Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

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”. 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.

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Source:: The Week – All news

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