A man and a woman are taken ill after a medical incident in Salisbury, United Kingdom. Police seal off a restaurant as a precautionary measure. According to "The Guardian", tensions are high due to recent Novichok poisonings. According to the BBC, "there's no suggestion that this is connected". According to Sky News, at least one of the individuals who fell ill is a Russian.
"The Guardian" reports that U.S. President Donald Trump has postponed his visit to the United Kingdom, according to a U.K. adviser who said Mr. Trump recently telephoned 10 Downing Street with this information. Both Prime Minister Theresa May's office and the White House deny this report.
Gianforte is officially charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly body slamming reporter Ben Jacobs from "The Guardian"; the "Missoulian", "Billings Gazette", and "Independent Record" newspapers rescind their endorsements of Gianforte.
The United Kingdom, on Friday, did not derive energy from any coal-fired source, the first continuous 24-hour, coal-free period for the UK since use of the fossil fuel began. Coal accounted for just 9 percent of the electricity generated last year.
Pope Francis encourages bishops from around the world to sign an appeal to world leaders, meeting in Paris next month, for crucial climate change talks. In a major teaching document in June, the encyclical Laudato Si' (Latin: Praised be), Francis denounced what he called the “structurally perverse” fossil fuel-based world economy that exploits the poor and destroys the habitability of the Earth for humans.
39-year-old Australian Julian Assange is reported by "The Independent" newspaper to be considering legal action for libel against "The Guardian" newspaper over claims in a book it published. Guardian News & Media, however, has not received any official notification of the action.
A landmark ruling at the Court of Appeal allows science writer Simon Singh to rely on the defence of fair comment in a libel action taken by the British Chiropractic Association over a 2008 article in "The Guardian" newspaper.