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  • Turkey warns Russia an attack on Idlib will turn it into ‘lake of blood’

    Posted 2018-09-08 15:56:01 by: Mr. Bootstate

    Erdoğan pleads with Putin not to launch offensive on Syrian opposition enclaveTurkey has warned it will not stand by and watch a Russian-led attack on Syria’s Idlib province, which it said could turn the densely-packed north west of the country into a “lake of blood” and force an overwhelming exodus of refugees.Speaking hours after a three-way summit in Tehran at which the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, pleaded with Russia and Iran to halt any forthcoming offensive, Erdoğan ramped up his rhetoric, insisting Ankara would not participate in “furthering the interests of Bashar al-Assad”. Continue ...

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  • Rise for Climate: thousands to march across US to protest environment crisis

    Posted 2018-09-08 15:55:30 by: Mr. Bootstate

    Protests will be spearheaded by march in San Francisco on Saturday ahead of a climate change summit in the city next weekTens of thousands of people are set to take part in marches and other events across the US on Saturday, to call for a swift transition to renewable energy in order to stave off the various perils of climate change.The Rise for Climate protests will be spearheaded by a march in San Francisco, ahead of a climate change summit in the city next week that will gather mayors and business leaders from around the world. Continue ...

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  • For sale: treasures of wartime French spy who used art as his cover story

    Posted 2018-09-08 15:02:00 by: Mr. Bootstate

    Resistance hero turned art dealer Daniel Cordier, now 98, is selling key works ranging from Dubuffet to MapplethorpeThe early life of Daniel Cordier reads like something out of a John le Carré thriller: soldier, spy, resistance hero, art dealer. After parachuting into Nazi-occupied France in 1942 aged 22 on the orders of the exiled General Charles de Gaulle in London, Cordier worked with the leader of the French resistance, Jean Moulin.Their mission – to unify the disparate underground network across the country – was vital to the war effort, but also sparked in Cordier a lifelong love of contemporary art as the pair criss-crossed France, posing as art dealers seeking paintings and collectable artefacts. Continue ...

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  • Cocaine and heroin worth £27m found in vegetable lorry

    Posted 2018-09-08 14:39:42 by: Mr. Bootstate

    Class A drugs discovered hidden among onions and tomatoes at Lincolnshire portClass A drugs with a potential street value of £27m have been found hidden inside a lorry carrying vegetables at a port in the east of England.About 400kg of cocaine and heroin were discovered hidden among a load of onions and tomatoes at Killingholme port in north Lincolnshire in an operation led by the National Crime Agency. Continue ...

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  • Nike sales surge 31% in days after Colin Kaepernick ad unveiled

    Posted 2018-09-08 14:35:28 by: Mr. Bootstate

    Sales bested 2017’s 17% increase over Labor Day, according to Edison Trends, despite Trump’s protests of the campaignThe Nike ad starring Colin Kaepernick does not appear to have adversely affected sales, an analyst said on Saturday. Related: 'It's about injustice': anthem protests still divide as NFL season kicks off Continue ...

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  • Brexit has Anglo-Irish relations at 30-year low, Fianna Fáil leader says

    Posted 2018-09-08 13:30:57 by: Mr. Bootstate

    Theresa May and Leo Varadkar seem to have no substantive relations, says Micheál MartinRelations between Dublin and London are the worst they have been in 30 years because of Brexit, the leader of Fianna Fáil has said.Micheál Martin, said the Irish taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and his British counterpart, Theresa May, appeared to have no substantive working relationship and went for long periods without contact. Continue ...

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  • Italy's Matteo Salvini joins Bannon's European populist group

    Posted 2018-09-08 13:07:05 by: Mr. Bootstate

    Interior minister pledges support to the Movement after meeting in RomeMatteo Salvini, Italy’s interior minister and populist leader, has met Steve Bannon and joined the anti-European establishment group, the Movement, founded by Donald Trump’s former chief strategist.“He is in!” tweeted Mischaël Modrikamen, the Belgian politician and co-founder of the People’s party, who is also a member of Bannon’s group which unites Euroscepticand populist forces. Continue ...

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  • Egypt sentences 75 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death

    Posted 2018-09-08 12:28:35 by: Mr. Bootstate

    Mass trial of 739 over Rabaa massacre branded ‘grotesque parody of justice’ by AmnestyAn Egyptian court has sentenced 75 prominent members and affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to death, as part of a mass trial that included 739 people charged after the violent dispersal of a protest camp in support of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.Most of the protesters who died in the dispersal at Rabaa al-Adawiya square in Cairo were pro-Morsi protesters and Brotherhood members and affiliates. They had staged a sit-in days before Morsi was ousted by Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in a military coup on 3 July 2013 and continued the protest until it was violently dispersed on 14 August 2013. Continue ...

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  • Barack Obama in California to rally Democrats for midterms House push

    Posted 2018-09-08 12:09:28 by: Mr. Bootstate

    Former president to speak at Anaheim convention center as party operatives focus on seven key seatsBarack Obama’s dramatic foray into the midterm election season rolls into California on Saturday, as the former president headlines a rally to stir the Democratic party faithful and boost candidates in seven congressional races seen as key to winning control of the House of Representatives in November. Related: Obama speaks out against Trump and attacks 'politics of fear and resentment' Continue ...

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  • Sandi Toksvig reveals 60% QI pay gap from Stephen Fry

    Posted 2018-09-08 12:05:54 by: Mr. Bootstate

    BBC quiz host tells Women’s Equality party her pay is equal to panellist Alan DaviesThe QI presenter Sandi Toksvig has revealed she is paid less than half of what former host Stephen Fry received for fronting the popular BBC quiz show.The comedian, who also presents Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off, was speaking to delegates at the Women’s Equality party conference on Saturday when she answered a question about her pay in an economics session. Continue ...

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