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Theresa May rebukes Donald Trump for pulling out of Paris Agreement


Theresa May has publicly rebuked Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris climate change deal, criticising world leaders who are “deliberately flouting” international rules. In her flagship address to the UN's General Assembly in New York…

Mark Sampson sacked as England manager by FA after unprofessional relationship with players

Mark Sampson was sacked as England women's manager today for inappropriate relationships with his female players during his previous spell as manager of Bristol Academy. Football Association CEO Martin Glenn made the decision after reading…

Public backs Jeremy Corbyn's leadership over Theresa May's by eight points, new poll finds


Jeremy Corbyn goes into conference season with a stronger leadership rating than Theresa May, according to the latest poll for The Independent. The exclusive study by BMG Research handed the Labour leader a better net satisfaction rating…

Iraqi Kurdish referendum: Why international powers fear independence vote could derail fight against Isis


Iraqis wave Kurdish flags as they gather in support of the upcoming independence referendum in Kirkuk next week AFP/Getty The Kurdish leadership is coming under intense international pressure to postpone the referendum on independence due…

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Sidse Babett Knudsen on Electric Dreams, Westworld and Borgen

The actor Knudsen also played the Danish Prime Minister in acclaimed political drama ‘Borgen’ Channel 4 “Jill is failing; her extinction date is coming up and she’s deteriorating. She’s starting to bleed out of her eyes, and basically she…


Japan earthquake: Magnitude 6.1 tremors hit east coast


The US Geological Survey said that the earthquake struck about 175 miles south east of Kamaishi, and around 200 miles east of Fukushima. The depth of the earthquake, which struck at 2.37am local time, was measured at 10km. Details of any…

Brexit: Theresa May and Boris Johnson to spend seven-hour flight back to UK together ahead of crunch talks


Theresa May and Boris Johnson were to spend a seven-hour flight back from the United States together ahead of a crunch Brexit cabinet meeting. Mr Johnson had been due to return from the US on a different plane but altered his plans at the…


Brexit: German government says UK has made no concrete offer on divorce bill


The British government has made no “concrete” negotiation offer about what amount it should pay for the Brexit divorce bill, the German government has said. The statement comes after reports that British officials had suggested to Angela…

Jake LaMotta dead: Legendary boxer and inspiration for Raging Bull dies aged 95

Former world middleweight champion boxer Jake LaMotta has died due to complications from pneumonia, aged 95. Real name Giacobbe LaMotta, the American's death was announced by a relatives on social media, with his eldest daughter Christi…


'People don't want to speak frankly': How the shy far-right could spark a German election upset


“We don't want any more refugees coming here, there are too many. They live in new apartments while German children are going hungry and their parents cannot afford the rent. This must stop.” Speaking to The Independent on her return to a…

Alexis Sanchez looks distracted at Arsenal, says Gary Neville

Alexis Sanchez has lost his focus and become distracted at Arsenal following speculation over his future at the club, Gary Neville has said. The Chilean, whose Arsenal contract expires at the end of the current season, was repeatedly…

Mexico City earthquake: At least 225 people dead after huge 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes capital


The death toll following the devastating Mexico earthquake now stands at 225, according to the country’s civil protection agency. The head of the agency, Luis Felipe Puente, said 94 are dead in Mexico City, 71 in Morelos state, 43 in…


Catalonia referendum: Catalonian government 'de facto' suspended by Spain, President of region says


Catalonia’s regional government has been “de facto” suspended by Spain’s central government in Madrid, the President of the would-be breakaway region has said. Carles Puigdemont said in a statement on Wednesday that Catalonia was…

Donald Trump makes joke about socialism at UN General Assembly, is met with awkward silence


Donald Trump may have shocked people when he said that America could “totally destroy” North Korea in his first address to the UN General Assembly, but it was not the most awkward moment of his speech. North Korea and its “Rocket man”…

Brexit could create a new 'language' – Euro-English


Brexit could lead to the development of a new form of the English language, according to a new academic paper. Dr Marko Modiano, of Gavle University in Sweden, said there were already signs that “Euro-English” was developing its own…


British teacher 'murdered' on Amazon kayaking trip joked about being killed days before


'In or near Coari (100km away) I will have my boat stolen and I will be killed too. Nice,' Emma Kelty wrote on social media. Chantal Da Silva · @chantaladasilva; 7 hours ago. Click to follow. The Independent US. emma-kelty.jpg The 43-year…


Mexico City earthquake: At least 149 people reported dead after disaster


A man stands next to a car crashed by debris from a damaged building after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017 Getty At least 149 people have been reported dead after a devastating earthquake shook Mexico City and the…


Brexit: EU officials told to expect '£17.7bn' for divorce bill in Theresa May's Florence speech


EU leaders are expecting Theresa May to offer €20bn (£17.7bn) for the so-called Brexit divorce bill, according to reports. That figure would only cover short-term obligations until 2019, and has been described as a “transition payment”.…

A quarter of all 14-year-old girls are depressed, research shows


Based on the responses, the researchers calculated that almost a quarter of girls and one in 10 boys aged 14 suffer from depression Rex Almost one in four teenage girls suffer from depression, a new study shows, in what experts have…


Mexico City earthquake live updates: Dozens dead after huge 7.1 magnitude tremors


A powerful earthquake has jolted Mexico City - measuring magnitude 7.1 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS) - causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital. The extent…

Tuesday, Sep 19

Article 127: What is the obscure section of EU law - and how could it stop Brexit?


