Tag: Europe

Obama on Brussels: ‘World Must Unite’ [VIDEO]

President Obama addressed the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium during his Tuesday morning address to the people of Cuba in Havana. “The thoughts and the prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium,” Obama said, following the attacks that killed at least 34 people and injured another 170. “We will do whatever…

Spain’s Princess Cristina Faces Historic Tax Fraud Trial [VIDEO]

Visits to the palm-dotted Medite-rranean island of Mallorca for Spain’s Princess Cristina used to mean luxurious stays at the seaside Marivent Palace — but the sister of King Felipe VI won’t get anywhere near the royal family’s official summer residence in a trip this week. Instead, the 50-year-old princess and her husband are set to…

Paris Attack Foiled on Hebdo Anniversary [VIDEO]

A man who was shot and killed outside a Paris police station Thursday may have been wearing a fake suicide vest, according to local media reports. The man reportedly tried to enter the Paris police station on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack. Police are asking residents in the area to stay inside and…

Ninth Arrest Made in Paris Attacks [VIDEO]

Another arrest has been made in the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, bringing the total number of suspects to nine. The 30-year-old Belgian allegedly communicated with the cousin of the lead planner of the attacks. Authorities say the man, identified only as Abdoullah C., is facing murder and terrorism charges. He…

France Beheading Suspect Kills Himself

A terror suspect in France who allegedly decapitated his boss and took a selfie with the head has killed himself while in prison awaiting trial, The Guardian reports. Yassin Salhi, 35, was arrested in June. He was also accused of attempting to blow up an industrial gas factory. Officials have said Salhi was being held…

IMF Chief to Stand Trial for Negligence [VIDEO]

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde was ordered Thursday to stand trial in France for alleged negligence in a $432 million payment to a businessman while she was the French finance minister. The order was made by France’s Court of Justice of the Republic, which is responsible for investigating current and former ministers. While Lagarde was finance…

Third Bataclan Bomber Identified [VIDEO]

A third suicide bomber who blew himself up at the Bataclan concert venue in the Paris attacks has been identified, according to media reports Wednesday. Two unnamed French officials told the AP the man was a French national who went to Syria in 2013. Le Parisien newspaper identified the man as Fouad Mohamed-Aggad, a native…

Cafe Attacked in Paris Re-opens [VIDEO]

The first of the restaurants hit in last month’s terror attacks in Paris re-opened on Friday. Five people were killed at the Bonne Biere cafe. “What are we going to do to start again, to bounce back? We have carried out some work, repainted the walls to wipe away the signs of this nightmare,” the…

U.K. Launches ISIS Airstrikes In Syria After Vote [VIDEO]

British fighter jets took off from an RAF airbase in Cyprus and carried out airstrikes in Syria, just hours after lawmaker voted in favor of launching airstrikes against ISIS targets in the war-torn country, the Ministry of Defense confirmed early Thursday. Four Royal Air Force Tornados left the Akrotiri base shortly after the vote and…

Obama At The Global Climate Conference In Paris [VIDEO]

Appearing at the global climate conference north of Paris on Monday, President Obama said the United States is partially to blame for anthropogenic climate change and that he intends to have America lead an international effort to reverse the negative effects. “The United States not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace…

Vice Interview With Eagles Of Death Metal Discussing Paris Attacks [VIDEO]

The U.S. rock band playing the Bataclan concert hall where 89 people were killed on the night of the November 13 Paris terror attack have praised the heroism of their fans in their first interview since the tragedy. During a conversation with Vice founder Shane Smith, members of Eagles of Death Metal recounted harrowing details…

New Video Shows Attack on Paris Eatery [VIDEO]

Video footage obtained by The Daily Mail purports to show the inside of a Paris restaurant where attacks opened fire last Friday evening. As bullets spray the interior of the eatery, patrons and staff duck for cover. A woman runs from outside and takes shelter behind the bar with a waitress, who offers her comfort…

2 Charged Over Paris Terror Attack [VIDEO]

Belgium on Tuesday charged two people with terror offenses relating to Friday night’s attacks in Paris. The charges are the result of more than 120 overnight raids looking for people linked to the attackers. The Brussels suburb of Molenbeek has been at the center of Belgian inquiry.

