Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe resigns

November 21, 2017

Media captionMPs cheered and celebrated as the resignation was announced Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transition of power. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had […]

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Deadly car bombing strikes Iraq’s Tuz Khurmatu

November 21, 2017

A suicide car bombing has killed at least 20 people in Tuz Khurmatu, a town in Salaheddin province in northern Iraq, according to local security and medical sources. Dozens more were wounded in Tuesday’s attack near a marketplace in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk and home to a mixed Arab, Kurdish and Turkmen population. Located […]

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Trump’s pick for Census position wrote a book saying “competitive elections are bad for America”

November 21, 2017

“If true, it signals an effort by the administration to politicize the Census,” Terri Ann Lowenthal, former co-director of the Census Project, an organization that tracks the census, told Politico. “It’s very troubling.” Source

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Zimbabwe ex-Vice-President Mnangagwa urges Mugabe to quit now

November 21, 2017

Image copyright EPA / The Herald Image caption President Mugabe is under pressure from the public and his own Zanu-PF party Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to last week’s army takeover, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately. Emmerson Mnangagwa said he fled abroad two weeks ago when he learned of a plot […]

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Brexit: UK ‘ready to pay more to the EU’

November 21, 2017

Image copyright EPA Brexit supporters in the cabinet have agreed the UK should offer to pay more money to the EU as it leaves. But no formal offer will be made until the EU agrees to begin talking about a new trade deal with the UK. No new figure has been given – but it […]

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In Latest Ethics Offense, NRCC Offers Supporter a Stay in Trump’s Hotel In Exchange for Donation

November 21, 2017

Trump critics including the government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) denounced a fundraising email sent out by Congressional Republicans in Congress on Monday that appeared to add to President Donald Trump’s list of conflicts of interest since he entered office in January. Donald Trump should not be personally profiting off […]

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Budget 2017: Railcard extended for people aged up to 30

November 20, 2017

Image copyright PA Railcards offering discounted train travel are to be extended to people up to 30 years old. Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to announce the extension in Wednesday’s Budget after a successful trial that convinced the Treasury the move would be revenue neutral. Currently, the young persons’ railcard is for the 16-25 age […]

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Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe faces impeachment by parliament

November 20, 2017

Image copyright EPA / The Herald Image caption President Mugabe is under pressure from the public and his own Zanu-PF party The party of Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe is to begin moves to impeach him. A Zanu-PF official said a motion to strip him of the presidency would be presented to parliament on Tuesday, […]

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