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Manchester attacks: MI5 probes bomber 'warnings' (2 hours old)

The security service is to examine its actions after tip-offs from the public about extremist views.

BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day (1 hour 21 minutes old)

Some short-haul flights from Heathrow continue to be disrupted by a worldwide computer crash.

Thousands of drivers caught despite mobile crackdown (3 hours old)

Police caught 200 drivers a day using their devices while driving in the four weeks after 1 March.

N Korea fires Scud missile into sea, its third test in three weeks (1 hour 14 minutes old)

Observers say it indicates Pyongyang is making progress towards missiles capable of carrying warheads.

General election 2017: Lib Dems warn over crime database access (3 hours old)

The Lib Dems warn the UK could be "cut off" after Brexit - the Tories say this is "nonsense".

Inside Finland's education shake-up  (3 hours old)

Finland is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age - and is seeking to place skills, as much as subjects, at the heart of what it does.

Paul Pogba, world's most expensive footballer, visits Mecca (2 hours old)

Manchester United's Paul Pogba has shared a picture of himself in Islam's holiest city.

Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit (5 hours old)

The German chancellor says Europe must "fight for its own destiny" at an election campaign event.

Cannes Film Festival: The Square wins Palme d'Or (6 hours old)

The Palme d'Or is awarded to an art world satire starring Dominic West and Elisabeth Moss.

Portland attack: $600,000 raised for 'heroes' killed defending Muslim teen (4 hours old)

Tributes have continued to pour in for the men who died defending a Muslim teenager on Friday.

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The Guardian

MI5 opens inquiries into missed warnings over Manchester terror threat (5 hours old)

Security service will explore whether it was guilty of failings, as raids take place in Moss Side and rising terror threat sparks political war of wordsMI5 has launched two urgent inquiries into how it missed the danger posed by the Manchester bomber, Salman Abedi, amid claims his interest in being a potential terrorist killer was repeatedly reported to the authorities. Britain’s domestic security service started one review last week, which will aim to quickly identify any glaring errors, while the other will be more in depth, the Guardian has learned. Continue reading...

Angela Merkel: EU cannot completely rely on US and Britain any more (4 hours old)

German chancellor tells election rally in Munich that Europe must take its fate into its own hands after ‘unsatisfactory’ G7 talksEurope can no longer completely rely on its longstanding British and US allies, Angela Merkel has warned – saying the EU must now be prepared to “take its fate into its own hands”.Speaking after bruising meetings of Nato and the G7 group of wealthy nations last week, the German chancellor suggested the postwar western alliance had been badly undermined by the UK’s Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election as US president. Continue reading...

Trump mulls shake-up as Kelly says 'back channel' talks are 'a good thing' (6 hours old)

Amidst scandal over Jared Kushner’s alleged links to the Russian ambassador, homeland security secretary plays defense while president complains on TwitterThe Trump White House is reportedly considering a major personnel shake-up, in response to the latest in a string of Russia-related scandals that have kept the administration on the defensive for weeks. Related: Trump team ducks questions on report Kushner wanted secret line with Russia Continue reading...

BA computer crash: passengers face third day of disruption at Heathrow (1 hour 11 minutes old)

Travellers warned to check the status of their flights before heading to airport as Gatwick says it will run full schedule on MondayBritish Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption at Heathrow as the beleaguered airline continues to deal with the fallout from a computer crash.Both Heathrow and Gatwick have warned Bank Holiday travellers that they should check the status of their flights before travelling to the airports on Monday where scenes of chaos unfolded over the weekend. Continue reading...

Tom Watson hits out at Conservatives over attacks on Corbyn (3 hours old)

Labour’s deputy leader blasts Tory tactics as a sign that Theresa May is ‘not up to the job’, on eve of first debate programme between senior party figuresLabour’s deputy leader has accused the Conservatives of being “hell bent on viciously attacking Jeremy Corbyn” as Theresa May’s party relaunches its campaign with a focus on leadership and Brexit.On the eve of the first major election television programme featuring the Tories and Labour’s leader, Tom Watson accused the prime minister of a “contempt for voters” by refusing to take part in a proper head-to-head debate. Continue reading...

North Korea fires missile into Japanese waters (4 hours old)

A spokesman for the Japanese government said it had strongly protested the launch to Pyongyang. There were no reports of damage, he said.North Korea has fired another missile off its east coast, South Korea’s military said,as the regime seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the US mainland.The missile landed inside Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone, in the Sea of Japan. Yoshihide Suga, a spokesman for the Japanese government, said it had strongly protested the launch to Pyongyang. There were no reports of damage, he said. Continue reading...

