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‘God can triumph over Trump’
ATLANTA: Martin Luther King’s daughter said on Monday that “God can triumph over Trump,” but the slain civil rights leader’s son struck a conciliatory tone after meeting with the president-elect on the US holiday that honours their father. The comments by the children of King, who championed racial justice until he was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39, punctuated an imbroglio involving Donald Trump and African-American
 
 
Brazil in grip of successive prison riots
NATAL: Brazilian police cleared several dozen inmates from the roof of a prison where dozens were murdered over the weekend -- the latest in a series of deadly riots. The prisoners had on Monday clambered onto the roof of the Alcacuz penitentiary near the northeastern city of Natal. An AFP video reporter filmed the inmates standing for hours with flags on the partly destroyed red tile roof before police chased them down.
   
Ten things Obama will be remembered for
WASHINGTON: As Barack Obama prepares to leave office on January 20, here are 10 things his presidency may be remembered for: — Making history — If historians were to write only one thing about Barack Hussein Obama, they would likely note that — 143 years after slavery was abolished — a young Illinois senator became the first black president of the United States. Obama, just 47 at his 2009 inauguration, harnessed magisterial
 
 
Michelle is style icon, uber-mom and political force
Washington: In 2008, Michelle Obama was tentative on the campaign trail, wary of saying anything to jeopardise her husband’s historic bid to be America’s first black president. Eight years later, the self-assured first lady -- back on the campaign trail -- electrified Democratic Party faithful with a passionate takedown of Donald Trump and what she called his “frightening” attitude towards women. “It has shaken me to my core
   
Trudeau faces ethics probe over Bahamas trip
OTTAWA: Canada’s ethics watchdog is investigating whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated conflict of interest laws by taking a New Year’s vacation on an island in the Bahamas owned by the Aga Khan, the first such probe of a sitting prime minister. Trudeau has faced repeated questions from the opposition about his trip to Bell Island, the Aga Khan’s private island, which sits in a national park in the Bahamas. He said
 
 
Germany must not bow to Trump threats: Merkel ally
BERLIN: Germany cannot afford to give in to intimidation and threats of protectionism from US President-elect Donald Trump, and to do so even once would invite repeated bullying, a key conservative ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday. Trump warned German car companies that he would impose a border tax of 35 per cent on vehicles imported to the US market, in a newspaper interview published on Monday. Norbert
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