Anti-EU populists surge in Dutch election, says exit poll


Date created : 21/03/2019 – 05:39 Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will lose his senate majority after upstart anti-EU populists surged in provincial elections just two days after a suspected terror attack in Utrecht. ADVERTISING Read more Controversial eurosceptic Thierry Baudet’s Forum for Democracy party came from nowhere to be the second biggest in parliament’s... Read More

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  • New Zealand bans assault rifles, semi-automatic guns in wake of mosque shootings

    Date created : 21/03/2019 – 04:12 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban on the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatics Thursday in a muscular response to the Christchurch terror attack that killed 50 people. ADVERTISING Read more “Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons. We... Read More
  • New Zealand bans assault weapons in wake of mosque shootings

    Date created : 21/03/2019 – 04:12 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban on the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatics Thursday in a muscular response to the Christchurch terror attack that killed 50 people. ADVERTISING Read more “Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons. We... Read More
  • New Zealand to ban assault weapons in wake of mosque shootings

    New Zealand is banning the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons with immediate effect, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday, rapidly making good on a pledge to tighten the country’s gun laws. ADVERTISING Read more The move comes less than a week after a white supremacist rampaged through two mosques killing 50 people as... Read More

Brexit: ‘Tired’ public needs a decision, says Theresa May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: “I am not prepared to delay Brexit any further than 30 June” Theresa May has told the public she is “on their side”, laying the blame for the delay to Brexit squarely with MPs. Speaking from Downing Street, the prime minister said people were “tired... Read More

Voter ID trials ruled lawful by High Court judge

Image copyright Getty Images A scheme to make voters bring ID to polling stations has been ruled lawful by a High Court judge. A pilot is due to take place in nine local authorities for elections in May, but campaigner Neil Coughlan said the trial would prevent people from voting. The 64-year-old crowdfunded more than... Read More

Labour investigates ‘sexual harassment’ by MP

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Stephen Hepburn was elected to Parliament in 1997 The Labour Party is investigating one of its MPs after an allegation of sexual harassment. Stephen Hepburn, MP for Jarrow, is accused of targeting a female party member on a night out in 2005, the HuffPost claims. Labour confirmed it was... Read More

Brexit: Theresa May will not ask EU for long extension

Image copyright AFP/Getty Theresa May will not be asking the EU for a long delay when she formally requests that Brexit is postponed, Downing Street says. No 10 added that the PM shared the public’s “frustration” at Parliament’s “failure to take a decision”. BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said the delay would not be... Read More


Ted Baker profits down amid tough trading

Troubled fashion chain Ted Baker has seen a 26% fall in annual profits amid “very difficult trading conditions”. The results come less than three weeks after the retailer’s boss, Ray Kelvin, resigned in the wake of allegations of misconduct, including “forced hugging”. The figures were in line with a profit warning issued last month that... Read More

‘They took £150 from the till – was it really worth it?’

Image copyright Getty Images Five minutes before closing time, Lilly was restocking milk when two masked men entered the shop where she worked, one with a Taser and one with a gun. They demanded money from the till, then panicked and tasered both Lilly and her colleague Mary. Lilly and Mary are just two of... Read More

Brexit: Toilet paper maker stockpiles in a case of no-deal

Image copyright Getty Images One of the UK’s major toilet tissue importers has been stockpiling to ensure it can maintain supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit. German-owned Wepa has stockpiled an extra 600 tonnes of finished product, or about 3.5m rolls, in UK warehouses. UK boss Mike Docker said Wepa was now chartering... Read More

Chinese imports ‘driving fishermen to despair’

Image copyright Jeroen van Loon Image caption Kenya’s fishermen are increasingly struggling to make a living As the frozen fish defrosts under the hot Kenyan sun, fishmonger Mechak Juma prefers not to tell his customers that it has come all the way from China. We are at the largest fish market in the city of... Read More