Friday, August 23, 2019

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The Muslim Hajj Pilgrimage in Numbers

The Muslim Hajj Pilgrimage in Numbers

The Islamic hajj pilgrimage draws people from around the world to Saudi Arabia each year. The crowds, squeezed shoulder to shoulder in prayer five times a day, fill the city of Mecca and surrounding areas to perform a number of physically demanding and intricate rites.

Finnish Police Officers to Get Submachine Guns

Finnish Police Officers to Get Submachine Guns

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Finland released a third suspect Friday in a fatal stabbing attack allegedly carried out by a Moroccan asylum-seeker, a development that came hours after the Nordic country’s news agency said officers will be issued MP5 submachine guns in addition to their normal equipment.

Libya Says Boats Carrying 700 Migrants Intercepted

Libya Says Boats Carrying 700 Migrants Intercepted

BENGHAZI, LIBYA (AP) — Libya’s navy says it has intercepted and brought to shore vessels carrying nearly 700 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe over the past two days.

Rome Eyes Buildings Confiscated from Mafia to House Migrants

Rome Eyes Buildings Confiscated from Mafia to House Migrants

ROME (AP) — Rome authorities are looking into whether buildings confiscated from the mafia can be used to house migrants, a move that comes after police were criticized for the violent clashes that erupted as they tried to evacuate a building occupied by asylum-seekers.

Hungary Extends State of Emergency Due to Migrant Crisis

Hungary Extends State of Emergency Due to Migrant Crisis

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government has decided to extend by six months, until March 2018, the state of emergency declared early last year because of the migrant crisis.

Guardian: Sky to Stop Broadcasting Fox News in UK

Guardian: Sky to Stop Broadcasting Fox News in UK

The UK’sGuardian states Rupert Murdoch’s Sky television is to stop broadcasting Fox News in the UK. It reports: Rupert Murdoch is to stop broadcasting the rightwing US channel Fox News in the UK after 15 years.

France’s Macron Spends £24,000 on Makeup in Three Months

France’s Macron Spends £24,000 on Makeup in Three Months

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron’s office has confirmed a report that the French leader spent 26,000 euros ($30,695) on makeup during his first three months in power, and says it’s trying to find a cheaper alternative.

Big Ben Bongs for Last Time Until 2021

Big Ben Bongs for Last Time Until 2021

LONDON (AP) — The British Parliament’s Big Ben bell is due to sound the hour for the last time before it is silenced for repair work scheduled to last until 2021.

Finland Terror Attacker Targeted Women, Police Investigate Ties to Spain

Finland Terror Attacker Targeted Women, Police Investigate Ties to Spain

HELSINKI (AP) — The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is “a likely terror act,” Finland’s intelligence agency said Saturday, while police said Europol was investigating if it had any ties to deadly vehicle attacks in Spain.

Trucks and Cars Now Weapons of Choice for Terrorists

Trucks and Cars Now Weapons of Choice for Terrorists

BARCELONA (AFP) - A driver deliberately ploughed a van into pedestrians on one of Spain's busiest streets on Thursday, injuring a number of people in what police called a "terrorist attack".

Wildfires Trap 2,000 Villagers in Portugal

Wildfires Trap 2,000 Villagers in Portugal

LISBON (AFP) - Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said.

Spanish Police Crack Gang Moving Migrants on Jet-Skis

Spanish Police Crack Gang Moving Migrants on Jet-Skis

MADRID (AFP) - Spanish police on Thursday said they had shut down a gang charging migrants 5,000 euros each to bring them across from Morocco via the Strait of Gibraltar on jet-skis.

Fearing More Mafia Murders, Police Nab Four in Southeast Italy

Fearing More Mafia Murders, Police Nab Four in Southeast Italy

ROME (AP) — Police in southeastern Italy have arrested four suspects and seized weapons to head off more gangland-style murders in a region popular with vacation-goers where four people were killed, authorities said Saturday.

Contaminated EU Eggs Spread Into Asia

Contaminated EU Eggs Spread Into Asia

A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a special meeting on the growing crisis.

Report: Four Gunned Down in Apparent Mafia Hit in Italy

Report: Four Gunned Down in Apparent Mafia Hit in Italy

MILAN (AP) — Italian news agency ANSA says gunmen have killed 4 people in apparent Mafia hit in the southern region of Puglia. Police said the first two victims were killed Wednesday when another car carrying four or five people drove up alongside it and opened fire.

TIMELINE: Islamist Attacks in France This Year Focus on Security Forces

TIMELINE: Islamist Attacks in France This Year Focus on Security Forces

PARIS (AP) — Attacks in France by Islamic extremists since 2015 have killed more than 200 “soft targets” — concertgoers, cartoonists and people celebrating Bastille Day. But French security forces are increasingly becoming the focus of the violence.

Austria Increases Border Controls to Stem Migrant Influx

Austria Increases Border Controls to Stem Migrant Influx

VIENNA (AP) — Austria’s interior minister says police and soldiers are increasing controls on the country’s eastern and southern borders in response to what he says are increased numbers of migrants entering illegally.

Germany Will Still Deport Some Afghans

Germany Will Still Deport Some Afghans

VIENNA (AP) — German officials say a review of the security situation in Afghanistan supports the current practice of deporting certain Afghan asylum seekers back to the country.

Dutch Swimming Group Urges Lessons for Migrants

Dutch Swimming Group Urges Lessons for Migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Dutch swimming federation is calling for more funding and outreach to ensure as many people as possible in the Netherlands - including migrants - learn to swim.

