Apr 13th 2019

Politics this week

Politics this week

Following months of mass protests in Sudan, it appeared that Omar al-Bashir had been ousted as president by the army. Mr al-Bashir had misruled since taking power in a coup in 1989. His civil war against non-Muslim black Africans ended with the secession of South Sudan. Separately, the International Criminal Court charged him with overseeing genocide …

Business this week

Business this week

Saudi Aramco raised $12bn from its first bond sale on international markets. Five different bonds were reportedly sold in an offer that was heavily oversubscribed, with investors submitting $100bn in orders. Saudi’s state oil firm will put the proceeds towards its $69bn acquisition of the kingdom’s majority stake in SABIC, a chemical company, a deal orchestrated by …

In a heartbeat The new push to overturn Roe v Wade

In a heartbeat The new push to overturn Roe v Wade

A dozen states have introduced “heartbeat” bills that would ban early abortion THOUGH CONSERVATIVES are by and large taking a kicking in the culture wars, they continue to hold ground on one front: abortion. Americans increasingly accept the right of gays to adopt children and marry. But they have not moved in a similar direction on …