Recent News Headlines : Government

THE GOVERNMENT IS STILL REFUSING TO MAKE GAY CONVERSION THERAPY ILLEGAL


The government has already taken steps to prevent the practice of gay conversion therapy in the UK... READ MORE

16th February, 2018 319

ON-AGAIN, OFF-AGAIN BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION: HOW WE GOT HERE


How bad are our banks? the inquiry that could kill the government... READ MORE

11th February, 2018 94

WITH IS DOWN BUT NOT OUT, SYRIA'S WAR ESCALATES ON MULTIPLE FRONTS


But the United States remains entrenched in a large swath of northeastern Syria that US-backed, Kurdish-led militias seized from the Islamic State... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 1

'BANNED' TEAM RUSSIA IN SPOTLIGHT AS OLYMPICS OFFICIALLY BEGIN


In fact, Jacob Zuma's government only started drafting a national water plan in late December... READ MORE

9th February, 2018 83

WHY OTTAWA'S RULES FOR ENERGY PROJECTS LEAVE SOME HOPEFUL BUT OTHERS CONCERNED


There were high expectations headed into Thursday's long-awaited announcement on how Ottawa would overhaul the approval process for major energy projects in Canada... READ MORE

9th February, 2018 319

THE CABINET FILES REVEAL NATIONAL SECURITY BREACHES, NBN NEGOTIATIONS, WELFARE REFORM PLANS


Infographic A conversation between the Australian Federal Police and and Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet about National Security Committee documents... READ MORE

9th February, 2018 24001

FAR FROM WINDING DOWN, SYRIAS WAR ESCALATES ON MULTIPLE FRONTS


Even if the government retakes Idlib and Eastern Ghouta, that will not end the war... READ MORE

8th February, 2018 6484

TESLA, AUSTRALIA TO TURN 50,000 HOMES INTO POWER GENERATORS


More than 60 percent of electricity generation in Australia is from coal, with 14 percent from renewables, according to government data published in 2016... READ MORE

5th February, 2018 12

MALAWI FARMERS RESORT TO HOME-MADE REPELLENTS TO COMBAT ARMYWORMS


Jessy and James Kanjala live in Mulanje district, about 60 kilometres east of the commercial capital, Blantyre... READ MORE

5th February, 2018 21

INDIA BUDGET FOCUSES ON RURAL AREAS AHEAD OF ELECTION


Last year, the government set a target of raising annual health spending to 2.5 percent of India's GDP by 2025... READ MORE

1st February, 2018 1014

U.K. GOVERNMENT WILL GIVE PARLIAMENT INITIAL BREXIT ANALYSIS


Britain's government said on Wednesday it would hand over to Parliament what it called an initial analysis of the impact of Brexit, trying to deflect accus... READ MORE

1st February, 2018 0

ARE ARMED PRO-GOVERNMENT VIGILANTES RISING IN TURKEY?


Now there are fears a recent government decree could let them operate with impunity... READ MORE

1st February, 2018 213

SAUDI GOVERNMENT TO SEIZE OVER $100B IN 'CORRUPTION CRACKDOWN'


Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was released on Saturday from the luxury hotel where he was been held since November, according to his associates... READ MORE

30th January, 2018 4

JORDAN ENDS BREAD SUBSIDY, DOUBLING PITA PRICES


The price of a kilo of white pita bread was raised 60 percent to 0.40 dinars 0.5 from 0.25 dinars 0.3 and price of large pita bread nearly doubled... READ MORE

26th January, 2018 1419

GOVERNMENT URGED TO INTERVENE OVER RESORT FEES TURNING DREAM HOMES INTO 'NIGHTMARE'


Annastacia Palaszczuk says she will make enquiries into a lease held by Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 116

US SENATE REACHES DEAL TO END GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN


Republican Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, also said in the Senate that at noon, every senator can vote to end this government shutdown ... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 676

US SHUTDOWN TO END AS SENATE STRIKES DEAL


The US government partial shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 3447

SHUTDOWN EXTENDS INTO THIRD DAY AS SENATE FAILS TO END IMPASSE


The White House blamed Schumer for the standoff, and said the Trump administration would not discuss immigration legislation until funding for the government was secured... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 270

DEAD DOLPHINS AND A FISHING ROW


But this, say conservationists, is an attempt to hide the impact of commercial fishing on endangered species... READ MORE

21st January, 2018 2100

SIGNS OF GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN SPOTTY BUT SYMBOLIC


The shuttered icons were some of the easiest-to-spot impacts of the partial government closure... READ MORE

21st January, 2018 0

SENATE DEMOCRATS BLOCK FUNDING BILL, US GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN


Washington Senate Democrats blocked passage of a stopgap spending bill to keep the US government open past midnight on Friday, local time 4pm ADST ... READ MORE

20th January, 2018 525

HOW MUCH WOULD GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN 2018 COST TAXPAYERS?


