Reuters: Top News | 17 Jul 16:39

U.S. judge sentences Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to life plus 30 years

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, was sentenced by a U.S. judge on Wednesday to spend the rest of his life in prison.

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 17 Jul 17:23

'El Chapo' sentenced to life in prison after calling prison conditions 'torture'

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years and was ordered to pay $12.6 billion in forfeiture on Wednesday in what is likely the last time he's seen in public before he goes to Colorado's Supermax prison.

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 17 Jul 17:20

The life of the most 'powerful drug trafficker in the world'

Here's a look at the life of Joaquín Guzmán, otherwise known as "El Chapo," a Mexican drug lord who has repeatedly broken out of prison. He was recaptured in January 2016 and later extradited to the United States to stand trial on federal charges.

Reuters: Top News | 17 Jul 16:58

El Chapo's winding road from mountain village to drug lord to U.S. prison

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from humble origins in a mountain village to lead the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's most powerful drug trafficking gangs, was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to life in prison, plus 30 years.

Reuters: Top News | 17 Jul 16:58

U.S. judge blasts drug lord El Chapo's 'overwhelming evil,' imposes life sentence

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who twice escaped maximum-security prisons in that country will spend the rest of his life in a U.S. penitentiary, a federal judge said on Wednesday after accusing him of "overwhelming evil."

The Guardian | 17 Jul 16:43

El Chapo: Mexican drug lord sentenced to life in prison

US district judge imposed life sentence plus 30 years at hearing in federal Brooklyn court Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán , the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, was sentenced by a US judge on Wednesday to spend the rest of his life in prison. US District Judge Brian Cogan imposed the sentence of life plus 30 years, which was mandatory under the law, at a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn. Continue reading...

BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 16:39

El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán gets life in prison

The Mexican kingpin was earlier accused of being behind the biggest supplier of drugs to the US.

NYT > Top Stories | 17 Jul 16:36

El Chapo Sentenced to Life, Ending Notorious Criminal Career

He sent hundreds of tons of drugs to the United States from Mexico and caused the brutal deaths of dozens of people.

Al Jazeera English | 17 Jul 16:33

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison

The notorious drug cartel boss was found guilty on multiple conspiracy counts in an epic drug-trafficking case.

Reuters: Top News | 17 Jul 16:05

At sentencing, Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' says confinement is 'mental torture'

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, on Wednesday said his confinement amounted to "mental torture" before a U.S. judge sentenced him.

Reuters: Top News | 17 Jul 15:10

EU antitrust regulators to investigate Amazon over merchant data

EU antitrust regulators will investigate Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, to see if its use of other merchants' data breaches EU antitrust rules, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

Reuters: Top News | 17 Jul 18:54

Explainer: What is the EU's antitrust investigation into Amazon about?

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Amazon's use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace is in breach of EU competition rules.

Reuters: Top News | 17 Jul 15:10

Amazon under EU antitrust fire over use of merchant data

Amazon became the target of an antitrust investigation by the European Union on Wednesday over its use of merchants' data, underlining the increasing regulatory scrutiny about how tech companies exploit customers' information.

Reuters: Top News | 17 Jul 15:10

Amazon says it will cooperate with EU antitrust regulator probe

U.S. online retailer Amazon said on Wednesday that it would cooperate fully with EU antitrust regulators investigating its use of merchants' data.

The Guardian | 17 Jul 13:43

Amazon faces EU inquiry over treatment of small retailers

Investigation into possible anti-competitive behaviour is likely to spark US anger The European Union has launched a formal investigation into Amazon, opening a new front against US tech giants. Announcing the decision, the European commissioner for competition, Margrethe Vestager, said she wanted to take “a very close look” at whether Amazon’s business practices broke EU anti-trust rules. Continue reading...

NYT > Top Stories | 17 Jul 13:23

Amazon Faces E.U. Inquiry Over Data From Independent Sellers

European regulators have opened a formal inquiry into the data that Amazon collects from third-party sellers on its website.

BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 14:41

Turkish diplomats 'shot dead' in Iraqi Kurdistan

Three Turkish diplomats shot dead at restaurant in Iraqi Kurdish city of Erbil, security sources tell the BBC

Al Jazeera English | 17 Jul 15:05

At least three Turkish diplomats killed in Iraq's Erbil

Turkish consulate staff were shot while having lunch in a restaurant in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital.

