RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (JULY 29, 2017) (REUTERS) – Armed forces troops have been deployed throughout much of the city of Rio de Janeiro and surrounding areas as part of a plan to combat organized crime in Brazil’s second largest city. Continue reading
INTERNET (JULY 26, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (July 26) he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity.
ANKARA, TURKEY (JULY 15, 2017) (PRESIDENTIAL POOL) – Thousands of Turks gathered in front of the Turkish parliament in the capital Ankara at the anniversary of last year’s failed coup in the early hours of Sunday (July 16). Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addressed to the thousands gathered in front of the parliament.
A sea of rapturous, flag-waving crowds spilled across the streets of Istanbul, where last year unarmed civilians stood up to rogue soldiers who commandeered tanks, warplanes and helicopters in a bid to topple Erdogan.
Some 250 people were killed and parliament bombed before the coup was put down. The show of popular defiance has likely ended decades of military interference in Turkish politics.
But along with a groundswell of nationalism, the coup’s greatest legacy has been a far-reaching crackdown that has deepened the divide between Western-facing, secular Turks and the pious millions who back Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted politics.
Hamburg’s streets erupt into chaos as German police face off against rioters during a protest of the G20 summit. Continue reading
HAMBURG, GERMANY (JULY 6, 2017) (REUTERS) – Thousands of protesters from around Europe, who say the G20 summit has failed to solve many of the issues threatening world peace, poured into Hamburg on Thursday (July 6) to join the main demonstration, dubbed “Welcome to Hell” by the alliance of anti-capitalist groups who organized it.
BAMAKO, MALI (JULY 2, 2017) – France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants in the volatile Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said at the opening of a summit in Mali’s capital Bamako on Sunday (July 2).
LONDON, BRITAIN (MAY 26, 2017) (UK POOL) – British police have arrested a “large part of the network” behind this week’s Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Friday (May 26).
KARLSRUHE, GERMANY (REUTERS) – An 81-year-old German far-right activist has been arrested in Hungary on a European warrant for offences committed while serving a prison term for denying the Holocaust, Hungarian police said on Tuesday (May 16).
WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MAY 10, 2017) (RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY) – U.S. President Donald Trump did not discuss “sources, methods or military operations” in his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday( mAY 15), after reports that Trump disclosed classified information.
“During President Trump’s meeting with Foreign Minister Lavrov, a broad range of subjects were discussed among which were common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism. During that exchange the nature of specific threats were discussed, but they did not discuss sources, methods or military operations,” Tillerson said in a statement.
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 11, 2017) (UK POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (May 11) met with African leaders on the sideline of an international conference on Somalia in London.