Yet another violent attack has taken place in London: Darren Osbourne, age 47, was arrested after he drove his van into people walking in the streets near a mosque in Finsbury Park, London. In the recent attacks on pedestrians, it is believed that Muslim terrorists were the culprits. This time, the police thinks it is a British terrorist who has targeted Muslims as a revenge. Police in the area say it was clearly an attack on Muslims. He was heard shouting something about wanting to kill Muslims before he drove the van into a peaceful crowd that had just been in the mosque nearby. Mr Osbourne's family were shocked and devastated that someone close to them had attempted murder.  The police have promised more armed forces to lower worries of more attacks. They will position more police near religious places. There has been one death and eleven more injured in the Finsbury Park attack. The man who died was said to be the father of six children. Many people restrained the attacker before police arrived and safely arrested him. People in the area are shaken and frightened to leave their houses. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party, and his MP for the area arrived at the scene and comforted locals. He also said an attack on a place of worship was an attack on everyone. By: Tom
A few weeks ago I went to Athens, the capital of Greece. I was interested in the fact that almost everything looked normal considering the government is in a huge debt. It was the complete opposite of what I thought Athens would be like. Some Greek people we met said that Greeks would prefer to help their own children than to pay their taxes to the government so as to help the country as a whole. Maybe a reason for this could be that Greeks don’t trust the government to use the tax well that they pay to the state. It is a fact though, that if each person just looks out for their family, rather than contributing to the government, nothing good will be done for the country and the crisis will steadily get worse. For example, two parents wouldn’t give their money to their children for them to spend it on building a new hospital, which is something the government could do.       However Greece gets out of the crisis, it will be a struggle since the country needs to pay back 382 billion € to several different countries that they have borrowed from. As well as being in debt, which means having to pay huge interests on its loans, Greece at the same time has to pay for its own country's needs, like healthcare and military upgrades. The expatriate people we stayed with said that many Greek people went around their business as usual but that they are being very careful about how much they spend, for example “making a coffee last a whole afternoon”. This shows that there is after all a difference to before and that Greeks recognize that they and the country are now a fair deal poorer and have to save their money more.
Britain's top diplomat to Syria, Mr Gareth Bayley, knows all about the terrible war that has ravished this Middle Eastern country for several years. Newsnuggets' foreign correspondent in Turkey, Hamish, recently got a chance to ask Mr Bayley many important questions in an exclusive interview.  Here, Hamish tells us more about the background to his scoop: I used to write for Newsnuggets until my family moved to Turkey, and I wanted to continue as a reporter from Istanbul. Since Syria borders to Turkey I wanted to learn more about the war there. I decided it would be good to interview Britain's Special Representative to Syria who knows a lot about it. I also wanted to learn about the peace negotiations to stop the war in Syria.
Our foreign correspondents in Rwanda have interviewed Jean Dusabe, director of Common Everybody, an internet platform that teams up school children around the world. He shares his views on Trump's win that took many of his countrymen by surprise - and who is now a popular person according to Dusabe. Do people in your area care about the US election result? Some people do care, especially those who have a TV in their homes and can watch the news. During the campaign, everyone thought Clinton would win so the whole nation was surprised by the election result. People started sharing news in English and in French on Whatsapp about Trumpization (a new word from Trump) about this surprise win.      Will it have any impact on you and your family? There might be some small, indirect impact, because the US is a powerful country and many Rwandans are keen to visit. However, some people might now feel that it is not as free as it used to be. Also, if some US organizations stop operating in Rwanda then there will definitely be some negative impact.     Which politician is popular in Rwanda at the moment and why? I think it’s probably Trump just at the moment.  During his campaign people thought he was almost just passing time and nobody thought he would actually get voted in.  It seems in hindsight though that he was on the right track. His victory has made people think again about Americans. American’s voted for Trump and this means it’s not only Trump with some unpopular ideas but also the Americans who voted him in.