Month: February 2019

Morning mail: UK Labour splits, Al-Araibi mistakes, Facebook 'digital gangsters'

From The Guardian World:   Guardian Australia’s morning mail Morning mail: UK Labour splits, Al-Araibi mistakes, Facebook ‘digital gangsters’ MP Luciana Berger arrives at a press conference in Westminster where she announced she and six other Labour MPs would leave the party. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Tuesday: Seven MPs leave the

Trump seeks to rally US-based Venezuelans against Nicolás Maduro

From The Guardian World:   Venezuela President to speak at Florida International University in Miami White House previews appeal to Venezuela military A supporter of the Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, listens as he speaks in Caracas on Monday. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump will speak on Monday in

N.C. congressional contest marred by voter fraud scheme: official

From Reuters Top News:   RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – An investigation into a disputed 2018 congressional election in North Carolina has uncovered a “coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme” to influence the vote’s outcome, a state election board official said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Mark Harris, Republican candidate

U.S. tariffs on EU cars could mean EU buying less U.S. soya beans and gas: Juncker

From Reuters Top News:   FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers a keynote speech at the opening of the EU Industry Days 2019 in Brussels, Belgium, February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir BRUSSELS (Reuters) – United States tariffs on imports of European cars could mean that Europe would buy

Hillsborough trial: 'officer did not discuss consequences of opening gate'

From The Guardian World:   UK news David Duckenfield gave no orders before or shortly after issuing command, court told David Duckenfield has been charged with gross negligence manslaughter. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA The South Yorkshire police officer in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough gave no orders

Nigeria's electoral commission allows resumption of campaigning after vote delay: statement

From Reuters Top News:   ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s electoral commission approved on Monday the resumption of political campaigning, the body said in a statement, after the general elections were delayed by a week last Saturday. On Saturday, the commission’s chairman told parties to stop campaigning, despite the election being

Simon Coveney says frustration prevalent in Ireland as Brexit looms

From The Guardian World:   Ireland Simon Coveney reportedly clashed with Jeremy Hunt over UK’s alleged attempts to isolate Ireland Tánaiste Simon Coveney said he had a ‘good and honest’ discussion with Jeremy Hunt. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters Jeremy Hunt was confronted over alleged British attempts to isolate Ireland from its