China's snub of U.S. military leader highlights escalation risk

By Idrees Ali, Phil Stewart and Yew Lun Tian WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Brief smiles and handshakes by U.S. and Chinese military leaders at a luxury hotel in Singapore on Friday belie a deep freeze in communications between the two armed forces that is becoming a growing worry at the Pentagon. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had sought a proper meeting with his Chinese counterpart at the

BBC journalists express vote of no confidence in senior leadership team

BBC journalists express vote of no confidence in senior leadership team - The National Union of Journalists surveyed members in May, with results showing that 93% no longer had confidence in the team.

Labour factionalism row after mayor blocked ‘over Ken Loach discussion’

North of Tyne mayor and ‘last Corbynista in power’ Jamie Driscoll has been barred from running to be the first North East mayor.

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Labour receives second formal complaint against suspended MP

A sitting Labour MP has filed a complaint against Geraint Davies after he was suspended over allegations of inappropriate behaviour, Sky News understands.

London Irish on the brink after being served winding up petition

London Irish have been served a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs as the financial crisis deepens for the stricken Premiership club. On another sobering day for English rugby union, the Government announced that it would be stepping in to help the Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby to work towards sustainability in the professio...

What happened in the Russia-Ukraine war this week? Catch up with the must-read news and analysis

Every week we wrap up the must-reads from our coverage of the Ukraine war, from news and features to analysis, visual guides and opinion. The Ukrainian soldiers training to retake Bakhmut Ukraine’s 3rd Assault Brigade is preparing to retake the town of Bakhmut, which fell 10 days ago following the bloodiest battle of the war so far. Among them is a recruit who identified herself by her call sign, Heavy, chosen for her taste in rock music. Heavy...

Bournemouth pleasure boat seized by police returned to pier twice as beach tragedy unfolded

Bournemouth pleasure boat seized by police returned to pier twice as beach tragedy unfolded - Dorset Belle was impounded by officers on Thursday and was the subject of further searches on Friday

Migrants sleep on pavement outside hotel in protest due to over-crowding

Migrants protested outside the Comfort Inn in Pimlico, central London, yesterday with their belongings.

Russia says four killed by Ukrainian artillery fire on border regions

(Reuters) -The governor of Russia's Belgorod region said four people were killed on Friday in two separate Ukrainian shelling attacks on towns near the border, while officials in nearby regions reported overnight drone attacks. Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote on Telegram that shelling had struck the town of Maslova Pristan, some 15 kilometres (9 miles) from Ukraine's northern Kharkiv region,

More than 230 killed and 900 hurt after two trains derail in India

Two passenger trains derailed on Friday in India, killing more than 200 people and trapping hundreds of others inside more than a dozen damaged rail cars, officials said. The accident that happened about 137 miles southwest of Kolkata created a chaotic scene of twisted wreckage and desperate rescuers as teams tried to free passengers and recover bodies. The cause was under investigation.

Hugh Callaghan, one of the Birmingham Six, victims of a miscarriage of justice over the pub bombings of 1974 – obituary

Hugh Callaghan, who has died aged 93, was one of the six men jailed in 1975 for the IRA Birmingham pub bombings of November 21 1974 in which 21 people were killed and 182 injured. It was one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles, and the “Birmingham Six” spent 16 years in jail. But their convictions turned out to be one of the worst miscarriages ...

How will F-16s change the war in Ukraine?

Panama boosts security in Darien Gap to confront human traffickers

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama launched a police operation on Friday at its border with Colombia to fight organized crime and human smuggling linked to the growing flow of migrants crossing the dangerous jungle of the Darien Gap. "Operation Choco" aims to stop transnational organized crime in the Darien by mobilizing aerial support and confronting crime groups "head on," Security Minister Juan

Hungary's refusal to back sanctions threatens bid to ‘weaken Putin's war machine'

Viktor Orban's Hungary retains close links with the Kremlin - in contrast to his NATO allies - and he has been noticeably reticent about criticising Russia.

Burnham in plea to ‘rewire’ Britain and boost devolution

Burnham in plea to ‘rewire’ Britain and boost devolution - The Greater Manchester mayor said he understands the SNP’s claims that the UK Government is ‘destroying devolution’.