Eiffel Tower Knife Suspect Was in Touch With Islamic State Terrorist

Eiffel Tower Knife Suspect Was in Touch With Islamic State Terrorist

PARIS (AP) — A young French man who recently was discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for an attempted terrorist attack after he brandished a knife and tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower, authorities said Sunday.

Popularity of New French President Macron Collapses Less Than Three Months After Vote

Popularity of New French President Macron Collapses Less Than Three Months After Vote

PARIS (AP) – Emmanuel Macron’s honeymoon didn’t last long. Less than three months after his election, France’s energetic and image-conscious president has seen his popularity drop after announcing budget cuts, launching a divisive labor reform and engaging in a damaging dispute with the military.

PICS: 850,000 migrants in Turkey Paid Cash by European Union

PICS: 850,000 migrants in Turkey Paid Cash by European Union

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A European Union official says more than 850,000 people are now benefiting from a EU-funded project that provides cash assistance to the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey.

Prince Philip, 96, Carries Out Final Solo Royal Engagement

Prince Philip, 96, Carries Out Final Solo Royal Engagement

LONDON (AP) – For over 65 years, he has been the unwavering presence alongside Britain’s longest-serving monarch, the consummate consort and royal representative. On Wednesday Prince Philip will make his 22,219th – and final – solo public engagement.

War of Words: As EU Takes Poland to Court, Nation Considers Demanding WWII Reparations From Germany

War of Words: As EU Takes Poland to Court, Nation Considers Demanding WWII Reparations From Germany

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – A lawmaker says Poland is looking into demanding reparations from Germany for the massive losses inflicted on Poland during World War II. Arakadiusz Mularczyk, a lawmaker with the ruling Law and Justice party, said Wednesday the Polish parliament’s research office is preparing an analysis of whether to make the claim and will have it ready by August 11.

PICS: British, Belgian Royals Mark WWI Battle Centenary in Ypres

PICS: British, Belgian Royals Mark WWI Battle Centenary in Ypres

YPRES, Belgium (AP) — Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, on Sunday joined Belgian royals and relatives of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Passchendaele to mark 100 years since the offensive that became a symbol of war’s senselessness began.

Judge: Baby Charlie Gard Will End Life in Hospice, Not Home

Judge: Baby Charlie Gard Will End Life in Hospice, Not Home

LONDON (AP) — Critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support unless his parents and a hospital agree on a plan that could potentially keep the child alive for a bit longer, a British judge ruled Wednesday.

PICS: Wildfires Devastate French Riviera

PICS: Wildfires Devastate French Riviera

BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France (AP) — Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France’s southern Cote d’Azur coast and forced the evacuation of at least 12,000 people.

Germany Indicts 5 Suspects in Islamic State Recruitment Ring

Germany Indicts 5 Suspects in Islamic State Recruitment Ring

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors filed terrorism charges Thursday against a suspected representative of the Islamic State group in Germany and four fellow suspects who are accused of running a recruitment network.

UK Regulator to Ban Adverts Depicting ‘Gender Stereotypical’ Roles

UK Regulator to Ban Adverts Depicting ‘Gender Stereotypical’ Roles

Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has announced it will crack down on “gender stereotypes” in the latest politically correct move by Britain’s political establishment. In a press release issued Tuesday, the regulator’s chief executive, Guy Parker, said:“Portrayals which reinforce outdated and stereotypical views on gender roles in society can play their part in driving unfair outcomes for people.

Prince William, Kate Visit WWII Holocaust Camp on Poland Trip

Prince William, Kate Visit WWII Holocaust Camp on Poland Trip

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, who are touring Poland, paid respect to the victims of a Nazi German concentration camp Tuesday as they were guided around the site by two Jewish survivors.

UK Inflation Unexpectedly Falls Easing Living Standards Slump

UK Inflation Unexpectedly Falls Easing Living Standards Slump

LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain unexpectedly fell in the year to June, official figures showed Tuesday in a development that’s eased market expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates soon.

Migrant Crisis: EU Limits Sale of Inflatable Boats to Libya

Migrant Crisis: EU Limits Sale of Inflatable Boats to Libya

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is allowing members to restrict sales of inflatable boats and outboard motors to Libya in an effort to stop dangerous migrant smuggling across the Mediterranean.

Paris Evacuates 1,500 Migrants as Arrivals Surge

Paris Evacuates 1,500 Migrants as Arrivals Surge

PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities are evacuating some 1,500 migrants from makeshift street camps as Europe contends with an upsurge in new arrivals particularly from Libya.

Breitbart’s Kassam to Guest Host Hannity Radio

Breitbart’s Kassam to Guest Host Hannity Radio

Breitbart London’s Editor in Chief Raheem Kassam will be guest hosting the Sean Hannity radio show on Thursday July 6th live from Manhattan in New York City.

Volvo is First Major Carmaker to Forgo Traditional Engines

Volvo is First Major Carmaker to Forgo Traditional Engines

HELSINKI (AP) — Volvo will begin producing electric motors on all its cars from 2019, becoming the first major automaker to forgo traditional engines that rely exclusively on internal combustion.

Italian Farmer Turns Field into Putin Portrait Ahead of G20

Italian Farmer Turns Field into Putin Portrait Ahead of G20

MILAN (AP) — An Italian artist has used his tractor to transform a field near the Italian city of Verona into a giant portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of this week’s Group of 20 summit.

Poland Wants Trump’s Vow of Protection from Russian Activity

Poland Wants Trump’s Vow of Protection from Russian Activity

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government would like visiting President Donald Trump to make assurances this week that the presence of U.S. and NATO troops in Poland will continue as long as the region’s security is threatened by Russia, the foreign minister said Monday.

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