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Political and Social Trends

Podiumsdiskussion „Rechtsstaaten unter Druck“ mit Bundesministerin Dr. Katarina Barley und Prof. Dr. Susanne Baer (Richterin am Bundesverfassungsgericht), Moderation: Dr. Frank Bräutigam https://youtu.be/GX26ILPRR0w © Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz
This paper analyzes the changes in traffic from Facebook to non- profit news organizations before and after the major change to the Facebook News Feed in January 2018, implemented in response to the controversy over fake news dissemination from...
Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro won the presidency of Latin America’s largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil. © TIME Why...
Angela Merkel verzichtet auf eine erneute Kandidatur für den CDU-Vorsitz. Das erklärte sie im Anschluss an die Sitzung des CDU-Bundesvorstandes. Der Stellvertretende CDU-Vorsitzende, Hessens Ministerpräsident Volker Bouffier, zollte Merkel „Dank, Anerkennung und Respekt“. Das CDU-Ergebnis der Landtagswahl in Hessen ist...
Authorities responded to a shooting Saturday morning near the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, according to Allegheny County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Kraus. Three police officers have been shot and there are fatalities, officials said at an impromptu press...
In social media posts on Facebook and Twitter, bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc vilified many of the prominent Democrats, Trump critics and organizations who were targeted with suspicious packages containing explosive devices. © CNN See the pro-Trump stickers on mail bomb suspect's...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray hold a press conference about the arrest of suspect Cesar Sayoc, who currently faces five charges in relation to bombs that were sent to prominent critics of President Trump. © CNN Who...
President Donald Trump condemned the high-profile bomb mailings as "terrorizing acts" on Friday, announcing that a suspect had been arrested. © CNN
Former US vice president Joe Biden is the latest high-profile Democrat figure believed to have been sent a bomb through the post, following a spate of similar incidents in which Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN were also targeted. The secret service intercepted the packages addressed to...
A New York City police bomb squad has removed a suspicious package from a Manhattan building associated with actor Robert De Niro.The package aimed at De Niro looked similar to the others and had a similar device inside, the...
Pres. Trump went ahead with a rally on the same day several key Democrats and CNN - all frequent targets of Trump - were sent pipe bombs. Trump also used his rally to chide his critics and the media. ©...
When pressed on his claim that there are "Middle Easterners" in the migrant caravan moving toward the US southern border, President Trump said there is "no proof of anything, but there very well could be." © CNN
Migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador say they're fleeing poverty, persecution and gang violence. The caravan is now estimated to include more than 7,200 migrants, and more are expected to join on Tuesday, potentially pushing the number past...
Voters in Bavaria, the German state that formed the front line of the 2015 migration crisis, abandoned the conservative allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel in droves in an election on Sunday. But rather than shifting their allegiance mostly to...
Far-right protesters have clashed with leftwing counter protesters in the eastern city of Chemnitz after a German man died in a fight involving an Iraqi and a Syrian on Sunday. Police have been criticised of being under-prepared for the...
There are roughly 3,000 immigrants from Mauritania in Columbus, Ohio. They came to America fleeing persecution and slavery in the West African country. For years, ICE allowed even those with failed asylum claims to remain in the country. "Since Donald...
One day after President Trump's widely panned news conference with Vladimir Putin, former president Barack Obama marked the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth in Johannesburg by giving a speech about the “politics of fear and resentment.” © Washington Post Former...
Fahrerlose Autos und LKW, virtuelle Rezeptionistinnen, Roboter die Servicearbeiten übernehmen oder Bewerbungsgespräche führen - all das ist in Teilen der USA bereits Realität geworden. In 20 Jahren könnten fast 50 Prozent der amerikanischen Arbeiter keinen Job mehr haben. Könnte ein...
Pressekonferenz zum Treffen von Bundesinnenminister Horst Seehofer (CSU) und Bundeskanzler von Österreich Sebastian Kurz vom 13.06.2018. © phoenix
What makes a democracy? Members of the public discuss what constitutes a democratic country, and how many true democracies exist. © The Economist