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A member of the audience looks on wearing a United States-Israel themed custom suit during the AIPAC
Letter from America: Counting from July 4th

There is an inherent tension between individual liberty and governmental authority.

US PRESIDENT Donald U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Israel's
Trump threatens to close down social media platforms

'We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen'

27/05/2020
Lawsuit against US government over climate change dismissed by court

In a 2-1 decision, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said the plaintiffs, who were between the ages of 8 and 19 when the lawsuit began in 2015, lacked legal standing to sue the United States.

By REUTERS
18/01/2020
U.S. appeals court rules against Trump in foreign payments case

The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set aside a lower court ruling that had thrown out the case because the people who sued could not prove they were harmed by Trump's actions.

By REUTERS
13/09/2019
High profile hate speech case heard in South Africa’s Constitutional Court

Trade unionist Bongani Masuku threatened Jewish community in blog post and during a speech at a Johannesburg university

Alabama GOP calls to expel Rep. Ilhan Omar from Congress

"Rep. Omar is ungrateful to the United States and the opportunities that have been afforded to her," said Alabama State Rep. Tommy Hanes in a statement to Fox News.

29/08/2019
Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Tahrir square after presidential election r
Egyptians to vote on changes that may see Sisi in power to 2030

Egypt's 596-member parliament, dominated by Sisi's supporters, approved the amendments on Tuesday, voting by 531 to 22 in favor.

By REUTERS
20/04/2019
Egypt parliament to vote Tuesday on constitutional changes

Some critics fear those changes will give the military more influence on political life in Egypt.

By REUTERS
15/04/2019
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar Suu Kyi's party set to challenge army-drafted charter -sources

The surprise bid to reform the constitution comes as both civilian and military leaders face growing international pressure over an army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in 2017.

By REUTERS
29/01/2019
Screenshot from trailer for The Caine Muttiny (1954)
Fearing Trump: American fiction and impeachment

Herman Wouk’s 1951 novel is about a group of Navy officers who remove a volatile captain from his command of a minesweeper when he freezes up during a typhoon.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
15/09/2018
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