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Ukraine detains MP over parliament attack plot: prosecutor

KIEV: Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko, once hailed as a symbol of resistance against Russia, was detained on Thursday over accusations she plotted a terrorist attack in Kiev, authorities said. "She was detained after the prosecutor general read out her indictment," the prosecutor's spokesman Andriy Lysenko told AFP by phone hours after lawmakers voted to lift Savchenko's immunity from prosecution. Savchenko had planned "a large-scale terrorist act in the centre of the Ukrainian capital," general prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko…

Far-right man jailed for life in murder of British MP

LONDON: A far-right extremist was sentenced on Wednesday to life imprisonment without the possibility of release for murdering British MP Jo Cox a week before Britain's EU referendum in a "politically motivated" attack. "Because she was a member of parliament your crime has an additional dimension that calls for particular punishment," judge Alan Wilkie told Thomas Mair, 53, as he issued the rare "whole life term" punishment. "There is no doubt it was done to further a political motive," he said. The jury at…