Thousands of women march in protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Thousands of women march in protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Tens of thousands of women marched through cities in Venezuela to protest President Nicolás Maduro.The protesters called for peace after weeks of violent protests in the country. At least 37 people have died in anti-Maduro protests since early April.Protesters call for the presidential election to be moved forward from 2018 opposition activists to be freed and humanitarian aid from abroad.Maduro plans to set up a constituent assembly with extended powers to control the crisis-hit country. May 7, 2017
France goes to polls with EUs fate hanging in the balance

France goes to polls with EUs fate hanging in the balance

Polls have opened for the second round of the French presidential election. Centrist Emmanuel Macron stands against anti-immigrant far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Preliminary results will be announced at 7pm GMT.Tight security is meant to protect the 67,000-odd polling stations from possible terrorist attacks.A day before the election hackers leaked a number of documents from Macrons campaign staff. Election officials warned media to not publish the leaked data to avoid influencing the election. May 7, 2017
North Korea to launch Korean-style attacks on US and Seoul spy agencies over Kim Jong-un murder plot

North Korea to launch Korean-style attacks on US and Seoul spy agencies over Kim Jong-un murder plot

North Korea has accused the US and South Korea of planning to assassinate its leader. The regime claims a biochemical attack on Kim Jong-un was planned for a military parade on 15 April.No proof for the claims was given but North Korea said it will take anti-terrorism striking actions as a reaction. North Korean agents recently used a nerve agent to murder Kim Jong-uns estranged brother Kim Jong-nam. May 6, 2017
Vince Cable says Ukip and Conservatives are  effectively the same

Vince Cable says Ukip and Conservatives are effectively the same

Vince Cable stated the Liberal Democrats enjoyed a positive outcome in the local elections after being quite badly damaged in the coalition years. Mr Cable described the Conservatives and Ukip as effectively the same and insisted that if voters want an alternative we are it. May 5, 2017
Diane Abbott mixes her numbers up again when asked about Labours local election losses

Diane Abbott mixes her numbers up again when asked about Labours local election losses

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott got her figures mixed up again when she was asked if she knew what Labours net losses were in the local elections on May 5. Abbott said at the time of this interview I think the net losses were about 50. She then went on to claim she had meant to say around 100 when she was told by the reporter that the actual figure was 125. May 5, 2017