The Chinese government may deny it. But confessions garnered from torture remain commonplace in the Chinse judicial system. And these confessions can then be used in proceedings closed to the public to send the accused to jail…or death row.
The US government is ratcheting up the pressure on Iran. But the US insists they have no desire to go to war with their long-time foe.
Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on 31 October, has surged closer to power by winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May.
It’s hard to imagine two more divergent personalities than UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Boris Johnson. But after three years of failed Brexit efforts, a sea change in leadership could be just what Britain needs.
The trade spat between the US and China is growing long in tooth. Wary companies are exiting China to avoid what could be many more years of hefty export tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.
In his report, Robert Mueller was unable to indict Trump in his report due to lack of sufficient evidence, but that hasn’t stopped the Democrats from calling for the president to be impeached.
Former foreign secretary and ex-London mayor Boris Johnson is pounding the lecterns and assuring he is the man to deliver the undeliverable…a successful Brexit by 31 October.
Compromise makes a happy marriage… But can it save US President Donald Trump and the looming tension of impeachment proceedings against him?
Following a recent breakdown in trade talks, US President Donald Trump has indicated that he is ready to escalate the trade war further if a deal is not brokered at the upcoming G20 meeting.
The independent nation of Taiwan plans to buy more than 100 US tanks, along with air defence and anti-tank missile systems in a major new arms sale that could worsen frictions between the US and China.
If they give in to US President Donald Trump’s demands it will mean that Chinese companies can no longer wantonly steal other companies’ trade secrets and technology. A long-standing practice that’s formed the foundation of China’s rapid growth.
Censorship is getting out of control. Left-leaning tech giants are acting as publishers, not platform owners. The social media giants are censoring ideas that their establishment paymasters don’t like.
Can you imagine if the Australian government, in a supposed effort to maintain stability, sent in the military and slaughtered hundreds, perhaps thousands of unarmed Australian protestors in Canberra?
US President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that the US would begin to impose ever higher tariffs on Mexico, starting at 5% next week, rocked global markets fearing a new front in the trade war.
Trump made every effort to underline the crucial nature of the centuries’ long alliance between the two nations. ‘Anti-Trumpers’ in the mainstream media will surely find something to harp about in their ongoing efforts to smear the US president.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan must have known he was in for it when the official invite for a state visit went out to US President Donald Trump. And he wasn’t disappointed. Trump lashed out at Sadiq Khan, calling him a ‘stone-cold loser’ …
Today marks 30 years since the Chinese army crushed a student-led prodemocracy rally in Tiananmen Square, slaughtering hundreds…perhaps thousands of unarmed protestors. All to maintain the Communist Party’s steely grip on power.
US President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to end the flood of illegal migrants crossing the southern border. He also promised to make Mexico pay for a new border wall, and it seems he’s about to make good on both promises.
Wei Fenghe says the military’s assassination of protesters around Tiananmen Square was the ‘correct’ decision, citing the country’s ‘stability’ since then.
Last week, your regular editor Bernd Struben mentioned that change is coming to The Australian Tribune. Today, I’ll give you a little more detail on what that means.
You may have heard of the ‘Wellbeing Budget’ championed by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. It pledges billions of dollars for mental health services and to tackle child poverty. The budget also provides large new investments to address family violence.
Unfortunately, as the ‘Never Trumpers’ push their more moderate colleagues towards an impeachment effort, they are pushing the US to the brink of a potential civil war.
With illegal cross border immigration soaring into the millions per year across the globe, New Zealand enjoys a unique natural advantage over other first world nations battling to secure their borders.
Speaking to the Press Association outside the court, Bafta-winning documentary maker John Pilger said: ‘Every journalist should be here. What’s happening to Julian Assange may certainly, almost certainly, happen to many other journalists.’
Fancy another election in September? If the mere thought gives you a headache, you’re not alone. But headaches or not, that’s the scenario in store for Israeli voters after Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament.
Since the release of the Mueller report over the Easter weekend, Democrats have been hell-bent on a ‘redo’ of the investigation, which failed to find any conclusive evidence of collusion or obstruction from Trump or his campaign during the 2016 election.
They weren’t the kinds of lasers wielded by the likes of Luke Skywalker and Hans Solo. But they were enough to force an unscheduled landing for an Australian navy helicopter.
The US trade dispute with China may be hogging the mainstream headlines. But US President Donald Trump has far more than China in his crosshairs. Trump is pressing for fairer trade deals across the world, including traditional allies like Mexico and Canada, the European Union and Japan.
Climate change was touted as a major issue in the recent Australian election. The Coalition’s surprise win could potentially be credited to Australia’s scepticism towards the issue, and towards the notion that it’s our sole responsibility to ‘save the world’ from climate change.
Prepare for a second Brexit referendum. The do-over vote that the global elite has been plotting since 52% of UK voters chose to part way with the European Union on 23 June 2016.