The sartorial sins of Mark Zuckerberg
15 November 2019 | 6:00 am
When the T-shirt CEO dons a suit, something has to be wrong. In this episode of DRESSCODE Gerhard Elfers shows why Mark Zuckerberg’s contrite appearance before US Congress was simply disrespectful.
24 Oct 2022
Chinese state media said former President Hu Jintao was escorted off the stage at the Communist Party Congress as he was "not feeling well." Speculation is rife that he may have challenged Xi Jinping's power grab.
13 Nov 2022
Despite expectations of sweeping losses, Democrats have defeated Republicans in some key races. But projections put Republicans in the lead for the race for control of the House of Representatives.
29 Nov 2022
US President Joe Biden has called on lawmakers to pass legislation that would avert a nationwide rail shutdown. This would impose a contract that has not been approved by all negotiating unions but would nonetheless guarantee a 24 percent wage increase for rail workers. The US economy stands to lose $2 billion a day in the event of a strike.
26 Dec 2022
The spending bill includes provisions to reform US election laws — the first legislative response to the January 6 riots at the Capitol after Donald Trump refused to accept the results.
The former US president fought for years to keep his tax affairs secret, even suing the committee that tried to make them public.
There was gridlock in Washington this week as US Republican Kevin McCarthy failed to become House speaker on the first ballot, something that hasn’t happened for a century. It was supposed to be an easy win for the Republican favourite, but he was blocked three times in one day by a small group of rebels from within his own party.
As India celebrates Republic Day, 52-year-old Rahul Gandhi, heir to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, is due to complete a march of more than 3,500 kilometres across India next week. His aim is to put the opposition Congress Party back on the political map after a string of scandals and political defeats.
The Chinese Communist Party is expected to unveil its lowest economic growth target in decades amid an ongoing slump in the country's real estate market. Also on the show: Mexico plans food tariff cuts to confront high inflation, and Franco-Angolan business ties take centre stage as President Emmanuel Macron visits Luanda.
Rwanda is preparing to host the FIFA Congress on Thursday. The capital city of Kigali will welcome the 73rd congress of world soccer's governing body.
US President Joe Biden's administration defended the decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan in 2021. It followed almost two decades in the country, and led almost immediately to the Taliban reclaiming power.
After reducing working hours from 45 to 40, Chile will join Ecuador and Venezuela in having Latin America's shortest workweek. The move marks a legislative victory for President Gabriel Boric.
US President Joe Biden has announced that an agreement has been brokered with Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to raise the government's debt ceiling This pivotal piece of legislation, now poised for a vote in Congress, requires a simple majority for its enactment. If passed, it would circumvent an unprecedented debt default potentially looming as early as June 5. President Biden characterises the proposed legislation as a "compromise", outlining a two-year budget plan which, in essence, holds non-defence spending steady for 2024.
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At COP28 in Dubai, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for a phase out of fossil fuels, the US announced $3 billion in new climate funding and France pushed for nuclear energy as a way to reduce emissions.
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South Korea has been ramping up its surveillance capabilities in order to gain a strategic edge over North Korea. The move comes after North Korea launched a satellite of its own in violation of UN resolutions.
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Early drafts of the COP28 agreement refer to the "phasedown/out" of fossil fuels, which are responsible for most climate emissions. The final wording will likely be disputed. What's the difference — and does it matter?
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Britain and Rwanda have inked a new treaty aimed at rescuing failed plans for the UK to deport asylum-seekers. A top court ruling had blocked the policy, saying it violated human rights laws enshrined in UK legislation.
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After the military burned down their village, one community describe their efforts to survive in a diplaced person's camp on the fringes of the jungle in the Sagaing region.
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Junta-led Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger have ditched the G5 anti-jihadist force. Experts say their intended confederation to tackle Islamist insurgents in the Sahel is bound to fail unless they mend ties with ECOWAS.
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