Armenia has raised the prospect of asking Russia to intervene

Armenia has raised the prospect of asking Russia to intervene in an escalating military conflict against Azerbaijan, which is backed by Turkey. Dozens of people, including civilians, have been killed since fierce fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces erupted on Sunday on the front lines of Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed mountainous region north of Turkey and Iran. The killing took place in the district of Kesan in the north-western Turkish province of Edirne. Uslu told the court that it was his daughter’s fault, saying she insulted her mother when she arrived home and then argued with him when he ordered her … Continue reading Armenia has raised the prospect of asking Russia to intervene

Thousands of extra medical, dentistry and science students will start at university this autumn

Thousands of extra medical, dentistry and science students will start at university this autumn after a cap on places was lifted and extra funding announced. Michelle Donelan, the universities minister, said that students should be guaranteed places at their first-choice university, either this year or next, if they had been made an offer. She also announced that universities would be free to recruit as many medical students as they wanted. The numbers are usually strictly controlled by the government. Video shows the 44-year-old opposition leader being stretchered from the aircraft into a waiting ambulance before being rushed to intensive care. … Continue reading Thousands of extra medical, dentistry and science students will start at university this autumn

President Donald Trump has dismissed a Manhattan prosecutor’s bank fraud investigation

President Donald Trump has dismissed a Manhattan prosecutor’s bank fraud investigation into his businesses as “just a continuation of the witch hunt,” claiming Democrats and intelligence holdovers from the Obama administration have been after him for years. “They failed with Muller, they failed with everything. They failed with Congress. They failed at every stage of the game,” Mr Trump said at a press conference on Monday. She told MailOnline that one puppy had a nail pushed into its eyes as the killers appeared to inflict torture on the poor animals before killing them. Tiziana shared photographs – some we’ve chosen … Continue reading President Donald Trump has dismissed a Manhattan prosecutor’s bank fraud investigation

Protests involving tens of thousands of people

Protests involving tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Russia’s far east demanding the resignation of President Putin and the release of a jailed governor. Demonstrators in Khabarovsk, near the border with China, marched after Sergei Furgal was arrested last week to face murder charges in Moscow. Built 1,500 years  ago the world-famous site was originally a cathedral before becoming a mosque in 1453. In 1934  it became a museum and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Within hours of the ruling Erdogan had declared the Hagia Sophia open for Muslim worship and signed a decree handing … Continue reading Protests involving tens of thousands of people

The government is preparing to award coronavirus testing

The government is preparing to award coronavirus testing contracts worth an estimated £5bn to commercial bidders, in what critics fear is a “backdoor” subsidy to the private sector. The vast new budget, which works out at £2.5bn per year and will be managed by Public  Health England (PHE), is equal to the entire annual spend on English NHS laboratories. It came as the US Senate approved a bill imposing sanctions on Chinese officials and any Hong Kong police units clashing with protesters. China’s foreign ministry warned of “strong countermeasures” against the US if the bill becomes law. China has said … Continue reading The government is preparing to award coronavirus testing

Brazil has passed a total of more than one million coronavirus cases

Brazil has passed a total of more than one million coronavirus cases, and nearly 50,000 deaths, according to its health ministry data, in a new low for the world’s second worst-hit country. Brazil has recorded 1,032,913 confirmed cases, second only to the United States, with 1,206 new deaths reported on Friday to take the total official fatalities to 48,954, the ministry said. The president – who is due in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday to resume campaign rallies, despite widespread opposition over fear the arena event will spread Covid-19 among attendees – has meanwhile provoked consternation by claiming in an interview … Continue reading Brazil has passed a total of more than one million coronavirus cases

The United States and Russia have agreed to begin talks on replacing the only remaining nuclear arms control treaty between them

The United States and Russia have agreed to begin talks on replacing the only remaining nuclear arms control treaty between them, eight months before it is set to expire. Washington confirmed that Moscow had agreed to open discussions on the New Start treaty in Vienna this month after the Trump administration turned down Russia’s offer to extend the existing agreement unconditionally. In the days before her disappearance, she was allegedly seen at a disco with a German man, who police tried and failed to track down. Now the public prosecutor’s office in Bruges ‘is indeed reopening the file relating to … Continue reading The United States and Russia have agreed to begin talks on replacing the only remaining nuclear arms control treaty between them

Jim Mattis, the former US defence secretary, has denounced President Trump’s handling of the nationwide protests against the killing of an unarmed black man

Jim Mattis, the former US defence secretary, has denounced President Trump’s handling of the nationwide protests against the killing of an unarmed black man, accusing him of stoking divisions among Americans. Mr Mattis said that he was “angry and appalled” by Mr Trump’s response to the crisis, and said that officials must “hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our constitution”. Portuguese police face serious questions after their German and British counterparts found Brueckner, 43, was not put on a shortlist of 600 suspects despite his long criminal record, history of child abuse and his decision … Continue reading Jim Mattis, the former US defence secretary, has denounced President Trump’s handling of the nationwide protests against the killing of an unarmed black man

Two of the highest profile fashion houses are planning to cut back on how many collections a year they will launch

Two of the highest profile fashion houses are planning to cut back on how many collections a year they will launch, the Associated Press reports. Gucci and Saint Laurent will leave the fashion calendar behind, with its relentless four-times-a-year rhythm, which sees the industry shuttle between global capitals for runway shows. Mr Trump and Melania Trump didn’t wear masks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry or while laying a wreath earlier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Mr and Ms Biden were flanked by full Secret Service protection as they laid a wreath of white flowers tied … Continue reading Two of the highest profile fashion houses are planning to cut back on how many collections a year they will launch

The prospect of a second wave of coronavirus infection across Europe is no longer a distant theory

The prospect of a second wave of coronavirus infection across Europe is no longer a distant theory, according to the director of the EU agency responsible for advising governments – including the UK – on disease control. “The question is when and how big, that is the question in my view,” said Dr Andrea Ammon, director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Mr Trump on Tuesday said he started taking the medication because “a young man close to me” contracted the virus, appearing to cite a military valet who tested positive recently. He also noted Vice … Continue reading The prospect of a second wave of coronavirus infection across Europe is no longer a distant theory