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FRANCE – Police shoot attacker at Notre-Dame

FRANCE – Police shoot attacker at Notre-Dame

PARIS – The man who attacked an officer Tuesday at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris said, “This is for Syria,” French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said. The man, believed to be an Algerian student, attacked the officer with a hammer but was also armed with knives, Collomb said. Collomb said the officer’s condition is not serious. […]

Severe storms kill 11 in Moscow

Severe storms kill 11 in Moscow

MOSCOW –– At least 11 people died when a severe thunderstorm hit the Russian capital Moscow, health officials say. Hundreds of trees were toppled by the storm, and more than 50 people sought medical help. Reports say that electrical cables were damaged as Moscow was lashed with high winds, hail and torrential rain. The winds of […]

ITALY – Trump and G7 heads clash over climate change

ITALY – Trump and G7 heads clash over climate change

TAORMINA –– World leaders gathered here engaged in a heated argument over combating climate change, a major point of dispute between G7 heads of state and President Donald Trump, who is considering withdrawing from the landmark Paris climate accord. Trump, who ran for president vowing to rip up the agreement, listened carefully to his new […]

BELGIUM – Trump condemns leaks about bombing to US media

BELGIUM – Trump condemns leaks about bombing to US media

BRUSSELS/LONDON – President Donald Trump said on Thursday that “deeply troubling” leaks to US media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police stopped sharing information with US agencies. British Prime Minister Theresa May raised British concerns with Trump at a NATO summit in Brussels, telling him intelligence shared between their […]

VATICAN – Trump meets Pope

VATICAN – Trump meets Pope

VATICAN CITY –– US President Donald Trump has said he is “more determined than ever” to pursue peace in the world after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican. He was granted a short private audience with the head of the Catholic Church on the latest leg of his overseas trip. The two men have in […]

Greece battles locust plague

Greece battles locust plague

ATHENS – Villagers on a tiny Greek Aegean island, Agios Efstratios, are battling a plague of locusts and a state of emergency has been declared there. The island has about 200 residents who rely on agriculture and fishing. Locust infestation is a recurring problem. A member of the local administration, Stella Spanou, told the BBC […]

Dutch king was secretly piloting passenger flights

Dutch king was secretly piloting passenger flights

AMSTERDAMN –– They don’t call KLM “Royal Dutch Airlines” for nothing. King Willem-Alexander, reigning monarch of the Netherlands, revealed in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he’d regularly flown flights for a subsidiary of the Dutch flag carrier for over two decades. Calling the part-time role a “hobby,” the King says that he’d […]

RUSSIA – Putin speaks up

RUSSIA – Putin speaks up

SOCHI/MOSCOW –– Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript. But a leading US Republican politician said he would have little faith in any notes Putin might supply. Two US […]

Chechnya accused of ‘gay genocide’

Chechnya accused of ‘gay genocide’

GROZNY – Three French gay rights groups have accused the Russian republic of Chechnya of a policy of genocide towards gay people in a complaint filed at the International Criminal Court. They have blamed Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov and state officials for a “wave of persecution”. They cited the case of a teenaged male thrown […]