Opinion

The US State Department is run like a business venture

If and when Rex Tillerson quits, he'll leave behind a gutted State Department that has been run like a business.

Zahir Janmohamed

by Zahir Janmohamed

Zahir Janmohamed

United States

US city links hurricane relief to support for Israel

In Dickinson, Texas, residents must sign a pledge not to boycott Israel in order to obtain hurricane relief funds.

US city links hurricane relief to support for Israel

US & Canada

General Motors to lay off workers at Detroit plant

General Motors is cutting production and jobs at a plant near the US city of Detroit.

US & Canada

Obama and Bush deliver implicit rebukes to Trump

Former US Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush appear to have taken aim at President Donald Trump in speeches lamenting the current political climate.

United States

Trump's turbulent week: Five things considered

US president had yet another week of controversy after claiming most past presidents did not console bereaved families.

Trump's turbulent week: Five things considered

Opinion

Let's face it: We have an epidemic of sexual harassment

Harvey Weinstein's case is just the tip of the iceberg.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Sport

'Take a knee' anti-racist protests move beyond the NFL

Inspired by Colin Kaepernick's protest, high school athletes, and others are putting spotlight back on police brutality.

'Take a knee' anti-racist protests move beyond the NFL

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico continues to struggle a month after Hurricane Maria

A month after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, many residents remain without basic essentials like electricity and running water.

Sport

NFL fans divided over national anthem protest

American football fans are split on the controversy that surrounds players’ rights to kneel in protest during the national anthem

UN

Nikki Haley criticises UN for overspending

The US ambassador to the UN has again criticised the global body for overspending on programmes she says are not in the interests of the US.

Women's Rights

Woman behind #MeToo: It's bigger than a moment in time

Movement's founder says she hopes the viral campaign can bolster support for sexual abuse survivors.

Tarana Burke: #MeToo didn't start with Harvey Weinstein

Politics

Tillerson blames Saudi-led group for GCC rift stalemate

US top diplomat indicates there has been little progress on the eve of trip to region in renewed bid to mediate crisis.

Tillerson blames Saudi-led group for GCC rift stalemate

India

Google honours scientist behind 'Chandrasekhar limit'

It took over 30 years for the world to recognise Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar's discoveries.

S Chandrasekhar: Why Google honours him today

Racism

'No fascist USA': Protests against Richard Spencer

Anticipating clashes over alt-right leader's speech, Florida's governor declares a state of emergency.

Florida: Anti-racists rally against Richard Spencer