Boris Johnson: UK will not retreat from global community (BBC)

The UK will not “retreat” from the international community as it leaves the EU, Boris Johnson has said. The prime minister was speaking ahead of this weekend’s G7 in France, his first international summit as leader. There Mr Johnson will…

Gamers take aim at Trump’s criticism of virtual violence (Guardian)

Gamers at the industry’s biggest fair in Europe have taken aim at US President Donald Trump’s assertions that violence in video games was partly to blame for recent mass shootings. Experts and fans alike at the Gamescom trade fair in…

Hong Kong protests: Trump suggests ‘personal meeting’ with Chinese president (BBC)

US President Donald Trump has suggested a “personal meeting” with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the political crisis engulfing Hong Kong. In a tweet Mr Trump said he had “ZERO doubt” that Mr Xi could “humanely solve the Hong…

* Joe Igbokwe, others make Sanwo-Olu’s new cabinet list (Punch) * We are containing banditry attacks —CAS (Punch)

Joe Igbokwe, others make Sanwo-Olu’s new cabinet list (Punch) A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, Joe Igbokwe, has made the list of the new commissioner and special adviser designates of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. Igbokwe created…

*Gani Adams appeals to FG for release of Sowore (Guardian) * Insecurity will receive legislative attention after recess —Minority Reps (Punch)

Gani Adams appeals to FG for release of Sowore (Guardian) The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has appealed to the Federal Government to release the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (ACC), Omoyele Sowore. Adams said that…

US mass shootings: Trump condemns deadly attacks amid criticism (BBC)

President Donald Trump has said “hate has no place” in the US after 29 people were killed in two mass shootings over the weekend, amid accusations that he bears some responsibility. An attack on a Walmart store in El Paso,…

Donald Trump reckons he’s on the verge of curing childhood cancer (Metro)

Donald Trump has claimed the US will cure Aids and childhood cancer ‘very shortly’. The President made his comments on during the 2020 election campaign trail despite slashing the National Cancer Institute’s budget by $900 million. He did not mention…

Trump rebukes Swedish PM, demands freedom for US rapper A$AP Rocky (Guardian)

US President Donald Trump launched a new row with yet another American ally Thursday, lashing out at Sweden’s prime minister while demanding freedom for US rapper A$AP Rocky who is to be tried in the country on assault charges. The…

Donald Trump impeachment bid crushed in House of Representatives (BBC)

A bid to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump has been blocked in the US House of Representatives. Texas Democrat Al Green filed the resolution after the House voted to denounce Mr Trump’s attacks aimed at four US congresswomen…

US House condemns Trump attacks on congresswomen (BBC)

The US House of Representatives has voted to condemn President Donald Trump after a series of attacks aimed at four congresswomen. The symbolic resolution denounced Mr Trump’s “racist comments that have legitimised fear and hatred of New Americans and people…

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