Fireworks, smoke & tear gas start new decade

A packed Times Square in New York was set for its annual New Year’s ball drop after crisis-marred celebrations in other countries ended a year of worldwide upheaval that saw strike-hit Paris welcome the new decade with fireworks, and London’s Big Ben ring out after a long restoration. Continue Reading

British MPs reject Brexit deal, seek new path

British MPs will attempt to chart a new Brexit path on Monday after rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third time, leaving her strategy in tatters and the country in limbo. With less than two weeks to go until the day Britain risks crashing out of the European Union, MPs will hold a series of votes to try and find a majority-backed plan to end the current crisis. Continue Reading