Hundreds protest outside alt-right DeploraBall event in Washington DC Play

Hundreds protest outside alt-right DeploraBall event in Washington DC

Hundreds of activists, protesters and anti-fascist campaigners have demonstrated outside of the alt-right DeploraBall event in Washington DC. The pro-Donald Trump event at the National Press Club took place just one day before the controversial Republican is due to be sworn in as US president. Protesters could be heard chanting no Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA outside the event, as well as heckling attendees of the ball. Jan 20, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn: We will not block Article 50 Play

Jeremy Corbyn: We will not block Article 50

On 19 Janaury, Leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn suggested he will order his MPs not to block Article 50, the mechanism to split the UK for the EU. The statement comes after reports that some Shadow Cabinet ministers were considering voting against invoking Article 50. Corbyn was pressed on whether he would enforce a three-line-whip, which typically instructs MPs to attend the House of Commons and vote on a specific bill, but didnt confirm that the Article 50 vote would be. Jan 19, 2017
Theresa May warns big business to play by rules as she promotes Britain at Davos 2017 Play

Theresa May warns big business to play by rules as she promotes Britain at Davos 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said that business must play by the same rules as ordinary, working people whilst speaking at the World Economic Forum on 19 January. Addressing the elite attendees in Davos, Switzerland, May also set out to promote the UK open to business, despite the EU referendum vote and future negotiations. The speech comes just two months before May plans to invoke Article 50, the mechanism to break from the EU, and begin negotiation talks. Jan 19, 2017
Ex-French PM Manuel Valls slapped by teenager on campaign trail Play

Ex-French PM Manuel Valls slapped by teenager on campaign trail

French Presidential hopeful Manuel Valls was slapped by a teenager on 17 January, whilst meeting people in the town of Lamballe. A young man lightly hit Valls, before his security team wrestled him to the ground and he was subsequently arrested. Polls show that the primary will be a tight race between Valls and leftist former ministers Benoit Hamon and Arnaud Montebourg. Jan 19, 2017
Outgoing President Barack Obama says Chelsea Manning served a tough prison sentence Play

Outgoing President Barack Obama says Chelsea Manning served a tough prison sentence

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday 18 January that former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of US government secrets.Obama told his final news conference as president that he felt it made sense to commute Mannings sentence because she went to trial and took responsibility for her crime. Manning gave classified information to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks in 2010. She received a very disproportionate sentence relative to what other leakers had received, Obama said, adding that he felt very comfortable that justice has been served. Jan 19, 2017