After a months-long investigation, the state attorney general’s report paints a devastating portrait of behavior by New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D), finding that he harassed 11 women. Investigators said witnesses also described an environment in the governor’s office that was abusive and vindictive.
Many Saudis see the moves as further evidence that Mohammed bin Salman is liberalizing the kingdom, but the developments also reflect his continuing effort to consolidate power and clip the wings of anyone who could challenge him.
The report details a labyrinth of unfairness with detainees often denied due process at every turn, confessions frequently attained through torture and few detainees able to see a lawyer until they appear in court.
French President Emmanuel Macron wanted to help usher in Lebanon’s “rebirth” after the devastating blast in Beirut. A year later, the country is in worse shape and Macron has little to show for his efforts.