Theresa May is heading to a key EU summit after being embarrassed by her own MPs
Theresa May is set to arrive in Brussels for a key EU summit on Thursday having suffered a damaging defeat in Parliament over her central piece of Brexit legislation. The Prime Minister is to use the EU event to try and make the case for moving Brexit talks on to trade negotiations quickly, but European leaders will now be left wondering if she still has the political support in London to deliver any deal.
Republican tax deal opens up protected wildlife refuge to oil drilling
The tax reform bill compromise reached today among Senate Republicans contains a provision that will allow drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in northeastern Alaska. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said that the new draft bill “contains the single most important step I believe we can take to strengthen our energy security and create new wealth.”
Norway has completely switched off its FM radios
Norway has become the first country in the world to completely switch off its FM radios. Listeners in the country will now have to choose between DAB (digital audio broadcasting) signal or not having the radio on at all. Except some rebellious radio stations, including Oslo’s Metro Group, have defied the order and are continuing to broadcast despite the government order.