A total of 14 flights were cancelled and several planes were diverted. Subsequent reports suggest pepper spray cartridges were found in the check-in area, with gas having flowed out of them. Flights were halted, and by 12.30 p.m. all the airport terminals had been evacuated. German emergency workers temporarily evacuated Hamburg airport Sunday and treated dozens of people after an irritant gas was released in a terminal.
According to the IMF general plan for Greece (as for August 2015), the IMF declined to join the European Central Bank and the European Union to fund the country's the third instalment. Both parties said they are 'close to common ground'. That, in turn, would enable Greece to meet a major debt repayment of 7.2 billion euros that is due this summer.
Syria's main opposition body said on February 1 it would be "unacceptable" for the United Nations to choose opposition delegates to the next round of peace talks. It will also include Kurdish, Turkmen and Christian representatives, he said, but did not elaborate. Muslit said the opposition delegation would bring together various groups, which, as well as the HNC would include rebel factions that took part in Astana negotiations.
The driver was released from hospital on Saturday while the other person "sustained certain injuries" and is still being diagnosed. The 21-year-old driver of the Fiat has been questioned and has admitted causing the accident, Hnatko said.
It is unclear whether the stop at Burnie would have to be scrapped to make it to Auckland by 18 February, as originally planned. The 2,240-passenger ship is waiting to be towed to Melbourne. She is on a 12-night cruise from Sydney to Auckland , but due to the ongoing mechanical problems, the ship is likely to skip several ports. But it seems passengers are frustrated - with a video appearing online of them chanting "we want answers".
The White House issued a statement saying Trump had "provided a letter" to Xi on Wednesday, thanking the Chinese leader for a congratulatory note he had sent on the USA president's inauguration. Every U.S. president since has upheld both practices. Taiwan's mainland affairs council, which handles affairs with mainland China, said that it hoped for continued USA support and "pragmatic communication" with Beijing.