In London last week, I met a Nigerian man who succinctly expressed the reaction of much of the world to America these days. “Your country has gone crazy,” he said, with a mixture of outrage and amusement. “I’m from Africa. I know crazy, but I didn’t ever think I would see this in America!”
A second ex-Latin American president convicted for corruption in less than two days.
Former Colombian President said Monday in Bolivia that rightist populist movements around the world demonize and criminalize migrants to gain favor with their voters.
After his victory in the national elections, Emmanuel Macron was invested yesterday as the new president of France. His slogan was clear: the European Union must be relaunched.
There has been much focus on Donald Trump’s erratic foreign policy -- the outlandish positions, the many flip-flops, the mistakes. But far more damaging in the long run might be what some have termed the Trump effect -- the impact of Trump on the domestic politics of other countries. That effect appears to be powerful, negative and enduring. It could undermine decades of American foreign policy successes.
The two presidential candidates of France, the socio-liberal Emmanuel Macron and the far right Marine Le Pen, held a brutal televised debate on Wednesday evening, three days before the presidential runoff elections on May 7.
Emmanuel Macron (Center) and Marine Le Pen (far right) advanced to the runoff in France’s presidential elections on May 7. After the UK’s vote to leave the European Union and the US vote for the political novice Donald Trump as president, the French presidential race is the latest election to shake up establishment politics by kicking out the figures that stood for the status quo.
Ecuador"s National Electoral Council (CNE) kicked off the recount of more than 1.2 million of the votes cast during the presidential election last April 2 that pitted the ruling party"s Lenin Moreno against opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso to choose the successor to President Rafael Correa.
The reversion of the famous nineteenth-century proverb is the accurate description of what seems to be happening in international politics: roles have not only been reversed, but are now traversing an ocean.
The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, has seen off a challenge from the anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders to claim a resounding victory in parliamentary elections widely seen as a test for resurgent nationalism before other key European polls.