December 18, 2019

All McDonald’s in Peru closed for 2 days after the deaths of 2 teen workers

ermingut/iStock(LIMA, Peru) -- All McDonald's restaurants in Peru temporarily shuttered this week as part of "two days of mourning" following the deaths of two young employees at a Lima restaurant. McDonald's Peru, which is operated by Arcos Dorados, announced the deaths of the two workers, Carlos Gabriel Edgardo Campos Zapata and Alexandra Antonella Porras Inga, in a statement Monday. "We want to announce that we have declared two days of mourning since this morning, so all of our res..
December 18, 2019

Bodies of two missing volcano victims believed to have been washed out to sea

dan_prat/iStock(LONDON) -- New Zealand authorities believe the bodies of two tourists still missing in the wake of a deadly volcanic eruption have been washed out to sea. Hayden Bryan Marshall-Inman, 40, from New Zealand, and Winona Langford, 17, from Australia, were among 47 people visiting White Island when the volcano violently erupted -- seemingly without warning -- on the afternoon of Dec. 9. Most people were evacuated from the volcanic island by helicopter that day and taken to hospitals,..
December 18, 2019

Strikes in France shut down much of the country before the holidays

Joakim Leroy/iStock(PARIS) -- Transit workers have been striking for 13 straight days in France over the government’s plan to reform the country's pension system. The protests started on Dec. 5. The government wants to meld the 42 existing pension schemes into a "universal" system where all French citizens enjoy the same rights under the same conditions, a campaign promise of French President Emmanuel Macron. But opponents argue the potential change in the law is an injustice for those wor..
December 18, 2019

Archaeologists discover two Greek tombs hidden for thousands of years

KeithBinns/iStock(LONDON) -- A team of U.S. archaeologists from the University of Cincinnati (UC) have discovered two royal tombs from the Bronze Age in a find that promises to shed light what life was like in ancient Greece. The two tombs were discovered in Pylos, Greece last year, but the discovery was only announced on Tuesday after more than 18 months of excavation and documentation. The tombs contained items of jewelry, including a gold ring engraved with two bulls flanked by sheaves of g..