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Macron stands ground with Putin, hits Russia media's 'lying propaganda'

/ May 30, 2017

Macron stands ground with Putin, hits Russia media's 'lying propaganda'

Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had “extremely frank” and “direct” talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and launched an extraordinary attack on two state-funded Russian media outlets he accused of spreading “lying propaganda” during France’s presidential campaign. ...

Nepal fetes 64th anniversary of Everest conquest

May 30, 2017

Nepal fetes 64th anniversary of Everest conquest

Nepal’s mountaineering community celebrated the first conquest of Mount Everest 64 years ago on Monday, as well as this year’s climbing season, during which hundreds scaled the world’s highest peak. Several mountaineers and others who have contributed to the climbing industry were honored during ...

May 30, 2017

Tiger kills female zookeeper at zoo near London

Police said a tiger killed a female zookeeper Monday at a zoo 130 km (80 miles) north of London. “A tiger had entered an enclosure with a keeper. Sadly the female zookeeper died at the scene,” Cambridgeshire Police said in a statement. Police said ...

Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning dinghy

May 30, 2017

Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning dinghy

More than 30 migrants were rescued at the weekend off the coast of Spain after their rubber speed boat caught fire, forcing them into the water in a dramatic moment caught on camera and broadcast Monday. The video tweeted by EU border agency Frontex ...

Putin visits France, hopes to mend strained ties with West

/ May 29, 2017

Putin visits France, hopes to mend strained ties with West

On a trip likely to shape Russia-France ties for years to come, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in France on Monday for talks with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron — the candidate he did not back in presidential vote. The trip offers the Russian ...

May 29, 2017

MI5 launches internal probe over Manchester attack warnings

Britain’s MI5 intelligence service launched an internal inquiry on Monday into whether vital clues were missed in the run-up to the Manchester suicide bombing, as police arrested another man in connection with the attack. The developments come a week after 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a ...