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Trump pays respects to late president Bush at US Capitol

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump paid their respects to late president George H.W. Bush in Washington on Monday night. The Trumps made a brief visit to the US Capitol’s rotunda, where Bush is lying in state as part of multiple days …

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Michelle Obama shelves Paris, Berlin trips for Bush funeral

Washington, United States | AFP | Former US first lady Michelle Obama said Sunday she was canceling book tour visits to Paris and Berlin to attend the funeral of former president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday aged 94. “It’s important to me to join the Bush family in celebrating …

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Gorbachev hails Bush for role in ending Cold War

Moscow, Russia | AFP |  Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday praised former US president George H.W. Bush for his role in ending the Cold War, calling him a “true partner”. Gorbachev, 87, expressed his “deep condolences” to the family of the 41st US president and the entire American …

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Former US president George H.W. Bush dead at 94

Washington, United States | AFP | Former US president George H.W. Bush, who helped steer America through the end of the Cold War, died Friday at age 94, his family announced. Tributes quickly poured in for the former US leader, a decorated war pilot and onetime CIA chief who also …

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Former presidents Bush condemn bigotry, anti-Semitism

Washington, United States | AFP |  Former US leaders George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush on Wednesday issued a tough joint statement condemning racial bigotry and anti-Semitism, in a veiled rebuke of President Donald Trump. Trump sparked a political firestorm on Tuesday when he said counter-protesters appeared to be …

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COMMENT: Compensating free trade’s losers

Even if compensation was a viable approach two decades ago, it no longer serves as a practical response to globalisation’s adverse effects By Dani Rodrik It appears that a new consensus has taken hold these days among the world’s business and policy elites about how to address the anti-globalisation backlash …

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