On Raw Politics this Monday:
Yellow Vest Protests in France pick up steam
After a hiatus over the festive season, demonstrators were back in action across France as the Yellow Vest movement gains momentum again.
Meanwhile, protests are spreading to cities across Europe, with security personnel in Berlin demanding better pay and trade unions, while protesters in Belgium were blocking roads and calling for better treatment of transport workers.
US government shutdown continues
Across the pond, US lawmakers are at loggerheads over a Trump demand for the funding of a border wall with Mexico. The government is now entering its third week of being partially shut down.
The Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives with Nancy Pelosi taking over as House Speaker while the deadlock with Republicans set to continue.
EU-Romania spat overshadows bloc Presidency
Romania has become president of the bloc for the next six months, but disagreements with the EU are set to overshadow their reign.