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Donald Trump's presidency: A guide to five key issues

Donald Trump has spent decades in the spotlight, as wealthy real-estate developer, a reality-television star, and, in the past year and a half, an extremely effective political agitator, if not a smooth political operator. We know what he is like, and it is unreasonable to think that the office of …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

To deal with climate change we need a new financial system

Abolishing debt-based currency isn’t a new idea, but it could hold the secret to ending our economies’ environmentally damaging addiction to growth<p>When it comes to global warming, we know that the real problem is not just fossil fuels – it is the logic of endless growth that is built into our …

Habitats

George Osborne rejects Theresa May's claim that immigration causes unemployment

George Osborne has rejected Theresa May’s suggestion that immigration causes unemployment – noting that the claim is contradicted by “hard data”.<p>The …

High court to declare verdict on whether UK government has right to trigger Brexit

The lord chief justice is to deliver the high court’s momentous decision on whether parliament or the government has the constitutional power to trigger Brexit.<p>After less than three weeks considering the politically charged case with two other senior judges, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd will read out a …

Donald Trump refuses to say whether he'll accept election results

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to say he would accept the result of the presidential election if he loses to Hillary Clinton, raising the possibility of an extraordinary departure from principles that have underpinned American democracy for more than two centuries.<p>"I will look at it at …

The Biggest Battle Against ISIS In Iraq Has Begun And This Is What You Need To Know

BAGHDAD — Soldiers cheered and honked the horns of their Humvees as their convoy rolled north on the highway out of Baghdad. One filmed the procession on his phone to mark the event: The Iraqi military was getting ready to return to Mosul. “I’m higher than the palm trees,” another soldier said.<p>The …

Middle East

No 10 plays down cabinet differences over Brexit

PM said to have ‘full confidence’ in Philip Hammond after cabinet members reportedly criticised chancellor’s stance<p>Theresa May is keen to hear the “differing views” of ministers in the run-up to Brexit negotiations, her spokeswoman has said following cabinet media briefings against the chancellor, …

Boris Johnson 'struck' by how little he is quizzed about Brexit abroad

Foreign secretary appeared before the powerful House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee.<p>World leaders and ambassadors rarely quiz Boris Johnson …

Venezuela on the brink: a journey through a country in crisis

The oil-rich South American nation should be prospering. Instead it stands on the edge of an economic and humanitarian abyss<p>The proud face of the revolutionary hero Simón Bolívar gazes from a stack of banknotes dumped in a grubby box on the floor of a supermarket that doubles as a foreign exchange …

Venezuela

US presidential debate recap: Polls split on whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton won poisonous argument

• <b>Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in poisonous debate</b>• <b><br>Trump threatens Hillary with investigation, prison over emails</b>• <b><br>Trump dismisses Mike Pence's position on Syria, exposing rift</b>• <b><br>Trump holds press conference with four Bill Clinton accusers</b>• <b><br>Who won the second presidential debate?</b><p>Donald Trump, backed into …

Britain to push post-Brexit UK immigration controls back to Irish border

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire says London and Dublin will share data to stop migrants using Irish border as backdoor into Britain<p>Britain is seeking to shift the frontline of immigration controls to Ireland’s ports and airports to avoid having to introduce a “hard border” between …

Ukip leadership race: the four candidates to replace Diane James

Ukip finds itself with another leadership contest on its hands after the sudden resignation of newly elected leader Diane James after just 18 days in post.<p>Former leader Nigel Farage then returned, assuming the role of acting leader, but it has now emerged that a new leader will be in placed before …

What Theresa May's Brexit plans could mean for you, your data and your privacy

The UK’s data protection watchdog has three years to convince the government to adopt and enact the EU laws it is set to break away from.<p>Great Repeal …

Human Rights

The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge

Who should hold power: the few or the many? Concentrating power in the hands of a few—in monarchy, dictatorship, or oligarchy—tends to result in power for personal benefit at the expense of others. Yet in spreading power among the many—as in a democracy—individual votes no longer matter, and so …

