Scottish leader says injuries reported after train derails

World Aug 12, 2020

Scottish leader says injuries reported after train derails

Police and paramedics responded Wednesday to a train derailment in northeast Scotland, where smoke could be seen rising from the site. Officials said there were reports of serious injuries. The British Transport Police force said officers were called at 9:43 a.m. to the railway line ...

U.K. lawmakers urge sanctions over Hong Kong police violence

Asia Pacific / Politics Aug 5, 2020

U.K. lawmakers urge sanctions over Hong Kong police violence

British lawmakers urged the U.K. government Tuesday to sanction Hong Kong's leader for allowing "excessive police violence” against humanitarian workers who tried to help people injured during pro-democracy protests. A report by members of the bipartisan All Party Parliamentary Group on Hong Kong said first ...

John Hume, who worked to end Northern Ireland violence, dies at 83

World Aug 3, 2020

John Hume, who worked to end Northern Ireland violence, dies at 83

John Hume, the visionary politician who won a Nobel Peace Prize for fashioning the agreement that ended violence in his native Northern Ireland, has died at 83, his family said Monday. The Catholic leader of the moderate Social Democratic and Labour Party, Hume was seen ...