France arrests new suspect in foiled terror plot
PARIS French judicial authorities have arrested and charged a sixth suspect in a foiled militant plot to attack sites in the Paris region, a judicial source said on Saturday.
FREETOWN International airlines have cancelled flights to and from Sierra Leone after a U.N. aviation regulator discovered that the only functioning fire engine at its main airport had broken down, an airport official and airline staff said on Sunday.
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) downgraded Freetown airport after it made the discovery during a spot check, they said.
The top two international carriers to the West African country - British Airways and Kenya Airways - cancelled flights indefinitely from Saturday as a result, leaving more than 100 passengers stranded.
"We are working very hard to fix the faulty gearbox system of the fire engine and to add to the fleet," general manager of the Sierra Leone Airports Authority, John Sesay, told Reuters.
The ICAO could not immediately be reached for comment.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the West African country this week to oversee the closure of its peacekeeping mission there following an 11-year civil war that ended in 2002.
Its tourism industry is only slowly recovering, but thousands of foreign workers are employed in Sierra Leone in the gold and diamond mining sectors.
(Reporting by Umaru Fofana; Writing by Emma Farge; Editing by Mike Collett-White)
ROME Italian President Sergio Mattarella pledged on Saturday to act quickly to solve a government crisis prompted by Matteo Renzi's resignation as prime minister, with all major parties calling for elections as soon as possible.
SEOUL Protesters demanding that South Korean President Park Geun-hye step down marched on Saturday for a seventh straight weekend, a day after parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach her and put the fate of her presidency in the hands of a nine-judge court.