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Election results 2019: Boris Johnson hails ‘new dawn’ after historic victory

The PM meets the Queen to ask to form a new government, following the Conservatives’ election victory.

Source: Election results 2019: Boris Johnson hails ‘new dawn’ after historic victory

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Gunman Kills 6 In Attack Inside Czech Hospital’s Waiting Room : NPR

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.”

Source: Gunman Kills 6 In Attack Inside Czech Hospital’s Waiting Room : NPR

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With Waters Rising And Its Population Falling, What Is Venice’s Future?

Rising sea levels are not the only threat to Venice. As residents continue to leave, the city risks becoming an empty shell sinking under mass tourism. Some 30 million visitors arrive every year.

Source: With Waters Rising And Its Population Falling, What Is Venice’s Future?

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The Hague stabbing: Three injured in attack on shopping street – BBC News

Dutch police are searching for a suspect and have not given a motive for the attack on a shopping street.

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.Map of the Netherlands with The Hague and Amsterdam marked

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.

Source: The Hague stabbing: Three injured in attack on shopping street – BBC News

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BREAKING NEWS: Shots fired on London Bridge – YouTube

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

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Several injured on London Bridge as shots are fired at knifeman | Metro News

Witnesses said they heard several gunshots on the bridge, with the Met Police saying a man has been detained.

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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Source: Several injured on London Bridge as shots are fired at knifeman | Metro News

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Yellow vest protests: More than 100 arrested as violence returns to Paris – BBC News

Rioters clash with police, unleashing some of the worst violence Paris has seen in months.

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.

Source: Yellow vest protests: More than 100 arrested as violence returns to Paris – BBC News

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Venice flooding: Urgent weather warning as tide to rise above 5 FEET tomorrow | World | News | Express.co.uk

VENICE is bracing itself for another huge tide of more than five feet on Sunday with the massive flooding set to unleash more devastation on the historic city.

Source: Venice flooding: Urgent weather warning as tide to rise above 5 FEET tomorrow | World | News | Express.co.uk

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Schiphol airport: False alarm causes Amsterdam security alert – BBC News

An accidental alert about a hijacking causes disruption at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

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”.

Part of the airport, which is one of Europe’s busiest, was closed to passengers as officials investigated.

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.

Source: Schiphol airport: False alarm causes Amsterdam security alert – BBC News

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Former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco’s remains to be exhumed decades after death

Six judges unanimously rejected an appeal by Franco’s relatives against the government’s plan to move the body to a cemetery on the capital’s outskirts.

Source: Former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco’s remains to be exhumed decades after death

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Brexit is pitching the UK into its dirtiest election ever – CNN

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.

Source: Brexit is pitching the UK into its dirtiest election ever – CNN

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Police unleash tear gas as protesters take to the street in Paris | TheHill

Paris police reportedly used tear gas on Saturday to break up demonstrators protesting French President Emmanuel Macron’s government and what they say is economic injustice.

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.

Source: Police unleash tear gas as protesters take to the street in Paris | TheHill

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Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashes in France; pilot trapped hanging from power line

A Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashed in France on Thursday — and authorities say one of its pilots hit a high-voltage power line, leaving him hanging in the air.

Source: Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashes in France; pilot trapped hanging from power line

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Trump moves to ease tensions over China, Iran as G7 summit wraps up – Reuters

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.

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Source: Trump moves to ease tensions over China, Iran as G7 summit wraps up – Reuters

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Trump meets with Britain’s Boris Johnson, promises ‘very big trade deal’ between US, UK after Brexit | Fox News

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.

Source: Trump meets with Britain’s Boris Johnson, promises ‘very big trade deal’ between US, UK after Brexit | Fox News

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Police fire water cannon on protesters at G-7 summit | TheHill

Police fired a water cannon and tear gas on Saturday at protesters in a town near the venue for the  Group of Seven (G-7) economic summit in Paris.

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.

 

Source: Police fire water cannon on protesters at G-7 summit | TheHill

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Brexit: Hammond says PM’s demands ‘wreck’ chance of new deal – BBC News

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”.

Source: Brexit: Hammond says PM’s demands ‘wreck’ chance of new deal – BBC News

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Thousands evacuated after part of dam collapses in England

Heavy rainfall caused part of the dam wall at the Toddbrook Reservoir in central England to collapse, prompting police to tell nearby residents to leave their homes.

Source: Thousands evacuated after part of dam collapses in England

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Boris Johnson promises quick exit from Europe – YouTube

In his first speech to Parliament since becoming British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson promised that he would lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union by the October 31st deadline even if there was no Brexit deal reached.

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Theresa May resigns, Boris Johnson becomes U.K. prime minister, in elaborate transition of power – The Washington Post

Johnson is the queen’s 14th prime minister.

The British government is in transition on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Theresa May stepping down and Boris Johnson taking her place. Here’s how the day is unfolding:

●Johnson has formally become prime minister following an audience with the queen and has delivered his first speech at Downing Street.