As Cabinet divisions over Brexit threaten to tear Theresa May's Government apart, focus is turning to the obscure legislation that governs how the UK would leave the single market. Now experts have claimed that Ms May's plans for a hard…

Boris Johnson denies he is preparing to resign if Theresa May rejects his Brexit demands


Boris Johnson has denied reports he is preparing to walk away from his Cabinet post amid a growing row over Theresa May's Brexit strategy. Reports said the Foreign Secretary was contemplating resignation if Mrs May's key Brexit speech in…

Jeremy Corbyn set to secure control of party for Labour left with major leadership rule change vote


Labour's ruling body is set to consider sweeping changes to party rules which would reduce the number of MPs needing to approve a new leader. The party's National Executive Committee (NEC) will vote on proposals from Labour leader Jeremy…

Jeremy Corbyn mocks Piers Morgan in Spanish after meeting with Arsenal star Hector Bellerin


Jeremy Corbyn has responded to Piers Morgan's claim that he was deliberately "shut out" of a conversation with Spanish Arsenal full back Hector Bellerin when the Labour leader deliberately switched into Spanish, by tweeting at both men, in…

Monday, Sep 18

Brexit Department head Oliver Robbins leaves, throwing government plans into chaos


The top civil servant at the Department for Exiting the European Union is to move to a new role in Downing Street after a spate of reported rows with Brexit Secretary David Davis. Oliver Robbins is to take up a new “coordinating” job at No…

Syrian civilians fleeing Raqqa are taking up arms to go back and fight Isis


A lot has changed for 32-year-old Amar Al Alil since the Syrian revolution began six years ago. In 2011, work was scarce and he jobbed in construction when the opportunity arose. The country had not yet unravelled. He hadn’t seen public…

Ryanair cancellations: The truth behind why 2000 flights are due to be scrapped


As passengers seethed about Ryanair's industrial-scale cancellations, and social media sizzled with rumours about the airline's staffing and financial health, getting answers from Europe's biggest airline has proved unusually difficult.…

Yahyah Farroukh: First pictures of Parsons Green attack suspect as two men questioned over Tube bombing


Two refugees who were fostered by the same couple are being questioned by police following the attempted bombing on a London Underground train. An 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday morning in Dover, where he was reportedly…

Sunday, Sep 17

Brexit: Theresa May warned over £2bn worth of UK exports to Canada at risk as she flies to Ottawa


More than £2bn worth of UK exports to Canada could be in jeopardy after Brexit, Theresa May has been warned as she flies to Ottawa for her first official meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. According to Open Britain, the…

Donald Trump is a 'racist, misogynist bully' and shouldn't be invited to the UK, says Lib Dems' Deputy Leader


Donald Trump is a “racist, misogynist bully” and should not be given a state visit to the UK, the Liberal Democrats' Deputy Leader has said. Addressing her party's annual conference in Bournemouth, Jo Swinson said Theresa May should…

Ryanair: 30000 more passengers grounded in next three days


Ryanair has revealed it will cancel 164 flights over the next three days, potentially affecting 30,000 passengers. The Irish airline has already cancelled more than 160 flights over the weekend as a result of what it calls messing up “in…

Police close off roads after 'chemical incident' in south London


There are fears of a chemical incident in south London after residents were rushed to hospital with nausea and vomiting. Emergency services were called to Alwold Crescent in Lee amid fears locals may have suffered an allergic reaction.…

Saturday, Sep 16

Admit where Britain needs the EU, Brussels chiefs warn ahead of Theresa May's Florence speech


Theresa May should use her major Brexit speech in Florence next week to come clean with the British public about how much Britain needs cooperation with the EU on key issues, the President of the European Parliament said. Antonio Tajani…

Parsons Green: Homemade bomb 'could have killed everyone in the carriage'


The homemade bomb that failed to fully explode on the London Underground had the potential to kill everyone travelling in the packed carriage, experts have said, as police continue to hunt those responsible. An 18-year-old man has been…

London attack: Teenager arrested at Dover port in connection with Parsons Green Tube bombing


An 18-year-old man has been arrested in the departure area of the port of Dover in connection with attack on a London Underground train in Parsons Green. The suspect was arrested by Kent Police under the Terrorism Act on Saturday morning.…

London attack: Parsons Green bomb contained 'mother of Satan' explosive used in Manchester bombing


The bomb that failed to detonate on a London Underground train contained the same powerful explosive used in the 7/7 attacks and deadly bombings across Europe, it has emerged. Ben Wallace, the security minister, confirmed the homemade…