Deadly stabbing attack in Nice – BBC News

From BBC News. At least one person has died and several others have been wounded in a stabbing attack in Nice, French media report. Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said that one person had been arrested. He said everything pointed to a "terrorist attack at the heart of the Notre-Dame basilica". The interior minister appealed to…

India and US sign crucial defence deal – BBC News

From BBC News. The US has approved arms sales to Taiwan worth around $1.8bn (£1.4bn), in a move that is likely to increase tensions with China. The Pentagon said the deal comprised three weapons systems, including rocket launchers, sensors and artillery. Taiwan, which considers itself a country, is seen as a renegade province by China.…

US election: ‘Trump needs to be denied a second term’, says John Bolton – BBC Newsnight

From BBC News. President Trump’s former National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks to Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis about the upcoming US election, the state of the Republican Party and his controversial book, The Room Where It Happened. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog John Bolton had a front row seat in the Trump administration as former National Security…

Growing anger over government refusal to fund meals for vulnerable children – BBC News

From BBC News. There’s growing pressure on the government to reverse it’s decision, refusing to fund meals for disadvantaged children during school holidays. A number of Conservative MPs and Councils have called on Boris Johnson to think again. Meanwhile thousands of children’s doctors have added their support to the campaign by the footballer Marcus Rashford.…

Black Lives Matter: Co-founder Alicia Garza on the future of the movement – BBC Newsnight

From BBC News. #BlackLivesMatter co-founder Alicia Garza talks to #Newsnight about the movement’s future, social justice and her debut book, The Purpose of Power. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog When the civil rights campaigner Alicia Garza posted the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on Facebook in 2013 she had no idea what was to come. In the seven years…

Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen on working for the president & the US election – BBC Newsnight

From BBC News. Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, gives his first UK TV interview with Newsnight to discuss working for the president and the US election. Please subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Donald Trump’s former ‘fixer’, who once said he would take a bullet for the president, jailed during a justice department-led inquiry into alleged…

Chancellor accused of “playing catch-up” as he pledges billions more in economic support – BBC News

From BBC News. The Chancellor has pledged billions of pounds more support for workers and businesses across the UK after he accepted that even those not forced to shut were facing “profound economic uncertainty”. Rishi Sunak backdated support for many businesses in an apparent admission that earlier support for those facing coronavirus restrictions had not…

Labour accuses Boris Johnson of pitting “region against region” over pandemic funding – BBC News

From BBC News. After days of wrangling with local leaders, the Prime Minister has said a £60m support package for Greater Manchester will be distributed to local councils in the region, effectively bypassing the mayor, Andy Burnham. The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer accused the government of “pitting region against region” and “bargaining with people’s…