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John Kerry: US election is 'downright embarrassing'

John Kerry addressing a group of students in London today Credit: ITV News

The US Secretary of State has said his country's presidential election is “downright embarrassing”.

Speaking at a Q&A for London sixth-formers alongside Mayor Sadiq Khan, John Kerry added that the election had stepped “out of any norm”.

Asked about how the election has impacted on US relations abroad, Mr Kerry said: "This election has been difficult for our country's perception abroad. There are moments when it is downright embarrassing."

He added: "I could never imagine debates that were not focused on real issues."

All aboard as London's Night Tube opens for first time

Sadiq Khan was ready to board the first Night Tube Credit: Mayor of London/Twitter

London's Night Tube began on Friday with Sadiq Khan on board the first departure.

Roughly 50,000 people are expected to use the Night Tube service each weekend, with the number growing to 200,000 by the Autumn when the service extends to the Northern, Jubilee and Piccadilly lines.

The mayor chatted to passengers on the historic evening, telling one: "You're making history".

Khan urges public to remain calm after knife attack

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London. Credit: PA Wire

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has urged the public to remain "calm and vigilant" as police investigate whether a knife attack that left one woman dead and five others injured was terror-related.

Mr Khan said his "heart goes out to the victims of the incident in Russell Square and their loved ones".


Khan: London is united with Nice in grief

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said London is "united" with Nice in grief following the "unspeakable attack" which has left at least 84 people dead.

Sadiq Khan: 'There is no going back'

London Mayor Sadiq Khan today warned voters that "out is out" and that there would be no going back from a vote to leave the European Union.

Speaking alongside Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones AM and Leader of Scottish Labour, Kezia Dugdale MSP, at a Labour In for Britain event in Kings Cross, London, Mr Khan said that the outcome of the referendum was a decision that would affect the UK "for decades to come".

Urging the electorate to vote for the UK to remain in the EU, the former Labour MP warned: "This is the fight of our lives".

Mr Khan added that working together as part of the EU, the UK would be "stronger, safer, and better off".

Khan and Corbyn meet after London Mayoral success

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has met with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in public for the first time after a weekend of contrasting election fortunes.

While Mr Khan enjoyed electoral success in the capital, Mr Corbyn oversaw less encouraging results for his party in the UK's "Super Thursday" elections.

Sadiq Khan appeared in front of the cameras alongside his party leader following his election victory over Tory rival Zac Goldsmith at the weekend.
The pair chatted about football in the relaxed public appearance.
Mr Khan has urged Jeremy Corbyn and his party to learn lessons from his election victory in the capital by listening to voters.
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