Tag Archives: Attacks

Study ties Facebook engagement to attacks on refugees

A study of circumstances and demographics attendant on attacks against refugees and immigrants in Germany has shown that Facebook use appears to be deeply linked with the frequency of violent acts. Far from being mere trolling or isolated expressions of controversial political opinions, spikes in anti-refugee posts were predictive of violent crimes against those groups. The study was conducted by ...

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‘Social Distortion’ punk band frontman attacks Trump supporter during live show (VIDEO)

Dramatic video footage has captured the moment the lead singer of the punk rock band ‘Social Distortion’ allegedly attacked a supporter of US President Donald Trump during a live performance. Local man Tim Hildebrand says the violent confrontation took place after frontman Mike Ness started bad-mouthing Trump at a concert in the Ace of Spades music venue in Sacramento, California. ...

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Five drones downed by Russian military near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria as UAV attacks increase

Five more drones have been shot down by Russia’s Air Defense units near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria in the last 24 hours, the military confirmed. Drone attacks by militants have intensified in recent weeks. The objects were launched from the militant-controlled area in the Idlib de-escalation zone, according to the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the ...

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At least 38 killed in string of attacks in Syria’s southwest, ISIS reportedly behind carnage

At least 38 people have been killed in a series of attacks, including suicide bombings, that hit Syrian southwest on Wednesday, health authorities confirmed to state TV. A suicide bomber blew himself up in the market area in the southwestern Syrian city of Sweida, Sana state news agency said. Law enforcement reportedly killed two more suicide attackers before they could ...

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Russia blocked 25mn cyber attacks on IT infrastructure during World Cup – Putin

Russia has come under nearly 25 million cyber attacks targeting its critical information systems and infrastructure during the FIFA World Cup tournament, Vladimir Putin revealed. “Throughout the duration of the World Cup, we neutralized almost 25 million cyber attacks and other criminal activities against the information infrastructure of Russia, which, in one way or another, were associated with the holding ...

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France deploys armed undercover agents on trains to prevent terrorist attacks

France is deploying undercover officers from elite forces on trains across the country. Blending with passengers and being extremely discrete, the agents blow their cover only in the event of a terrorist attack. National gendarmerie presented the counterterrorism operation under the code name “Train Marshal” this Thursday. It envisions that discrete members of the national gendarmerie intervention group (GIGN) – ...

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Trump’s environment czar Pruitt cites ‘unrelenting attacks’ in resignation letter

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned, citing “unprecedented” and “unrelenting attacks” on him and his family in a letter to President Donald Trump. Democrats have demanded his departure for months. Trump confirmed Pruitt’s resignation on Twitter, but little was known about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief’s reasons for departure until the full text of his letter to the president ...

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‘EU is possibly as bad as China’: Trump attacks partners in new ‘unfair trade’ rant

Trading with the EU is almost as bad and unfair as trading with China, President Trump told Fox News, noting how Washington pays a fortune “protecting” its little European partners, and they reciprocate by doing “terrible” things. “The European Union is possibly as bad as China, just smaller,” Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News. “It’s terrible what ...

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US woman attacks black teen at swimming pool, bites cop during arrest (VIDEO)

For most people, going to the swimming pool is a relaxing way to pass a sunny afternoon, but things didn’t go that way for a South Carolina woman who ended up assaulting a teenager and biting a police officer. Stephanie Sebby-Strempel reportedly told a 15-year-old black boy and his friends that “they did not belong” at the pool in Summerville, ...

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‘It’s very, very good for business if the president attacks you’ – MSNBC’s Lawrence O'Donnell

A primetime MSNBC news host just revealed the secret to high ratings in modern America to a chat livestream: Poke fun at the president until he attacks. TV news is just a show, and nobody knows this better than Lawrence O’Donnell, news anchor, pundit and also the producer and writer of NBC’s political drama ‘The West Wing’. On Monday, O’Donnell ...

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