General election 2019 live: Exit poll predicts huge Tory majority

James Rothwell reports in from Belfast writes: The DUP’s grip on the Brexit process appears to be over in the wake of tonight’s exit poll, which suggests the Tories are on course for a huge majority. For the past three years the DUP, which is implacably opposed to Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, has wielded significant […]

White Island volcano: New Zealand troops land to recover bodies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Relatives waited for the return of the rescue mission New Zealand troops have landed on the White Island volcano to recover the bodies of people who were killed when it erupted on Monday. The “high-speed” operation was launched despite the risk of another eruption. Relatives waited anxiously for the mission’s […]

Andrew Scheer steps down as Conservative leader

Andrew Scheer is stepping down as Conservative leader. He announced the decision Thursday morning at a caucus meeting and said he plans to ask the party to immediately begin planning a leadership race to succeed him. Scheer announced his decision publicly in the House of Commons and pleaded with his party to stay united in […]

Europe will likely miss 2030 climate goals – VoxEurop (English)

While the Commission is unveiling its Green Deal on 11 December, the European Environmental Agency’s latest report says that Europe as a while will not achieve its 2030 climate and energy targets if no urgent action is taken in the 10 coming years. The European Environmental Agency (EEA) new report published on 4 December predicts […]

Met Eireann issues weather warning as ‘wintry falls’ forecast this weekend

Warming and relaxing near fireplace. Stock photo Met Eireann issues weather warning as ‘wintry falls’ forecast this weekend Met Eireann has issued a weather warning as ‘wintry falls’ and temperatures as low as -2C are forecast for this weekend. Email Met Eireann has issued a weather warning as ‘wintry falls’ and temperatures […]

Citizenship Bill: India military deployed to Assam and Tripura and internet shut down as protests rage

The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which was passed by the country’s parliament on Wednesday, has been described by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government as a means of protecting vulnerable groups from persecution. Critics, however, say the bill marginalizes Muslims and undermines the country’s secular constitution. Others say it risks bringing an unwanted influx […]

L.A. County and Planned Parenthood to open 50 high school sexual health and well-being centers

A high school senior decided recently that she wants to become sexually active with her boyfriend. But she is not yet comfortable talking to her mom about birth control and would be unable to get to a doctor’s appointment on her own. Instead, she walked over to the new well-being center at school during a […]

Lara Trump Hails Donald Trump’s Fight For Animals And It Doesn’t Go So Well

Lara Trump faced swift backlash on Wednesday after she praised President Donald Trump on Twitter for “fighting for all Americans, and animals too!” People also highlighted the recent revelation that Trump Jr. killed a rare sheep during a summer hunting trip in Mongolia and was then retroactively granted permission to do so by the country’s president. […]

Commission reinforces tools to ensure Europe’s interests in #InternationalTrade

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) said: “A stronger Europe in the world implies efficient EU leadership on global trade and appropriate powers to ensure that international trade rules are respected. For that reason, I start my mandate by taking swift action to strengthen our trade toolbox. Today’s proposals will let us defend […]