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Netherlands ‚Taking Very Seriously‘ Terror Motive For Tram Shooting, Three Arrested

Dutch prosecutors said Tuesday they are taking very seriously the possibility that the deadly shooting on a tram in the central city of Utrecht was an act of terror.

Yellow Vests: 15,000 Protesters, 100 Arrests, French PM Vows ‚Severe Punishment‘

PARIS (AP) – French prime minister Edouard Philippe is vowing to „severely punish“ the radicals responsible for rioting and setting fires around one of France’s richest neighbourhoods.

Turkey: Protesters Want Hagia Sophia Turned Into Mosque in Response to Christchurch Attack

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) – A few hundred demonstrators have protested the New Zealand mosque shootings outside Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia – a Byzantine-era cathedral that was turned into a mosque and now serves as a museum.

New Zealand Suspect Toured Christian-Ottoman Battle Sites

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 49 people dead in New Zealand had travelled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between…

Yellows Vests Hit with Tear Gas and Water Cannon as Violence Flares in Macron’s France

PARIS (AP) – Large plumes of smoke rose above Paris‘ landmark Champs-Elysees avenue as French yellow vest protesters set fires, smashed up luxury stores and clashed with police Saturday in the eighteenth straight weekend of demonstrations against Presi…

EU Vice Prez Pushes Two-stage Brexit Delay, Moots ‚New Referendum‘

BERLIN (AP) – A senior European Union official is floating the possibility of a two-step delay to Britain’s departure from the bloc, currently scheduled for March 29.

Germany to Compensate Gay Men Prosecuted Under Post-War Homosexuality Laws

German authorities on Wednesday extended compensation payments to more gay men who were investigated under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was enthusiastically enforced in West Germany after World War II.

Macron Flies to Kenya For UN Environmental ‚One Planet‘ Summit

French President Emmanuel Macron will be in Kenya today in the first visit by a French leader since the East African nation’s independence in 1963.

UK: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt Studying How to Bring ISIS Kids to UK

LONDON (AP) – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is looking for ways to help the children of British citizens who joined the Islamic State group in Syria.

France: Yellow Vests March Against Macron for 17th Weekend Straight

PARIS (AP) – Hundreds of protesters from France’s yellow vest movement marched Saturday for a 17th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to maintain pressure on the government to reverse policies they see as favouring the rich.