After verbal missteps, Trump blames others

| Aug 13, 2016

After verbal missteps, Trump blames others

It’s the media’s fault. That’s out of context. Never said it in the first place. Donald Trump’s claim Friday that he was merely being “sarcastic” in accusing President Barack Obama of establishing a terrorist group was his latest attempt to blame others for the ...

Aug 12, 2016

U.S. knew of Russia's DNC hacking plan a year ago

U.S. intelligence officials told top congressional leaders a year ago that Russian hackers were attacking the Democratic Party, three sources familiar with the matter said Thursday, but the lawmakers were unable to tell the targets about the hacking because the information was so secret. ...

Defensive Trump blames media for Second Amendment flap

Aug 10, 2016

Defensive Trump blames media for Second Amendment flap

On the defensive once again, Donald Trump is blaming faulty interpretations and media bias for an uproar over his comments about the Second Amendment. He insists he never advocated violence against Hillary Clinton, even as undeterred Democrats pile on. The latest controversy to strike ...

Aug 10, 2016

Maldives lawmakers criminalize defamation, with steep fines

The Maldives’ parliament on Tuesday passed a law that criminalizes defamation and allows for jail terms and steep fines for media outlets, journalists and social media users, despite concern it will curb free speech in the country that has lost many democratic freedoms in ...

Thai junta chief Prayuth reiterates election in 2017

Aug 9, 2016

Thai junta chief Prayuth reiterates election in 2017

Thailand will hold a general election in 2017, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, seeking to allay concerns his military government might delay plans for a return to democracy, days after the country endorsed a military-backed constitution. Sunday’s referendum was seen as the ...