Portland knife attack: tension high as 'free speech rally' set for weekend (1 hour 56 minutes old)

With a suspected white supremacist charged with murdering two men, an ‘alt-right’ organizer refuses to back down. ‘Antifascists’ are vowing to oppose himSuspect in Portland murders posted white supremacist material onlineThe racially charged double murder that shocked Portland, Oregon has increased tensions in a city already prey to a marked increase in political street clashes this year. Related: 'He will remain a hero': families and friends mourn victims of Portland stabbing Continue reading...

Judge expects update on Royal Bank of Scotland settlement negotiations (7 hours old)

Former RBS boss Fred Goodwin will avoid having to appear in court if multimillion-pound settlement with investors reachedA judge will learn this week if a multimillion-pound settlement has been reached that would keep the former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Fred Goodwin from having to appear in court. Goodwin has been called to give evidence in the long-running legal battle brought by thousands of investors who argue they were misled into buying the bank’s shares in a £12bn cash call in April 2008. The bank was bailed out six months later, leaving the shareholders nursing losses. Con[...]

'I ain't fit to live': suspect held after eight killed in Mississippi shooting (5 hours old)

Sheriff’s deputy and two boys among dead in three rural homesMan named as suspect describes actions to local newspaperA man who got into an argument with his estranged wife over their children was arrested on Sunday after a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff’s deputy.“I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” a handcuffed William Corey Godbolt, 35, told a reporter from the Clarion-Ledger newspaper. Continue reading...

Paris mayor demands black feminist festival that 'prohibits' white people be banned (2 hours old)

Anne Hidalgo says organisers of the Nyansapo Festival in the capital could be prosecuted because most of the event space would for black women onlyParis Mayor Anne Hidalgo has called for a black feminist festival in the French capital to be banned, saying it was “prohibited to white people.”The first edition of the Nyansapo Festival, due to run from July 28 to 30 at a cultural centre in Paris, bills itself as “an event rooted in black feminism, activism, and on (a) European scale.” Continue reading...

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BBC News - UK

BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day (1 hour 21 minutes old)

Some short-haul flights from Heathrow continue to be disrupted by a worldwide computer crash.

Manchester attacks: MI5 probes bomber 'warnings' (2 hours old)

The security service is to examine its actions after tip-offs from the public about extremist views.

Thousands of drivers caught despite mobile crackdown (3 hours old)

Police caught 200 drivers a day using their devices while driving in the four weeks after 1 March.

Tories accused of 'sleight of hand' on manifesto grammar schools data (1 hour 56 minutes old)

An academic questions methods used to calculate working class pupil numbers at grammar schools.

General election 2017: Lib Dems warn over crime database access (3 hours old)

The Lib Dems warn the UK could be "cut off" after Brexit - the Tories say this is "nonsense".

Bangor supermarket murder victim shot in front of son (6 hours old)

Police say the "young boy" witnessed the fatal shooting of his father in a supermarket car park.

General election 2017: SNP 'would pursue progressive policies' (4 hours old)

Nicola Sturgeon says she would back a "progressive alliance" but expects the "reality" is a Tory win.

Diane Abbott: My views on IRA, like my hair, have changed (12 hours old)

Labour's Diane Abbott says she no longer has the same views on the IRA as she held in the 1980s.

General election 2017: Extremist exclusion orders 'used' (12 hours old)

Amber Rudd says they are part of a home secretary's 'tool kit' to keep the UK safe.

Boy injured in Margate beach brawl (13 hours old)

About 50 young people were thought to be involved in the brawl on the beach.

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World news | The Guardian

Angela Merkel: EU cannot completely rely on US and Britain any more (4 hours old)

German chancellor tells election rally in Munich that Europe must take its fate into its own hands after ‘unsatisfactory’ G7 talksEurope can no longer completely rely on its longstanding British and US allies, Angela Merkel has warned – saying the EU must now be prepared to “take its fate into its own hands”.Speaking after bruising meetings of Nato and the G7 group of wealthy nations last week, the German chancellor suggested the postwar western alliance had been badly undermined by the UK’s Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election as US president. Continue reading...

Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka kill at least 150 people (5 hours old)

Torrential rains and mudslides have displaced more than 100,000 Sri Lankans, with more extreme weather expectedLandslides and floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people and the country faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains continue. More than 100 people are still missing after the worst rains in the Indian Ocean island since 2003. The state-run National Building Research Organization warned people in seven out of the country’s 25 districts on Sunday to evacuate from unstable slopes if rains continued for the next 24 hours. Continue reading...

