4,222 earthquakes hit Spanish island; officials warn of possible volcanic eruption
After 4,222 earthquakes were recorded in the southern area of the Spanish island of La Palma, officials warned of a possible volcanic eruption. “More intense earthquakes are expected in the coming days,” authorities said. The Teneguia volcano in La Palma Cumbre Vieja national park last erupted in 1971.
Prince Philip’s will to be sealed, remain private for 90 years: Court
The will of UK’s Prince Philip will be sealed and remain private for at least 90 years to protect the “dignity” of Queen Elizabeth II, London’s High Court ruled. It has been a convention for a century for the wills of senior royal family members to be sealed to prevent inspection, judge said. Prince Philip, Queen’s husband, died in April.
Somalia President suspends executive powers of PM amid political crisis
Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said he’d withdrawn the executive powers of PM Mohamed Hussein Roble amid the political crisis in the country. “PM has violated the transitional constitution, so his executive powers are withdrawn…especially his powers to remove, appoint officials,” he added. The suspension will last until the conclusion of elections later this year, he further said.
Video shows North Korea test firing missiles from new railway-mounted missile system
The missiles fired by North Korea were a test of a new “railway-borne missile system” designed as a potential counter-strike to any forces that threaten the country, state media reported. The missiles struck a target 800 km away, it added. South Korean and Japanese authorities said they had detected the launch of two ballistic missiles from North Korea.
Taliban will be responsible if Al-Qaeda threatens US: Antony Blinken
US State Secretary Antony Blinken said that if Al-Qaeda threatens the US from Afghanistan, Taliban will be responsible for it. Although Taliban has committed to not allow anyone to threaten any country from Afghanistan, the US won’t rely on it, Blinken said. It comes after a report said that Al-Qaeda could regain capability to threaten the US in 1-2 years.
It’s a stab in the back: France after Australia’s nuclear submarine deal with US
After Australia scrapped a submarine deal with France in favour of nuclear-powered submarines from the US, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, “It’s really a stab in the back.” “We had established a relationship of trust with Australia, this trust has been betrayed. I’m very angry today, and bitter…this is not something allies do to each other,” he added.