Brexit Deal Voted Down in Largest Government Defeat in History

British MPs have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce plan, voting down the deal in the largest defeat in history for a sitting government. MPs voted to reject the proposal 432 votes to 202, resulting in the worst defeat for a government Britain’s recent history. The result is a huge blow for Mrs May…

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Trump Needs Proof of Border “Crisis” to Build Mexico Wall: Expert

Donald Trump will need to establish that a security and humanitarian “crisis” exists to build a wall on the United States-Mexico border, a politics commentator has claimed, following the US president’s ongoing consideration to declare a national emergency. Murdoch University Senior Politics and Policy Lecturer Ian Cook said Mr Trump would have to prove to…

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Trump threatens to declare national emergency to fund wall at Mexican border tour

By Helene Fung United States President Donald Trump has threatened to use emergency powers to bypass Congress, and access billions of dollars to pay for a wall on the Mexico border. Meanwhile a partial US government shutdown over the issue has stretched into its 20th day. Mr Trump toured the Texan border with Mexico to…

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Racial segregation in school comes back to haunt South Africa

By Helene Fung Dozens of people converged on Schweizer-Reneke school, in the country’s North West Province, to protest what they saw as racial segregation in a photo taken in one of the school’s classrooms. The photo shows white children at a long table in the centre of the room, with a few black students sitting…

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