EUROPOL: 'IS' LIKELY TO TARGET EU IN 'NEAR FUTURE'
Europol has said the 'Islamic State' has organized several dozen people in Europe ready to carry out terror attacks. The terror group is likely to hit soft targets to instill fear in the public. The so-called "Islamic State" group is likely to carry out terror attacks in the European Union in the near future, Europol said in a report.
HOLLANDE WILL NOT RUN FOR ANOTHER TERM IN 2017 VOTE
The center-left president listed his perceived achievements before confirming that he would not seek a second term in 2017. Hollande was among the least popular presidents in the history of France. Hollande said his decisions were driven "by the higher calling for the good of the land," while addressing the nation on Thursday.
Green Party candidate pushes for vote recount in Wisconsin
Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on Thursday launched a bid to seek a vote recount in Wisconsin, the first of three Rust Belt states won by Donald Trump where she intends to challenge the result. Stein's campaign announced Thursday that it had raised the $1.1 million necessary to fund a recount in Wisconsin and was on track to do the same in Pennsylvania and Michigan, having raised $2.7 million of a $4.5 million goal.
British ex-PMs raise possibility of new Brexit vote
Former British prime minister John Major believes there is a "credible case" for a second referendum on Brexit, a newspaper reported Friday, after his successor Tony Blair suggested the process could be stopped. Major, a former leader of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party, warned against the "tyranny of the majority" in implementing the June vote to leave the European Union, in which 52 percent opted for Brexit.
Stairs from Eiffel Tower sell for over half a million pounds
A section of stairs from the Eiffel Tower in Paris was sold for more than half a million pounds, more than 10 times the pre-sale estimate. The 14 wrought-iron steps from a winding staircase between the second and third floors of the Paris landmark went for $556,000 after furious bidding at the sale. The stairs date from 1889, when the legendary French engineer Gustave Eiffel built the 324-metre edifice as the centrepiece of the Paris Universal Exhibition.