Niger Republic inaugurates its first democratically elected president

Niger’s Mohamed Bazoum was sworn in as president Friday, marking the country’s first peaceful transfer of power in a democratic watershed that was overshadowed by an alleged coup attempt earlier this week underscoring instability fears in the West African nation. Bazoum's inauguration marked Niger’s first-ever transition between elected presidents since the country gained independence from France … Continue reading Niger Republic inaugurates its first democratically elected president

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Police officer killed in U.S. Capitol attack

One officer was killed and a second injured Friday after a vehicle rammed through security and crashed into a barrier at the US Capitol, forcing it into lockdown less than three months after a mob assault on Congress. Capitol Police shot dead the driver after he jumped out of the car and lunged at them … Continue reading Police officer killed in U.S. Capitol attack

US police examining ‘suspicious package’ found at Capitol

Individuals inside Rayburn House Office Building - the congressional office building for the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC - were ordered to evacuate on Wednesday, following reports of a "suspicious package" outside Rayburn 2043. "All staff and other personnel are directed to remain in their assembly area until further notice. There are no … Continue reading US police examining ‘suspicious package’ found at Capitol

The Black Vault attacks CIA, releases confidential UFO documents

"Unidentified flying objects" are definitely a thing, but do they have alien origins? I'm on the side of the skeptics, but there are plenty of true believers and UFO-curious folks eager for official information from the government.  Thanks to The Black Vault, an online archive of declassified government documents, you can now dig through a massive trove … Continue reading The Black Vault attacks CIA, releases confidential UFO documents

Tunisian man beheads woman in a church

A knife-wielding Tunisian man shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday before being shot and taken away by police. President Emmanuel Macron said France would deploy thousands more soldiers to protect important sites such as places of … Continue reading Tunisian man beheads woman in a church

US sanctions Chinese logistics firm for working with Iranian Airline

The United States introduced sanctions against a Chinese logistics company for providing services to Iran's Mahan Air, the Treasury Department announced in a statement on Tuesday. "Today, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating China-based Shanghai Saint Logistics Limited for acting as a general sales agent (GSA) for … Continue reading US sanctions Chinese logistics firm for working with Iranian Airline

Pensacola base shooter closely linked to al-Qaida

The gunman who killed three U.S. sailors at a military base in Florida last year repeatedly communicated with al-Qaida operatives about planning and tactics in the months leading up to the attack, U.S. officials said Monday, as they lashed out at Apple for failing to help them open the shooter's phones so they could access … Continue reading Pensacola base shooter closely linked to al-Qaida

Taliban ready to swap 20 Afghan prisoners for 100 fighters

On Wednesday, the Taliban's spokesman revealed that the militant group had discussed the details of the release of its prisoners by the Afghan government, identifying a list of 5,000 jailed members it wanted to free. The Taliban will release 20 Afghan security member in exchange for its 100 jailed militants, Reuters reported, citing a senior … Continue reading Taliban ready to swap 20 Afghan prisoners for 100 fighters

Gunman who killed dozens in New Zealand mosques pleads guilty to terrorism

The man who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand's modern history when he slaughtered 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques unexpectedly pleaded guilty to all charges Thursday. The attacks targeting people praying at the mosques a year ago shocked the nation and prompted new laws banning the deadliest types of semi-automatic weapons. It also … Continue reading Gunman who killed dozens in New Zealand mosques pleads guilty to terrorism

Texas University shooter kills one, injures others

Two people were killed and a third was wounded on Monday in a shooting at a residence hall on the Texas A&M University campus in Commerce, the school said on social media. The wounded person was taken to a hospital, the school said. The person’s condition was not disclosed. Officials at the campus, part of … Continue reading Texas University shooter kills one, injures others