Al Jazeera English | 17 Jul 14:59

Turkish foreign ministry says consulate employee killed in Erbil

Unknown assailants stage attack at a restaurant in the capital of the Kurdish region in Iraq.

The Guardian | 17 Jul 14:52

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi city, officials say

Attack on restaurant in Iraqi Kurdish capital of Irbil leaves at least one dead At least one Turkish diplomats has been killed in a shooting that took place in the Iraqi Kurdish capital of Irbil, Kurdish security officials and Turkish media have said. Unknown gunmen opened fire at a restaurant where Turkish diplomats were dinning. Turkey’s state-run news agency says a Turkish diplomat working at Ankara’s consulate in the northern Iraqi city was killed. Continue reading...

Al Jazeera English | 17 Jul 13:40

RSF's Turkey representative acquitted of 'terror' charges

A journalist and an activist acquitted along with RSF's Erol Onderoglu of making 'terror propaganda' for PKK fighters.

Al Jazeera English | 17 Jul 17:17

Brother of Manchester bomber arrested in UK after extradition

Hashem Abedi detained after landing at a London airport and will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court, police say.

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 17 Jul 16:14

Grande show bomber's brother extradited

The brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in 2017 has been extradited from Libya to the United Kingdom, according to a Libyan official.

The Guardian | 17 Jul 14:32

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber being extradited to UK

Hashem Abedi, 20, who was detained in Libya, is likely to face charges over 2017 attack The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber, Salman Abedi, is being extradited to the UK, according to police in Libya. Hashem Abedi, 20, was arrested in Libya shortly after his older brother blew himself up at the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017, killing 22 people. Continue reading...

BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 14:06

Manchester Arena attack: Bomber's brother extradited to UK

Hashem Abedi was arrested in Libya shortly after the 2017 suicide attack that killed 22 people.

BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 13:05

Westminster car crash: Salih Khater guilty of attempted murder

Salih Khater drove at people in a "premeditated" attack before crashing his car outside Parliament.

BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 18:38

Netball World Cup 2019 Highlights: England beat Trinidad & Tobago

Watch highlights as England beat Trinidad & Tobago to all but reach the Netball World Cup semi-final in Liverpool.

BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 19:00

Netball World Cup 2019: 'Beautiful' intercepts & reverse-bounce passes

Watch the best skills from day six of the Netball World Cup, including England's Rachel Dunn's impressive shot with an injured wrist and Trinidad & Tobago's reverse-bounce passes.

BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 17:35

England all but through to World Cup semi-finals

England are all but through to the Netball World Cup semi-finals after beating Trinidad and Tobago 72-46 in Liverpool.

BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 17:16

Netball World Cup 2019: England beat Trinidad & Tobago - 'Liquid gold' pass from Harten

Watch Jo Harten's 'liquid gold' pass to help Helen Housby score as England beat Trinidad & Tobago to all but secure a Netball World Cup semi-final spot.

BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 14:20

Netball World Cup 2019: Match Day Mix with England's Serena Guthrie

England Roses star Serena Guthrie reveals her musical influences, including her not-so-guilty pleasure of boy band The Wanted.

Reuters: Top News | 17 Jul 18:53

Trade concerns dent stocks; U.S. Treasury yields fall

A gauge of global stocks declined for a second straight session and U.S. Treasury yields fell as trade concerns again began to bubble and U.S. earnings season picked up steam.

Reuters: Top News | 17 Jul 17:52

U.S. housing market stuck in a rut despite lower mortgage rates

U.S. homebuilding fell for a second straight month in June and permits dropped to a two-year low, suggesting the housing market continued to struggle despite declining mortgage rates.

Reuters: Top News | 17 Jul 17:27

Trade concerns dent stocks; U.S. Treasury yields rise

A gauge of global stocks declined for a second straight session and U.S. Treasury yields rose as trade concerns again began to bubble and U.S. earnings season picked up steam.

Reuters: Top News | 17 Jul 15:14

U.S. housing starts fall further; permits at two-year low

U.S. homebuilding fell for a second straight month in June and permits dropped to a two-year low, suggesting the housing market continued to struggle despite declining mortgage rates.

The Guardian | 17 Jul 18:52

May defeated in Lords as peers vote to beef up anti-prorogation measure in Northern Ireland bill – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including PMQs and May’s speech on the state of politics PMQs - Snap verdict May’s state of politics speech - Snap verdict Afternoon summary 5.50pm BST This is another important step to prevent the suspension of Parliament. We will do everything to support this measure in the Commons tomorrow. https://t.co/OPJJCAE35i 5.25pm BST Thirteen Tory peers rebelled against the government and voted for the Anderson amendment, according to the division list. Continue reading...

