December 11, 2018

One dead, 10 injured in shooting in France, local authorities say

pixinoo/iStock(STRASBOURG, France) -- At least one person has been killed and 10 injured in a shooting in France, according to local authorities. The local prefecture in Strasbourg, about 300 miles east of Paris, wrote on Twitter than an individual opened fire in the center of the city on the Rue des Orfèvres around 8 p.m. local time. The suspect has been identified, and police are looking for him, according to the local prefecture. France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner is on his ..
December 11, 2018

Russia buries legendary human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva

Carsten Koall/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russia on Tuesday buried the legendary human rights activist, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, whose fearless efforts to force the Soviet Union and later Russia's government to observe its citizens’ rights made her a national celebrity. Alexeyeva died on Saturday at the age of 91. One of the last well-known Soviet-era dissidents, Alexeyeva was the doyenne of Russia’s human rights movement and an icon of the long struggle against political repression in the country. ..
December 11, 2018

Police arrest man outside British Parliament for trespassing

400tmax/iStock(LONDON) -- A man was arrested by British armed police on Tuesday for entering the grounds of the British Houses of Parliament. Police have yet to rule out whether the incident is terror-related. “A man was detained and arrested by Carriage Gates inside the Palace of Westminster on suspicion of trespassing at a protected site,” London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement. “A Taser was deployed. Enquiries into the circumstances continue.” The man, who has not been identifi..
December 11, 2018

Five Marines missing off coast of Japan declared dead

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. AaronJames Vinculado(WASHINGTON) -- The five Marines missing off the coast of Japan for nearly a week following an aviation mishap have been declared dead by the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marines were aboard a KC-130 refueling aircraft that may have been attempting to refuel in midair a F/A-18 fighter jet last Wednesday. "The Marine Corps has pronounced the five remaining Marines involved in the F/A-18 and KC-130 aviation mishap deceased," according to a statement fr..