Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:47:05 -0400
Fury after Italian bridge collapse kills 39
Shock is turning to anger in Italy, after a bridge in Genoa collapsed, killing dozens of people. Hundreds of firefighters are searching for survivors.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:33:59 -0400
Aquarius docks in Malta ending EU standoff
The Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius arrived at Valletta harbor in Malta on Wednesday to allow 141 migrants to get off, ending a five-day tug-of-war among European Union countries which had seen the vessel banned from docking in several ports.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:00:28 -0400
Turkey doubles tariffs on some U.S. imports
Turkey doubled tariffs on some U.S. imports including cars, alcohol and tobacco on Wednesday in retaliation for U.S. moves, but the lira rallied a further six percent after a fresh move by banking authorities to underpin the currency.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:22:43 -0400
Dozens feared dead in Italy bridge collapse
A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing dozens of people according to the local ambulance service, in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an immense tragedy." Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:15:36 -0400
Turkey, Russia work on solution for Syria's Idlib
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that he hoped to find a solution over Syria's Idlib region during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:45:11 -0400
Parisians object to 'unsightly' public urinals
A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals, particularly one installed on the tourist hotspot of Ile Saint-Louis. Locals have written to the town hall to demand its removal and are planning a petition. Jonah Green reports.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:31:54 -0400
Erdogan says Turkey will boycott U.S. electronics
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced a boycott of U.S. electronic products on Tuesday, amid a crisis over the national currency.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:25:27 -0400
At least 37 dead in Italy bridge collapse
A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing at least 26 people, in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an immense tragedy".
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:29:04 -0400
Police suspect terrorism in Westminster crash
A number of people were injured when a car crashed into security barriers outside London's parliament building. The driver has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism. Lucy Fielder reports.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:28:45 -0400
INSIGHT: Mountaineer sets new speed record
Swiss mountaineer Dani Arnold has set a new speed record at the Grandes Jorasses North Face, Mont Blanc Massif, France, after climbing the rock face without any safety equipment. Arnold reached the top of the 4208-metre rock face, which straddles France's Haute-Savoie region and the Italian Aosta Valley, on July 27, 2018, in two hours and four minutes.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:28:37 -0400
Vienna beats Melbourne to best city title
Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian capital's claim to being the world's most pleasant city to live in.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:11:11 -0400
Convicted Archbishop delivered home sentence
A former Australian archbishop, the most senior Catholic cleric in the world convicted of concealing child sex abuse, was spared jail on Tuesday when he was ordered to serve his one-year sentence at home.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:10:39 -0400
Afghan forces struggle with Taliban for key city
Afghan officials say they've sent special forces backed by U.S. advisers and air strikes to the city of Ghazni, where clashes with Taliban fighters have left hundreds of people dead over days of fighting.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:10:15 -0400
SpaceX displays spacecraft and first crew
NASA astronauts could be headed to space from American soil for the first time since 2011. NASA has contracted Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX as well as Boeing to develop commercial spacecrafts, capable of sending astronauts to and from the International Space Station - as well as other destinations in low-earth orbit. The flights are scheduled for some time next year.
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:18:08 -0400
Japan emperor set to visit final war memorial
Japan's Akihito will take part in an annual memorial ceremony honoring war dead on Wednesday, for the last time as reigning emperor. When he abdicates next year, he will leave behind a legacy as an emperor who pushed imperial boundaries to reach out to Asia.
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:11:48 -0400
Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with Trump
Iran's Supreme Leader on Monday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's offer of unconditional talks to improve bilateral ties.
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:22:44 -0400
Turkish leader condemns 'attack' on failing lira
President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused "economic terrorists" of plotting to harm Turkey by spreading false reports and said they would face the full force of the law, as authorities launched investigations of those suspected of involvement.
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:52:28 -0400
Polls close in Mali as run-off marred by violence
Polls closed in Mali's run-off presidential election on Sunday (August 12) as security sources confirmed that the chief of one polling station was killed by armed assailants in the Timbuktu region. Sarah Charlton reports.
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:22:37 -0400
North, South Korea agree to Pyongyang summit
North and South Korea agree to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, the latest step forward in cross-border ties this year after more high-level talks. Grace Lee reports.
Hundreds die in Bangladesh's anti-drug crackdown
Bangladesh is the newest frontline in state-backed drug crackdowns in Asia, with of more than 200 people shot dead by police in Bangladesh since May, drawing parallels with the violent anti-drug campaign of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, as Reuters' Clare Baldwin investigates.
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