British Prime Minister Theresa May chose to delay a key parliamentary vote Monday on the exit deal she reached with the European Union, in the face of almost certain defeat - which would likely have brought her leadership to an end. May says she will go back to Brussels to try to seal further guarantees on a future trade deal to avoid triggering the so-called ‘Irish backstop’. Henry Ridgwell reports.
A U.S. energy official says “no country should have to sacrifice economic prosperity or energy security in pursuit of environmental sustainability” during a U.N. climate discussions in Poland. Preston Wells Griffith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Affairs at the Department of Energy, spoke at a U.S. government-sponsored event Monday in Katowice, responding to criticism of the U.S. administration's policy of supporting the fossil fuel industry. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Survey in 12 countries that are home to 96 percent of European Jews showed widespread malaise at a rise in hate crimes which Jewish communities blame in part on anti-Semitic comments by politicians that stoke a climate of impunity