Bloody Easter

April 21, 2019
COLOMBO — A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing nearly 160 people, including dozens of foreigners.

France fire Notre-Dame

1798 - Paris : A crane lifts one of 16 copper statues in front of the Cathedral steeple and spire, sitting 50 meters above the ground, off the Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral to be taken for restoration on April 11, 2019 in the French capital Paris.

Heritage icon

April 16, 2019
PARIS — A raging fire that tore through Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris was under control early Tuesday after the blaze brought its towering spire and roof crashing to the ground, wiping out centuries of priceless heritage central to French culture and history.

Trade war jitters

The development — linked to EU subsidies to planemaker Airbus that Trump says hurt US giant Boeing — stoked concerns about the White House’s hardline protectionist agenda that has taken aim at its biggest trading partners since the tycoon’s election.