News archive from 16 July 2016

US: Baltimore police probe supposed ambush bid

POLICE in the US city of Baltimore were investigating a suspected attempt to ambush officers yesterday that left the suspect dead. Baltimore police spokesman TJ Smith said four plainclothes officers were driving near a block of flats at 9.30pm on...

 

Japan: US sailor gets two-and-a-half years in prison for hotel rape

A US navy sailor who raped a Japanese tourist in his Okinawa hotel room was sentenced to just two-and-a-half years in prison yesterday. After finding her asleep in the hallway, Justin Castellanos took the woman to his room and raped her in the early...

 

Corbyn expresses solidarity with victims of Nice attack

JEREMY CORBYN expressed solidarity with the French people yesterday following the terrorist attack on Bastille Day celebrations in Nice that claimed at least 84 lives. The Labour leader expressed “huge sadness” and “sincere condolences” in a letter to...

 

More violence is not the answer

MOBILE phone video coverage of Thursday night’s barbaric carnage on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice captures the sheer panic as a lorry mowed down pedestrians. Families celebrating the anniversary of the day the working people of Paris tore down the...

 

Ending Trident needn’t mean losing jobs

With a properly thought out strategy, weapons industry skills can be redeployed to greater use for society, says KATE HUDSON ON Monday Parliament will make a decision on whether or not to replace Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons system. Replacing...

 

Tories are ripping the heart out of our NHS

Our understaffed NHS is a direct result of the government’s ideological attachment to austerity, writes Diane Abbott WE found out this week that Jeremy Hunt will continue to be the Secretary of State for Health in Theresa May’s Cabinet. Since I had...

 

Fighting together we can beat the odds

Cuban heroes Rene Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez conclude their Miami Five Freedom Tour this weekend at the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival. OLLIE HOPKINS sums up what’s been an eventful week “WE’VE been delighted with the support for the Miami Five and...

 

Russia: No US offer to work together against Isis

THE US did not offer to co-operate with Russia against Islamic State (Isis) in the wake of the Nice attack, Moscow said yesterday. Kremlin spokesman Dimitry Peskov said: “A lot of questions remain regarding real interaction in implementing operations...

 

A truth that is much stranger than fiction

Hammond House of Horror proudly presents The Return of the Revenge of Dr Francophobe’s Monster. Starring: Dr Francophobe: Chris Grayling; Igor: Michael Gove; The monster: Theresa May; Pitchfork-wielding Rabble: the Parliamentary Labour Party. The...

 

Ethnic cleansing in all but name

A belt of green around Jerusalem’s old city walls is labelled a ‘national park’ but that name hides a vile truth. Ann Hallam has the story Look at a map of Jerusalem and you will see a belt of green stretching around the old city walls. It is labelled...

 

Bringing the government, politicians and the Labour Party into public disrepute

Abundant grounds now exist to indict Tony Blair on war crimes charges, writes ROB GRIFFITHS The Chilcot inquiry report provides all the evidence needed to demonstrate that the Iraq war was illegal in its conception, criminally incompetent in its...

 

Ukraine and Belgium still reeling after Euro 2016

INTERNATIONAL teams were still sorting out the disaster that was their Euro 2016 campaigns yesterday, as Belgium sacked Marc Wilmots and Ukraine hired Andriy Shevchenko. Belgium entered the tournament as one of the favourites with the likes of Eden...

 

Take Theinval at the market this afternoon

Farringdon casts his expert eye over the pick of the weekend’s meets Market Rasen and Newbury are the two feature meetings of the day over the sticks and on the flat and I make Theinval the best bet of the day in the Summer Plate at the Lincolnshire...

 

Tolpudddle reels of resistance

The Cultures of Resistance network explores whether creative gestures really can make a political difference. CHRIS JURY has the story THERE’S more than one way to skin a cat, as the old saying goes and — from the in-yer-face aggression of the Black...

 

Literary chameleon’s off-colour outings

White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World by Geoff Dyer (Canongate, £16.99) A COLLECTION of travel pieces so hard to pin down I once found it in three sections of the same bookshop, literary chameleon Geoff Dyer’s White Sands is a spiritual...

 


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