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October 21, 2017 7:54 PM Far-right scores surprise success in Czech election

PRAGUE (Reuters) - A far-right party whose leader wants to quit the EU and urged Czechs to walk pigs near mosques and stop eating kebabs, performed surprisingly well in an election, potentially giving it a chance to influence how the next government is formed. The Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) party rode a wave of far-right sentiment in Europe in an election 5

October 21, 2017 5:16 PM Donald Trump to allow release of secret JFK assassination files

Congress ruled in 1992 that all assassination documents should be released within 25 years. However Mr Trump has the power to block them on the grounds that making them public would harm intelligence or military operations, law enforcement or foreign relations. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Centre for Politics and author of a book about 6

October 18, 2017 9:48 PM Russian Socialite Enters Race to Challenge President Putin

Ms. Sobchak is the daughter of a former mayor of St. Petersburg, Anatoly A. Sobchak, who was Mr. Putin’s mentor for years and who died in 2000 while campaigning for Mr. Putin. Mr. Putin managed Mr. Sobchak’s final, unsuccessful campaign in 1996; his animosity toward electoral politics is said to date partly from that loss. Portrayed sometimes as the Russian 11

October 13, 2017 1:53 PM 'We don't need you!' Brexiteer slams anti-Brexit 'supergirl' after bid to thwart divorce

A BREXITEER lashed out at the ‘EU Supergirl’ activist who was escorted out of a Brexit talks press conference saying Britain did not need her. Claire Fox, director of the think-tank Institute of Ideas, said the Remainer was wrong to say “all young people” wanted the UK to stay in the European Union. Madeleina Kay, dubbed ‘EU Supergirl’, sat in the front 5

October 12, 2017 11:00 PM Parsons Green attack: Teenage Iraqi asylum seeker to stand trial next year

A TEENAGE asylum seeker accused of the Parsons Green tube attack which left 30 people injured will stand trial in March. Prosecutor Lee Ingham, outlining a summary of the charges, said: "The allegation is the defendant built and placed an improvised explosive device on a train and, at or around Parsons Green train station, it partially exploded and the intent 5

October 11, 2017 4:18 PM Jigsaw's Brexit-Inspired 'Heart Immigration' Campaign Is Nailing Wokeness Like No Other British Brand RN

Jigsaw has created a pro-immigration ad campaign in response to Brexit and ideas about so-called “British values” being lost through the movement of people between countries. The fashion brand has been praised on social media for the “brave, clever and different” campaign that doesn’t shy away from politics. Peter Ruis, Jigsaw’s CEO, explained the thinking 8

October 11, 2017 11:29 AM Naive woman grateful for invitation to hen weekend in Dublin

A WOMAN is understood to be ‘really excited’ about an upcoming hen weekend she believes will be ‘a lot of fun’. Laura Smith, 23, said: “Emma is the first of my friends to get married, and I’m just so honoured she invited me. She’s a bit older than me, so I bet it’s all going to be really sophisticated. “She’s taking us all to Dublin apparently. Isn’t 8

October 10, 2017 5:26 PM SNP conference: what did we learn?

The SNP's autumn conference came with the party facing questions over their performance in government, the constitution and losses in June's general election. So what did we learn from the party's three-day gathering in Glasgow? John Swinney got the ball rolling by announcing £20,000 bursaries for professionals in key subjects to go into teacher training 6

October 10, 2017 2:55 PM Harding leaving BBC |

James Harding, Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC, will stand down at the beginning of the new year to set up his own news media venture. Harding commented: “I am proud to have worked for BBC News as we renewed our reputation for responsible, powerful journalism: agenda-setting coverage of politics, business and the society we live in; current 5

October 6, 2017 2:22 AM Japan's Koike pins hopes on tax, nuclear to unseat Abe

The popular governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, Friday unveiled her policy platform to unseat Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, pledging to scrap nuclear power by 2030 and freeze a planned tax hike. Koike, who has shaken up the sleepy world of Japanese politics with her new Party of Hope, aims to distinguish herself from Abe with her vow to phase out nuclear power 3