Images of students’ arrests ‘shocking’, France in ‘exceptional violence’ – education minister

French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer admitted that the images of students on their knees, while being arrested by baton-wielding officers are “shocking.” The controversial video from Mantes-la-Jolie released late Thursday has been a hot topic of discussion on social media. Depicting rows of education reform protesters on their knees, hands on heads, with helmeted police […]

Brexit minister doesn’t know what will happen if PM May loses key vote

Britain’s Brexit minister said it was unclear what would happen if the deal Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed with EU leaders is rejected in a key vote in parliament on December 11. “The honest answer is it’s unclear,” Stephen Barclay told a committee in Parliament on Monday. “What I can be clear on is […]

Spain could to stand in the way of Prime Minister Theresa May and a Brexit deal in Brussels

Reuters Spain was standing between Theresa May and a Brexit deal as it threatened to derail an EU summit on Sunday if it does not get new assurances on having a say in the future of Gibraltar. Brussels diplomats and representatives of other governments across Europe said they did not believe Madrid would upset the […]

Netanyahu takes over as defense minister, claims times too difficult for early election

Assuming the position of Defense Minister after several high-profile resignations, Israeli Pime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has, for the sake of national security, warned remaining ministers against pushing for an early election. While Netanyahu is known for cleverly playing the security card in the past, there’s no guarantee that it will be enough to hold his […]

Shinzo Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to visit Darwin, Australia since the city was bombed during World War II

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has touched down in Darwin, the Australian city repeatedly attacked by Japan during World War II. Abe’s visit, the first by a Japanese PM since the war, is part of an intense round of shuttle diplomacy across the Pacific this week. Abe has already met with […]

Theresa May becomes the great unifying prime minister of the modern era

Theresa May is fast becoming the great unifying prime minister of our era; her handling of Brexit has managed to unite almost the entire British political establishment against her. It’s an impressive achievement. As all sides of Parliament turned against May in the debate on the withdrawal deal she has brought back from Brussels, Tory […]

'GET RID of her!' Farage RAGES against Theresa May's deal – 'WORST Prime Minister ever'

Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, the former Ukip leader said he believed the draft Brexit plan Theresa May will reveal on Wednesday is “the worst deal in history”. The mastermind behind the Leave campaign claimed the Prime Minister had to be replaced with someone else prepared to go back to Brussels and threaten to […]

Ecuador won't help Assange leave UK embassy safely – foreign minister

Ecuador will not help Julian Assange leave the UK, the country’s foreign minister said, claiming its only duty was to look after the WikiLeaks founder’s “well-being” after Assange sued them for restricting his rights and freedoms. Read more Ecuadorian FM Jose Valencia told Reuters that Ecuador was not responsible for helping Assange leave the London […]