Auschwitz museum calls on Amazon to drop Nazi books

The Auschwitz museum called on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to remove Nazi-era anti-Semitic children’s books from the global online shopping platform. “Hateful, virulently antisemitic Nazi propaganda is available for sale not only on @AmazonUK,” the Auschwitz Memorial tweeted at the American…

US elections: Bernie Sanders condemns Russian efforts to help his presidential campaign

US Senator Bernie Sanders has warned Russia not to meddle in the 2020 US White House elections, after reports emerged that US officials had informed the Democratic primary candidate that the Kremlin is trying to help his campaign. “The intelligence community…

Ryanair boss accused of racism after saying ‘terrorists are generally Muslims’

Budget airline Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary called for the profiling of “males of a Muslim persuasion” at airports to prevent terrorism, in an interview on Saturday with British newspaper The Times. “That is where the threat is coming from,”…

Opinion: Budget debate reveals deep rifts in the EU

It came as no great surprise that the 27 EU heads of state and government were not yet able to reach agreement on a budget framework for the next seven years at their special summit. The divisions are too deep,…

‘No time to wait’ for tax reforms, says German finance minister

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz says action on global tax reforms must come this year, and that there is no time to wait for elections in “one country or another.” “We must act decisively, quickly and together,” Scholz said in a…

Thai court dissolves pro-democracy party

Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Friday dissolved the opposition Future Forward party (FFP) and banned 16 of its leaders from politics for 10 years.  The court ruled that the pro-democracy, anti-military party had broken electoral law by taking an illegal 191.2 million baht ($6…

The race for building infrastructure in Africa

The effects of China’s ongoing coronavirus outbreak are reverberating across the globe. While most African countries have been largely spared of official cases so far, they may feel its effects, especially in the construction industry. China is Africa’s biggest market…

Thai court dissolves pro-democracy party over loan

Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Friday dissolved the opposition Future Forward party (FFP) and banned 16 of its leaders from politics for 10 years.  The court ruled that the pro-democracy, anti-military party had broken electoral law by taking an illegal 191.2 million baht ($6…

Thailand: Main opposition party banned from politics

Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Friday dissolved the opposition Future Forward party (FFP) and banned 16 of its leaders from politics for 10 years.  The court ruled that the pro-democracy, anti-military party had broken electoral law by taking an illegal 191.2 million baht ($6…

Two German tourists killed in Arctic avalanche

Two Germans were killed on Thursday in an avalanche on an Arctic island off northern Norway, officials said. The tourists were part of a guided group traveling with a Russian company, and were on a snowmobile tour of the island…