Reality Check: Why has Zimbabwe hiked petrol prices?

Claim: Black market currency dealing and the illegal trade in fuel have contributed to Zimbabwe’s severe fuel shortages. Verdict: This is correct, but not the full story. The conditions which have led to this are rooted in the government’s introduction of a controversial local currency pegged to the United States dollar. There have been widespread…

Fact Check: Trump’s Tweet on Border Walls in Europe

LONDON — In an apparent effort to bolster his case for a wall along the Mexican border, President Trump pointed on Wednesday to examples of walls going up around the world, especially barriers built in Europe, as proof that they work. Here’s an assessment of those claims. What Was Said “There are now 77 major…

Reality Check: How safe is it to live in China?

China’s Director of Public Order, Li Jingsheng, has claimed it is “one of the safest countries in the world.” He says that gun crime fell by 27.6% in 2018. The official China News Service shared a video of Mr Li announcing the decline, which has been viewed more than one million times. So how does…