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  • Putin getting ready for war? Russia ready to hand new patrol ship to military in 2020

    August 11, 2017 11:06 PM 12

    The 8,500-ton Arctic multirole ship, the ‘Ivan Papanin’, is being built by the Admiralty Shipyard in St Petersburg. The Admiralty Shipyard is a leading Russian producer of icebreakers for civilian and military use. Shipyard chief, Aleksandr Buzakov, also said that a second ship will be laid down in 2019 and would be ready for service in 2022. He added

  • The Latest: Death toll in Egypt train collision rises to 40

    August 11, 2017 7:37 PM 11

    Egypt's Health Ministry has further raised the death toll from a train collision just east of the coastal city of Alexandria, saying that 40 people were killed. Army attend the scene of a train collision just outside Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, two trains collided killing dozens of people and injuring over 100 in the country's

  • Far-right ship 'refuses help' from rescuers in Mediterranean

    August 11, 2017 3:22 PM 27

    A German migrant rescue group says a vessel carrying far-right activists that has run into trouble in the Mediterranean has refused their help. The Sea-Eye charity says it was asked by the Italian coastguard to assist the C-Star ship because it was in distress. But the French-based group Génération Identitaire (GI), which runs the C-Star, denied this, saying

  • Strong 6.2 quake rocks Philippines

    August 11, 2017 7:04 AM 11

    A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the region south of the Philippine capital on Friday, causing buildings in Manila and nearby areas to sway, seismologists and witnesses said. The quake struck just off the coast of Lian town at 1:28 pm (0528 GMT), at a relatively deep 173 kilometres (107 miles), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

  • DRIVING WARNING: UK motorists face HUNDREDS in speeding fines under shock new EU rules

    August 10, 2017 11:00 PM 19

    BRITISH drivers in Europe could be hit with heavy speeding fines under a harsh new EU diktat, experts have warned. The regulations, introduced this May, mean Britons caught breaking the speed limit in European Union countries could face a fine of up to £640. However, a shock new survey has found 81 per cent of UK drivers are unaware of the recently amended

  • Spain's migrant surge means it could soon top Greece for arrivals

    August 10, 2017 1:41 PM 29

    Migrants are arriving on the Spanish coast in dinghies, small boats and even jet-skis in the hope they can slip in undetected. So far, 8,200 migrants have arrived in the country this year - that's triple the number compared with this time last year and already more than the total for 2016, according to Organization for Migration (IOM). While the number

  • How EU tried to HIDE £450k splurge on luxury hotels and private jets, spent in TWO MONTHS

    August 10, 2017 12:46 PM 17

    EUROPEAN Union (EU) chiefs tried to cover up spending nearly half a million pounds of taxpayer cash on luxury hotels and private jets, it has been revealed. The expenses scandal is mounting on the fat cats of Brussels after the eyewatering total was wracked up in just two months. Brussels bureaucrats took three years to release details of commissioners’

  • Toy boats, jetskis: African migrants take new risks for better life in Europe

    August 10, 2017 12:20 PM 9

    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African migrants are seeking a cheaper and easier path to Europe with a rising number setting sail for Spain from Morocco using toy dinghies and jetskis, migration experts said on Thursday. The voyage from Libya across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy remains the most popular route - 95,000 migrants have set sail this year - yet numbers

  • Fukushima disaster: 'WW2 bomb' found at Japan nuclear site

    August 10, 2017 9:43 AM 19

    A suspected unexploded bomb has been found at the site of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. The US is thought to have dropped the 89cm-long (3ft) device during WW2. It was found by workers building a car park at the site where a four-decade-long decommissioning process is under way. Tens of thousands of residents had to evacuate the area after a reactor

  • US expels 2 Cuban diplomats for medical reasons after 'incidents' in Havana

    August 10, 2017 12:28 AM 11

    WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States said it had expelled two Washington-based Cuban diplomats in May after unspecified "incidents" caused physical symptoms in Americans serving at the US Embassy in Havana that an unnamed official said included hearing loss. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters on Wednesday the exact