Emma Forrest

Reporter

emma.forrest@metro.us

While you were sleeping: Greece defaults, Asteroid Day catastrophe warning, 50 shades Q&A disaster

Good morningWell perhaps not if you're in Greece, which defaults on a $1.6bn loan today, EL James who was burnt in a Twitter Q&A or Australian smoker convict...THEBIG FAT GREEK CRISISGreece loses its financial life-line from the European Central Banktoday, the day it has until 6pm Washington...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 1:21 PM

While you were sleeping: Greek banks shut, Kanye at Glastonbury, Peter Jackson's Hobbit House

Good morningGreek banking meltdown, Kanye West at Glastonbury, Peter Jackson's Hobbit House and more...GREEK BANKS SHUTWorld stock markets took a tumble this morning after the European Central Bank announced it would cut off emergency funding on Tuesday, the day Greece is due to pay back a €1.6bn...

Monday, June 29, 2015, 1:42 PM

While you were sleeping: Europe refugees find homes, Alaska plane crash, New Jersey house stalker

Good morningEuropean leaders had a refugee crisiswhite night, 9 tourists died in an Alaska crash, New Jersey family sues over house stalker, and more...EU AGREE REFUGEE QUOTAEuropean countries have agreed to relocate 40,000 refugees already in Greece and Italy, after pulling an all-nighter to work...

Friday, June 26, 2015, 12:08 PM

While you were sleeping: frozen meat jailbreak guard, teens should freeze sperm, dictionary gets FOMO

Good morningNew accomplice in NY jailbreak, why 18-year-olds should freeze their sperm, twerk thrusts into dictionary,and more.ANOTHER PRISON WORKER LINKED TO JAIL BREAKVeteran prison guard Gene Palmeris in the dock today on charges that he helped with the sensational escape of two murderers from...

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 12:44 PM

While you were sleeping: NSA French president snoop, Queen gets builders in, DIY Brit kicked out of Canada

Good morning!NSA spied on French presidents, girl suicide bombers, Queen's palace falling down and more...FRENCH PRESIDENTS CELLS TAPPEDPresidentFrancois Hollandeis in anemergency meeting with his country'sdefense council this morning afterWikileakspublished documents revealing thatU.S. spies...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 1:31 PM

While you were sleeping: skinny jeans danger, Titanic composer death, Indiana Jones hits top spot

Good morningToday we learned that the Titanic soundtrack composer had died in a plane crash, that skinny jeans are bad for you and that people thing Indiana Jones is cooler than Bond, and more...TITANIC STAR DEATHTributes were pouring in this morning for Oscar-winning movie soundtrack composer...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 4:31 AM

While you were sleeping: it's a boy for Kimye, Apple Music makes Swift changes, dog meat festival

Good morning!Kim Kardashiansaid 'it's a boy!' after Father's Day, Apple made a music U-turn, Taliban attackedKabul parliament, and more...APPLE MUSIC MADE SWIFT CHANGESThe computer giant made a u-turn on plans for Apple Music service after pop princess Taylor Swift said she wouldn't let them stream...

Monday, June 22, 2015, 5:03 AM

While you were sleeping: Charleston shooter wanted apartheid, Greeks withdrew billions, kangaroo boxing

Good morningAvery unpleasant profile of the Charleston church shooter isemerging, Greece headed for economic meltdown, Thailand reports its first MERScase,and more...DYLANN ROOF WANTED 'CIVIL WAR'The roommate of the suspectedCharleston church shooter, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, has said Roofmay have...

Friday, June 19, 2015, 3:45 AM

While you were sleeping: nine dead in Charleston shooting, God says quit polluting, U.N.: 'The world's a mess'

Good morningA manhunt continued for the Charleston church shooter, London mayor told a cab driver to "f- off", Pope Francis said God wants us to fight climate change, and more...NINE KILLED IN CHARLESTONPolice are searching for a white gunman who's at large after opening fire ina bible study class...

