British Airways flight evacuated on runway at Paris airport over ‘direct security threat’

British Airways passengers were flanked by armed officers and searched by sniffer dogs after a “direct security threat” sparked the sudden evacuation of a London-bound plane. Travellers were escorted from flight BA0303 at Charles De Gaulle Airport, in Paris, this morning. Dozens of security vehicles, armed police and firefighters surrounded the Airbus A320 as passengersContinue reading “British Airways flight evacuated on runway at Paris airport over ‘direct security threat’”

Russia’s defence ministry has denied allegations its planes struck US-backed fighters in Syria on Saturday.

Russia’s defence ministry has denied allegations its planes struck US-backed fighters in Syria on Saturday. The ministry said its air force only targeted Islamic State militants. It was responding to claims by the SDF, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab groups, that six of its fighters were wounded in Russian strikes in eastern Syria. TheContinue reading “Russia’s defence ministry has denied allegations its planes struck US-backed fighters in Syria on Saturday.”

Ryanair cancels up to 50 flights daily

Budget airline Ryanair is cancelling up to 50 flights daily for the next six weeks after it “messed up” the planning of pilot holidays. Kenny Jacobs, chief marketing officer, said the company was “working hard to fix” the problem, after it announced a 2% reduction in scheduled flights until the end of October. He said: “We apologiseContinue reading “Ryanair cancels up to 50 flights daily”

North Korea ‘faces destruction if it continues

President Donald Trump mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as “Rocket Man” as the White House warned the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats. Mr Trump’s chief diplomat held out hope the North would return to the bargaining table, though the president’s envoy to the UnitedContinue reading “North Korea ‘faces destruction if it continues”

‘They didn’t stand a chance’

  Eyewitness have revealed the full horror after a lorry smashed through a central barrier on the M5, leaving at least four dead and a woman and two children fighting for their lives. The truck was travelling along the southbound carriageway when it suddenly smashed through the barrier and ploughed into “several vehicles,” witnesses said.Continue reading “‘They didn’t stand a chance’”

Japan Becomes Largest Bitcoin Market as Traders Leave China

Japan has once again become the largest Bitcoin exchange market with 50.75 percent market share of the global Bitcoin exchange market. Analysts including BitFury Vice Chairman George Kikvadze attributed the surge in the trading volume of the Japanese Bitcoin exchange market to the exit of Bitcoin traders in China. Earlier this week, the Chinese government,Continue reading “Japan Becomes Largest Bitcoin Market as Traders Leave China”

Travel in London has reduced owing to Brexit says top public transport executive

Brexit has reduced the amount of travel in London, a top public transport executive has said. Alex Williams, Director of City Planning for Transport for London, told a conference in the capital: “Total trips in London, a leading indicator of economic activity, are going down partly because of the uncertainty of Brexit.” He told The Independent: “OurContinue reading “Travel in London has reduced owing to Brexit says top public transport executive”

Pilot allegedly accused of raping woman in Sharjah apartment

He had just landed a job with an airline for Dh70,000 monthly salary. A 36-year-old Arab pilot lost his job after he was accused of raping a 34-year-old Filipino woman in his apartment in Sharjah. The Sharjah Criminal Court has started the trial of the pilot, who has been charged with rape, assault and consumingContinue reading “Pilot allegedly accused of raping woman in Sharjah apartment”

Japan is nervous and alone

North Korea’s nuclear test, by far its largest, came less than a week after it test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that flew over northern Japan, triggering a national text-message system known as the J-Alert. Above~North Korean army soldiers For Japan, the security implications of both these tests are immense. The missile test showed that Kim Jong-un’s regimeContinue reading “Japan is nervous and alone”