Sand’s Antiques There’s a brand new store in Maspeth selling grand old stuff. Sand’s Antiques at 71-03 Grand Avenue is stocked with one-of-a-kind items reminiscent of an earlier era. The store has an assortment of...
About 50,000 people have fled an upsurge in fighting in northern Syria, requiring urgent deliveries of food and water despite some supply lines being cut, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday. In a statement, the Swiss-based agency said it had delivered food for 10,000 families and water for about 10,000 people, mainly in northern areas of Aleppo province, adding: "More aid, including medicines, will be delivered in the coming days." In Aleppo city, regular water supplies have been cut, leaving residents dependent on more than 100 water distribution points set up by the ICRC, Syrian Arab Red Crescent and local water boards.
An EU reform package aimed at persuading Britons to stay in the European Union must not give special treatment to London as a financial centre, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Wednesday. European Council President Donald Tusk has proposed a reform package that could let non-euro zone countries such as Britain have different banking rules to those inside the shared currency bloc. "There are several proposals, several ambiguities, in the texts that could allow one to think there may be a difference in treatment between London and the others.