America’s ‘National Suicide’: US papers digest yet another tragic mass shooting
25 May 2022 | 3:00 pm
In another tragic US mass shooting echoing the 2012 Sandy Hook killings, an 18-year-old gunman has killed more than 20 people – mostly children – in Uvalde, Texas. We take a look at how papers are reacting to the all-too-common event in the United States, including why many blame Republicans. We finish with an editorial arguing that the United States – its policies and institutions – is its own worst enemy.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is hosting allies at Ramstein Air Base to discuss Ukraine's security needs. Germany pledged to send anti-aircraft tanks to Kyiv at the start of talks.
We look at the extraordinary US Supreme Court leak of a draft majority opinion that plans to roll back the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling. On International Press Freedom Day, the Swiss paper Le Temps features Dmitri Mouratov, editor of the Kremlin critic newspaper Novaya Gazeta on its front page. Also, controversial changes to the Olympic sport of pentathlon, and a little Dutch boy who goes for an early morning joyride in his mother's car!
The publication of a leaked document that could overturn a landmark abortion rights ruling in the US has sparked angry demonstrations in front of the Supreme Court. The decision would change a bedrock of American law.
At 79 years old, President Joe Biden is the oldest person to assume the presidency of the United States. Misinformers hence target his 'cognitive decline' and ability to govern through manipulated videos. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
The central bank has announced a 0.5% interest rate hike — its highest increase in more than 20 years. The US move comes as a number of other countries cut lending rates to deal with rising prices.
In this week's show, we take a look at why the constitutional right to abortion in the United States appears to be in the crosshairs of the Supreme Court. This happened after a leaked draft showed the Court may be ready to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which ruled that the constitution protected a woman's right to legal termination. Our international commentator Douglas Herbert will break down the implications of this event.
Twenty years after “The Wire” saw David Simon’s gritty writing transposed to the screen, Yena Lee tells us why “We Own The City” provides a complex and compelling sequel to the crime drama. We discuss “Gaslit”, a new adaptation of the Watergate scandal, which sees Julia Roberts and Sean Penn playing the power couple at the centre of this political firestorm. Elisabeth Moss sparkles as the protagonist of a new fantasy time-travel series “Shining Girls”, and we wave an affectionate goodbye to “Grace and Frankie” as the 7th season marks the end of the onscreen partnership.
The crew of four astronauts, including one German, splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico.
Facebook parent Meta has opened its first physical store — in Burlingame, California — to showcase its hardware products like virtual and augmented reality goggles and glasses.
The White House has announced a cash injection to boost Southeast Asia's climate, maritime and public health infrastructure as ASEAN leaders discuss shared concerns over China's rise in the region.
Five House Republicans are said to have information relevant the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. However, they all have refused to cooperate with the special investigation.
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