Jeremy Hunt talks to his Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell during a meeting in Brussels on Monday. Associated Press
Britain on Saturday denounced Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" and rejected Tehran's explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident.
The Met Office, Britain's national weather forecaster, said there was a 40% chance that the record of 38.5 degrees Celsius (101.3°F), set in Kent in 2003, will be broken.
Discussions between Britain and the United States on building up their military presence in the Gulf are ongoing, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman, Alison Donnelly, said on Friday amid tensions with Iran.
Police said the truck was believed to have come from Bulgaria and to have entered Britain at Holyhead in Wales on Saturday. The driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.
Regional authorities say that the rainfall caused power cuts that affected some 20,000 people. Some 40 roads in the region where cut off and several rivers burst their banks and flooded nearby streets.
Two men were killed in an apparent hand grenade explosion in downtown Kiev, Ukrainian police said on Wednesday. The blast that left two men dead and also one woman injured happened late on Tuesday
A video of a popular children's song in Lebanon has gone viral on social media after protesters in Beirut spontaneously sang the hit number to calm a toddler caught in the midst of noisy demonstrations. The boy has watched the full performance wide-eyed.