UK's May says ahead of Brexit vote: I will still have a job in two weeks
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would still be in her job in two weeks time, downplaying speculation that she might resign if she loses a key Brexit vote in parliament which is scheduled for Dec. 11.“I will still have a job in two weeks’ time,” May said in an interview with ITV television when asked if she would quit if she lost the vote.
Third “yellow vest” protest in France defies government crackdown
The third Saturday protest held by protesters, clad in yellow vests to show their opposition to French President Emmanuel Macron and his anti-worker policies, spread across France. In downtown Paris, the protesters faced an unprecedented police crackdown, the most violent since May 1968, when police assaults on student demonstrations triggered the French general strike.The movement is rapidly developing into an international political protest against social inequality, the high cost of living, and the policies of austerity and war across Europe.
Amlo heralds Mexico's new dawn with 7am presidential press conference
Mexico’s newly inaugurated president has hit the ground running, with his pledge to govern as a common man and end decades of secrecy, heavy security and luxury enjoyed by past presidents.Andrés Manuel López Obrador sported slightly ruffled hair at his first early morning news conference as president on Monday, which started at 7am local time.
Ukraine calls up reservists amid tensions with Russia
Ukraine’s president has announced a call-up of reservists amid tensions with Russia.Relations between the two neighbors have strained further following the Nov. 25 incident in which Russia fired upon and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews.
Trump wants 'meaningful halt' in arms race with Russia, China
President Donald Trump on Monday expressed hope that he and the presidents of China and Russia might jointly agree to scale back defense spending, writing on Twitter that he was "certain" that such talks would take place and saying the amount of money the U.S. spends on defense is "crazy."
David Attenborough: collapse of civilisation is on the horizon
The collapse of civilisation and the natural world is on the horizon, Sir David Attenborough has told the UN climate change summit in Poland.The naturalist was chosen to represent the world’s people in addressing delegates of almost 200 nations who are in Katowice to negotiate how to turn pledges made in the 2015 Paris climate deal into reality.
Spain stunned as far-right Vox party storms into Andalucian parliament
Spain’s Vox party has claimed 12 seats in Andalusia in a regional vote – the far-right’s first electoral success since the country’s return to democracy in the late 1970s.Since it was founded four years ago, the anti-immigrant, nationalist party has never held any seats in any of the country's legislative bodies, but it now holds the key to forming a right-wing government in the country’s most populated region.
Netanyahu Faces Another Possible Indictment for Bribe to Get Glowing Media Coverage
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing calls to resign after Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting him and his wife on fraud and bribery charges.It's the third such recommendation to hit the prime minister this year…