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'Populist school' in Italy vows to fight eviction

Rome - The mastermind behind a would-be "gladiator school" for populists set up in a 13th-century Italian monastery vowed Saturday to fight Italy's culture ministry in court over attempts to evict it.

'Populist school' in Italy at risk as EU votes

The man behind a would-be "gladiator school" for populists has big plans for a 13th-century Italian monastery where students from across the globe will learn how to "defend the West".But trouble is brewing in the mountainside retreat.

'Populist school' in Italy at risk as EU vote nears

The man behind a would-be "gladiator school" for populists has big plans for a 13th-century Italian monastery where students from across the globe will learn how to "defend the West".But trouble is brewing in the mountainside retreat.

Finland populists eye election upset as anti-immigrant feeling rises

Oulu - In the remote, northern Finnish town of Oulu where he has lived for seven years, Syrian-born Jabo Waleed recently started feeling that some people's behaviour towards him was becoming less welcoming.

In close election, Netanyahu relies on 'us versus them'

Jerusalem - Being on the wrong side of Wonder Woman may not seem to be a smart move, but past experience shows Benjamin Netanyahu was well aware of what he was doing.

Macron calling for a 'real European army' to counter Russia, U.S.

Paris - Emmanuel Macron has used the first world war armistice centenary commemorations to call for a “real” European army, warning that rising nationalism and populism threaten the fragile peace on the continent.

Liberals urge EU 'reinvention' to fight nationalism

Paris - Prominent liberal politicians from across Europe issued a clarion call for a "reinvented" Europe on Thursday, warning that rising nationalism threatened decades of peace since World War II.

Italy populists suffer growing pains with online democracy

Rome - It aspires to govern Italy but the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) is suffering growing pains linked to the model of direct democracy on which it is run, analysts say.

EU leaders vow to fight populism in Brexit wake

Valletta - European leaders vowed Thursday to fight populism and prevent a haemorrhaging of the EU a day after Britain started the exit process.

Germany's AfD leader Petry says she may step down

Berlin - The public face of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Frauke Petry, said Thursday she is considering stepping down amid a poll slump and bitter infighting.

France's Hollande warns of fewer jobs if populists take power

M - European countries that vote populists into power will experience a fall in jobs, investment and exports as they pull out of the EU, French President Francois Hollande warned Monday.

Populist surge on several continents

Paris - Donald Trump's election as US president is the latest example of surging political populism fuelled by supporters' fears that globalisation is leaving them behind.Here are examples from three continents: - Making America Great Again?

Obama hits out at 'crude populism' in last UN address

New York - Barack Obama on Tuesday used his final UN address as president to hit out at the "crude populism" mushrooming in the United States and around the world.

Brexit vote a victory for populist politics

Paris - British voters' decision to leave the European Union highlighted working class dissatisfaction with the UK and Europe's ruling elite and the mass appeal of populist politics.

Global populism wave hits Philippines as Duterte elected

Manila - The election of Rodrigo Duterte as Philippine president marks the latest victory for populist politics, as voters around the world reward candiates offering simple solutions to complex problems.

Op-Ed: Elizabeth Warren popular but would struggle as president

Despite the entrenched power of Hillary Clinton, rookie senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts may be looking to snatch the 2016 Democratic nomination for president by hooking in from the left as a populist. But she might struggle as chief executive...

EU needs to re-invent itself after poll shock, analysts say

Paris - The rise of populist and right-wing parties which made sweeping gains in the European elections points to the need for the EU to re-invent itself, analysts say.

Op-Ed: Obama and Democrats responsible for Tea Party populism

The meteoric rise of Tea Party populism is a reflection of the Democratic Party's inability to read both the ideals of the U.S. population and the impact of the economic downturn on the mobilization of fiscal conservatives.

Op-Ed: Toyota Under Political Siege

Toyota’s has overnight passed through a political tunnel that has severely tarnished its image as the greatest automaker on the planet.

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The Bad Plus, from left, Dave King, Ethan Iverson and Reid Anderson. They offer a jazz-trio interpretation of “The Rite of Spring,” Stravinsky’s ballet score.
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