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 3:26 AM

While you were sleeping: new Top Gear host, Irish Berkeley families land, bees worth $bns

Good morningWhile you dreamed up Trump gags and Neil Young seethed over his use of 'Keep on Rockin', the Berkeley balcony tragedy'sIrish families arrived, Top Gear took a new route, bees were worth billions and more...BERKELEY BALCONY FAMILIES ARRIVEDFamilies of the six Irish students who died when...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 3:20 AM

While you were sleeping: bets on for Damien Lewis as 007, Lego cake chaos, dads as good as moms

Good morningAs Michelle Obama started her European tour, the U.S. killed an Al Qaeda 'prince', Damien Lewis could be the next Bond, demand boomed for a Lego brick cake and Dads were as good as Moms...AL QAEDA 'PRINCE' KILLEDNumber two in command of Al Qaeda's arm in the Arab Peninsula,and former...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 4:20 AM

While you were sleeping: Michelle O hits London, U.S. kills 'Uncatchable', real-life Zoolander

Good morningWhile you were asleep, the Obama girls were en route to tea with Prince Harry, Rachel Dolezal put of explaining whether she's white, a male model drew on vagrant fashions... and more.OBAMA GIRLS ON TOURMichelle Obama, along with her mom Marian Robinson,Malia andSacha,touchdown in London...

Monday, June 15, 2015, 2:30 PM

Spain's king strips sister of Duchess title ahead of tax fraud trial

Reuters –Spain's King Felipe VI has stripped the title of duchess from his sister, the palace said, heaping pressure on Cristina de Borbon to give up her succession rights as she prepares to stand trial on tax fraud charges.The bold move by the 47-year-old king, crowned nearly a year ago after the...

Friday, June 12, 2015, 4:08 PM

While you were sleeping...

Good morningToday France pushed for Google's 'right to be forgotten' to go global. It's a service Spanish princess Cristina might also want to use after her upcoming tax fraud trial. Dominique Strauss-Kahn might want to use it for a clean slate, he's just been acquitted of organizingsex parties....

Friday, June 12, 2015, 3:52 PM

Pakistan expels global charity Save the Children over spy claims

Reuters –Pakistani authorities have given Save the Children 15 days to leave the country, officials said on Friday, accusing the aid agency of spying.Police locked the gate of the charity's office in the capital Islamabad late on Thursday and put up a notice saying the building was sealed."We...

Friday, June 12, 2015, 3:39 PM

Regrettable past? France pushes for global Google 'right to be forgotten'

Reuters –France's data protection regulator ordered Google to remove information from all versions of its website, not just in Europe, when it grants users' requests to scrub search results for their names under the so-called "right to be forgotten".If the company does not comply in 15 days, the...

Friday, June 12, 2015, 3:17 PM

Malaysia Airlines plane makes emergency landing after engine fire

Reuters –A Malaysia Airlines flight returned safely to Melbourne airport on Friday, having turned back within minutes of take-off after an engine fire alert went off, airport and airline officials said.The Airbus A330 aircraft MH148 was carrying 300 passengers and heading from Melbourne to Kuala...

Friday, June 12, 2015, 1:45 PM

Ex-IMF boss Strauss-Kahn to face verdict on orgies with hookers claims

Reuters –A French court on Friday acquitted former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of charges that he instigated sex parties with prostitutes.The decision fits with a view expressed in February by the state prosecutor, who called for the 66 year-old to be acquitted because...

Friday, June 12, 2015, 1:31 PM

Barber gets 10 years for slashing client's throat during shave

Reuters –A San Diego judge sentenced a barber on Thursday to 10 years in prison for inexplicably slashing a customer’s throat during a haircut and shave before pedaling away on his bike.U.S. Navy Petty Officer Timothy Vaughn, 33, was at Vic’s Barber Shop in Imperial Beach, just south of San Diego,...

Friday, June 12, 2015, 1:01 PM

While you were sleeping...

Good morningAs you woke up with a hangover, Russia accused the United States of giving it a headache in Ukraine.Kurdish militia promised to hand back the body of an American who fought alongside them in Syria.French PM Valls was sorry for taking his kidsa soccer match in Berlin - on a government...

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 3:56 PM