Heathrow parcel bomb linked to 2014 letter bombs by police

Parcel bombs sent to UK addresses including Heathrow Airport could be linked to those sent in 2014 to army careers offices, detectives have said. “Small improvised explosive devices” were found at Waterloo station, London City Airport and Heathrow on 5 March. Another was recovered at the University of Glasgow the next day, while a fifth was found […]

Argentina strike shuts down key grain ports, grounds flights

Nicolás Misculin BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – A nationwide strike in Argentina protesting austerity measures under President Mauricio Macri brought the country’s airports to a standstill and halted work at key grains ports on Wednesday, the latest sign of tension in the recession-hit nation. The strike, called by the country’s main unions, comes as center-right leader […]

10 IS militants killed in airstrikes in central Iraq

Altogether 10 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Tuesday in airstrikes on IS vehicles in Iraq’s central province of Salahudin, the Iraqi military said. The Iraqi army’s helicopter gunships, in coordination with Salahudin’s Operations Command, conducted airstrikes against IS positions in Allas area, some 40 km east the provincial capital Tikrit, Yahya Rasoul, spokesman of […]

P&O seeks £33m in damages over Brexit ferry settlement

By Joe Miller P&O Ferries is seeking almost £33m in damages from the government over its handling of a challenge to ferry contracts under a no-deal Brexit. The British-based shipping company also wants courts to cancel the Department for Transport’s settlement with Eurotunnel, and impose civil penalties. In March, the DfT agreed to pay £33m to […]

P&O Ports to develop in Puntland

Anthony McAuley Dubai government-owned P&O Ports said yesterday that it has signed a deal to develop the port at Bosaso, which is located in the Gulf of Aden on Somalia’s northern border in the semi-auto­nomous state of Puntland. The deal follows months of shuttle diplomacy by Puntland president Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, who has been lobbying […]