEO Tim Cook took shots at other tech companies in his Stanford commencement speech In the commencement speech given at Stanford University, Cook said digital surveillance would have “stopped Silicon Valley before it got started.”       ...
00:45, 2019-06-17

Theresa May tearfully QUITS as Prime Minister in emotional speech outside No10 THERESA May broke down in tears as she resigned as Prime Minister in an emotional speech at Downing Street after failing to unite the Tories over Brexit....
12:45, 2019-05-24

"Ideas Are Meant To Be Free": Graduation Speech Found Borrowed From Actor At Parkersburg High School's commencement ceremony in West Virginia, Principal Kenneth DeMoss took to the stage to deliver an inspiring speech to the 2019 graduates and their families. There was just......
11:30, 2019-06-23

'It's important to be nice': Dwayne Johnson urges compassion in MTV awards speech ‘The most powerful thing we can be is ourselves’ says actor on an evening where inclusivity was celebratedDwayne Johnson told fans of the power of compassion and “being ourselves” while accepting a top honour at the MTV Movie and TV awards.“The most powerful thing we can be is ourselves,” said Johns...
16:00, 2019-06-18

YouTube says its policy on 'instructional' hacking videos isn't new This week Kody Kinzie, co-founder of the ethical hacker group Hacker Interchange, reported that its YouTube channel had received a strike for breaking one of its rules. Which rule? A ban against "Instructional hacking and phishing: Showing users how......
14:45, 2019-07-06

Trump refuses to negotiate policy with Democrats President Donald Trump says he won't negotiate policy with congressional Democrats while they continue to investigate him. (May 21)        ...
22:30, 2019-05-22

China says Tiananmen crackdown was 'correct' policy Defence minister Wei Fenghe dismisses criticism that the incident was not handled properlyChina has defended the bloody Tiananmen crackdown on student protesters in a rare public acknowledgement of the event, days before its 30th anniversary, saying it was the “correct” policy.After seven weeks of p...
15:30, 2019-06-02

Europe's Recovery Hinges on Fiscal Policy Will Germany, the lynchpin of the eurozone economy, take the lead with fiscal stimulus by raising spending and cutting taxes to bolster Europe's recovery?...
23:45, 2019-06-27

Wall St. cautious ahead of Fed policy statement Wall Street's main indexes took a pause on Wednesday, after a rally the previous day, as investors held back from making big bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement that is expected to lay the groundwork for future interest rate cuts....
20:00, 2019-06-19

Key Points To Know About RBI's February, April Policy Reviews Before the release of the RBI's June 6 statement, in which economists expect a reduction in repo rate, here's a recap of the last two bi-monthly reviews, in February and April this year....
03:45, 2019-06-06

Don't let oil prices drive Iran policy, Mr. President Iran's escalation of hostility in the Gulf of Oman is a dangerous situation. Targeting civilian oil and chemical tankers, Iran is threatening free passage of a critical global trade route....
10:00, 2019-06-15

Hurricane travel insurance: When should you buy it and what kind of policy do you need? Don't wait until a storm is on its way to buy insurance. And remember: the insurance company – not you – decides when the policy kicks in.       ...
23:15, 2019-07-15

Defense policy bill authorizes more F-35s for U.S. military The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday unveiled a draft $750 billion defense policy bill that would authorize more Lockheed Martin F-35 jets for the United States and effectively end Turkey's partnership in the program if Ankara pursues a plan to buy a Russian missile defense system....
20:45, 2019-05-23

Will the EU's carrot-and-stick policy for Pakistan work? The EU wants to promote trade, regional peace and democracy by tightening its strategic engagement with Pakistan. But does Brussels need to reset its priorities as Islamabad drifts toward authoritarianism?...
17:15, 2019-07-15

Target implements policy that allows moms to breastfeed ‘wherever’ TODAY – Last week a Texas mom who was breastfeeding her 10-month-old son at a local pool was asked to cover up while she nursed. When she refused, police escorted her from the pool. Stories about moms being shamed or punished for breastfeeding their babies in public are common — but Target is ...
05:01, 2019-06-20

USA Gymnastics updates Safe Sport Policy After being rocked by a sexual abuse scandal, USA Gymnastics on Wednesday released an updated Safe Sport Policy designed to provide clearer guidelines to protect those involved in the sport....
00:15, 2019-06-20

ECB's policy message well understood by market: Visco Investors have understood the European Central Bank's latest policy message "very well", ECB policymaker Ignazio Visco said on Sunday when asked about a rise in the euro despite the possibility of new monetary easing....
17:15, 2019-06-09

How does Labour plan to pay for its energy nationalisation policy? Taking back control from private shareholders will cost a Labour government billionsThe Labour Party has announced plans to take back control of Britain’s energy network from private shareholders, as part of a sweeping nationalisation policy. We look at how a Labour government plans to pay for the m...
18:30, 2019-05-21

Will he? Won't he? How Trump's impulses are driving his Iran policy Everything Trump has done in relation to Iran, driven by his duelling impulses, has kept the US on a trajectory towards conflictOrdering airstrikes and then calling them off at the last minute is one way of working through the contradictions in your Middle East policy, but it is very expensive and h...
22:15, 2019-06-21

