• 3 Nov 2018

    SnowBlog: Life on an American campaign trail like no other

    Chicago O’Hare Airport. Mile upon mile of concrete runways with tiny quadrants of grass, and slow moving aircraft traffic criss-crossing ahead of us. We are in America. The eternal passport control awaits us, and thence to the open road.  Five lanes in each direction, massive ten wheeler wagons belching un-green gases along in all but the not…

  • 14 May 2018

    The main news is the bloodshed on the Israel-Gaza border following America’s decision to move its diplomatic headquarters to Jerusalem. Uprooting the embassy from Tel Aviv is not a new idea. Successive US presidents have mooted it, but Donald Trump has made it happen.  

  • 29 Nov 2017

    One of America’s highest paid and best known news presenters has been fired over allegations of sexual misconduct. NBC announced they were sacking the Today Show host Matt Lauer after a detailed complaint from a colleague. Lauer is just the latest in a string of top television news stars to be fired.