Foreign Titbits: Stunned and heartbroken: Family of man who stole, crashed plane releases statement

Foreign Titbits:  Stunned and heartbroken: Family of man who stole, crashed plane releases statement

Family members of Richard Russell say they are “stunned and heartbroken” after the airline worker stole a passenger plane Friday from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and was killed when he crashed 25 miles away. “This is a complete shock to us,” the family said in a statement they released Saturday night. “We are devastated by […]

Foreign Titbits: Chemical giant Monsanto to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

Foreign Titbits:   Chemical giant Monsanto to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

Chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer. In a landmark case, a Californian jury found that Monsanto knew its Roundup and RangerPro weedkillers were dangerous and failed to warn consumers. It’s the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging […]

Foreign Titbits: Iván Duque: Colombia’s new president sworn into office

Foreign Titbits:  Iván Duque: Colombia’s new president sworn into office

Colombia’s newly-elected President Iván Duque took office on Tuesday, pledging to unite the country and improve economic growth. The conservative political newcomer was elected in June after a divisive election campaign where he saw off left-wing rival Gustavo Petro. In his inaugural address, the former lawyer pledged changes to tackle corruption and invigorate the economy. […]

Foreign Titbits: Venezuela President Maduro ‘survives’ drone attack

Foreign Titbits:  Venezuela President Maduro ‘survives’ drone attack

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones. Mr. Maduro was speaking at a military event in Caracas when the alleged attack occurred. Live footage of Mr. Maduro’s speech shows the president suddenly looking upwards – startled – and dozens of soldiers running away. Mr. Maduro has blamed Colombia […]

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