May 20, 2019

Pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage hit by protest milkshake

Ian Forsyth/Getty Images(LONDON) -- You might have had a bad Monday, but it probably wasn't as bad as Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage's. The former UK Independence Party leader was hit with a milkshake thrown by a protester ahead of a pro-Brexit event in Newcastle, England. In video that captured the moment, security can be seen rushing around Farage. "Complete failure," Farage is heard to say. Farage emerged as an international lightning rod following his prominent role in the Brexit..
May 20, 2019

UK bans nationals from entering or remaining in war-torn Syria

Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)(LONDON) — The U.K. government has announced plans to ban British nationals from entering or remaining in parts of war-torn Syria, utilizing powers granted by a controversial new counterterrorism law. Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who oversees domestic security policy, cited the recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka and New Zealand, as well as the murder of a journalist in Northern Ireland, in a speech on Monday outlining his use..
May 20, 2019

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy sworn in as Ukraine’s president, dissolves Parliament

Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the 41 year-old TV comedian who won Ukraine's elections last month, was sworn in as president on Monday and immediately called for the country's Parliament to be dissolved so that snap elections can be held. At the inauguration ceremony held in the Parliament building in Kiev, Zelenskiy pledged to seek an end to the war with Russia in Ukraine's east and told lawmakers he wanted them to pa..
May 20, 2019

US Navy ship sails past Chinese-claimed reef in South China Sea

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Morgan K. Nall(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed within 12 miles of the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea on Monday in a challenge to China's maritime territorial claims that will likely set off renewed Chinese complaints. "The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble conducted a Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea, May 20. USS Preble sailed within 12 nautical miles of Scarborough Reef..