Published:  12:01 AM, 11 July 2019

Worldwide waffling(11.07.2019)

Worldwide waffling(11.07.2019)

Ford's decision to close its Welsh engine factory was "not directly linked" to the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, its European boss said, but warned that failure to strike a deal could have "significant implications" for its remaining UK plants that employ 10,000 staff. Steven Armstrong highlighted the dangers to Ford's commitment to its British operations during questioning by MPs on the Welsh Affairs Committee about plans to close its Bridgend engine plant with the loss of 1,700 jobs. Asked about the impact of a hard Brexit, the Ford Europe chairman said "tariffs and friction at the borders.

Ex-F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has said he would stand in front of a gunman trying to shoot Vladimir Putin because he's a 'good guy' and that he wasn't behind the assassination attempt on the Skripals. The 88-year-old billionaire thinks Putin would have been 'too busy' to have carried out the Novichok attack in Salisbury, and that people were making things up. Mr Ecclestone told The Times: 'If someone had a machine gun and was prepared to shoot Putin, I would stand in front of him. 'Why? 'Because he's a good guy. He's never done anything that isn't doing good things for people.'

A man has been shot and another has been stabbed in north London. Armed police were scrambled to Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park to reports of gunshots heard in the area at about 9.45pm on Monday night. Officers arrived to find a 30-year-old man suffering a knife wound. A second man, believed to be in his late twenties, was discovered with a gunshot injury in the nearby Blackstock Road.  The stab victim was in a stable condition, a Met Police spokesman said. The second victim's injuries are also not thought to be life-threatening.

The tournament was widely hailed a huge success and one that has just made the nine bidders all the more determined to welcome the cream of the women's game next time around Japan is always a formidable opponent with the capability to host the tournament tomorrow, but it is Korea that is likely to present the biggest stumbling block. Korea Football Association (KFA) officials were delighted when US president Donald Trump crossed the Demilitarized Zone into North Korea on June 30 to put the prospect of improving relations with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un firmly in the middle of international headlines.

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