Small plane crash caught on camera in Connecticut
12 September 2017 | 5:41 am
Surveillance video captures the moment a small plane hits a tree and crashes to the ground in a Connecticut parking lot. Reports say no one was seriously injured in the accident.
EU interior ministers are expected to agree on a temporary protection mechanism for people fleeing Russia's war in Ukraine. The number of people fleeing into neighboring countries could run into the millions.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told the Polish minister of defense that the US does not support the transfer of MiG-29 fighter jets to the Ukrainian air force "at this time," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said, either by Poland transferring them to Ukraine with the US backfilling Poland's fleet or by Poland transferring the MiG-29s to the US to then give to Ukraine.
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German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said his announcement of scrapping obligatory isolation for people infected with COVID was a mistake and sent the wrong signal.
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