Trump mulls shake-up as Kelly says 'back channel' talks are 'a good thing' (6 hours old)

Amidst scandal over Jared Kushner’s alleged links to the Russian ambassador, homeland security secretary plays defense while president complains on TwitterThe Trump White House is reportedly considering a major personnel shake-up, in response to the latest in a string of Russia-related scandals that have kept the administration on the defensive for weeks. Related: Trump team ducks questions on report Kushner wanted secret line with Russia Continue reading...

Cannes 2017: Ruben Östlund wins Palme d'Or for The Square (8 hours old)

Swedish director takes Cannes’ top prize for an art-world satire featuring Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West•Peter Bradshaw on Cannes 2017 awards: visceral power overlooked in favour of bourgeois vanityThe art-world satire The Square has won the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes film festival. Directed by Ruben Östlund, The Square is about a museum director (played by Claes Bang) who is desperate to make a success of his gallery, and stages a new installation called “The Square” to promote it. Related: Cannes 2017: full list of winners Continue reading...

Isis-backed militants struggle for control in the southern Philippines (2 hours old)

The death toll in Marawi city, where martial law has been imposed, stands at 85, with Islamic State claiming responsibilityFears are growing that a violent attempt by local militants to seize a city in the island of Mindanao, in the southern Philippines, marks the beginning of a wider attempt by Islamic State to open a new south-east Asian front in its campaign of global jihad.Latest reports on Sunday from Marawi city, capital of the majority Muslim Lanao del Sur province, said 19 civilians had been killed by Islamist militants locked in street battles with security forces. The dead included t[...]

Emmanuel Macron: my handshake with Trump was 'a moment of truth' (13 hours old)

French president says his white-knuckle prolonged handshake with US counterpart was designed to show he’s no pushoverAs handshakes go, it was unusually intense: a fierce and protracted mano a mano of white knuckles, crunched bones, tightened jaws and fixed smiles that sent the internet and the world’s media into a spin.It was also, Emmanuel Macron has revealed, entirely intentional. At his first major appearance on the world stage, the 39-year-old French president displayed a relaxed confidence and steely purpose that altogether belied his youth and inexperience. Continue reading...

Coptic Christians accuse Egyptian government of failing to protect them (15 hours old)

Relatives of people killed in attack on bus convoy say state of emergency in country has been underminedEgypt’s Coptic Christians have accused the government of failing to protect them in the wake of an attack claimed by Islamic State on a bus convoy that killed at least 29 people and injured about 20 more. Relatives of some of those killed said the attack, which occurred after a group of gunmen stopped a convoy headed for the Saint Samuel monastery close to the southern Egyptian town of Minya, undermines the state of emergency in Egypt declared after a previous attack in April. Continue readi[...]

North Korea fires missile into Japanese waters (4 hours old)

A spokesman for the Japanese government said it had strongly protested the launch to Pyongyang. There were no reports of damage, he said.North Korea has fired another missile off its east coast, South Korea’s military said,as the regime seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the US mainland.The missile landed inside Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone, in the Sea of Japan. Yoshihide Suga, a spokesman for the Japanese government, said it had strongly protested the launch to Pyongyang. There were no reports of damage, he said. Continue reading...

Trump plan on Paris climate deal unclear after G7 pressure (11 hours old)

Report says Trump has told confidants he will pull US out of agreement but defense secretary Mattis says ‘president is wide open on this issue’Donald Trump’s intentions regarding US participation in the Paris climate deal remained unknown on Sunday, as one report cited “confidants” saying the president had made up his mind to pull out while a senior cabinet figure said he was “quite certain the president is wide open on this issue”. Related: Donald Trump will make 'final decision' on Paris climate deal next week Continue reading...

North Korea top suspect for WannaCry attack, says ex US security chief (8 hours old)

Methods used in ransomware attack on NHS and in up to 100 countries similar to those used by Pyongyang in the past, says Michael ChertoffNorth Korea may have been behind the ransomware cyber-attack on the NHS and up to 100 countries including the UK, a former head of the US Department of Homeland Security has claimed. Michael Chertoff, who served under George W Bush from 2005 to 2009, said that agents or allies of the Pyongyang regime were the most likely suspects for the hacking of the health service’s administration system in the UK and state infrastructures across the globe this month. Cont[...]

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