BBC News: Naga Munchetty demands Energy Minister answers – 'We want numbers, NOT targets'

Today’s BBC Breakfast was hosted by Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty and one topic being discussed was the demonstrations taking place across 60 British towns and cities over, what the young generation see as the government’s inaction over global warning.  Joining them in the studio was 13-year-old George, an environmental campaigner to discuss the movement, […]

‘British citizen? She has rights’ Security minister on ISIS bride Shamima Begum's return

Good Morning Britain was hosted by Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway today and joining them on a live video link was the Security Minister Ben Wallace MP to discuss the matter of British ISIS schoolgirl Shamima Begum, who has said she wants to return to the UK.  Begum was one of three schoolgirls who left […]

When Bangladesh's Prime Minister Faces Crisis, She Turns to This 79-Year-Old

OZY introduced you to Hossain Toufique Imam earlier this month. He is a political adviser to the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who has just won a landslide reelection. Short, bald and soft-spoken, Hossain Toufique Imam wouldn’t dare take credit for any of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s accomplishments. But as the nation of 165 […]

‘Peace and joy in 2019’: Iran’s foreign minister tweets Christmas congratulations

Iran’s foreign minister tweeted an English language Christmas message, wishing ‘peace and joy’ in 2019. Christians are free to practice in the Islamic republic, but promoting conversions from Islam are illegal. Zarif, who often sends political messages via twitter, and even argues with the US President (link), used a line from the Koran to congratulate […]

France to stay in Syria after Trump orders US troops home – minister

France will maintain its participation in the coalition fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) forces in Syria, a government minister said on Thursday. European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau made the statement on CNews television after President Donald Trump surprised Washington’s allies by ordering US troops home. “For now of course we remain in Syria,” […]

France is the 'sick man of Europe' while Poland is its 'bright spot', says Polish foreign minister

France is the new “sick man of Europe,” the foreign minister of Poland has said, citing Yellow Vest unrest and the recent jihadist attack in Strasbourg. Poland, on the other hand, is a “bright spot” of the continent, he said. France’s problems are hurting the whole region, Jacek Czaputowicz told TV channel Polsat News on […]

Ukraine is ‘constant problem to European Security’ – Greek alternate foreign minister

Kiev’s belligerent policies pose a “constant” security threat to Europe, Greece’s alternate foreign minister said, adding that the last thing Europe needs is another “hotspot of tension.” “It is true that Ukraine is a constant problem for the European Security System,” George Katrougalos told the Greek Kokkino radio broadcaster when asked to comment on the […]

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 […]