Brekky Wrap: Trump Sides With Putin And French Football Team Welcomed Home
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump has backed Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that Russia did not interfere with the result of the 2016 U.S. election. In the shock move, Trump said that he has no reason to believe American intelligence agencies over the word of Putin. Trump said “I hold both countries responsible. I think the U.S. has been foolish. We’ve all been foolish.” Trump's words have been labelled "treasonous " by a former CIA chief and "shameful" by a Republican senator.
Meanwhile, at home in the U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has said that Russia "is not an ally" of the United States and that there is "no question" that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. “There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals," Ryan said following Trump's support of Putin. Ryan called on Trump to acknowledge the differences between the U.S. and Russia and the difficulties of the relationship between the two nations.
Teancum Vernon Petersen-Crofts appeared in court on Monday, charged with the alleged murder of an eight-year-old boy, his 15-year-old sister and their 48-year-old mother. During the court hearing, the 19-year-old, who is believed to be related to the three victims, went on a bizarre rant blaming someone called 'Griff' for the alleged murders. He went on to say that he had been living with 'Griff' for two months but left on his mother's advice amid fears 'Griff' was going to kill him. Petersen-Crofts will remain in custody at a psychiatric centre until July 23.
Abortion is set to be decriminalised in Queensland and safe zones enforced in new laws that will be introduced into state parliament. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the new laws are about bringing Queensland into the 21st century as the move aims to overturn 19th century laws. Under the new legislation women would be able to terminate pregnancies up to 22 weeks and "safe zones" of 150m would be in place around clinics.
UK Politician Nigel Farage spoke to The Project on Monday evening about what is going on with the 'botched Brexit'. As a Brexit supporter, Farage said he believed the 'leave' vote would save his country but under Theresa May's leadership he is not so sure. He also said that once Brexit was formalised he and other UK MPs would be happy to continue to receive pensions from the EU. See the full interview here.
The French national football team has been given a hero's welcome as they arrived home following their victory at the FIFA World Cup. The streets of Paris were filled with people chanting for the team amid masses of smoke and flares. The team later attended a presidential reception and garden party hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron where the team received the Legion of Honour, Frances highest award.
Britney Spears has released a few teaser trailers for her new gender-neural fragrance 'Prerogative'. "A fragrance for all" the captions to one of the videos reads. Take a look below.
Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers has become Great Britain's first woman of colour to be crowed Miss Universe Great Britain. Rogers is from Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, and she will now represent the nation in the 2018 Miss Universe pageant.
And you're up to date with ten daily.