Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 15 Apr 2018


Trump tells Syria US is ‘locked and loaded’

Donald Trump has warned Syria the US is “locked and loaded” to strike again if it carries out new chemical attacks. UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson has stated that global powers will not “turn a blind eye” to the use of chemical weapons. However, the Syrian government denies any chemical use and says that attack in the town of Douma was fabricated by rebels.

‘Criminals’ – world leaders respond to allies’ air strikes

World leaders have been reacting to the air strikes carried out in Syria by the US, UK and France. The Syrian foreign ministry described the strikes as “a flagrant violation of international law”. Iran branded Donald Trump, Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron as “criminals”. China said it was “opposed to the use of force” but Germany said the strikes were a “necessary and appropriate military intervention”.

Leave.EU and Arron Banks probed over data allegation

Leave.EU and its donor Arron Banks are being investigated over possible breaches of the Data Protection Act. The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued “information notices”, which require the group and Banks to provide it with specified information within a certain time period. Banks said he and Leave.EU were “responding” to the notices, adding at the ICO’s move was not an “investigation” but an “information request”.

Martin Sorrell stands down from WPP after 33 years

Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of the world’s largest advertising agency WPP, is stepping down after 33 years. The move comes ahead of the findings of an investigation …read more

Source:: The Week – All news


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