August 20, 2018
Latest News

UK police investigating package containing white powder found in Parliament

 The Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, 29 January 2018. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

The Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, 29 January 2018. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

London, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- Police in the United Kingdom said Tuesday they were investigating a package containing a white powder that had been delivered to the Palace of Westminster, which houses the country’s upper and lower parliamentary chambers.

The package was delivered to an office within Parliament at 11.36 am on Tuesday, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

"Police were informed of a suspicious package delivered to an office within the Palace of Westminster," the Met said.

"The letter contained a white powder which is currently being assessed by specialists," the force added in a statement.

Members of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command were investigating the incident.

News history
Mehreen Faruqi becomes first Muslim senator in Australia

Sydney, Australia, Aug 20 (efe-epa).- Mehreen Faruqi, of the Australian Green Party, on Monday became the first Muslim woman to occupy a seat in the...

North, South Korea begin reunions of families separated by war

Seoul, Aug 20 (efe-epa).- North and South Korea are set to reunite members of families separated during the Korean War on Monday in the first meeting of its...

Australia postpones emissions reduction law due to leadership crisis

Sydney, Australia, Aug 20 (efe-epa).- The Australian Prime Minister announced on Monday that he is postponing his planned emissions reduction legislation as...

USA ready to facilitate, participate in dialogue between Kabul and Taliban

Washington DC, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- The United States declared it is ready to support, facilitate and participate in direct negotiations between the Afghan...

At least 2 dead after 6.9-magnitude earthquake shakes Indonesia again

Jakarta, Aug 20 (efe-epa).- At least two people have died in Indonesia after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook the battered island of Lombok on Sunday night,...

Costa Rican President denounces hatred amid wave of Nicaraguan immigrants

San Jose, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- The president of Costa Rica on Sunday called on the Costa Rican population to be sensible and prudent against the messages of...

Ecuador eliminates passport requirements for Venezuelan kids, teens

Quito, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- Ecuador has provisionally eliminated the passport requirement for Venezuelan children and teenagers who arrive in this country...

Attack on Venezuelan migrants heats up border with Brazil

Sao Paulo, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- The attacks by Brazilians on camps of Venezuelan migrants in the border city of Pararaima have spurred 1,200 Venezuelans to...

Trump once again compares Russia probe to McCarthyism

Washington, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump on Sunday once again, as he has regularly done, compared the Russia probe investigation to...

31 Yemeni child prisoners reunite with families after being held by Houthis

Sana'a, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- A group of 31 Yemeni children on Sunday were reunited with their families in the Houthi rebel-controlled capital Sana'a, after...

11 Yemeni troops killed in friendly-fire airstrike by Saudi coalition

Sanaa, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- At least 11 Yemeni government troops were killed on Sunday and another 16 wounded in an alleged friendly-fire airstrike by the...

Afghan president announces conditional 3-month ceasefire with Taliban

Kabul, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- The president of Afghanistan on Sunday announced a conditional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban.

Italian government mobilizes 28 million euros after Genoa bridge collapse

Rome, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- The Italian prime minister said Sunday a further 28.47 million euros ($32.5 million) was being made available for the construction...

Members of war-separated families gather in South Korea to travel to North

Gangwon-do, South Korea, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- The past with all its memories, the lingering pain of separation and a hope of reunion filled the air at the...

Pope urges help, prayers for southern India's flood-affected citizens

Vatican City, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- Pope Francis on Sunday called for solidarity and help from the international community for people affected by flooding in...

Israel closes border crossing with Gaza in response to violence

Jerusalem, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- The Israeli authorities on Sunday closed the Erez crossing, the only one for the transit of people between Israel and Gaza...

Motorcyclists bring relief to flood-hit areas of Philippines

Marikina, Philippines, Aug 19 (EFE).- A convoy of Filipino motorcycle riders reached the flood-hit city of Marikina, east of Manila, on Sunday to deliver...

Death toll in flood-hit Kerala climbs to 190

New Delhi, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- The death toll in floods and heavy rains that have been lashing the southern Indian state of Kerala over the last 11 days has...

Kim Jong-un again criticizes international sanctions on North Korea

Seoul, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- For a second time in less than a week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un criticized international sanctions on his country, state...

6.3-Magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesian island of Lombok

Jakarta, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the northern part of the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday without any reports of damage...

US, Cuba condole former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's death

Washington DC/Havana, Aug 18 (efe-epa).- The United States secretary of state on Saturday called former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who passed away...

Nicaraguan protesters take to the streets after months-long struggle

Managua, Aug 18 (efe-epa).- Protest marches were held in the streets of Managua on Saturday, four months after the protests against the ruling Sandinista...

Protesters burn tents, personal belongings of Venezuelan immigrants in Brazil

Sao Paulo, Aug 18 (efe-epa).- Dozens of Brazilians demonstrated Saturday in the town of Pacaraima, on the border with Venezuela, against the presence of...

Still no official explanation for plane crash in Cuba after 3 months

By Yeny Garcia

I agree Welcome to news4europe.eu. We use cookies to improve your online experience. Find out more.