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Boris Johnson quits as Foreign Secretary
Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary following former Brexit Secretary David Davis out of the cabinet.
British foreign minister just days after Prime Minister Theresa May secured a hard-won agreement from senior ministers on an EU exit strategy.

“This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work,” an emailed statement from May's office said.

Published: 09/07/2018 by Radio NewsHub

Police unable to link Amesbury poisoning to Skripals attack
Britain's top counter-terrorism officer said detectives were unable to say if the Novichok that two Britons were exposed to was the same that struck down a former Russian double agent and his daughter.
Dawn Sturgess, 44, died after she was exposed to Novichok on June 30 in western England, just a few miles from where Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked with the same poison four months ago.

“This latest horrendous turn of events has only served to strengthen the resolve of our investigation team as we work to identify those responsible for this outrageous, reckless and barbaric act,” Neil Basu, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer, told reporters.

“They are unable to say at this moment whether or not the nerve agent found in this incident is linked to the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal,” Basu said.

Published: 09/07/2018 by Radio NewsHub

England beat Sweden to reach World Cup semis
England advanced to their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years after a 2-0 last-eight victory over a disappointing Sweden.
Headers by Harry Maguire and Dele Alli secured the victory.

Centre back Maguire connected with an Ashley Young corner to score his first international goal after 30 minutes as England had much the best of the first half.

Jordan Pickford made excellent saves to deny Marcus Berg, twice, and Viktor Claesson after the break but England generally looked the more dangerous side and were rewarded when Alli headed the second from a Jesse Lingard cross in the 59th minute.

England previously reached the semi-finals in 1966, when they went on to win the World Cup for the only time, and 1990 and will next face either Russia or Croatia, who meet later on Saturday.

Published: 07/07/2018 by Radio NewsHub

Brexit minister David Davis quits in row over negotiations
Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned because he was not willing to be “a reluctant conscript” to Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to leave the European Union, delivering a blow to a British leader struggling to end divisions among her ministers.
The late-night resignation was praised by Brexit campaigners in May's Conservative Party, who felt her plan to press for the closest possible trading ties with the EU had betrayed their desire for a clean break with the bloc.

His resignation seemed to spur others to follow suit, with a source saying that a junior minister in the same department had also quit, just two days after May had held a crisis meeting with ministers to overcome the deep divisions over Brexit.

With nine months before Britain leaves and just over three before the EU says it wants a deal, May has been under intense pressure from the bloc and from many businesses to show her negotiating po..

British woman dies after poisoning by Soviet-era nerve agent
A British woman died on Sunday after she was poisoned by the same nerve agent that struck a former Russian spy in March and triggered a crisis in relations between Western capitals and Moscow.
Dawn Sturgess, 44, died after she was exposed to Novichok on June 30 in western England, just a few miles from where Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were attacked with the same poison four months ago.

The death of Sturgess was being investigated as a murder, police said in a statement.

Prime Minister Theresa May said she was appalled and shocked by the death.

Police said they were investigating how Sturgess and a 45-year-old man, named by media as Charlie Rowley, came across an item contaminated with Novichok, which was developed by the Soviet military during the Cold War.

The March attack on the Skripals prompted the biggest Western expulsion of Russian diplomats since the Cold War as allies sided with..

Singer Justin Bieber engaged to model Hailey Baldwin
Pop singer Justin Bieber became engaged to model Hailey Baldwin over the weekend, according to U.S. media reports on Sunday.
The couple dated in 2016 but had broken up. Last month, they appeared together publicly, leading to speculation from fans that they had rekindled their romance, CNN reported.

The pair got engaged on Saturday during a trip to the Bahamas, E! News said.

Agents for Bieber, 24, and Baldwin, 21, did not immediately respond to requests for comments.

Bieber's parents put up social media posts that helped spark speculation about the pair.

A tweet posted by Baldwin's father, actor Stephen Baldwin, also seemed to allude to the engagement, saying: “Always pray 4 Gods will !! He is moving in the hearts of JB&HB,” according to CNN. The post is no longer on Baldwin's Twitter account.

The romantic status of the Canadian-born pop singer, one of the world's biggest-selling musical acts, is of a..

England beat Sweden to reach World Cup semis
England advanced to their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years after a 2-0 last-eight victory over a disappointing Sweden.
Headers by Harry Maguire and Dele Alli secured the victory.

Centre back Maguire connected with an Ashley Young corner to score his first international goal after 30 minutes as England had much the best of the first half.

Jordan Pickford made excellent saves to deny Marcus Berg, twice, and Viktor Claesson after the break but England generally looked the more dangerous side and were rewarded when Alli headed the second from a Jesse Lingard cross in the 59th minute.

England previously reached the semi-finals in 1966, when they went on to win the World Cup for the only time, and 1990 and will next face either Russia or Croatia, who meet later on Saturday.

Published: 07/07/2018 by Radio NewsHub

Police continue to examine Novichok poisoning
Police wearing protective suits entered a hostel in Salisbury as they continue to look at what happened
The counter-terrorism detectives stepped up their investigation into how two people were exposed to the nerve agent Novichok.

A team of 100 officers are working to discover how and where a 44-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, both now critically ill, came across an item contaminated with Novichok, the same toxin used in an attack on Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter four months ago.

Britain has accused Russia of poisoning the Skripals with the nerve agent — developed by the Soviet military during the Cold War — at the former spy’s home in Salisbury, in what was the first known offensive use of such a chemical weapon on European soil since World War Two.

The Kremlin has denied any involvement and says Britain is trying to stoke up anti-Russian sentiment.

Published: 07/07/2018 by Radio NewsHub

North Korea and USA continue talks
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a second day of talks in North Korea

This is as they attempt to agree details on how to dismantle the country’s nuclear programme, and both sides said they had things to “clarify” from the previous day.

After spending his first night in the North Korean capital in three visits so far this year, Pompeo left the government guest house where he spent the night to make a secure phone call and update U.S. President Donald Trump on the talks.

Pompeo then sat down again with Kim Yong Chol, the top North Korean party official and former spy agency chief with whom he played a key role in arranging the summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12.

Kim Yong Chol said at the start of the meeting the two had “very serious discussion on very important matters yesterday”. He joked that, as a result, Pompeo “might have not slept well last night” at the prestigious Paekhwawon, or 10..

France and Belgium to meet in the World Cup semi-final
Victories over Uruguay and Brazil saw these two sides book their place in the last four
Raphael Varane’s glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a soft goal gave France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the first World Cup quarter-final on Friday and set them up for a last-four tie with either Brazil or Belgium.

Soccer Football – World Cup – Quarter Final – Uruguay vs France – Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia – July 6, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann with coach Didier Deschamps after being substituted REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Uruguay went into the game without key striker Edinson Cavani, who was ruled out with a calf injury, with Cristhian Stuani drafted into the starting line-up.

The impact on their attack was noticeable. Without Cavani, who scored twice in the round of 16 win against Portugal, Uruguay’s moves forward lacked a focal point, and Luis Suarez found less space an..


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