UN urges world to continue fight against climate change Play

UN urges world to continue fight against climate change

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned that those not contributing to the Paris climate agreement would be left behind. He spoke on 30 May, before US President Donald Trump announced the United States would be leaving the climate treaty. The edited version of the video called Get on board or get left behind shows images of environmental dangers and was uploaded after Trumps announcement. Jun 3, 2017
London Bridge Terror Attack: What You Need To Know Play

London Bridge Terror Attack: What You Need To Know

Seven people have been killed in a terror attack in London. 48 more were injured and taken to five hospitals, some are still in critical condition. Three terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge. They also stabbed several people at nearby Borough market. Wearing fake explosive vests, the attackers were shot shortly after. Their identities are not yet known. All political parties except UKIP have suspended their campaigns for the upcoming election on 8 June. Jun 4, 2017
Fishermen discuss Brexit, political fatigue and future of their industry Play

Fishermen discuss Brexit, political fatigue and future of their industry

In 2016 fishing quotas briefly became a political hot topic in the UK. The restrictions on the British fishing industry were widely used as an example during the referendum of how the EU negatively affected UK business. However, since the UK voted to leave the EU fishing has been seemingly forgotten about by politicians. With the 2017 general election fast approaching, we visited the seaside town of Hastings and spoke with fishermen there about political fatigue, Brexit, and the future of their industry. Jun 4, 2017
Theresa May drilled on TV debate absence during election campaign stop Play

Theresa May drilled on TV debate absence during election campaign stop

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced multiple questions from journalists on 31 May about her planned absence from a TV general election debate after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn agreed to take part. Corbyn had previously ruled out taking part in the 7-way leaders debate, and the decision may reflect an improvement in voter perception. Jun 1, 2017
Five times Jeremy Corbyn lost his cool Play

Five times Jeremy Corbyn lost his cool

Leader of the U.K. Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has had some feisty interviews in the past. So before the General Election on 8 June, here are five times his temper got the best of him.  Jun 2, 2017
Donald Trump announces withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord: Were getting out Play

Donald Trump announces withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord: Were getting out

Donald Trump has confirmed that he will withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement, in effect ensuring the worlds second largest emitter of greenhouse gases will quit the international effort to address dangerous global warming. The US will remove itself from the deal, joining Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not party to the Paris agreement. There will be no penalty for leaving, with the Paris deal based upon the premise of voluntary emissions reductions by participating countries. Jun 2, 2017
#ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire on Zimbabwes future Play

#ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire on Zimbabwes future

Zimbabwean pastor and activist, Evan Mawarire created the #ThisFlag movement in April 2016 with a simple video that spread across social media and created a movement that inspired thousands of Zimbabweans. At the 2017 Oslo Freedom Forum, he told his story and shared his views with Newsweek on the future of his home nation, Zimbabwe.  Jun 1, 2017
Donald Trump pulls US out of Paris climate agreement Play

Donald Trump pulls US out of Paris climate agreement

Axios news outlet, which first reported that Donald Trump would withdraw the US out of the Paris climate agreement, said details of the pullout are being worked out by a team including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. The choice is between a formal withdrawal that could take three years or leaving the U.N. treaty that the accord is based on, which would be quicker but more extreme. May 31, 2017
Donald Trump finally meets his hand shake match In Emmanuel Macron Play

How Covfefe sent the internet into meltdown

Nothing brings the various tribes of the internet together like creating a meme. Around midnight on May 31, the account of US President Donald Trump tweeted Despite the constant negative press covfefe and the Twittersphere lit up. In less than 10 minutes a newly created @covfefe Twitter account responded to him, it received 6200 retweets, the domain name covfefe.com was purchased and it spawned its own hashtags with tens of thousands of mentions. Jun 1, 2017
Donald Trumps spin doctor Mike Dubke resigns from White House post Play

Donald Trumps spin doctor Mike Dubke resigns from White House post

White House communications director Mike Dubke will leave his position but no date has been set for his departure, it was reported Tuesday. The veteran Republican strategist reportedly handed in his resignation over a week ago on 18 May, just before President Donald Trumps first official trip abroad. However, he offered to stay on through it, which Trump accepted, Axios reported. May 31, 2017
US missile defence system intercepts and destroys mock ICBM amid North Korea threats Play

US missile defence system intercepts and destroys mock ICBM amid North Korea threats

Pentagon on Tuesday (30 May) said it successfully staged its first-ever missile defence test, intercepting and destroying an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The $244m test comes amid the increasing threats from North Korea. A ground-based interceptor, launched from a California airbase, shot down a mock ICBM warhead over the Pacific Ocean, said the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The mock threat was launched from the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site in the Marshall Islands. The Ground-based Midcourse Defense program (GMD) has so far cost about $40bn in the past 15 years and often been criticised for its expensive nature. Interestingly, of the nine intercept attempts, only four have been successful in the past since the GMD was declared combat-ready in 2004. May 31, 2017
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn both grilled over future EU Brexit deal Play

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn both grilled over future EU Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday (May 29) she was ready to walk away from Brexit negotiations without a deal with the European Union if the agreement wasnt good enough. By contrast, the leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said he would ensure there was a Brexit deal with the European Union were he to win power. May 30, 2017