Israeli Jets Bomb Syrian Anti-Air Battery near Damascus
The Israeli Defence Force has reported that they launched a retaliatory attack on a Syrian anti-air battery following a "reconnaissance mission" over Lebanon.
Iraqi forces taking over Kirkuk ‘a declaration of war’ – Kurdish Peshmerga
Iraqi soldiers have raised their country’s flags over key buildings in Kirkuk, and Baghdad has declared the Kurdish city be under government control. The Kurdish Peshmerga forces called the takeover “a flagrant declaration of war” and vowed that Iraq will pay a “heavy price.”
Turkey backs Iraqi moves into Kurdish region
Turkey says it supports the operation conducted by the Iraq government forces which moved in to the disputed city of Kirkuk and seized oil fields and other infrastructure following last month’s Kurdish independence vote.
Rise of the right: Austria’s election results & their implications for Europe
The resounding success of two anti-immigrant parties in the Austrian elections, with the right-wing Freedom Party (FPO) delivering one of the strongest performances in more than a decade, is a direct result of Europe’s open border policies, analysts say.
Maduro's Socialist Party Wins Venezuela's Regional Polls
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said it was the highest turnout in 15 years - more than 10 million people voted.
U.S. Supreme Court to decide major Microsoft email privacy fight
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) over whether prosecutors should get access to emails stored on company servers overseas.
Tillerson Pledges Diplomacy With North Korea ‘Until the First Bomb Drops’
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says President Donald Trump wants him to push forward on diplomacy with North Korea “until the first bomb drops.”
U.K. Fears Collapse of Brexit Talk Within Weeks
Brexit negotiations are heading for a catastrophic breakdown unless the European Union signals this week that it will allow talks to move on to trade, according to a person familiar with the U.K. government’s position.
Hurricane Ophelia: Three people die as storm hits Ireland
Two men and a woman have been killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles.
A tech-destroying solar flare could hit Earth within 100 years
The sun could be one of our biggest threats in the next 100 years. If an enormous solar flare like the one that hit Earth 150 years ago struck us today, it could knock out our electrical grids, satellite communications and the internet. A new study finds that such an event is likely within the next century.
Colin Kaepernick files lawsuit against NFL over 'collusion' not to sign him
Colin Kaepernick has filed a lawsuit against NFL team owners he believes are conspiring not to hire him because of his protests against racial injustice.
A confused police officer thought doughnut glaze was meth in a costly mistake
A man in Florida has been awarded a settlement of $37,500 after he was arrested by police who had mistaken Krispy Kreme crumbs for methamphetamine chunks.
Texas Justice Department employee 'stole $1.25m worth of fajitas'
A former south Texas Juvenile Justice Department employee has been arrested after authorities say he stole an extraordinary $1.25m (£940,000) worth of fajitas over nine years.