Tuesday, July 29, 2014

International

French president says no survivors in Air Algerie crash

PARIS — French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday.
Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause of the crash, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather.

’That is very concerning’: Transcript shows legal talks during 2-hour US execution

FLORENCE, Ariz. — The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer in Arizona prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor’s office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.

Russian businesses worry Malaysian plane crash will lead to long-term isolation, sanctions

MOSCOW — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage.

More works found at German collector Gurlitt’s apartment, including possible Degas sculpture

BERLIN — More art works have been found at the Munich apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt, including a sculpture apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin, the task force investigating the pieces’ origin said Thursday.

Popular Klondike Gold Rush tourist train suspends operations after derailment injures 9 people

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.
The derailment occurred during the Wednesday afternoon run of the White Pass & Yukon Route tourist train, which goes from Skagway, Alaska, into Canada.

Arizona murderer gasps for more than 1 1/2 hours in death chamber before dying

PHOENIX — A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv after reassessing danger from Hamas rockets

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.
The decision was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday.

French official: Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people vanishes over northern Mali

ALGIERS, Algeria — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane’s owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

Bells, sirens sound as shipwrecked Concordia liner leaves Italian isle, towed on final voyage

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.

Plane crashes in emergency landing at Taiwan airport, 47 people trapped, feared dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

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