Friday, July 19

Day: May 31, 2017

Manchester authorities refuse to bury the body of ISIS bomber Salman Abedi
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Manchester authorities refuse to bury the body of ISIS bomber Salman Abedi

    Councils and funeral directors in Manchester are reportedly refusing to handle the body of Salman Abedi – with his corpse being kept at a morgue outside of the city where he killed 22 people last week. According to the Manchester Evening News, authorities are doing everything in their power’ to prevent his being buried or cremated in Greater Manchester, after the 23-year-old blew himself up in the foyer of Manchester Arena. The determined move comes only weeks after funeral directors refused to deal with the remains of Moors Murderer Ian Brady – who wanted his ashes to be spread in Glasgow. A source disclosed to the Manchester Evening News: Just like Ian Brady, every effort is going in to making sure that there is not a chance Abedi can be buried or cremated in Greater Man...
Russian warships fire cruise missiles targeting Isis in Syria
Arab world, ENGLISH

Russian warships fire cruise missiles targeting Isis in Syria

    Rockets shot from frigate and submarine in Mediterranean intended to take out militant's stronghold around ancient city of Palmyra Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at Isis positions in Syria, the Russian defence ministry said on Wednesday. The ministry said in a statement that the Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine launched the missiles at Isis targets in the area of the ancient city of Palmyra. There was no information on when the missiles were launched. Russia, a staunch Damascus ally, has been providing air cover to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's offensive on the Isis since 2015. Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes captured Palmyra in March last year and Moscow even flew in one of its best classical musi...
Theresa May gets personal in attack on Jeremy Corbyn as election polls narrow
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May gets personal in attack on Jeremy Corbyn as election polls narrow

    Labour leader had lurched chaotically from half-baked plan to half-baked plan. Theresa May set the tone for the final phase of the general election campaign with her strongest personal attack on Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday, claiming the Labour leader’s performance in the previous night’s live TV debate showed he would be naked in the negotiating chamber when Brexit talks start next month. The outspoken remarks represent an attempt by Conservative strategists to refocus the prime minister’s message on a direct comparison between herself and the Labour leader – as the party seeks to shore up its opinion poll lead with little more than a week before voters go to the ballot box. In a speech to party activists and journalists in Wolverhampton, May launched a series of strongly wor...
Donald Trump’s personal lawyer becomes focus of Russia investigation
ENGLISH, Europe

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer becomes focus of Russia investigation

    The federal investigation into alleged collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign team and Moscow, has now spread to include the President’s personal lawyer. Michael Cohen, who was previously employed by the Trump Organisation, told US media he had been asked by House and Senate investigators to provide “information and testimony” about any contacts he had with people connected to the Russian government. He said he had turned down the invitation. I declined the invitation to participate, as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered, he told ABC New The Associated Press said that a member of staff of the House Intelligence Committee said Mr Cohen had confirmed that Mr Cohen had been issued a subpoena. After Mr Cohen rejected the congressi...
Man arrested after woman and two children found dead in the house Eleanor Barlow
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Man arrested after woman and two children found dead in the house Eleanor Barlow

    Police cordon on Falkner Street, Toxteth, after a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of a woman and two children were found in John Lennon’s former Toxteth home. A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of a woman and two children were discovered in the former home of John Lennon. Merseyside Police launched an investigation after being called to a ground floor flat in Falkner Street, Toxteth, at around 7.30pm on Tuesday after concern for the safety of the occupants. Officers said the investigation was in its early stages, but believe it is domestic related. Neighbours said the property was regularly visited by Beatles fans on tours of the city as the band's manager Brian Epstein had owned a flat there, where Lennon l...
Corbyn fights back after childcare funding gaffe
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Corbyn fights back after childcare funding gaffe

    Jeremy Corbyn will attempt to fight back after his childcare funding embarrassment by attacking the Conservatives on schools and the NHS. The Labour leader will claim patients will suffer longer waiting lists and children will be crammed into overcrowded classrooms if the Tories are re-elected on 8 June. Mr Corbyn's fightback comes after a Labour childcare pledge misfired when he failed to say how much it would cost during a stumbling interview on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Now, in a speech in central London, he will also attempt to move the election campaign on to Labour's agenda after Theresa May made Brexit her issue and said Mr Corbyn was unfit to lead the UK's negotiations with Brussels. Mr Corbyn will claim the future of the National Health Service and English ...