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British lawmaker dies after attack by gunman

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:39
A British member of parliament has died after she was shot and stabbed during an attack in her constituency in northern England on Thursday, British police have said.

Search teams recover cockpit voice recorders from ill-fated EgyptAir flight

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 08:51
Both cockpit voice recorders from the crashed EgyptAir plane have now been found by search teams, Egyptian investigators said Friday.

British lawmaker in critical condition after attack by gunman

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 08:04
A British member of parliament was in critical condition after an incident in her constituency in northern England on Thursday, British police said, with media reports suggesting she had been shot and stabbed.

Prominent Britons choose their camps in Brexit debate

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 07:40
From the Archbishop of Canterbury and filmmaker Ken Loach to big names in entertainment such as Monty Python's John Cleese and The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, prominent Britons (and Julian Assange) are making their cases for and against a Brexit.

England leave it late to beat Wales 2-1 at Euro 2016

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 06:22
England fought back from a goal down to clinch a 2-1 win over neighbours Wales courtesy of a last-gasp goal by Daniel Sturridge. Follow the action as it happened on our liveblog.

IS group committing genocide against Yazidis, UN says

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 06:18
The Islamic State (IS) group is committing the crime of genocide against the Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, seeking to destroy the ethno-religious group through killings, sexual slavery and other crimes, UN investigators said on Thursday.

France makes 323 arrests since start of Euro 2016 championship

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 05:37
French police have made 323 arrests since the start of the European Championships, the interior ministry said on Thursday, as Europe's showcase football event continues to be marred by violence.

Bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, found in Niger desert

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 03:27
The bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, who were abandoned by people smugglers while trying to reach neighbouring Algeria were found in the Niger desert last week, authorities said Wednesday.

Russia summons French ambassador over football fan arrests

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 01:43
Russia on Wednesday summoned France's ambassador to protest over the arrest of Russian supporters at the Euro 2016 football tournament which has been tarnished by hooligan unrest.

South Africa marks 40th anniversary of Soweto uprising

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 23:52
The day was a key moment in the long campaign to end South Africa's apartheid system. Forty years ago, when black students in Johannesburg's Soweto township marched in protest, some were gunned down, appalling the world.

Brazil’s acting President Temer implicated in Petrobras scandal

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 23:40
Brazil's acting President Michel Temer on Wednesday rejected allegations that represented the first direct link between him and the massive corruption probe at state-run oil company Petrobras.

Mired in doping scandal, Russia awaits Rio verdict

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 23:25
On Friday June 17, the International Athletics Federation will decide if Russian athletes can take part in the Rio Olympics in August. Russia is at the centre of the world's largest-ever doping scandal, with politicians, coaches and athletes accused of involvement in falsifying samples and blackmailing sportsmen. A number of reforms have been introduced in Russia since the scandal broke. But will they be enough to allow the country's athletes to go for gold? Our correspondents report.

Democratic senator stages nearly 15-hour filibuster to force vote on gun control

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 22:28
A Democratic senator conducted a filibuster late into the night on Wednesday in a bid to force a vote on gun control, three days after 49 people were killed at a Florida nightclub in the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

Euro 2016: At least 36 football fans arrested in Lille unrest

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 21:09
French riot police charged and used tear gas to disperse rowdy English soccer fans in Lille on Wednesday, though the northern city was spared feared clashes with Russian supporters.

Video: Masked activists wreak havoc during Paris labour law protest

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 15:04
A massive protest against French labour reforms on Tuesday was marked by running battles between anti-riot police and masked demonstrators in the streets of Paris.

Wreckage found of EgyptAir plane that crashed en route from Paris to Cairo

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 14:42
Egypt on Wednesday said that it spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board, according to a statement by the country's investigation committee.

Brexit would ‘shake’ European stability, France and Germany warn

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:44
A British vote to leave the European Union would shake the bloc and require a concerted effort to ensure its stability, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday.

Orlando shooting survivors mourn friends, remember carnage

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:29
Two days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, survivors are mourning loved ones and recalling the bloody night in interviews with the media and in solemn events around the grief-struck city of Orlando.

French police fire tear gas at English fans in Lille

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:53
Police used tear gas to disperse crowds of rowdy football fans on Wednesday in the northern city of Lille, where thousands of Russian and English fans have gathered to support their teams at Euro 2016.

France battle past Albania to reach last 16 at Euro 2016

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:43
Late goals from Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet saw France qualify for the last 16 of Euro 2016 after overcoming stiff resistance from tournament debutants Albania in Marseille. Follow the game as it happened on our liveblog.