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Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040

Sweeping new efforts to bring Britain’s growing air pollution crisis under control were announced by the government Wednesday, including a ban on the sale of new diesel and gasoline vehicles beginning in 2040. Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the changes are part of a $3.9-billion clean...

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  • What led to beating death of 22-year-old U.S. tourist in Greece? Police search for answers

    What led to beating death of 22-year-old U.S. tourist in Greece? Police search for answers

    Only a few months after graduating from college, Bakari Henderson, a 22-year-old aspiring business entrepreneur, was planning to launch an environmentally and cost-friendly clothing line. That thirst for new experiences took Henderson and two friends to Greece where he planned to do a photo shoot...

  • Trump and Merkel's relationship shows no thaw after G-20 summit

    Trump and Merkel's relationship shows no thaw after G-20 summit

    President Trump's tense relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel hasn't gotten any better after a two-day Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, where Trump was isolated on the other leaders' climate resolution. “I can't exactly judge how things will be tomorrow or the day after,” Merkel...

  • Russian media praises Putin's prowess at G-20

    Russian media praises Putin's prowess at G-20

    While the Western media saw Friday’s meeting between the American and Russian presidents as a policy-defining moment in Trump’s White House, the Russian media and political commentators saw the global focus on the two-hour discussion as nothing less than a monumental win for Russia. “Putin’s Day...

  • Protesters outside G-20 summit clash with riot police

    Protesters outside G-20 summit clash with riot police

    Thousands of protesters took to the streets here on the official opening day of the G-20 summit, burning vehicles and clashing with riot police who used water cannons and pepper spray to beat them back. At least 11 protesters were seriously injured in one incident Friday. The injured demonstrators...

  • A year after failed coup, a Turkish newspaper is in the crosshairs of an increasingly powerful president

    A year after failed coup, a Turkish newspaper is in the crosshairs of an increasingly powerful president

    The front page of a recent edition of Cumhuriyet offered a sampling of the hard-hitting coverage for which Turkey’s oldest independent newspaper is known: Election officials “violated international law” in certifying a controversial referendum in April giving the president broad new powers. Crowds...

  • London attacker was 'a good boy' who was 'happy to say buongiorno,' neighbors say

    London attacker was 'a good boy' who was 'happy to say buongiorno,' neighbors say

    In a scene that has played out many times around the world, locals in a tiny village in Italy said Tuesday that they could not believe the young man they knew, Youssef Zaghba, was identified as one of three men who took part in a terrorist attack in London that left seven people dead. “He was normal...

  • More than 100 Muslim leaders refuse to perform funeral prayers for London attackers

    More than 100 Muslim leaders refuse to perform funeral prayers for London attackers

    More than 100 Muslim leaders across Britain have joined forces to denounce the actions of the three London Bridge attackers by declaring that they will refuse to perform funeral prayers for them. In an unprecedented show of solidarity and outrage at the latest terrorist incident to hit Britain,...

  • Third London attacker had been flagged as a person of risk

    Third London attacker had been flagged as a person of risk

    British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, an Italian national of Moroccan descent who lived in east London. “He was normal, happy to say ‘buongiorno, buonasera,’ said Franco Bortolini, 77, an upstairs neighbor to Zaghba’s mother in the village...

  • Tourists shelter in Notre Dame Cathedral as hammer-wielding assailant attacks police

    Tourists shelter in Notre Dame Cathedral as hammer-wielding assailant attacks police

    A hammer-wielding assailant shouting, “This is for Syria!,” attacked police outside Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, setting off a security scramble at one of Paris’ best-known landmarks. But he was wounded by police gunfire before he could seriously injure anyone. The abortive attack was the second...

  • Britons will shake themselves off and pick a prime minister this week

    Britons will shake themselves off and pick a prime minister this week

    With less than 72 hours to go until voters head to the polls in Britain, the focus of the general election campaign shifted sharply to policing and security on Monday in the wake of the latest London terrorist attack. As Londoners attempted to resume their normal lives following Saturday night’s...

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