Media Watch

'19Jan
26

Zimbabweans cower indoors, fearful of army beatings

A soldier fires shots towards demonstrators in Zimbabwe on August 1 2018, as protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country’s election. PHOTO | ZINYANGE AUNTONY | AFP  The military patrols appear every...
'19Jan
26

End of shutdown: workers left with debts, bad credit and shattered trust

Even as he announced an end to the longest government shutdown in US history, Donald Trump warned that a new shutdown could begin in just three weeks “if we don’t get a fair deal from Congress”.That threat meant...
'19Jan
26

Inside Dau, the 'Stalinist Truman Show': 'I had absolute freedom – until the KGB grabbed me'

I first heard about Dau five years ago, and have been figuratively banging on the door ever since, to no avail. Two weeks ago, the door opened – literally. I am invited to a mansion block on London’s Piccadilly...
'19Jan
26

South Sudanese fear leaving UN protected camps despite peace

Tracing his fingers over the metal fencing at a United Nations protected site in South Sudan's capital, Nhial Nyuot Nhial hung his head as he contemplated going home after years of civil war. "At the moment it's...
'19Jan
26

South Sudanese fear leaving UN protected camps despite peace

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Tracing his fingers over the metal fencing at a United Nations protected site in South Sudan’s capital, Nhial Nyuot Nhial hung his head as he contemplated going home after years of civil...
'19Jan
26

End of shutdown means government tech workers can get back on the job - CNET

US government tech workers will soon be back on the job.On Friday, President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers reached a deal to reopen the federal government for three weeks, ending a 35-day shutdown. The...
'19Jan
26

Backing down, Donald Trump agrees to end shutdown without border wall money

President Donald Trump agreed under mounting pressure on Friday to end a 35-day-old partial U.S. government shutdown without getting the $5.7 billion he had demanded from Congress for a border wall, handing a...
'19Jan
26

For many furloughed workers, it’s not quite over yet

ASSOCIATED PRESS Timmy Bee, right, a volunteer at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, gives sight-seeing tips to travelers as he wears a sign that reads “Thank a T.S.A....
'19Jan
26

Venezuela's self-declared acting president makes overture to military

Guaido, the head of Venezuela's opposition-led legislature,declared himself acting president Wednesdayamid massive anti-government protests, claiming that Maduro was illegitimately elected for a second term.He...
'19Jan
26

Pelosi Didn’t End The Shutdown Alone. Federal Workers Did The Heavy Lifting.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Amid a budget standoff between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over his demand for billions of dollars for a border wall, thousands of federal workers stopped showing up to...

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