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John Bercow: Donald Trump should not speak in Parliament

John Bercow: Donald Trump should not speak in Parliament

John Bercow defended his opposition to Donald Trump addressing Parliament, saying he acted “honesty and honourably”. John Bercow told MPs in the Commons on Tuesday he was carrying out his responsibilities “honestly and honourably” by speaking out against the US President. The Commons Speaker faced criticism from some quarters over his remarks, including from the Speaker of the Lords, Lord ... Read More »

Russia wants Fox News apology for calling Vladimir Putin “a killer”

Russia wants Fox News apology for calling Vladimir Putin "a killer"

The Kremlin demanded an apology from Fox News after the network’s Bill O’Reilly called President Vladimir Putin “a killer.” Vladimir Putin’s press secretary has demanded a formal apology from the cable news network after Bill O’Reilly called the Russian president “a killer” during an interview with U.S. President Donald Trump that aired before Sunday’s Super Bowl. “We consider such words ... Read More »

Jack Ma warns Trump: ‘If trade stops, war starts’

Jack Ma warns Trump: 'If trade stops, war starts'

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, the second richest man in China, has a warning for President Trump’s hard-line anti-globalization approach, and it is war. Jack Ma, who met US President Donald Trump last month and announced his company Alibaba would help create one million jobs in the United States, added: “The world needs globalisation, it needs trade”. Speaking in Melbourne at ... Read More »

Stefano Brizzi: Convicted cannibal cop killer found dead in prison

Stefano Brizzi: Convicted cannibal cop killer found dead in prison

Stefano Brizzi, who was jailed for the murder of police officer Gordon Semple in London has been found dead in prison, the Ministry of Justice has said. A Prison Service spokesperson confirmed that Stefano Brizzi, 50, died on Sunday at HMP Belmarsh, southeast London. They added: “As with all deaths in custody there will be an independent investigation by the ... Read More »

Isabella Lovin: Swedish deputy PM mocks Trump with all-female photo

Isabella Lovin: Swedish deputy PM mocks Trump with all-female photo

The Swedish Deputy Prime Minister, Isabella Lovin, might have just trolled Donald Trump and the US government with one perfect picture. Isabella Lovin, has published a photograph of herself signing a climate bill surrounded by her closest female colleagues, apparently mocking a photo of US president Donald Trump. Isabella Lovin, who also serves as environment and development aid minister, is ... Read More »

Department of Homeland Security suspends travel ban

Department of Homeland Security suspends travel ban

The Department of Homeland Security announced it has suspended all actions to implement the immigration order and will resume standard inspections of travelers as it did prior to the signing of the travel ban. “In accordance with the judge’s ruling, DHS has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, ‘Protecting the Nation from ... Read More »

Afghan diplomat killed by his guard in Karachi

Afghan diplomat killed by his guard in Karachi

An Afghan diplomat was killed allegedly by a security guard who opened fire inside the Afghanistan Consulate in Karachi in Pakistan. The consulate’s third secretary, Zaki Adu, was killed by a private guard, said police official Saqib Ismail on Monday. “The motive behind the killing is not clear yet,” Ismail said, adding that the guard, also an Afghan national, is ... Read More »

Brexit Plan Revealed: UK Government to set out Brexit strategy after Commons victory

Brexit Plan Revealed: UK Government to set out Brexit strategy after Commons victory

Brexit white paper set to reveal Government’s plan for leaving EU. Brexit Secretary David Davis has set out the Government’s negotiating strategy for when the UK withdraws from the European Union. The 77-page document was launched in a statement to the House of Commons and published on the government website. Davis said the paper confirmed Prime Minister Theresa May’s vision ... Read More »

World Hijab Day 2017: Women decry discrimination over hijab

World Hijab Day 2017: Women decry discrimination over hijab

Today marks World Hijab Day. First celebrated on February 1, 2013, it has grown globally in recognition of the millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the headscarf. What is the hijab? The hijab is the name for Islamic headscarves that cover the hair but it is also a general term for modest Muslim dress. The type of headscarf ... Read More »

French Police Charge Brussels Bombing Suspect Mohamed Abrini Over Paris Terror Attacks

French Police Charge Brussels Bombing Suspect Mohamed Abrini Over Paris Terror Attacks

Mohamed Abrini has been formally charged with his alleged involvement in the 2015 Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people. His lawyers criticized the French court case as Abrini is already facing charges Belgium. Mohamed Abrini was detained in Brussels in April last year over his suspected involvement in the 22 March attacks and the Paris killings, which the Islamic ... Read More »