Violent clashes erupt in Romanias largest anti-corruption protest Play

Violent clashes erupt in Romanias largest anti-corruption protest

More than 250,000 Romanians demonstrated on 1 February against a decree passed late on 31 January that could free dozens of officials jailed for corruption. Nearly 150,00 people rallied outside the cabinet building in Bucharest. The decree was unveiled by the new Social Democrat government of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu, and if enforced the decree would, among other things, decriminalise abuse-of-power offences in which the sums involved are less than 200,000 lei ($48,000). Feb 2, 2017
Left wing groups ‘care more about hating Israel’ than they do about fighting anti-Semitism Play

Left wing groups ‘care more about hating Israel’ than they do about fighting anti-Semitism

The Community Security Trust (CST) has claimed that a lack of support from left wing anti-racism groups has led to an increase of anti-Semitic incidents in the UK. The charity, which “protects British Jews from anti-Semitism and related threats”, claim that 2016 was the worst year it has recorded for anti-Jewish incidents. CST director of communications Mark Gardner told IBTimes UK that the ongoing anti-Semitism controversy within the Labour Party has also helped increase these incidents. Feb 2, 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