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Day: September 18, 2016

Police Investigating launched over video of policeman attacking (video)
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Police Investigating launched over video of policeman attacking (video)

    An investigation has been launched over footage apparently showing a car windscreen being smashed by a policeman after the driver refuses to get out. The clip, shared on social media on Saturday and viewed around 50,000 times, shows what appears to be a police officer - filmed from the position of the driver - repeatedly telling him to “get out of the car”, adding: “You're not allowed to drive it.” No arrests were made during the incident on 16 September. Video footage apparently shows an officer using what looks like a baton to hit at the car windows of a car with the driver still inside and then saw through the glass with a blade. A police spokesperson said they were still working to “get to the bottom” of the incident. The officers involved are still on their normal dut...
Russia could go broke in next year
ENGLISH, Europe

Russia could go broke in next year

    The Russian government is ploughing through its foreign exchange reserves at such a fast rate that it could use up its rainy day fund by 2017, government officials have claimed. Despite being a major oil-producing nation, pension pots may have to be raided to cover budget shortfalls, on which much of the reserve funds have already been spent. Russia's economy has been in recession for nearly two years as oil prices have slumped and Western sanctions – imposed in protest at the Russian intervention in Ukraine – have bitten hard. “The Reserve Fund, as I remember, will be used up over the next year," Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Lavrov told reporters. International analysts agree. "At the current rate, the fund would be depleted in mid-2017, perhaps a few months later," sai...
London Mayor Sadiq Khan visited to Chicago’s oldest synagogue in USA
America, ENGLISH

London Mayor Sadiq Khan visited to Chicago’s oldest synagogue in USA

    Sadiq Khan met hundreds of young people of different faiths and backgrounds at Chicago's oldest synagogue during a tour of America. The Mayor of London shared his views on how international communities can work together to promote social integration and tolerance across the globe. Mr Khan used the meeting at Temple Sholom to reiterate his message that “London is open” to people of all faiths and backgrounds. The Mayor was pictured taking selfies with faith leaders and those who turned out to greet him. He said: “London is an incredibly diverse and tolerant city, but improving social integration is still one of the big challenges we face. “That's why I’m keen to hear from people of many different faiths here in the US to learn from their experiences and to share ideas on ho...
Homemade bomb explosion Manhattan in New York City: Injures 29 as police says
America, ENGLISH

Homemade bomb explosion Manhattan in New York City: Injures 29 as police says

    A homemade bomb hidden in a trashcan has exploded in New York injuring at least 29 people. A second suspected bomb in a pressure cooker with wires attached to it and connected to what resembled a mobile phone was found blocks away. CCTV caught the moment the explosive device detonated blasting out windows, damaging cars and sending dozens of terrified people running for their lives just days after the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. The blast occurred at 8.30pm on 23rd Street, a major east-west thoroughfare in the fashionable downtown neighborhood of Chelsea as people enjoyed the New York city nightlife. Eye-witnesses described the moment the device went off as NY city mayor Bill de Blasio said it was an "intentional act." At least 29 people have reportedly be...
Theresa May launch new hard Brexit campaign after that faces rebellion
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May launch new hard Brexit campaign after that faces rebellion

    Theresa May is facing fresh unrest from Eurosceptic Tory MPs who are plotting a major campaign to push her into delivering a hard Brexit. A new group, Leave Means Leave, launches today with the aim of getting the UK out of the EU’s single market, ending the influence of Brussels on British laws, and scrapping European “free movement” migration. The group has won the backing of leading Tories, including Dominic Raab, the former justice minister, Owen Paterson, the former environment secretary, and Sir Gerald Howarth, the former defence minister who chairs the Thatcherite Tory group, Conservative Way Forward. It is led by the businessman Richard Tice, one of the leading figures behind the Leave.EU campaign in the referendum, with the backing of other business figures, MPs an...