France Launches New Strikes on Raqqa [VIDEO]

France launched a new round of air raids on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, early Tuesday, the French defense ministry confirmed. The French military told the AFP that 10 Rafale and Mirage 2000 fighters, in coordination with U.S. forces, dropped a total 16 bombs and reportedly destroyed a command center and a training center.…

‘Mastermind’ of Paris Attacks Named [VIDEO]

A French official has told the Associated Press that they suspect the Parisian terror attacks were planned and orchestrated by a Belgian citizen named Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Police say they believe he was linked to previous train and church attacks that were foiled. Seven people have been arrested in Belgium in the wake of Friday’s massacre…

2nd Day French Jets Bomb ISIS Stronghold Of Raqqa, Syria [VIDEO]

The French air force carried out bombing missions on ISIS targets in Raqqa, Syria, for a second day in a row. France is retaliating against Islamist extremist terror attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris. ISIS claims Raqqa as the capital of its so-called caliphate. On Monday, France targeted a command center, a…

France Launches More Than 150 Anti-Terror Raids [VIDEO]

French authorities carried out more than 150 anti-terror raids across the country early Monday morning, in a crackdown against potential co-conspirators of the men who carried out Friday night’s terror attack. “We are at war with terrorism,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls told a radio station. “The terrorists can strike again.” The raids have reportedly turned…

ISIS Plotted Diplomat Kidnappings 17 Held in Europe [VIDEO]

A coordinated Europe-wide sweep rounded up 17 suspected militants Thursday, officials said, and were linked to an alleged plot to attack British and Norwegian diplomats in the Middle East. “This is the most important international police operation in Europe in 20 years,” said Italian anti-terrorism chief Giuseppe Governale. Sixteen of the suspects were Kurds and…

27 Dead in Romanian Nightclub Fire [VIDEO]

At least 27 people were killed and 180 injured after a deadly fire broke out and led to a stampede in a Romanian nightclub on Friday night. Roughly 300 or 400 mostly young people had flocked to the club to watch a metal band play. Witnesses have said there was only one exit from the…

The European Union Votes to Protect Edward Snowden [VIDEO]

EU’s parliament voted Thursday to call on its member states to drop criminal charges against Edward Snowden and to protect him from extradition. Approved by a close margin, 285-281, the EU resolution doesn’t change any existing laws or policies but acts as a resolution on the part of the governing body, asking member states to…

Assad Meets With Putin in Moscow [VIDEO]

President Bashar al-Assad traveled to Moscow on Tuesday to thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for launching airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria, a spokesman said. The Kremlin revealed details of the surprise visit Wednesday, but did not say whether the Syrian president had returned home. The trip to Moscow is believed to be Assad’s first…

Prehistoric Site Found Near Stonehenge [VIDEO]

On Monday hidden remains of a prehistoric stone monument were discovered by archaeologist about a mile from Britain’s famed Stonehenge site. According to researchers, at least 90 massive stone monoliths were found lining an “arena” along the southeastern edge of what later became the neolithic settlement the Durrington Walls. The stones, which archaeologists believe may…

Explosion, Clashes near Ukraine Parliament [VIDEO]

Clashes erupted between police and nationalist protesters outside Kiev’s parliament Monday, after a controversial vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east. Police say about 100 officers were injured, 10 of them seriously.

50 Migrants Dead in Truck in Europe [VIDEO]

The bodies of as many as 50 people believed to be migrants were found in a truck on the side of a highway in Austria early Thursday. The driver was nowhere to be found, but the vehicle had a Hungarian license plate. The gruesome discovery comes on the heels of record numbers of migrants attempting…

IMF Demands More Debt Relief for Greece [VIDEO]

The eurozone’s bailout deal offered to Greece late Tuesday was blasted by The International Monetary Fund (IMF), calling for more debt relief on a scale “well beyond what has been under consideration to date.” The IMF threatened to withdraw support and publicized the advice it gave to eurozone finance ministers over the weekend, which included…

European Leaders Reach Agreement to Resolve Greek Debt Crisis

European leaders said Monday morning that they had reached a deal meant to resolve Greece’s debt crisis and avert a historic fracture in the Continent’s common currency project.The deal announced early Monday allows only the start of detailed negotiations on a new assistance package for Greece. The agreement aims to provide Greece with its third…