Italian conservative Tajani wins race to head European Parliament

Italian conservative Tajani wins race to head European Parliament

Centre-right politician Antonio Tajani was elected the new president of the European Parliament on Tuesday after defeating his socialist rival, a fellow Italian, in a daylong series of votes. The new speaker, 63, a former EU commissioner and an ally of former premier Silvio Berlusconi, succeeds German Social Democrat Martin Schulz at a time of […]

Trump picks China critic to head US trade body

Trump picks China critic to head US trade body

In another sign that he intends to shake up relations with China, President-elect Donald Trump named economist Peter Navarro to lead a newly created White House council on trade. In another sign that he intends to shake up relations with China, President-elect Donald Trump named economist Peter Navarro to lead a newly created White House […]

Climate sceptic to head environment agency as Trump fills out cabinet

Climate sceptic to head environment agency as Trump fills out cabinet

Donald Trump on Wednesday picked a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official, a retired general as homeland security chief and Iowa’s governor as US ambassador to China in choices at odds with some of his recent pronouncements. Trump, continuing to build his Cabinet as he prepares to take office on Jan. 20, […]

French conservatives head to the polls to pick 2017 nominee

French conservatives head to the polls to pick 2017 nominee

French conservatives on Sunday are choosing their nominee for next year’s vital presidential election from among two former prime ministers with deep experience in government and differing views on how to prevent more terror attacks on French soil. The contenders in the conservative’s primary runoff – Francois Fillon, 62, and 71-year-old Alain Juppe – are […]

Man Born With The Upside-Down Head, Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, Becomes Inspirational Speaker

Man Born With The Upside-Down Head, Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, Becomes Inspirational Speaker

A man born with physical disabilities so severe his head is upside-down, has defied medical odds to become an inspirational public speaker. Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, 37, has badly deformed legs, almost no use of his arms and hands and his neck is folded back on itself. Doctors told his mother to stop feeding him […]