National Newswatch

It’s un-British to roll out the red carpet for Donald Trump: London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Jun 2 2019 — — raising the “very fine people on both sides” when torch-wielding white supremacists and antisemites marched through the streets clashing with anti-racist campaigners. Threatening to veto a ban on the use of rape as a weapon of war. Setting an immigration policy that forcefully separates young children from their parents at the border. The deliberate use […]

Theresa May announces her resignation

May 24 2019 — — Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close.

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s artistic director, dies aged 85

Feb 19 2019 — — The German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85, sources close to Chanel have said. Lagerfeld, the fashion house’s artistic director, missed its haute couture show in Paris in January, fuelling speculation about his health. He began his career as an assistant to Pierre Balmain in 1955 and joined Chanel in […]

China says it suspects ex-Canadian diplomat of ‘harming national security’

Dec 12 2018 — — The former Canadian diplomat who was detained in China days after the arrest of a senior Huawei executive is being questioned on suspicion of engaging in “activities that harmed China’s national security”, according to state-run media. Beijing News said on Wednesday that Michael Kovrig, who works for the International Crisis Group (ICG), had become the […]

Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy, sources say

Nov 27 2018 — — Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign, the Guardian has been told. Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 – during the period when he was […]