Friday, January 18, 2019
French Prime Minister Edouard Phillipe has announced plans to introduce legislation that would crack down on undeclared protests, in response to the Gilets Jaunes 'Yellow Vests' demonstrations. Now in its seventh weekend of protests, demonstrators set barricades on fire, threw...
A massive hunt is underway for a gunman who opened fire near a popular Christmas market in the center of the French city of Strasbourg Tuesday, killing three people and injuring 13 others. More than 350 police gendarmes and soldiers supported...
French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to meet with heads of political parties and representatives of the so-called "yellow vests" in an attempt to defuse tensions that erupted into violent protests over the weekend. Around 36,000...
Ukraine's parliament is to decide whether to bring in martial law as anger over the capture of three of its naval vessels by Russia spilled into the streets overnight. Protesters gathered outside the Russian embassy in the capital Kiev and...
Ford has offered to refund thousands of pounds to customers whose engines have failed, following a BBC investigation. Hundreds of customers have said their cars with Ford EcoBoost engines have overheated, causing engine failure. Others have reported their cars with 1.6-litre...
Rival protests over a murder in the east German city of Chemnitz have ended with several people injured as objects were hurled by both sides, police say. Far-right activists had gathered in the centre for a second day as a...
The suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last year had been rescued from the Libyan civil war by the Royal Navy. Salman Abedi detonated a home-made bomb in the foyer of the Manchester...

Greece wildfires

At least 50 people are feared dead in wildfires burning in the Attica region around Athens, in Greece's worst fire crisis in more than a decade. According to the Red Cross, 26 bodies were found in the yard of a...
It was there in black and white, one of the most important promises ever made by the political class to the Great British public: a sacred, unbreakable contract between government and voters. “The referendum … is your chance to decide...
Carillion’s collapse “could happen again” as the Government has not yet learned how to outsource work effectively, a group of MPs has warned. Public services are deteriorating as the Government prioritises costs above all else in outsourcing decisions, said a...

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