UK criticised over sales of military equipment to Venezuela

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Theresa May urged to suspend controlled export licences to Venezuelan government while violent clashes continue Britain has sold military equipment worth millions of pounds to Venezuela in the last decade, it has emerged, prompting calls for Theresa May to suspend controlled export licences while the country in is the grip of violent clashes between police […]


North Korea ups rhetoric following President Trump’s threat of ‘fire and fury’


(CNN)North Korea is threatening to launch preemptive military strikes against the United States, including targeting the US Pacific island territory of Guam, the latest salvo in an increasingly aggressive back-and-forth between Pyongyang and Washington. Pyongyang’s provocation followed the most aggressive language yet from US President Donald Trump on North Korea, who vowed to unleash “fire […]


Devils Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency by Joshua Green review

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The American journalists pithy account of Steve Bannons impact on Donald Trump fails to shed much light on what makes the former film producer tick In the bizarre cast of characters hovering around the Trump administration reality show, White House chief strategist Stephen K Bannon stands out. To begin with, he has a brain. This […]


Irish taoiseach: Brexit is ‘challenge of our generation’

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Leo Varadkar to use keynote speech in Belfast to say Britains exit from EU will affect all aspects of life in Northern Ireland The Irish taoiseach is to warn that every aspect of life in Northern Ireland could be affected by Brexit. In his first visit to Northern Ireland since taking over as Irelands prime […]


Irans president under pressure to appoint female ministers

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Concerns raised that Hassan Rouhani may unveil all-male list of ministers in cabinet reshuffle as he prepares for second term Irans president, who is mulling a cabinet reshuffle before his swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, is under pressure to appoint female ministers. Hassan Rouhanis Rouhanis landslide victory in May. Officials have declared Sunday a bank holiday […]