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British police said two people were arrested on Saturday morning on suspicion of "criminal use of drones" in the case of Gatwick airport, which has caused nightmares on holiday trips for tens of thousands of passengers.

Sussex police did not disclose the age or sex of the two suspects arrested Friday night and did not report where the arrests were made. The two were not charged.

Police Superintendent James Collis asked the public in the Gatwick area to remain vigilant.

"Our investigations are still ongoing and our airport activities continue to create resilience to detect and mitigate further drone incursions by deploying a range of tactics," he said.

New drone sightings on Friday caused new problems for travelers on vacation at the airport, which reopened in the morning after a 36-hour stop just to make haste for over an hour late in the afternoon on one of the busiest days of the year . .

The reopening, reopening and reopening of Britain's second busiest airport due to repeated unmanned drone sightings has raised a number of questions for British officials, including questions about how safe it is to fly with drones and why it took them so long to arrest.

The suspension of Friday night flight at Gatwick caused even more delays and cancellations, just as the holiday travel season peaked. The persistent drone crisis in Gatwick, located 30 miles (45 kilometers) south of London, had a ripple effect on the entire international air travel system.

The latest drone sighting came after British police and transport officials said extra measures were taken to prevent drones from infiltrating the airport, which serves 43 million passengers a year.

Military forces with special equipment were brought in and the police units are working 24 hours a day. Police say a sophisticated drone operation is targeting the airport, causing the most disturbances during the holiday season.

The reason for the drone invasion was unclear, but British police said there were no indications that it was "terrorism-related."

Gatwick reopened around 6am Friday morning after being closed Wednesday night and all day on Thursday after authorities said drones had repeatedly violated the airport's perimeter, threatening the safety of passengers. airplanes entering and leaving.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said on Friday morning that there were about 40 "a small number of drones" appearances while the airport was closed. He told the BBC that the disruption of the drones at Gatwick was "unprecedented anywhere in the world."

Greyling said that additional "military capabilities" and a number of security measures were put in place overnight, but would not be elaborated. He said the airport was considered safe for flights on Friday, even if the drone operator or operators have not been arrested.

Thursday's closure knocked down the travel plans of tens of thousands of passengers as some 110,000 people had been scheduled to pass through Gatwick on that day.

After the flight operations resumed on Friday, the airport struggled to solve a huge amount of passengers and cancel late or diverted flights. The number of passengers expected on Friday was even higher than the previous day, and about 145 of the 837 flights scheduled for Friday at Gatwick were canceled to deal with the crash.

So Gatwick's takeoffs and landings had to be lifted again as a "precaution," after reports that a drone was seen around 5:10 pm, the airport said.

Aircraft circled around London or stood at the gates of Gatwick, waiting to find out what would happen on Friday night, before getting a new "clean" about 70 minutes later.

"The military measures we have in place at the airport have provided us with the tranquility necessary to reopen our airfield," the airport tweeted moments after the flights were resumed.

Hundreds of travelers who stayed overnight in Gatwick at the close of Thursday described freezing conditions while sleeping on benches or on the airport floor. Many complained that they were not being told about the rerouting flights.

British officials, meanwhile, were debating whether to strike a drone was a "tactical option" available because of concerns that such an action could inadvertently hurt people on the spot.

"Taking the drone out of the sky is probably one of the less effective options," said assistant police chief Steve Barry of the Sussex Police.

He said police believe there was more than one drone operating around Gatwick in the last two days and that it was possible the drones were being operated from a distance.


December 21, 2018 / 5:53 pm | Story:

The fiancé of a Colorado woman who has been missing since Thanksgiving was arrested on Friday for allegedly killing her son's mother, and police said she probably died at her home in a mountainous town.

But authorities declined to say whether they found the body of Kelsey Berreth, 29, which led to the arrest of Patrick Michael Frazee and what could be the reason for the disappearance and murder of Berreth.

Frazee, 32, was arrested at his home in the Alpine town of Florissant on suspicion of murder and murder, said Miles de Young, chief of police at Woodland Park, where Berreth lived.

