The shadow business secretary, Keir Starmer, has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, despite the fact that he has yet to formally declare his candidature in the Labour leadership contest.
US Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist who mounted a fierce challenge to frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign, said on Tuesday he will again seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020.
One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, you have to pinch yourself to make sense of it all. In “Fire and Fury”, Michael Wolff’s gossipy tale of the White House, which did not welcome Trump’s anniversary so much as punch it in the face, the leader of the free world is portrayed as a monstrously selfish toddler-emperor seen by his own staff as unfit for office. America is caught up in a debate about the president’s sanity. Seemingly unable to contain himself, Trump fans the flames by taking to Twitter to crow about his “very stable genius” and, in a threat to North Korea, to boast about the impressive size of his nuclear button.
Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has been elected Liberia's new president by a wide margin as the West African nation faces its first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has said that US President Donald Trump's presidency has put a "spotlight" on the risks of nuclear weapons and "now" is the time to scrap the weapons of mass destruction.