●He will now begin to form his cabinet.

Source: Theresa May resigns, Boris Johnson becomes U.K. prime minister, in elaborate transition of power – The Washington Post

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UK’s next prime minister revealed – BBC News – YouTube

Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. He beat Jeremy Hunt in a poll of Tory members, winning 92,153 votes to Mr Hunt’s 46,656. The former London Mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday.

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Police questioning son of a priest in murder of biologist Suzanne Eaton in Greece

Greek police are questioning a suspect in the murder of the American biologist who was found dead in an abandoned World War II bunker last week.

Source: Police questioning son of a priest in murder of biologist Suzanne Eaton in Greece

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France to create space command within air force: Macron – Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he had approved the creation of a space command within the French air force to improve the country’s defense capabilities.

Addressing military personnel a day before the Bastille Day parade, Macron said the new military doctrine setting up a space command would strengthen protection of French satellites. He said the investment involved had yet to determined.

Source: France to create space command within air force: Macron – Reuters

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Get Ready To Buy Google, Apple, Facebook And Amazon

France just imposed a 3% tax on the French revenues of Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. But these companies are not going to be any less profitable because of the tax. If Google, Apple, Facebook or Amazon sells-off because of the new French digital tax, get ready to buy.

As with all corporate taxes, there is a widespread misunderstanding as to who actually pays the tax. Since in order to stay in business, customers have to cover all of a company’s costs — including taxes — it is customers who ultimately pay the taxes.

Source: Get Ready To Buy Google, Apple, Facebook And Amazon

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Suzanne Eaton, US scientist, found dead in WW2 bunker on Crete – BBC News

Police on the Greek island say Suzanne Eaton, who was there for a conference, died of suffocation.

Suzanne Eaton, who went missing more than a week ago after going on a run, died of suffocation, police confirmed to the BBC.

They say they are investigating the case as a criminal act.

The 59-year-old molecular biologist from the world-renowned Max Planck Institute in Germany had been attending a conference on the island.

She was found on rough and rocky terrain inside the abandoned bunker about 10km (six miles) away from where she was last seen, according to police in the port city of Chania, where the conference was being held.

She was reported missing on 2 July and a large search effort was launched.

Six days later, her body was discovered by two locals exploring the bunker, which is a system of manmade caves used by the Nazis during the occupation of Crete in World War Two.

Source: Suzanne Eaton, US scientist, found dead in WW2 bunker on Crete – BBC News

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Meghan Markle Gives Baby Archie A Kiss During First Family Outing At Prince Harry’s Polo Match – YouTube

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UK ambassador to US who criticized Trump resigns, British Foreign Office says | Fox News

Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the U.S. who criticized President Trump, has resigned, the U.K. Foreign Office said Wednesday.

Ambassador Kim Darroch — in documents leaked in recent days — slammed the Trump administration as “diplomatically clumsy and inept,” and said he doubted it would become “substantially more normal.”

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In a resignation letter on Wednesday, Darroch said “the current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like.”

Source: UK ambassador to US who criticized Trump resigns, British Foreign Office says | Fox News

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Italy volcano: eruption on island of Stromboli, evacuations begin – YouTube

A volcano erupted on the Italian island of Stromboli on Wednesday, the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology said.…

The volcano is a popular travel destination; tourists often climb to the 924-metre summit to look at the crater which routinely spews small pieces of molten rock into the sky. It was unclear if anyone was near the crater at the time of the blast.

Tourists, terrified when ash started rising high into the sky, threw themselves into the sea, ANSA said.

Carmelo Saia, a tourist, told Euronews that he was at the beach in Lipari, an island close to Stromboli, on holiday with his girlfriend when the volcano erupted.

“We were having lunch and all of a sudden we saw everybody turning their heads in the same direction. We saw a big cloud rising up in the sky and immediately understood it was an eruption from Stromboli. Some people panicked and left the beach but we stayed as the situation seems under control.”

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“We saw the explosion from the hotel. There was a loud roar,” Michela Favorito, who works in a hotel on the island, told Reuters. “We plugged our ears and after this a cloud of ash swept over us. The whole sky is full of ash, a fairly large cloud,” he said.

Witnesses shared their experiences of the eruption on Twitter.

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Stromboli is a small island in the Mediterranean Sea, off the north coast of Sicily, and is a popular tourist destination. ANSA also reported that the volcano was spewing out red hot rocks, and new lava spouts are creeping down the volcano onto the island.

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According to an Aeolian island travel website, Stromboli has been erupting since records began. The Romans called it the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”. Locals refer to the volcano as “iddu”, a dialect word meaning “him”.

The island was the setting for a 1950 movie starring Ingrid Bergman and, with other islands in the Aeolian archipelago, and has become a favourite location in recent decades for holiday homes for the rich and famous.

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Suspected suicide bomber sets off explosion in Tunisia – YouTube

Suspected suicide bomber sets off explosion in Tunisia