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Your Morning Briefing

MSN UK 21/06/2019 News desk

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start your day with our daily briefing, compiled by Liji Varghese.

Tory MP facing calls to resign after 'he grabs climate activist by neck'

© Sky News A Foreign Office minister is facing questions over his future after footage emerged of him pushing a female climate activist against a pillar. Around 40 Greenpeace protesters gatecrashed the Chancellor's annual address at Mansion House in the City of London. Mark Field, the Foreign Office minister for Asia and the Pacific, was seen grabbing one woman when she walked past his chair at the dinner. Footage showed Field swinging out of his seat to shove the protester into the wall behind. MPs were quick to condemn the actions of Field and called for his resignation. (The Telegraph)

Trump abruptly calls off military strikes against Iran after approving them

© Thomson Reuters US President Donald Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions. Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries. The abrupt reversal put a halt to what would have been the president’s third military action against targets in the Middle East. (The New York Times)

Jeremy Kyle 'set to return to screens with two programmes'

Jeremy Kyle wearing a suit and tie © ITV Jeremy Kyle Jeremy Kyle, axed by ITV after a guest on his confrontational show killed himself, is to return to the network with two programmes. In a new series of The Kyle Files he will tackle social issues using secret filming. Ideas for the other programme are still in the melting pot with bosses examining previous shows the 53-year-old has produced for the channel. (Mirror)

Johnson and Hunt face series of hustings as final battle begins

Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson are posing for a picture © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt face a gruelling series of 16 hustings across the UK as the final battle for Downing Street gets under way. The two candidates in the Tory leadership contest have only each other to defeat after Michael Gove and Sajid Javid were eliminated on Thursday. A series of 16 hustings across the country over the next month will test the candidates before the next Prime Minister is selected. (Evening Standard) Admitting he was the underdog, Hunt warned Johnson he faces the ‘fight of his life’ to take the keys to No 10. (Daily Mail)

In-depth: Viral proposal shows less glamorous side of influencing

a person walking down a street next to a car: Marissa Casey Fuchs and her soon-to-be-fiancé Gabriel Grossman. © @fashionambitionist/Instagram Marissa Casey Fuchs and her soon-to-be-fiancé Gabriel Grossman. The past 48 hours have been a whirlwind for Marissa Casey Fuchs, a fashion influencer and Goop employee, whose boyfriend whisked her away on a surprise multi-day, multi-continent adventure that will end in a proposal (and possibly a wedding). They have also been a whirlwind for us, the public, who have been privy to every single part of it via Instagram Stories. (Vox)

Video of the day: Abraham Lincoln Bible resurfaces after 150 years

A Bible that once belonged to President Abraham Lincoln resurfaced 150 years after his death, pointing to the faith he clung to at a pivotal moment in American history and when he was growing more overtly religious. (Fox News)

On this day

© Varley/Colosport/Rex Features 1970: Mexico City's Azteca Stadium is filled to the brim as Brazil and Italy meet in football's World Cup final. The game will pass into legend, in part for superstar Pelé's magnificent athleticism, and team captain Carlos Alberto's final goal, considered by many the greatest of all time. (Bing)

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