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
Campaigner are marching through London to protest the UK’s Brexit decision. The United for Europe march coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.Protesters march from Park Lane to the Palace of Westminster, location of the recent terror attack. Some protesters were carrying yellow flowers to commemorate the attack’s victims.Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, Nick Clegg, David Lammy and Jonathan Bartley are attending the march. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to trigger Article 50 on 29 March to begin the exit process.
Mar 25, 2017
EU leaders of 27 countries have gathered in Rome to celebrate the EU’s 60th birthday. The anniversary ceremony excludes the UK, because of its vote in support of Brexit. Security measures have been increased following the terror attack in London. The Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957, establishing the European Economic Community. It was signed by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany.
Mar 25, 2017
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal put on trial by Delhi court in criminal defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley
The House of Representatives cancelled the vote on the bill to repeal Obamacare after failing to gather support within the GOP for it to pass. US President Donald Trump blamed the Democrats for the bills failure - despite the fact that his own party controls both the House and the Senate.
Mar 25, 2017
Following the terror attack on Westminster which left five dead, including one policeman, ex counter-terrorism detective David Videcette told IBTimes UK that there has been uneasy relationship between police and MPs over the arming of officers outside Parliament.
Mar 24, 2017
Shouldn't Shiv Sena MP, Ravindra Gaikwad be behind bars for assault? Meanwhile IndiGo cancels his ticket!
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