Turkey: Pro-Erdogan Columnist Threatens Life of Hurriyet Writer

During a week in which the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet has fought off three violent mobs at two of its headquarters, a rival columnist supportive of Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has threatened the life of Hurriyet writer Ahmet Hakan, noting that the AKP has “been merciful today and you are still alive,” but that can always change.


Sightings Claimed of Missing Nigerian Girls One Year After Boko Haram Attack

April 14 marks the one-year anniversary of the Boko Haram kidnapping of almost 300 young female Christians in Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. The terrorist group only released 59 girls in the past year– most accidentally. Witnesses tell BBC that groups of those remaining missing have been spotted.


Video: Americans for Prosperity Insulted by Florida Senator

A bit of drama unfolded at Thursday’s committee meeting in Tallahassee, Florida, over SB 1046, a bill which has to do with subsidizing the state’s film industry. Americans For Prosperity opposes the bill as written, because they believe the bill is nothing more than a boondoggle for the entertainment industry and not a good investment for the state of Florida.

AP Photo/Steve Cannon

Kerry: Russia Lying ‘To My Face’ About Presence in Ukraine

Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday accused Russian leaders of lying “to my face” about Moscow’s involvement in the conflict in Ukraine and denounced what he called Russia’s “propaganda.”

West and Iran nuclear negotiations struggle for common ground in Vienna as deadline creeps

Ebola Resurgent as West Africans Return to Unsafe Burial Practices

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that, after a brief period of decreased cases, health officials are witnessing an increase in the number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone as people resume traditional–and dangerous–burial rituals.


Germany Marks 70th Anniversary of Bombing of Dresden

Berlin (AFP) – Seventy years ago Allied bombing laid waste to the historic German city of Dresden, whose post-war image as a symbol of peace has been dented recently by anti-Islamic protests.

Bombing of Dresden, Germany, WWII

Marxist Terrorists Claim Istanbul Suicide Bombing

Istanbul (AFP) – An outlawed Turkish Marxist group on Wednesday said one of its members carried out the deadly suicide bombing at the heart of Istanbul’s tourist district that killed the female bomber and a policeman.

Police search area after female suicide bomber strikes in Istanbul, Turkey.