Germany’s SPD shifts left but gives Merkel coalition ‘a chance’

Germany’s SPD shifts left but gives Merkel coalition ‘a chance’

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: The new, leftist leaders of Germany’s Social Democrats offered Angela Merkel’s struggling coalition a lifeline at a key congress on Friday (Dec 6) but vowed to push for more action on climate protection and public investments. Delegates at the SPD conference in Berlin rejected a motion to immediately quit the coalition, averting a […]

Nikki Haley: Confederate Flag Was About ‘Heritage’ Until Dylann Roof ‘Hijacked’ It

Nikki Haley: Confederate Flag Was About ‘Heritage’ Until Dylann Roof ‘Hijacked’ It

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley lamented that white supremacist Dylann Roof ― who carried out a shooting rampage at a historically Black church in South Carolina in 2015 ― “hijacked” the meaning of the Confederate flag, claiming it was once about American heritage. “South Carolina fell to our knees when this happened,” Haley told right-wing […]

Uber reveals sexual assault numbers – TechCrunch

Uber reveals sexual assault numbers – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Uber reveals thousands of sexual assault reports last year Uber just released its first-ever safety report, stating that it received 2,936 […]

French government sticks by pension reform as strike bites

French government sticks by pension reform as strike bites

PARIS: The French government on Friday (Dec 6) expressed determination to plough ahead with far-reaching pension reforms in the face of the biggest strikes in years, which have brought public transport in much of the country to a standstill. The strikes, which began on Thursday, have seen most high-speed trains cancelled, flights affected and most of the […]

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