Israel's opposition seeks swift end to Netanyahu immunity bid

World / Politics Jan 6, 2020

Israel's opposition seeks swift end to Netanyahu immunity bid

The Israeli opposition pushed Sunday for parliament to swiftly address Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's immunity request, potentially speeding up the embattled leader's appearance in court. Netanyahu announced his bid for immunity just two months before the March 2 general election, with opponents slamming the move ...

Austria's Greens approve coalition with conservatives

World / Politics Jan 5, 2020

Austria's Greens approve coalition with conservatives

Austria's Greens on Saturday formally approved a coalition deal with conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz, backing their leader's argument that it would keep the far right out of power and bring ambitious environmental reforms despite misgivings. The parties struck the deal on New Year's Day, ...

Business Dec 19, 2019

Political coverage row puts BBC funding under threat

Britain's new government is taking aim at the BBC, accusing it of bias in reporting the recently concluded elections that gave Prime Minister Boris Johnson a sweeping mandate. The row over perceived partiality from the corporation and ensuing threats about its license fee funding have ...