While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 9


Stormy G20 ends with opt-outs for Trump on climate, trade

World leaders made concessions on trade and climate language to Donald Trump at the end of the most fractious and riot-hit Group of 20 summit ever, in exchange for preserving a fragile unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies.

But the gesture opened the door for others, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning that Ankara was now leaning towards not ratifying the landmark Paris climate accord.

Erdogan’s threat brought further disarray to a summit that was marred by bilateral quarrels and strife over climate protection and trade.

And in one of the weekend’s more bizarre scenes, Trump raised eyebrows by leaving a discussion and letting his daughter Ivanka take his place.

In a departure from final summit declarations that tend to outline consensus on issues that range from fighting terrorism to financial governance, the extraordinary conclusion this year spelt out differences on core issues. Tt acknowledged Trump’s decision to take the United States out of the 2015 Paris deal and clearly stated Washington’s wish to continue using and selling fossil fuels that are a main driver of global warming.


Mosul victory imminent, US says, as Iraqi forces celebrate

Iraq will announce imminently a final victory in the nearly nine-month offensive to retake Mosul, a US general said, as celebrations broke out among police forces in areas they control.

Diehard Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants have been putting up fierce resistance in recent days, but their efforts to keep Iraqi troops from sealing what will be ISIS' biggest defeat yet look to be coming to an end.

The militants that remain in Mosul are fighting to the death in a tiny area of just two blocks of the Old City next to the Tigris, US Brigadier-General Robert Sofge said, and those that remain are “desperate”.


Actor Shia LaBeouf arrested in Georgia on disorderly conduct charge

Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested in Georgia on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication early on Saturday after he became unruly in downtown Savannah, police said.

LaBeouf, best known for his role as Sam Witwicky in the Transformers action movie franchise, was in the bustling City Market neighbourhood before dawn when he approached a bystander and a police officer and asked for a cigarette, Savannah police said in a statement.

"When LaBeouf wasn't given a cigarette, he became disorderly, using profanities and vulgar language in front of the women and children present," the statement said. He became aggressive towards the officer when asked to leave, police said, and when the officer tried to arrest LaBeouf he ran into a hotel lobby.


Football: Lukaku arrested after rowdy party in Beverly Hills

Manchester United-bound striker Romelu Lukaku is likely to have to spend a fraction of his extravagant salary on settling a fine in Beverly Hills after being arrested during a noisy party at his rented mansion.

A Beverly Hills Police Department statement on Saturday said Lukaku was arrested at his temporary residence in Beverly Hills on July 2 following a series of complaints over noise at the home.

Lukaku, 24, has been staying in Los Angeles with France and Manchester United star Paul Pogba on holiday. Earlier on Saturday, Manchester United confirmed that a deal for Lukaku’s transfer from Everton had been agreed.


Wayne Rooney at Everton for transfer talks

Manchester United's former England captain Wayne Rooney was pictured at Everton's training ground on Saturday ahead of a proposed transfer back to the boyhood favourites he first joined aged nine.

Sky Sports News reported that he would be having a medical.

With a fee agreed for Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku to move in the opposite direction, the way appeared to be clear for the 31-year-old Rooney to leave Old Trafford after 13 years. He has played more than 550 games for them, scoring 253 goals to become their all-time leading scorer.