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Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:30:09 GMT

Theresa May will urge Brussels to ignore the rule book and do whatever it takes to ensure the security of Europe is protected after Brexit. In a speech in Munich, the Prime Minister will warn that "rigid institutional restrictions" and "deep-seated ideology" must not be allowed to jeopardise the safety of citizens.




Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu discussed the prospect of -...

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:21:32 GMT

Up to 100 Islamic State fighters could in theory attempt to return to Britain, a senior counter-terror officer has disclosed. But he played down the prospect of all those who are technically eligible to re-enter the country doing so.




Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico, no deaths reported new

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:12:11 GMT

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. Crowds of people gathered on Mexico City's central Reforma Avenue as well as on streets in Oaxaca state's capital, nearer the quake's epicenter.




Clashes between police and protesters in Bologna, Italy

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:55:38 GMT

Italian police have turned water cannon on anti-fascist protesters who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova in Bologna. Clashes broke out on Friday afternoon when police intervened to prevent anti-fascist demonstrators from occupying a square in the traditionally left-wing city of Bologna where the Forza Nuova leader was scheduled to speak.




Brazil's military to take control of Rio police as drug violence spirals

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:34:02 GMT

Brazil's federal government has issued a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's local police amid a spike in violence. The move is significant, symbolically and in practical terms, for Latin America's largest nation, where many still remember the brutal 1964-1985 military dictatorship.




First British astronaut - delighted' to be a role model

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:54:17 GMT

Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman is made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle Helen Sharman was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George by the Queen at Windsor Castle on Friday. Speaking after the investiture ceremony, Ms Sharman told the Press Association: "While I've always been delighted to be a role model in whatever way, I think it's very powerful that I was the first British astronaut regardless of gender.




A Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:14:49 GMT

A visiting minister has told Bangladesh's president that Burma is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence there, an official has said. Presidential spokesman Joynal Abedin said on Friday that Burma's Home Minister, Kyaw Swe, told President Abdul Hamid in Dhaka that Burma was ready to take back Rohingya under a deal signed by the countries late last year.




Prince Harry to meet England rugby squad at Twickenham

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:52:27 GMT

Prince Harry pictured last year with England rugby player James Haskell during a visit to an England Rugby Squad training session at Twickenham Stadium in London. Harry, in his role as patron of the Rugby Football Union , will watch England's rugby stars being put through their paces at Twickenham Stadium on Friday.




The incident happened in Christchurch, New Zealand

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:52:26 GMT

Local media said the location of the crash - at the junction of Shands Road and Blakes Road in Prebbleton - was among the most dangerous junctions in the Canterbury region. A spokesman from the Foreign Office said: "We are assisting the family of two British nationals following their death in New Zealand.




Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend the G20 summit in Hamburg.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:52:25 GMT

Theresa May is to hold talks with German chancellor Angela Merkel amid growing impatience among EU leaders at the UK's reluctance to spell out its goals in the Brexit negotiations. The two leaders will meet in Berlin on Friday ahead of a speech by the Prime Minister in Munich on Saturday on Britain's future security relations with the EU.




Sir Billy Connolly backs drive to raise cash for Mandela statue

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:42:08 GMT

The Big Yin joins a trio of prominent Glaswegians who have signed up as NMSMF patrons Comedian and actor Sir Billy Connolly has backed a drive to raise cash for a statue in memory of Nelson Mandela. The Big Yin joins a trio of prominent Glaswegians who have signed up as patrons of the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation .




Charles to reignite steel furnace in - milestone' for the industry

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:42:07 GMT

The Prince of Wales is to mark a "major milestone" in the steel industry by formally reigniting a previously mothballed furnace. The electric arc furnace at Liberty Speciality Steels in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, was mothballed by previous owners during the steel crisis two-and-a-half years ago.




CCTV probed in search for missing man last seen in Hamburg

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:31:04 GMT

Speaking to reporters in Germany, he said: "There have been a couple more potential sightings that the police are currently working on and reviewing CCTV on those areas. "After that there is no other image of Liam.




Ukip faces costs bill over MEP defamation case linked to Rotherham scandal

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:06:58 GMT

Ukip took a "deliberate, informed and calculated" decision to ensure that a defamation action brought by Rotherham's three Labour MPs should not be settled before the General Election, the High Court has ruled. A year ago, Mr Justice Warby said that Jane Collins, MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, should pay A 54,000 in damages to each MP over remarks she made about the town's child abuse scandal.




The Latest: South Africa's opposition to boycott election

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:38:11 GMT

The Democratic Alliance said Thursday that the parliament should be dissolved and new national elections should be held because the ruling party-dominated assembly failed to hold former leader Jacob Zuma to account for alleged corruption. The ruling African National Congress party has a majority in the parliament and is expected to elect acting President Cyril Ramaphosa as head of state.




Philippine president offers kill bounty for rebels to save on war costs

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:06:29 GMT

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte jokes while addressing Filipino Overseas Workers who were repatriated from Kuwait Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in suburban Pasay city southeast of Manila, Philippines. Human rights g The Philippine president has offered a 25,000 peso bounty for each communist rebel killed by government forces to save on anti-insurgency costs.




17-year-old becomes third teenager stabbed to death in London in 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:06:28 GMT

A 17-year-old has been stabbed to death in east London in a "sustained and possibly targeted attack" - the third teenager fatally knifed in the capital this year. The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to reports of a youth with stab wounds at Goldwing Close, Canning Town, shortly after 8pm on Wednesday.