The Guardian | 17 Jul 18:51

Zack Seckler's best photograph: wild Iceland from the air

‘The pilot flew me around the volcanic coast in his tiny homemade plane – with the door open and me hanging out taking pictures’ I shot this off the southern coast of Iceland, from a ultra-light aircraft, in the days before drones were ubiquitous. I love the stark nature of the Icelandic landscape and its contrasts. Deltas form from glacial meltwater running down towards the shoreline, picking up silt and different materials along the way to create these ribbon patterns. There’s all sorts of wildlife too – birds, beautiful wild horses, seals. So a few years ago after a lot of research, cross-referencing Google Earth with books and photography by others, I took a red eye from New York to Reykjavik. It was kind of funny to take a jumbo jet, have three hours upon landing to rent a car, c...

The Guardian | 17 Jul 18:48

Atlético Madrid confirm signing of Kieran Trippier from Tottenham

• Defender signs three-year-deal at Wanda Metropolitano • He leaves Spurs after four years in north London Kieran Trippier has completed one of the more eye-catching transfers of the summer to date after joining Atlético Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in a deal worth at least £20m. Related: Transfer window 2019 – every summer deal from Europe's top five leagues Continue reading...

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 17 Jul 18:36

Theresa May expresses Brexit regret in last major speech as British PM

Theresa May railed against the forces of "absolutism" in politics, condemned the rise of populist parties around the world, and lamented her inability to secure Britain's exit from the European Union, in her last major speech as British Prime Minister.

The Guardian | 17 Jul 18:02

Theresa May hits out at populists in farewell speech

Outgoing PM takes aim at absolutism and bemoans ‘descent into rancour and tribal bitterness’ Today’s political developments - live updates Theresa May has criticised absolutism in politics in what appeared to be a coded swipe at populist politicians such as Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump. The prime minister gave a valedictory speech taking aim at those who refuse to compromise and promote absolutist ideology, including those on both sides of the Brexit debate. Continue reading...

BBC News - Home | 17 Jul 17:03

May warns against 'absolutist' politics of 'winners and losers'

In her last major speech, the PM says lack of compromise is leading to a dangerous "absolutism".

The Guardian | 17 Jul 18:36

Drink your salad: the rise of the savoury smoothie

We’ve been putting veg in our smoothies for ages – but then sweetening them with fruits and milks. Now, on the back of the sugar-free movement, it’s time to go fully green Propelled by the sugar-free movement, it’s time to embrace – and imbibe – the savoury smoothie. As the US writer Sarah Barnes recently observed , “in the realm of edible stuff that might make me immortal, are we all drinking our salads now?” Of course, people have been putting veg – mostly green leaves – in smoothies for ages, but blending them with the likes of dates, bananas, berries, nut butters and milk. With savoury smoothies, veg takes centre stage, and is often the only ingredient. Think of it as a cold soup in a tall glass, your morning smoothie regreened, with no sugar rush and subsequent hunger pangs; th...

The Guardian | 17 Jul 18:32

England’s World Cup win is the pinnacle, despite conflict with politics | Max Rushden

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s tweet was frustrating because we want sport to be pure, as it was at Lord’s in a game the Kiwis didn’t deserve to lose “I’m not sure anyone at the moment has a steady heart … Seven weeks of cricket, 48 games, one ball. Here’s Boult, they’re going to push, are we in for a super over? They’ve got to go quick, they’ve got to go quick. OUT! I’m sure he’s OUT! We’re going for a super over!” The ICC montage of the last moments of the Cricket World Cup final has almost four million views – which isn’t that impressive considering three million of them are mine. Ian Smith’s commentary, in that gravelly Kiwi drawl, is spine tingling to the last second. Continue reading...

The Guardian | 17 Jul 18:28

Kayaker finds rare Roman glass and pottery off Kent coast

Archaeological discovery could have come from possible shipwreck near Ramsgate Objects from a possible Roman shipwreck have been found off the coast of Kent in one of the most unusual archaeological finds in living memory. The chance discoveries were made by a kayaker in the sea off Ramsgate. The tide was low enough and the water clear enough for him to reach down and pull out beautiful cobalt blue glassware and high-status Roman pottery, called Samian ware. Continue reading...