Christmas foodbank fears raised over welfare

18 Oct

Their debate on pausing the controversial welfare scheme was filled with emotional pleas and claims about the impact its further roll-out will have. Despite Tory MPs being expected to abstain on the eventual vote, impassioned opposition backbenchers fought to reveal their constituents’ struggles. Labour’s Frank Field, who chairs the work and pensions select committee, tackled […]

Christmas foodbank fears raised over welfare

18 Oct

Their debate on pausing the controversial welfare scheme was filled with emotional pleas and claims about the impact its further roll-out will have. Despite Tory MPs being expected to abstain on the eventual vote, impassioned opposition backbenchers fought to reveal their constituents’ struggles. Labour’s Frank Field, who chairs the work and pensions select committee, tackled […]

Rudd brands no-deal Brexit ‘unthinkable’

18 Oct

Home Secretary Amber Rudd described the scenario as “unthinkable” – less than an hour after Brexit Secretary David Davis defended keeping the option open to put pressure on Brussels. Ms Rudd told the Home Affairs Select Committee negotiations would not fail because “it is (as) much in their interest as in ours”. She vowed: “We […]

Rudd brands no-deal Brexit ‘unthinkable’

18 Oct

Home Secretary Amber Rudd described the scenario as “unthinkable” – less than an hour after Brexit Secretary David Davis defended keeping the option open to put pressure on Brussels. Ms Rudd told the Home Affairs Select Committee negotiations would not fail because “it is (as) much in their interest as in ours”. She vowed: “We […]

The Note: Spotlight turns to Sessions on Russia probe and Trump’s executive privilege

18 Oct

The TAKE with Rick Klein Jeff Sessions is set to be the most interesting man in the Trump cabinet again – and he won’t have to travel far to win that distinction. The attorney general’s appearance in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today marks his first public testimony on Capitol Hill since June, when […]

The Note: Spotlight turns to Sessions on Russia probe and Trump’s executive privilege

18 Oct

The TAKE with Rick Klein Jeff Sessions is set to be the most interesting man in the Trump cabinet again – and he won’t have to travel far to win that distinction. The attorney general’s appearance in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today marks his first public testimony on Capitol Hill since June, when […]

Singaporean missing on Hokkaido mountain found alive: Report

18 Oct

ASAHIKAWA, Japan: A Singaporean woman along with three companions who had gone missing while hiking the highest peak in Hokkaido were found alive on Wednesday (Oct 18) afternoon, Kyodo News reported quoting police officials. The four hikers – including a Japanese couple and a Malaysian man – had lost their way while descending the 2,291-metre […]

Singaporean missing on Hokkaido mountain found alive: Report

18 Oct

ASAHIKAWA, Japan: A Singaporean woman along with three companions who had gone missing while hiking the highest peak in Hokkaido were found alive on Wednesday (Oct 18) afternoon, Kyodo News reported quoting police officials. The four hikers – including a Japanese couple and a Malaysian man – had lost their way while descending the 2,291-metre […]

Ostrich runs loose on South Korean highway: Report

18 Oct

DANGJIN, South Korea: An ostrich was rescued after it was seen dashing on a highway in South Korea on Tuesday (Oct 17), according to a report by the Korean Herald.  Quoting the fire and disaster management agency in South Chungcheong Province, the Herald reported that the ostrich was running on the Seohae Grand Bridge which […]

Ostrich runs loose on South Korean highway: Report

18 Oct

DANGJIN, South Korea: An ostrich was rescued after it was seen dashing on a highway in South Korea on Tuesday (Oct 17), according to a report by the Korean Herald.  Quoting the fire and disaster management agency in South Chungcheong Province, the Herald reported that the ostrich was running on the Seohae Grand Bridge which […]