How a Marriage of Convenience With Steve Bannon Exploded in My Face

I was seated at a mahogany table in the “Breitbart Embassy” great room when a frowzy, triplicate-shirted Steve Bannon proposed that I join him on a trip to Laredo, Texas. With a roguish grin, he insisted that such an expedition would win me over to his side on the need for more draconian border measures … Read more

Fight Over Abortion Pills Takes Shape in Post-Roe America

Even before the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. wade last week, Republican-controlled states were already trying to restrict access to abortion pills. Among them was South Dakota, whose governor, Kristi Noem, vowed Sunday to go even further, now that the legal right to abortion in America has been overturned and left to states to decide. … Read more

Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Iran after MBS visit | Politics News

The Iraqi leader is trying to facilitate the re-establishment of ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Tehran, Iran – Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi arrived in Tehran on Sunday at the head of a high-level delegation to hold talks with Iranian officials following a visit to Saudi Arabia. Iranian state media showed al-Kadhimi, who was … Read more

G-7 nations to announce import ban on Russian gold

The move would add to a series of punitive penalties imposed by the West on Russia since its onslaught of Ukraine began on Feb. 24. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters The leaders of the G-7 nations will announce a ban on Russian gold imports for Moscow’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, US President Joe Biden confirmed on … Read more

Supreme Court Justice Thomas says gay rights rulings open to be tossed

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas poses during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, April 23, 2021. Erin Schaff | Pool | Reuters Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday said landmark high court rulings that established gay rights and contraception rights should be reconsidered now that the federal right to … Read more

Greeks worry about a potential recession, but analysts aren’t worried

Workers demonstrate against soaring cost of living in central Athens earlier this year. Louisa Gouliamaki | afp | Getty Images Nearly four years after Greece celebrated the end of its complicated bailout program, its people are growing increasingly concerned about their economic prospects once again. The darkening public mood comes Thes Greece — like many … Read more

Saudi Crown Prince visit Turkey in major posture change for Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan R welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud in Ankara, Turkey, on June 22, 2022. Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua via Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has visited Turkey for the first time in years, marking a rapprochement between two of … Read more

Double blow for UK’s Boris Johnson as he loses two key by-elections

Campaign posters in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, ahead of a key by-election triggered after Conservative MP Imran Ahmed Khan was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor. Daniel Harvey Gonzalez/In Pictures via Getty Images LONDON — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suffered a double blow at the ballot box as his party lost two key parliamentary … Read more

Some states ban abortion after Supreme Court voids Roe v. Wade

Pro-life demonstrators hold signs in front of the US Supreme Court as they await its decision on the legality of a Republican-backed Louisiana law that imposes restrictions on abortion doctors in Washington, US, June 22, 2020. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters Several US states immediately banned abortion on Friday in the wake of the Supreme Court’s … Read more

‘We can’t get by’: Indigenous people keep up protests in Ecuador | Protests News

Quito, Ecuador – Thousands of Indigenous people continue to demonstrate in the Ecuadorian capital, their calls for social and economic reforms grow louder despite crackdown by authorities in the South American nation. The protesters, predominantly led by the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) group, began blocking roads and marching in provincial capitals … Read more