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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.

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