Millions of Indian workers hold two-day general strike against Modi government
Over 180 million workers began a two-day general strike across India yesterday in protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s big business assault on the working class. Tens of thousands of workers defied threats of sacking and pay cut by state governments to join the national walkout.
Venezuela's Maduro warns of 'diplomatic measures' against LatAm critics
Members of the so-called Group of Lima, which includes Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, said Maduro’s new term would be illegitimate because the 2018 election that gave him a second term was not free or fair and that they would not recognize his leadership.
Brexit: Second Commons defeat for Theresa May in 24 hours
Rebel Conservative MPs have joined forces with Labour to inflict a fresh blow on Theresa May's government in a Commons Brexit voteIt means the government will have to come up with revised plans within three days if Mrs May's EU withdrawal deal is rejected by MPs next week.
Police Say Alternative for Germany Embellished Lawmaker’s Assault
Two days after a right-wing politician was assaulted in Germany, drawing international attention, the authorities on Wednesday said that several elements of the account given by his political party appeared to be false.Frank Magnitz, 66, a member of Parliament from the Alternative for Germany party, suffered head injuries in the attack in Bremen on Monday.
Widespread Gas Shortage In Mexico As Government Tries To Thwart Fuel Thieves
Drop by drop, gallon by gallon, thieves have been draining the pipelines and coffers of the Mexican government.Last year, $3 billion worth of fuel was stolen from Pemex, Mexico's state-owned oil company, according to the country's new president. But a crackdown by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has left many ordinary Mexicans struggling to find gas.
Israeli former minister Gonen Segev to be jailed for spying for Iran
In his latest brush with the law, Gonen Segev agreed with Israeli prosecutors on Wednesday to plead guilty to spying charges.The justice ministry said in a statement that Segev would serve 11 years in prison as a result of the plea bargain in which he had admitted to "serious espionage offenses and reporting to the enemy."
'Suspicious packages' found at foreign missions in Australia
Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade said it had been called to "a number of incidents" across the city.Consulates of the UK, Switzerland, the US and Pakistan are among those evacuated there.There were no reports of harm to any staff."The packages are being examined by attending emergency services. The circumstances are being investigated," the Australian Federal Police said.
Matteo Salvini says Italy and Poland could build new Europe
Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has said that Italy and Poland could trigger a “European spring” that could break the dominant “Germany-France axis” as he strives to forge far-right alliances before the European parliamentary elections in May.
Turkey calls for joint control with Russia & Iran over US troop pullout from Syria
As the US is experiencing “certain difficulties” with the withdrawal from Syria, it should be coordinated with Iran and Russia to prevent “terrorists” from taking up the vacated space, the Turkish foreign minister said.“The United States [has] been facing certain difficulties with the process of the troops' withdrawal from Syria. We want to coordinate this process with Russia and Iran, with which we had arranged work in the framework of the Astana process," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday