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Keir Starmer hands major role to Labour leadership rival in huge shadow cabinet overhaul | Politics | News

The new Labour leader has appointed Lisa Nandy as Shadow Foreign Secretary and takes over from Emily Thonberry, who was eliminated early on in the leadership race. But there is no role on the revamped Shadow Cabinet for fellow leadership rival Rebecca LongBailey, who is a strong ally of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. His […]

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Who is Sir Keir Starmer? Meet the MP who is favourite to become Labour leader

The latest headlines in your inbox Sir Keir Starmer is the current favourite to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. The MP for Holborn and St Pancras entered the race with calls to “rebuild” the party “fast”. The shadow Brexit secretary said Labour had lost the public’s trust over a lack of clarity on Brexit, anit-Semitism and a […]

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A Tribute to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (1936 – 2019) — Global Issues

Opinion by Nayema Nusrat (new york) Monday, December 23, 2019 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Dec 23 (IPS) – “When I think about Bangladesh, I think about everybody. Not everybody is enjoying Rabindranath and the great literature and culture that Bangladesh has. But I think everybody has got the right to have this experience”, deeply […]

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Democrats pick over Labour loss in UK as Biden warns of moving ‘so far’ left

Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA Labour’s crushing defeat in the British general election ignited instant debate among Democrats in the US, with 2020 election frontrunner Joe Biden framing it as a warning to the party against moving too far left. Related: Centrists say this is proof Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren can’t win. They are wrong | […]

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Socialist Jeremy Corbyn to step down as leader of Labour Party after defeat in U.K. election

LONDON — Jeremy Corbyn, the socialist leader of the opposition Labour Party, announced Friday he will step down after projected election results showed the party not only failed to oust the ruling Conservatives but also lost a swath of formerly dependable seats. Corbyn admitted it had been a “very disappointing” night as support crumbled in […]

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How many seats for a majority? Boris Johnson wins election landslide

Boris Johnson is set to win a landslide Tory majority of 86 in the House of Commons, according to an exit poll for the general election. The poll, conducted by Ipsos Mori for the BBC, ITV and Sky News, suggested the Conservatives would win 368 seats, with Labour on 191 and the SNP on 55. If the forecast […]

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Why Is Growth Slowing in China? — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Vladimir Popov (berlin and kuala lumpur) Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Inter Press Service BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (IPS) – China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 14%. Since then, its growth rate has declined by more than half to 6.6% in 2018. The five-year moving average growth rate […]

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General election: McDonnell admits antisemitism has hurt Labour campaign – live news | Politics

“My message (to the Labour party) would be listen carefully, I’ll never do anything that puts Boris Johnson into Downing Street, but Labour, in order to get a Queen’s speech and a budget through, if they’re in a minority position, need the support of another party. “And if Scotland votes for the SNP in a […]

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Gains and Losses of Irregular Migration — Global Issues

Opinion by Jan Lundius (stockholm / rome) Friday, December 06, 2019 Inter Press Service STOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 06 (IPS) – While opening a newspaper or watching a TV program we are every day made aware of the plights of irregular migrants. Some recent examples among many – on 24 October, 39 Chinese nationals were […]

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Jeremy Corbyn did not confront Donald Trump on NHS, Labour admits

The latest headlines in your inbox Jeremy Corbyn failed to confront Donald Trump despite planning to tackle him over the NHS, Labour admitted today. Ahead of a Nato reception at Buckingham Palace last night, the Labour leader said he was hoping to ask the President for assurances that any trade relationship “will absolutely not” involve […]

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