US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CALLS ARREST OF WIKILEAKS' ASSANGE A 'PRIORITY'
The arrest of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is a US "priority," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, as media reports indicated his office was preparing charges against the fugitive anti-hero. "We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks," Sessions, America's top cop, said at a news conference in response to a reporter's question about a US priority to arrest Assange.
FRENCH INVESTIGATORS PROBE LATEST PARIS ATTACK
French security officials are investigating a Thursday night shooting attack on Paris’s Champs-Élysées, which killed one policeman and severely injured two others. The gunman, who was known to police, was shot dead shortly after the attack. Thursday night’s attack came just days before France goes to the polls in a hotly contested first round of the 2017 presidential election.
FRENCH PLOT SUSPECTS HAD MULTIPLE IDENTITIES
French investigators are trying to piece together the backgrounds of two men arrested a few days before the first round of France's presidential election, as they were allegedly planning an 'imminent' attack in the southern port city of Marseille. Clément Baur, 23, and Mahiedine Merabet, 29, two converts to radical Islam who once shared a prison cell, were detained on Tuesday by police and domestic intelligence agents in the southern city of Marseille.
MAJOR ANTI-MADURO PROTESTS PLANNED IN VENEZUELA
Opponents of the Venezuelan government vowed fresh huge protests on Thursday, upping the ante in their bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro after a day of deadly clashes in the oil-rich but beleaguered nation. A 17-year-old boy and a 23-year-old woman died after being shot Wednesday during massive protests, and a soldier outside Caracas was said to have been killed, bringing to eight the number of people killed this month in a mounting political crisis.
BRITISH MPS CALL FOR ASSAD'S WIFE TO LOSE CITIZENSHIP
UK lawmakers are calling on the government to strip Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife, Asma al-Assad, of her British citizenship, for supporting her husband's regime during the country's ongoing war. The Liberal Democrats' foreign affairs spokesman, MP Tom Brake, on Sunday accused Assad of using her international profile to defend "a barbarous regime".