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Cuba Calls for Averting Use of Force against Venezuela

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has called for preserving peace and averting the unjustifiable use of force against Venezuela, a midst mounting pressures led by the US Government.

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Trump says not ‘happy’ with border deal but shutdown unlikely

President Donald Trump indicated Tuesday that he will walk back his threat to shut the government even if he does not get all the money he has demanded for building a wall along the US-Mexican border.

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Myanmar: UN expert decries failure to implement reforms

The UN’s human rights expert on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, said today the Government was consolidating what military governments worked towards over many years, defying a pledge to transition to a fully functioning democracy under civilian control.

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Athens riots: Clashes as 60,000 protesters march in Greece against Macedonia name change

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Athens on Sunday to show their fury with their government’s deal with Macedonia, in a day of violent clashes outside the Greek parliament.

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Colombia seeks arrest of ELN rebel leaders after bombing

Colombian President Ivan Duque announced on Friday that he was reinstating the arrest warrants of 10 National Liberation Army (ELN) members after his government accused the group of being responsible for a car bombing in a Bogota police academy.

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US Mulls Imposing Record Fine on Facebook for User Privacy Violations – Reports

US regulators are contemplating the record-setting penalty because they allege the social media giant violated an agreement with the government to protect the privacy of its users’ personal information, the Washington Post reported.

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‘British parliament is deadlocked and the country divided’ as Theresa May works to deliver Brexit before deadline

Ask yourself this; if you voted for something in a referendum – like same-sex marriage, or to change the date of Australia Day – but the government was so divided on technicalities that it couldn’t follow through with the result, OR what you thought you were voting for shifted… should you get to vote again? Or is that cheating?

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UK PM May Suffers Defeat from Cross-Party MP Alliance Over No-Deal Brexit Voting

Theresa May suffered a defeat in Parliament as MPs restricted the tax powers of the government in the case of a “no-deal” Brexit.

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Anti-Brexit MPs plot to PARALYSE Parliament in bid to FORCE second EU referendum

ANTI-BREXIT MPs could seek to paralyse Parliament, stopping the Government from passing new laws or even raising certain taxes in a bid force a second referendum on the UK’s EU membership, a new report suggests.

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China releases Canadian teacher but others still held in Huawei row

A Canadian citizen detained in China earlier in December has been released and returned to Canada, according to the government in Ottawa.

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Mexican governor, senator husband killed in helicopter crash

A Mexican governor and her senator husband were killed on Monday in a helicopter crash near the city of Puebla in central Mexico, the government said, just days after she had taken office following a bitterly contested election.

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Tsunami kills at least 43 in Indonesia day after volcano eruption

A tsunami hit beaches around Sunda Strait in Indonesia late Saturday, killing at least 43 people and injuring 582 others, one day after a volcano erupted, the government’s Disaster Mitigation Agency said.

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Parliament speaker taking key role in Brexit turmoil

With British politics in turmoil over a contested Brexit deal, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has come to the fore as MPs seek to challenge Prime Minister Theresa May — and her government is getting increasingly irritated.

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Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro further consolidates power in municipal vote

In a vote to select 2,459 members for 335 of Venezuela’s city councils, the government of Nicolas Maduro won 90 percent of the posts on Sunday — although only around 27 percent of Venezuelans participated in the election.

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‘Humiliation on a historic scale’: what the papers say about first day of Brexit debate

Theresa May’s shocking day in parliament dominates the front pages, with papers leading on the prime minister suffering three defeats including a historic Commons vote that found the government in contempt of parliament.

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Fractured Australian government sets stage for May election with early budget

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday his government will deliver its annual budget early as it prepares for an election due by May, but suffered an immediate setback when one of his MPs said she was quitting his party.

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