‘Mini police state’: Students’ union employs ‘safe space marshals’ to control debates

‘Mini police state’: Students’ union employs ‘safe space marshals’ to control debates

King’s College London (KCL) students’ union is adopting ‘safe space marshals’ to control student events. Critics say the £12 per hour paid to the new guards out of students’ union contributions is “subsidizing intolerance.” Marshals are being employed by the students’ union to patrol debates and make sure speakers do not offend the audience. They […]

Catalan crisis: Puigdemont under pressure over independence bid

Catalan crisis: Puigdemont under pressure over independence bid

Pressure is rising on Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont over his regional government’s drive for independence from Spain. He had been due to make a statement to clarify his position, but the move has been suspended, officials said. The Spanish government plans to strip the regional government and Mr Puigdemont of their powers. Article 155 of […]

‘False assurances’? Boris Johnson declares all EU citizens will have rights protected after Brexit

‘False assurances’? Boris Johnson declares all EU citizens will have rights protected after Brexit

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 13:11 Edited time: 26 Oct, 2017 13:24 Boris Johnson has unilaterally declared all EU citizens in the UK will have their “rights protected whatever happens.” The pledge goes beyond what Prime Minister Theresa May has ever promised, and some are accusing the foreign secretary of more Brexit falsehoods. Johnson made […]

Heartbreak, anger in US' Richardson after 3-year-old Indian girl's death

Heartbreak, anger in US' Richardson after 3-year-old Indian girl's death

Houston: People in the US city of Richardson are mourning and angry over the tragic death of 3-year-old Indian girl Sherin Mathews, with many asking why her foster father did not wake his nurse wife when he knew that the toddler was chocking on milk and struggling to breathe. Sherin, who had developmental issues and […]

Facebook asked for help to blame Russia for UK election, Brexit outcomes

Facebook asked for help to blame Russia for UK election, Brexit outcomes

British politicians, looking to explain why voting hasn’t gone exactly as expected, appear to be going the full Hillary. A key committee has asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to cough up information on paid-for activity by Russian-linked accounts. The head of Parliament’s Digital, Media and Sport Committee, Damian Collins, wants the information as he leads […]

Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid

Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has denied that his government’s move to reassert control over Catalonia amounts to a “coup”. The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a “de facto coup d’état”. “If anyone has attempted a coup, […]

15 Afghan army trainees killed in Kabul suicide attack: Defence Ministry

15 Afghan army trainees killed in Kabul suicide attack: Defence Ministry

A suicide bomber killed 15 Afghan army trainees as they were leaving their base in Kabul on Saturday, the defence ministry said, in the latest deadly attack in the capital. AFP| Last Updated: Oct 21, 2017, 18:17 PM IST Afghan men cry near the grave of a victim who died during Friday night’s suicide attack […]

Spain expected to impose Catalonia direct rule

Spain expected to impose Catalonia direct rule

The Spanish government is holding a special cabinet meeting to approve measures to take direct control of the semi-autonomous region of Catalonia. The meeting comes almost three weeks after the region held a controversial independence referendum, which was ruled illegal by the supreme court. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont argues that the referendum result gave him […]