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Israelis forced to shelter in safe rooms as Gaza strikes intensify

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor Israeli troops and armoured vehicles lined up in a field close to the border with Gaza. Just one example of the military build-up ahead of what could be another night of Israeli airstrikes against the militant group Hamas, which controls the […]

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Ryanair ridiculed after trolling BA over wrong destination gaffe

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Ryanair has been ridiculed for poking fun at British Airways after one of its planes flew to Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf by mistake. A paperwork error was blamed after passengers on a BA flight from London City Airport to the German city ended up in the Scottish […]

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Hijacked school bus: Boy hero to become Italian citizen

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA 13-year-old boy hailed as a hero for helping saving his classmates when they had been abducted by a bus driver will be granted Italian citizenship. Ramy Shehata, who was born in Italy to Egyptian parents, managed to make a phone call to his father to alert him […]

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Why further violence on Gaza border would be bad for Netanyahu

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor How worried should we be by the current exchange of projectiles across the Gaza border? Quick answer – the longer an uneasy calm prevails the better. There had been fears we were on the verge of a repeat of the Gaza wars […]

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Netanyahu 'prepared to do more' as UN warns of new Gaza conflict

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe Israeli prime minister has vowed further action after a night of heavy fire between his forces and Palestinian militants. Benjamin Netanyahu went straight into military consultations after returning to Israel from the US on Tuesday, where he had been meeting with Donald Trump. He told pro-Israel lobby […]

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Charges dropped against Empire actor Jussie Smollett

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Lawyers for Empire actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack, say all the charges against him have been dropped. The announcement comes following an “emergency” court appearance in Chicago, according to US media. Smollett, 36, who is black […]

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EU votes to stop moving clocks twice a year

26th March 2019 | 1

This post was originally published on this site The European Parliament has voted to stop moving clocks forward an hour in spring and back again in the autumn. Politicians passed the measure by 410 votes to 192 – meaning seasonal time shifts, which were introduced during World War One to save energy, will end in […]

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Controversial changes to copyright laws approved by the EU

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Lucia Binding, news reporter EU lawmakers have approved controversial changes to copyright legislation that some critics say could alter the nature of the internet. The Copyright Directive was approved by 348 MEPs, while 274 voted against and 36 abstained. The move is designed to make tech […]

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Petra Kvitova's attacker jailed for eight years

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A man who attacked Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home, stabbing her twice, has been jailed for eight years. Radim Zondra was convicted of serious bodily harm after the attack in Kvitova’s Czech Republic flat in December 2016. The tennis player needed surgery on her hand […]

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Petra Kvitova's attacker jailed for eight years

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A man who attacked Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home, stabbing her twice, has been jailed for eight years. Radim Zondra was convicted of serious bodily harm after the attack in Kvitova’s Czech Republic flat in December 2016. The tennis player needed surgery on her hand […]

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