Sunday, July 21

Day: July 8, 2017

Donald Trump expects he will be coming to London soon
ENGLISH, Europe

Donald Trump expects he will be coming to London soon

    US President Donald Trump confirmed today that he will be coming to London, and said he thinks a trade deal with the UK will be completed very, very quickly. Trump made the comments while speaking today at the G20 summit in Hamburg, where he met the Prime Minister for talks. Theresa May is discussing her ambitions for post-Brexit trade deals with the US and Japan on the final day of the G20 summit, as leaders battle through very difficult talks. Trump said he anticipates an agreement on new trading arrangements with Britain to be a "very powerful" one that would work "great for both countries". May and Trump's bilateral meeting today is expected to span trade, climate change, and terrorism. The President did not provide more detail on when he'll be coming to the capital, s...
Theresa May Is Said to Hit Reset With Vision for Brexit Britain
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May Is Said to Hit Reset With Vision for Brexit Britain

    Theresa May is planning to relaunch her political mission to deliver Brexit and help ordinary working people, as she tries to put last month’s disastrous election result behind her, according to a senior government official. May is lining up significant interventions in the next week, including a major speech, setting out her commitment to social and economic reform that will make Britain’s exit from the European Union a success, the person said on condition of anonymity because the plans are not public. The reboot of May’s premiership comes after the electoral fiasco put her under intense scrutiny, with many in her own team convinced she must be replaced sooner or later. By losing the government’s majority, she’s reopened the debate over how Brexit should unfold, with som...
London’s massive 2017 Pride parade goes ahead today: Half of 100 thousand people are about to participate
ENGLISH, London

London’s massive 2017 Pride parade goes ahead today: Half of 100 thousand people are about to participate

    The capital's annual Pride parade goes ahead today, with over 40,000 expected to take part in the march through London, which would make it the biggest to date. It begins at 1pm at Portland Place and will travel through Oxford Circus before culminating at Whitehall. The parade, celebrating the LGBT+ community and highlighting the issues it faces, will feature 81 floats and 231 walking groups led by the mayor of London. Oxford Circus is expected to be the busiest area for watching the parade, while a number of bus routes will be affected by the parade. Buses may be temporarily diverted or stopping early around Baker Street, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner and Tottenham Court Road among others. More detail on travel planning here. Sadiq Khan said, It’s so important to me that ...
World aligns against Trump policies ranging from free trade to climate change At G 20
ENGLISH, Europe

World aligns against Trump policies ranging from free trade to climate change At G 20

    The growing international isolation of the United States under President Trump was starkly apparent Friday as the leaders of major world economies mounted a near-united opposition front against Washington on issues ranging from climate to free trade. At a gathering of the Group of 20 world economic powers normally a venue for drab displays of international comity there were tough clashes with the United States and even talk of a possible transatlantic trade war. The tensions were a measure of Trump’s sharp break with previous U.S. policies. They were also a warning signal of Washington’s diminished clout, as the leaders of the other 19 nations gathered in Hamburg mulled whether to fix their signatures to statements that would exclude Trump or to find some sort of compromis...
Man trapped in tower block blaze in El Salvador leaps from top floor and SURVIVES
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Man trapped in tower block blaze in El Salvador leaps from top floor and SURVIVES

    At least one man trapped in a tower block blaze in El Salvador leapt from the top floor and survived. The horrific fire at the Ministry of Finance in the capital San Salvador left one dead from smoke inhalation and injured 23 others. The fire, possible sparked by a fault in the air conditioning, engulfed four floors of the government building on Friday afternoon. At least 50 people were evacuated. But in disturbing scenes reminiscent of the recent Grenfell tragedy in London, one man in a white t-shirt and jeans was left clinging to the outside of the building in a desperate bid to evade the flames. Onlookers were left screaming when he decided to jump. But authorities later said he had survived with serious injuries. There were also reports that two more people may have ju...
Watch Angela Merkel roll her eyes as Vladimir Putin mansplains at the G20 summit
ENGLISH, Europe

Watch Angela Merkel roll her eyes as Vladimir Putin mansplains at the G20 summit

    Angela Merkel was visibly irritated by Vladimir Putin as he tried to lecture her at the G20 summit in Hamburg today (7 July). The German Chancellor was filmed rolling her eyes as the Russian president reeled off a short monologue while gesticulating wildly with his finger. The incident was captured by cameras as the leaders interacted after a meeting with the 18 other heads of the world's most powerful industrial nations. It is not known what the pair were discussing, but the relationship between Russia and western European nations is at a low following the Russian annexation of the Crimea. The Syrian conflict and the remilitarisation of the Crimea are also bones of great contention between Germany, the most influential EU nation, and Putin's country. The G20 summit has be...