Britain’s parliament backs legislation to sever ties with the European Union, a reprieve for Prime Minister Theresa May who now faces demands by lawmakers for concessions before it becomes law. Graham Mackay reports. Continue reading
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Brexit could be reversed if economic pain prompts a change in public opinion that brings a new generation of political leaders to power in Britain, former Conservative minister Michael Heseltine said.
WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) (NBC) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday (September 5) scrapped an Obama-era program that protects from deportation immigrants brought illegally into the United States as children, delaying implementation until March and giving Congress six months to decide the fate of almost 800,000 young people. Continue reading
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – Bell Pottinger, one of Britain’s best-known PR agencies, was expelled from the industry’s trade association on Monday (September 4) over a campaign adjudged to have deliberately stoked racial tensions in South Africa. Continue reading
Nearly 90,000 of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya have fled the country’s violence since August, as international criticism mounts on its Nobel Peace Prize laureate leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to do more to protect the minority. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading
YONGBYON, NORTH KOREA (KRT) – Tensions on the Korean peninsular were heightened ever further on Sunday (September 3) after North Korea said it had conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, which it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile.
North Korea says its carried out its sixth nuclear test, this time using a newly built hydrogen bomb. The blast is the most powerful to date and caused a significant earthquake. Joel Labi reports Continue reading
NAIROBI, KENYA (SEPTEMBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday (September 1) called for prosecution of electoral committee officers following a “historic” decision by the Supreme Court to nullify election results. Continue reading
NAIROBI, KENYA (SEPTEMBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday (September 1) declared President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win invalid due to irregularities committed by the election board and ordered a new vote in 60 days.
The Russian government has confirmed that a close adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump contacted the Kremlin during the presidential campaign regarding a stalled real estate project in Moscow, but the emailed request was ignored. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading