Pelosi’s bid for speaker imperiled as public opposition grows
Sixteen Democrats vowed Monday to oppose Nancy Pelosi for speaker on the House floor, placing the California Democrat’s bid to reclaim the gavel in serious jeopardy.In a highly anticipated letter that went public Monday, the Democrats called Pelosi “a historic figure.“But, they added, “Our majority came on the backs of candidates who said that they would support new leadership because voters in hard-won districts, and across the country, want to see real change in Washington. We promised to change the status quo, and we intend to deliver on that promise.“
Germany fully halts arms exports to Riyadh & hits 18 Saudis with travel bans over Khashoggi
Germany has imposed travel bans on 18 Saudis suspected of involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month, after its economic ministry confirmed all the arms deals with Riyadh have been fully canceled.
Australian Greens pursue right-wing coalition government with Labor in Victoria
The Australian Greens aims to hold the balance of power in both houses of Victoria’s parliament and form coalition government with the Labor Party after the November 24 state election. Its campaign underscores the party’s rightward shift. Resting upon a wealthy, upper-middle class base, it is determined to extend its influence within the political establishment.
Shouting 'Mexico First,' Hundreds In Tijuana March Against Migrant Caravan
The message for the migrant caravan was clear from marchers on Sunday in Tijuana, Mexico: We don't want you here."We want the caravan to go, they are invading us," said Patricia Reyes, a 62-year-old protester, hiding from the sun under an umbrella. "They should have come into Mexico correctly, legally, but they came in like animals."
French Protests Against Gasoline Taxes Stretch to Third Day
Protests against gasoline taxes in France continued for a third day Monday with sporadic actions around the country as the government held firm.Ten of France’s roughly 200 fuel depots were blockaded, including those near Rennes, La Rochelle, Toulouse and Marseille, BFM television reported. A highway to Belgium was also blocked as were roads near Belfort in the east and Lyon in the south. Police removed 30 people occupying a highway near Avignon in the south, the station said.
Pope condemns the "wealthy few" who hoard the riches that "belongs to all"
Pope Francis continues his streak of fighting for economic justice (though he's an unrepentant monster on abortion, women's rights, and the rights of queer people).His sermon last Sunday lamented the plight of exploited people, indigent people and migrants, blaming "the wealthy few" for hoarding the riches that "in justice, belongs to all."
No better Brexit deal available, EU ministers tell Britain
Germany and other European Union states told Britain on Monday their draft Brexit agreement could not be renegoitated .British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling at home to keep the last week’s deal alive and push it through the British parliament amid criticism from pro-Brexit politicians, Northern Ireland’s unionists and those who want to keep closer EU ties.
Netanyahu takes over as defense minister, tells crumbling govt times 'too difficult’ for early vote
Assuming the position of Defense Minister after several high-profile resignations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has, for the sake of national security, warned remaining ministers against pushing for an early election.While Netanyahu is known for cleverly playing the security card in the past, there’s no guarantee that it will be enough to hold his crumbling coalition together this time.