• Sky News

    Orange cloud appears above County Durham after 'industrial incident'

    An industrial incident has led to the release of gas in County Durham, police have said. Cleveland Police said emergency services had attended the site of a fertiliser company in Haverton Hill, near Billingham, after reports of the incident. The gas is believed to have come from Billingham Manufacturing Plant.

  • The Canadian Press

    European Union criticizes Russia for removing Estonian buoys, demand an explanation from Moscow

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Friday called the removal of Estonian buoys by Russian border guards on a river separating the Baltic country from Russia “unacceptable,” and demanded an explanation from Moscow and the immediate return of the orange floating devices. Early Thursday, Estonian border guards noticed that their Russian counterpart had removed 25 of the 50 buoys that Estonia had installed on the Narva River to prevent boats from accidentally crossi

  • Associated Press

    German Chancellor Scholz warns next European Commission president against courting far-right support

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz waded into the European election campaign on Friday by warning that the next president of the European Commission should not seek support from far-right parties hoping to make big gains in next month’s vote. Left-leaning parties across Europe have been heaping pressure on their mainstream conservative and liberal counterparts to rule out cooperation with far-right parties after the June 6-9 elections to the European Parliament. “When the next European Commission is formed, it must not rest on the support of a parliamentary majority that also needs the support of right-wing extremists,” Scholz said after talks with his Portuguese counterpart Luis Montenegro in Berlin.