British prime minister contenders clash over tax cuts in TV debate

Five challenging to succeed Boris Johnson as British PM Second of three TV debates on Sunday Tax plans at heart of heated contest Polls show conflicting picture of who is winning LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – The five Conservative contenders still vying to be Britain’s next prime minister clashed over tax cuts in a second … Read more

Uvalde report: 376 officers but ‘egregiously poor’ decisions

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Nearly 400 law enforcement officials rushed to a mass shooting at a Uvalde elementary school, but “egregiously poor decision-making” resulted in more than an hour of chaos before the gunman who took 21 lives was finally confronted and killed, according to a damning investigative report released Sunday. The nearly 80-page report … Read more

Europe battles wildfires in intense heat

In Spain, helicopters dropped water on the flames as heat above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) and often mountainous terrain made the job harder for firefighters. Shocked residents watching thick plumes of smoke rising above the central western Jerte valley said the heat was making their previously green and cool home more like Spain’s … Read more

Scenes of devastation after plane carrying military munitions crashes in Greece, killing eight people

The plane was transporting equipment including illuminating mortar shells and training shells to Bangladesh when it crashed near Eleftheroupoli in the northeastern Kavala region, the Serbian Minister of Defense Nebojša Stefanović said, according to Reuters. He added that all eight crew members had been killed. According to Greek public broadcaster ERT, the aircraft was carrying … Read more

Filipinos are buying books to preserve the truth about the Marcos regime

The rush to buy books documenting Marcos’ destructive 21-year reign comes as his son, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., assumes office after a landslide election victory in May. Marcos Jr. has never publicly acknowledged or apologized for the human rights abuses, corruption and theft that historians say took place under his father’s leadership. And there are … Read more

Wildfires rage in France and Spain as heatwaves sear Europe

Wildfires rage in southwestern France, Spain Health officials report hundreds of heat-related deaths UK emergency committee to meet after weather warning PARIS/LISBON, July 16 (Reuters) – Wildfires raged in southwestern France and Spain on Saturday, forcing thousands of people to be evacuated from their homes as blistering summer temperatures put authorities on alert in parts … Read more

MBS hits back at Biden after the President confronts Saudi prince about Khashoggi

In the meeting, Bin Salman, also known as MBS, denied responsibility for the killing of Khashoggi at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate. Biden said he indicated that he disagreed with MBS, based on US intelligence assessments, according to the source. In response to Biden bringing up Khashoggi, MBS cited the sexual and physical abuse of prisoners … Read more

Biden presses Saudis on Khashoggi murder and laughs off fist bump criticism – live

Biden says US would use force as ‘last resort’ to prevent Iranian nuclear weapons Joe Biden is on the defensive as his Middle East trip continues in Saudi Arabia. This portion of the trip is intended to reset the US-Saudi relationship The president laughed off criticism that he shouldn’t have fist-bumped the Saudi crown prince, … Read more

Biden Says He Told Saudi Prince He Blames Him for Khashoggi Murder

President Biden with the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, in the West Bank on Friday.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times JERUSALEM — President Biden said on Friday that now was not the time to restart peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, but insisted that he remained committed to a two-state solution to their conflict and … Read more