BBC News. Hello, I'm Jerry Smit. The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he sent constructive and reasonable proposals to the European Union on Britain's planned withdrawal at the end of the month. Speaking at the Conservative Party conference, Mr. Johnson gave few details, but warned Brussels that the only alternative to the plans was an no-deal exit. But he insisted that an agreement could be reached in time. We must have a new relationship with the EU, a positive and confident partnership, and we can do it. And today in Brussels, we are taping what I believe are constructive and reasonable proposals, which provide a compromise for both sides. We will under no circumstances have checks at or near the border in Northern Ireland. The potential return of a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has been a sticking point in negotiations between the UK and the EU. The BBC's Naomi Grimley says it has led to fears of unrest. If you go and talk to people in the communities along the border, there are real worries that violence there could reemerge. Because if you put in cameras to monitor vehicles very quickly, they could be shot at by paramilitary groups. You might then have to put police in. You might then have to put the army to protect the police. Very quickly, you could see a hard border reemerging in Northern Ireland.
A hearing has begun at which lawyers for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have a chance to argue that he should not face corruption charges. The Attorney General has already said he intends to indict Mr. Netanyahu on bribery, fraud and breach of trust allegations. The allegations relate to three cases, two of which concern accusations that the Prime Minister tried to secure better coverage in the media. A member of his legal team, Amit Hadad, told journalists outside the court that Mr. Netanyahu would be cleared. We're going to present the evidence everyone knows, as well as fresh evidence. We are certain that when we are done presenting, there will be no other way but closing the case. We have faith in the hearing process. We are not talking about the deal. We believe and know that eventually these three cases must and will be closed.
French police officers are protesting in Paris over the rising rates of suicide in the force. Police unions are staging what they call a national march of anger. They say there have been fifty suicides in the police since the start of the year, or one every five days. They blame low morale, longer working hours and an increase in workload since a series of terrorist attacks in 2015 for a doubling of suicide rates. World news from the BBC.