Party foul? $90K worth of stolen beer set to be thrown away
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:24:46 -0400
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away.
Jihadist suicide bombing in Cameroon 'kills 10'
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:23:48 -0400
Yaoundé (AFP) - A suicide bombing by a Boko Haram jihadist has killed at least 10 people in northern Cameroon, a security source said Thursday. It was the latest in a spate of attacks blamed on the Nigeria-based Islamist militant group in northern Cameroon, which have driven tens of thousands of people from their homes. The security source said the attacker blew himself up in the town of Djakana near the Nigerian border overnight.
Top UK banker calls for political leadership in EU talks
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:23:28 -0400
Britain needs to build a new international model for financial services after the UK's decision to leave the European Union, a lobby group for the industry said on Thursday. John McFarlane, chairman of TheCityUK, which promotes Britain's financial services sector, said stable and effective political leadership was needed after the country's "self-inflicted wound".
Brexit campaigner Gove bids to succeed Cameron as British PM
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:22:24 -0400
London (AFP) - Leading Brexit campaigner and Justice Minister Michael Gove on Thursday announced a surprise bid to succeed David Cameron as British prime minister, launching a sensational attack on referendum ally Boris Johnson, who is also expected to run.
Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 11 at mosque in Cameroon
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:20:31 -0400
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - A suicide bomber belonging to Boko Haram killed at least 11 people when he blew himself up in a mosque in Cameroon, close to the Nigerian border, military sources and local officials said on Thursday. The attack, which took place late on Wednesday, occurred after the breaking of the fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (Reporting by Anne Mireille Nzouankeu; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)
Turkish police raid suspected Islamic State cells in Istanbul, Izmir: Anadolu
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:18:15 -0400
Turkish police carried out raids against suspected Islamic State cells in Istanbul and the Aegean coastal city of Izmir on Thursday, the state-run Anadolu agency said, two days after a triple suicide bombing killed 42 people at Istanbul airport. Turkish authorities and U.S. officials believe Islamic State was responsible for Tuesday night's gun and bomb attack on Europe's third-busiest airport, the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings in Turkey this year. Counter-terrorism police led by special forces officers carried out raids in several low-income neighborhoods of Istanbul - including Pendik, Basaksehir and Sultanbeyli - Anadolu said, without citing its sources.
UN warns of war's 'catastrophic impact' on Iraqi children
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:17:44 -0400
BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. children's fund has warned that 3.6 million Iraqi children are at "serious risk" of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, and has called on warring parties in Iraq to protect their rights.
In Brexit chaos, Conservative May pitches anti-Boris case for Britain's top job
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:15:29 -0400
By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's interior minister Theresa May put herself forward on Thursday to replace Prime Minister David Cameron, promising to deal with divisions in the country that drove more than 17 million Britons to vote to leave the European Union. Cameron, who led the Remain campaign, announced his resignation after Britain voted by 52-48 percent to leave the EU, triggering a leadership contest within the ruling Conservative Party that will elect his successor by early September. May, who is expected to face leading Leave campaigner Boris Johnson in the battle for the top job, made a thinly coded attack on the ex-London mayor's privileged background and pointedly said government was not "a game".
Leading Brexit campaigner Gove to run for UK Conservative leadership
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:15:03 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - British Justice Secretary Michael Gove, a leading figure in the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, will run for the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party, the BBC reported on Thursday citing unnamed sources. Before last week's EU referendum, Gove had ruled himself out of the race to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron, and media had reported he was likely to throw his weight behind former London mayor Boris Johnson. (Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Michael Holden)
Istanbul airport carnage blamed on IS leaves 41 dead
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:12:31 -0400
Turkey pointed the finger of blame at Islamic State jihadists after suicide bombers armed with automatic rifles attacked Istanbul's main international airport, killing 41 people, including foreigners. Witnesses described scenes of terror and panic on Tuesday evening as the attackers began shooting indiscriminately and then blew themselves up at the entrance to Ataturk airport, one of Europe's busiest hubs. The assault, which comes at the start of Turkey's crucial tourist season, was the latest in a wave of attacks in Istanbul and the capital Ankara blamed either on Islamic State (IS) jihadists or Kurdish rebels.