Filipino activists protest against Dutertes drug war killings

Filipino activists protest against Dutertes drug war killings

Activists have protested against the Philippines anti-drug operations on International Human Rights Day.The rally took place outside Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential palace.Since Duterte took office on 1 July he has imposed a bloody crackdown on drug dealers and users.Several thousand suspects are said to have been killed by police and assassins.The activists believe drug use could be fought more effectively by eradicating poverty. Dec 10, 2016
What is next for oil prices after Opec?

What is next for oil prices after Opec?

Opecs surprise decision to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day has boosted the crude oil price. Financial columnist Edmund Shing asks whats next for the oil industry and whether now is a good time to invest in companies dealing with crude. Dec 7, 2016
Comedians stand up set cut short by gunmen

Comedians stand up set cut short by gunmen

At least six people were wounded when a gunman opened fire at a sports bar in New Jersey, USA, on 2 December. Comedian Toni Bryd was about five minutes into her stand up routine when bullets rang out into a room with about 30-40 people in it. Bryd wasnt injured and posted to social media that I was able to get on the floor and make it in the back room. Dec 7, 2016
What is next for oil prices after Opec?

What is next for oil prices after Opec?

Opecs surprise decision to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day has boosted the crude oil price. Financial columnist Edmund Shing asks whats next for the oil industry and whether now is a good time to invest in companies dealing with crude. Dec 7, 2016
Southern rail boss apologises for Christmas travel chaos amid RMT and Aslef strikes

Southern rail boss apologises for Christmas travel chaos amid RMT and Aslef strikes

One of the bosses of GTR, who run under-fire rail company Southern, has apologised for the travel chaos commuters will face throughout December. The RMT and Aslef unions have called for a number of strikes across the month over a long-running dispute about the changing role of conductors on trains. Alex Foulds, the deputy chief operating officer for GTR, also called the Southern service very poor and said it was not good enough. Dec 6, 2016
Donald Trump, Berlin attacks, Russian envoy, Turkey

Donald Trump attacks China in Twitter tirade

US President-elect Donald trump has criticised China over its monetary policy and operations in the South China Sea. Posted on social media platform Twitter, the attacks came after he angered China by speaking to the President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen. Taiwan sees itself as an independent state but Beijing considers it as a breakaway province. The US cut off diplomatic relations to Taiwan in 1979, recognising Beijing’s claim. Dec 5, 2016
What is Pizzagate? The fake news scandal explained

What is Pizzagate? The fake news scandal explained

A man claiming to be self investigating the scandal was arrested on 4 December for opening fire at the pizza restaurant in Washington DC, where it was falsely alleged the Clintons run a paedophile ring. But where have these fake accusations originated from? Dec 5, 2016