Exclusive: Agency believes the fighters could have been trained to bomb Europe as revenge for military defeats in Middle East
Interpol has circulated a list of 173 Islamic State fighters it believes could have been trained to mount suicide attacks in Europe in revenge for the group’s military defeats in the Middle East.
The global crime fighting agency’s list was drawn up by US intelligence from information captured during the assault on Isis territories in Syria and Iraq.Continue reading...
President’s election has helped French unseat US and Britain at top of index measuring nations’ global influence
France has overtaken the US and Britain as the world’s top soft power, according to an annual survey examining how much non-military global influence an individual country wields.
Britain headed the list two years ago, but was edged off top spot by the US last year. However, the election of Donald Trump, the Brexit vote and the election of Emmanuel Macron appear to have shifted global perceptions.Continue [...]
All other world leaders sign declaration that deal is irreversible after US withdrawal sparks standoff in Hamburg
Donald Trump was left isolated at the end of a fractious G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, after every other world leader signed up to a declaration that the Paris climate agreement was irreversible following an unprecedented standoff.
After the publication of a final communique that saw the emergence of a G19 grouping for the first time, Theresa May said she was “dismayed at the US decision to pull out” of the accord and had personally urged the president to reconsider.
PM enters G20 talks saying priority is to disrupt extremists accessing finance, but is criticised for position on Saudi Arabia
Theresa May will enter the G20 talks in Hamburg claiming that her priority is to disrupt terrorist groups from accessing finance, but facing criticism for failing to raise questions over Saudi Arabia’s role in funding extremism.
A string of opposition leaders, including Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, the Lib Dem’s Tim Farron, the Green’s Caroline Lucas and the SNP’s Ian Blackford, said May should use the summit to place direct pressure onto the Gulf state.