PROTESTERS AGAINST MASS TOURISM IN SPAIN
Activists in Spain have launched a spate of attacks in Barcelona and in Palma de Mallorca against what they consider to be uncontrolled mass tourism.nFrom street protests to vandalism, activists have launched a backlash against the Catalan city’s thriving tourism industry. A group of masked men slashed the tyres of a Barcelona tourist bus last week and daubed slogans, translating as 'Tourism Kills Neighbourhoods' onto the vehicle.
TAINTED EGGS SCANDAL SPREADS TO FRANCE AND UK
Britain and France said that some insecticide-tainted eggs may have entered the country, as millions of chickens faced being culled in the Netherlands in a growing European contamination scandal. Belgium meanwhile vowed full transparency about why it kept the scandal secret despite originally learning in June about the problem involving fipronil, a substance potentially dangerous to humans.
MANHUNT AFTER FRENCH SOLDIERS 'DELIBERATELY' HIT BY VEHICLE IN PARIS
Six french soldiers were hit and injured by a vehicle near their barracks in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, police authorities said Wednesday. "A search is underway for the vehicle," the Paris police department said. The vehicle appeared to clearly target the soldiers but the motive is unclear. Authorities confirmed they were checking video surveillance footage of the area to help identify the owner of the BMW in the attack and in the manhunt for the driver.
NORTH KOREA THREATENS GUAM AFTER TRUMP'S 'FIRE AND FURY' WARNING
President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday it would face "fire and fury" if it threatens the United States, prompting the nuclear-armed nation to say it was considering firing missiles at Guam, a US-held Pacific island. As tensions escalated, Pyongyang said it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike Guam. A North Korean military spokesman said the plan would be put into practice once leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision.
SAMSUNG SCION FACING 12 YEARS FOR CORRUPTION
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee fought back tears and denied wrongdoing on Monday as prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on charges that include bribing the former president to help cement control of the South Korean tech giant. Lee, the de facto leader of one of Asia's largest conglomerates, has been in detention since February on trial for charges ranging from embezzlement to perjury.