Top Met officer says inadequate response is because many victims came from black communities
Knife deaths are not causing the “collective outrage” they should because the majority of victims are from black communities, a top police officer has said.
Martin Hewitt, an assistant commissioner at the Met police, said that, although the police are putting “enormous effort” into tackling knife crimes, not enough preventative work was being done. Continue reading...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that his company made mistakes in how it handled data belonging to 50 million of its users and promised tougher steps to restrict developers' access to such information.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, the isolated state's decision-making rubber stamp parliament, will hold a meeting on April 11, the North's Central News Agency said on Thursday.
Former Minneapolis policeman Mohamed Noor a flight risk, says judge, as court hears how he was ‘spooked’ by loud noise on night of killing
A former Minnesota police officer charged with murdering an unarmed Australian woman represents a flight risk and had his bail set at $400,000.
Mohamed Noor, 32, who has been charged in the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Justine Ruszczyk Damond in July last year, did not enter a plea on the third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges when he appeared in court in Minneapolis on Wednesday. Continue reading...
NANTERRE, France (Reuters) - French former president Nicolas Sarkozy was told after two days in custody on Wednesday that he is being formally treated as a suspect as magistrates investigate claims his 2007 election campaign got funding from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
SOFIA (Reuters) - The Romanian Rugby Federation president has condemned as "hooliganism" the behaviour of the Spain players who pursued the Romanian referee at the end of their shock defeat by Belgium on Sunday.
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offered to resign on Wednesday after vote-buying allegations ensnared his centre-right government on the eve of an impeachment vote, capping months of political turmoil in one of Latin America's most stable economies.
(Reuters Health) - Carefully following a gluten-free diet might not protect people with celiac disease from exposure to potentially harmful amounts of gluten, new findings suggest.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will on Friday offer Britain a Brexit transition deal, the summit chair Donald Tusk said - but the deal will only be finalised if London honours its commitments on the Irish border and Gibraltar.
Trudeau defends sale of more than 900 armoured vehicles, arguing that the deal is in line with Canada’s foreign and defense policies
Justin Trudeau has defended his government’s decision to sign off on the sale of more than 900 armoured vehicles – including dozens equipped with “heavy assault” cannons – to Saudi Arabia, arguing that the deal is in line with Canada’s foreign and defence policies.
The C$15bn ($11.63bn) deal – struck by the previous Conservative government in 2014 and given the green light after Trudeau became prime minister – has been in the spotlight in recent years amid growing concerns about Riyadh’s human rights record. Continue reading...
(Reuters) - A pilot whose vintage fighter jet crashed into a busy road in southern England in 2015, killing 11 people, has been charged with manslaughter, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
The scanner is light enough to wear on the head.
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain's devolved parliaments in Scotland and Wales on Wednesday approved bills that aim to keep their current powers unchanged after Brexit, a backstop in case a dispute with Prime Minister Theresa May's government drags on.
SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that his company made mistakes in mishandling data belonging to 50 million of its users and promised tougher steps to restrict developers access to data.
A 19-year-old has been arrested after the hoax closed hundreds of schools across England on Monday.
Facebook will change the way it shares data with third-party apps, CEO announces, following reports on data misuse of 50 million Americans
Facebook is changing the way its shares data with third-party applications, Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday in his first public statement since the Observer reported that the personal data of about 50 million Americans had been harvested and improperly shared with a political consultancy.
The Facebook CEO broke his five-day silence on the scandal that has enveloped his company this week in a Facebook post acknowledging that the policies that allowed the misuse of data were “a breach of trust between Facebook and the people who share their data with us and expect us to protect it”. Continue reading...
PARIS (Reuters) - Judges in France placed former French president Nicolas Sarkozy under formal investigation on Wednesday over allegations of illegal campaign financing, a judicial source said.
Andrew Hill faces charges of manslaughter by gross negligence of the 11 men who died and endangerment of an aircraft
The pilot whose plane crashed in the Shoreham airshow disaster, killing 11 men, will be charged with manslaughter by gross negligence, the crown prosecution service (CPS) has announced.
Andrew Hill also faces allegations of endangerment of an aircraft under air navigation laws after the vintage Hawker Hunter jet plummeted on to the A27 in West Sussex at 1.22pm on 22 August 2015. Continue reading...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his congratulations to Vladimir Putin on the Russian president's disputed re-election victory on Wednesday, saying he wants Putin's help in solving crises from North Korea to Syria and beyond.
