EU prepares sanctions against Venezuelan officials amid growing unrest

The European Union is preparing sanctions on several top Venezuelan officials amid mounting international fears over the political and economic crises that have plunged the country into violence and looting.


Entente cordiale?

BBC deputy political editor John Pienaar looks at the significance of the UK-France summit against the backdrop of Brexit.


Facebook attacked by critics over 'fake news' — but outside the US this time

The case "is a tragic reminder to Facebook of the central role it plays in shaping political discourse," an expert said.


5 major wins for women's rights across the world

Gender parity is closest in areas of health and education but there are major disparities in economics and political empowerment.        


Anti-government protests in Lahore unify opposition

Thousands of protesters held anti-government rally in Lahore in rare show of unity by Pakistan's political opposition.

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Thought 2017 was bad? 2018 could be much worse

Experts surveyed by the World Economic Forum expect political or economic confrontations between major global powers to worsen in 2018.


Czech Republic: PM Andrej Babis loses confidence vote

Prime Minister Andrej Babis and his cabinet will resign on Wednesday, leaving the Czech Republic in political limbo.


Minerals Council says it makes political donations to gain access to MPs

Mining body says contributions ‘provide additional opportunities for the MCA to meet with members of parliament’The Minerals Council of Australia has conceded it makes political donations and pays to attend fundraisers to gain access to membe


European stocks higher after record-highs on Wall Street; Renault, Rio Tinto due to report

European stocks are set to open higher on Monday morning as investors watch out for further earnings and digest political news.


Austria's Muslims fear being cast as threat to security

Government's new programme disproportionately focuses on Muslims and 'political Islam', but ignores far-right extremism.

Northern Ireland

Political cartoons draw Northern Ireland's history

The work of Northern Ireland's political cartoonists tells us about our past


Czech vote: Milos Zeman to face Jiri Drahos in run-off

While the role of president is largely ceremonial, it is regarded as a weathervane of the country's political direction.

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Report: No political meddling in Treasury tax analysis

A review of Treasury Department's handling of the Trump administration's tax plan has found no evidence of improper political meddling.


North Korea says 'Fire and Fury' predicts Trump's political demise

North Korea is chiming in about 'Fire and Fury,' saying the popularity of the book predicts President Trump’s political demise. Veuer's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story.        

United Kingdom

Who was Emmeline Pankhurst? Manchester-born suffragette leader who fought for women to get the vote

SHE was the Suffragette known for her militant tactics and hunger strikes in her quest for women’s rights. But who was Emmeline Pankhurst and how did she help to change the lives of women forever… Who was Emmeline Pankhurst? Emmeline Pankhurs


North Korea praises 'Fire and Fury' book for foretelling 'Trump’s political demise'

Michael Wolff's book about Trump's White House reaches North Korea.        


Thai PM leaves cardboard cutout to answer questions

Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters to "ask this guy" if they had political questions, then walked away.

United Kingdom

Jeremy Hunt accidentally ‘liked’ a tweet about Justine Greening quitting the cabinet

JEREMY Hunt apologised after he “accidentally” liked a tweet about Justine Greening quitting the government. The Health Secretary, who refused to leave his post in a tough day for Theresa May, was seen to have clicked the “Like” bu


Oprah Winfrey: Who is she and what are her political beliefs?

Fans are already pushing for a presidential bid in 2020


Conservatives are using grieving Gold Star widows to score political points

It has become popular for conservatives to use Gold Star veterans' sacrifices for their political benefit

United Kingdom

Who was Emmeline Pankhurst? Manchester-born suffragette leader who fought for women’s right to vote

SHE was the Suffragette known for her militant tactics and hunger strikes in her quest for women’s rights. But who was Emmeline Pankhurst and how did she help to change the lives of British women forever… Who was Emmeline Pankhurst? Emmeline


Commonwealth Games volunteers told to stop saying ‘ladies and gentlemen’ and ‘boys and girls’ to avoid causing offence

VOLUNTEERS for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have been told to use gender-neutral language to avoid causing offence. The Games Shapers handbook, which has been handed to 15,000 volunteers and official staff and contractors instructs workers to avoid p


Britons expect war, terrorism and political turmoil in 2018 (but most think it will be better for them than in 2017)

Many Britons are expecting 2018 to be marked by a major terrorist attack and war between the USA and North Korea, according to new polling.

United States

Trump allies insist 'political genius' president is mentally fit for office

CNN abandons Stephen Miller interview as aide rants in defence of boss Author Michael Wolff insists ‘25th amendment alive in the White House’Bannon backs off Fire and Fury ‘treason’ comment on Donald Trump JrAllies of Donald Trum


Democrats must seize on Jeff Sessions’ misguided marijuana policy

Jeff Sessions has unintentionally given Democrats a cause they can all agree on — and it's a big political winner


“I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time”: A fiery exchange between Jake Tapper and Stephen Miller

Miller downplayed Bannon's role as "greatly exaggerated," and defended Trump, calling him a "political genius"


The SalonTV Rewind: Catch up on the week’s best videos

This week we explored everything from the 2018 political forecast to "Phantom Thread" and German parenting.

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