Monday, January 30th, 2023

Venezuela NGOs fear new bill will put stranglehold on civil society | Global development

New legislation proposed by the Venezuelan government to regulate civil society groups would kill the last functioning remnant of the country’s democracy and take it a step closer to a police state, leading NGOs...

Rishi Sunak faces questions over Nadhim Zahawi sacking – UK politics live | Politics

Rishi Sunak to hold Q&A as Zahawi’s allies claim he was sacked unfairly and Labour says ‘many questions’ still unanswered Good morning. It was widely predicted that Nadhim Zahawi would lose his job as...

888’s Middle East VIP gambling accounts suspended as chief departs | Gambling

The online gambling company 888 has suspended its VIP customer accounts in the Middle East after an internal review found best practices had not been followed in some areas, including anti-money laundering processes. 888...

Home Office threatened with libel action over Prevent strategy review | Prevent strategy

An organisation that monitors Prevent, the UK government’s controversial programme to stop people getting drawn into terrorism, has warned of a defamation action against the Home Office before a review into the strategy. Prevent...

Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskiy calls for faster weapons supplies; fighting in Donetsk ‘very tough’ – live | Ukraine

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature Delays in the provision to Ukraine of western long-range fires systems, advanced air defence systems, and tanks have limited Ukraine’s...

Teal MP Monique Ryan taken to court by staffer Sally Rugg over alleged workplace law breach | Australian politics

The independent federal MP Monique Ryan is being sued for an alleged breach of workplace laws by her staffer Sally Rugg. Rugg, an activist and former GetUp campaign director, filed a case against Ryan...

Blinken begins Middle East trip with call for calm as Israeli-Palestinian violence flares | Israel

US secretary of state Antony Blinken has arrived in Egypt to begin a three-day visit to the Middle East where he will look to ease Israeli-Palestinian tensions after an eruption of violence. The US...

Arrernte traditional owners urge PM to ‘come back and talk to the elders’ amid Alice Springs crisis | Alice Springs

Arrernte traditional owners are urging the prime minster to return to Alice Springs to talk to elders on the ground following his visit last week in response to a surge in crime and antisocial...

Rishi Sunak set to unveil emergency care plan to slash NHS waiting times | Health

Rishi Sunak will vow to rapidly slash long waiting times for urgent NHS care with a promise of thousands more beds, 800 new ambulances and an expansion of community care backed by a dedicated...