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski presented his resignation to Congress on Wednesday after vote-buying allegations ensnared his centre-right government in a fresh scandal on the eve of an impeachment vote, two government sources told Reuters.
Andy Hill is to be charged with manslaughter over the Shoreham air crash, in which 11 men died.
- Secret videos recordings link government to vote buying
- Congress about to hold second impeachment vote on 79-year-old
Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has offered his resignation after secret video recordings entangled him in a new corruption scandal on the eve of an impeachment vote, plunging one of Latin America’s steadiest economies into a political crisis.
It was unclear if the opposition-controlled congress would accept his resignation or proceed with a vote on Thursday to force him from office. Continue reading...
Thursday: Cambridge Analytica revelations spark questions over political exemptions. Plus: NSW Labor says it opposes forestry agreement extensions
Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 22 March. Continue reading...
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah group, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Wednesday that the deeply indebted country faced disaster if it continued on the same financial path.
With data privacy is in the spotlight, how do retailers use the data gathered from loyalty cards?
Donald Trump has defended his decision to congratulate Vladimir Putin on being re-elected Russia's president, amid claims White House advisers specifically told him not to.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted his company "made mistakes" over the alleged misuse of users' data.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Following the death of a teenager whose parents say she killed herself with a substance she ordered online, Dutch prosecutors on Wednesday launched a criminal investigation into a group that has been advising people on using a "suicide powder."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When exploring marine environments, underwater robots tend to be a bull trout in a china shop, disturbing marine life with their bulk and disruptive propulsion. Enter SoFi, the soft, agile robotic fish with a delicate demeanor.
Campaigners say withdrawal agreement leaves millions of Europeans facing a bleak future
Campaigners for the rights of British nationals and EU citizens after Brexit have criticised Donald Tusk and said the deal about to be signed in Brussels leaves them with a bleak future.
In a strongly worded letter they accused Tusk, the European council president, and Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, of misleading voters by claiming they had reached agreement on citizens’ rights. Continue reading...
LAUSANNE (Reuters) - World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Craig Reedie said changing circumstances made him confident Russia would become compliant with international anti-doping standards despite an apparent impasse.
Homeland security chief issues warning as primary contests get under way amid continued concerns about Russian interference
Some US states lack a verifiable way to audit election results and this represents a “national security concern”, the Trump administration’s homeland security chief warned on Wednesday, as primary contests get under way amid continued concerns about Russian interference in the run-up to November’s midterm US elections.
Related: Senators release election security recommendations to deter meddling Continue reading...
A former Facebook manager has said he warned the company about its lax data security but was ignored.
(Reuters Health) - Mass-produced shoe inserts available on drugstore shelves and customized orthotics may not work for plantar heel pain, a research review suggests.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has had constructive talks about the Iran nuclear deal with Britain, France and Germany but is making contingency plans should they fail, the lead U.S. negotiator said on Wednesday.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - The man accused of carrying out a three-week bombing spree that killed two people in Texas before blowing himself up as police closed in on him was a 23-year-old unemployed man from suburban Austin, authorities said on Wednesday.
MILAN (Reuters) - Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into last year's sale of AC Milan soccer club by Silvio Berlusconi's holding company to a Chinese group, a judicial source said on Wednesday.
Still terrified witnesses paint a shocking picture of how far a western firm will go to win an election
If Britain hadn’t voted to leave the EU, and Trump hadn’t won the US election, it’s unlikely anyone outside Nigeria would have given a second thought to what went on during its presidential election campaign three years ago.
But the 20/20 vision of hindsight casts a very different light on the events of early 2015, and a campaign that now seems to eerily prefigure what happened in the US a year later. Many of the same characters, some of the same tactics. Continue reading...
Hackers offered personal data about future Nigerian president and future PM of St Kitts and Nevis, sources say
The data analytics firm that worked on the Donald Trump election campaign was offered material from Israeli hackers who had accessed the private emails of two politicians who are now heads of state, witnesses have told the Guardian.
Multiple sources have described how senior directors of Cambridge Analytica – including its chief executive, Alexander Nix – gave staff instructions to handle material provided by computer hackers in election campaigns in Nigeria and St Kitts and Nevis Continue reading...