Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who was the first Black American to hold the position, has died aged 84 due to complications following his Covid-19 diagnosis.
On Friday the 15th of October, Conservative MP Sir David Amess was stabbed to death. According to the BBC, ‘Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed multiple times at his constituency surgery in Essex.
Fine Gael’s support has plummeted in the latest Ipsos/MRBI poll, published last week. According to the poll, support for the party has slipped to 22%. In contrast, Sinn Féin has gained five points since the last poll and now leads by ten points at 32%, while Fianna Fáil has held at 20%. This is the highest Ipsos/MRBI poll rating for Sinn Féin.
In recent days, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has resigned in the wake of a corruption scandal in a bid to save his coalition government. According to Politico, ‘Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigned Saturday evening, bowing to growing pressure over a bombshell corruption probe that has rocked the country’s political establishment to its core.
The High Court of Australia, in a recent decision, has held that media companies are liable for defamatory comments left on their public social media pages. This has prompted companies including CNN to delete their Facebook page in Australia.