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Shots fired at US embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties

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Several gunshots were fired from a vehicle at the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Monday, hitting a window in a security cabin but causing no casualties, police reported, The attack coincided with a deepening row between Ankara and Washington over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey.

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Chicago: 2 planes collide on ground at O’Hare

JKrAnDBRChicago: The Federal Aviation Administration said two United airplanes were damaged when one plane clipped the wing of another plane on the tarmac at O’Hare International Airport Wednesday afternoon,  Both planes sustained left wing damage, No injuries were reported and officials at O’Hare said the incident did affecting air travel other than the flights of the two planes involved, Passengers were boarded onto another plane within about an hour.

Saudi Arabia halts all medical treatment for citizens in Canada

saudiarabiacanadaflags_hdvSaudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada and was working on the transfer of all Saudi patients from hospitals there, in an escalating row after Ottawa urged it to free rights activists, Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador this week, pushing Canada to seek help from the United Arab Emirates and Britain to try to defuse the dispute, The war of words between the two countries stems back to a series of tweets from Canada’s Foreign Ministry last week, when Ottawa expressed concern over arrested civil society activists in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh called the move a violation of its sovereignty and sought to impose a string of diplomatic sanctions against the North American country.

Saudi Arabia freezes trade relations with Canada

gggg.jpgSaudi Arabia halted new trade and investment dealings with Canada and suspended diplomatic ties in a dramatic escalation of a dispute over the kingdom’s arrest of a women’s rights activist.

The kingdom recalled its ambassador to Ottawa and ordered the Canadian envoy to Riyadh to leave within 24 hours, according to a foreign ministry statement cited by the Saudi Press Agency. Canada is “seeking greater clarity” about the matter, a spokeswoman for Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said.

The Saudi foreign ministry cited remarks last week by Freeland and the Canadian embassy in Riyadh, criticizing Saudi Arabia’s arrests of women’s rights activists including Samar Badawi. She is a Canadian citizen whose brother Raif Badawi, a blogger who was critical of the Saudi government, was already in jail in the kingdom.

“The kingdom views the Canadian position as an affront to the kingdom that requires a sharp response to prevent any party from attempting to meddle with Saudi sovereignty,” according to the statement.

85 injured, 2 critically after Aeromexico plane crashes at airport

0_Aeromexico-plane-crash-Reports-of-accident-involving-aircraft-near-Durango-in-MexicoJose-AispuroEighty-five people have been injured after an Aeromexico flight crashed while en route to Mexico City, according to government officials.

Flight 2431 was taking off at the General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in the northwest Mexican state of Durango Tuesday afternoon when it crashed, according to Durango state Gov. José Rosas Aispuro Torres.

There have been no reported deaths following the crash, according to Aeromexico and the Durango governor.

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200 flights cancelled in 1st day of Ryanair strike in Spain

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Ryanair staff started their first day of strike on Wednesday, which will cause the cancellation of 400 flights to and from Spain for two days, affecting some 75,000 passengers.
nearly 200 flights will be cancelled today and 200 others on Thursday by the low-cost Irish aviation company Ryanair.
These employees are deprived of having Spanish social security services or facilitations that come with working under a Spanish contract. The employees are treated as Irish living in Spain although most of them are Spanish.