Transport secretary Chris Grayling calls rail strikes ‘not right, and not fair’

Transport secretary Chris Grayling calls rail strikes ‘not right, and not fair’

The latest strike by Southern train drivers is under way, the first of six day-long stoppages planned in January. Southern said it ran a handful of early trains from Brighton to London. The firm advised people not to attempt to travel unless it was essential. There are virtually no services now running. On a normal weekday Southern has 2,242 trains timetabled. Jan 10, 2017
Protests continue in Mexico as thousands rally against fuel price hike

Protests continue in Mexico as thousands rally against fuel price hike

Thousands marched in Mexico City against gasoline price hikes despite Mexicos President Enrique Pena Nietos promises to contain the effects. In response, Pena Nieto has announced that his government, businesses and union leaders are pledging to keep the price of staple goods stable. The rise in gasoline prices is part of a liberalisation programme aimed at gradually bringing prices up to market level. Jan 10, 2017
Boris Johnson jets to US to improve UK ties to Trump administration

Boris Johnson jets to US to improve UK ties to Trump administration

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has declared that Britain will be ‘first in line’ for a trade deal with the US. Johnson jetted to New York on 8 January to meet with Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner, who will serve as a senior White House adviser, and chief strategist Steve Bannon. He also flew to Washington to meet with senior Congressional leaders. Barack Obama had warned that Britain would be ‘at the back of the queue’ before the EU referendum vote. Jan 10, 2017