1. Migrants Torch Over 100 Cars Across Sweden in “Coordinated Attacks”
Sweden struck by coordinated arson attacks 3 weeks before elections
A string of arson attacks has rocked Sweden, 3 weeks ahead of September elections. Three suspects have been arrested, one of them in Turkey. It's widely thought that the timing of the fires, which appear to have been co-ordianted, was not accidental. Speculation is rife as to who carried out the attacks and what impact they may have on the electoral race,
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3. Turks are smashing their iPhones to protest Trump
Turks are taking sledgehammers, handguns and fire to iPhones in a symbolic backing of their government as it clashes with the Trump administration over a jailed American pastor. Videos showing Turkish citizens stomping on or otherwise destroying iPhones have proliferated online in recent days, following President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call for Turks to boycott U.S. products -- specifically the smartphones made by California tech giant Apple.
Erdogan issued the call and announced a massive hike in tariffs on U.S. goods this week after the U.S. raised tariffs on Turkish imports and aimed new sanctions at Turkish officials in the row over American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who remains under house arrest pending his trial in Turkey on charges of espionage and terrorism.
VIDEO: Turkey: People burn dollar bills in response to Trump tariffs
Turks smashing iPhones
Angry Turkish guy shoots a bullet through his iPhone to protest against USA and Trump
Turkish man proudly smashing an iPhone to protest America pic.twitter.com/DFZzOV6OEP— Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) August 16, 2018
4. Paris residents outraged by new public eco-friendly urinals
Ile-Saint-Louis is an upmarket, historic spot in the heart of Paris, right next to Notre Dame cathedral. Now, beside the 19th century poet Baudelaire's picturesque townhouse, a bright red urinal has been installed, overlooking passing tourist boats. Its lack of discretion has caused uproar.
5. Federal immigration minister removed from task force on asylum seekers
OTTAWA — Federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen — who criticized Queen’s Park’s views on asylum seekers — is no longer on a government task force overseeing the response to asylum seekers, a move cheered by his Ontario counterpart.
Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s minister of children, community and social services, said she was “encouraged” that Hussen was removed from the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration and replaced by former Toronto police chief Bill Blair, who was recently promoted to cabinet.
Blair was named to the new position of minister of border security and organized crime reduction, with responsibility for the issue of refugees who have been crossing into Canada from the U.S., mostly into Quebec.
6. UK: Hundreds cheer as British and Israeli flags burn in Derry
Hundreds gathered in the Bogside area of Derry on Wednesday to watch an annual controversial bonfire covered in British and Israeli flags alongside a number of poppy wreaths.
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8. British Security Services Engaged in Almost 700 Active Terror Investigations
UK security services are investigating almost 700 live terror probes, Downing Street has revealed, as Theresa May described Tuesday’s apparent terror incident as an attack on “our precious values of tolerance and freedom.”
The figures showing the number of live terror investigations surged to 676 at the end of June from more than 500 just three months earlier, were confirmed by the Prime Minister after a Sudanese origin immigrant ploughed a car into cyclists and pedestrians outside Parliament. The event is being treated as a terror incident by London police.
Warning that the threat from terrorism is “one of the starkest we have faced,” officials also reported that Britain saw the highest number of terror arrests since records began in the year to December — 412 out of a total of 2,029 arrests made since 2010.
May described the incident, which took place 15 months after six people were killed and 50 injured in the Westminster Bridge attack, as “appalling,” but urged Britons to “carry on as normal” claiming “the aim of extremists … is to divide us.”
9. Corbyn Slammed for Making Muslim Brotherhood Islamist Salute
Jeremy Corbyn has been slammed for allegedly making an Islamist salute, with the gesture linked to a radical anti-Semitic group.
Pictures of the far-left Labour leader making the gesture surfaced on social media, with critics saying it is associate the Muslim Brotherhood, who work towards creating a global Islamic caliphate.
They are banned as a terror group in Russia and across the Middle East and Arabia and are widely considered to be anti-Semitic.
He struck the pose in 2016, after being elected Labour leader, at the Finsbury Park mosque in his Islington constituency that was once an Islamist hub linked to numerous attacks. It has since reformed.
10. The country with Muslims but no mosque
Slovakia is one of very few European countries with no mosque, but that's not the only struggle for a Muslim community denied official status. The Slovak parliament made it even more difficult for them to gain recognition.