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Day: December 22, 2016

Rail road chaos: Southern Rail train causes delays after lorry carrying it gets stuck
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Rail road chaos: Southern Rail train causes delays after lorry carrying it gets stuck

    A Southern Rail train being transported on a lorry caused delays for motorists when it became stuck at a crossroads in south east London. The carriage became wedged as it tried to navigate a tight corner in Crystal Palace on Wednesday night and held up traffic for half an hour, eyewitness Luke Alexander said. The incident happened on the junction between Gipsy Hill, Westow Hill, Westow Street and Central Hill at around 8.20pm. Mr Alexander, who works at a bar opposite the junction, said he had gone outside after hearing a commotion. I think the truck taking it had taken the wrong route and it had completely jammed itself on top of the crossroads, he said. Everyone was finding it the most hilarious thing including the truck drivers themselves who were trying to negotiate it...
Donald Trump appoints China critic Peter Navarro to key global trade role
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump appoints China critic Peter Navarro to key global trade role

    Donald Trump's pick to lead his new National Trade Council is an economist who supports closer ties with Taiwan and has authored a book called Death by China: How America Lost its Manufacturing Base. The President-elect named Peter Navarro to head the White House group and praised him as a visionary who would develop trade policies that shrink our trade deficit, expand our growth, and help stop the exodus of jobs from our shores. Mr Navarro is an academic and one-time investment adviser who has authored a number of popular books and made a film describing China's threat to the US economy as well as Beijing's desire to become the dominant economic and military power in Asia. Mr Trump made trade a centrepiece of his presidential campaign and railed against what he said were ...
Concerns for Queen’s health after she delays annual break at Sandringham
ENGLISH, London

Concerns for Queen’s health after she delays annual break at Sandringham

    Buckingham Palace said both she and the Duke of Edinburgh have heavy colds and decided it would be best to postpone their trip. Her Majesty, who is 90, had been due to catch the 10.44 from London King's Cross to King's Lynn to begin her annual Christmas break at her Norfolk home, but failed to turn up, leaving station staff in the dark. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have heavy colds, and so have decided not to travel to Sandringham today. Her Majesty had hosted the annual Christmas lunch at the Palace on Tuesday, when the extended Royal family joined her for the traditional get-together before her winter break in Norfolk. In 2011 the Duke of Edinburgh, 95, spent Christmas in hospital after he needed heart surgery for a blocked arte...
Berlin attack: Four arrested after Christmas market killings
ENGLISH, Europe

Berlin attack: Four arrested after Christmas market killings

    Four people have reportedly been arrested in Germany as a Europe-wide search continues for the suspected Berlin attacker. Armed police stormed a house in Dortmund early on Thursday morning, detaining four people inside, Bild reported. The newspaper published photos of officers at the scene and taking a suspect covered in a towel into custody. They were believed to have links to Anis Amri, a 24-year-old Tunisian man being hunted across Europe following the massacre at a Christmas market in Berlin.  A spokesperson for Germany's Federal Public Prosecutor, which is leading the terror investigation, said the report was totally false. But officials at North Rhine-Westphalia police did not deny the operation took place and The Independent understands more details may be released ...
Britain braces for Storm Barbara as fog disrupts Christmas getaway flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Britain braces for Storm Barbara as fog disrupts Christmas getaway flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports

    Festive travel plans faced being thrown into chaos after Heathrow, Gatwick and London City Airport all experienced a raft of hold-ups due to the weather. A spokesman for Heathrow said some early-morning flights had been been pushed back and knock-on delays could take place throughout the day, adding that there have yet to be any cancellations. British Airways said on its official Twitter feed that it was aware of fog affecting flights at all three London airports and advised passengers to check their flight status online. A statement on its website added: Fog across parts of southern England is affecting some flights to and from London's airports today. For safety reasons, Air Traffic Control has to allow greater space between landing aircraft in fog or during periods of l...