Three of the students killed in the Parkland, Florida massacre last week were honored by the US Army. The three junior cadets were reportedly killed helping fellow students escape the gunman.
The US Air Force is switching to less-vulnerable intelligence systems in an apparent shift towards fighting Russia and China. Astronomically-priced spy planes will be replaced by cheaper sensor networks.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has blamed US policy in Syria for the conflict between Turkey and Kurdish militias in Afrin, saying that the recent clashes were caused by US actions that look like “deliberate provocation.”
The Swedish authorities are concerned by what they call a “disturbing” number of suicides among unaccompanied minors, who came to the Nordic country to seek asylum. More than a dozen young refugees there took their lives in 2017.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed holding talks with his US counterpart Donald Trump. Maduro extended the olive branch to Trump on Twitter, the US president’s favorite social media site.
America’s ruling class has a curious attitude to democracy. It seems to be interpreted as something that’s good for the US and its allies but bad for critters who won't accept their role in the ‘America-led international order.'
A Japanese court has ordered the operators of the Fukushima nuclear plant to pay 15.2 million yen (US$143,400) in compensation to the family of 102-year-old Fumio Okubo, who killed himself rather than leave his home village.
Poland’s Deputy Minister of Culture has endorsed the creation of a special “Polocaust” museum to commemorate the non-Jews who died in Poland during World War II.
A 70-year-old knifeman has assaulted three refugees in Germany, allegedly over dissatisfaction with the country’s refugee policy. The attacker, however, has been released by police, who said there were no grounds to detain him.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove has been ridiculed on Twitter after comparing fellow cabinet ministers David Davis and Boris Johnson to football stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Goateed Hollywood hardman Steven Seagal has joined the cryptocurrency revolution after agreeing to become the face of a new digital coin.
A severely disabled woman has died after her local council cut her off from 18 care agencies. She was unable to leave her bed to eat, drink, or go to the toilet, but was left to fend for herself only days before Christmas.
Russian Curling Federation chief Dmitry Svishchev has implied the doping scandal surrounding Olympic curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky was an “external action” motivated by jealousy of his wife’s good looks.
Russian billionaire and Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov will help Russian biathletes launch legal proceedings in the US against World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) informant Grigory Rodchenkov.
In a fierce Twitter skirmish, former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has tried to explain the evil of Russia’s “election meddling.” Turns out, it’s all about definitions.