"As you can tell from prison, unfortunately, we do not believe Kelsey is still alive," De Young said.

Authorities also refused to draft the murder claim, as they believe Berreth was killed or other aspects of the investigation, which covers several states and involves the FBI.

Frazee was appointed public defender, Adam Steigerwald, in a hearing on Friday, but the lawyer did not immediately return a message asking for comment. Jeremy Loew, a private lawyer who represented him, said earlier that Frazee cooperated with investigators and provided DNA samples.

Police said Frazee was the last person to see Berreth alive. The couple shared a daughter, but did not live together. Her mother said that financial difficulties delayed them living together, but that her daughter was excited to get married.

The disappearance of the young pilot mystified the family and friends and led to a social media press for information about his whereabouts.

Berreth was last seen at a grocery store near his home. The surveillance video showed her coming into Thanksgiving with what appears to be the couple's daughter in a stroller. Frazee told the police that they met that afternoon so he could get the child.

De Young said the girl is in custody and will be delivered to Berreth's family.

Authorities searched Frazee's cattle ranch and Berreth's townhouse, but declined to say what they found. De Young said evidence suggests that "the crime" occurred at Berreth's home and that his cell phone was found in Idaho. Investigators were working to retrieve the phone, which is an important clue.

Police said Berreth's only signs after Thanksgiving were some text messages and location data suggested that the phone November 25 was near Gooding, Idaho, 1290 kilometers from his home.

His mother, Cheryl, lives in Laclede, Idaho, 930 miles north of Gooding, but police have not explained if it has any meaning where the cell phone was discovered.

Police began searching for Kelsey Berreth on December 2 at the request of her mother.

Researchers who went to Berreth's house found cinnamon rolls in the kitchen and the two cars outside. De Young said that the company where Berreth worked as a flight instructor, Doss Aviation, had counted all his planes and that the police had no reason to believe she was using someone else's plane.

Cheryl Berreth told NBC News that her daughter's relationship with Frazee was good and loving.

She said the couple faced some financial difficulties. Frazee runs a cattle ranch and prices for the industry have been low, delaying their plans to find a home together, said Cheryl Berreth.

"They had plans that did not work out the way they would, but they dealt with it and made things work independently," she said.

The mother told CBS that her daughter was anxious to get married, but said the couple did not set a date for the marriage.

Kelsey Berreth was "a little reserved and sometimes soft-spoken" but often talked about Frazee, whom she was dating when she was a Springs Aviation flight instructor in 2016, company owner Bobby Hosmer said.

The formal charges are pending and could take up to 10 days to file, prosecutor Dan May said. Search and seizure statements will remain sealed during the investigation, he said.

Frazee was being held without bail. A judge set the next hearing for December 31.

Wisconsin Department of Police

The police video traced the exact moment of a gas explosion in the town of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

The video, recorded on Thursday, shows area workers fleeing to save their lives shortly after the blast sending fragments flying by blocks.

A firefighter was killed during the incident and several buildings were destroyed.

Officials indicate that the blast occurred due to an accident during the construction of an underground project. No prosecution is expected.


December 21, 2018 / 09:39 | Story:

The death toll from a methane blast at a black coal mine in the northeast of the Czech Republic rose to 13, a mining company said on Friday.

Ivo Celechovsky, a spokesman for OKD's mining company, said that 12 of the dead were Polish, while one was Czech, correcting information previously given that said there were 11 Poles and two Czechs.

Ten other miners were injured in the Thursday afternoon blast at the CSM mine, near the town of Karvina.

Polish President Andrzej Duda declared Sunday a national day of mourning for the victims of the tragedy. The flags in Poland will be reduced to half of the staff in public buildings and major sporting and entertainment events will be canceled.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and his Czech colleague Andrej Babis offered their condolences to the families of the victims. The two leaders visited the mine on Friday.

"As far as we know, there is an underground fire, very high temperature, very high risk of subsequent explosions," Morawiecki said.

The Polish leader visited two injured miners at the University Hospital in the nearby town of Ostrava. One of them was in critical condition with burns over 50 percent of her body, a spokeswoman for the Nada Chattova hospital said.

