MORE THAN 80 DOLPHINS DIE OFF FLORIDA COAST
A pod of 95 of the dolphins, which are black in color and look like killer whales without white markings, became stranded in the Gulf Coast off Everglades National Park, the park said on Twitter. Photos on social media showed dozens of these dolphins, some grouped in clusters of four or five, just a few feet from a sandy beach lined with trees.
UK PM THERESA MAY CONFIRMS UK TO LEAVE SINGLE MARKET
Prime Minister Theresa May has signaled in a speech Tuesday that Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain "half-in, half-out" following the June 2016 “Brexit” referendum. May delivered her speech to an audience of British civil servants and international diplomats at London's Lancaster House, a Georgian mansion that has hosted international summits over the decades.
FRANCE TO INSTALL CCTV IN ABATTOIRS AFTER ANIMAL SLAUGHTER SCANDALS
French lawmakers voted to introduce surveillance cameras in abattoirs throughout France after the release of a damning report exposing animal cruelty on the facilities. France’s parliament backed the draft bill to install CCTV in more than 250 abattoirs across the country "in areas where the animals are delivered, kept, immobilised, stunned, and slaughtered".
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT TO PICK NEW PRESIDENT IN HEATED VOTE
The European Parliament faces a stormy election for a new president on Tuesday after a long-standing coalition of pro-EU parties collapsed just as the crisis-hit bloc confronts a wave of eurosceptic populism. While there are at least seven contenders for the job, the main candidates are two Italians and a Belgian seeking to replace Martin Schulz. The German socialist is stepping down as head of the EU's only elected body to return to politics in his homeland.
BELGIUM CHARGES TWO NEW SUSPECTS OVER PARIS ATTACKS
Belgium has charged two suspects with providing false documents to a man linked to the November 2015 Paris attacks, who later blew himself up on a crowded Brussels metro, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The pair, a man and a woman, were "suspected to have provided Khalid Bakraoui with the false documents afterwards used in preparation of the Paris attacks," which were claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group and killed 130 people, prosecutors said.