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March 15, 2018 5:43 AM Italian election 2018: New Eurosceptic ALLIANCE in Italy could pose a THREAT to the EU

THE TWO Eurosceptic Italian populist parties have spoken on the phone for “a frank and kind call” which could mean the beginning of a Eurosceptic alliance and a huge threat to the European Union, it has been revealed. Tito Boeri, President of the Italian Social Security Agency, said the EU’s founding member has been “split in half” after voters shunned 12

March 5, 2018 5:58 PM 'We will stop the funds!' Italian election winner sends STERN warning to eastern EU states

Italian election pictures: Who won the Italy Election 2018? The Five Star Movement has previously ruled out governing with any other political party, however, following the announcement of the exit polls, Alfonso Bonafede, a close ally of Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio, told La7 television: "We will be a pillar of the legislature." The result is likely 24

March 5, 2018 9:33 AM Merkel calls on new German government to start work quickly

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the coalition deal and says “it’s important that we start quickly with our work”. Ms Merkel was speaking a day after the centre-left Social Democrats voted overwhelmingly to remain in a coalition with her conservative bloc, giving the chancellor the support needed to preserve her governing coalition and secure 3

February 27, 2018 2:44 AM Welfare drug tests back on agenda

Plans to drug test welfare recipients are back on the federal government's agenda after the coalition party room endorsed new proposed laws. The Turnbull government had hoped to drug test 5000 Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients across three trial sites in NSW, Queensland and Western Australia from January, but the plan was scrapped in December when the Senate 3

February 20, 2018 12:01 AM Taking photo upskirts should be illegal after girls, 10, fall victim to perverts

THE taking of photographs upskirts should be a criminal offence say campaigners, as the first official figures on the craze show complainants as young as 10. Victims, politicians and equality groups have urged the Government to provide "an effective criminal law" for upskirting, which often sees perpetrators escape punishment for taking photographs or videos 27

February 13, 2018 5:17 PM US drone DESTROYS tank as Trump's forces 'KILL scores of Russian troops' in Syria

AN AMERICAN drone destroyed a Russian-made T-72 battle tank in Syria in "self-defence", according to US Central Command amid reports US forces in the region have killed scores of Russian mercenaries. On Saturday, US forces destroyed a Russian-made T-72 tank in Syria after pro-Assad forces opened fire on US special ops and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) 36

February 13, 2018 2:48 PM Tunisian legislator rips Israeli flag to protest formal ties

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - A Tunisian legislator has ripped up an Israeli flag during a parliament session to push his demands for a law criminalizing relations with Israel. A left-wing opposition coalition proposed a bill making it a crime to "normalize" relations with Israel, but the debate has been indefinitely delayed because parliament officials did not see at as a priority 4

February 8, 2018 12:21 PM NEW EU! Tusk rejoices at Merkel's new German coalition and unveils list of MAJOR reforms

EU CHIEF Donald Tusk has welcomed Angela Merkel’s new German coalition and said the deal would be the spark for major new European reforms. The president of the European Council has said he hopes a serious of changes - within the next five months. Yesterday, Mrs Merkel completed a deal with opposition party SPD to form a new government. However, the controversial 36

February 5, 2018 5:45 PM ‘Social bomb ready to explode’ Berlusconi pledges to deport 600,000 illegal immigrants

SILVIO Berlusconi has warned immigration in Italy is a “social bomb ready to explode” and promised to deport 600,000 illegal migrants from the country if his centre-right coalition wins power in next month’s elections. The pledge from the former prime minister, and leader of the Forza Italia party, comes just one day after six Africans were shot by a far-right 38

January 30, 2018 1:24 PM Tory ex-Cabinet minister Owen Paterson breaks his back in fall while horse riding

Former Cabinet minister Owen Paterson has broken his back in a horse riding accident, it was revealed today. The Shropshire MP fractured three vertebrae in a fall over the weekend and is being treated in hospital. Speaking from his bed, Mr Paterson said he was 'lucky' not to have suffered more serious injury. He plans to keep up with constituency work by email 8