UK’S JOHNSON WARNS FRANCE AGAINST WW2-STYLE ‘PUNISHMENT BEATINGS’
Britain's foreign minister warned France on Wednesday against World War II-style "punishment beatings" after Paris indicated that it would not accept improved conditions for the UK outside the single market. Boris Johnson said it would not be in anyone's interest to penalise Britain for exiting the European Union, comparing the proposed trade tariffs to punishments meted out to escaped prisoners in World War II movies.
Dozens missing after avalanche hits Italian mountain hotel
A huge avalanche ploughed into a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rattled the area, and up to 30 people might be buried under the snow, officials said on Thursday. Rescue workers using flashlights on their helmets battled blizzard conditions during the night to reach the isolated hotel on skis. They arrived in the dark to find most of the four-storey structure submerged under a mountain of snow and debris.
MORE THAN 80 DOLPHINS DIE OFF FLORIDA COAST
A pod of 95 of the dolphins, which are black in color and look like killer whales without white markings, became stranded in the Gulf Coast off Everglades National Park, the park said on Twitter. Photos on social media showed dozens of these dolphins, some grouped in clusters of four or five, just a few feet from a sandy beach lined with trees.
UK PM THERESA MAY CONFIRMS UK TO LEAVE SINGLE MARKET
Prime Minister Theresa May has signaled in a speech Tuesday that Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain "half-in, half-out" following the June 2016 “Brexit” referendum. May delivered her speech to an audience of British civil servants and international diplomats at London's Lancaster House, a Georgian mansion that has hosted international summits over the decades.
FRANCE TO INSTALL CCTV IN ABATTOIRS AFTER ANIMAL SLAUGHTER SCANDALS
French lawmakers voted to introduce surveillance cameras in abattoirs throughout France after the release of a damning report exposing animal cruelty on the facilities. France’s parliament backed the draft bill to install CCTV in more than 250 abattoirs across the country "in areas where the animals are delivered, kept, immobilised, stunned, and slaughtered".