Edward Snowden Granted Asylum Extension

The Russian Foreign Ministry has extended Edward Snowden’s asylum until 2020. Snowden originally sought asylum in Russia in 2013, after he released thousands of documents related to American intelligence and surveillance operations to the press including the Guardian newspaper. Snowden’s lawyer said that he would have the opportunity to apply for Russian citizenship next year. Former CIA Director Michael Morell believed that Putin would hand … Continue reading Edward Snowden Granted Asylum Extension

London Elects First Muslim Mayor

London voters elected their first Muslim mayor. Sadiq Khan won the election Friday, receiving 44.2% to Conservative Party candidate Zac Goldsmith’s 35.6%. Khan, 45, is the son of a bus driver from Pakistan.  Khan was the bookmakers’ favorite to succeed flamboyant American-born Mayor Boris Johnson. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and other politicians congratulated Khan on Twitter. Sending congratulations to London's new Mayor and … Continue reading London Elects First Muslim Mayor

Law Enforcement raid Mossack Fonseca

Law enforcement in Panama raided the offices of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of the “Panama Papers” leak. Authorities were looking for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism. A half dozen police officers set up a perimeter around the offices while prosecutors searched inside for documents. Shortly after news reports based on a trove of documents from the firm began emerging … Continue reading Law Enforcement raid Mossack Fonseca

Germany warns of potential ISIS attack

Munich police warned of a “serious” imminent threat by ISIS suicide bombers, wanting to commit a terror attack on New Year’s Eve and requested people to stay away from the city’s main train station and a second train station in the Pasing neighborhood. Authorities on Thursday took to Facebook saying they had “serious information” that the attack had been planned for New Year’s Eve. Munich Police … Continue reading Germany warns of potential ISIS attack

Turkey reaches deal with EU over handling of Syrian refugees

EU and Turkey seal migrant deal The European Union and Turkey reached a deal to cut the flow of migrants into Europe in exchange for European Union cash and help with its bid to join the 28-nation bloc. EU leaders hailed the agreement as a key step toward substantially reducing the number of asylum seekers entering the bloc, while Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said … Continue reading Turkey reaches deal with EU over handling of Syrian refugees

Terrorists strike at the heart of Paris

Islamic extremists attack “soft-targets” throughout Paris Paris authorities reported late Friday that 46 people were killed after gunmen opened fire at three locations in central Paris. Gunmen took 100 people hostage in a local concert hall where an American heavy metal band were performing. Two explosions were heard at or near the the Stade de France, the national stadium, where Germany and France were holding a soccer match, the … Continue reading Terrorists strike at the heart of Paris

FBI identifies 2 men involved in Lockerbie bombing

U.S. officials on Thursday identified two more Libyans suspected of being involved in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland in 1988, which killed 270 people. United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Scotland’s top legal authority issued an international request to the Libyan government allowing the FBI to question the two suspects. The two suspects are suspected of being involved with Abdelbaset … Continue reading FBI identifies 2 men involved in Lockerbie bombing

Turkey allows U.S. access to bases to combat ISIS

Turkish media on Friday announced that the United States and Turkish officials have reached an agreement that would allow U.S. forces to access Turkish air bases in order to fight ISIS. A finalized deal would give the U.S. crucial access from Turkey into Syria and Iraq that it has long wanted. The deal would shorten flight times on airstrikes against the Islamic terrorist group compared … Continue reading Turkey allows U.S. access to bases to combat ISIS

Greece shoots down European Union bailout

Greece on Sunday rejected stringent lending terms from international creditors. The results are potentially jeopardizing the European economic unity. Greece is now headed on a collision course with the area’s key political leaders and forces 11 million Greeks on an uncertain financial course. Greece’s Interior Ministry projected that 61% of voters rejected the terms. Thousands of Greeks celebrated in the streets of Athens after the … Continue reading Greece shoots down European Union bailout