Second Brexit legal case set for Irish courts

10 Dec

Jolyon Maugham QC, a barrister who advised Ed Miliband on tax policy and is now campaigning for a second EU referendum, is attempting to raise £70,000 in public donations. He aims to bring an action in the Irish High Court in which he hopes to establish whether an Article 50 notification sent by the UK […]

Trump Announces Andrew Liveris to Head Up Manufacturing Council

10 Dec

President-elect Donald Trump announced Andrew Liveris as his pick to lead his Manufacturing Council at a stop on his thank-you tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Friday evening. The Dow Chemical CEO then took the stage to announce a new state of the art innovation center in Michigan. According to a press release from the […]

Gingrich: ‘It’s Weird’ for Trump to Remain Executive Producer of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

10 Dec

Newt Gingrich is not a fan of President-elect Donald Trump‘s decision to stay on as executive producer of “Celebrity Apprentice” when he assumes office, suggesting a more relevant television show for Trump — “Leading the World.” “I think it’s weird. It’s weird. I don’t think it’s relevant. First of all, they’re not going to pay […]

South Korea protests take on celebratory mood after Park ouster

10 Dec

SEOUL: A day after South Korean lawmakers successfully impeached scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye, hundreds of thousands of people were expected to take to the streets of Seoul on Saturday (Dec 12) for a scheduled protest turned celebration. For the seventh straight week, the capital braced for one of the huge candle-lit rallies that have become […]

Australia theme park reopens minus killer ride

10 Dec

Australia’s biggest theme park re-opened quietly Saturday without the water ride that killed four people and faces demolition. Posted 10 Dec 2016 09:35 Flowers laid at a makeshift floral tribute at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast a day after four people were killed when a raft flipped. (Photo: AFP/PATRICK HAMILTON) SYDNEY: Australia’s […]

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh rejects election result which saw him deposed by former Argos security guard 

10 Dec

“Let me repeat: I will not accept the results based on what has happened,” he said, condemning “unacceptable errors” on the part of electoral authorities and calling for a new vote. Mr Jammeh pointed to an accounting error, identified by the IEC, which awarded victory to his opponent Adama Barrow but with a slimmer margin […]

Nigeria suicide attack in crowded market kills dozens in Madagali

10 Dec

Military spokesman Badare Akintoye had earlier said “at least 30 people have been killed in the suicide blasts carried out by two female suicide bombers in the market.” A local government official and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the attack. “The two bombers who (were) disguised as customers, detonated their suicide belts at […]

Far-right Dutch lawmaker’s political future uncertain after conviction

10 Dec

Far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders was found guilty Friday of insulting and inciting discrimination against Moroccans, though experts are divided about how it will affect his populist party in the coming elections. Presiding Judge Hendrik Steenhuis said the decision was made “to protect the rights and freedoms of others”, but added that the court would […]

CBI investigates Amarmani Tripathi’s son for allegedly murdering his wife

10 Dec

A clutch of CCTVs stare at you while entering Seema Singh’s house in Lucknow’s Gomti Nagar — an armed cop is guarding the door and inside Singh closely monitors the monitor for any suspicious movement. “At least there will be video evidence if I am the one killed next. My daughter Sara had no such […]

How Apollo and Multi Super Speciality Hospital in Chennai illustrate strengths and weaknesses of TN’s politics

10 Dec

One hospital was for weeks the focus of all public life in Tamil Nadu. Set slightly back from the Chennai road where it is located it is not immediately imposing, but the crowds outside, the ranks of the media and the police presence left no doubt about its vital role. Apollo Hospital was started in […]