Fidel Castro: ‘For us he is an idol’

26 November 2016 Last updated at 12:47 GMT People on the streets of Havana have been expressing their sadness at the death of Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro: ‘For us he is an idol’

100 Women 2016: The woman defying Gaza’s biking ‘ban’

In Gaza, one woman is challenging the unwritten ban on women cycling after the age of puberty. Amna Suleiman tells the BBC’s 100 Women season that other women are finding it hard to take her lead. Our 100 Women season showcases three weeks of inspirational stories about 100 influential and inspirational women around the world […]

Donald Trump ally backs free trade deal with Britain to show America’s ‘solidarity with our indispensable ally’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Mr Trump publicly backed a similar position during his presidential campaign in a post uploaded on his website on June 24, the day after the Brexit vote.  “A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense,” the statement read.  “The whole […]

EU Draws Plans as UK Debates Post-Brexit Relationship – Newsweek

EU Draws Plans as UK Debates Post-Brexit Relationship – Newsweek

Senior officials from Britain’s EU partners gather next week to coordinate plans for looming Brexit negotiations with Prime Minister Theresa May—but they can do little in detail until London works out what it wants. Michel Barnier, the French former minister who will lead the negotiations for the European Commission, will host Tuesday’s follow-up “seminar” after […]

The UK Just Passed A Terrifying New ‘Big Brother’ Law – Complex

The UK Parliament has passed a terrifying new surveillance law that will let the government access the web browsing history of anyone in the country. The so-called “Snoopers’ Charter” (whose actual name is the Investigatory Powers Bill​) was introduced by the UK’s Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May, before she took office. […]

How to avoid the UK’s new online surveillance powers – The Verge

How to avoid the UK’s new online surveillance powers – The Verge

The UK is about to pass into law sweeping surveillance legislation that will force ISPs and mobile operators to keep a complete record of every citizen’s browsing history for up to a year. This information will be accessible without a warrant to intelligence services, the police, and a number of other government agencies — including, […]

Fidel Castro: Jeremy Corbyn praises ‘huge figure’

Fidel Castro: Jeremy Corbyn praises ‘huge figure’

Image copyright Getty Images Fidel Castro, who has died aged 90, was a “huge figure in our lives”, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said. Mr Corbyn praised the former Cuban president’s revolutionary “heroism”, his presence on the world stage and Cuba’s health and education systems. Mr Castro’s death was announced by his younger brother Raul […]