Archive | March, 2016

Abdeslam cleared for France extradition


Belgian authorities say they will allow the extradition to France of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, arrested in Brussels on 18 March.

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Fatal flyover collapse in Indian city


A flyover under construction in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta) collapses, killing at least 14 people and injuring or trapping others.

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Libya unity leaders in Tripoli power bid


Leaders of Libya’s new UN-backed unity government arrive in Tripoli by boat in a bid to take control – after their attempts by plane were blocked.

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Trump reverses on abortion amid outcry


US Republican Donald Trump reverses his position after calling for “some form of punishment” for women who have illegal abortions.

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US to boost army presence in east Europe


The US is to step up its troop presence in eastern Europe in response to an “aggressive Russia”, the military announces.

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France drops nationality-stripping plan


President Francois Hollande drops plans to change the constitution and strip militants convicted of terror attacks of their French nationality.

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Landmark presidential shift in Myanmar


Myanmar’s new president Htin Kyaw, an aide to Aung San Suu Kyi, is sworn in as the country’s first elected civilian leader in more than 50 years.

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Trump aide charged with assault


Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is charged with assaulting a female journalist at a campaign event in Florida.

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Fake suicide belt used in Egypt hijack


An Egyptian hijacker who forced a domestic flight to land in Cyprus used a fake suicide belt, in an act “not terrorist-related”, officials say.

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‘Months’ until Brussels airport normal


It will take months to reopen Brussels airport fully, its CEO warns, as staff return to the site a week after it was hit by Islamist bombers.

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