Boeing needs to be led by engineers, Emirates Airline president says

A Boeing 737 Max aircraft during a display at the Farnborough International Airshow, in Farnborough, Britain, July 20, 2022. Peter Cziborra | Reuters Boeing needs to be led by engineers if it wants to pull itself out of its current crisis, Tim Clark, the president of Emirates Airline, said Wednesday. Boeing said Monday that CEO … Read more

Senegal to elect its next president after months of unrest

DAKAR, Senegal — Senegalese are heading to the polls Sunday to vote in a tightly contested presidential race marred by months of unrest that threatened democracy in one of West Africa’s most stable nations. The election will take place after much uncertainty following President Macky Sall’s unsuccessful effort to delay the Feb. 25 vote until … Read more

Mexico’s president says he won’t fight drug cartels on US orders, calls it a ‘Mexico First’ policy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Friday he won’t fight Mexican drug cartels on U.S. orders, in the clearest explanation yet of his refusal to confront the gangs. Over the years, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has laid out various justifications for his “hugs, not bullets” policy of avoiding clashes with the cartels. In … Read more

Vietnam’s president resigns in latest twist of anti-graft campaign shaking its fast-growing economy

BANGKOK — Vietnam’s president resigned in the latest episode of the ruling Communist Party’s “blazing furnace” anti-corruption campaign, and Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan was named acting president. The appointment is Xuan’s second stint as acting president after she stepped in when Vo Van Thuong’s predecessor resigned in early 2023. The turmoil among top … Read more

France’s president pounds a punching bag on camera, and Europe notices

LONDON — The teeth clench. The brow furrows. The bicep bulges. In moody black and white, photos of French President Emmanuel Macron pounding a punching bag arched eyebrows across Europe on Thursday after his official photographer posted them to social media in what was widely received as the latest round in his drive to toughen … Read more

Uganda’s president appoints son as top commander of the army, raising succession concerns

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday appointed his son as top commander of the military, a controversial move in a country where many have long believed Museveni is grooming his eldest child for the presidency. Museveni’s son, Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has recently been holding rallies around the country, in violation of a … Read more

Reactions as Vladimir Putin secures a fifth term as Russia’s president after tightly controlled vote

Vladimir Putin secured an unprecedented fifth term as president of Russia Monday, as the election commission announced the results of a vote in which he faced no serious challenges and which happened amid the strictest crackdown on opposition and free speech since Soviet times. Putin claimed his overwhelming margin was proof that Russians had placed … Read more

Croatia’s top court rules that the president can’t run in the parliamentary election unless he quits

ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatian’s president can’t run for prime minister, take part in the upcoming parliamentary election or campaign in favor of an opposition party unless he resigns immediately from his current post, according to a ruling on Monday from the country’s top court. President Zoran Milanović on Friday called a parliamentary election for April … Read more

Former Vice President Mike Pence will not endorse Trump in 2024

Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives to speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Summit in Las Vegas on Oct. 28, 2023. Steve Marcus | Reuters WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he would not endorse his former boss for president in the 2024 election. Pence revealed the decision … Read more

the president is doing fine.

We asked ChatGPT and Claude to judge President Joe Biden’s cognition based on talks with Robert Hur. Special counsel Hur interviewed Biden over his handling of classified documents. After analyzing Hur’s interview transcript, the AI chatbots said the US president sounded fine. President Joe Biden’s cognitive abilities may be better than some say they are — … Read more