Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Germany will stop exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia, at least for the time being. The decision comes in the wake of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate.
Freedom of expression is a dangerous licence when severed from any commitment to truth, as cyber-thugs reveal daily
It’s been an eventful week for what we used to call truth. The Saudi government has finally admitted that Jamal Khashoggi has been killed, although its account of how this happened is as implausible as the various denials it supplants. That we rely on Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the world’s most enthusiastic jailer of journalists, to help establish the facts is one of the ironies of a post-truth world.
Talk about the demise of truth is always liable to sound histrionic and naive. After all, we have long been told that the prince must be “a great feigner and dissembler” (this is Machiavelli, not the House of Saud), and “realists” ever since have stressed the usefulness of illusions and the necessity of lies. Indeed, recent research by Ezra Zuckerman Sivan indicates that a large constituency of voters expect their political heroes to lie on their behalf.
- New York Times cites government memo
- Gender would be defined at birth as only male or female
The Trump administration is attempting to strip transgender people of official recognition by creating a narrow definition of gender as being only male or female and unchangeable once determined at birth, the New York Times reported.
The crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, issues another incredible explanation for the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
As German Chancellor Angela Merkel joins those condemning the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia’s Justice Minister says the dissident journalist died on Saudi sovereign territory, in the country’s consulate in Turkey, making it a matter for Saudi courts.
Only doing what he has to to keep his boss happy and records of his money laundering under wraps
Experts warn of ‘most severe crisis in nuclear arms control since the 1980s’ as Trump confirms US will leave INF agreement
Donald Trump has confirmed the US will leave an arms control treaty with Russia dating from the cold war that has kept nuclear missiles out of Europe for three decades.
A pharmacist at the supermarket chain Meijer is no longer employed at the company after blocking a woman from receiving a drug needed to expedite the miscarriage process.
The state is embroiled in a battle over Native Americans’ ability to vote under a law the Supreme Court just let take effect.