Protests as Bannon defends Europe’s far right at debate

Trump’s controversial former top aide was interviewed for festival in London

Protesters voiced their anger on Saturday as Steve Bannon took part in a controversial live debate in which he defended far-right political figures in Italy and Hungary.

Speaking in New York at the Open Future festival organised by the Economist, Donald Trump’s former aide hailed Matteo Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister, and Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s nationalist prime minister, for attempting to protect the “sovereignty of their country”.

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Update On Protests In Basra

Unrest in one of Iraq’s biggest cities, Basra, has shaken up the country at a time of political instability. Basra is an oil hub, but people are poor and a water crisis has pushed them to the edge.