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One dead, many injured in German apartment block blast

12 December, 2019 5:29 pm 5:29 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – One person was killed and dozens were injured in an explosion in an apartment block in Germany on Friday, police said, according to local media. The blast, whose cause police said was not yet known, occurred in the eastern city of Blankenburg. Residents, including children at a nearby kindergarten, were evacuated, and … Read More


Turkey threatens to block NATO plan on summit eve

12 December, 2019 3:14 pm 3:14 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Turkey will oppose a NATO plan to defend Baltic countries unless the alliance backs it in recognising a Kurdish militia as a terrorist group, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday ahead of an alliance summit in London. The threat underlined the mounting challenges to a bloc hailed by backers as the most … Read More


Climate-change, protesters, block, BBC, headquarters, London

Climate-change protesters block BBC headquarters in London

10 October, 2019 2:59 pm 2:59 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked the BBC’s headquarters on Friday, calling on Britain’s public service broadcaster to treat climate change with the same gravity as World War Two and tell the public the truth. The group, which promotes a rebellion against the political, economic and social structure of the modern world to avert … Read More


MPs back bid to block no-deal Brexit amid election haggling

09 September, 2019 11:51 pm 11:51 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The British parliament on Wednesday voted to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal, but he sought an election just weeks before Brexit to free his hands. After wresting control of the parliamentary agenda from Johnson six weeks into his premiership, lawmakers voted 329-300 … Read More


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Defying Trump, US House votes to block Saudi arms sales worth $8bn

07 July, 2019 10:29 am 10:29 am

WASHINGTON- The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday approved three resolutions aimed at blocking President Donald Trump’s planned sale of guided missiles and other weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan. The approval of the measures is another political rebuke of Trump’s relationship with Saudi Arabia, which has drawn sharp criticism in Congress over human rights abuses and … Read More