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Journalist killed in Northern Ireland seen as rising star

McKee’s reporting and writing, inextricably linked to the volatile period of history in which she grew up, had led to international recognition and a high-profile book deal. “McKee’s passion is to dig into topics that others don’t care about,” Forbes magazine wrote in 2016, naming the journalist as one of the “30 Under 30” talents […]

Paris prosecutors investigating if short-circuit caused Notre Dame fire

A judicial source told CNN on Thursday that “we are not excluding any hypothesis at this stage,” saying that this is not their only line of inquiry. Since Tuesday, Paris prosecutors have been investigating what could have turned the Gothic masterpiece into an inferno. At least 40 employees at the Paris landmark have been questioned […]

Notre Dame fire investigation ramps up

Ten people were interviewed by criminal investigators on Wednesday, the Paris Prosecutor’s Office said, adding that interviews would continue on Thursday. On Tuesday, the prosecutor’s office had said 30 employees at the Paris landmark had been questioned. “Tomorrow new witnesses will be heard as well as people already interviewed for further information,” the prosecutor’s office […]

Ex-Peru president kills himself before arrest

His death was confirmed by current President Martin Vizcarra, who expressed his condolences over Twitter. Garcia, who served as president from 1985 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2011, was under investigation for money laundering and taking bribes in connection with a massive corruption scandal that has engulfed a number of former Latin American leaders. […]

Activists glue themselves to train in London

The group has blocked four main traffic arteries in central London since Monday, and on Wednesday it began a day of “light” disruption of the city’s overground network. The pair of demonstrators on top of the train at Canary Wharf station, in the heart of one of London’s financial districts, also unfurled a banner that […]

Uber allows Saudi female drivers to request female riders

The company announced the new feature, called Women Preferred View, this week after months of local research into the preferences and concerns of women drivers in the region, according to the company. The effort is part of a broader push by Uber to cater to women drivers in the region. Saudi Arabia ended its ban […]

India opposition depicts PM as ‘Game of Thrones’ Night King

Sikh pilgrims gather at the Gurdwara Panja Sahib, one of Sikhism’s most holy places, during the Baisakhi festival in Hasan Abdal, Pakistan, on April 14, 2015. Sikh pilgrims gather at the Gurdwara Panja Sahib, one of Sikhism’s most holy places, during the Baisakhi festival in Hasan Abdal, Pakistan, on April 14, 2015.Farooq NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images Thousands […]

Notre Dame fire under control

The fire burned for several hours Monday, causing the collapse of the cathedral’s iconic spire and the destruction of its roof structure, which dated back to the 13th century. Consumed by flames, the spire leaned to one side and fell onto the burning roof as horrified onlookers watched. By early Tuesday morning, officials said the […]

Protesters begin blockade of London

On Monday morning, a group of demonstrators with trees, plants and solar panels in tow barricaded Waterloo Bridge, one of five locations being targeted by environmental campaigners in the city as part of the protest, which is expected to continue for at least a week. The demonstrations are part of a global campaign, orchestrated by […]

May’s Brexit ‘holiday’ a dangerous moment

For herself, the Prime Minister is thought to be taking a few days off — perhaps on one of her favorite walking holidays with her husband — before returning to Westminster, clear-headed and refreshed, to try to finally find a deal on Brexit. And yet, arguably, while she deserves the break, leaving the scene is […]