President Macri promised to make Argentina a ‘normal’ country, far removed from the populist boom-and-bust economic cycles of the past. But populism's pull may be stronger than he bargained for.
Seventy million people have been displaced by political violence, war, and persecution, emptying their savings and risking their lives to reach new lands. The Monitor told some of their stories in our series On the Move: the faces, places, and politics of migration, with 10 journalists covering more than a dozen countries.
Members of the ruling Conservative Party in the U.K. have voted in favor of Prime Minister Theresa May staying on as party leader, despite critics saying she has mishandled Brexit.
British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of no confidence. But before the dramatic ballot, the day was full of political developments leading up to it.
According to an Atlantic spokesperson, Atlantic Records and Adam Grandmaison, the host of the popular podcast and video blog No Jumper, “have parted ways.”
Grandmaison, who goes by Adam22, announced in March that he was partnering with Atlantic to launch an imprint, No Jumper Records. Grandmaison has made a name for himself as a SoundCloud rap tastemaker; the New York Times went so far as to deem his podcast “The Paris Review of the face-tattoo set.” But Atlantic Record’s co-sign, which served to further legitimize Grandmaison as a hip-hop gatekeeper, was met with controversy.
In late March, Pitchfork published an article in which two women accused Grandmaison of sexual assault. Allegations had been circulating around the internet but, as Pitchfork explained, “The accusations drew more scrutiny after Grandmaison announced he was partnering with Atlantic Records to form No Jumper Records, solidifying his status.” Grandmaison denied the accusations. At the time, Atlantic Records told Pitchfork in a statement that, “We take any allegations of this nature very seriously and we are looking into them.”
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Just days after signaling his support for unprecedented levels of U.S. defense spending, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reported purchasing tens of thousands of dollars of stock in one of the nation’s top defense contractors.
After The Daily Beast asked about the purchase, Inhofe’s office said the senator had contacted his financial adviser to cancel the transaction and instructed him to avoid defense and aerospace purchases going forward.
Inhofe, who took over the top spot on Armed Services after the death of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in August, has repeatedly pressed President Donald Trump to dramatically scale up the Pentagon’s annual budget, which currently stands at $717 billion. Last week, after Trump hinted he would like to scale back parts of that budget, the Senator had a meeting with the president and Defense Secretary James Mattis, after which it was announced that the administration would seek even more defense funding: a record $750 billion in spending for fiscal year 2020.
Manchester City stuttered but two goals from Leroy Sané gave them a fourth win of the group stage and cemented their position as one of the big favourites to win the Champions League this season.
Pep Guardiola made five changes to the team that lost at Chelsea on Saturday. Out went the injured David Silva and Fernandinho, plus Riyad Mahrez, Kyle Walker and Fabian Delph, who were all on the bench. Ilkay Gündogan, Nicolás Otamendi, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko came into the side.Continue reading...