Eager to bestow a mantle of seriousness and normalcy upon him, some commentators rushed to proclaim the U.S. military strike on an airfield to be a defining presidential moment; to stress how the bombardment meant that Trump had elevated himself in stature and was now conducting himself in a somber, statesmanlike manner.
Volnovakha, Ukraine (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebels firing mortar shells and grenades killed 14 Ukrainian soldiers on Thursday, the blackest day yet for the military and a dramatic ratcheting up of tensions just three days before a crunch election. The attacks in the eastern industrial belt near the Russian border underscored the difficulties of the embattled […]
By Amro Hassan and Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Egypt’s presidential election next week presents a quandary for both international observer groups and the military-backed interim government. To Egyptian authorities, the presence of prestigious outside observers gives the election a stamp of legitimacy, even in the face of the government’s harsh crackdown on political […]