Central Londoners to be subjected to facial recognition test this week

Enlarge / A public notice of a previous Met Police facial recognition test. (credit: Metropolitan Police) London’s Metropolitan Police Service will be testing facial recognition technology in a handful of locations across the central core of the British capital on both Monday and Tuesday for eight hours each day. This trial marks the seventh such […]

Champs-Élysées in yellow: Protesters march through central Paris demanding Macron resign

Paris is bracing for yet another round of Yellow Vest protests, with demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital. More than 10,000 are expected to join the march, with the slogan ‘Macron Resign’. France is gripped by the fifth consecutive weekend of Yellow Vests rallies, named after the high-visibility clothing drivers are required to […]

Forget Brexit: Central Asia Moves Toward Its Own 'Schengen' Zone

When television producer Abduaziz Madyarov traveled between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan with a British TV crew in November, he and his colleagues had to spend hours waiting in queues at border posts. That tortuous experience epitomized the tense relationship the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have had with one another since […]

1 killed, 2 injured as knife-wielding attacker goes on rampage in central Melbourne (PHOTO, VIDEO)

One person has been killed and two others wounded as a knife-wielding man went on a rampage in a busy street in central Melbourne. The attacker was detained after police shot him in the chest. Victoria Police responded to a major incident on Friday afternoon on Bourke Street in Melbourne, Australia. The officers initially responded […]

Central American migrants walking across Mexico to reach the US have a message for Trump: ‘We are not killers’

AP Photo/Marco Ugarte Central Americans walking across Mexico in hopes of reaching the United States said they were mostly perplexed and turned off by President Donald Trump’s increasingly volatile language toward the group. The US president has spent the final days of the campaign hammering the issue as he tries to energize Republican voters. Trump’s […]

India’s central bank faces a major test of its independence

CENTRAL BANKERS are not normally fiery types. But on October 26th Viral Acharya, the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), brought a dispute between it and India’s government into the open with a flaming speech. Mr Acharya said that “governments that do not respect central-bank independence will sooner or later incur the […]

The Central American caravan has swelled to an estimated 7,000 migrants. Despite Trump’s threats, it’s heading north toward the US border.

Associated Press/Moises Castillo The migrant caravan that trekked through the Northern Triangle and reached Mexico this weekend has swelled to an estimated 7,000 people, and is largely heading to the United States. President Donald Trump has raged against the caravan, pinning blame in turn on Central American governments, US asylum laws, and congressional Democrats. Despite […]

2 seriously injured in shooting in central Paris – reports

Published time: 7 Oct, 2018 11:40 Edited time: 7 Oct, 2018 11:53 At least two people have been seriously injured in a shooting in the Champs-Elysees area, in heart of the French capital, Le Parisien reports. The incident took place on Sunday morning, the newspaper says, adding that police have already arrived at the scene. […]