• Thu, 2, Feb, 2017 - 5:00:AM

5 Questions: Elections on September 23, rise in threats against Jewish centres, Russia and Ukraine fighting intensifies + More

Image: Members of the Ukrainian military's 16th Army Aviation Brigade / / Wikimedia Commons

1. Will you be voting on September 23? PM Bill English announces elections will be held September 23.

2. Is anyone surprised Trump's election is leading to an explosion of hate? Jewish centres around the US are reporting threats being made against them at levels never before seen.

3. Is it a coincidence fighting between Russia and Ukraine is picking up again soon after Trump's inauguration? Coinciding with Trump's inauguration - and fulfilling the predictions of many experts - fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels and regular troops is heating up again.

4. What do you think of the Grammys boycott? Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Drake are all reportedly boycotting the Grammys over allegations of racism and not being representative of diverse artists.

5. What do you think of Sheryl Sandberg speaking out against Trump? The Facebook COO slams Trump's immigration ban as "particularly unforgiving" for women.


  • Aotearoa /
  • New Zealand /
  • Elections /
  • Bill English /
  • Trump /
  • Hate /
  • US /
  • Judaism /
  • Russia /
  • Ukraine /
  • Grammys /
  • Kanye West /
  • Justin Bieber /
  • Drake /
  • Women /
  • Sheryl Sandberg /
  • Facebook /

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