1. Three dead, 11 injured in shooting in Strasbourg
At least three people were killed and 11 wounded in a shooting in the Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday evening.
According to reports, one of the wounded victims is a tourist who was shot in the stomach.
French interior minister Christophe Castaner confirmed on Tuesday night that the death toll in the shooting stands at three, and added that the manhunt for the shooter continues.
Castaner also said that security will be increased in all Christmas markets and other events in France.
The assailant is said to be armed and still at large. He has reportedly been identified by French police.
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3. EUROPE'S SHAME: Terrified Jewish people facing “no-go zones” - shock EU report
ANTI-SEMITISM is rampant across Europe with a shock new EU report warning of a rise in “no-go zones” for Jewish people.
The report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights found a worrying rise in anti-Semitism - especially in Germany, which was highlighted as a particularly hostile environment. Out of 16,395 Jews interviewed during the study, 75 percent of German interviewees abstain from wearing Jewish symbols in public, with 46 percent of Jews in Germany avoid entering certain areas.
Up to 44 percent from Germany have even considered immigrating due to feeling unsafe in no-go areas. Of those questioned, 85 percent of German Jews consider anti-Semitism to be a major problem, with 41 percent having said they have suffered an anti-semitic experience.
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7. China threatens consequences if Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is not released
China is threatening to take aggressive action against Canada if the country fails to release Huawei’s CFO from custody and obeys a U.S. extradition request.
“For Canada, if they do not correctly handle this matter there will be serious consequences. You asked, what kind of serious consequences would these be? I can tell you in one sentence – it is totally up to Canada.” — Lu Kang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman.
China’s foreign ministry also said, according to an agreement between China and Canada, the Canadian government should have told the Chinese consulates and embassies Meng was going to be arrested. However, that didn’t happen.
China’s foreign ministry also cited human rights concerns surrounding Meng’s detention.
“During Ms. Meng Wanzhou’s detention, certain measures, including inhumane measures used against her, the provision of medical treatment necessary for her and measures for her basic well-being, were not in place at all,” stated Kang. “We think this is inhumane and has breached her human rights.”
8. Satellite imagery shows hundreds of Russian tanks near the border with Ukraine
Satellite imagery from Google Earth taken in November shows hundreds of Russian main battle tanks at a new military base on the outskirts of the Kamensk-Shakhtinsky.
The large-scale military base only 18 kilometers away from the border with toward rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine. Images show hundreds of main battle tank like as T-64 and also T-62M, while a thousand military trucks, artillery systems and tankers are located slightly higher.
Russia has been ramping up its forces near the border with Ukraine since August and now poses the greatest military threat since 2014, the year Moscow annexed Crimea, the commander of Ukraine’s armed forces told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.
Muzhenko said Russian troop levels were at “the highest” since 2014, when Moscow annexed Crimea and then deployed forces to eastern Ukraine.
9. French criminologist Xavier Raufer explains explosive Yellow Vest protests: “The French as a people are ferocious”
Link to original program.
Scenes of “Yellow Vest” looting and property damage
10. Germany: Spying in the day care centre?
German television show discusses controversial brochure that aims to help educators detect suspicious and “right-wing” parents with former Mayor the Neukölln borough of Berlin, Heinz Buschkowsky.