Labour to offer some women earlier retirement option

Labour to offer some women earlier retirement option

Image caption Changes to women’s retirement age sparked widespread protests Labour would allow hundreds of thousands of women born in the 1950s to retire at 64 on a reduced state pension, rather than wait until 66. Government changes to the retirement age have been “chaotic”, shadow work and pensions secretary Debbie Abrahams will tell Labour’s […]

Anger at Labour conference Brexit vote

Anger at Labour conference Brexit vote

Image copyright EPA Image caption There have been pro-EU protests outside the party conference Pro-EU Labour MPs have expressed their anger after no Brexit motions were chosen to be voted on at party conference. Instead, delegates chose Grenfell Tower, rail, growth and investment, public sector pay, workers’ rights, the NHS, housing and social care. Party […]

Brexit: ‘May speech not changed by Boris Johnson article’

Brexit: ‘May speech not changed by Boris Johnson article’

Media caption“My car’s only got two seats” – David Davis responds to Boris backseat driving accusations Theresa May’s key EU speech was not influenced by Boris Johnson’s article on the UK’s future, the Brexit secretary has said. The foreign secretary has been accused of undermining the PM with a 4,000-word piece setting out his own […]

US expands travel ban to include N Korea

US expands travel ban to include N Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Passengers arrive at Washington’s international airport in July after the Supreme Court The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad. The White House said the restrictions follow a review of information sharing by foreign governments. Donald Trump issued a presidential […]

How Trump Bungled the Politics of Football – New York Magazine

How Trump Bungled the Politics of Football – New York Magazine

Trump in Alabama on Friday. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Colin Kaepernick’s protest during the national anthem is an event a more talented or personally disciplined racial demagogue than Donald Trump could have fruitfully exploited. Kaepernick’s gesture was rife for hostile interpretation. Kaepernick wishes to highlight police brutality and systemic racism, but his method opens him […]

Week 5 college football rankings: Georgia enters human top-10s – SB Nation

College football’s Week 4 was low on marquee games. There were only two ranked-versus-ranked matchups, and they ended with Georgia crushing Mississippi State and TCU putting a road licking on Oklahoma State. Florida State lost at home to NC State. Florida beat Kentucky because UK literally forgot to cover a guy in the last minute. […]

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise

Media captionMerkel’s conservatives and right-wing nationalists rejoice German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic breakthrough in federal elections, exit polls suggest. Her conservative CDU/CSU alliance is set to remain the largest party in the parliament, with 32.5% of the vote. Its outgoing coalition partner, the […]

Bus crash in Austrian Alps averted after tourist applies brake

Bus crash in Austrian Alps averted after tourist applies brake

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident took place in the Tyrolean Alps A quick-thinking French tourist has been praised for preventing a bus from plunging over a cliff in the Austrian Alps after the driver passed out. The vehicle was travelling through the mountains in the Tyrolean Alps with 21 passengers on board […]