Betsy DeVos: Democrats make case against Trumps pick for education secretary

Betsy DeVos: Democrats make case against Trumps pick for education secretary

Democrats take to the floor of the US Senate to make the case against President Donald Trumps pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. DeVos surpassed a crucial hurdle on 3 February in a party-line 52 to 48 vote. A final vote is expected at 12pm EST/5pm GMT on Tuesday (7 February). Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us, Washington Senator Patty Murray said on the Senate floor. Feb 7, 2017
Pro-Israel and pro-Palestine protesters demonstrate outside Downing Street

Pro-Israel and pro-Palestine protesters demonstrate outside Downing Street

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside of 10 Downing Street on Monday 6 February, as UK prime minister Theresa May welcomed Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Two separate demonstrations took place side-by-side in Westminster, one against Netanyahus visit, and one for it. IBTimes UK spoke to protesters at each rally about why they have attended the demonstrations and what they make of the state visit. Feb 6, 2017