Barry Hatton

  • president Aug 20, 2019

    Thousands Flee From ‘Monster' Wildfire on Canary Islands

    A major, out-of-control wildfire in Spain’s Canary Islands was throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air on Monday, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 9,000 people, authorities said. The blaze — described by the local fire department as “a monster” — was racing across parched woodlands into Tamadaba Natural Park, regarded as one of the jewels on...

  • Colombia Apr 5, 2019

    UK Police Outside Ecuador Embassy Amid WikiLeaks Tweets

    British police stationed armed officers outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Friday after tweets from WikiLeaks quoted what it said were high-level sources saying that Julian Assange could be kicked out of the building within “hours to days.” The red-brick embassy building with white window frames and balconies was quiet. No embassy official or any British authorities commented on...

  • Europe Mar 9, 2019

    International Women's Day: Strikes, Protests and Holidays

    Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women’s Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world.
    The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women’s achievements and aims to further their rights.

  • European Union Jan 17, 2019

    May Battles to Keep Brexit on Track After No-Confidence Win

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving a no-confidence vote. European Union countries are also debating on how to move forward now that the U.K. Parliament has rejected May’s Brexit deal with the bloc and with the March 29 exit date looming....

  • Associated Press Nov 15, 2017

    ‘Tourists Go Home': Cities Bristling at Visitors From Around the Globe

    Venice is planning to divert massive cruise liners. Barcelona has cracked down on apartment rentals. Both are at the forefront of efforts to get a grip on “overtourism,” a phenomenon that is disrupting communities, imperiling cherished buildings and harming the experience of travelers and local residents alike. Tourism-phobia has become increasingly prevalent, particularly in European destinations where visitors crowd the...

  • Asher Klein Oct 18, 2017

    Spate of Over 100 Wildfire Deaths Prompts Portuguese Interior Minister's Resignation

    The Portuguese minister in charge of emergency services resigned Wednesday after 106 people were killed in wildfires this year in the Iberian nation. Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa tendered her resignation and Prime Minister Antonio Costa accepted it, the government announced. In a resignation letter published on the government website, Urbano de Sousa said she wanted to quit after...

  • The Associated Press Sep 15, 2017

    In Namibia, 1533 Portuguese Shipwreck's Relics Hidden Away

    Diamond prospectors in Namibia nearly a decade ago stumbled upon remnants of a shipwrecked Portuguese vessel whose trading journey to India was cut violently short by a storm in 1533. Today the artifacts from the doomed ship, described by archaeologists as one of that era’s most important finds, remain a hidden treasure. Relics stored in a dimly lit warehouse at...

  • The Associated Press Jun 19, 2017

    Dramatic Escapes Mark Survivors' Stories From Portugal's Deadly, Still-Raging Wildfires

    Survivors emerged Monday with stories of leaping into water tanks and other dramatic escapes from the forest fires scorching central Portugal, and authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent Portugal’s deadliest natural disaster in decades. More than 2,700 firefighters were still battling Monday to contain several major wildfires in the area northeast of Lisbon, where one...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2017

    Chinese Spent $24B on US, Other ‘Golden Visas'

    When the sister of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family’s new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa program that’s proven irresistible to tens of thousands of Chinese. More than 100,000 Chinese have poured at least $24 billion in the last decade into “golden visa”...

  • Europe May 13, 2017

    Pope Makes 2 Fatima Children Saints on Centenary of Visions

    Pope Francis added two Portuguese shepherd children to the roster of Catholic saints Saturday, honoring young siblings whose reported visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the Portuguese farm town of Fatima into one of the world’s most important Catholic shrines. Francis proclaimed Francisco and Jacinta Marto saints at the start of Mass marking the centenary of their...

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