Former UK ambassador to North Korea, John Everard reacts to Trump's comments that the United States will act alone to eliminate the nuclear threat from North Korea unless China puts more pressure on the regime.
A CCTV image of the alleged Saint Petersburg "briefcase" bomber has been released after at least 10 people were confirmed to have been killed in the Metro attack. Another 39 injured people remain in hospital following the blast on the Russian city's subway network on Monday afternoon that is reported to have involved a shrapnel-filled device.
The French election is shaping up to be an unpredictable race, with Emmanuel Macron edging ahead of the far-Right leader Marine Le Pen in polling for the first round of voting. Centrist Macron, the former protege of Francois Hollande, is now the bookies' favourite to become French President, with the average of the latest polls showing him leading Le Pen by 0.2 points.
‘The assessment of suicide risk in patients with cancer is crucial,’ the study’s authors said. Cancer patients have a 55% greater risk of suicide than people without the potentially deadly disease, according to preliminary research findings. Previous research has found suicide rates to be higher than in the general population but a paper being presented at this week’s European Congress of Psychiatry in Florence, Italy is an attempt to quantify the size of the increased risk.
Safety on aeroplanes is being put at risk because of a poor standard of English among foreign pilots, a report has found. Language proficiency is falling below the required international standards and there are grounds to suspect some pilots are cheating in English tests, according to the independent research commissioned by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and funded by the Department for Transport.
Figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request show the number of incidents logged by police involving the flying gadgets rocketed between 2014 and 2016. Police have been alerted to arguments and threats of violence between residents over drones, with cases ranging from petty to serious, the Press Association found.
A 28-day limit on pre-charge bail comes into force today, bringing to an end the previous system which often saw suspected criminals languishing under a cloud of suspicion for months or even years. Until now, police forces have not been subject to limits on how long they can keep a suspect on bail. Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini was on bail for a year as part of the Operation Yewtree inquiry, set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, before his case was dropped and he was told he would not face charges over historic sex allegations.
Colombian police have seized more than 6 metric tons of cocaine in the Caribbean city of Barranquilla, the defense minister said on Sunday. The shipment, the third-largest seizure in the history of continental Colombia, was found on Friday and belonged to several drug gangs, among them the so-called Urabenos, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas told journalists. Authorities have already confiscated 103 metric tons of cocaine this year, the minister added.
A new £490 million contract that could turn the post-Brexit UK passport dark blue has caused quite a stir.
Terror of a midnight zombie invasion may be assumed to have no place outside the genre of cheap 20th century horror films.
The second episode in the new series of Line of Duty has left viewers confounded with yet more questions that need answering. Famed for its elaborate plot twists, the addictive cop show's latest episode had viewers hankering for more as we discovered the truth about Thandie Newton's character, DCI Roz Huntley. Just when we thought Roz had met her maker, we found that she had managed to overpower forensics specialist Tim Ifield (Jason Watkins) despite being attacked by him with an electric saw.
A quarter of shops are planning to do away with queuing altogether within four years, by letting customers pay for items using their smartphones by 2021, according to a survey of Britain's biggest retailers. Transactions at traditional manned, stationary point of sale check-out are in freefall with the proportion falling from 71pc in 2012 to 52pc in 2017. By getting rid of tills and staff retailers will be able to cut costs at a time when they are seeing their margins squeezed as a result of the falling value of the pound and rising commodity prices.
The family of a Chinese man shot dead by French police last week have called for calm following a series of protests which have ended in violent clashes. The man’s daughter, I Liu, told thousands of protesters on Sunday in central Paris that she was saddened by the prospect of further violence. “Me and my family, we would be sad to see violence happen and that people who are supporting us are injured or arrested. Don’t risk your life for justice, because I was born in France I believe that this county of justice will bring justice to my father and to my family. If the contrary happens, I know I can count on you.” #DeboutCommeJamais right now to protest against police violence in Republique #Paris. #JusticePourShaoyoLiu pic.twitter.com/zYSG5uNLZf— Global NuitDebout (@GlobalDebout) April 2, 2017 Later a group of about 300 tried to break through a police line and were met with tear gas. It was during a police raid last Wednesday that the man, aged 56 was shot in front of his family . The officers claim he had attacked them with a pair of scissors and they had acted in self defence. Witnesses deny this. France is home to Europe’s largest population of ethnic Chinese, a community that routinely accuses police of not doing enough to protect it from racism. In September, 15,000 people rallied in the French capital to urge an end to violence against the Asian community after the beating to death of a Chinese tailor drew attention to ethnic tensions in Paris’s immigrant-rich suburbs.
Monday night’s college basketball national championship game promises a blend of something old-school, something new and something Carolina blue. As Gonzaga makes its finals debut in Monday night’s title game, facing a North Carolina program that has taken the court for the season’s ultimate game 10 times already, fans will be treated to an offensive theme more retro than Florida forward Canyon Barry’s underhanded free throw shot: low-post scoring. Big men are back in the Final Four, and playing with their backs to the basket as opposed to in a “stretch-four” manner.
Tesla Inc, the U.S. luxury electric car maker, said on Sunday first-quarter vehicle deliveries jumped 69 percent from a year ago to a quarterly record of 25,000 vehicles, bouncing back from delays in the previous quarter. The company said of the total vehicles delivered, about 13,450 were Model S sedan and about 11,550 were Model X sports utility vehicle. In the fourth quarter, deliveries had fallen 9.4 percent due to short-term production hurdles from the transition to a new autopilot hardware.
Charlotte Johnson Wahl, 74, contacted the men after spotting adverts in The Lady magazine offering cash in exchange for old broken clocks and watches. Rachel Johnson, the foreign secretary's sister, described the incident in her weekly newspaper column, and revealed she heard the news after police officers interviewed her mother for two hours last week. The two men arrived at Mrs Johnson Wahl's London flat, which she lives in with a carer, but apparently were not interested in the watch she wished to sell and asked if she had any other items for sale.
It employs passive solar technology for cooling and heating and a hydraulic lift is used to shuttle between the first six floors. It went on the market two years ago, for $2.8m (£2.2m), AZ Central reported, and the agent has listed a number of ways it could be repurposed if no one wants to live there.
A four-day-old baby was among a group of 480 migrants rescued on Saturday, 22 nautical miles off the coast of Libya. The three-hour humanitarian operation was carried out by Spanish NGO, Proactiva Open Arms. The couple lived in Libya for two years before deciding to leave for Europe after their child was born, where they believed their child faced a better future.
The two-child restriction would inflate current child poverty figures by 10% by the end of the parliament, the study predicts. A government shakeup of welfare payments being introduced on Thursday will push a quarter of a million children into poverty while wiping thousands of pounds off payments for bereaved families, according to research. Meanwhile, a terminally ill man has told the Guardian that his wife and children will see tens of thousands of pounds wiped off their bereavement benefits if he survives beyond this week’s welfare deadline.