Farage seeking ‘new party’ in case UK fights Euro elections – BBC News

Farage seeking ‘new party’ in case UK fights Euro elections – BBC News

Media captionNigel Farage ‘looking for new party’ Nigel Farage says he is ready to fight the European elections in May if Brexit is delayed. The former UKIP leader, who quit his party in December, said he was seeking “the right political vehicle”. As things stand, the European Parliament is axing most of the UK’s seats, […]

UK’s Labour Party seeks ‘frank’ debate on Brexit impasse – Seattle Times

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s opposition Labour Party is calling for an “open and frank debate” on the government’s stalled Brexit plan and an increased role for Parliament in managing Britain’s departure from the European Union but still won’t meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. Keir Starmer, the party’s Brexit spokesman, used a speech Saturday to […]

Burkina Faso: Prime Minister and cabinet resign from office

Burkina Faso: Prime Minister and cabinet resign from office

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prime Minister Thieba has been under pressure over a surge in militancy The Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Paul Kaba Thieba, has resigned from office along with his entire cabinet. No reason was given for the move, which was announced in a televised statement by the country’s president. Mr […]

Man arrested over Israeli student’s killing

Man arrested over Israeli student’s killing

Image copyright Victoria Police Image caption Police released these images of Aiia Maasarwe, taken on the night she was killed A man has been arrested over the killing of a 21-year-old Israeli student in Melbourne, Australian police say. The body of Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was found near La Trobe University in the city’s north. She […]

‘IS Beatles’: Mother loses high court challenge over evidence

‘IS Beatles’: Mother loses high court challenge over evidence

Media captionInterview with so-called ‘IS Beatles’ duo The mother of one of four suspected Islamic State fighters has lost a legal challenge against the UK’s sharing of evidence with the US without seeking assurances he would not be executed. El Shafee Elsheikh is accused of belonging to an IS cell which is thought to have […]

The Arab country turning to ‘female Viagra’

The Arab country turning to ‘female Viagra’

Image caption Flibanserin is produced in Egypt by a local pharmaceutical company As Egypt becomes the first Arab country to authorise the production and sale of a drug meant to boost the female libido, the BBC’s Sally Nabil explores whether there’s a market for it in such a socially conservative country. “I felt drowsy and […]

Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns stabbed Gdansk mayor

Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns stabbed Gdansk mayor

Media captionThousands of mourners gather in Gdansk to remember Pawel Adamowicz Thousands of Poles have been attending the funeral of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk who was fatally stabbed last Sunday. Large screens around St Mary’s Basilica in the city and across the country broadcast Saturday’s service live. Mr Adamowicz, a liberal critic of […]

Brexit: Theresa May should become mediator, says Sir John Major

Brexit: Theresa May should become mediator, says Sir John Major

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May needs to become a mediator to help break the Brexit deadlock in Parliament, former prime minister John Major has said. He wants MPs to be given a vote on all Brexit options, indicating their preference on the way forward. Mrs May should consider dropping her red lines “in the […]

Speaker Bercow ‘could be denied peerage’

Speaker Bercow ‘could be denied peerage’

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Speaker John Bercow has been criticised by some Tory MPs Such is the anger with the Speaker at senior levels of government, it has been suggested he could be blocked from getting a peerage when he retires. Ministers are furious at what they see as John Bercow’s “bias” during […]

Brexit: Did Boris Johnson talk Turkey during referendum campaign?

Brexit: Did Boris Johnson talk Turkey during referendum campaign?

The claim: Boris Johnson told a Channel 4 News reporter that he “didn’t say anything about Turkey during the referendum. Since I made no remarks…I can’t disown them”. Reality Check verdict: Boris Johnson talked about the issue of Turkey joining the EU several times in the lead-up to 23 June 2016 and was co-signatory of […]