Another miner was released after being treated in Karvina.

"I want to express words of deep sympathy to all the victims close to the mining disaster in Karvina," Morawiecki said. "This is a huge tragedy for all Poles and Czechs. On this difficult day, we strongly show our solidarity and sense of national community."

The explosion occurred about 800 meters deep.

OKD chief executive Boleslav Kowalczyk said efforts to recover the bodies continue on Friday despite the mine fire.

December 21, 2018 / 09h35 | Story:

The world's only albino orangutan has climbed trees, hunted for food and began building a nest after it was released in a remote jungle in Borneo, more than a year after conservation officials found it hungry and dehydrated in an Indonesian village.

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation says that the great monkey, named Alba, after thousands of people around the world responded to an appeal for a name, has tripled in weight since being rescued in April last year. Its name means "white" in Latin and "dawn" in Spanish.

Alba and another rehabilitated orangutan, Kika, were released on Wednesday inside Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park after a more than 24-hour trip from their rehabilitation center for vehicles, boats and trails.

The foundation originally planned to create a 5-hectare "forest island" for Alba instead of a release for a truly natural habitat due to health problems related to its albinism, including poor eyesight and hearing and the possibility of skin cancer.

But the government's Natural Resources Conservation Agency and other agencies decided that it was appropriate to free Alba in nature because of his strong physical condition and intrinsically wild behavior.

It will be tracked electronically and monitored regularly by a medical team.

"Alba has no inferiority complex as we have imagined before. She is very confident compared to other orangutans," said veterinarian Agus Fathoni.

"I think the real threat comes from humans. What worries us is poaching where this very special condition makes it a target," he told The Associated Press.

The patrols of Alba's new residence by the national park and conservation agency staff will aim to deter illegal hunters, though they admit that the number of staff is limited.

"We do not have enough to cover the whole area of ​​the national park, but we are confident in covering all the patrol lines we set up," said Wirasadi Nursubhi national park official.

Orangutans, reddish brown primates known for their gentle temperament and intelligence, are critically endangered and found only in the wild on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and in Borneo, which is divided between Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.

The International Union for Nature Conservation, which has stated that Borneo's orangutans are seriously threatened in 2016, says their numbers have dropped almost two-thirds since the early 1970s when plantation agriculture destroyed and fragmented their forest habitat.

The Sumatran Orangutan is a separate species and is in critical danger since 2008.

Alba, who was about five years old, received final medical examinations and was anesthetized for the trip to Bukit Baka Bukit Raya.

Workers shouted "Alba is going home" when her cage was raised in a truck at the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Center in Central Kalimantan province in Borneo.

"It's true that this is a great bet, but we hope that with our collaboration we can win the big bet we made today," said Jamartin Sihite, executive director of the orangutan's foundation, after releasing Alba from his cage.

December 21, 2018 / 7:43 am | Story:

Norwegian police said on Friday that a video that allegedly shows the murder of a Scandinavian university student in a remote part of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco is probably authentic.

Norway's National Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) has investigated the images circulating on social networks.

"There is no concrete evidence indicating that the video is not real," he said.

Four men were arrested in Morocco for the murders of two female tourists from Denmark and Norway who were walking in the Atlas mountains. Authorities in Morocco consider the murders a terrorist act. The bodies of the women were discovered Monday with stab wounds in the neck.

Commenting on another video in which the four suspects appear to pledge allegiance to the Islamist group, NCIS said "neither Norway nor Denmark was mentioned in the video, nor was there anything specific about what action they should take."

The victims were identified as Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and Maren Ueland, 28, of Norway. They lived in southern Norway, where they attended university.

Moroccan officials said a plane carrying its coffins took off on Friday from Casablanca to Denmark.

The Norwegian news agency NTB said Ueland's autopsy would be held in Norway.

NCIS said it was trying to map out women's activities before setting off for the village of Imlil, a frequent starting point for hikes on Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. The women were found 10 kilometers from the village.

