Politics

"A tense conversation recorded: Trump: It's Antifa; "No, it was MAGA, I was there"

Namely, the outgoing US President Donald Trump, in a private conversation with the leader of the Republican minority in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, accused the left-oriented Antifa movement of breaking into the US Congress building.

From Mandela to Maradona: The Rise of the Balkan Celebrity Obit

The gesture makes Maradona the latest in a long list of global celebrities and political figures to be honored with an obituary in the Balkans, following the likes of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, pop star Michael Jackson and actor James Gandolfini, late star of the popular US crime drama Sopranos.

From words to violence

Words matter. Even a few lines posted on social media that may initially seem fringe and completely outrageous can spread at pandemic speed from the dark corners of the virtual community of social networks to the consciousness of citizens.

Britain’s escape

After a dramatic period of four years and six months and a trade deal with the European Union, Britain has won back its independence - a fundamental right for every sovereign state which is now viewed as an anachronism, since nationalism - and patriotism even - are treated as evil. 

New Year, new rules: UK begins post-Brexit future

Britain on Jan. 1 began a new year and life outside Europe, after leaving the bloc's single market trading rules to go it alone for the first time in nearly half a century.

Brexit, which has dominated politics on both sides of the Channel since 2016, became reality an hour before midnight, ending the U.K.'s 48-year obligation to follow Brussels' rules.

Auld lang syne: New Year brings final UK-EU Brexit split

Like a separated couple still living together, Britain and the European Union spent 2020 wrangling and wondering whether they can still be friends.

On Thursday, the UK is finally moving out. At 11 p.m. London time — midnight in Brussels — Britain will economically and practically leave the the 27-nation bloc, 11 months after its formal political departure.

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