Passengers could face queues and extra checks when taking the Eurostar to Paris after Britain leaves the EU as France’s state rail operator bolsters border controls. SNCF this week unveiled plans to refit Paris’s Gare du Nord, stating that the redevelopment would address “the challenges of reinforced border controls due to Brexit”.
On April 30, 1943, a fisherman off the coast of Huelva, Spain, recovered the body of Maj. William Martin, a dead British soldier. Spanish authorities quickly buried the body, but his personal affects — including the briefcase handcuffed to the dead man's wrist — were turned over to the Germans. Hitler moved entire divisions of troops away from Sicily and southern Italy to prepare for the attacks.
Cairns Airport in Cairns, Far North Queensland, was evacuated at about midday July 16 after a woman went through the wrong exit and triggered the alarm, Cairns Post quoted an airport spokesperson as saying. All passengers had to be re-screened and queues were formed at the domestic terminal, the airport said. At least five flights were disrupted. Credit: Rocket Rod via Storyful
A north London Tube station has been renamed after England’s “hero” World Cup manager Gareth Southgate. Southgate Tube station will be branded Gareth Southgate from Monday morning in a stunt to last 48 hours, Transport for London (TfL) announced.
French police fired tear gas and dispersed crowds from the Champs Elysees late on Sunday after clashes with a small group of unruly fans threatened to spoil celebrations of France's World Cup win over Croatia in Moscow. Millions of French fans had taken to the streets in joy after the final whistle with thousands gathering along the iconic avenue in the French capital. Some threw stones and other projectiles at riot police who responded with teargas.
MABI, Japan - (Reuters) - When Isao Akutagawa moved to the sleepy riverside town of Mabi in western Japan 45 years ago, it seemed like the perfect suburb to raise his children. Land was cheap and he could drive to his job in nearby Kurashiki City. "They told us years ago that the Odagawa river levees might break," said Akutagawa, 79, as he mopped muddy water out of his living room.
A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thai cave said Monday he may take legal action against Elon Musk after the entrepreneur called him a "pedo".
China’s economy grew 6.7% over the past year, in line with forecasts, but below the 6.8% level in the March quarter. It was the slowest annual growth rate since the 2016 September quarter. Monthly data on retail sales and urban fixed asset investment also printed in line with expectations, although industrial output missed badly to the downside.
Support for Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is at a two-year high, an opinion poll showed on Monday, a boost for the center-right government ahead of a series of by-elections at the end of July. The last Newspoll before the July 28 by-elections showed Turnbull's personal popularity at 48 percent, its highest since the 2016 general election, and above opposition Labor leader Bill Shorten at 29 percent. Turnbull will be pleased," said Peter Chen, a political scientist at Sydney University.
Savage and killers they all are, no question, but in my book none comes close to the smallest UK mustelid, the weasel, Mustela nivalis, so tiny that its skull can pass through a wedding ring. Voles, rats and mice, as well as small birds, are a weasel’s staple, but a male will take much larger prey such as a full-grown rabbit, up to 25 times its own weight, kill it, and, incredibly, drag it away into cover. Its galleries and internal boulder halls are perfect weasel dens and, apparently, also irresistible to mice, which doesn’t say much for mouse intelligence – the sheep sheltering in the wolf’s den.
Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. The administration had promoted its tax cuts, which were heavily tilted toward corporations and wealthy individuals, as likely to raise worker pay and promote corporate investment and expansion over time. The NABE also said a majority of respondents from goods-producing companies said their companies were delaying investment, raising prices or taking other steps in response to the Trump administration's trade conflicts with other nations.
An "incredible" Tudor shipwreck found on mudflats in Kent by a group of volunteers has been given protection. The wreck was discovered at Tankerton Beach, near Whitstable, and measures over 12 metres long and five metres wide (40ft by 16ft). It has been listed as a protected site by the culture department on the advice of government heritage agency Historic England because it is the only known surviving medieval wreck in southeast England.
The founder of Buffalo's annual chicken wing festival is offering foodies another reason to indulge — with the creation of National Blue Cheese Dressing Day. The inaugural celebration is Monday. Founder Drew Cerza, known as Buffalo's "wing king," says the idea for a national holiday grew from a tweet sent out on National Ranch Dressing Day in March.
The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Tenants say it started early in the morning and went on until nightfall, so loud that it drowned out normal conversation, so violent it rattled pictures off the walls. More than a dozen current and former residents of the building told The Associated Press that they believe the Kushner Cos.' relentless construction, along with rent hikes of $500 a month or more, was part of a campaign to push tenants out of rent-stabilized apartments and bring high-paying condo buyers in.
Thailand gave diplomatic immunity to three Australians who helped a boys' soccer team escape from a flooded cave, in case "something went wrong", its foreign minister said on Monday. The 12 boys of the "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach are recovering from their ordeal and are to be discharged on Thursday from a hospital in the northern town of Chiang Rai. "Doctor Richard Harris did his utmost on the medical mission he was responsible for, but if something went wrong he needed protection," he told Reuters.
StormBreaker, Formerly called the Small Diameter Bomb II, enters the phase after completing a successful Operational Test Readiness Review in Spring 2018, Raytheon said. The bomb will be fielded first on the F-15E Strike Eagle, and is planned to be integrated onto the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter by 2022, Raytheon said. The StormBreaker tri-mode seeker uses imaging infrared, millimeter wave and semi-active laser, giving pilots the ability to destroy moving targets on the battlefield in adverse weather conditions from standoff ranges.
Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) searched the house of Sofyan Basir, chief executive of state electricity utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), on Sunday night as part of a graft investigation, Berita Satu reported on Sunday, citing a KPK spokesman. The search was for evidence in an ongoing graft investigation linked to a coal-fired power station project in Riau province, Berita Satu reported, citing KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah.
Archaeologists scanning a Mexican pyramid which was damaged by an earthquake have uncovered an ancient temple inside. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake which hit Mexico last September caused considerable damage to the country’s historical sites – including the Teopanzolco pyramid in the southern state of Morelos. Among what remains of the temple – which measured 6m by 4m (20ft by 13ft) – archaeologists found an incense burner and ceramic crockery.
The number of people caring for a family member has reached 7.6 million, a sharp increase of one million compared with a decade ago. Data analysis by the Social Market Foundation, an independent thinktank, shows that millions are now giving up their time to for free to look after elderly relatives, a partner or a sick or disabled child – with the number spending 20 hours or more caring for a relative up by 4% between 2005 and 2015. “The care system requires a big injection of funding … it would be dangerously complacent for policymakers to assume there is an infinite supply of wonderful people able and willing to provide informal care for their loved ones,” said Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK.