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SPAIN – 64-year-old gives birth to twins

SPAIN – 64-year-old gives birth to twins

MADRID – A 64-year-old woman has successfully given birth to healthy twins – a boy and a girl – in Burgos, northern Spain. The Recoletas Hospital delivered the twins by Caesarean section, the usual method in such rare cases. The unnamed woman had undergone fertility treatment in the US, Spanish media report. The hospital has […]

Pope appears to back native tribes in Dakota Pipeline conflict

Pope appears to back native tribes in Dakota Pipeline conflict

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis appeared on Wednesday to back Native Americans seeking to halt part of the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying indigenous cultures have a right to defend “their ancestral relationship to the earth”. The Latin American pope, who has often strongly defended indigenous rights since his election in 2013, made his comments on […]

Greek city to be evacuated to diffuse buried WWII bomb

Greek city to be evacuated to diffuse buried WWII bomb

THESSALONIKI — Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki distributed fliers and put up posters Friday as part of preparations to evacuate about 75,000 people in order to defuse a 500-pound unexploded World War II bomb. Bomb disposal experts are to tackle the device, found buried beneath a gas station, on Sunday in an […]

FRANCE – Attack at the Louvre

FRANCE – Attack at the Louvre

PARIS — Paris was plunged into panic Friday — again — when soldiers guarding the Louvre Museum shot an attacker who lunged at them with a machete and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” as the historic landmark went into lockdown. The threat appeared to quickly recede after the assailant was hospitalized, but it cast a new shadow […]

Germany ‘builds wall around US’

Germany ‘builds wall around US’

BERLIN — A wall has appeared around the United States — at a popular miniature world attraction in the German city of Hamburg. Operators of the Miniatur Wunderland erected the wall complete with barbed wire this week, separating the US display from the rest of the world. The site is one of Hamburg’s most popular […]

FRANCE – Jobs scandal

FRANCE – Jobs scandal

PARIS –– A leading contender to be president of France is fighting to save his campaign after new allegations of corruption centered on his wife and children. The investigative newspaper Le Canard Enchainé published allegations Wednesday that François Fillon’s wife, Penelope, and two of his adult children were given no-show jobs that earned them nearly […]

GERMANY – Mother asked to ‘prove lactation’

GERMANY – Mother asked to ‘prove lactation’

FRANKFURT –– A woman has filed a complaint with German police alleging she was told to squeeze her breast at airport security to prove she was lactating. Gayathiri Bose told the BBC she was “humiliated” by the experience and would explore formal legal action. She said police at Frankfurt Airport were suspicious because she was carrying […]

Russia’s Duma passes new ‘slapping law’

Russia’s Duma passes new ‘slapping law’

MOSCOW – A bill that would decriminalize some forms of domestic violence in Russia passed a key stage in the Duma on Wednesday. The bill, dubbed the “slapping law”, decriminalizes a first offence of domestic violence that does not seriously injure the person, making it a less serious administrative offence. The bill also includes violence against […]

ITALY – Six killed in rescue helicopter crash

ITALY – Six killed in rescue helicopter crash

ROME – An emergency helicopter crashed in the mountains of central Italy Tuesday, killing at least six people. The crash near the ski resort of Campo Felice in the province of L’Aquila happened during an operation to rescue an injured skier, according to the Prefecture of L’Aquila. Two members of the Guardia di Finanzia police, […]

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