Europe

Pilot saved from power line after Belgian F-16 crashes in France

by Benjamin MASSOT PLUVIGNER, France (AFP) — An F-16 fighter jet of the Belgian air force crashed Thursday in western France, with both pilots successfully ejecting — but one spent two hours hanging from a power line before being cut …

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Spain flood toll rises to seven dead

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — The death toll from torrential rains and floods in southeastern Spain rose to seven on Tuesday after the discovery of the body of a missing 66-year-old Dutch national, local officials said. The alarm was raised on …

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Facebook taps London police to track terror livestreams

By Dmitry Zaks Agence France-Presse LONDON, UK (AFP) — Facebook on Tuesday teamed up with the London police to help its artificial intelligence tools track livestreams of terror attacks such as the New Zealand mosque massacre. In March, a self-professed …

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Oil prices sink as quick Saudi output recovery seen

LONDON, UK (AFP) — Oil prices sank five percent on Tuesday, reversing some of the previous day’s gains as analysts predicted Saudi output would recover sooner than expected after weekend drone attacks. In the space of several minutes in afternoon …

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Two dead as torrential rains batter southeast Spain

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Two people died when their car overturned as torrential rains and flooding hit southeastern Spain Thursday, sparking travel chaos and closing schools in a move affecting hundreds of thousands of children, officials said. A 61-year-old man …

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12 hurt as arms depot blasts damage north Cyprus hotel

  NICOSIA, CYPRUS (AFP) — A string of nighttime explosions at a Turkish military base in northern Cyprus damaged a nearby seaside hotel and injured 12 people Thursday, prompting the evacuation of terrified tourists, officials said. The blasts rang out at …

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UK to let foreign students stay two years after graduation post-Brexit

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain’s government on Wednesday announced new post-Brexit immigration plans that will allow international students to work in the country for two years after graduating. Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom said the change was aimed at attracting …

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UK PM insists he will not ask for Brexit delay despite new law

by Alice RITCHIE with Joe STENSON in Dublin LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday insisted he would not ask for a Brexit delay despite the approval of a new law that could force him …

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British Airways says almost all UK flights cancelled over strike

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Airways said Monday it has been forced to cancel almost all its flights from UK airports on the first day of a strike by pilots. “After many months of trying to resolve the pay …

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UK’s Johnson seeks snap election to break Brexit deadlock

By Dmitry Zaks Agence France-Presse UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Thursday for an early election after a flurry of parliamentary votes tore up his hardline Brexit strategy and left him without a majority. His government said it would make …

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British PM in limbo after MPs reject his Brexit plan, elections

by Alice RITCHIE with Dave CLARK in Brussels LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government was left in limbo on Wednesday after MPs voted to derail his Brexit plan and rejected his call for an early …

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France gets tough on domestic violence

  PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — The French government on Tuesday announced plans to create 1,000 new places in shelters for the victims of domestic violence as outrage grows over the number of women killed by a current or former partner. …

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