Morocco is generally considered safe for tourists, but has been expelling Islamic extremists for years.

December 21, 2018 / 6:33 am | Story:

Pope Francis demanded on Friday that priests who raped and harassed children surrendered and promised that the Catholic Church would "never again" cover up clergy sexual abuse.

Francis dedicated his annual Christmas address to Vatican bureaucrats to abuse, pointing out that a year of devastating revelations of sexual misconduct and cover-up around the world rocked his papacy and caused a crisis of confidence in the Catholic hierarchy.

Francis acknowledged that the church in the past failed to address the problem seriously, blaming leaders who, out of inexperience or lack of vision, acted "irresponsibly" in refusing to believe the victims. But he promised that in the future the church would "never again" cover up or rule out cases.

"Make it clear that, faced with these abominations, the church will spare no effort to do whatever it takes to bring to justice those who have committed such crimes," he said.

Francisco exhorted the victims to introduce themselves, thanked the press for giving them a voice and issued a stern warning to the aggressors: "Turn and surrender to human justice and prepare for divine justice."

Francis' remarks ended a terrible year for the Catholic Church, which began with its own handling of a scandalous sexual abuse scandal in Chile and ended with the fall of American government credibility as prosecutors began to uncover decades of cover-up. .

Francis summoned church leaders from around the world to an abuse prevention summit in February in an indication that he realized that the problem was far bigger and more global than he had understood at the beginning of his pontificate five years ago.

Francis's demand that the aggressors surrender to "human justice" was significant, and echoed his earlier demands that mafia bosses and corrupt politicians be converted.

December 21, 2018 / 5:46 am | Story:

Austrian police say two people were found with gunshot wounds in central Vienna.

A police tweet in the Austrian capital on Friday said an investigation is underway, but more details of the incident are not available at this time.

December 21, 2018 / 5:38 am | Story:

Flights resumed at London's Gatwick Airport on Friday after the drones triggered about 36 hours of chaos, including shutting down the airport, leaving tens of thousands of passengers withheld or delayed during the busy season of parties.

The airport said in a statement that the Gatwick runway is "now available and the aircraft are arriving and departing."

"We are, however, expecting delays and cancellations for flights," he said. "If you are traveling from Gatwick today, we recommend that you check the status of your flight with your airline before departing for the airport."

Airlines also advised customers to check the status of their flights before departing Gatwick as numerous cancellations and delays are expected. By the end of the morning, about 145 of Gatwick's 837 scheduled flights to Gatwick had been canceled.

The prospect of a deadly collision between what police described as industrial planes and a passenger plane prompted authorities to disrupt all flights in and out of Gatwick, Britain's second busiest airport in passenger numbers, on Thursday -market. The drones were first seen on Wednesday night.

Gatwick's statement suggests authorities are worried the drones might be seen again, which would likely lead to a new runway closure. There were repeated sightings on Thursday and authorities decided that any flight operation would be unsafe.

Transportation Secretary Chris Grayling said there were about 40 appearances of "a small number of drones" while the airport was closed. He told the BBC that the disruption of the drones at Gatwick was "unprecedented anywhere in the world."

The last confirmed drone sighting was at 10 p.m. Thursday.

December 21, 2018 / 5:15 am | Story:

Children stripped of their parents, refugees refused, tear gas fired at asylum seekers, and a president who said he was fulfilling promises to protect the country's borders. In an outbreak of 2018, they were just a handful of headlines about immigration, one of the most dominant issues of the year.

Combined with a relentless stream of administrative memos and regulatory and regulatory changes, it represented a government bombardment of virtually every type of immigration – a bold accompaniment to President Donald Trump's first salvo in office.

For those who advocate Trump and believe that suppressing immigration translates into better lives for Americans, it was a year of fulfilling campaign promises. For those who watched with horror, this went back to other points in the history of the country, when the fear of newcomers led the US to refuse entry into various groups and when open discrimination of certain ethnic groups prevailed.

"This is the kind of existential moment of our generation," said Frank Sharry, head of the pro-immigration group America's Voice. "Will we continue to be a nation that practices pluribus unum? And welcomes people from all over the world to make this country better? Or will we close the door?"

