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Boris's Union Jack warplane scrambled to help fighters warn off Russian jets

Boris Johnson’s newly Union Jack daubed warplane was scrambled today along with a team of UK fighter jets to warn off another Russian air-force formation. The refuelling and transport plane – also used by the PM and the royals –… Continue Reading →

Two Trains Collided in a Mountain Tunnel in Switzerland

(GENEVA) — Two trains collided in a tunnel on a mountain railway in Switzerland on Friday, slightly injuring a few people, the railway operator said. A car shuttle train transporting about 15 vehicles hit the side of a local passenger… Continue Reading →

England puts U.S. on travel “red list”

London — The United States has been put on England’s travel “red list,” meaning that people visiting from America will be forced to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival starting on July 10, Britain’s transport minister Grant Shapps said Friday…. Continue Reading →

Explosion at Fireworks Factory in Turkey Kills 4, Injures at Least 97

(ANKARA, Turkey) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey on Friday killed four people and injured at least 97 others, officials said. There were 186 workers at the factory outside the town of Hendek, in Sakarya province,… Continue Reading →

U.K. Lifts Quarantine Rules for Visitors From ‘Lower Risk’ Countries. The U.S. Isn’t One of Them

LONDON — Boris Johnson wants a haircut and a beer. Like millions of other Britons, the prime minister will be able to have a trim and a tipple on Saturday, when the country takes its biggest step yet out of… Continue Reading →

Sikh pilgrims in deadly Pakistan train crash

At least 19 people have been killed after a train hit a van carrying Sikh pilgrims in north-eastern Pakistan. The crash, involving a Karachi-Lahore express train, happened on a level crossing near Sheikhupura, in Punjab province, police said. All the… Continue Reading →

Schoolgirl poses proudly after first solos flight days before dying in crash

A schoolgirl who posed proudly with her parents after her first solo fight has been killed in a crash involving the same aircraft days later. Anika de Beer died in the blazing wreckage on the eve of her 17th birthday… Continue Reading →

Security guards at quarantine hotels 'slept with guests' before spike in cases

Security guards at quarantine hotels slept with guests in the run up to a second wave of coronavirus infections, it has been claimed. An investigation into the cause of an alarming spike of cases in Victoria, Australia, will also probe… Continue Reading →

Hong Kong Democracy Activist Says He Left City After Passage of National Security Law

(HONG KONG) — Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law has left the city for an undisclosed location, he revealed on his Facebook page after testifying to a U.S. congressional hearing about a tough national security law China had imposed… Continue Reading →

Hong Kong Says Common Protest Slogan Calling for ‘Revolution’ Is Now Illegal Under National Security Law

Hong Kong declared illegal a key slogan chanted by hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters over months of rallies, the latest sign that authorities plan to use a new Beijing-drafted national security law to enforce limits on free speech. In… Continue Reading →

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