Zimbabwe military denies coup attempt
Zimbabwe’s army has taken control of state television – but has denied it has carried out a coup. Maj Gen Sibusiso Moyo read a statement on air which said President Robert Mugabe was “safe”, but did not say where the 93-year-old was. Heavy gun and artillery fire could be heard in northern parts of Harare this morning, the BBC says.
Trump ‘sentenced to death’ by North Korea
North Korean state media has criticised Donald Trump after his five-day tour of Asia, saying the US President is a “hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people”. During his trip, Trump mocked dictator Kim Jong-un as “short and fat” and state media says his “worst crime” is to have “hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership”.
Grieve to defy ‘blood-curdling’ Brexit threats
Former attorney-general Dominic Grieve says he will vote against an amendment to the EU withdrawal bill which fixes a date for Brexit, despite “blood-curdling threats” and “arm twisting” from his party’s whips. Grieve is one of as many as 15 Conservatives who may rebel against Theresa May on the issue, The Guardian claims.
Johnson to meet husband of jailed woman
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is to hold a face-to-face meeting with the husband of British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, jailed in Iran on charges of sedition. Johnson was accused of making Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s plight worse by claiming she was teaching journalism in Iran, rather than being there on holiday.
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