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07/21/2018 - 13:18

Macron security aide scandal deepens with minister under fire

The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on Saturday as his interior minister faces a grilling over his response to a top security aide caught on video striking a young man at a Paris protest in May.

The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on Saturday as his interior minister faces a grilling over his response to a top security aide caught on video striking a young man at a Paris protest in May.

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07/21/2018 - 13:18

Macron security aide scandal deepens with minister under fire

The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on Saturday as his interior minister faces a grilling over his response to a top security aide caught on video striking a young man at a Paris protest in May.

The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on Saturday as his interior minister faces a grilling over his response to a top security aide caught on video striking a young man at a Paris protest in May.


07/21/2018 - 12:49

Gaza truce largely holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Saturday after a wave of deadly air strikes across the Gaza Strip sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border.

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Saturday after a wave of deadly air strikes across the Gaza Strip sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border.


07/21/2018 - 12:04

Nine family members among 17 dead in US 'duck boat' tragedy

Nine members of one family were among 17 people killed when an amphibious US tourist boat capsized during a sudden storm on a Missouri lake, a tragedy which raised renewed questions on Saturday about the safety of the craft known as "duck" boats.

Nine members of one family were among 17 people killed when an amphibious US tourist boat capsized during a sudden storm on a Missouri lake, a tragedy which raised renewed questions on Saturday about the safety of the craft known as "duck" boats.


07/21/2018 - 08:52

Comic-Con laments departure of 'Walking Dead' star

The world's largest fan convention bid a poignant farewell to the star of the most successful show in cable TV history on Friday as zombies took over San Diego Comic-Con.

The world's largest fan convention bid a poignant farewell to the star of the most successful show in cable TV history on Friday as zombies took over San Diego Comic-Con.


07/21/2018 - 08:45

Gaza truce holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Saturday after a wave of deadly strikes across the Palestinian enclave sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border.

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Saturday after a wave of deadly strikes across the Palestinian enclave sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border.

07/20/2018 - 18:31

Dangerous craze: surgeon warns on balcony-jumping trauma in Balearic Islands

The number of drunk mostly British and Irish tourists ending up in hospital in Spain's Balearic Islands after jumping from balconies has spiked this year, a surgeon who has studied the dangerous craze warned Friday.

The number of drunk mostly British and Irish tourists ending up in hospital in Spain's Balearic Islands after jumping from balconies has spiked this year, a surgeon who has studied the dangerous craze warned Friday.