Sky's Senior Correspondent David Bowden has been examining the military options.
By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea approved a plan on Thursday to send $8 million (5.93 million pounds) worth of aid to North Korea, as China warned the crisis on the Korean peninsula was getting more serious by the day and the war of words between Pyongyang and Washington continued. North Korea's foreign minister likened U.S. President Donald Trump to a "barking dog" on Thursday, after Trump warned he would "totally destroy" the North if it threatened the United States and its allies. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the situation on the Korean peninsula was getting more serious by the day and could not be allowed to spin out of control.
It’s a shame it took the FA so long to come to this decision, especially after former England striker Eni Aluko had talked to them about the bullying, harassment and racial remarks she says she suffered under Sampson’s leadership. Sampson was cleared of wrongdoing following Aluko’s allegations but last week the FA said it was to re-open its investigation into separate claims against Sampson.
Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger surprised staff at a Leeds gym by turning up and pumping iron. The actor and former politician trained at the 1-RM training studio in the Yorkshire city as he was visiting for a performance on stage. The studio was closed while the Hollywood icon worked out, but several members of staff had the chance to meet their hero.
Guy Verhofstadt has ridiculed Boris Johnson for talking “nonsense” after the foreign secretary accused young British people who wanted to keep their European identity of having “split allegiances”.
By Andy Bruce and William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Britain unexpectedly posted its smallest budget deficit for any August since 2007, helped by record sales tax revenues that could give Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond room to relax his grip on spending in an upcoming budget. The deficit in August stood at 5.7 billion pounds, down 18 percent compared with the same month last year, the Office for National Statistics said on Thursday, citing figures that exclude state-controlled banks. With almost half of the financial year complete, Hammond looks on track to undershoot the 58 billion pound borrowing target for 2017/18 set by Britain's official budget forecaster.
Ryanair's boss Michael O'Leary is rushing to recruit 125 new pilots within "the next week or two" to avert the prospect of a new wave of cancelled flights. The announcement was made just hours after a letter was sent to the company by a group of its existing pilots, rejecting an offer of a tax-free £12,000 bonus in exchange for working overtime. A total of 315,000 passengers have been affected by the blunder, which has resulted in 2% of Ryanair services up to the end of October being axed.
By Alastair Macdonald and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Spain's EU partners fear a mounting crisis over Catalans' latest push for independence, and their public support for Mariano Rajoy belies some disquiet that the conservative prime minister's hardline tactics might backfire. Few foreign leaders will speak out on a domestic dispute in which government and courts in Madrid say the Catalan regional authorities in Barcelona are defying a constitutional ban on secession by preparing an independence referendum for Oct. 1. The official European Union line is that Spanish democracy works and Spaniards should settle their affairs according to national laws.
Weather presenter Sian Lloyd has suffered a broken wrist after falling during a "stupid running race in wellies".
William G Stewart, the former host of popular TV show Fifteen to One, has died at the age of 84. A legendary figure in UK television, Stewart was also the producer and director of The Price is Right and Family Fortunes. Stewart fronted the Channel 4 general knowledge show Fifteen to One, often called the toughest quiz show on television, from its inception in 1988 until 2003.
By Andrew Osborn and Phil Stewart MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia warned the United States on Thursday it would target U.S.- backed militias in Syria if Russian troops again came under fire, as the United States disclosed an unusual face-to-face meeting between U.S. and Russian generals meant to avoid such clashes. The Russian warning underscored growing tensions over Syria between Moscow and Washington.
A British tourist is facing six months in prison in Dubai after giving the middle finger during a row with a motorist. Jamil Mukadam, 23, said he flashed the sign, viewed as a public obscenity in the United Arab Emirates, after getting into an argument with another driver near the Dubai Financial Centre in February. The Leicester man was arrested after returning to Dubai this month and then detained for two days at the notorious Bur Dubai police station.
Nick Matthewman was celebrating his 20th birthday in the pub chain yesterday (20th Sept) when his friend Rory McArthur, 19, encouraged people on Twitter to use the app - which allows you to buy food and drink at your table.
Google today laid out its ambitions in smartphones with a $1.1 billion deal with struggling mobiles maker HTC to challenge Apple and Samsung. The web giant, which was fined a record €2.4 billion (£2.1 billion) by the EU in June for rigging search engine results, is paying $1.1 billion (£813 million) to take on around 2000 staff — half of HTC’s research and development division. The 2000 HTC staff have already been working on its Pixel phone, which runs on Google’s Android operating system.
Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front, said the party would rebuild after her number two quit on Thursday and said she would continue to campaign against the EU and for "national sovereignty". "The National Front will rebuild itself without difficulty," she told LCP television. "There are lots of talented people, lots of people with profile ... that I am going to lead." Her deputy Florian Philippot, who advocated a strong line against the euro and drafted the manifesto for this year's presidential election, when Le Pen resounding lost the run-off to Emmanuel Macron, quit over policy differences.
'I don't know if other MPs are all off having a good time': Labour MP who 'won't be friends with Tories' speaks of why she finds it hard to socialise in Parliament
Ransomware attacks have dominated cyberspace over the past few years. The nature of the attacks, limited effort required to launch them, as well as the possibility of making a quick buck attracted numerous cybercriminals to ransomware. Administrators of Russian dark web and other underground cybercrime communities are now grappling with the ethical dilemma of selling ransomware willy-nilly.
Scotland Yard is to review a controversial risk assessment form for live music events in response to concerns that it unfairly targets grime, garage and RnB acts. Sadiq Khan has asked the Met to look again at ‘form 696’ following a meeting with London’s top artists, promoters and venues. Attendees at the summit included DJ Ritu and DJ Danny Rampling as well as promoters and venues such as British Underground, Electric Brixton and the Roundhouse.
The world's largest aircraft, coming from the house of Paul Allen's Stratolaunch Systems, has just cleared the first phase of its engine testing. The enormous aircraft, which boasts two fuselages and a wingspan of 385ft (enough to cover a football field), fired all of its six Pratt & Whitney turbofan engines for the first time at the company's facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
A seaside destination with an old worldly town surrounded by wildlife and wilderness... How this little place straddles the divide between its historical past and evolving present just adds to its intrigue and charm. The sweet town of Wells-next-the-Sea is all cobbled alleys and narrow back streets. On Staithe Street you’ll find the Picnic Hut, famous for its traditional Norfolk ice cream and fairtrade coffee, while on The Quay is the much-loved Platten’s chippie.