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The rise of Millennial Socialism

A new kind of left-wing doctrine is emerging, but it is not the answer to capitalism

Feb.14.– After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the 20th century’s ideological contest seemed over. Capitalism had won and socialism became a byword for economic failure and political oppression. It limped on in fringe meetings, failing states and the turgid liturgy of the Chinese Communist Party. Today, 30 years on, socialism is back in fashion.

 In America, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a newly elected congresswoman who calls herself a democratic socialist, has become a sensation even as the growing field of Democratic presidential candidates for 2020 veers left. In Britain Jeremy Corbyn, the hardline leader of the Labour Party, could yet win the keys to 10 Downing Street.


Munich Security Conference reveals a Growing Rift between U.S. and its Allies

U.S. Vice President Pence got muted applause when he spoke about U.S. global leadership, noting NATO members have increased their defense spending.

Munich, Feb.16.– The U.S.-led liberal world order is falling apart, according to the organizers of a gathering of world leaders and defense chiefs in Germany that has met annually since the Cold War.

The Munich Security Conference report said the Trump administration displays an "irritating enthusiasm for strongmen across the globe" and "disdain for international institutions and agreements."


FBI Emails show how agency officials warned Hillary Clinton's legal team a few days before the 2016 election

Just two days before Election Day FBI Director Comey sent another letter to Congress stating that agents had concluded their review of "all of the communications" to or from Clinton while she was Secretary of State that appeared on the laptop, and that the review did not change his assessment that Clinton should not be prosecuted.

Washington DC, Jan.12.– Newly released internal FBI emails showed the agency's highest-ranking officials scrambling to answer to Hillary Clinton's lawyers in the days prior to the 2016 presidential election, on the same day then-FBI Director James Comey sent a bombshell letter to Congress announcing a new review of hundreds of thousands of potentially classified emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner's laptop

The trove of documents turned over by the FBI, in response to a lawsuit by the transparency group Judicial Watch, also included discussions by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page concerning a potential quid pro quo between the State Department and the FBI -- in which the FBI would agree to effectively hide the fact that a Clinton email was classified in exchange for more legal attache positions that would benefit the FBI abroad, and allow them to send more agents to countries where the FBI's access is ordinarily restricted.


Key points from Trump's State of the Union, 2019

US President Donald Trump called on Congress to reject "the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution" as he faced a divided hall for his State of the Union speech.

Feb.6 (– The US President declared before Congress that it was time “to bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions and unlock the extraordinary promise of America's future".

Mr Trump spoke at a critical moment in his presidency, staring down a two-year stretch that will determine whether he is re-elected or leaves office in defeat, facing at this point a low popularity rating of 43%.

But what did we learn from the speech on Tuesday night? Let us see five key talking points from Mr Trump’s major address delivered to the nation:


Pope Francis celebrates public outdoor mass in Abu Dhabi

The Pope establishes an outstanding precedent. «I am visiting the United Arab Emirates as a brother, in order to write a page of dialogue together», he said.  Pope Francis arrives in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Feb.4 (– On Tuesday, at 10:30am Pope Francis will hold mass at Zayed Sports City and then deliver his homily – a message, yet again, that would focus on tolerance, compassion and understanding – the very essence of Christianity, as seen in his tweet before he set out for the UAE.

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Tolerance sees Pope’s visit as way to build bridges at a time of growing nationalism and insularism around the world. Al Nahyan was appointed the country’s first Minister of Tolerance in 2017. It is one of several unique government posts created in recent years. The UAE has declared 2019 it’s “Year of Tolerance.”