The two men were charged in 2017 with “complicity in the misuse of corporate assets” over the sale of submarines to Pakistan and frigates to Saudi Arabia between 1993 and 1995, when Balladur was prime minister in the final years of Francois Mitterrand’s presidency. … [Read more...] about Claim That Kickbacks from Arms Deals Funded French Presidential Election Campaign Goes to Court
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The holiday comes just two days before Biden’s inauguration in Washington, where up to 25,000 National Guard troops are expected to provide security after last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol where a pro-Trump mob stormed the building, leaving five people dead. … [Read more...] about Americans Mark Martin Luther King Holiday Amid Pandemic, Political Violence
His immigration policies sharply restricted migration to the state and made it harder for Silicon Valley to bring in foreign talent. His rollback of environmental safeguards stalled efforts to fight climate change that threatens coastal cities. His presence rearranged the political scene, leading to California supplying the first woman elected on a presidential ticket and the first Latino to represent the state in the U.S. Senate being named to replace her. … [Read more...] about Five ways Trump changed California — including one that helped Democrats
Trump of course promised to revive the coal industry and center the American economy on its natural resources. Instead, coal has continued to collapse, and the green-energy transition begun under Obama has churned on. The last budget deal very quietly extended many of Obama’s biggest climate change policies. It increased funding for ARPA-E, the advanced energy research department Obama created in the stimulus. It ratified a ban on hydrofluorocarbons, which Obama negotiated internationally in 2016. And it extended the tax credits for solar and wind energy that were included in the stimulus, and which jumpstarted those industries, which barely existed in 2009, into giants that now employ ten times as many Americans as the fossil-fuel industry. … [Read more...] about Trump Wanted to Erase Obama’s Legacy. He Failed.
Two of King's children publicity criticized Trump in speeches on Monday, following accusations last week that he described immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Africa as coming from "s---hole countries." Trump also reportedly expressed a preference for immigrants from countries such as Norway. … [Read more...] about Americans Celebrate Slain Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr.