Ian Murray, Politics, EU, Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn needs to “come off the fence” and back another vote on EU membership, according to one of his MPs. Speaking on the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland, Ian Murray, the MP for Edinburgh South, said he believed a call for a second referendum – or People’s Vote – could command a majority in the House of Commons  if supported...

West Bank, Gaza, Israel

Israel has arrested dozens of Hamas activists in the West Bank, and a Palestinian was killed in clashes with troops, as the Israeli military pressed ahead with a crackdown after a pair of deadly shootings blamed on Hamas militants. The Palestinian Health Ministry said Mahmoud Nakhla, 18, was shot in the abdomen and died at a medical centre in Ramallah...

Jeremy Corbyn, Theresa May, Brexit, Politics

A Westminster vote which could kill off the existing Brexit deal could be held as soon as next week after British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn demanded the immediate ballot. In a statement tonight, Mr Corbyn said Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to win an EU summit compromise means the deal is now "dead in the water" and must be finished...

Theresa May is set for another tough political week as she battles to keep her Brexit plans on track after a bruising EU summit in Brussels. Ahead of an expected statement to MPs on Monday, the British Prime Minister is assessing her EU withdrawal agenda in light of a tense showdown with European leaders. The Times reported that a number of...

A US federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act – also known as “Obamacare” – is unconstitutional. In a 55-page opinion, US District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that last year’s tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundation from under “Obamacare” by eliminating a penalty for not having coverage. The rest of the law cannot be separated from that...

A strong police presence has been deployed in Paris before planned demonstrations by the “yellow vest” protesters. French authorities repeated calls for calm after previous violent protests and rioting. Security forces in riot gear were positioned around central railway stations and along the famous Champs-Elysees boulevard, where shops were closed and boarded up in anticipation of the protests. Last weekend, groups of...

Harvey Weinstein bragged about sleeping with Jennifer Lawrence after another actress rejected his advances, a lawsuit alleges. The latest allegation against the film producer emerged in court documents on Friday, with an unnamed woman claiming he forcibly performed oral sex on her. Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. According to the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles, Weinstein pushed the unnamed actress...

Nigel Farage has said he believes the UK may face a second Brexit referendum in the coming months and has urged Leave campaigners to “get ready for every situation”. The MEP and former Ukip leader said he did not think “the great Brexit betrayal is anywhere near finished” and was “more fearful than any point in this process”. Speaking at the...