While it's unclear how long the shutdown could last, one thing experts agree on is that shutting down the government actually costs taxpayers, and the U.S. economy... READ MORE

18th January, 2018 42

GOVERNMENT WILL BEGIN COLLECTING EUR13BN APPLE TAX BILL EARLY NEXT YEAR


The announcement comes two months after the European Commission said it would sue the Government for not collecting the money quickly enough... READ MORE

18th January, 2018 302

ETHIOPIA FREES OPPOSITION LEADER MERERA GUDINA


Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been released from prison after more than a year in detention... READ MORE

17th January, 2018 1388

HOSPITAL TROLLEY CRISIS IS NOT DEFENSIBLE, SAYS VARADKAR


The Taoiseach has admitted that the ongoing hospital trolley crisis is not defensible ... READ MORE

16th January, 2018 0

PHONE-HOOKED DRIVERS FACE LICENSE SUSPENSION IN FRANCE


President Emmanuel Macron's government is under pressure to combat resurgent road accident numbers... READ MORE

9th January, 2018 0

BREXIT BILL MAY HAVE BROKEN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT LAW, SAYS UN


Exclusive compliance committee considers complaint alleging government breached Aarhus convention by not consulting public over withdrawal bill... READ MORE

9th January, 2018 5902

PLASTIC MICROBEADS BAN ENTERS FORCE IN UK


The UK government first pledged to ban plastic microbeads in September 2016, following a US ban in 2015... READ MORE

9th January, 2018 72923

COUNCIL CUTS RED TAPE FOR BUSINESSES


The current government has taken a series of measures to cut red tape, reduce corporate burdens and improve the business environment... READ MORE

4th January, 2018 0

ETHIOPIA TO PARDON POLITICAL PRISONERS, SHUT PRISON


Hailemariam Desalegn says Ethiopia plans to pardon political prisoners and close a notorious prison in Addis Ababa... READ MORE

3rd January, 2018 1595

Trending News Headlines : Government

ROMANIAS LEADERS BACK DOWN, BUT PROTESTERS ARENT GOING ANYWHERE


At the time, Mr. Ponta was already facing corruption charges, the first sitting prime minister in Romanian history to do so... READ MORE

6th February, 2017 43356

TRUMP'S TAXES MUST BE RELEASED BEFORE TAX REFORM


Trump's taxes must be released before tax reform: Painter and Eisen... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 42271

MINISTERS 'REFUSING TO PAY FOR FIRE SAFETY MEASURES' AFTER GRENFELL


However, the government appears determined not to fund or allow additional borrowing for any improvements that go beyond essential safety works... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 10585

RAJASTHAN FARMERS SIT NECK-DEEP TO PROTEST LAND DEAL


Farmers have been protesting since the land acquisition notice was issued in 2010... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 10512

GREENING DROPS PLANS TO ALLOW COUNCILS TO OPT OUT


Clause removed from children and social work bill after concerns it threatened protections built up over decades... READ MORE

3rd March, 2017 7760

'IT'S AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF MONEY'


The cost to fix the federal government's troubled Phoenix pay system has risen above the original amount spent to implement it... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 7531

HUGE INCREASE IN BADGER CULLING WILL SEE UP TO 33,500 ANIMALS SHOT


Devon now has six badger culls under way, with Somerset and Wiltshire having three each, with others in Cheshire, Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire... READ MORE

11th September, 2017 7247

WE BAILED OUT THE BANKERS AND YET WERE READY TO THROW CARE WORKERS TO THE WOLVES


Then, the government stepped in to prevent people losing thousands of pounds in savings and to avoid economic catastrophe... READ MORE

5th November, 2017 6132

BORIS JOHNSON SAYS THERE IS 'NO PLAN' FOR BREXIT WITHOUT A DEAL BUT DAVID DAVIS SAID THERE WAS


However, the Foreign Secretary's admission also directly contradicts previous statements made by the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 3934

HOW ETHIOPIA BECAME A LAND OF PRYING EYES


Mr. Alene is a government official, whose job includes elements of both informant and enforcer... READ MORE

6th November, 2017 3737

MORE THAN 30 CHILD PROTECTION DEPARTMENTS IN SPECIAL MEASURES


Pretty much every council in the country now considers children's social care to be their biggest headache, not adult social care... READ MORE

10th December, 2017 3405

THE CLEAN ENERGY TARGET IS GONE, SO WHAT HAVE WE GOT INSTEAD? AND WHAT DOES A NATIONAL ENERGY GUARANTEE MEAN FOR CONSUMERS?


