Friday, 24 January 2020

News

First Images of London Bomb Suspect Yahyah Farroukh Emerge

LONDON: The first images of one of the suspects being held by U.K. police after the bomb blast on a London subway train on Friday have appeared. Yahyah Farroukh, a 21-year-old from Syria, is being questioned under Britain’s Terrorism Act, meaning that he is suspected of being involved in extremist-related activities. ...

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PM Theresa May visits Canada for post-Brexit trade talks

Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Canada on Monday to discuss plans for a post-Brexit trade deal. She said the two countries held “shared values” ahead of meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The trip comes ahead of a deal between Canada and the EU, the Comprehensive Economic and ...

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Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving

MANCHESTER: Former England captain Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years after pleading guilty to drink-driving.  The Everton and former Manchester United star was also ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order. The 31-year-old was stopped by police on ...

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France acid attack: Four US tourists hospitalised in Marseille

PARIS: A woman has been arrested after four young American tourists were attacked with acid at a train station in the French city of Marseille. Authorities do not think extremist views motivated the attack, which happened late on Sunday morning (local time) at the Saint Charles train station. All four ...

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Trump’s UK visit still on despite terror tweets

WASHINGTON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. She added that London was in talks with internet giants Google and Facebook about ...

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Faryal Makhdoom slams boxer on Twitter

BIRMINGHAM Amir Khan’s estranged wife has fired the latest salvo in the online war of words between the feuding pair. The boxer’s marriage to Faryal Makhdoom broke down this year when they accused each other of cheating in an ugly Twitter spat. The former couple have since been criticising each ...

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South London – Police close off roads after chemical incident

LONDON: There are fears of a chemical incident in south London after residents were rushed to hospital with nausea and vomiting. Emergency services were called to Alwold Crescent in Lee amid fears locals may have suffered an allergic reaction. Witnesses said a number of people suffered a reaction to an ...

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Khamenei warns against US ‘wrong move’ on nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran would react strongly to any “wrong move” by the United States on Tehran’s nuclear deal, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, after President Donald Trump accused Iran of violating the “spirit” of the agreement. “The Iranian nation is standing firm and any wrong move by the domineering regime ...

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North Korea seeks military ‘equilibrium’ with US

SEOUL: North Korea said it was seeking military “equilibrium” with the United States as leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to complete Pyongyang`s nuclear program. North Korea successfully fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, responding to a new round of UN sanctions over its sixth nuclear test with ...

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British police arrest second man in connection with London subway attack

LONDON: Following a fast-moving investigation and manhunt, British police on Saturday arrested a second man in connection with a detonation on the London subway during the Friday morning rush hour, in which at least 30 people were injured. Police labeled the attack terrorism. The man, 21, was arrested just before midnight ...

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