The Latest: No Sign Drones at London Airport Terror-Related
The Latest on London airport closure because of drones (all times local):
Hunt for Names in Deadly Migrant Shipwreck Yields More Dead
The quest to trace the identities of all the victims of the Mediterranean’s deadliest migrant shipwreck has instead revealed that the sinking was far deadlier than anyone knew.
Florida School Shooting Voted Top News Story in AP Survey
The mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school — which killed 17 students and staff, and sparked nationwide student-led marches for gun control — was the top news story of 2018, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.
Cambodian Leader’s Son Gets Boost in Succession Stakes
The eldest son of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has joined the inner circle of his father’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party, bolstering speculation that he is being groomed to succeed to the premiership.
Egypt Acquits 43 NGO Workers on Illegal Funding Charges
An Egyptian court has acquitted 43 people, including German and U.S. nationals, of charges they illegally received funding for their local and foreign non-governmental groups.
Trump Thanks Albania for Expelling Iranian Diplomats
U.S. President Donald Trump has thanked Albania for expelling the Iranian ambassador and another diplomat for allegedly engaging in illegal activities that threaten the country’s security.
China Blasts US Media Reports of Forced Labor in Muslim Area
China is striking back at U.S. news media reports about forced labor in its heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang.
Thousands Protest Economic Hardship in Sudan
Sudanese activists say thousands have taken to the streets in several towns to protest economic hardship, especially higher bread prices, with a mob in the northern city of Atbara torching the ruling party’s offices.
Spain Finds 11 Dead Migrants, 33 Rescued From Boat
Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says it found 11 dead migrants in a boat off the country’s southern coast and rescued 33 other passengers.
German Reporter Stripped of CNN Awards Over Fraud
A German journalist who was found to have fabricated numerous articles is being stripped of two awards he received in 2014 from CNN International, the broadcaster said Thursday.