In November last year the Government promised to reduce emissions by between 26 and 28 per cent by 2030 as part of the Paris climate change accord... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 3144

ETHIOPIA LIFTS STATE OF EMERGENCY IMPOSED IN OCTOBER


Demands included an end arbitrary arrests and respect for regional autonomy... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 2745

AIR POLLUTION LAWSUIT SET TO GO AHEAD DESPITE DELAYED GOVERNMENT PLAN


Nitrogen dioxide causes 23,500 of the 40,000 premature deaths caused by air pollution each year, according to the government's own data... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 2422

ICELAND RULING PARTY AHEAD DESPITE LOSSES


Iceland's main centre-right party looks set to remain the largest in a snap election called after a scandal over a paedophile toppled the coalition... READ MORE

29th October, 2017 2044

THOUSANDS EXPECTED AT PRO-CHOICE RALLY IN DUBLIN AHEAD OF ABORTION LAW VOTE


Thousands of people are expected on the streets of Dublin later to call for change to Ireland's strict abortion laws... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 1826

KENYAN CLOSURE OF DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP BLOCKED BY HIGH COURT


The High Court in Kenya has blocked the government's bid to close the largest refugee camp in the world... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 1674

WOMEN'S DAY: GLOBAL RALLIES FOR EQUAL RIGHTS


Even today, on International Women's Day, you are still caught up in your routine, working tirelessly, always on time... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 1668

KASHMIR SHUTS DOWN SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR A MONTH


After roiling student protests on April 17 in Pulwama, in south Kashmir, the government suspended college classes in the region for several days... READ MORE

26th April, 2017 1629

58 PEOPLE MISSING, PRESUMED DEAD AS THERESA MAY ADMITS RESPONSE WAS 'NOT GOOD ENOUGH'


Understandably, those living in similar high rise blocks to Grenfell Tower also want answers... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 1483

BRITAIN'S RICHEST 10% SPENDS MORE ON WINE THAN THE POOREST 10% SPENDS ON WATER


Britain's Richest 10 percent Spends More On Wine Than The Poorest 10 percent Spends On Water... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 1434

UK GOVERNMENT SUED FOR THIRD TIME OVER DEADLY AIR POLLUTION


The UK government is being sued for a third time over the widespread illegal levels of air pollution, which cause 40,000 early deaths every year... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 1431

VENEZUELA ELECTION RESULTS 'MANIPULATED' BY AT LEAST 1 MILLION VOTES, POLLING COMPANY SAYS


The announcement added to widespread allegations of fraud in the election that handed sweeping controls to the government... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 1416

GOVERNMENT'S AIR QUALITY PLAN BRANDED INADEQUATE BY CITY LEADERS


Air pollution fears see demand for diesel cars fall by fifth... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 1244

CROSS-PARTY GROUP OF MPS CALL ON GOVE TO ADOPT CLEAN AIR BILL


The government's plans to tackle air pollution have been found by judges to be so poor that they are unlawful... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 1226

GOVERNMENT SET TO FACE FRESH LEGAL CHALLENGE OVER AIR POLLUTION CRISIS


The prospect of legal action comes amid growing concern about the scale of the UK's air pollution crisis... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 1170

PUBLIC SECTOR STAFF SHORTAGES LOSING THE NUMBERS


The government has missed its teacher training targets for secondary school teachers five years in a row, with particular problems in maths, physics and computing... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 1030

A SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE UK ELECTION RESULT


Instead, the opposition Labour Party has won back many seats... READ MORE

9th June, 2017 934

THE WEIRDEST QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASKED BORDER PATROL ABOUT BUILDING TRUMP'S BORDER WALL


We accessed hundreds of emailed questions people sent the government about building the border wall. Here are some highlights... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 927

COLOMBIA AND ELN IN TALKS TO END 52 YEARS OF WAR


The government and the National Liberation Army ELN began peace talks on Tuesday in neighbouring Ecuador after more than three years of failed attempts... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 802


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