Trump in Britain, blast near Cairo airport, and other news in pictures
Donald Trump begins four-day U.K. trip
Donald Trump began a protest-laden trip to Britain on Thursday by questioning whether Prime Minister Theresa May will deliver on U.K. voters’ intentions when they decided to quit the EU.
Ignoring all diplomatic niceties, the convention-shredding U.S. President set up the four-day visit with a rebuke of his beleaguered host as she battles to stop her government falling apart over Brexit.
Egyptian firefighters battled flames that erupted after an explosion at a chemicals factory outside Cairo’s main airport on Thursday, with a dozen people reported injured in a blast an army spokesman said was caused by high temperatures.
State news agency MENA quoted a security source as saying that 12 people were taken to a hospital after the blast, which occurred in a storage facility belonging to a local petrochemicals company outside the airport in the northern part of the capital.
The Minister of Civil Aviation, Younis al-Masri, said air traffic at the airport was unaffected by the explosion, which could be heard across the area.
“Due to high temperatures, an explosion happened at a petrochemicals storage belonging to the Heliopolis for Chemical Industries,” said Colonel Tamer al-Rifai, the military spokesman, in a social media posting.
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