Bomb scare turns out to be sex toy
BERLIN • German police brought in a bomb squad and evacuated a gambling hall when they heard a strange noise coming from a garbage can which turned out to be the humming of a sex toy.
The authorities on Tuesday night cleared about 90 people from the business and nearby premises and closed off a street in the eastern town of Halberstadt, after a staff member heard suspicious vibrations echoing from a metal garbage bin in the men's toilet, police said.
Dutch cast votes on EU-Ukraine treaty
AMSTERDAM • Dutch voters cast ballots in a referendum yesterday on the European Union's treaty with Ukraine, providing a gauge of anti-EU sentiment weeks before Britain puts its membership of the bloc on the line.
Rival Tripoli govt cedes power
TRIPOLI • Libya's UN-backed unity government moved to cement control over the country's finances and institutions yesterday after the rival administration in Tripoli ceded power in a boost to efforts to end years of chaos. The concession late on Tuesday by the militia-backed administration that had controlled Tripoli since 2014 was a major about-turn for a body that had made every effort to block the arrival of Prime Minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj.
Peruvians protest against Fujimori
LIMA • Tens of thousands of Peruvians marched against presidential front runner Keiko Fujimori on Tuesday on the anniversary of her authoritarian father's infamous power grab.
Protesters said a vote for Ms Fujimori would be a vote for ex-president Alberto Fujimori, now serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption.