News archive from 13 June 2018

World Cup 2018: Guardian writers give their predictions for the tournament

World Cup 2018: Guardian writers give their predictions for the tournament

Which two teams will reach the final - and who will win? My time of selecting Spain to win every tournament is now officially over – probably four years too late – and I’m reverting back to Germany, in a penalty shootout against France. Daniel Taylor...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 
Oxford grooming gang: Six members jailed

Oxford grooming gang: Six members jailed

Six men from Oxford who groomed and sexually abused teenage girls between 1998 and 2005 have been jailed. Assad Hussain, 37, of Iffley Road, will serve a life sentence with a minimum term of 12 years for multiple rapes. Judge Peter Ross said victims...

BBC, 00:03 in Regional
 
Britain at risk of mass extinction which will wipe out one in five animal species

Britain at risk of mass extinction which will wipe out one in five animal species

At least one in five British mammals is at high risk of extinction due to threats such as disease and loss of their natural habitat, a study has found. Red squirrels, wildcats and grey long-eared bats are among the species which face severe threats to...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Trump-Kim summit: Deciphering what happened in Singapore

Trump-Kim summit: Deciphering what happened in Singapore

Donald Trump arrived in Singapore promising to make history. That he did by shaking Kim Jong-un's hand for the world's cameras - becoming the first sitting US leader to meet his North Korean counterpart. But what have they really achieved, what are...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
Canada-US trade: How Trudeau might hit back against Trump

Canada-US trade: How Trudeau might hit back against Trump

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has vowed Canada won't be "pushed around" by the US on trade. But just how much leverage does Canada - with over 70% of its trade heading south of the border - have against the US? US President Donald Trump has...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
Kim Jong-un accepts Trump's US visit offer, says state media

Kim Jong-un accepts Trump's US visit offer, says state media

Kim Jong-un has accepted Donald Trump’s offer of a visit to the White House, North Korea’s state new agency has reported, with the regime leader extending a similar invitation to the US president. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), reported on...

 
Thomas Lemar set to leave Monaco and join Atlético Madrid for £52.7m

Thomas Lemar set to leave Monaco and join Atlético Madrid for £52.7m

Atlético Madrid have reached an agreement with Monaco to sign the winger Thomas Lemar for €60m (£52.7m) on the same day that Antoine Griezmann refused to commit his future to the Spanish club. Lemar, 22, had been linked with moves to Liverpool and...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
 
CBI chief: 'Car firms face Brexit extinction'

CBI chief: 'Car firms face Brexit extinction'

Sections of the UK car industry face extinction unless the UK stays in the EU customs union, the president of the CBI has said. Paul Dreschler also said there was "zero evidence" that trade deals outside the EU will provide any economic...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 

Disaster that shattered a community

WEDNESDAY was the 95th anniversary of the White Lee disaster, which killed 10 men and injured six more. The explosion, at a chemicals factory on Hollinbank Lane, claimed the area's first victims of the Great War. But the blast was not caused by the...

 
One in five UK mammals at risk of extinction

One in five UK mammals at risk of extinction

The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat are all facing severe threats to their survival, according to new research. They are among 12 species that have been put on the first "red list" for wild mammals in the UK. The...

BBC, 00:12 in Regional
 

Spy bosses modify England players phones to beat Russian cyber threat: footballers briefed on how to...

England footballers were briefed by GCHQ on how to protect their personal information and possessions while in Russia. The squad was given guidance on security issues including how to hide their belongings in their hotel rooms. As they touched down at...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 
Petrol price levels cannot be justified says RAC

Petrol price levels cannot be justified says RAC

The RAC says the current petrol price is too high and cannot be justified. The motoring organisation is urging retailers to pass on recent falls in the wholesale cost of petrol. It says there is "no good reason" for keeping prices as high as...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
Get rid of 'alpha male' finance culture urge MPs

Get rid of 'alpha male' finance culture urge MPs

The "alpha-male" culture in some financial services organisations is the "overwhelming" reason women give for not wanting to take on senior jobs in the sector, MPs have reported. Firms especially need to change their bonus culture,...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
UK attracts £2.3bn in tech investments and 1,600 new jobs

UK attracts £2.3bn in tech investments and 1,600 new jobs

Technology firms are to invest more than £2bn in the UK, creating 1,600 new jobs, Theresa May has announced. Mrs May hosted a tech roundtable event where three firms announced private investment into the UK economy. The prime minister also announced...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
Legal system of child protection is in crisis, says senior judge

Legal system of child protection is in crisis, says senior judge

The family justice system is in crisis, fuelled by an “untenable” workload created by a glut of applications to take vulnerable children into care, the senior judge about to become the next head of the family courts has said. Sir Andrew McFarlane, who...

Guardian, 00:19 in Politics
 


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