Pakistan’s Afghan Triumph Carries Risks for Islamabad

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MSNBC star Chris Matthews mistakes black Senate challenger for South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott in uncomfortable interview – The Sun

MSNBC host Chris Matthews awkwardly confused the Democratic opponent of Sen. Lindsey Graham with Sen. Tim Scott live on air Friday night during a cringeworthy segment. Matthews was interviewing Jaime Harrison, a Democrat who's running for Graham's seat in Congress, when a clip of Graham and Scott, both South Carolina Republicans, appeared on air. 2 Chris Matthews confused Jaime Harrison, right,...

Harvey Weinstein conviction could pave the way for more sexual assault prosecutions

The morning after Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape, a dozen women who have accused the fallen movie mogul of sexual misconduct stood on the steps of L.A. City Hall and spoke of the dawn of a new era.Actress Caitlin Dulany told reporters that on Monday, in the first few hours after Weinstein was handcuffed and taken into custody, she saw a little girl running around in the grocery...

More Than 80 Refugees Are Locked Up In A Brisbane City Hotel

Kangaroo Point Central Hotel & Apartments would look familiar to anyone who’s travelled on a budget. For AUD$95 per night, you can book a twin room in the L-shaped motel section of the complex, sandwiched between two nondescript apartment buildings, with an Italian restaurant by the reception.The hotel complex is off Main St. in central Brisbane, a few blocks up from the KFC and...

Amidst crises, Greece finds time for renewed Balkan diplomacy

Despite the multiple crises Greece is currently facing – a continuing refugee deluge and massive public reaction on some islands, the spreading coronavirus threat, and provocative Turkish actions in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean – Greek officials found time to engage in multiple rounds of Balkan diplomacy this week.  Time will tell whether any of this amounted to anything more than a...

How the coronavirus could wreak havoc on the global supply chain

Decades of globalization have created supply chains so deeply interconnected that a shock event like the coronavirus is now harder to control and could have a dramatic ripple effect on global commerce, economists are warning.“We tend to think about the economy as countries selling to countries. But the reality of business today is that companies get their parts from other companies, and sell...

Coronavirus Proves Trump ‘Incompetent’ on Economy

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Billionaire left-wing donor Tom Steyer told reporters in the spin room after the Democrat debate Tuesday evening that the coronavirus proved President Donald Trump was “incompetent.” “He’s incompetent … He’s unprepared in terms of the coronavirus to deal with the real world when things go wrong,” Steyer said. “He’s incompetent and bad for the...

Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian strongman undone by the Arab Spring, dies at 91

"Indeed, to 'Allah we belong and to Allah we shall return.' My father, Hosni Mubarak, passed away this morning," Alaa Mubarak posted on Twitter, using a common Muslim prayer. During his 29 years in power, Mubarak survived would-be assassins and ill health, crushed a rising Islamist radical movement and maintained the peace pact with neighboring Israel that got his predecessor killed. Mubarak was...

Coronavirus live updates: Death tolls rise in South Korea, Iran while Austria reports first COVID-19 cases

Austria reported its first two coronavirus cases on Tuesday as the outbreak apparently spread from neighbouring Italy, Europe’s worst-hit country, where hundreds have been infected.The two Austrian patients are Italians who live in the border province of Tyrol and recently traveled to Lombardy, one of the two regions at the epicentre of the Italian outbreak, Tyrol’s Governor Guenther Platter...

New wave of Canadian figure skaters gets early jump on worlds

Canada has few medal hopes going into the World Figure Skating Championships March 16-22 at the Bell Centre, but fans might be getting a glimpse of the future.Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha, are one of three Canadian entries in the ice dance event and they are looking forward to competing in their first world championships.“We just want to enjoy the experience,” Lajoie, a 19-year-old from...