Throughout 2018, the response was largely the last.

Even though the raids and deportations persist in attacking those who enter illegally in the US, the Trump administration has pushed further to redefine what legal immigration is as well. It has slowed or halted many who sought to come to the country for a job offer or through their relationship with a citizen, and reduced the chances of finding a home here as a refugee or asylum seeker. Shocking visions of children in detention centers and other enforcement actions have deterred some from seeking to come here.

"There has been this constant chip, clearing up the legal immigration system using all the tools of the executive branch," said Doug Rand, who worked in the Obama administration before helping to found Boundless Immigration, which helps people navigate the immigration system .

The year drew to an end with the administration saying that those seeking asylum would be forced to wait in Mexico, a major shift that immediately spurred questions of legality from opponents. Meanwhile, the prospect of a government shutdown was approaching as Trump and Democrats once again ended up with funding to build a wall along the Mexican border.

Even without this, however, the policies he has effectively adopted have created a virtual wall.

"This is much more effective than a border wall would be," said Sarah Pierce, policy analyst at the Institute for Migration Policy.

Even top-tier computer programmers, architects, engineers, and other professionals with US job vacancies saw their H1-B visa applications under much more scrutiny; a means of speeding up the processing of these visas was terminated under Trump, and bids for work permits were met by what employers and immigration lawyers say seem like endless requests for evidence to prove apparently simple facts.

Still, the chances of these professionals eventually gaining permission to enter the US are better than many others.

Trump's so-called "travel ban", the first edition of which was released in the first week of the president's term, was confirmed in June by the US Supreme Court, barring most of the resident visas of the Muslim majority in Libya, Iran, Somalia and Syria. Yemen, as well as North Korea and Venezuela. Although the policy allows for waivers, the initial data showed that few such applications were actually approved, effectively closing the door to most of these nations.

Even with wars, persecution and hunger continuing around the world, the US has limited its admissions to refugees by 45,000 in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the lowest ceiling since the State Department began tracking the number at This period of time: about 21,000 refugees. The number is likely to fall further, with the limit for the current fiscal year set at 30,000.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people fleeing violence in Central America have sought asylum in the United States this year. The Trump administration responded by saying that it is eligible, stating that neither those who escape gang violence or domestic abuse nor those crossing the border qualify illegally. Both changes have been blocked by federal courts.

Some who seek refuge in the United States are trapped in unsustainable positions.

At each turn, there were changes in the policy. A proposed rule would restrict visas or permanent legal residence for those who receive certain government benefits for low-income people, such as food stamps. Hundreds of immigrant enlisted in the Army were dismissed or their contracts canceled, although some were later reinstated. Even some US citizens have been targeted by a "denaturalization task force" seeking naturalized Americans with past violations.

More than any other change in politics, the Trump administration's move to separate migrant children from their parents has shocked people across the world. Although Trump eventually wiped out the widespread use of the practice, the scars remain on those affected.

Research indicates that the vast majority of Americans still see the country's opening up to immigrants as essential to the nation's identity. But the profound change in government policies on the issue threatens this idea of ​​the US as a welcoming land of opportunity for all.

December 21, 2018 / 5:14 am | Story:

Enfrentando o prazo de meia-noite para evitar uma paralisação parcial do governo, o presidente Donald Trump disse na sexta-feira que o fechamento se arrastaria "por muito tempo" e tentou argumentar que os democratas do Congresso assumiriam a responsabilidade se não houvesse acordo sobre sua demanda pelos EUA. Dinheiro de parede de fronteira do México.

Apenas uma semana atrás, Trump disse que ficaria "orgulhoso" de fechar o governo, que os republicanos controlam agora, em nome da segurança na fronteira. "Vou levar o manto. Eu vou ser o único a desligar", afirmou.

Mas com o tempo diminuindo antes do prazo da meia-noite, Trump procurou reformular o debate e fazer dos democratas os defensores de um impasse que ameaça centenas de milhares de trabalhadores federais na véspera dos feriados de fim de ano.

