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Ethiopia files terrorism charges against leading opposition activist

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.Jawar, founder of the Oromiya Media Network and a member of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, was arrested in June amid the widespread unrest that…

The Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News and

Hannah Bounds, 20, of Racine, Wis., is a “house fellow” in a dorm and is tested for the virus weekly. (Lauren Justice for The Post)The University of Wisconsin at Madison, in a hard-hit state, is a case study of the challenges colleges are facing before the Thanksgiving holiday. Source

‘Good news’: America’s allies celebrate Biden win, hope for more

But not everyone was enthusiastic. Some countries — not only rivals such as China and Russia, but also friends such as Brazil — remained silent or muted in their comments while Trump rails against projections showing a Biden victory. Trump is mounting legal challenges to vote-counting procedures in several states; whether he prevails or not,…

Top takeaways from the Democratic National Convention

An unprecedented four-day Democratic National Convention concluded Thursday night with Democratic factions broadly united behind Biden and his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris.The telecast featured segments filmed across the country because the coronavirus pandemic forced convention planners to scrap their plans to hold a massive gathering in Milwaukee. Next week, Republicans will answer with…

Fact checking the final night of the Democratic National Convention

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The world’s populists are losing their White House ally, but

Few are predicting an end to global Trumpism, the nation-first, people-dividing style of governance with a hint of authoritarianism that began to gain traction in Europe and Asia well before Trump’s 2016 election. President-elect Joe Biden’s tight victory, in fact, could embolden Trump’s global allies to portray his unexpectedly strong showing as anything but a…

5 big things I learned this week

1. Joe Biden gave the best speech of his life in a HUGE moment. I've watched a lot of Biden speeches -- in the Senate, on the 2008 campaign trail and in the eight years he served as vice president. I've never seen him be as good as he was in accepting the Democratic presidential…

Stocks rally worldwide with hopes for a return to “normal”

Markets worldwide also got a boost from a resolution to the long, market-bruising battle for the White House. Democrat Joe Biden over the weekend clinched the last of the electoral votes needed to become the next president. Investors say they just wanted a clear winner to emerge, instead of rooting for one of the two,…

Biden beat Trump. But can he bring about a restoration?

In the evening, Biden delivered a triumphal speech where he urged conciliation after half a decade of deepening political polarization, in part stoked by the demagoguery of President Trump. “We must restore the soul of America,” Biden said. “Our nation is shaped by the constant battle between our better angels and our darkest impulses. And…

Pent-up global wish list of hopes, demands awaits Biden

Beating back the coronavirus pandemic and slowing the rise in global temperatures are top priorities for America’s partners. Beyond them: a dizzying array of other issues vital to specific regions and nations now hoping to be heard by the incoming administration.“Tackling climate change, trade, international security,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, listing in an…