World

India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12

Controversial order to remain in effect for six months from president's approval, or until parliament votes it into law.

World

Indian government introduces death penalty for child rapists

Special order from Narendra Modi's cabinet comes amid widespread outrage over levels of sexual violence

Politics

Delayed Brexit immigration plans 'due in months'

White Paper on post-Brexit migration plans still being prepared, amid reports of cabinet row.

Politics

Cabinet split over post-Brexit immigration as Amber Rudd accused of stalling blueprint amid Windrush scandal

AMBER Rudd has been accused of dragging her heels over post-Brexit immigration amid the Windrush scandal. A cabinet split is reportedly opening up after the Home Secretary kicked a new immigration bill into the long grass and refused to commit to reducing

United Kingdom

Who is Baroness Warsi, why did she resign from government, who’s her husband and what’s her foundation?

BARONESS Sayeeda Warsi was the first Muslim woman to serve in the cabinet, and now runs a prominent charity. But why did she resign, who is she married to, and what does her foundation do? Here’s our lowdown… Who is Baroness Warsi? Baroness Wa

Gadgets

SNK may be making a mini-console stuffed with arcade classics

If you've worked through the amazing selection of games provided by the NES and SNES Classic Editions, you may be in luck: SNK, the legendary arcade game creator behind the likes of Metal Slug and Samurai Shodown, is teasing what looks like its own tiny a

Politics

Pompeo, Trump's pick for secretary of state, faces tough battle for Senate confirmation

Before he can take over the State Department, Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s pick for secretary of state, will have to face a confirmation hearing in the Senate that is sure to be an uphill climb.

World

Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed names cabinet

Abiy Ahmed names a 16-member cabinet retaining six minister from the government of his predecessor.

World

Kyrgyzstan cabinet loses confidence vote

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's parliament voted to express no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov on Thursday amid an apparent power struggle between the president and a leader of the ruling party.

World

2 clear winners emerged after Trump's rift with his own administration over Russia blew wide open

Spencer Platt/Getty Images The White House's latest public flare-up involves a full-scale spat between President Donald Trump and one of his top cabinet officials on the most hot-button foreign policy issue facing this administration: Russia. After the p

Politics

Who is Nikki Haley? 5 things to know about the US ambassador to the United Nations

Nikki Haley has been the ambassador to the United Nations since January 27, 2017.

Politics

EPA defends Pruitt amid report he used 4 government email accounts

The Environmental Protection Agency defended its embattled boss, Scott Pruitt, after the Republican chairman of a Senate committee noted that Pruitt apparently used four government email accounts.

World

No known cases of deported 'Windrush' residents, Britain says

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain knows of no cases where British residents of the so-called 'Windrush generation' from the Caribbean have been deported due to their lack of documentation, Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said on Tuesday.

Politics

June 2017 Zinke charter flight 'could have been avoided,' watchdog says

A $12,000 charter flight by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was reviewed and approved by department ethics officials without complete information, because staffers who helped schedule the trip did not provide sufficient details, an internal watchdog said Mo

United States

Montana day care worker built 'drug den' inside cabinet to smoke meth on the job

A Montana day care worker who worked with infants is accused of smoking meth on the job inside a "drug den" built below a cabinet.

United Kingdom

Cabinet members all raking in tidy sums in rent from privately-let property tenants, figures reveal

'It feels morally reproachable that Cabinet members, intent on wrecking our prosperity through Brexit, should be feathering their nests so nicely'

Politics

Pompeo could be the first secretary of state nominee to receive an unfavorable committee vote since 1925

It's starting to look like Mike Pompeo might not get a favorable vote from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to support his nomination as secretary of state, after three Democrats (and at least one Republican) on the panel have signaled they'll vote

Politics

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘waiting for instructions from Donald Trump’ over Syria chemical attack

JEREMY Corbyn today accused Theresa May of “waiting for instructions” from President Donald Trump as the West stands on the brink of action against Syria. The Labour leader hit out after the Prime Minister held crunch talks with her Cabinet ov

World

US-Russia ‘hotline’ for Syrian air strikes could help avoid conflict escalating

Planned airstrikes on Syria are being co-ordinated with Russia, it has emerged, as Theresa May reassured her Cabinet that any military response to last week’s chemical attack will not escalate into war.

United Kingdom

Cabinet agrees on need to 'take action' in Syria to deter use of chemical weapons

Downing Street said an 'international response' would be coordinated with the United States and France

Politics

Mike Pompeo grilled by Cory Booker over gay marriage stance during secretary of state confirmation hearing

During his secretary of state confirmation hearing, CIA Director Mike Pompeo refused to say whether he thinks same-sex relationships are a “perversion” when pressed multiple times and said he stood by his earlier views against gay marriage.

Entertainment

BBC Blasted For Plan To Broadcast Enoch Powell's 'Rivers Of Blood' Speech In Full

The BBC has faced a backlash for its plans to broadcast Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech in full to mark the 50th anniversary of the politician’s controversial address on immigration.Former Labour Cabinet minister Lord Andre

Politics

Mike Pompeo picked as Trump's new secretary of state: What to know about him

CIA Director Mike Pompeo has been picked to be the Trump administration's new secretary of state.

World

RAF Tornado jets prepared at air base for possible air strikes on Syria ahead of crunch cabinet meeting

Engineers were seen checking over the fighter jets at RAF Marham as Theresa May and her cabinet draw up plans for possible British Military action in Syria

United Kingdom

David Davis 'assured' he will get answers over military action in Syria

'The situation in Syria is horrific, the use of chemical weapons is something the world has to prevent,' he says

Health

China to remove tariffs on imported cancer drugs from May 1: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will remove import tariffs on cancer drugs from May 1, state media reported on Thursday, citing a meeting of the State Council, or cabinet, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

World

Syria crisis: Live updates as British submarines 'move within range of launching missiles' and Russia sends forces into besieged city

The world is braced for war as Theresa May calls an urgent Cabinet meeting over the Syrian chemical attack - saying "all indications" point to Assad's regime

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