London Death Toll up to 12 After Fire Ignites Building

    LONDON – The 27 foot building near Notting hill that caught fire around 1 a.m. London time has now resulted in a loss of 12 lives, the Washington Post reports. The fire, which started from top to bottom, accounted for every floor as many onlookers and reporters on the scene feared the entire building would collapse. This is an ongoing story.     Continue reading London Death Toll up to 12 After Fire Ignites Building

U.K. election not going the way Theresa May hoped

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for an early election with the hope of gaining more power, failed as no party won enough seats to gain the majority needed to form a government and is now in a “hung parliament.” May wanted to gain more power as Britain begins Brexit negotiations with the European Union. Prime Minister May was forced … Continue reading U.K. election not going the way Theresa May hoped

Grande Returns to Manchester For Benefit Concert

Ariana Grande paid tribute to the city of Manchester, England, on Sunday with an energetic, all-star concert that raised millions for victims of a suicide bombing that tore through her last performance in the city outside of Manchester Arena nearly two weeks ago. Manchester, England was given a spirited benefit concert dedicated to the victims of Islamic terror which perpetrated an attack on May 22 … Continue reading Grande Returns to Manchester For Benefit Concert

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