Mon, 30 Mar, 2020
Understandably, and commendably, US president Mr Trump wants his troops out of Afghanistan and back home before he runs for a second term next year. His Mexican Wall has not been built; North Korea is still a potential nuclear power; he has not succeeded in repatriating jobs; his promise to cut the US trade deficit has been broken — it’s at a record high; federal debt has soared; and the Washington swamp, far from being drained, has been replenished. Ending an 18-year-long war that has been so costly in blood and treasure, 220,000 lives and €875bn, would be a notable tick in the credit column.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
In an era where inhumanity almost seems to reach a level beyond the dystopian fiction portrayed in the current TV series Years and Years, the images of dead children emerging along the Rio Grande provide a jolting warning that the world refugee crisis is coming ever closer to the portals of the west’s mature democracies.
Thu, 27 Jun, 2019
While Donald Trump declared state of emergency on the US border with Mexico in order to gain funds for building a border wall to prevent migration into the States, a lesser known fact is the health problems Central Americans face when they are deported back.
Sat, 20 Apr, 2019
Fri, 11 Nov, 2016
US president Barack Obama has implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that powers the nation's democracy and warning against the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump.
Thu, 28 Jul, 2016
Thu, 24 Mar, 2016
Brawling from the beginning, a fiery Marco Rubio went after front-runner Donald Trump in the last Republican presidential debate before the key ‘Super Tuesday’ contest, lashing out at his position on immigration, his privileged background, and his speaking style.
Sat, 27 Feb, 2016
Sat, 20 Feb, 2016
Olive McGloin is an ultra-hiker who became the first woman to ‘yoyo’ America’s Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mexican to Canadian border, and back again. The Dubliner completed the continuous 5,300-mile (or 8,600-kilometre) trek through sandstorms and snowstorms in 195 days.
Sat, 06 Feb, 2016
Denis Villeneuve has been making quite a name for himself in recent years, mostly for crafting mature and dense works like Prisoners and 2010s Incendies. This year he's back with what could be his best work to date.
Fri, 19 Jun, 2015