Petrol bombs thrown in Hong Kong metro, no one injured – government

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Petrol bombs were thrown inside a Hong Kong metro station on Saturday but no one was injured, the government said, as pro-democracy protesters again took to the streets angry at what they believe is Beijing’s tightening grip on the city. Police officers patrol the streets following demonstration march in protest against

German ministries fail to agree details of climate deal: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) – German ministries have failed to agree on a set of climate protection measures, government sources said on Wednesday, leaving little time to fulfill Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to pass the landmark package this year. FILE PHOTO: (L-R) Defence Minister and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Chancellor Angela

Singer attacked with paint at pro-Hong Kong democracy rally in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho was attacked on Sunday by a masked man who threw red paint at her at a rally in Taiwan held in support of anti-government protests in Hong Kong. FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong pro-democracy singer Denise Ho performs at a free concert after Lancome, the face-cream

Whistleblower complaint describes White House cover-up on Trump-Ukraine scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A whistleblower report released on Thursday said President Donald Trump not only abused his office in attempting to solicit Ukraine’s interference in the 2020 U.S. election for his own political benefit, but that the White House also tried to “lock down” evidence about that conduct. The Democratic-led House of Representatives Intelligence Committee

Amnesty accuses HK police of abuses, torture of protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Amnesty International accused Hong Kong police on Friday of torture and other abuses in their handling of more than three months of pro-democracy protests, but the police say they have shown restraint on the street in the face of increased violence. FILE PHOTO – Police officers stand guard near an entrance

Paris commuter chaos as metro workers strike over pension reform

PARIS (Reuters) – Parisian commuters faced travel misery on Friday as metro workers went on strike over plans to reduce their retirement privileges under President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms. A closed entrance at the Republique metro station is seen during a strike by all unions of the Paris transport network (RATP) against pension reform plans

KCKFD using virtual tour technology to bring in recruits

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A video production team led by Aaron Monson grilled out for the Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department on the Fourth of July to show their support for firefighters.  “What we’re doing today is just giving back,” Monson said Thursday at the department’s headquarters. “They are modern-day superheroes, and we wanted to show