Ecuadorean President Lasso will not run in August election

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorean President Guillermo Lasso said in a speech on Friday he will not run in early elections slated for August. Lasso is governing by decree after invoking a constitutional mechanism earlier this month to dissolve the National Assembly legislature and cut his presidency short, amid an impeachment process against him. (Reporting by Alexandra Valencia)

Walpole St Andrew woman accused of owning taser disguised as torch has case sent to Norwich Crown Court

A woman who is accused of having a taser disguised as a torch in her possession will have her case heard at a crown court. Lyne Whitby, 55, of Springfield Road, Walpole St Andrew, appeared in King’s Lynn’s Magistrates’ Court on Thursday and indicated no plea. She is accused of owning a weapon for the discharge of electricity on 30 November 2022. Th...

Migrant hotel protesters will lose rights if they refuse to share rooms, warns Jenrick

Immigration minister issues tough message to asylum seekers barricading accommodation in central London

Planning applications lodged this week in Fenland District

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8 construction workers injured as building partially collapses near Yale medical school

A building under construction near the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, partially collapsed Friday when a concrete pour went awry, injuring eight people including two critically, city officials said, adding there were no fatalities. City firefighters and other authorities were called to Lafayette Street shortly after 12:30 p.m. “Our units responded immediately within minutes and found several persons in varying degrees of...

Norway faces dilemma on ex-Wagner fighter seeking asylum

‘Homeless’ man found dead in Croydon car park after being stabbed in the liver

‘Homeless’ man found dead in Croydon car park after being stabbed in the liver - Ion Rado, 46, was found with a stab wound in Homelands Drive at 9.24am on Thursday

Zelenskiy orders audit of air raid shelters after deaths, condemns negligence

By Dan Peleschuk KYIV (Reuters) -President Volodymyr Zelenskiy ordered an audit of all Ukrainian air raid shelters on Friday as a rift widened with Kyiv's mayor after the deaths of three people locked out on the street during a Russian attack. A nine-year-old girl, her mother and another woman were killed by falling debris after rushing to a Kyiv shelter on Thursday and finding it was shut. "

Siptu water services strike called off

Water workers at 30 local authorities were to take part in a two-day strike next week on June 7 and June 8.

East London council looking to buy 6 flats in another part of London as it's got so many homeless families

The council has been predicted to spend millions on housing homeless families

Businessman gets life in prison over Haitian president's assassination

A businessman has been sentenced to life in prison for helping Colombian mercenaries get weapons to assassinate Haitian President Jovenel Moise in 2021.

Inside the battle to get sick Britain back to work

It is more than a century since the first jobless benefits were paid in Britain, when David Lloyd George’s Liberal government introduced unemployment insurance through the National Insurance Act of 1911. The then Chancellor’s policy ensured around 2.5 million – mainly manual – workers were entitled to seven shillings a week on a time-limited basis,...

As anti-gay sentiment grows, more LGBTQ+ people seek to flee Uganda

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pretty Peter flicked through frantic messages from friends at home in Uganda. The transgender woman is relatively safe in neighboring Kenya. Her friends feel threatened by the latest anti-gay legislation in Uganda prescribing the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality.” Frightened Ugandans are searching for a way to get out like Pretty Peter did. Some have stayed indoors since the law was signed on Monday, fearing that...

Moments after India train collision

Moments after train collision in India killing at least 50 people.

Pakistani human rights activist returns home after abduction in Karachi

By Ariba Shahid KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) -Prominent Pakistani human rights activist and lawyer Jibran Nasir returned home on Friday, a day after his abduction by unidentified armed men in the southern city of Karachi, which prompted widespread outcry in the country. On Thursday, Nasir was intercepted by armed men in two vehicles on his way home with his wife. "I have returned home safely,"

US blocks ex-Haitian PM Lamothe from entering country, citing corruption

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The United States on Friday blocked former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe from entering the United States over what Secretary of State Antony Blinken said was his "involvement in significant corruption." "This action renders Lamothe generally ineligible for entry into the United States," the State Department said. In its statement, the State Department accused

Noel Gallagher fined after refusing to name driver

Noel Gallagher has been fined for refusing to name the driver of his car during a speeding incident. The former Oasis star, who cannot drive, has received a fine of over $1,250 (£1,000) as well as six penalty points. The singer refused to give information that related to the identification of a driver, which was required by magistrates earlier in t...

