TRUMP THREATENS N.KOREA AT UN
In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump called Kim Jong-un a “‘Rocket Man on a suicide mission”, and called on “righteous” nations to confront North Korea, and other rogue nations. The US President also didn’t hold back on Venezuela and Iran, calling Iran “wicked, evil”. The Guardian says the “speech was greeted in the UN chamber mostly with silence and occasional outbreaks of disapproving murmurs as Trump castigated a succession of hostile regimes”. The Express reports Mr Trump’s warning that the US might have “no choice but to totally destroy” North Korea.
MAY CALLS FOR ONLINE PROPAGANDA CLAMPDOWN
The Mail reports that Theresa May will warn tech giants Google and Facebook they will face punishing fines unless they remove terrorist propaganda within two hours of it appearing on their platforms, at a summit being held in New York today. The paper says her patience is running out over previous failures to prevent jihadist groups using online spaces for recruitment and organisation.
DRUGS LEGALISED: PRINCE WILLIAM ASKS
Prince William (Duke of Cambridge) has opened debate on whether drugs should be legalised, after he asked a group of people at the Spitalfields Crypt Trust in Shoreditch – a charity that helps people with addictions. A Royal Aide is quoted by the Times as saying, “for a big issue such as this: “he believes it is important not to talk about it in the abstract but ask questions of and listen to those who are affected”.
THERESA MAY & BORIS JOHNSON MAKE BREXIT TRUCE
Theresa May has secured cabinet truce over the UK’s future payments to the EU with her Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson. According to the Telegraph, “The deal involves paying substantial sums to the EU until at least 2020, but no further payments after Britain’s transition period”.