|London Mayor Khan demands more autonomy for London after Brexit vote|
London mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday called for the city to be given more autonomy to allow it to ride out the economic uncertainty unleashed by Britain's vote to leave the European Union. While Briton voted 52 to 48 percent to leave the bloc last week, London was the only region in England to back remaining. Since then, more than 175,000 people have signed an online petition calling for London to become an independent city state.
|Cameron faces EU leaders after shock Brexit vote|
Shell-shocked European leaders will on Tuesday put the screws on Prime Minister David Cameron to expedite Britain's EU exit after its decision to leave rocked global markets and shook the very foundations of the bloc. Piling on the pressure, Standard & Poor's stripped Britain late Monday of its top-notch debt rating following Thursday's Brexit referendum. Cameron, who had fought to remain in the European Union and has said he will step down, told parliament on Monday that he will not yet start the two-year countdown on leaving the EU by invoking the so-called Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
|Deadly railroad crossing was eyed for safety improvements|
TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) â€” A railroad crossing in southern Colorado where five family members, including three young girls, were killed when an Amtrak train slammed into their minivan had been targeted for safety improvements for years.
|South Korea antitrust regulator says investigating Apple on 'some matters'|
South Korea's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating "some matters" relating to tech giant Apple Inc , the head of the anticompetition body said during a parliamentary hearing, without disclosing further details. Speaking at the hearing on Tuesday, FTC Chairman Jeong Jae-chan declined to comment on the specifics of the regulator's investigation when asked to do so by a South Korean lawmaker. Apple didn't immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
|IS gone but some Fallujans shun return to 'cursed city'|
Amriyat al-Fallujah (Iraq) (AFP) - When her five-year-old son asked her to kill him because he was too hungry, Umm Issam knew she would never come back to Fallujah if she was able to leave. Iraqi forces on Sunday wrapped up operations in Fallujah and declared the area free of jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group after a month-long operation. After more than two years under the tyrannical rule of IS and months of a siege that starved the population, Umm Issam, 42, said she thought she could never be happy in Fallujah again.