Emirati hosts want UN climate talks to deliver 'game-changing results,' with big oil at the table

BERLIN (AP) — A senior United Arab Emirates official says the Gulf nation wants the U.N. climate summit it's hosting later this year to deliver “game-changing results” for international efforts to curb global warming, but doing so will require having the fossil fuel industry at the table. Environmental campaigners have slammed the presence of oil and gas lobbyists at previous rounds of talks, warning that their interests are opposed to the goal...

Latest news bulletin | June 3rd – Morning

Catch up with the most important stories from around Europe and beyond - latest news, breaking news, World, Business, Entertainment, Politics, Culture, Travel. View on euronews

Female officer suffered bloody gash to her head during Wakefield drug-dealing operation

Police have released a photograph of the serious injury inflicted on a female officer during a chase in Wakefield.

Parents clash against LGBTQ protesters outside LA elementary school

At least one person has been injured after violence broke out between parents outside an elementary school in Los Angeles.

Factbox-India's deadliest rail accidents

(Reuters) - At least 207 people were killed and 900 injured when two passenger trains collided in Odisha on Friday, according to government officials in the eastern Indian state, in one of India's worst rail accidents in years. Here are details of some of the deadliest rail accidents in India in recent decades: June 1981: At least 800 people are killed when seven rear coaches of an overcrowded

Police chief who headed the bungled VIP abuse inquiry removed from frontline duties

The police chief who headed the bungled VIP abuse inquiry has been moved from frontline duties after watchdogs launched an investigation into him for gross misconduct. Steve Rodhouse, the former Met deputy assistant commissioner who headed Operation Midland, is to step aside from his role as director general of operations at the National Crime Agen...

Labour accused of playing ‘pork barrel politics’ with new student loan pledge

Critics claimed the shadow Education Secretary's pledge to make the student loans scheme 'fairer and more progressive' lacked detail and showed Labour was making empty policy pledges to gain votes

Indian train crash death toll jumps to 233, another 900 injured

By Abinaya V and Jatindra Dash (Reuters) -At least 233 people were killed and 900 were injured when two passenger trains collided in India's Odisha state, a government official said on Saturday, making the rail accident the country's deadliest in more than a decade. The death toll from Friday's crash is expected to rise, the state's Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena said on Twitter. He added that

Death toll in India rail derailment climbs to at least 120

Officials said said more than 800 people had been injured.

Defence officials say wide cooperation key to Indo-Pacific stability

By Gerry Doyle SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Cooperation, including among countries outside the region, is crucial to peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, defence officials from the Philippines, Britain and Canada said on Saturday at the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit. Speaking at a plenary session, they echoed earlier comments by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who stressed that

Switzerland's mad rule that means that everyone is legally entitled to their own bunker

Switzerland's expertise in bunkers has attracted the attention of notable figures such as Colonel Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein.

Colombia chief of staff, ambassador leave posts amid phone intercept scandal

By Luis Jaime Acosta BOGOTA (Reuters) - The chief of staff for Colombian President Gustavo Petro and the country's ambassador in Venezuela will leave their posts, Petro said on Friday, as the prosecutor's office probes accusations of illegal phone intercepts of domestic staff. Laura Sarabia, one of Petro's closest advisors, and ambassador Armando Benedetti, who was key to Petro's election and

More than 280 dead, 850 injured in India train crash

Carriages perched on top of each other and lines of bodies collected by rescue workers: as dawn broke on Saturday, it revealed the horror of one of India's deadliest railway crashes. Involving two passenger trains and another carrying goods, the accident saw one train ram so hard into another that carriages were lifted high into the air, twisting and then smashing off the tracks. Another carriage had been tossed entirely onto its roof, crushing...

What the papers say – June 3

A variety of stories feature on the front pages across Britain.

Man dies in Co Offaly crash

Forensic collision investigators were requested at the scene outside Tullamore.

US and allies clash with Russia and China over North Korea satellite failure

US deputy ambassador Robert Wood warned that Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic programmes are threatening international security.

Three European nationals released by Iran arrive in Belgium

Three Europeans released from detention by Iran arrived in Belgium early Saturday, the latest in a series of prisoner swaps. One Dane and two Austrian-Iranian citizens landed shortly before 2:45 am (0045 GMT) at Melsbroek military airport just outside Brussels. They had flown from Muscat, the capital of Oman, which helped broker their release. Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib welcomed them at the airport, as well as Danish and Austrian...