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Davos elite faces evaporating trust in ‘post-truth’ era

By Ben Hirschler | 01-16-2017

Trust in governments, companies and the media plunged last year as ballots from the United States to Britain to the Philippines rocked political establishments and scandals hit business. The majority of people now believe the economic and political system is failing them, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, released on Monday ahead of the … Continue reading “Davos elite faces evaporating trust in ‘post-truth’ era”


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Surge of African migrants brave Latin America jungle trek for U.S dream

By Anastasia Moloney | 

Using a stone, Ahmed Ali Hassan scraped away at the side of the container truck until he made a small hole, and putting his parched mouth to it, gasped for air. The overcrowded truck carrying nearly 100 migrants, many from Africa, took turns to breathe in pockets of dry air as the truck rattled through … Continue reading “Surge of African migrants brave Latin America jungle trek for U.S dream”


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South Africa’s Zuma faces no-confidence vote by party’s executive panel

By TJ Strydom | 11-28-2016

South Africa’s scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma is facing a vote of no confidence by the ruling party’s executive committee, media reported on Monday. The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) extended its scheduled meeting into a third day on Monday, after Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom proposed the motion of no-confidence on Saturday, said Beeld, an Afrikaans-language … Continue reading “South Africa’s Zuma faces no-confidence vote by party’s executive panel”


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