Rescue helicopter crashes in Portugal, four feared dead

LISBON (Reuters) – A medical helicopter crashed in a mountainous area near Porto, Portugal’s second biggest city, with all four onboard feared dead, local media and the country’s INEM emergency service reported on Saturday. State broadcaster RTP and daily Correio de Manha reported the helicopter had crashed, killing two pilots, a nurse and a doctor […]

India's top court dismisses demands for France jet deal probe

Relief for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Supreme Court says no evidence of ‘favouritism’ in deal. India’s top court has ruled that there was no wrongdoing in the government’s awarding of the contract in a multibillion-dollar warplane deal with France, handing a boost to Narendra Modi’s ruling party months before a general election. The […]

Ancient, never-looted tomb discovered in Egypt

Egypt announced the discovery of an “exceptionally well preserved” ancient tomb—and the best part may be, it’s never been looted. The 4,400-year-old grave in a pyramid complex outside Cairo belonged to a priest named Wahtye, Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry said Saturday. The site, among the ruins of Saqqara, showed no signs of robbers when archaeologists found […]

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

Demonstrators wearing yellow vests walk down the Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. A strong police presence has deployed in Paris before planned demonstrations by the "yellow vest" protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after previous violent protests and rioting. (Associated Press) PARIS — Paris police deployed in large numbers Saturday for […]