Category: Politics

We are the alt-world

TWO ghosts haunted a “counter-summit” of Europe’s nationalist leaders in the German city of Koblenz on January 21st: Angela Merkel and Donald Trump. To the 1,000-odd visitors in
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Quelle surprise

AS FRANCE prepares for its presidential election this spring, the unexpected is becoming routine. Few predicted that the socially conservative François Fillon would emerge as the Republican party’s
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Early polls in Sabah? 

Posted: 11:41 am, January 24, 2017 by editorKOTA KINABALU, Jan 24: Speculation is rife that Sabah will witness a early state polls, before the 14th general election (GE14),
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A shift to the right

Wiles over charisma AT FIRST glance the European Parliament might look invulnerable to the populist wave sweeping across Europe. Antonio Tajani, a centre-right Italian who won the presidency
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Iron constitution

IT HAS been a U-turn to make a stunt driver proud. For the past couple of years, Devlet Bahceli, the head of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), the
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The giant’s client

“CAMBODIA is a thin piece of ham between two fat pieces of bread,” says a former Cambodian minister, as he stirs a glass of iced coffee. To Cambodia’s
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Stabbed in the snack

Can I see your licence? A GOOD street-food stall is the one place in Mumbai where the posh and the poor might rub shoulders, if only for the
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Going for gold

HAVING scraped back to power with a one-seat majority last year, Malcolm Turnbull always expected “plenty of surprises and challenges in 2017”. He did not expect them to
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Not rocket science

I must not oppose military coups EVERYONE knows that nurturing brainboxes is good for an economy. In Thailand, school reformers have an extra incentive: to narrow differences between
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