Calais region prefect says 'mission accomplished' on Jungle clearance
PARIS (Reuters) - Officials clearing the sprawling Calais "Jungle" migrant camp have achieved their aim and should be able to close the processing center that is dispersing people around France by the end of Wednesday, the region's top government official said. "Mission accomplished," Calais' regional prefect Fabienne Buccio told Reuters. Officials and workers backed by riot police began clearing the camp earlier this week and have bussed thousands of people away from the site. (Reporting by Matthias Blamont, Writing by Andrew Callus; Editing by Mathieu Rosemain)
Security concerns led Germany to block Chinese takeoverBERLIN (AP) ? The German government says it withdrew permission for a Chinese company to purchase semiconductor equipment company Aixtron due to security concerns.
Subaru recalls 4 models; turbo air pump can catch fireSubaru is recalling more than 100,000 of its top-selling models in the U.S. because a turbocharger air pump can run continuously, overheat and could cause fires. The recall covers certain 2007 to 2009 ...
Philippine, Japanese leaders sign military, economic deals
TOKYO (AP) ? The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed Wednesday to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability, and acknowledged the importance of their alliances with the U.S., although a joint statement focused largely on Japan's contribution to Philippine maritime security and other projects totaling a 21 billion yen ($210 million) loan.
Marine Corps jet crashes in California desert; pilot safeTWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) ? A Marine Corps jet fighter crashed and burned in the Southern California desert, but the pilot ejected safely, a spokesman said.
Boeing has a banner 3Q and sees more of the same aheadBoeing's third-quarter profit rose 34 percent on lower taxes, and the company raised its forecast for 2016 earnings, revenue and airplane deliveries. Boeing said it earned $2.28 billion, up from $1.70 ...
Man accused in hospital computer hack wages hunger strike
A man who acknowledges he attacked the computer network at world-renowned Boston Children's Hospital two years ago, costing it hundreds of thousands of dollars, is now waging a hunger strike in prison ...
Iraq says regains control over town stormed by Islamic StateIraq's army said it had regained full control of the western town of Rutba on Wednesday, three days after Islamic State attacked it. Islamic State raided Rutba on Sunday in an apparent effort to divert Iraqi government troops from an ongoing assault on its stronghold in Mosul. The militants at one point controlled half of the town on a key route to Syria and Jordan in Anbar province, a hotbed for the largely Sunni Muslim insurgency against Iraq's Shi'ite Muslim-led government.
French authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty
CALAIS, France (AP) ? French authorities declared the Calais migrant camp known as "the jungle," empty on Wednesday, after fires set by departing migrants accelerated plans to evacuate people from the burgeoning slum.
Spain says Russia cancels Syria-bound warships fuel stop
Madrid (AFP) - Russia has cancelled plans to stop at a Spanish port to refuel warships heading for the Syrian coast, Spain's foreign ministry said Wednesday, after Madrid came under pressure to refuse permission.