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U.S. Appoints Special Prosecutor In Trump-Russia Case

Donald Trump and Robert Mueller The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it appointed former FBI chief Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. A DOJ press release states Mueller will oversee an ongoing investigation into the Russian government’s alleged efforts to influence

By |May 18th, 2017|Americas, News in Brief, Russia, United States|

Dow Jones Breaks 20,000 For First Time

The Dow Jones Industrial average shot past 20,000 for the first time ever Wednesday. The Dow has surged more than 1,700 points since President Donald Trump's surprise victory last November.

By |January 25th, 2017|News in Brief|

Eurozone Inflation At Highest Level Since 2013

Prices across the eurozone jumped 1.1 percent in December, resulting in inflation reaching its highest level since 2013, CNBC reports. A surge in energy prices factored heavily into the rising inflation.

By |January 4th, 2017|European Union, News in Brief|

Terror Attack In Berlin, Russian Ambassador To Turkey Assassinated

In a deadly start to Christmas week, a Turkish police officer assassinated Andrey Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, and a man drove a truck through Berlin’s central Christmas market, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more. Additionally, a gunman opened fire in a Muslim prayer center in Zurich Switzerland, wounding three people. All

By |December 20th, 2016|Germany, News in Brief, Russia, Turkey|

Minorities From Iran Protest In Switzerland

Footage from the protest in Lucerne, Switzerland (in Farsi) By SABOOR NADEM and JOSH FRIEDMAN Ethnic minority migrants from Iran protested the Iranian regime Friday outside the train station in Lucerne, Switzerland. The protesters hailed primarily from the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, which is located near Pakistan. The demonstrators accused the Iranian government

By |December 10th, 2016|Europe, Iran, Middle East, News in Brief|

Henry Kissinger Strolls To Dinner

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger strolls to dinner at the 2016 Bilderberg conference in Dresden, Germany. Protesters heckle Kissinger as he traverses what has been dubbed "the catwalk" or "the walk of shame" at Bilderberg 2016.

By |June 11th, 2016|Germany, News in Brief, United States|

Drone Strike Kills Taliban Leader

A U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour on Saturday, CNN reports. The strike occurred in a remote area of Pakistan near the Afghan border. The Pakistani government released a statement saying the drone strike was a violation of sovereignty.

By |May 22nd, 2016|Afghanistan, News in Brief, United States|

Flood Kills Five In Afghan Province

A flood killed five people and destroyed more than 40 homes and businesses in Afghanistan's Ghor Province on Monday. Ghor Province is the former home of Basir Yousofy and the Afghan interpreters who worked for the Lithuanian military.

By |May 2nd, 2016|Afghanistan, News in Brief|
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