International News

Holders DR Congo fail to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals after a 1-1 draw with neighbours Congo Brazzaville. […]

Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: BBC – Africa

The Nigerian leader spent three months in the UK seeking treatment for an unspecified illness. […]

Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: BBC – Africa

The regional Catalan government disagrees as the hunt continues for Younes Abouyaaqoub. […]

Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: BBC – Europe

Florence Omagbemi, who led Nigeria to an eighth Women’s African title, says she is ‘shocked’ at not making the shortlist for the role of coach. […]

Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: BBC – Africa

The Barcelona attackers killed 14 people—a middling tally for an ISIS attack in Europe. Watch one of the attackers prancing around like an idiot on the streets of Cambrils, Spain, before being shot dead by police, and you can see why the death toll might not have been higher. These do not appear to be trained commandos, moving calmly and tactically like the Bataclan attackers in November 2015. They are amateurs, and if they had any training at all, it doesn’t show.The biggest concern for counterterrorism officials, and indeed anyone interested in not being blown to smithereens in a Brussels […]

Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: The Atlantic – International

The BBC witnesses defiance and grief, but also anger and panic after a van attack killed 14 people. […]

Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: BBC – Europe

A Jet2 passenger said the fighter jet was so close she could read the writing on its tail fin. […]

Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: BBC – Europe

An inspection mission to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon is postponed by the Confederation of African Football (Caf). […]

Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: BBC – Africa

The Architects interrupt a gig in Amsterdam because the lead singer claims he sees a fan being groped. […]

Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: BBC – Europe

In 2004, near-simultaneous attacks on Madrid’s commuter train system killed 192 people and injured more than 2,000. Those attacks, blamed on al-Qaeda, remain the deadliest ever to have been carried out on European soil. They prompted Spanish authorities to reassess their internal-security posture—a process that involved hiring thousands of people whose job it was to stop another attack.Over the next 13 years, as Islamist terrorists targeted cities across Europe—London, Paris, Brussels, Nice, and Manchester to name a few—some of them multiple times, Spain arrested 700 people, convicted dozens, imprisoned 120 people for terrorism-related offenses, and foiled many plots. Spain’s strategy […]

Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: The Atlantic – International