Trump ‘misinterpreted’ during Britain First row

Woody Johnson, Washington’s ambassador to London, said his boss’s number one priority was security and suggested UK politicians had a “namby-pamby” response to terrorism. At the end of November, Mr Trump caused controversy when he retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by the far-right group, including unverified footage purporting to show Muslims committing crimes. After Theresa…

Davis ‘undermines trust’ in Brexit deal – EU

The senior Brussels politican claimed the text signalling sufficient progress has been made to move negotiations on to trade “will now reflect this”. He insisted the agreement be “translated into legal text ASAP”, tweeting pictures of two amendments. After @DavidDavisMP’s unacceptable remarks, it’s time the UK government restores trust. These amendements will further toughen up…

Key facts as Britain’s big freeze enters its fifth day

Here are some key facts on the current spell of freezing weather after it entered its fifth day. :: Temperatures Temperatures plummeted to -13C in Shawbury in Shropshire overnight. Llysdinam in Powys, Wales, recorded -10.1C – and the village of Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness in Scotland fell to -9.1C. It was the UK’s coldest night…

Pistorius injured in prison fight over phone

The former Paralympic champion had an altercation with another inmate over a public telephone earlier this month. In a statement, South Africa’s Department of Correctional Services said Pistorius sustained a bruise during the incident inside the special care unit of Atteridgeville Correctional Centre. Reports suggest fellow prisoners had grown angry with how long the 31-year-old…

Brazil Fights H.I.V. Spike in Youths With Free Preventive Drug

Between 2006 and 2015, the number of AIDS cases in men aged 15-19 almost tripled, to 6.9 cases per 100,000 people. Among men 20-24, the rate almost doubled to 33.1 cases per 100,000, according to U.N.AIDS, a United Nations agency that coordinates H.I.V. prevention policy around the world. Approximately 48,000 new cases of H.I.V. were…

Westfield, Owner of World Trade Center Mall, to Be Sold for $15.7 Billion

Photo The Westfield World Trade Center shopping mall inside the Oculus transit center in Lower Manhattan.Credit Richard Perry/The New York Times LONDON — In the era of online shopping, a European property company is making a nearly $16 billion bet that shoppers will find enduring appeal in New Jersey’s Garden State Plaza and shops in…

News Analysis: Afghan President’s Critics Losing Patience Over Delayed Vote

News Analysis: Afghan President’s Critics Losing Patience Over Delayed Vote

For American officials, the pressure mounting on Mr. Ghani has been particularly awkward: Some of their closest Afghan allies over the years, still essential to the military campaign, are rallying against a political leadership in Kabul that is perceived to be protected by the Americans. (Mr. Ghani shares half of the cabinet posts with his…

Hezbollah Leader Calls for Arab Countries to Stop Seeking New Ties With Israel

Hezbollah Leader Calls for Arab Countries to Stop Seeking New Ties With Israel

Many former Hezbollah supporters in the Arab world soured on the Iran-backed group when it entered the war in support of the authoritarian government of President Bashar al-Assad, whose violent crackdown on political protests in 2011 turned into a brutal six-and-a-half-year civil war that has displaced more than 11 million Syrians. The Syrian government’s counterinsurgency…

Premier League stats: Harry Kane closes in on Alan Shearer record

Harry Kane heads in his first goal for Tottenham against Stoke on Saturday More goals than Cristiano Ronaldo, more goals than Neymar, more even than West Brom and Crystal Palace – Harry Kane is having a stellar 2017. The Tottenham striker’s sparkling form in front of goal this calendar year continued on Saturday as he…