Jeremy Corbyn urges MPs to ‘come on board’

24 Sep

He told Sky News he was “helping people” who had criticised him, including the overwhelming majority of his own MPs, to come back into the fold. But he argued his huge mandate “should be recognised” by his backbenchers as he continues to oppose their plan for a shadow cabinet elected solely by MPs. :: As it happened: […]

New African-American Museum Tells ‘Essential Part’ of American Story, President Obama Says

24 Sep

0 Shares President Obama said today that the nation’s new African-American history museum opening in Washington, D.C., tells “an essential part of our American story.” “This national museum helps to tell a richer and fuller story of who we are,” Obama said at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. […]

Trump Suffers Another Bout of Russian Amnesia

24 Sep

Donald Trump, a man who once boasted having “the world’s greatest memory,” has suddenly forgotten the role that was to be played by a controversial businessman he named to help guide his foreign policy. After Yahoo News reported Friday that senior U.S. intelligence officials were investigating whether the advisor, Carter Page, held secret meetings with […]

Philippines tells world not to interfere in Duterte drugs war

24 Sep

UNITED NATIONS: Philippines Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay told the United Nations on Saturday his country’s new president, Rodrigo Duterte, had an “unprecedented” mandate and the world should not interfere in his crackdown on crime. Addressing the annual U.N. General Assembly, Yasay said the Duterte government was “determined to free the Philippines from corrupt and other […]

China’s Li seeks new tack in ties with Cuba

24 Sep

HAVANA: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday (Sep 24) said it was time for a new direction in relations with Cuba, during a landmark visit to the Americas’ lone communist-ruled state. It marks the first visit by a Chinese premier since the two countries established diplomatic relations 56 years ago. After a welcome from first […]

Charlotte police release video showing killing of Keith Lamont Scott

24 Sep

sparked rioting across the city on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Scott, a 43-year-old father of six, died on Tuesday afternoon following an altercation with the police, who initial reports suggested were searching for a different man. His family claim that Scott, who had suffered a brain injury in a motorbike accident, was unarmed and was […]

Theresa May accused of leaving David Cameron to ‘fight alone’ during the EU Referendum according to former No.10 director 

24 Sep

 In the book “All Out War”, serialised in the Sunday Times, it is claimed that Mrs May failed to support Mr Cameron’s plans to limit the number of EU migrants allowed to come to Britain, saying that the Germans would not give the go-ahead to the plans. The book claims that Mrs May and Philip […]

UN’s Ban Ki-moon appalled by ‘chilling’ attacks on Syria’s Aleppo

24 Sep

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EU-US trade deal before Obama White House exit ‘unlikely’, says top official

24 Sep

EU-US free talks are floundering amid increased public opposition in some member states. Not a single chapter of negotations have been yet concluded, the European Commission says. The EU executive had originally hoped to seal a deal with Washington by the end of the year. With the US election on the horizon, officials admit that […]

Rahul Gandhi should retire, BJP will be hegemonic force for next 15-20 years: Ramachandra Guha

24 Sep

In his new collection of essays, Democrats and Dissenters (Allen Lane), Ramachandra Guha writes, among other things, about the vacuum in the Opposition, how the Congress‘s voice of dissent is becoming feeble. In an interview with Charmy Harikrishnan in Delhi, he talks about how the BJP will be the determining force in Indian politics and […]