Tag: threat

Africa: Climate Change Is a Threat to Africa’s Transport Systems – What Must Be Done

June 11, 2021
Transportation infrastructure, such as roads and railway systems, is one of the sectors most threatened by climate change. Extreme weather events – such as flooding, sea level rises and storm surges – repeatedly wreak havoc on transport networks. In Africa, extreme weather is a threat that can cause extensive structural damage. It can also accelerate

Trump’s Veto Threat Did Little to Alter Stimulus Package

December 28, 2020
WASHINGTON — As an exercise in raw presidential power, it was a flop. As a political tactic, it backfired. And as a coda to his final weeks in office, President Trump’s threat to veto a $900 billion Covid relief and government funding bill merely underscored his tumultuous tenure in the Oval Office.For five days, starting

Feds back down on threat to shut down TikTok in US

November 13, 2020
The feds have backed down on their threat to ban TikTok — for now. The Commerce Department has decided not to enforce an order that would have shut down the popular short-video app in the US amid a court battle over the move. The agency announced the decision Thursday afternoon — just hours before the

Deranged Trump Says Mail-In Ballots Are A Bigger Threat To Democracy Than Russia

August 11, 2020
A sluggish and seemingly sedated Donald Trump said on Monday that Democrats pushing for expanded mail-in voting during a pandemic are actually a bigger threat to democracy than Russia. “I’ll tell you who’s meddling in our elections – the Democrats are meddling by wanting and insisting on sending mail-in ballots where there’s corruption all over