National Newswatch

Several injured in Munich knife attack

Oct 21 2017 — — Several people have been lightly injured by a man wielding a knife in the German city of Munich, police said. Officers are searching for the attacker, who fled the scene. The motive for the assault is unknown, a police statement said. Residents nearby were told to stay indoors while the suspect remains at large.

Brexit: EU leaders pave way for future trade talks

Oct 20 2017 — — EU leaders have agreed to start preparing for trade talks with the UK – as Theresa May admits there is “some way to go” in negotiations. As expected, her 27 EU counterparts agreed at a Brussels summit that not enough progress had been made on other issues to begin formal trade talks now. But by […]

Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest

Oct 20 2017 — — Protesters chanting “Go home Nazis” have disrupted a white supremacist’s speech at the University of Florida. Richard Spencer’s address in Gainesville prompted Florida’s governor to declare a state of emergency. Outside the event, police officers stood guard as hundreds of demonstrators shouted: “Go home, Spencer!” His speech comes two months after a far-right rally in […]

North Korea ‘hackers steal US-South Korea war plans’

Oct 10 2017 — — Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country’s defence ministry. The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US […]

UK Natural History Museum crash ‘not terror-related’

Oct 7 2017 — — A crash outside a London museum that injured 11 people was not terror-related, police say. A car mounted the pavement outside the Natural History Museum in Exhibition Road, South Kensington, at 14:20 BST. The Metropolitan Police earlier said one person had been arrested and video footage that emerged on Twitter showed a man being restrained […]

New York City: ‘Islamic State attack plot’ is revealed

Oct 7 2017 — — A jihadist plot to attack New York City including Times Square and the subway system was foiled with the help of an undercover FBI agent, officials say. One man in the US and two others in Pakistan and the Philippines are under arrest and face charges of plotting the attacks which they hoped to carry […]

Journalist Kim Wall’s head found in sea near Copenhagen

Oct 7 2017 — — The head of Swedish journalist Kim Wall has been found, two months after she disappeared on a trip with a Danish submariner, Danish police say. Divers found bags containing her head, legs and clothing in Koge Bay, just south of Copenhagen, the city’s police inspector Jens Moller Jensen said. They were found not far from […]

Cult actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

Sep 16 2017 — — Actor Harry Dean Stanton, known for his roles in films like The Godfather II, Alien and Cool Hand Luke, has died of natural causes at the age of 91. The Kentucky-born star had a career which spanned more than six decades, appearing in dozens of films, including 1984’s Paris, Texas and Repo Man. More recently, […]

Man arrested over London Tube bombing

Sep 16 2017 — — An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Friday’s terror attack on a London Tube train. The man was detained in the port area of Dover on Saturday morning by Kent Police. He was arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act and is being held at a local police station.

North Korea slapped with new UN sanctions

Sep 11 2017 — — China and Russia have joined a unanimous UN vote to impose new sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test. The council voted 15-0 to back the US-drafted sanctions resolution banning exports of coal, lead and seafood. Pyongyang has claimed to have developed a hydrogen bomb and has continuously threatened to strike […]

US country music singers Don Williams and Troy Gentry die

Sep 9 2017 — — US country music singer Don Williams – who enjoyed great success with his easy-going singing style – has died aged 78 after a short illness. Williams began his solo career in 1971, amassing 17 number one country hits. His songs such as Gypsy Woman and Tulsa Time, were covered by singers such as Eric Clapton […]

Duchess of Cambridge wins damages over topless photos

Sep 5 2017 — — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been awarded 100,000 euros (£92K) in damages after a French magazine printed topless pictures of the Duchess. The French court ruled the images, taken as the royal couple holidayed in Provence five years ago, were an invasion of their privacy. The judge awarded the royal couple 50,000 euros […]

North Korea nuclear crisis: Putin calls sanctions useless

Sep 5 2017 — — Russian President Vladimir Putin has said pursuing further sanctions against North Korea is “useless”, saying “they’d rather eat grass than give up their nuclear programme”. The US said on Monday it would table a new UN resolution on tougher sanctions in the wake of the latest test of a nuclear bomb by the North on […]

North Korea preparing more missile launches, says South

Sep 4 2017 — — South Korea says it has seen indications that the North is preparing more missile launches, possibly an intercontinental ballistic missile. It said it was strengthening its controversial US-made Thaad missile defence system after the North’s test of a nuclear bomb at the weekend. The South has carried out live-fire exercises in response to the test.