British banker tortured, killed victim, Hong Kong court told
HONG KONG (AP) ? A British banker accused of killing two Indonesian women in his Hong Kong apartment had tortured one of the victims for three days while using cocaine, a prosecutor said at the opening of his murder trial Monday.
EU executive: Patience trumps deadlines in EU-Canada talks
BRUSSELS (AP) ? The European Union's executive called for patience in an attempt to save a free trade deal with Canada and dismissed a Monday night deadline for a small Belgian region to provide its vital signature to the deal.
UK to announce airport decision to parliament on Tuesday - May's spokeswoman
LONDON (Reuters) - British transport minister Chris Grayling will make a statement to parliament about airport expansion in south east England around 1130 GMT on Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman said on Monday. May is due to chair a meeting of a small team of ministers on Tuesday to make the long-awaited decision over whether to give the go ahead for expansion to the west of London at Heathrow, Britain and Europe's busiest airport, or to the south at Gatwick. (Reporting by William James, writing by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Kate Holton)
Anti-Vietnam War activist Tom Hayden dies at 76
Peace activist Tom Hayden, whose radical views were at the forefront of the anti-Vietnam War movement in the 1960s, has died. Hayden's wife, Canadian actress and author Barbara Williams, told CNN that he died late Sunday at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, from complications related to a 2015 stroke. Hayden was a member of the "Chicago 7" convicted on federal charges of conspiracy and incitement to riot over anti-Vietnam War protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits new high: UN
The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere averaged a record 400 parts per million in 2015, an ominous milestone for the planet's health, the UN said Monday. The greenhouse gas has previously passed the 400 ppm threshold on certain months in specific locations but never on an annual global basis, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization said. The concentration of CO2 spiked in part because of a strong El Nino, the whether phenomenon that occurs every four to five years with a broadly warming effect.
Obama campaigns in Nevada, visits California
SAN DIEGO (AP) ? President Barack Obama is stepping up the pace of his campaign to boost Hillary Clinton as his successor while pushing as well for Democrats to retake the Senate, visiting tightly contested Nevada before headlining party fundraisers Monday in California.
Obama presses campaign to elevate Clinton to White HouseSAN DIEGO (AP) ? President Barack Obama is stepping up the pace of his campaign to boost Hillary Clinton for president while pushing the efforts to restore Democratic control of the Senate.
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Malta says plane crashed en route to Libya surveillance trip
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) ? A small plane heading toward Libya's coast to monitor migrant trafficking routes for the French government crashed soon after takeoff from Malta's airport Monday, killing all five French crew members, authorities said.