Forty-seven percent of those polled said the crippling strike action against the pension overhaul “should continue,” compared with 51 percent who said it should stop, the Elabe poll for the news channel BFMTV showed. Fifty-four percent of respondents expressed sympathy with the social movement against the controversial reform, as...
Two Katyusha rockets landed near the outside perimeter of Baghdad International Airport last night two days after four rockets struck a base near the airport, wounding five members of Iraq’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service. They were the latest in a spate of rocket strikes in the past five weeks...
President Emmanuel Macron’s government “has just set the retirement age at 64. This is both unfair and inequitable,” Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of the far-left La France Insoumise party, said on Twitter. MP Fabien Roussel, the national secretary of the French Communist party, accused the government of “confirming” its intention...
Elon Musk posed with the broken car as he fixed the window which the Tesla CEO said he repaired with parts from a junkyard. His mother, Maye Musk, wrote with the picture: “And people said you knew nothing about cars.” Mr Musk went on to mock himself for...
The UK has helped the US in trying to thwart China’s growing authority in the South China Sea, where they have engulfed contested island clusters with monstrous island fortresses. Hostility between China and the UK spiked in September this year, when Britain announced it would send its warship...
Russia has history in its attempts to form international groups, desperately trying to cling on to its fading Soviet Union legacy, but Moscow’s own hostility has scuppered its ambitions of garnering widespread influence. One example was the Commonwealth of Independent States, which now only has 10 members, predominantly...
Melania Trump smiled and clapped as the boy, Austin, came to the stage wearing a red yarmulke with the word ‘Trump’ on it.The First Lady then held the boy on stage while Donald Trump continued his speech at the signing event. The President went on to notice the...
Stefan Randak warned “massive job losses” would be “inevitable” across the sector over the coming years. Writing in German magazine Focus, the head of management consultancy Atreus said “all signs point to a downturn”. Mr Randak said: “Germany's key industry is in crisis: orders and profits are declining,...
Moscow said the tit-for-tat action was a standard diplomatic response to a similar move by Germany last week and said it hoped the dispute over Mr Khangoshvili’s killing would not further damage ties between the two countries. Berlin booted out two Russian diplomats last week over what it...
Ivanka and Jared are both senior advisers to US President Donald Trump, Ivanka on womens’ issues and Jared on strategic planning. Dubbed the First Daughter because of her unprecedented position in her father’s administration, Ivanka is often seen as a nicer, softer extension of the Trump brand. Similarly,...