In Pictures: Protests over jailing of Spanish rapper turn violent

Protesters threw bottles at police, set fire to containers and damaged shops in Barcelona on Saturday in a fifth night of clashes and protests sparked after a rapper was jailed for “glorifying terrorism” and insulting royalty in his songs. The nine-month sentence of Pablo Hasel, known for his virulently anti-establishment raps, has triggered a debate […]

Peru’s ex-president sought COVID jab out of turn, doctor says

Scandal over government officials receiving vaccines early continues to roil the South American nation. The doctor leading a coronavirus vaccine trial in Peru has said former President Martin Vizcarra got a COVID-19 jab out of turn, as a scandal over government officials receiving vaccines before the general public continues to roil the South American nation. […]

Lebanon launches COVID vaccine drive, PM to wait ‘turn’: Live

After a sharp rise in COVID infections, Lebanon starts vaccine drive as PM Hassan Diab says he will wait his ‘turn’. Lebanon has started its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, shortly after it received 28,500 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine – the first of incoming batches. Lebanon has been under a 24-hour curfew for nearly a month […]

Opinion | Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo: How to Turn Your Red State Blue

Play the long game. For 10 years, we carried around charts of Georgia’s demographic and registration projections, as well as one that showed shrinking margins of victory for Republicans in races for the Senate, the governorship and the presidency over time. That way, we could demonstrate that we were gaining momentum with each election cycle […]

US to turn back ‘vast majority’ of migrants at Mexico border

President Joe Biden has left in place a Trump-era order that allows US authorities to expel migrants to Mexico. The United States will turn away most migrants arriving at its southern border with Mexico, a White House official said on Wednesday, under a policy passed by former President Donald Trump aimed at limiting the spread […]

Left out by EU, Balkan nations turn to Russia, China for vaccine

Nearly two months after the European Union started its vaccination campaigns, four out of six countries in the Western Balkans have yet to begin. With climbing coronavirus cases and still no clear timeline on when vaccines from the COVAX mechanism and EU procurement scheme will be delivered, many countries are now looking towards China and […]

Child dies as heavy rains turn Syria IDP camps into ‘lakes’

Tens of thousands of people affected by devastating floods, with many forced to sleep in open air after destruction of makeshift tents. Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding at displacement camps in northwest Syria, killing one child and damaging or destroying the tents of thousands of families, according to residents and aid workers. The Syrian […]

Can President Xi turn China into a $30 trillion economy by 2035?

China’s economy is expected to grow at its slowest pace since the Mao era, and debt has soared to $43 trillion. . President Xi Jinping hopes to double the size of China’s economy by the middle of the next decade. Meanwhile, after mismanaging the epidemic, the United States may relinquish its title of the world’s […]

Biden stumps in Georgia to turn out Democrats in US Senate races

President-elect Joe Biden campaigned in Georgia on Monday to get out the vote for two Democratic candidates for US Senate whose success or failure in state-wide elections tomorrow will determine the direction of his presidency. “Folks, this is it. This is it. It’s a new year and tomorrow is going to be a new day […]

Turn Articles Into Poetry

Imitation is the best kind of flattery. All creative people, whether they be writers, artists, dancers, singers or actors, know that. Think about the performers on a TV show like “The Voice,” who sometimes perform the song of a judge they are targeting. Sometimes, it is imitation that gets them on the team of their […]