Friday, January 18, 2019
Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has survived a no-confidence vote in British parliament but May now faces a new confrontation with opponents to rescue her Brexit deal. MP’s voted 325 to 306 that they had confidence in May’s government after...
British lawmakers have soundly rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal, in the biggest defeat for any UK government in the modern parliamentary era. After 200 speeches across eight days of debate, members of the House of Commons ignored the Prime Minister's...
Shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, British MPs face a choice that will affect the country's 66 million citizens for many years to come. They will either vote to support Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, negotiated with the European...
South Africa is likely to miss forecasts for corn production this year because dry weather conditions have delayed plantings and possible frost at the end of the season may hurt the crop, the Agricultural Business Chamber said. The chamber had...
Democracy in France isn’t working well for 70 percent of respondents in an annual Opinionway  poll, up 9 percentage points from a year ago.  The number of French having confidence in their local mayor rose 3 points to 58 percent, while...
MPs will begin debating Theresa May's Brexit plan again on Wednesday, nearly a month after she postponed the crunch Commons vote on her agreement. There will be five days of discussion on the terms of the UK's withdrawal and future...
French Prime Minister Edouard Phillipe has announced plans to introduce legislation that would crack down on undeclared protests, in response to the Gilets Jaunes 'Yellow Vests' demonstrations. Now in its seventh weekend of protests, demonstrators set barricades on fire, threw...
New car sales fell by nearly 7% last year in the biggest annual drop since 2008, according to industry figures. A slump in demand for diesel, stricter emissions rules, and falling consumer confidence ahead of Brexit were blamed for the...
A firm awarded a government contract to provide extra ferry services has used website terms and conditions apparently intended for a takeaway food firm. Seaborne Freight was given the £13.8m contract to run a freight service between Ramsgate and Ostend...

Anak Krakatau volcano

There is now some very good optical satellite imagery of the collapsed Anak Krakatau volcano, which generated the devastating tsunami on 22 December. Poor weather conditions over Indonesia's Sunda Strait had frustrated spacecraft that view the Earth in the same...

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