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UK parliament to vote on Brexit delay, PM seeks to revive her deal

LONDON — The British parliament was due to vote on Thursday on seeking a last-minute Brexit delay, while Prime Minister Theresa May piled renewed pressure on reluctant lawmakers to back her EU divorce deal at the third time of asking. Two weeks before Britain is due to leave the European …

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‘He leaped on someone to save them’: stories of Kiwi massacre victims

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — A right-wing extremist has been charged over Friday’s horrifying gun attacks on two New Zealand mosques, which left 49 people dead and dozens more injured. The worshippers and their families caught up in the attacks in the normally peaceful city of Christchurch came from around the …

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Kiwis pay tribute for worshippers killed in twin mosque attack

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — New Zealanders flocked to pay tribute on Sunday to the 50 worshippers slain in a twin mosque attack, as families clamoured for the return of their dead. Coroners said they hoped to let grieving relatives fulfil Islamic burial customs soon, but insisted they had to move …

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New Zealand gunman stream mosque shooting live on Facebook

One of the New Zealand attackers streamed live on Facebook as he murdered dozens of worshippers at a mosque. The footage, lasting more than 16 minutes, was posted on a page belonging to Brenton Tarrant but was quickly deleted by Facebook. Apparently filmed from a head camera, it shows a …

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49 dead and more than 20 injured in New Zealand mosque shootings: Prime Minister

New Zealand mosque shootings:At least 49 people were killed after mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Police have detained four people with links to the shootings. The motive for the attack is still unclear and police have not yet classified it as a terrorist attack. New Zealand …

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Green paradise or data-stealing dystopia? Toronto smart city sparks debate

TORONTO  — A planned smart city in central Toronto could lead to a six-fold drop in greenhouse gas emissions by pooling residents’ data, said the company behind its development.  From flood-resistant green spaces to heated bike paths, the ideas underpinning Sidewalk Labs’ proposed project represent the “future of sustainable development”, said …

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US immigration agency to slash overseas presence

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK — The US immigration agency plans to significantly reduce its presence abroad, according to an internal e-mail seen by Reuters and current and former US officials, in an effort to shift resources to domestic offices that took some career officials by surprise. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), …

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Britons abroad in limbo as Brexit clock ticks down

EYMET, France — Standing behind a counter piled with scones in his cafe in the French village of Eymet, Adrian Cattermole voices the weariness of many Britons living abroad after MPs again rejected the divorce deal negotiated with the EU. With the clock ticking down to a Brexit deadline in 16 …

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Eight dead in Brazil school shooting

SAO PAULO — A shooting at a school near Sao Paulo on Wednesday left eight people dead, state military police said, before the two shooters turned their weapons on themselves. “Eight people died at the scene, including the two assailants who committed suicide,” a state military police spokesman said. “Two …

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Sall officially secures reelection

DAKAR — Senegalese President Macky Sall was officially declared winner of the February 24 election on Tuesday, after the constitutional council confirmed his reelection with 58 per cent of votes. Provisional results announced by Senegal’s official counting body last week showed Sall comfortably securing a second term without a run-off …

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