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Russian jet intercepts US bomber over Baltic Sea

A U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber flying a “routine mission” in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian jet on Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman said. The U.S. bomber was still up in the air Tuesday afternoon and the crew had not been debriefed about the incident, meaning it was not yet known exactly how close the Russian Su-27 fighter jet came to the U.S. plane, Capt. ... Read More »

Police officer attacked with hammer at Notre Dame in Paris

An assailant wielding a hammer attacked Paris police guarding Notre Dame Cathedral Tuesday, crying “This is for Syria” before being shot and wounded by officers outside one of France’s most popular tourist sites, authorities said. At least 600 people were blocked inside the iconic 12th century church while police first secured the streets around it, then combed the pews while visitors sat with their hands raised for the check. Others ... Read More »

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Calls for Cancellation of Trump State Visit

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called on the British government to cancel a state visit by President Donald Trump. Speaking to Channel 4 news, Khan felt Trump’s out-of-context criticisms and continued attacks on Twitter meant that the U.K. should not “roll out the red carpet” for the president as “his policies go against everything we stand for.” He added: “When you have a special relationship it is no ... Read More »

And Donald Trump Escalates Qatar Crisis

President Donald Trump escalated a spiraling Middle East crisis on Tuesday morning in tweets attacking Qatar, which hosts 10,000 American troops at the largest U.S. military base in the region. Beginning a little after 8 a.m., the president put out three statements criticizing Qatar and praising neighboring countries ― including Saudi Arabia ― for their moves to isolate the nation in recent days. During my recent trip to the Middle ... Read More »

All Neighbouring Arab Nations Cut off Qatar for Alleged Support For Terrorists

In what is one of the worst rifts among some of the Arab world’s most powerful states, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain followed Saudi Arabia in severing all ties to Qatar. Then, in a further blow to the country, Libya’s eastern government announced it would also cut ties to Doha. Almost immediately after announcing the shock move, the three Gulf states gave Qatari tourists and residents just two weeks to ... Read More »

The Real Reason Trump Left the Paris Agreement

The Paris climate agreement was never about climate science. Anchored in the premise that climate science is “settled,” the accord seeks to dramatically change humanity’s energy supply. Here, the matter really is settled: It’s not going to happen. Paris advocates assert that, despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the agreement, we face an inevitable transition to a multitude of new low-carbon energy technologies that will consign hydrocarbons—oil, ... Read More »

London terror attacks that killed 7; police arrest 12 in raids

British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the “evil ideology” behind the London terror attacks that killed seven people and injured dozens more late Saturday night. May addressed the attacks Sunday after a meeting of the government’s COBRA emergency committee. She called for a tougher stance against extremists and tougher controls on cyberspace to prevent its use by extremists. She said the measures were needed because “terrorism breeds terrorism” and attackers ... Read More »

Applying for U.S Visa?: U.S Immigrations Now Asks Applicants For Social Media History

The Trump administration has approved plans to ask US visa applicants for details of their social media use. Consular officials can now ask for social media usernames going back five years via a new questionnaire. It also allows authorities to request email addresses, phone numbers and 15 years of biographical information. This can be requested when “more rigorous national security security vetting” is needed, a State Department official told Reuters. ... Read More »

Backlash on Osinbajo’s Appointments: Northern Leaders Say He is Only Appointing Yorubas and Christians

Some Northern leaders have lambasted the acting president for what they describe as sectional appointments Northern leaders in the past weeks, have been grumblings about the acting president’s appointments. A Dr Ismaila Farouk recently accused Osinbajo of ‘tactical’ nepotism and cronyism. He said: “Contrary to the widely held belief that vice President Osinbajo, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, and a Professor ... Read More »

15 children die following botched vaccination

At least 15 children have died from a botched attempt to immunise them against measles in rural South Sudan. 32 other children suffered symptoms of fever, vomiting and diarrhoea but eventually recovered. South Sudan’s health ministry on Friday blamed the deaths on human error. It was discovered that unqualified and untrained health workers used same syringe without sterilising it for the campaign and they failed to store the vaccine properly. ... Read More »

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