Macron sparks outcry after telling workers protesting job cuts ‘to look for a job’
French President Emmanuel Macron is in hot water over his remarks towards workers of a bankrupt plant who battle to save their jobs. He has been accused of “class contempt” after saying that instead of “creating havoc,” they should look for a job.
US House panel approves $10bn for Mexico border wall
A House panel has approved legislation to provide a total of $15 billion for construction of President Donald Trump’s wall along the US-Mexico border and improve ports of entry into the US.
Arrest of US consulate worker ‘devalues’ Turkish-American relations – embassy
The US Embassy in Turkey has condemned the arrest of a US consulate employee in Istanbul over alleged links to exiled cleric, Fethullah Gulen, blamed for the failed coup last summer, saying the move undermines relations between Washington and Ankara.
Royal Mail staff set to strike over pay and pensions
Royal Mail workers are set to strike for 48 hours from 19 October in a dispute over pensions, pay and jobs.
Russian state media furious after being booted off YouTube advertising platform
RT's YouTube network was removed from Google Preferred amid US investigation.
Holocaust memorial fails to mention Jews as Trudeau faces criticism
The Canadian government has removed a plaque from a Holocaust memorial after it was found to be missing any reference to Jewish people.
Anti-Abortion Rep. Tim Murphy Won't Seek Re-Election After Report On Abortion Request
Republican Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania has announced that he will not seek re-election after a report said he requested that a woman with whom he had an extramarital affair get an abortion.
Trump urges Senate to probe American ‘Fake News Networks’
While the Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US election, President Donald Trump has urged the body to look into American media to see why “so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!”
Asteroid the size of Chelyabinsk meteor to fly past Earth at 1/8 of distance to moon
A huge space rock approaching Earth is set to make a relatively close pass next week when it flies by our planet at about one-eighth of the distance to the moon. NASA said it would use the opportunity to test its ability to tackle the asteroid threat.
72% of Americans believe robots will take jobs in major industries
Most Americans fear robots taking jobs in industries such as construction and software development, but almost no-one seems to think their job is under threat.
Iceberg the size of Washington DC breaks off Antarctic glacier
A huge iceberg measuring 185 square kilometers (72 square miles) has calved from Pine Island Glacier - one of the main outlets where ice from the West Atlantic Ice Sheet flows into the ocean.