1. “Nantes in blood and flames” - French news report on events that led to violent riots
2. UK: Poundland STOPS selling kitchen knives in 59 West Midlands shops amid knife crime EPIDEMIC
POUNDLAND has stopped selling kitchen knives in all of its 59 stores in the West Midlands. The retailer said it had made the decision because of the increase in knife crime in the region.
From Friday July 6, customers will no longer be able to buy knives in any of Poundland's stores in the West Midlands.
It has become the first High Street retailer to enforce such a ban and others are now expected to follow suit.
Poundland took all knives off shelves in its London stores earlier this year, but chose the West Midlands as the next region because of soaring knife crime.
It said it aimed to take knives out of all its stores across the UK and Ireland by autumn.
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4. SAPD: Suspect in assault over MAGA hat at Whataburger arrested
An arrest has been made in connection with a viral video in which a teenager’s Make America Great Again hat was torn off by a stranger at a San Antonio Whataburger.
30-year-old Kino Jimenez was located by robbery task force detectives in Universal City, police said, and taken into custody on a warrant for theft of person.
In a video that made the rounds on the internet starting Wednesday, 16-year-old Hunter Richard is seen eating with two friends at the Whataburger location at Nacogdoches Road and Thousand Oaks around 2 a.m. The video starts halfway through an altercation in which a man — suspected to be Jimenez — throws a drink in Richard’s face and is seen holding a “MAGA” hat that Richard later said was his.
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5. UK reportedly tells Trump he cannot meet with Brexit architect Nigel Farage
The U.K. government has reportedly told President Trump he must not meet Brexit architect and former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage when Trump visits the U.K. later this month.
The U.K. Daily Telegraph, citing a source within the British government, reports that 10 Downing Street made it clear that Trump “must not meet Farage” during his working visit to the U.K. on July 13.
Trump has embraced Farage, who is also a Fox News contributor, and called him “the man behind Brexit” during the 2016 campaign.
Farage told Fox News he would not comment on any conversations he had with the White House but said the Telegraph report was “utterly consistent” with past behavior from the U.K. government.
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6. Ethics complaint filed against Maxine Waters
7. New Jersey Governor Sununu signs bill criminalizing and prohibiting female genital mutilation
Governor Sununu just signed into law a bill in New Hampshire criminalizing and prohibiting female genital mutilation. New Hampshire now joins 26 other states taking a stand against this abhorrent practice— Christopher Holton (@CHoltonCSP) July 5, 2018
8. UK: Police stop suspected “child sex party” at kebab shop in Bethnal Green
Underage girls were at “serious risk” of being abused at a “sex party” in the back of a kebab shop in Bethnal Green, police have said.
The Met’s Sexual Exploitation Team tipped off Tower Hamlets Police about an alleged “child sex party”, known as an “uck party”, which they said they believed was planned to take place at the business premises.
Uck parties involve young girls being plied with alcohol and drugs before having sex with older men, according to detectives.
Tower Hamlets Police said the event was advertised as a “smart and sexy” Halloween party and visited the shop on October 28 last year.
When police arrived at around 7pm they said they found staff putting up a “temporary wall” to separate the kebab counter and the small restaurant area.
In a statement PC Mark Perry said he spoke to the kebab shop owner and the party booker and told them the event could not happen.
According to licensing documents, when detectives visited the venue again a few hours later they found a group of men loitering outside awaiting the start of the party.
9. Police scuffle with migrants doing illegal vending in Italy
Municipal Police in Naples carry out blitz to counter the illegal sale of goods - often counterfeited - by migrants.
10. Controversial German author takes Random House to court after it axes his book on Islam
Publishing giant Random House has declined to release a new book by controversial German politician-turned-author Thilo Sarrazin over fears it could whip up anti-Muslim hatred.
The dispute, which will be heard before a court in Munich on Monday, revolves around Sarrazin's new book "Hostile Takeover -- How Islam Hampers Progress and Threatens Society", Bild Zeitung reported on Friday.
In 2010 Sarrazin, a former central banker and Berlin state finance minister, published the incendiary book “Germany Does Away With Itself”, arguing that undereducated Muslim migrants were making the country "more stupid".
The volume became a runaway bestseller and is now seen as having helped pave the way for the anti-Islam Alternative for Germany party which entered parliament last year with nearly 100 deputies.
The new book was to have hit shelves in late August and is billed as a critical close reading of the Koran.
Sarrazin, 73, told Bild that he had signed a contract with Random House in November 2016 on the basis of a 10-page expose and delivered the manuscript in February this year.
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