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Six people, Including Police Officer, Stabbed in Scotland; Suspect Dead, Cops say

Police shot & killed a suspect involved in a stabbing incident in which 6 people, including 1 officer, were injured in Glasgow, Scottland, authorities said.

The Iranian Rial Falls to Lowest Value Ever, Largely Due to US Sanctions and COVID-19

The rial reaches an all-time low amid ongoing US sanctions and the effects of COVID-19; The rial has depreciated in value a reported 600% since 2015.

Reports: Biggest Clash Between China, India in over 50 Years Leaves at Least 50 Casualties

Indian news sources reported as many as 50 PLA fighters died in an hours-long brawl between the two countries’ border soldiers on Monday.

Lawlessness: Minneapolis City Council Plans to ‘Disband’ Police Department

Nine Minneapolis City Council members announced their intent to dismantle the city's police department following the controversy over George Floyd death.

Minnesota National Guard Fully Mobilized For First Time Since World War II

Minnesota Governor Saturday announced that he will fully mobilize state’s National Guard amid continued violent unrest in Minneapolis.

Pompeo Officially Declares Hong Kong ‘No Longer Autonomous,’ Slams China Intervention

Pompeo: “Beijing’s disastrous decision is only the latest in a series of actions that fundamentally undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms"

180 Arrested in Hong Kong Protests Against China’s ‘National Security’ Takeover

Thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to denounce Beijing’s plan to impose a draconian national security law.

German Police Confronted by 200 No-Go Zone Residents While Making Arrest

A mob 200 people attempted to interfere with German police in the Marxloh no-go zone of the city of Duisburg as they were trying to arrest an 18-year-old.

Tension Rising Over the Blue Nile – Egypt Goes on High Alert; Ethiopia Deploys Anti-Aircraft Missiles

Conflict is increasing between Egypt and Ethiopia regarding the Blue Nile River as Ethiopia moves forward with filing the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Trump Cuts China’s Huawei Off From World’s Top Chip Maker; China Threatens ‘Biggest Counterattack’

Trump admin cuts off China’s Huawei from receiving products from TSMC, which is the world’s largest manufacturer of advanced microchips.

Protests Erupt Across Germany Over Coronavirus Lockdown

Thousands of demonstrators hit the streets in several German cities over the weekend to protest Chancellor Angela Merkel’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

North Korean Leader Under Threat as Public ‘Resist’ New Currency Law

North Korea has now banned the use of foreign currency in the country in order to encourage the domestic won, even though it is completely untrusted.

Iran Joins Lebanon, Turkey, and Syria in Economic Danger as Rial Takes Massive Dip in Two Days

Iranian Rial dropped nearly 10% between Sunday & Tuesday; US sanctions seen as primary source of Iran’s downward economic trend; COVID-19 is also a factor.

Hong Kong Police Arrest More Than 200 After Pro-democracy Protests Erupt Again

Hong Kong police arrested 230 people over the weekend during a chaotic pro-democracy protest that erupted amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Spanish Police & FBI Foil Suspected Radical Islamic Terror Plot to Attack Barcelona.

FBI & Spanish police arrested a “lone wolf” radical Islamist suspect on Friday who was believed to be planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Barcelona.

China Calls Hong Kong Protesters a ‘Virus’ that ‘Must Be Eliminated’

HKMAO, CCP political office in Hong Kong, on Wednesday condemned pro-democracy demonstrators as a “political virus” that “must be eliminated”.

Killer Asian Giant Hornets Discovered in United States for First Time

Asia’s ‘murder hornets’ were spotted in the United States for the first time recently, causing scientists to worry that the insect might be colonizing.

Several Banks Set on Fire in Lebanon Amid Economic Protests

At least a dozen banks were set on fire and vandalized Tuesday evening throughout Lebanon; IMF warns of economic danger for the remainder of the year.

France Treating ‘Islamic State’ Car Ramming Attack on Officers as Terrorism

A 29-year-old Frenchman who claimed allegiance to ISIS is facing possible terrorism charges after he rammed his car into police, injuring three officers.

Bomb Blast Kills 40 People in Northern Syria

At least 40 civilians were killed, including 11 children, when a bomb detonated on an oil tanker in the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Tuesday.

Deadly Tornadoes Rip through Oklahoma, Texas & Louisiana; Franklin Graham: Relief Teams Ready to Help

At least six people were killed after strong tornadoes tore through parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana Wednesday evening into Thursday.

Barrel Prices Plunge Below Zero as Coronavirus Collapses Demand

U.S. oil prices plummeted in historic fashion Monday, crashing below zero as traders unloaded positions ahead of the May contract's Tuesday expiration.

Violence and Looting Point to Food Crisis in South Africa Lockdown

"Mr President we are in the middle of a food crisis. It's war out here," warned a community leader in Mitchells Plain township in Cape Town.

China May be Conducting Secret Nuclear Tests, State Department Warns

State Department is concerned China may be conducting small nuclear tests in secret, possibly violating an international agreement banning such tests.

Global Oil Demand Nears 25-Year Low After Dropping Again

As the battle against COVID-19 rages on worldwide, the oil market takes another dip; The IEA says we’re approaching a 25-year low in demand

German police attacked with stones, iron bars while enforcing coronavirus social distance measures

Police in Germany were attacked with stones and iron bars while attempting to disperse a large group that had gathered in violation of lockdown orders.

Reports: Coronavirus Panic-Buying Sweeps China as Locals Refuse to Believe Communist Party

Panic-buying has erupted across China amid fears of a food shortage, ignoring Communist China's statements urging people not to stockpile food

Coronavirus Riot Destroys Much of Prison in Thailand

A riot broke out at a prison in northeastern Thailand on Sunday after a rumor spread of a Chinese coronavirus outbreak at the facility.

Massive Protest Breaks Out in China’s Hubei Province, Ground Zero for the Coronavirus

A huge protest swept out of China’s Hubei province with thousands of angry residents pouring into neighboring Jiangxi province and clashing with police.

Indonesia Volcano Erupts 16,000-Foot Plume of Ash

Indonesia's most active volcano erupted a column of ash about 16,000 feet into the air on Friday, officials encouraging those who live nearby not to panic.

Border Crisis: European Union Says Greece Must Let Migrants Claim Asylum

EU calls Greece to allow migrants asylum, despite its support for efforts to prevent Turkey from facilitating wave of illegal migration into Greece

Denmark: 62 Percent of Young Somali Migrants Convicted by Age 30

Over half of all of the young migrant men from Somalia, Lebanon, and Morocco living in Denmark have been convicted of at least 1 crime before the age of 30.

Greece Claims Turkey Arms Migrants with Tear Gas, Sends Freed Prisoners to Border

Greek government releases video confirming Turkish authorities are ferrying illegal migrants to borders, arming them & using coast guard to escort by sea

Turkish UAV Strike Kills 21 Syrian Soldiers in Idlib Prior to Ceasefire

Turkish UAV strike(s) destroy Syrian Howitzers, rockets launchers, killing 21 soldiers in Idlib, Syria; The strikes came after killing of 2 Turkish soldiers

Tunisia: Suicide bombs near US Embassy kill, injure police

2 suicide bombers blew themselves up near the US Embassy in Tunisia, killing a police officer & wounding 4 Friday, the nation’s Interior Ministry said.

Pompeo: ICC War Crimes Probe, ‘Breathtaking Action’ by ‘Unaccountable Political Institution Masquerading’ as ‘Legal Body’

"This is a truly breathtaking action by an unaccountable political institution masquerading as a legal body," Pompeo said of ICC at a news conference.

Nashville Tornado Leaves at least 25 Dead as Severe Weather Strikes Tennessee

A powerful storm system produced at least two tornadoes that struck central Tennessee early on Tuesday morning killing at least 25 people.

Erdogan Opens the Gates: Syrian Migrants Granted Unhindered Passage to Europe; after Syria Escalation

Refugees headed towards European frontiers Friday after Turkey declared that borders had been thrown open, a response to the escalating war in Syria.

Eight Killed in Multi-location shooting in Germany

At least 8 people shot dead in the German city of Hanau Wednesday night; perpetrators opening fire killing 3, changing location to kill additional 5

Tom Cotton: China Lying About Magnitude, Origin Of Coronavirus, ‘Worse Than Chernobyl’

Sen. Tom Cotton told Fox News that China’s communist gov. has repeatedly lied about the coronavirus, including magnitude and where the virus originated.

London Bloodbath: 15-Year-Old Boy and Two Others Stabbed Within 90 Minutes of Each Other

3 people are in life-threatening condition, including a 15-year-old boy, after a series of stabbings took place within the span of 90 minutes across London.

Number Of Confirmed Cases, Deaths From Coronavirus Explodes In China

The number of cases of the coronavirus in China exploded on Thursday as nearly 15,000 new cases and 242 new deaths from the virus were reported.