Category: General News

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with ‘clear eyes’

This comes amid warnings Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear arms activity. BBC News – Home

UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security

The money will be spent on fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology, the UK government will say later. BBC News – Home

Spy suspect's arrest: What motivates turncoats?

Recommended: How much do you know about China? As for geopolitics, the US is now aware that China has developed a full spectrum intelligence capability. “I don’t think this should be seen as something that should undermine the [US-China] strategic relationship,” says Bonnie Glaser, director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

‘Do not travel’ warning as snow storm hits

A fresh band of persistent heavy snow is set to sweep across parts of the country for a third day. BBC News – Home

Justine Greening: Next generation of MPs could ‘improve or undo’ Brexit

Ex-minister Justine Greening says Brexit won’t be “sustainable” if it doesn’t work for young people. BBC News – Home

YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

Chrissy Chambers is awarded damages from her ex-boyfriend who posted sexual videos of her online. BBC News – Home

Libya crisis as opportunity: Who are the Madkhalis?

While the Islamic State has grabbed headlines as it tries to regain its footing in war-torn Libya, a less-known, fundamentalist Islamist movement is quietly extending its influence across the country. The Madkhalis, an ultraconservative Salafist movement from Saudi Arabia, have been taking advantage of Libya’s post-revolution chaos to impose their hardline interpretation of Islam through force and coercion, patrolling the streets and using their control over mosques to dramatically alter Libyan society. To that end, the Madkhalis have aligned themselves with nearly every self-proclaimed government and warlord in Libya over the past three years, silencing liberal and Islamist critics in ... Read more