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Queen to outline U.K. government agenda in scaled-down speech

Queen Elizabeth will outline the U.K. government’s upcoming legislative program with far less pageantry than usual in a speech expected to be dominated by discussion of Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union. The program set out in the so-called Queen’s Speech at Wednesday’s state opening of Parliament will include …

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Tsunami hits Greenland; at least 4 feared dead

Four people are feared dead after tsunami waves struck the coast of Greenland on Saturday night. A 4.1-magnitude earthquake, which struck 28 kilometres north of the northwest village of Nuugaatsiaq, is believed to have partially triggered the tsunami, according to a report from Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa, the national broadcaster in …

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Portugal awaits foreign help to fight deadly wildfires

More than 1,500 firefighters in Portugal are still battling to control major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed 62 people. Reinforcements are due to arrive Monday, including more water-dropping planes from Spain, France and Italy as part of a European Union co-operation program. More …

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