Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 145)
 

Priest in France murdered by ISIS terrorists

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 11:35am 7/26/2016 at 11:35am

French President Francois Hollande said the men who murdered 84-year-old Jacques Hamel pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). They also took four people hostage. Hollande said:

“[ISIS] has declared war on us,” French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday. “We must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of...

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Turkey: Ambassador Purge Next, Reports of Detainees Being Raped, Tortured

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Posted by    Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/25/2016 at 4:00pm

Turkey continues to purge people after a failed coup two weeks ago. Authorities said ambassadors are next while Amnesty International reported authorities have raped and tortured the detainees already behind bars.

Turkey blames the Gülen Movement and have said everyone purged has connections to the group. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said they...

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Germany: Syrian Refugee Pledged Allegiance to Islamic State

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Posted by    Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:30am 7/25/2016 at 11:30am

Two Syrians in Germany attacked innocent civilians on Sunday. One killed a pregnant woman with a machete while the other detonated a bomb outside of a music festival.

The bomber recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, which has led authorities to call it a terrorist attack. Authorities call...

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Russia avoids Olympic ban despite doping scandal

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Posted by    Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 7:00pm 7/24/2016 at 7:00pm
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided not to fully ban Russia from the 2016 Rio Games even though the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found the doping scandal reached the government.

The IOC said:

Given the urgency of the situation, with the Olympic Games Rio 2016 starting in 12 days, and the athletes’ entry...

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Munich Shooter Obsessed With Mass Shootings

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Posted by    Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/23/2016 at 4:00pm

Authorities have discovered German-Iranian Ali Sonboly,18, had an obsession with mass shootings and researched them before he murdered nine people in Munich. The police said:

“With regard to the suspect we have to examine everything, but we don’t know yet what triggered the crime,” said Peter Beck, a police spokesman.

According to investigators,...

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British PM Theresa May Dominates Jeremy Corbyn

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Posted by    Friday, July 22, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/22/2016 at 4:00pm

It looks like British Prime Minister Theresa May has become the next Margaret Thatcher as she dominated her first Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). She said:

You refer to me as the second woman Prime Minister, in my years here in this House I’ve long heard the Labour...

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Japan Will Stop Building VCRs This Month

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Posted by    Friday, July 22, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/22/2016 at 1:00pm

Japan’s Funai Electronics announced they will stop building VCRs this month. They have trouble finding the parts to build the machines:

“We are the last manufacturer… in all of the world,” the company said in a statement, which cited sales of just 750,000 in 2015. That’s down by millions from the video...

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NBA Moves All-Star Game From Charlotte Due to Bathroom Law

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Posted by    Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:30am 7/22/2016 at 11:30am

The NBA has decided to move their February 19 All-Star Game out of North Carolina due to the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Bill. The league stated:

“Since March, when North Carolina enacted HB2 and the issue of legal protections for the LGBT community in...

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Turkey Parliament Approves Three Month Emergency

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Posted by    Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 7/21/2016 at 2:30pm

The Turkish parliament has formally approved a three month state of emergency after a failed coup last Friday. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promises its needed to protect Turkey’s democracy:

“The aim is to rapidly and effectively take all steps needed to eliminate the threat against democracy, the rule of law and the...

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Venezuela Opposition Moves Closer to Ousting Maduro

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Posted by    Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/21/2016 at 1:00pm

The Venezuelan opposition announced they “validated enough signatures” to move forward to oust President Nicolas Maduro:

Opposition leader Jesus Torrealba said election officials confirmed the validity of some 407,000 signatures that were under review, more than double the 200,000 signatures required.

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Baton Rouge Shooter Described Cop Killings as ‘Necessary Evil’

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Posted by    Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11:30am 7/21/2016 at 11:30am

Baton Rouge shooter Gavin Long described killing cops as a “necessary evil” and talked about taking action against law enforcement in his manifesto:

In the letter, Long said he expected people who knew him wouldn’t believe he would commit “such horrendous acts of violence.” He wrote that he viewed his actions as...

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Journalist Pavel Sheremet Assassinated in Ukraine

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 5:30pm 7/20/2016 at 5:30pm

Prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet died in a car bombing in Kiev, Ukraine, today. The Belarusian journalist went to Ukraine from Russia after the Kremlin clamped down on the media and his cameraman was murdered.

The authorities do not have any suspects. However, the car belonged to Sheremet’s partner Olena Prytula, the founding...

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86-Year-Old Woman Fights Off Thief With Bacon

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/20/2016 at 4:00pm

An 86-year-old woman fought off a potential thief with a package of bacon.

Yes, BACON.

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Erdogan Reaches Out to Obama About Extraditing Gulen

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/20/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reached out to President Barack Obama about extraditing Fethullah Gülen, who he blames for the failed coup on Friday. The White House said:

“The president made clear to President Erdogan that the United States doesn’t support terrorists and doesn’t support individuals who conspired to overthrow a...

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Turkey Purge Continues: 15,200 Teachers Fired, Deans Asked to Leave

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/19/2016 at 4:30pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continues to purge those allegedly involved in the failed coup on Friday. Today, the Education Ministry sacked 15,200 teachers, canceled 21,000 licenses at private schools, and asked deans at universities to leave:

“Our ministry is carrying out extensive efforts aimed at public personnel in central and rural...

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Doping Agency Recommends Olympics Ban Russia

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 2:30pm 7/19/2016 at 2:30pm

Russia prides itself in sports, but the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommended agencies ban the country due to a massive doping scandal that reaches the government.

They found:

1. The Moscow laboratory operated, for the protection of doped Russian athletes, within a State-dictated failsafe system, described in the Report as the Disappearing...

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Baton Rouge Shooter Ambushed, Targeted Cops

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Posted by    Monday, July 18, 2016 at 4:07pm 7/18/2016 at 4:07pm

The Louisiana State Police have confirmed that Gavin Long, 29, wanted to ambush and target law enforcement. He killed three cops on Sunday, leaving three injured:

“Our preliminary investigation shows that he definitely ambushed those officers,” Lt. J.B. Slaton, a public affairs commander for the Louisiana State Police, said Monday. “We are...

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