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Kanye West’s top outbursts

Kanye West has been around the music block for decades, creating musical masterpieces for several generations. From being musically gifted to being one of the most sought-after designers in his own right, Kanye has raved the world over many times. That being said, the rapper has made the headlines uncountable times due to his public outbursts compared to his music.

January 2, 2023
January 2, 2023

Eating the Last Cannibal

For political figures like Trump and Putin, courage is redefined as a willingness to break the state’s laws if the state’s own interests – or their own – demand it. The implication is that civilisation endures only if there are brave patriots who will do the dirty work. This is a decidedly right-wing form of “heroism.” It is easy to act nobly on behalf of one’s country – short of sacrificing one’s life for it – but only the strong of heart can bring themselves to commit crimes for it.

October 29, 2022
October 29, 2022

Kanye West’s top outbursts

Kanye West has been around the music block for decades, creating musical masterpieces for several generations. From being musically gifted to being one of the most sought-after designers in his own right, Kanye has raved the world over many times. That being said, the rapper has made the headlines uncountable times due to his public outbursts compared to his music.

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022

Amitava Kumar's 'A Time Outside This Time': An elegant meditation on the lies we tell

At the start of Amitava Kumar’s latest novel, A Time Outside This Time (Aleph Book Company, 2021), the main character Satya, an Indian-born US-based journalist, is at a swanky artists’ retreat in Italy where he is reading 1984

February 29, 2020
February 29, 2020

Trump calls coronavirus Democrats' 'new hoax'

President Donald Trump lashed out on Friday at Democrats who have questioned his handling of the coronavirus threat, calling their criticism a new “hoax” intended to undermine his leadership.

March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019

Ex-Trump campaign chief sentenced to 47 months

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines.

January 24, 2019
January 24, 2019

Trump recognises opposition leader as Venezuela's interim president

The Trump administration ratchets up pressure on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, announcing US recognition of the country's opposition leader as interim president and signaling potential new sanctions against its vital oil sector.

January 20, 2019
January 20, 2019

Trump-Kim second summit in late Feb

US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyang's top nuclear negotiator.

January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019
USA

'Never worked for Russia'

US President Donald Trump said on Monday he never worked for Russia, his first direct denial after a media report that the FBI in 2017 investigated whether he acted against US interests.

January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019
USA

Trump says solution to shutdown impasse ‘so simple’

With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat, declaring he would “never ever back down.”

January 13, 2019
January 13, 2019

US in longest govt shutdown

The US government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal employees without salaries as a result of President Donald Trump's row with Democrats over building a Mexico border wall entered a record 22nd day Saturday.