Saturday, January 18, 2020
Iran said on Friday it wanted to download black box recordings itself from a Ukrainian airliner that crashed, killing all 176 people aboard, after Canada and others said the plane was brought down by an Iranian missile, probably by...
A Ukrainian airliner burst into flames shortly after take-off from Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people aboard in a crash that an initial report blamed on engine failure. Debris and smoldering engine parts were strewn across a field around...
 French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said that the government was committed to overhauling the country's pension system after talks with the heads of trade unions to end 15 days of strikes. The head of France's powerful CGT union, Philippe Martinez,...
Pope Francis lifted the Vatican's secrecy rule for sexual abuse cases on Tuesday in response to criticism that the "pontifical secret" has protected paedophiles. Sexual abuse cases have rocked the Catholic Church for decades and the new decree will allow...
Boris Johnson will return to Downing Street with a big majority after the Conservatives swept aside Labour in its traditional heartlands. With just a handful of seats left to declare in the general election, the BBC forecasts a Tory majority...
A nationwide strike has severely disrupted schools and public transport across France. Workers are angry at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions. Police, lawyers and hospital and airport staff are joining school and transport workers for a general...
The London Bridge attack pushed law and order towards the top of the British political agenda on Saturday, with days to go before a snap election, after police said the assailant had previously been convicted of terrorism offenses but...
Gloria Allred questioned Prince Andrew's pledge that he would assist with probes into the convicted sex offender "if required". She urged him to contact US authorities "without conditions and without delay". Her comments came hours after the duke announced he is...
President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey on Monday and demanded the NATO ally stop a military incursion in northeast Syria that is rapidly reshaping the battlefield of the world’s deadliest ongoing war. Trump, who gave what critics say was...
Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing dozens, in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned the Washington establishment against Donald...

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