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27
Jul

UK: churches: increased security

British churches have been urged to review their security following recent terrorist attacks in France, as the Home Office announces £2.4m of funding to bolster security in places of worship. Specific advice has been issued by the police to the estimated 47,000 churches in the country on security measures, following the killing of a priest […]

27
Jul

California: L.A. county fires: state of emergency

Sand Fire: California declares state of emergency in Los Angeles County California Gov. Jerry Brown is at the Democratic National Convention, so acting Gov. Tom Torlakson was the one who issued an emergency declaration for Los Angeles County due to the Sand Fire. He also issued an emergency proclamation for Monterey County due to the […]

27
Jul

KLM: Ground Crew to strike on July 28

KLM ground crew plan to go on strike on Thursday in the latest stage of a long-running dispute over pay and working conditions. A spokesman for the airline said it is unclear whether flights will be affected. ‘We will do all we can to minimise disruption to passengers,’ the spokesman said. On Tuesday KLM rejected […]

27
Jul

Switzerland: Geneva airport: tightened security–allow extra time

GENEVA (REUTERS)– Police tightened security at Geneva’s Cointrin airport on Wednesday (July 27) after a French tip-off about a possible bomb threat.   Preventive security measures were being taken around the airport, Geneva police said on their Facebook page, and would continue for an indefinite period.   Officers armed with machine guns were on duty […]

26
Jul

Northern France: priest killed attack in church near Rouen

A priest has been killed in an attack by two armed men at his church in a suburb of Rouen in northern France. The attackers entered the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during Mass, taking the priest, Fr Jacques Hamel, 84, and four other people hostage. Police later surrounded the church and French TV said shots were […]