Suspected gunman barricaded in LA shop

Suspected gunman barricaded in LA shop

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police sealed off the area around the supermarket Los Angeles police have arrested a suspect who earlier barricaded himself in a shop with about 40 people inside. „We have successfully taken the suspect into custody without incident,” the LAPD tweeted. People were earlier seen running from the Trader Joe’s supermarket.…

‚Trade war a reality’, says French minister

‚Trade war a reality’, says French minister

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Trump administration says protecting America’s steel and aluminium producers is a matter of national security A trade war is now a reality, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has warned as G20 ministers gather for a summit in Argentina. The current US trade policy of imposing unilateral tariffs…

India scraps tampon tax after campaign

India scraps tampon tax after campaign

Image copyright AFP Image caption The introduction of the 12% „blood tax” sparked protests across India India has scrapped its 12% tax on all sanitary products following months of campaigning by activists. The announcement comes a year after the government introduced the tax, known as GST, on all goods – including the 12% duty on…

Zimbabwe leader makes racial unity appeal

Zimbabwe leader makes racial unity appeal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa is favourite to win the presidential election on 30 July Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for racial unity ahead of landmark elections, telling white farmers their lands will not be taken. Former President Robert Mugabe’s government supported the seizure of hundreds of white-owned farms which they saw…

Trump hits out at ex-lawyer over tape

Trump hits out at ex-lawyer over tape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The president has said that Mr Cohen is no longer his personal lawyer President Donald Trump has condemned his former lawyer Michael Cohen amid US media reports that he secretly recorded Mr Trump discussing payments to former Playboy model Karen McDougal. The tapes were reportedly discovered during an FBI…

Japan swelters in deadly heatwave

Japan swelters in deadly heatwave

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The heatwave has filled public parks, but also caused many deaths People across Japan have been urged to take precautions against a heatwave that has killed about 30 people. Thousands more have sought hospital treatment for heat-related conditions over the past two weeks. Temperatures reached 40.7C (105F) in central…

A Missouri duck boat survivor reportedly said the captain told passengers ‚not to worry about grabbing life jackets’

A Missouri duck boat survivor reportedly said the captain told passengers ‚not to worry about grabbing life jackets’

A woman who survived a deadly duck boat accident in Missouri on Thursday told a Fox-affiliated TV station in Indianapolis that the boat’s captain told passengers „not to worry about grabbing life jackets.” Seventeen people were killed after a duck boat with 31 people on board capsized and sank to the bottom of Table Rock…