World Briefs: Identifying France crash victims 'may take weeks'

Identifying France crash victims 'may take weeks'

PUISSEGUIN (France) • French investigators at the scene of a crash involving a truck and a coach carrying elderly day trippers that killed at least 43 people said on Saturday that identifying the victims could take weeks.

The coach collided head-on with the truck in Bordeaux before dawn on Friday.


Support for Merkel's party 'at 3-year low'

BERLIN • Support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has dropped to its lowest level in more than three years, a poll showed yesterday, as her allies in the state of Bavaria stepped up criticism of her handling of the refugee crisis.


Only one referendum on Brexit, warns official

LONDON • Britain will not hold a second "In-Out" vote on its European Union membership if people opt to leave the bloc at a referendum due by the end of 2017, a senior aide to Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday.

EU membership is a controversial issue in Britain, with Eurosceptics arguing that Britain would prosper more outside the bloc.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2015, with the headline 'World Briefs: Identifying France crash victims 'may take weeks''. Print Edition | Subscribe