Global News

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:58

A group of global experts, including investigators from America's Federal Bureau of Investigation, have been helping Qatar to identify the people responsible for hacking into the computer system at the official Qatar News Agency , reported on Saturday.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:30

In a strongly worded statement, Merkel said US President Donald Trump's announcement to turn his back on the Paris pact was "highly regrettable, to put it very mildly". When Trump met with the Saudis, he failed to even give a perfunctory statement that the USA hoped for improvement in its human rights record, emphasizing instead the country's creation of a new center for fighting terrorism.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:43

The BBC showed a photograph of two possible London attackers shot by police, one of whom had canisters strapped to his body. Britain's national parliamentary election on Thursday should not be postponed following an attack in London that killed six people late on Saturday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said .

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:52

With their jaws clenched, their faces alternating between smiles and grimaces, the two men shook hands until the knuckles of Mr. Trump turned pale. Macron told reporters that it was important that the US should not take a "hasty decision" and withdraw their support for the Paris Climate agreement, which aims to reduce greenhouse gases emissions.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:02

Nick Brandon of British Transport Police said the force had received reports of "multiple" casualties in an incident possibly involving a knife and a vehicle. Reuters reported that U.S President Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer U.S help to Britain. Khan said Londoners would see an increased police presence in the city after the deadly incident but there was no reason to panic.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:24

When the Conservatives announced a plan to make elderly people pay for care in their own home if they had more than #100,000 ($128,000) in assets - a move seen as potentially forcing some to sell their home to pay for treatment - the backlash was swift.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:35

It is that time of the year when London and Britain are resplendent in warm weather, with iconic locations teeming with tourists and residents out enjoying the glow of summer after months of grim and grey climes - so it was on Saturday evening, until terror struck.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:37

Last year, Trump threatened to abandon USA allies in Europe if they did not spend enough on defense, comments that were particularly unnerving for the ex-Soviet Baltic states on Russia's border which fear Moscow might try a repeat of its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:12

These emergency calls were quickly followed by reports of multiple stabbings in the popular and trendy Borough Market area on the south side of the bridge. Police urged Londoners to be calm and vigilant and circulated a message that read: "Run", "Hide", "Tell". The Met said that a third incident, in the Vauxhall area, was determined to have no connection to what happened at the two other locations.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:02

Venezuela has been rocked by more than a month and a half of protests as the opposition seeks fresh presidential elections amid triple-digit inflation, record shortages of food and medicine and rising crime rates. Opponents of Maduro blame his socialist policies for the crisis. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday said that his USA counterpart, Donald Trump, is deeply involved in "terrorist" activities and the violence that is unfolding in the South American nation with an eye ...

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:20

As we noted in a previous post, a source in Austin said that the consensus there is that Patrick "is unraveling". More than a dozen states this year considered bills restricting bathroom access for transgender people, including Kansas, where the GOP-controlled House this week refused to debate a "bathroom bill" amendment proposed by a freshman legislator.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:49

Professor Anthony Glees, director of the Center for Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham, said one of the reasons behind the attacks is that Britain has looked vulnerable at the moment, "since the Brexit vote". The attackers "had no clue what they were doing". As thousands of people flooded from the area of the attacks - many unable to get home with nearby subway stations shut - locals were quick to offer assistance.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:32

Tim Farron, Liberal Democrats leader, had the most biting words in his opening statement: "Where do you think Theresa May is tonight?" Take a look out of your window. "Have you seen the levels of poverty that exist because of your government's conscious decisions on benefits?" Corbyn also said he plans to introduce a £10 an hour living wage by 2020, and was "absolutely sure" his spending plans add up.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:08

One witness told the BBC she saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians at London Bridge. The London ambulance service said at least 30 people had been taken to six hospitals across the city. "A number of other patients were treated for less serious injuries at the scene", Rhodes said. The force tweeted a warning telling people in the area to run to safety, hide and then call police if it is safe to do so.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:00

The leaders of the three countries said in a joint statement: "We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies".

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:09

North Korea has spent the last decade working to develop a nuclear-tipped ICBM capable of reaching the continental United States. The success will help settle some doubts expressed by critics of the THAAD's intercept capabilities, but there still are some tasks to be completed before the U.S.' missile defense is flawless.

by | June 04, 2017 | 15:50

I am not going to threaten him, I have no desire to harm him". Bloom also reported that Griffin had been contacted by the Secret Service, though that is standard procedure in matters like this. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday called Griffin "disgusting" and said the photo was "completely outrageous". The comic has faced controversies before for her abrasive humor, but none as widespread as the one generated by Tuesday's images.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:33

May's office said she would chair a meeting of the government's COBRA emergency committee on Sunday. There are also reports of a third incident in Vauxhall, over a mile away. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured. "They all have paramedics assisting them at the moment". He said he started to pull down his shutters and turned around to see three men standing outside, one holding a machete.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:18

Aside from her canceled tour dates, Griffin was also fired from her co-hosting gig on CNN's New Year's Eve special alongside Anderson Cooper . Griffin said that she was getting "deaths threats" that "are constant and they are detailed and they are serious and they are specific".

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:32

London police believe that there were no more than three attackers responsible for the incidents. "Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the awful incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism ", May said .

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:00

The disaster also led to the displacement of almost half a million people from their homes. The army, navy, and air force were continuing to try to reach marooned villagers and evacuate those living in areas prone to mudslides. Mass funerals took place across the affected areas. An air force helicopter on a relief mission crash-landed near Baddegama town in the south on Monday.

by | June 04, 2017 | 15:34

BBC reporter Holly Jones , who was on the bridge at the time of the attack, said the van was "probably travelling at about 50 miles an hour". Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have indicated worldwide support after attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market killed at least six people.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:23

REUTERS/Neil Hall A man carries a dog with a woman wearing a dressing gown after an attack in London , Sunday, June 4, 2017 . The attack had harrowing echoes of the one on London's Westminster Bridge in March, when British Muslim convert Khalid Masood rammed his auto into pedestrians before crashing into the barriers surrounding parliament.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:09

The violence turned a summery night in an area packed with revelers into a scene of panic and chaos, with officers running through crowded streets screaming for people to flee. It comes less than three months after an attacker ran down people with a vehicle on Westminster Bridge, killing four, then stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:26

The move fulfilled a major Trump campaign pledge, but drew condemnation from USA allies and business leaders. Research from Climate Action Tracker (CAT) shows that declining coal use in India and China is likely to reduce projected global carbon emissions growth by roughly two to three billion tonnes more than forecasts made a year ago.

by | June 04, 2017 | 15:14

While May enjoyed a lead of more than 20 percentage points when she announced the snap election, polls published since the resumption of campaigning after the Manchester terror attack last week have shown Conservative leads varying from 4 points up to 14 points.

by | June 04, 2017 | 15:52

About two hours after the initial incident in which a van struck pedestrians on London Bridge, Prime Minister Theresa May said authorities were treating the series of attacks as "a potential act of terrorism ". " A witness told Reuters that at least six people were hit on the bridge". At least 20 casualties have also been taken to six hospitals across London , according to the police.

by | June 04, 2017 | 15:52

Witnesses reported a vehicle hitting pedestrians and seeing injured people on the ground on the bridge. "A white van driver came speeding - probably about 50mph - veered of the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement", she told BBC News.

by | June 04, 2017 | 15:11

The London Bridge attack , which killed seven and injured at least 48, was met by an outpouring of messages from candidates in the election, of sympathy for those affected and praise for the response of the emergency services. "This is a fast moving investigation", May said. He praised emergency services and said police would make a statement after an emergency cabinet meeting.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:02

As she revealed that numerous 48 people injured have "life-threatening" injuries, the prime minister condemned the "evil" ideology behind recent terror attacks, saying: "We are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face as terrorism breeds terrorism".

by | June 04, 2017 | 15:13

China and India, two of three largest polluters, and the European Union are already pledging to do more to prop up the deal and leave the USA out of it as it has abdicated its global leadership role. "So I think we're going to continue to be the world's leader in it". On Thursday, he overcame whatever doubts he may have had and announced he was pulling America out of the landmark agreement.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:36

The Trump campaign urged the president's supporters in the area to attend the event Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon across from the White House in Lafayette Square. Mr Trump's decision to back away from investing in renewables is totally in line with public 2012. Almost 100 so-called Climate Mayors signed the letter to Trump.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:11

While reports said over 30 people were injured , a statement by London Ambulance Service said at least 20 people had been hospitalized. They transported 48 people with injuries to five hospitals across the city and treated others at the scene.

by | June 04, 2017 | 16:40

London Ambulance Service said 48 people were injured. London was in the grip of a series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks last night with reports of at least two people dead and the fear of multiple casualties after reports of stabbings and pedestrians being mown down by a vehicle.

by | June 04, 2017 | 15:26

But small hardline groups , including the Maute and Abu Sayyaf, have refused to negotiate and sought to unite behind ISIS. While Padilla said it is up to the the ground commander if air strikes would still be conducted, he noted that the military "will add appropriate measures to ensure that such an incident is avoided".