Politics

  1. New CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer talks with former CDU chief and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Hamburg, Germany, December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

    Center-right to top EU poll; far-right surges

    The center-right is set to remain the biggest group in the EU legislature after elections in May that should also show a surge in seats for the far-right, a survey by the European Parliament showed on Monday.

    Region:
    Europe
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    Politics
  2. Seven MPs quit Labour in protest over Brexit

    UK, Seven MPs quit Labour in protest over Brexit

    They are: Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey.
    Ms Berger said Labour had become institutionally anti-Semitic and she was "embarrassed and ashamed" to stay.

    Region:
    Europe
    Category:
    Politics
  1. Russia's Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela's PDVSA

    Russian lender Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce the risk of the bank falling under U.S. sanctions, a Gazprombank source told Reuters on Sunday.

    Region:
    World
    Category:
    Politics
    Russia's Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela's PDVSA
  2. Trump vows emergency declaration over wall

    President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his U.S.-Mexico border wall without congressional approval, a step likely to plunge him into a battle with Congress over constitutional powers.

    Region:
    United States
    Category:
    Politics
    President Trump's National Emergency Is a Ploy to Avoid Admitting Defeat on the Wall