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Climate talks ‘could be turning point’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionUS president’s climate warning “Submerged countries, abandoned cities and fields that no longer grow” US President Barack Obama has said the UN climate conference in Paris could be a “turning point” in global efforts to limit future temperature rises. Negotiators from 195 countries will try to reach a deal within two weeks aimed at [...]

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Labour MPs to get free vote on Syria

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Jeremy Corbyn says he will grant Labour MPs a free vote on UK air strikes in Syria – with a Commons debate expected on Wednesday. Mr Corbyn’s spokesman said the shadow cabinet had “accepted his recommendation” of a free vote. He has also requested a two-day debate in the House of Commons [...]

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Junior doctors’ strike called off

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AP Tuesday’s strike by junior doctors in England has been called off, but major disruption has already been caused as thousands of operations have been cancelled. The British Medical Association agreed to suspend Tuesday’s walk-out following a last-minute breakthrough at talks. But it came too late for hospitals – more than 4,000 patients [...]

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‘No majority yet’ for Syria strikes

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 29, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionMichael Fallon sets out the case for air strikes in Syria. The government does not yet have enough votes from MPs to back air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said. He told the BBC he had been in talks with Labour MPs but added: “We’ve got to keep [...]

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Murray wins Davis Cup for Britain

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 29, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Andy Murray wins Davis Cup for GB Great Britain have won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936 after Andy Murray beat Belgium’s David Goffin to clinch the decisive point in Ghent. Murray won 6-3 7-5 6-3 to give the visitors an unassailable 3-1 [...]

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Global rallies demand climate action

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 29, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionPolice used tear gas to move protesters, some of whom threw objects at police Hundreds of thousands of people are marching worldwide to demand action to stop climate change, but one protest in Paris was marred by violence. More than 2,000 events are happening globally on the eve of a UN summit in the [...]

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Vardy breaks goalscoring record

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Jamie Vardy broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record as he became the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches. The Leicester striker netted in the first half of his side’s game against Manchester United. Dutchman Van Nistelrooy achieved the feat for Manchester United across two seasons in 2003. Vardy’s run has included 13 [...]

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Erdogan ‘saddened’ by Russia plane loss

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Erdogan has been unrepentant about the shooting down of the Russian jet Turkey’s president has said he is “saddened” by the downing of a Russian combat jet by Turkish forces on the Syrian border last Tuesday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he wished the incident had not happened and hoped [...]

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Shapps quits amid Tory bullying claims

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Grant Shapps has quit as international development minister amid claims he failed to act on allegations of bullying, Downing Street has said. Claims have engulfed the Conservatives following the apparent suicide in September of a youth activist. Mr Shapps told the prime minister the “buck should stop with me” concerning issues while he was party [...]

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Labour seeks way out of Syria row

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 27, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionWatson: It ‘won’t come’ to resignations Senior shadow cabinet members are seeking to defuse a row over UK air strikes in Syria that threatens to split the Labour Party. Leader Jeremy Corbyn is against air strikes – putting him at odds with more than half of his top team. He faced warnings of resignations [...]

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