London (CNN Business)The United Kingdom made history last year when it became the first major economy to commit to pumping no more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than it removes by 2050.Dozens of countries have since followed its lead to achieve “net zero” emissions, and with three decades to go before the deadline, Britain’s progress provides a promising blueprint.Its carbon emissions were 44% below 1990 levels in 2018, with renewable energy now accounting for 33% of its energy mix and coal contributing just over 5%. That is thanks in large part to its success with offshore wind and focus on nuclear energy.
A man shot and killed six people at a hospital in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava early Tuesday morning, setting off a manhunt that ended when the suspected gunman killed himself as police were closing in.
In addition to the six dead, three people were injured, Interior Minister Jan Hamacek said in an update about what he called a “huge tragedy.”
Police said they were still searching for a suspect and no arrests had been made after the attack at about 19:45 local time (18:45 GMT).
Images and videos on social media showed dozens of Black Friday shoppers running away from the scene.
Three young people were treated in hospital, but were later able to go home, police said.
The incident happened at the Hudson’s Bay store in the city’s Grote Marktstraat or main market square area.
Police have urged the public to contact them if they witnessed the attack.
Officials have also requested that anyone with images or footage of the stab attack send it to police.
An initial description of the suspect suggested police were looking for a man aged between 45 to 50 wearing a grey tracksuit.
A man has been shot and killed by police on London Bridge, police have told Sky News. Video from the bridge appears to show one armed police officer at the beginning of the northside of the bridge crouched behind a police car aiming a gun down the bridge. The video then moves to what appears to be a body on the pavement on the east side of the bridge. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews
Eyewitnesses reported seeing a man with a knife before armed police were seen approaching a man on the ground. Reem Yousef, who was at the scene, told Metro.co.uk she was directly below the bridge when she heard a fight break out at around 2pm between several people. She then heard someone shout ‘move back’ before hearing two gunshots, after which she ran away. She says police arrived within a minute and blocked off the area.
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With many clad in black and wearing masks to hide their faces, rioters in parts of the city burned barricades, vandalised banks, set rubbish bins on fire and hurled cobblestones at police.
By Saturday evening, Paris police said 147 people had been arrested across the capital.
The nationwide protests were intended to send a message to French President Emmanuel Macron, whose government has been accused of ignoring the needs of ordinary citizens.
A false report of an airline hijacking sparked a large police response on board a plane at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Wednesday evening.
Dutch police tweeted at about 19:30 (18:30 GMT) that they were investigating a “suspicious situation”.
But after people were evacuated from the plane, Air Europa announced a pilot had accidentally set off an alert.
“False alarm. In the flight Amsterdam-Madrid this afternoon was activated, by mistake, a warning that triggers protocols on hijackings at the airport,” the airline tweeted.
“Nothing has happened, all passengers are safe and sound waiting to fly soon. We deeply apologize.”
Shortly before their announcement, Dutch military police confirmed all passengers and staff had been safely evacuated from the Madrid-bound flight.
Images posted on social media showed parts of the airport’s D-pier cordoned off to the public, with passengers waiting around for information.
Boris Johnson has been backed into a corner over Brexit. Partly through his own missteps, partly from the growing opposition to his “do-or-die” Brexit plan, Johnson is a man for whom the losses are piling up, while the UK is a country running out of time.
Police donned riot gear and attempted to disperse the crowds with tear gas in several areas, including the iconic Champs-Elysees avenue, which have banned protests this weekend, the AP reports.
More than 7,000 police officers have been deployed to thwart the demonstrations, which have been banned in other places such as the presidential palace, the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral.At least 39 people have been arrested so far, according to the AP.
BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday offered an olive branch to China after days of intense feuding over trade and opened the door to diplomacy on Iran, easing tension on the last day of a strained G7 summit.
The U.S. and Britain will work out a “very big trade deal” once the U.K. has left the European Union, President Trump said Sunday morning in France, where Trump and other leaders have gathered for the G-7 summit.
The president also praised new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit during their working breakfast on the second day of the summit.
“He needs no advice. He’s the right man for the job,” Trump said.
The Associated Press reported that about 400 anti-capitalist protestors gathered to block roads in the town in southwest France. The crowd was largely peaceful, though some demonstrators threw rocks at police.
Police responded with warning shots and then used the water cannon and tear gas, according to the AP.
Thousands of protestors marched peacefully from the same area to the Spanish border earlier Saturday to demand further action against climate change and economic inequality.
President Trump is in Biarritz, France, for the annual meeting with the six other world leaders of the G-7. The event often attracts protesters who come to demonstrate on an array of topics.
Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has accused the PM of trying to wreck the chance of a new Brexit deal, by making demands the EU could never accept.
In a Times article, Mr Hammond said a no-deal Brexit would be “a betrayal” of the 2016 referendum result.
He told the BBC he was “confident” that Parliament “has the means” to express its opposition to a no-deal exit.
A No 10 source said the UK would leave on 31 October despite Mr Hammond’s “best efforts to the contrary”.