World In Brief

Jun 012017
 
President Trump Says No To Paris Climate Accord

194 countries participate in the Paris Climate Accord which aim to encourage the switch to renewable energy sources and to lower emissions thereby delaying global warming. Nicaragua is not a part of the Accords because it considers the Paris Agreement’s standards not stringent enough. (The Nicaraguans believe that we all should do more and faster […]

Jul 082017
 
In 2019 ALL Volvo Cars Will Be Electric

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business. It makes Volvo THE FIRST car maker to go all electric. […]

Jun 042017
 
Terrorist Spree In London

A terrorist driving a rented van over the London Bridge deliberately rammed into pedestrians. In the ensuing panic, three attackers armed with large knifes attacked people in restaurants and bars in the Borough Market area. (The terrorists were wearing fake suicide vests to inflict even more fear on unsuspecting public.) The London Bridge and Borough Market […]

May 232017
 
Terrorist Attack In Manchester

On May 22nd 2017, immediately after Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, a 22-year-old British Muslim, identified by authorities as Salman Ramadan Abedi, exploded a shrapnel-laden, home-made bomb at the exit of the venue. As a result 23 people (including the terrorist) have died and 116 were injured. Any terrorist attack […]

May 082017
 
Democracy Wins: Vive La France!

France elected Emmanuel Macron with nearly 2/3 of the vote. At 39, Macron will be the youngest French head of state since Napoleon. Emmanuel Macron – who held the office of Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs – has been described as a social democrat and a social liberal, but he is mainly […]

Apr 142017
 
American Super-Bomb Deployed In Afghanistan

On Thursday 04/13/17 the United States has dropped its largest conventional bomb on an alleged ISIS stronghold in the Achin district of Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan. This was the first time that the “Mother Of All Bombs” was used outside of a testing facility. The bomb officially called GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb […]

Apr 102017
 
Palm Sunday Bombings In Egypt

On one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar, Palm Sunday, two Coptic churches in Egypt were attacked by terrorists. (Coptic means Egyptian. Coptic Christians are Christians just like we are, except their rules are stricter than ours. They are orthodox.) In the first attack (at the St. George’s Church in Tanta) an explosive […]

Apr 082017
 
Truck Attack In Stockholm

A beer delivery truck was used as a weapon to kill and injure shoppers in Stockholm! A truck delivering beer was stolen by a masked man in Stockholm. The truck’s rightful driver got injured while unsuccessfully trying to stop the theft. The thief sped away toward Drottninggatan, a pedestrian street, where he drove uninterrupted for […]

Apr 072017
 
U.S. Strikes Syria

  America stood up for Muslims barred from entering the United States by President Trump’s suspended travel ban!   Less than 48 hours after the city of Sheikhun, in Syria’s Idlib province was bombarded with a lethal nerve gas which killed more than 80 including at least 30 children (presumably by the Assad regime), United […]

Apr 052017
 
War Crime In Syria

Yesterday, on Tuesday 04/04/17, poisonous nerve gas was dropped by warplanes on the city of Khan Sheikhun, in Syria’s Idlib province. (The city happens to be one of the last rebel bastions in Syria.) The chemical gas – suspected to be sarin – caused the death of at least 60 (11 of the dead are […]

Apr 032017
 
Suicide Bomber Caused Explosion At St. Petersburg Subway

Early afternoon on April 3rd 2017, a lone suicide bomber killed 11 and wounded 45 with a homemade bomb on a subway in St. Petersburg in Russia. Luckily, a second bomb – disguised as a fire extinguisher – was found and disarmed at another subway station in St. Petersburg before it could inflict more devastation. […]

Mar 232017
 
Terror In London

A lone individual suspected of having ties to terrorism killed four and injured forty in a brazen attack in London on Wednesday, March 22nd 2017. The suspected terrorist – unnamed as of now – sped over the Westminster Bridge in a Hyundai, subsequently jumped the pavement and mowed down pedestrians. Then the vehicle veered and […]

Feb 162017
 
Oscar Celebrations In New York And London

THE ACADEMY TO CELEBRATE OSCAR NIGHT® IN NEW YORK AND LONDON The Academy will host live Oscar® viewing parties in New York and London for its members and invited film industry guests on Oscar Sunday, February 26. The Oscars®, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. […]

Dec 192016
 
Russian Diplomat Assassinated In Turkey

On December 19th 2016 Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey G. Karlov, was assassinated in Ankara. Ambassador Karlov was giving a speech during an art gallery opening of “Russia Through Turks’ Eyes” photo exhibition. He was ambushed, shot from behind and killed while speaking at the gallery. During the attack the shooter screamed: “Don’t forget Aleppo, […]

Dec 192016
 
Slaughter On A Berlin Christmas Market

On December 19th 2016 a truck driver with Polish license plates plowed into a crowded Christmas Market in Berlin, Germany, at a high rate of speed. The 18 wheeler loaded with steel went over the curb and onto the plaza surrounding the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church which hosted small merchants’ stands with traditional Christmas decorations, […]

Dec 182016
 
Pope Francis Turns 80

“Today is Pope Francis’ eightieth birthday, and on this occasion the College of Cardinals concelebrated Mass with the Supreme Pontiff at 8 a.m. in the Pauline Chapel, during which Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College, addressed words of congratulations and affection to the Holy Father. In his homily the Pope commented on the day’s […]

Nov 292016
 
75 Dead In A Plane Crash In Colombia

A charted airplane carrying 81 including the Chapecoense Brazilian soccer team and 21 journalists accompanying the team crashed in the mountains surrounding the city of Medellín, Colombia on (11/28/16) Monday evening. According to reports 75 died. Among the six survivors are three soccer players, one journalist and two crew members. Two of the survivors are […]

Nov 222016
 
Another Huge Earthquake Strikes Japan

Fukushima – the same area devastated by the 2011 monster quake – has been struck by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake on Monday, November 21th 2016. The quake triggered tsunami warnings. Luckily the resulting tsunamis were relatively minor and didn’t cause significant damage. Today – only a day later! – another 6.9 earthquake shook the same […]

Nov 152016
 
Los Angeles Won’t Support Mass Deportations

On Monday November 11th 2016 Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Garcetti clarified Los Angeles position on the upcoming changes in federal immigration law enforcement. In spite of President Elect Trump’s plans for mass deportations of illegal immigrants, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck assured that LAPD will stick with Special Order 40. Special Order 40 – in […]

Oct 262016
 
Misdirected Bonus Repayment Demand

Mayor Garcetti on bonus repayment demands placed on California National Guard veterans “The men and women who serve in the armed forces risk their lives on the battlefield, and carry the weight of our nation’s defense in virtually every area of their lives — physical health, family relationships, personal finances. They deserve gratitude and respect […]