Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


News Roundup: G8 Leaders Gather Around Blair


Scoop News Roundup: G8 Leaders Gather Around Blair

Tony Blair has issued a statement at a press conference with the leaders of the G8 nations lined up behind him, Mr Blair said: "We condemn utterly these barbaric attacks. All of our countries have suffered from terrorism... we are united in our resolve to confront and defeat this terrorism that is not an attack on one nation but on all nations and on civilised society everywhere," he said.


Tony Blair flanked by leaders of the G8 nations at Gleneagles, Scotland.

Tony Blair said the G8 leaders would continue their discussions and would not allow terrorists to halt a summit aimed at helping the world's poorest people.

***

The Independent reports: Many people are feared dead after four terrorist blasts across central London, hitting trains and a bus. All public transport is halted and Londoners have been told "Stay where you are".

In New Zealand, Prime Minister Helen Clark told TVNZ's One News: "I have asked them to convey the deep shock and sympathy and concern of the Government and people of New Zealand to the office of Tony Blair."

The New Zealand High Commission in London has set a communications room where "they are there to take calls from New Zealanders in London who might want to know if any one has been reported as missing," Helen Clark said.

There are approximately 250,000 New Zealand passport holders in the United Kingdom. It is unknown whether any New Zealanders are among the casualties in the bomb attacks.

The Guardian reports: Accounts from people who witnessed the explosions in central London today - "I was on the bus in front and heard an incredible bang, I turned round and half the double-decker bus was in the air ... It was a massive explosion and there were papers and half a bus flying through the air, I think it was the number 205. There must be a lot of people dead as all the buses were packed, they had been turning people away from the tube stops. We were about 20 metres away, that was all," Belinda Seabrook, who was on a bus travelling from Euston to Russell Square, London.

"People were running this way, panicked. They knew it was a bomb. Debris flying all over, mostly glass," Jay Kumar, owner of a newsagent near the bus blast in Russell Square.

***

Webcam Links To Around London

  • Trafelga Square
  • London ,Whitehall, Thames, Big Ben
  • London, Thames And Whitehall
  • Big Ben and London Bridge
  • Coverage continuing…

    © Scoop Media

     
     
     
     
     
    Top Scoops Headlines

     

    Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

    Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

    Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

    The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

    ALSO:

    Buildup:

    Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

    It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

    ALSO:

    Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

    Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

    Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

    Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

    I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

    Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

    It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

    ALSO:


    Get More From Scoop

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Top Scoops
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news