Raikkonen: Vettel penalty 'odd' given F1's 'let them race' policy Kimi Raikkonen finds it "odd" that situations such as the Sebastian Vettel penalty controversy can arise when the FIA has been pushing a 'let them race' stance in Formula 1...
13:15, 2019-06-21

PM Modi Leaves For India After Conclusion Of Shanghai Summit Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left for home after the conclusion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in which he discussed the global security situation, multilateral......
19:30, 2019-06-14

EU summit: Merkel, Macron at odds over top European Commission job Ahead of a summit to discuss EU election results, the French and German leaders have disagreed over how to choose the next European Commission president. Emmanuel Macron has said the process should not be automatic....
13:30, 2019-05-28

Trump to speak to conservatives at social media summit President Donald Trump plans to meet with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices....
13:00, 2019-07-11

Donald Trump Says Having 'Extended Meeting' With Xi Jinping At G20 Summit US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had a positive phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and the two leaders will hold an "extended meeting" next week at the Group of 20......
21:01, 2019-06-18

The Conversational AI Summit at Transform: Learn why it’s the most important AI tech right now A 2-day deep dive into the tate of conversational AI, ecommerce, messaging conversion, the customer journey and support, operationalizing voice AI, & more.Read More...
21:30, 2019-07-05

Climbers rescued from Mount Rainier summit after three-day ordeal Four climbers — including two from New York — were rescued near the summit of Washington’s Mount Rainier after being stranded for three days on the 14,410-foot peak, officials said. The men – Vasily Aushev and Constantine Toporov, both of New York, as well as Ruslan Khasbulatov, of Jerse...
03:45, 2019-06-08

German Protestant Church Assembly summit begins without far-right AfD This year's German Protestant Church Assembly will highlight the importance of trust in polarized times. Prominent politicians are expected to attend the summit, but the Alternative for Germany party was not invited....
20:00, 2019-06-19

Luxembourg's Bettel sees breakthrough at EU top jobs summit Luxembourg's liberal Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said he was convinced that there would be a breakthrough in talks among EU leaders on the bloc's top jobs on Tuesday, saying he hoped for the largest consensus possible....
13:15, 2019-07-02

Futures higher with G20 summit, inflation data in focus U.S. equity futures rose on Friday amid growing caution ahead of a crucial meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping and the release of inflation data that could feed into the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates next month....
15:15, 2019-06-28

White House to Hold Social Media Summit The White House will hold a social media summit on July 11, aiming to have a “robust conversation” about online platforms such as Google and Facebook at a time when they are under increasing attack in Washington....
21:00, 2019-06-27

No One Is Going to Show Up for Jared Kushner's Mideast Economic Summit Trump advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner has spent years working on a plan to untangle the Israel and Palestine conflict. His general idea seems to be that economic investment will fix the conflict, not political negotiation. Unsurprisingly, the plan isn’t going well....
08:45, 2019-06-24

The Latest: Trump starts summit dining with Australian PM OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan for the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 8:22 p.m. President Donald Trump is kicking off meetings with international leaders at the Group of 20 summit with a working dinner with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morri...
19:00, 2019-06-27

How to watch Transform 2019 and the Conversational AI Summit live Didn't get a ticket to Transform ? Catch every minute of the main stage & Conversation AI sessions starting at 9 am PT on Wednesday, July 10.Read More...
22:15, 2019-07-09

PM Modi Leaves For Shanghai Summit, Won't Use Pak Airspace: 10 Points Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning left for the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO summit, which is being held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The summit will be keenly watched for any......
06:45, 2019-06-13

Hopes for third Trump-Kim summit revived despite Pyongyang criticism Hopes for a third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump appeared to be revived Wednesday even after Pyongyang rebuked Washington over "hostility" that "viciously slandered" the country....
21:01, 2019-06-27

Trump tells Putin, ‘Don’t meddle in the election’ at G20 summit President Donald Trump met with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Friday, and jokingly waggled his right index finger at the Russian president and scolded, “Don’t meddle in the election” when a reporter asked if he planned to make that warning concerning the 2020 pr...
10:15, 2019-06-28

Utah climber dies after scaling Everest in 7 summit bid Mountaineering officials say an American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents by reaching the summit of Mount Everest died of probable altitude sickness on the way down...
13:45, 2019-05-24

Donald Trump Says Meet With Xi Jinping At G20 Summit "Scheduled" President Donald Trump on Monday said he still expects to talk with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 summit, warning he will impose new tariffs if there is no meeting....
21:15, 2019-06-10

All-Afghan peace summit set for July, but on Taliban terms An all-Afghan peace summit will be held July 7-8 in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar, apparently on Taliban terms as there will be no official government representation...
01:30, 2019-07-03

Theresa May resigns: PM will remain for Trump visit, EU summit - but what happens next? British Prime Minister Theresa May’s dramatic announcement that she’s stepping down as Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking questions about what happens next....
17:15, 2019-05-24

The Real Reason for N. Korea’s Second Thoughts on Trump Summit Not John Bolton. Not U.S.-South Korea military drills. Join EWI’s Mark Galasiewski for a look behind the headlines, in this conversation on KLZ radio....
16:45, 2019-05-21

The Latest: Islamic summit defends Palestinian statehood MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 4:25 a.m. The world’s largest organization of Islamic nations has completed a summit in Islam’s holiest city of Mecca with leaders and delegates from 57 states emphasizing their support for a Pal...
05:15, 2019-06-01