‘A lot of other people have done some really bad things’: Donald Trump defends Kim Jong-un over human rights abuses

Advertisements Donald Trump has come a long way from describing Kim Jong-un as ‘Rocket Man’and threatening ‘fire and fury’. Now, when questioned about the human rights abuses in North Korea, the President has defended ‘tough guy’ Kim. Trump was questioned about the historic summit as he left Singapore and interviewer Bret Baier put it to the President that Kim was ‘aContinue reading “‘A lot of other people have done some really bad things’: Donald Trump defends Kim Jong-un over human rights abuses”

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Trump is spreading North Korean propaganda

Advertisements After the historic summit in Singapore between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, President Donald Trump made concessions to Kim Jong-un in return for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Many worry Trump conceded too much for too little. But the biggest concession wasn’t offering to halt military exercises.Continue reading “Trump is spreading North Korean propaganda”

Council of Europe launches new information resource

Advertisements Showing the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights: Council of Europe launches new information resource. Strasbourg, 14.06.2018 – The Council of Europe has launched a new interactive website highlighting the positive impact of the European Convention on Human Rights across the continent. The site illustrates how judgments from the European Court ofContinue reading “Council of Europe launches new information resource”

Japan’s AI, automation and robotics, either to replace or enhance people in the workforce, are familiar concepts in Japanese society

Advertisements As Japan’s population ages and the birth rate is too low to sustain growth, the country is no stranger to coping with a limited number of working age people.  As shown in our Chart of the Week, which we also feature in the latest issue of Finance and Development, Japan is still a leaderContinue reading “Japan’s AI, automation and robotics, either to replace or enhance people in the workforce, are familiar concepts in Japanese society”

South Africa: IMF Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission

Advertisements An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ana Lucía Coronel visited South Africa in May 28-June 11, 2018 to conduct its regular Article IV surveillance activities. Discussions focused on measures and reforms to reignite growth and reduce poverty and inequality ~ Crimson Tazvinzwa A challenging outlook South Africa’s potential is significant, yet growthContinue reading “South Africa: IMF Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission”