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UK Raises Terror Threat Level to ‘Severe’ Following Deadly Attacks in Europe

The threat level of severe means an attack is considered highly likely. It is the country’s second-highest level.

Suspect Charged with Two Counts of First-Degree Murder in Quebec City Sword Attack

The attack played out late on Saturday night, killing 2 people, and injuring 5 others in several locations across the city’s historic district

Boris Johnson Announces Month-Long National Lockdown of England

Boris Johnson announced that England would undergo a second nationwide lockdown through the start of December, ahead of the winter holidays

Greece and Turkey Struck by Large Pair of Earthquakes

Greece, Turkey suffer the effects of two very large deadly earthquakes on Friday, with Turkey currently taking the majority of the damage

Three Dead as Woman Beheaded in Knife Attack in Nice, France

A knife-wielding attacker beheads woman and kills two others at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, police and officials said.

US Threatens to Destroy Iranian Missiles Shipped to Venezuela

Senior admin. official: US warns it will destroy potential Iranian long-range missile shipments delivered to the Maduro regime in Venezuela

Suspect In Custody After One Houston Police Officer Fatally Shot, Another Wounded

A suspect is in custody after one Houston police officer was fatally shot and another wounded at a southwest Houston Tuesday

Chile: Stores Looted, Churches Burned as Left Demands Country Trash Its Constitution

Rioters burned down churches and looted businesses in Chile, following a rally of thousands in support of erasing the nation’s constitution

China Warns Americans Could be Arrested over DOJ Prosecution of Chinese Scholars: Report

China officials warn US counterparts they may detain US nationals in response to DOJ prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars

France Opens Terror Probe After Teacher Beheaded in Paris Suburb

A man armed with a knife beheaded a school teacher in front of his school in Paris in an attack that was being treated as terrorism

US Air Force Targets Taliban With Airstrikes For Violating Recent Peace Deal

Military Spokesman: US Air Force conducted multiple targeted strikes this week to defend Afghan forces facing attacks from Taliban fighters

Dozens Stage Attack on Police Station in Paris Suburb

About 40 people armed with metal bars and using fireworks as projectiles tried to storm a police station in the Paris suburbs Saturday night

Violent Floods In Italy, France Sweep Dead Bodies From Cemeteries To Shores Of Mediterranean

Severe flooding in Italy and France have left 12 dead so far, but rescuers are also finding corpses long dead that washed down to shore.

French Prosecutors Treating Machete Attack Near Former Charlie Hebdo Offices as Terrorism

French prosecutors are investigating a machete attack near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo as terrorism, according to reports.

Arms Depot of Iran-Backed Hezbollah Explodes in Lebanon, Source Says

An arms depot of the Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah exploded in Lebanon on Tuesday injuring several people.

Dozens Killed in Bloodiest Afghanistan Clashes Since Peace Talks Began

At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed & dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan.

State Dept. Official Claims Hezbollah is Storing Ammonium Nitrate Throughout Europe

A senior US Counter-Terrorism State Dept official has accused the Iran sponsored terror regime of storing ammonium nitrate throughout Europe

As Dems Blame ‘Climate Change’ Wildfires Will Get Worse Under Decades-Old Liberal Policies

Veteran Forester: If you don’t start managing forests, then they are going to start burning up. 30 years later, they are still ignoring it

102 Wildfires Rage in the West: ‘It Looks Like the Apocalypse Right Now’

+50% of the fires are across California, Oregon & Washington; Estimated 4.4 Million acres have burned due to the wildfires across 12 states

Hundreds of Hong Kong Protesters Arrested After Gov’t Delays Elections for One Year

Hong Kong police have arrested hundreds of people at anti-government protests over the decision to postpone elections.

Thousands Gather in Rome to Protest ‘Health Dictatorship’

Protesters denounced “strategy of terror” employed by gov't-controlled media & ongoing “health dictatorship” used to thwart democratic process

Trudeau Must ‘Resign’ over WE Charity Scandal or We’ll Trigger Election: Bloc Québécois Party Leader

Quebecois Party threatens Canadian PM Trudeau to resign over the We Charity scandal or be open to triggering an election this fall.

Lebanese Prime Minister Announces Resignation of Government

Lebanon’s prime minister announces he and the entire cabinet were stepping down in wake of the Beirut explosion that triggered public fury, mass protests.

Death of Free Media in Hong Kong: Swarms of Police Raid Anti-Communist Newspaper; Arrest Founder

"Raiding a news institution is a severe attack on press freedom and should not be tolerated in a civilized society," Apple Daily said in their statement.

Lebanese Minister of Information, Several Other Lawmakers Resign Amid Growing National Anger

Manal Abdel-Samad submitted her resignation on Sunday in the wake of national protests targeted towards a corrupt government.

Large Protests Erupt in Lebanon’s Capital City Targeting Corrupt Officials

Leaders of the Lebanese government & Hezbollah facing significant pushback from protestors throughout Beirut; Protestors are now engaging security forces

Trump Admin Sanctions Hong Kong Leader for Carrying Out Beijing’s ‘Policies of Suppression’

Trump admin sanctions Chief Executive as part of a wave of sanctions on Hong Kong officials over the Chinese government’s 'policies of suppression"

Islamic State Storm Afghan Jail, Freeing Hundreds of Prisoners

More than 300 prisoners were at large on Monday after an attack by Islamic State on an Afghan prison, the governor's spokesman said on Monday.

Pompeo Warns TikTok Users’ Personal Info Could be going ‘Directly to the Chinese Communist Party’

Pompeo supported Trump's proposed ban of TikTok, explaining how the app exposes American's personal info and sends it 'directly' to the Chinese government.

Turkish Parliament Passes Social Media Law to Regulate Content As Government Tightens Control

Turkey adopts new social media law that will create "chilling effect" on voices who've resorted to the platforms as government tightens grip on media.

Explosions Reported on Iran’s Qeshm Island Over the Weekend – Possible Israeli Strike

Islamic Republic experienced more explosions Saturday on one of its southern islands; Possibility of an Israeli strike on an underground missile facility.

Massive Explosion at Iraqi Base Linked to Iranian-Backed Militias

An Iraqi military base that has a large ammunition dump exploded on Sunday; In this context the explosion adds fuel to the fire of tensions.

China Harboring Military-Linked Biologist Fugitive at San Francisco Consulate, FBI Says

FBI: Chinese consulate in San Francisco is harboring biology researcher who falsely denied connections to Chinese military to obtain visa, gain access to US

Fire Breaks Out at Petrochemical Facility in Southwest Iran

A fire broke out at a facility belonging to a Petrochemical Company in southwest Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

Serbia to Scrap Curfew Plan After Violent Protests Breakout

Serbian officials scrapped plans to implement a curfew in Belgrade and instead banning gatherings of more than 10 people after 2 nights of violent protests.

Russia’s Involvement in Libya Gains Traction as 300 Syrian Forces are Deployed

Russia is sending hundreds of troops from Syria down to Libya; Theses forces are reported to be backing Khalifa Haftar’s resistance.

FCC Designates Huawei, ZTE National Security Threats

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday designated Chinese telecommunication giants Huawei and ZTE as national security threats.

India Bans TikTok, Dozens of Other Chinese Apps

Indian gov't bans 59 apps developed by Chinese firms over concerns the apps were engaging in activities that threatened national security & defence of India

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.