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West Hampstead fire: 15 crews tackle blaze in top floor of flats

West Hampstead fire: 15 crews tackle blaze in top floor of flats

Around 100 firefighters have been sent to tackle a blaze at a block of flats in north-west London. The London Fire Brigade said 15 engines attended the scene in Inglewood Road, West Hampstead, after being called at just after 1am on Thursday. Fifty people were evacuated from the block. No one needed hospital treatment, the […]

Bombing Kills Dozens on Pakistan's Election Day

Bombing Kills Dozens on Pakistan's Election Day

LAHORE, Pakistan — At least 31 people were killed on Wednesday in a suicide bombing outside a polling station in Quetta, Pakistan, hospital officials said, raising the death toll in what has already been one of the bloodiest elections in the country’s history. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing in the southwestern province […]

Israeli minister sees Gaza-style measures for US-Mexico border

Israeli minister sees Gaza-style measures for US-Mexico border

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The United States could apply some of the security measures used for Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip to its own frontier with Mexico, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) sits next to Israeli Public security Minister Gilad Erdan during the weekly cabinet […]

Family says suspect in Toronto shooting had mental problems

Family says suspect in Toronto shooting had mental problems

by Rob Gillies | AP July 23 at 7:24 PM TORONTO — A man whose family said he suffered from psychosis and depression fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes in a lively Toronto neighborhood, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 others in an attack that has shaken the confidence of many […]

At least 14 people shot in Toronto and shooter is dead, police say

At least 14 people shot in Toronto and shooter is dead, police say

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New UK Brexit chief: We may not pay exit fee if no deal

New UK Brexit chief: We may not pay exit fee if no deal

by Gregory Katz | AP July 22 at 7:13 AM LONDON — Britain’s slow move away from the European Union took a new twist Sunday as the new Brexit chief suggested that Britain might not pay its 39 billion pound ($51 billion) divorce bill if no trade agreement with the European Union is reached. Brexit Secretary Dominic […]

Mnuchin: Overall US economy not harmed by trade battles

Mnuchin: Overall US economy not harmed by trade battles

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attends a press gaggle with reporters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, July 21, 2018. Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates. (Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press) by Victor Caivano | AP July 21 at 1:11 […]

Israel Launches Broad Air Assault in Gaza Following Border Violence

Israel Launches Broad Air Assault in Gaza Following Border Violence

JERUSALEM — Israeli warplanes launched a wide-scale attack across the Gaza Strip on Friday, one of the fiercest in years, after a Palestinian sniper killed an Israeli soldier along the border fence during a day of escalating hostilities. Successive explosions rocked Gaza City at nightfall and the streets emptied as warplanes struck sites that Israel […]

Vietnam to deport American detained during nationwide protests

Vietnam to deport American detained during nationwide protests

By Khanh Vu and James Pearson HANOI (Reuters) – A Vietnamese court has ordered the deportation of an American man of Vietnamese descent detained during nationwide protests last month, state media reported on Friday. William Anh Nguyen, 32, was accused of “causing public disorder” during the mass protests, sparked by concerns the development of economic […]

France's Macron under fire after aide caught hitting May Day protester

France's Macron under fire after aide caught hitting May Day protester

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron came under fire on Thursday after his office suspended one of his aides who was caught on camera striking a May Day protester, but did not inform law enforcement authorities. Alexandre Benalla, French presidential aide, is seen during the May Day labour union rally in Paris, France May […]