· Singapore ruling party holds on to supermajority, but with historic losses →
Singapore also has tight controls on speech, including stringent “fake news” laws that critics say have been weaponized against political opponents.
· Trump commutes longtime adviser Roger Stone’s prison sentence →
Congressional Democrats and other critics have accused Trump of undermining the rule of law by publicly complaining about criminal cases against associates including Stone, former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
· Video won't kill the catwalk, say critics of first digital fashion week →
“I am sorry, I think they can do more,” the Paris-based American critic and curator told AFP.
· Trump commutes prison sentence of ally Roger Stone: W. House →
Trump's act is certain to renew charges that the president intervenes in the US justice system to help friends and allies and punish critics and perceived enemies.
· Brexit LIVE: Boris Johnson sets Michel Barnier 21 day deadline to agree to principle deal →
Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit representative and a frequent critic of the UK's decision to leave the bloc, has turned on Angela Merkel in a scathing tweet over Germany's supposed reluctance to take a tougher stance against China.
· Roger Stone’s Commutation Was Inevitable →
This was the presidential reprieve President Donald Trump’s critics feared most.
· Foreign office issues worrying update on travelling to Kazakhstan amid deadly new outbreak →
However critics believe the real figure is higher, with some COVID-19 patients being diagnosed with pneumonia instead.
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· Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone’s sentence →
The move, though short of a full pardon, is sure to alarm critics who have long railed against the president’s repeated interventions in the nation’s justice system.
· The Atlantic Daily: Four Things We Learned This Week →
“It’s a very good weekend for movies,” our critic David Sims points out.