Belarus president in fighting form during Mondays big conversation

One year since mass protests saw Alexander Lukashenko launch an unprecedented wave of reprisals against his own people, he was on fighting form at Monday’s so-called ‘big conversation’. This was a chance for the Belarusian political establishment to pay their

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani blames rapid withdrawal of western troops as Taliban offensive threatens key cities

The president of Afghanistan has blamed the rapid withdrawal of western forces for an increase in Taliban offensives in parts of the country. Since the US, UK and other NATO troops started to move out of Afghanistan earlier this year,

Mould discovery at Hutt Valley HS ‘not surprising’, says Principals’ Federation, as school plans return to remote learning

A forced return to remote learning for a Lower Hutt high school after the discovery of mould last month is “not surprising”, says the New Zealand Principals’ Federation president. Eight teaching spaces at Hutt Valley High School were isolated on

Donald Trump: How US President may attempt to cling to power

A tweet from a lawyer representing US President Donald Trump has sparked fears the commander in chief may attempt to cling to power by, essentially, ignoring the tallied election results. Jenna Ellis, who in the past has called the President

U.S. health chief offers Taiwan 'strong' support in landmark visit

TAIPEI (Reuters) – U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar offered President Donald Trump’s strong support for democratic Taiwan on Monday, telling President Tsai Ing-wen that her government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic had been among the world’s best. Azar arrived in