Corbyn urges Labour MPs to end 'trench warfare' and back socialist vision for UK

Labour leader sets out leftwing agenda in speech that hits back at critics who say he is uninterested in winning elections<p>Jeremy Corbyn called on Labour MPs to “end the trench warfare” and get behind a socialist vision for Britain under which he would allow councils to borrow more, raise taxes on …

Jeremy Corbyn Needs To 'Prove Himself' To Voters, Says Angela Rayner

'Divided parties never win'<p>Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick<p>Jeremy Corbyn has yet to “prove himself” to the voters, one of his shadow cabinet allies has …

Back to School in the World’s Murder Capital

Sophia* has a cascade of dark curls and Cupid’s-bow lips that impose happiness on her whole face regardless of what she’s saying. Even when, in an …

El Salvador

The Latest: UN takes no action after arguments over Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):<p>10:30 p.m.<p>An emergency session of the U.N. Security Council on Syria has ended …

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Labour MPs branded 'traitors' at conference and told they face deselection if they oppose Corbyn

Labour MPS have been forced to run a gauntlet of hard-left activists calling them “traitors” and demanding that they were deselected because of their opposition to Jeremy Corbyn.<p>Group including the “Labour Party Marxists” and Socialist Labour were on Sunday stationed outside the entrance to the …

Does Marijuana Hold the Cure for Alzheimer's Disease?

<i>This article was originally published on the</i> Motley Fool.<p>The statistics associated with Alzheimer's disease are downright depressing.<p>The disease, …

The highs and lows of the Cameron years

From the Rose Garden double act with Nick Clegg to the humiliation of Brexit, we look back at the key moments – and crises – of six years as prime minister<p>His premiership started in sunlight in the Downing Street Rose Garden and ended in June outside No 10 after Britain voted to leave Europe, and …

Why has David Cameron quit as an MP - and what will he do next?

Two months ago, David Cameron was bullish about his determination to remain an MP despite losing the EU referendum and announcing his resignation as prime minister.<p>Speaking aboard his private plane on the way to a Nato meeting in Poland, the then prime minister told reporters on July 8 it was his …

Netherlands Unlikely to Sign Ukraine Treaty, Prime Minister Warns

The Netherlands is unlikely to ratify an EU treaty with Ukraine that Dutch voters roundly rejected in a referendum earlier in the year, its prime …

The Corbyn camp eyes the prize in a mood to compromise

The Labour leader’s team feel sacrifices from both sides of the party divide will be needed after the ballot results are announced<p>On the fourth floor of an unassuming trade union office opposite London’s Euston station is the centre of the campaign that looks set to sweep Jeremy Corbyn to success …

Theresa May to decide over Brexit talks,No 10 says, after Boris Johnson began setting Brexit strategy

Theresa May alone will decide the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU, Downing Street has said after Boris Johnson began setting out a strategy for Brexit.<p>Speaking in the United States, the Foreign Secretary on Thursday said that the UK will begin formal Brexit talks “early next year” and …

What does Brexit mean? With divorce talks looming, Britain still doesn’t have a clue.

By Griff Witte<p>Griff Witte<p>Europe-focused correspondent with extensive experience in the Middle East and South Asia<p>Email Bio Follow<p>LONDON — “Brexit means Brexit.”<p>So said Prime Minister Theresa May over and over and over this summer as she vaulted herself out of the hurricane-strength political …

Great Britain

World leaders approve plan to tackle refugee crisis

World leaders on Monday approved a declaration aimed at providing a more coordinated and humane response to the refugee crisis that has strained …

Human Rights

Mind-blowing music: Tinie Tempah's brain scan

What really happens to our brains when we hear music? For rapper Tinie Tempah, writing music is about capturing ‘a feeling’; for scientists, it can reveal the mysteries of the mind. So what happened when Tinie agreed to let some scan his brain ‘on music’?<p>‘Can science get us to a point where there’s …

How to Increase Your Critical Thinking Skills | Synonym

Critical thinking skills can be acquired and sharpened with deliberate practice.<p>Attributed to the ancient scholar Socrates, critical thinking is the …