Paul Nuttall: Ukip must become the guard dog of Brexit

Paul Nuttall: Ukip must become the guard dog of Brexit

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has said Ukip must become the guard dog and watch Theresa May closely during the two-year-long Brexit negotiations with the EU. Speaking on 27 March, two days before the prime minister plans to invoke Article 50, Nuttall insisted that he and the party wish Theresa May all the best in the negotiation process. Mar 27, 2017
Carrie Lam becomes first woman to win Hong Kongs Chief Executive election

Carrie Lam becomes first woman to win Hong Kongs Chief Executive election

Carrie Lam won Hong Kong’s Chief Executive election on 26 March, and will become the first female to assume the role when she takes the oath of office on 1 July. The former Chief Secretary was awarded 777 votes by a 1,149-person committee, beating rivals John Tsang and Woo Kwok-hing. Pro-democracy political group Demosisto announced that they would stage a “large civil disobedience protest” on the day of Lam’s ascension to office. Mar 27, 2017
Marine Le Pen: The European Union will die

Marine Le Pen: The European Union will die

The European Union will “die”, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a rally on 26 March, promising to shield France from globalization as she sought to fire up her supporters in the final four weeks before voting gets underway.Buoyed by the unexpected election of Donald Trump in the United States and by Britains vote to leave the EU, the leader of the eurosceptic and anti-immigrant National Front (FN) party, told the rally in Lille that the French election would be the next step in what she called a global rebellion of the people. Mar 27, 2017
Dozens arrested at anti-corruption protests in Russia

Dozens arrested at anti-corruption protests in Russia

Dozens have been arrested at anti-corruption protests across Russia. Protesters in Moscow, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok amongst others demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested during a protest in central Moscow. The Kremlin called the protests illegal and riot police attempted to disperse protesters. Mar 26, 2017
Carrie Lam is Hong Kongs first female chief executive

Carrie Lam is Hong Kongs first female chief executive

China-backed Carrie Lam has become Hong Kong’s first female chief executive. The 59-year-old was elected by the Election Committee with 777 out of 1,194 votes. The committee consists largely of Beijing loyalists and Lam is considered fiercely pro-Beijing.Protesters outside the polling site called the election a sham since almost none of Hong Kongs 7.3 million voters had a right to vote.Lam’s win is likely an attempt to smooth relations between the Mainland and the city. Mar 26, 2017