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UK government's Brexit plans in hands of Supreme Court

Police were forced to intervene as two men got into a scrap on the first day of the court hearing on whether the Government needs a vote from MPs before starting Brexit . Meanwhile the pro-EU Liberal Democrat party says it would vote against Article 50 unless there is a new referendum on the final Brexit deal, a concession May is highly unlikely to make.


Ex-minister launches Socialist bid for French presidency

Ex-minister launches Socialist bid for French presidency

Hollande's time in office has been marred by some of the worst terrorist attacks on French soil in modern history, as well as unsuccessful attempts to significantly reduce the unemployment rate. Those differences will play out in next month΄s Socialist primaries that may well pit more centrist Prime Minister Valls against Hollande΄s onetime Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg, who accused Hollande earlier this year of "betraying the ideals of the left".


Japanese leader Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama

Japanese leader Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama

Abe, in a brief statement to reporters, said he would visit Hawaii on December 26 and 27 to pray for the war dead at the naval base at Pearl Harbor and to hold a final summit meeting with Obama before the latter's presidency ends. Obama will also accompany Abe to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor to honor those killed, the White House said. Three and a half years later, the war came to an end after the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and on the city of Nagasaki ...


Green Party sues for Pennsylvania vote recount

Green Party sues for Pennsylvania vote recount

A U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith has issued an order for MI election officials to begin counting ballots starting today. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested a recount, but Republican President-elect Donald Trump sued elections officials to stop it.


Putin Confident Trump Will Make Responsible Decisions

Putin Confident Trump Will Make Responsible Decisions

Last month, in their first phone call after the U.S. election, Trump and Putin spoke about cooperation and "the principles of equality, mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs of each other", according to a Kremlin account of the call.



European Union should not freeze accession talks with Turkey, Germany says

But concerns about the Turkish government's increasingly authoritarian stance, as it clamps down on dissenters following July's failed coup, has sparked calls for Turkey's accession talks to be suspended. Turkey in turn accused Brussels of failing to show solidarity. The European parliament has urged governments to freeze EU membership talks with Turkey in a powerful symbolic vote that will heighten tensions.