United States

Government shutdown: Trump attacks Democrats as Senate vote looms

President tweets: ‘Dems want illegal immigrants to pour in’Vote on funding measure to 8 February due by 1am MondayAs the US government shutdown entered its second full day, and with a Senate vote scheduled on a Republican plan to end the stan

Africa

Zimbabwe president pledges 'free and fair' election in five months

Emmerson Mnangagwa reaffirms pledge for first democratic vote since Robert Mugabe deposedZimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that elections will be held within “four to five months”, the first since the end of Robert M

United States

The Resistance Now: Democratic donor to spend millions in youth vote drive

Tom Steyer confirms $30m donation to help young people vote; activists celebrate Trump’s London cancellation; and other resistance news this weekThe Resistance Now on FacebookThe billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer has announced he’s pum

Australia

NSW rail workers vote to strike, threatening further pain for Sydney commuters

Workers vow to fight for 6% pay rise at end of week which saw train network face mass cancellations and delaysSydney commuters face further disruption to train services after rail workers voted to take industrial action as they continue to fight for a 6%

Asia

Bougainville imposes moratorium on Panguna mine over fears of civil unrest

In dramatic policy turnaround, government determines people feel Bougainville Copper Limited doesn’t deserve a social licence to run the controversial mineThe Bougainville government has enacted an indefinite moratorium on renewing the licence of a

United Kingdom

PM likely to survive final Commons Brexit vote, says John Curtice

Elections expert predicts deal will be agreed with EU and approved in Commons, with Theresa May remaining in postTheresa May will probably survive the final Commons vote on Brexit because the Conservatives’ instincts for survival will override any

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