E ele exortou o líder republicano do Senado a encurralar votos democratas suficientes para enviar um plano aprovado pela Câmara para a Casa Branca, mesmo que a medida seja quase certa de ser rejeitada no Senado.

"O senador Mitch McConnell deve lutar pelo Muro e Segurança das Fronteiras tanto quanto lutou por qualquer coisa. Ele precisará dos votos dos democratas, mas como mostrado na Câmara, coisas boas acontecem. Se Dems suficientes não votarem, será um democrata." Desligar!" ele twittou.

Ao mesmo tempo, Trump disse esperar que os democratas "provavelmente votarão contra a Segurança da Fronteira e contra o Muro, mesmo sabendo que está desesperadamente NECESSÁRIO. Se os democratas votarem não, haverá uma paralisação que durará por muito tempo. não quero Fronteiras Abertas e Crime! "

O Senado foi chamado de volta à sessão para considerar um pacote aprovado pela Casa Republicana na quinta-feira que inclui os US $ 5,7 bilhões que Trump quer para a fronteira com o México.

Os senadores aprovaram seu próprio projeto de lei bipartidário no início da semana para manter o governo funcionando, com a segurança das fronteiras nos níveis atuais, US $ 1,3 bilhão, mas sem dinheiro para o muro. Ambas as leis estenderiam o financiamento do governo até 8 de fevereiro.

A Casa Branca disse que Trump não viajaria para a Flórida na sexta-feira como planejado para o feriado de Natal se o governo estivesse fechando.

Mais de 800.000 trabalhadores federais terão de enfrentar folgas ou serão obrigados a trabalhar sem remuneração se a resolução não for alcançada antes que o financiamento expire à meia-noite de sexta-feira.

21 de dezembro de 2018 / 5:04 am | História:

A China chamou os EUA de arrogantes e egoístas na sexta-feira, depois que dois cidadãos chineses foram acusados ​​de roubar segredos comerciais americanos e outras informações confidenciais em nome da principal agência de inteligência de Pequim.

A porta-voz do Ministério das Relações Exteriores, Hua Chunying, disse que "o governo chinês nunca participou ou apoiou ninguém em roubar segredos comerciais de forma alguma".

She accused the U.S. of undermining the development of other countries in order to defend its own hegemony.

"The U.S. is a world superpower, and it's quite arrogant and selfish," she said during a regular press briefing.

The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday the indictment of Chinese nationals Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong for allegedly carrying out an extensive cyberespionage campaign against government agencies and major corporations.

Besides the alleged U.S. infiltration, Zhu and Hua are also accused of breaching computers linked to companies in at least 11 other countries, including Japan, the United Kingdom and India.

More than 90 per cent of Justice Department economic espionage cases over the past seven years involve China, said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and more than two-thirds of trade secrets cases are connected to the country.

"China's state-sponsored actors are the most active perpetrators of economic espionage," FBI Director Chris Wray said in announcing the case. "While we welcome fair competition, we cannot and will not tolerate illegal hacking, stealing or cheating."

Hua, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said: "They believe that a lie repeated a thousand times will become the truth, but I want to tell them that a lie is still a lie even after it has been repeated ten thousand times."

In a written statement issued earlier Friday, she said the U.S. was "fabricating facts."

The whereabouts of Zhu and Zhang are unclear. China does not have an extradition treaty with the U.S.

"There is some co-operation under the framework of Interpol, but if the Chinese government doesn't agree with the U.S. charges, there is no way to extradite the accused," said Li Fangping, a Beijing-based criminal lawyer.

Li said that if Zhu and Zhang travel to other countries that have signed treaties with the U.S., they could be detained for possible extradition, as was the case with Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou's recent arrest in Canada.

The indictment says the pair worked for the Huaying Haitai Science and Technology Development Company in Tianjin and acted in association with the Chinese Ministry of State Security's bureau in the northeastern port city.

A public company registry says that Huaying Haitai's work includes the development of computer software, consulting and business related to a variety of technical equipment.

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