Public Administration

With PM Mahathir at Helm, Real Work Begins Reforming Malaysia

The euphoria over the change of government in Malaysia is unlikely to die down soon. In fact, the honeymoon period for Prime Minister Mahathir …

Asia

Italy's populists' choice of PM is approved as Europe issues a warning over debt

Italy's head of state has given the country's populist parties' choice of prime minister — a law professor called Giuseppe Conte — the mandate to …

Europe

NFL's new anthem policy making waves

Just when you thought that the NFL National Anthem protests storyline was dying down, it’s back in the spotlight.<p>On Wednesday, at the NFL’s owners …

NFL

Newfoundland woman at centre of Scottish whistleblower scandal

The family of a woman from Bell Island, N.L., is speaking out about alleged workplace abuse of their sister — which included being bound and gagged …

Scottish Government

Lira Gets No Relief From Erdogan as Rate Hike Fails to Stem Drop

The relief brought by Turkey’s decision to boost interest rates at Wednesday’s emergency meeting didn’t last long, as the lira resumed its nosedive …

Economics

Stop scrimping, Theresa May – or the NHS’s 70th birthday will be its last

This is it. The bailiffs are at the door waving the red-ink bill. Pay up or else. For eight years the government has stuck the NHS bill behind the clock but now the crunch has come. Will July’s NHS 70th birthday be a celebration or a funeral? The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), grand …

Opinion (UK)

Republicans take aim at federal unions

House Republicans accused unionized federal workers Thursday of abusing a law that allows them to take paid time off to attend labor-management meetings and address workforce issues outside their regular jobs.<p>The House report was published just days after the Office of Personnel Management raised …

U.S. Politics

“We need to launch a salary review of the civil service as a first step to enhance the value proposition of civil servants. We must increase salary. I am not saying this as a union leader but because I am aware of what workers go through,” she said.

Winifred Oyo-Ita, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, has spoken on the need for an upward review of salaries received by civil servants in the …

Public Policy

Here’s how Turkey’s currency woes could undermine Erdogan’s re-election bid

Turkey is on the verge of a currency crisis that could pose a threat to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s re-election bid, and he may have himself …

South Asia

Ten Worst Wasteful Or Faulty Aspects Of The House-Passed Defense Spending Bill

The defense authorization bill (NDAA) is now coming to the House floor. This bill, which nearly always passes the House and Senate and gets enacted into law, decides much of defense spending and policy for the next year. It is an enormous exercise, written by the House Armed Services Committee, …

Military

Damian Hinds insists on 2020 vision for tech education

Damian Hinds has resisted a rare formal warning from a civil servant on the cost implications of a policy and insisted on pushing ahead with the …

Public Policy

Life, the Sea and Big Oil

Photo by Glenn Beltz | CC BY 2.0“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of …

Nova Scotia

Rosenstein deputy named US attorney in Virginia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions has tapped Justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger to serve as US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, he announced Thursday.<p>Terwilliger has been serving as associate deputy attorney general and chief of staff under Deputy Attorney General …

U.S. Politics

Fired New Orleans 911 operator allegedly hung up on callers; actions deemed 'inconceivable'

One of the callers reached out to New Orleans police to report that someone was trying to break into her home. Another called because a person …

Corruption

MP Rosianne Cutajar paid €34,504 in Commissioner for Simplification role

Labour MP Rosianne Cutajar is paid €34,504 in her role as Commissioner for Simplification of Bureaucracy within the Office of the Prime Minister, the …

Public Policy

Obama's Chief Science Advisor Tears Apart Trump's Dangerous Disregard For Science

Trump still lacks a chief science advisor.<p>It's well over a year into his presidency, and Donald Trump still has very little scientific guidance.<p>Not …

Donald Trump

Uniform policy & involving discoms, key to hit solar target

CleanMax Solar CEO calls for long-term policy vision

Solar Power

Turkish lira weakens sharply, surrendering some post-rate hike gains

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's lira weakened more than 3 percent on Thursday, giving up a large chunk of the gains it made after the central bank raised interest rates by 300 points a day earlier, as investors bet another hike would be needed to tame the sell-off.<p>The central bank raised its top …

Business

Four Years In, Modi’s BJP Leaves a Legacy of Missed Opportunities

For a quarter of a century, India’s voters elected governments which were born with an alibi – the lack of a majority which allegedly hampered change …

India News

The Artist Who Imagined Zaire as a Miniature Utopia

In his multimedia sculptures, Bodys Isek Kingelez offered a fantastical vision for the freshly independent country.<p>When Zaire, now known as the …

Art

Parmanu Movie Review: Don’t Watch This For Anyone, Watch It For Your Country!

<b>Parmanu – The Story Of Pokhran Movie Review Rating:</b> 4/5 Stars (Four stars)<b>Star Cast:</b> John Abraham, Boman Irani, Diana Penty, Anuja Sathe, Yogendra …

Bollywood

Fed prepared for temporary inflation jump over gas prices

The rising price of energy is giving the Federal Reserve gas pains.<p>The minutes of the Fed’s May policy meeting were released on Wednesday, and the …

Federal Reserve

Mozambique:Govt Turns Down Plan to Curb School-Related Sexual Abuse

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] A plan to curb school-related, gender-based violence by targeting the men responsible for school-girl …

Education

Political Institutions and the Governmental Burden on Businesses

<b>Abstract:</b> Businesses are burdened by government through corporate taxes and bureaucratic procedures. We interpret these two channels as tools for …

Public Policy

Deconstructing Neighborhoods | Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

Once characterized by rent increases and upheaval of the poor, the term gentrification today enjoys a broader, more ambivalent definition. …

Oxford University Press

Malaysia's ex-leader questioned again in corruption scandal

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at the anti-corruption agency's office Thursday for more questioning over a massive graft scandal …

Economic Development

If only we could all be as clever as Dominic Cummings

A quick game of four-dimensional chess.<p>I can’t quite shake the feeling that Dominic Cummings has had a hand in the text of his own Wikipedia page. …

United Kingdom

NOFD captain promotions were unconstitutional, but little can be done now, civil service ruling says

The New Orleans Fire Department ran afoul of the state constitution when it promoted dozens to the rank of captain despite their ranking lower than …

Public Policy

Geopolitic Concerns Return

Stocks fall, retreating from the record highs seen earlier in the week as traders stepped in to book some profits. Worries about relations between …

Economics

Union calls on prime minister to step into ‘stalled’ Phoenix compensation talks

OTTAWA — The country's largest civil service union called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday to intervene in "stalled" talks aimed at …

Canada