Among those cited as 5-Star’s possible future leader are Conte, who was once the party’s candidate for civil service minister, Industry Minister Stefano Patuanelli and Alessandro Di Battista, a former lawmaker who did not stand at the last election but is still popular among party supporters. … [Read more...] about Italy’s Di Maio quits as 5-Star leader in blow to government
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Iraq has already been drawn into a worrying tit-for-tat between the US and Iran over the past month. A similar attack on a northern Iraqi base killed an American contractor, and the US retaliated with a strike on an Iran-backed faction known as Kataeb Hezbollah. … [Read more...] about US embassy in Iraq hit by rocket attack, wounding at least one
Udhayanidhi can be expected to campaign for the DMK candidate and any victory for the party will be hailed as his acceptance, it will not be the case if the party were to lose that he will take the responsibility, as Rahul Gandhi has done in the case of the nation-wide reversal for the Congress-UPA (barring ‘Dravidian’ Tamil Nadu). There is no knowing why the party should have hurried the ‘coronation’ of the ‘yuvraj’, ahead of the Vellore vote and more so without waiting for the state’s full-acceptance of Stalin’s leadership in the much-expected assembly polls, due in May 2021. … [Read more...] about DMK’s rising son to counter Superstar effect?
‘Behind them — behind us, behind the armies and fleets of Britain and France — gather a group of shattered states and bludgeoned races: the Czechs, the Poles, the Norwegians, the Danes, the Dutch, the Belgians — upon all of whom the long night of barbarism will descend, unbroken even by a star of hope, unless we conquer, as conquer we must; as conquer we shall. … [Read more...] about Words that won the war: How Churchill was acutely aware Britain’s fate lay in his ability to rouse the nation (so it’s no wonder audiences are cheering his speeches in new film Darkest Hour)!
'You're fired' — Trump administration casualties Reince Priebus Reince Priebus, former White House chief of staff, was forced out just six months into his tenure after a public feud with Anthony Scaramucci, the White House communications director. Priebus was reportedly among those West Wing staffers who had opposed hiring Scaramucci. … [Read more...] about Trump says ‘get rid of’ Ukraine ambassador in recording
Brexit timeline: Charting Britain's turbulent exodus from Europe March 2019: Extension after second defeat Following the second defeat of May's divorce deal, the European Council met in Brussels on March 21 to decide what to do next. EU leaders gave May two options: delay Brexit until May 22 if MPs vote for the withdrawal deal or delay it until April 12 if they vote against the deal. If the deal were to fail again in Parliament, May could ask for a long extension. … [Read more...] about UK’s Theresa May apologizes to Caribbean ‘Windrush Generation’ for clampdown