What is the Bowling Green Massacre? Play

What is the Bowling Green Massacre?

Donald Trumps senior adviser Kellyanne Conway has come under fire after blaming two Iraqi citizens for a fictional massacre in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Conway was attempting to justify Trumps immigration ban on MSNBC when she made the claims, prompting criticism and ridicule on social media. Feb 3, 2017
Francois Fillon fights back accusers who claim he paid wife for jobs she didnt do Play

Francois Fillon fights back accusers who claim he paid wife for jobs she didnt do

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon attempted to fight back on 2 February as pressure mounted on him to quit the race. Some lawmakers from his own side have urged him to drop his scandal-tainted bid to save the conservatives from defeat.Fillon has denied wrongdoing after Le Canard Enchaine newspaper reported the former prime minister had paid his wife hundreds of thousands of euros for work she may not have done.But Fillon pressed on with his campaign, telling a rally of about 1,000 people to help him resist against orchestrated efforts by his political opponents to break him and the party.He once again defended his actions as nothing illegal and sought to grab back the political high ground by attacking the other presidential candidates. Feb 3, 2017
Donald Trump calls Obamas Australian immigration policy a 'dumb deal' in Twitter rampage Play

Donald Trump calls Obamas Australian immigration policy a ‘dumb deal’ in Twitter rampage

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday (2 February) he had spoken candidly with US President Donald Trump, but would not confirm a Washington Post report that Trump had berated him over a refugee swap deal and cut the telephone call short. The deal was agreed late last year between Australia, which has fought alongside US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the administration of former President Barack Obama. As part of the deal, Washington agreed to resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on tiny Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. In return, Australia would resettle refugees from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Feb 2, 2017
Brexit bill passes parliament with flying colours Play

Brexit bill passes parliament with flying colours

Lawmakers voted by 498 to 114 in favour of allowing the bill to progress to the next, more detailed legislative stage. Earlier they rejected an attempt to throw out the bill, proposed by pro-EU Scottish nationalists. Prime Minister Theresa Mays plan to take Britain out of the European Union easily cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday (1 February) night, paving the way for the government to launch divorce talks by the end of March. Mays government is seeking approval for a new law giving her the right to trigger Article 50 of the EUs Lisbon Treaty - the legal process for leaving the bloc - after the Supreme Court ruled she could not take that decision unilaterally. The bill could complete the legislative process by 7 March.May wants to begin exit negotiations with the EU by 31 March, starting two years of talks that will define Britains economic and political future and test the unity of the EUs 27 remaining members.Despite presiding over a Conservative Party divided over staying in the EU, May, who campaigned for a Remain vote, secured almost unanimous support from her lawmakers for the legislation. The opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn had also pledged his partys support for the bill at this stage, but 47 of his lawmakers defied his order and voted against the bill. Feb 2, 2017