1. In joint presser, Putin claims that over USD $400,000,000 was paid to Hillary Clinton's election campaign
2. Iran Arrests 46 In Fresh Crackdowns On Instagram Models
Iranian authorities have arrested dozens of people in fresh crackdowns on models and associated colleagues posting “immoral images” online.
The official IRNA news agency reported Monday that officials in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, some 1250 kilometers, or 630 miles, south of the capital Tehran, arrested eight women and 36 other people in the photography, beauty salons and wedding businesses who used Instagram to share what they considered indecent images and clips.
Police said they were "damaging public virtue through the organized spreading of anti-cultural" activities.
3. Putin Brings Up George Soros, Calls for “Reciprocity” in Fighting Election Meddling
4. FRANCE: Rioting and looting break out after World Cup win
From the AP archives, here’s what the French celebration looked like after their 1998 World Cup win:
5. Norway: Muslim “unaccompanied child refugee” stabs man to death inside store, motive unknown
A so-called unaccompanied child refugee from Afghanistan has been arrested for a brutal assassination in Vadsø in Norway last Saturday, reports Norwegian TV2. The detainee has a temporary residence permit and came to Norway in 2015.
It was just after 10PM on Saturday night that the Finnmark police were alerted to a stabbing at the Coop Extra store in Vadsø in northeastern Norway.
At the site, 18-year-old Håvard Pedersen was found stabbed to death.
Although there was a doctor on the scene, the victim’s life was not saved.
The victim worked in the store where he was found.
A so-called 17-year-old has now been arrested for the killing. According to the police, he is an immigrant with a temporary residence permit. Unlike in Sweden, Norwegian media has been quick to announce the suspect’s ethnic background.
6. UK: Non-EU Migration “Highest in 13 Years”, EU Migration “Possibly Undercounted by 500,000”
The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show non-EU net migration is at its highest for 13 years, according to Migration Watch UK, which also claims EU net migration may have been undercounted by half a million since 2004.
The ONS bulletin notes that non-EU net immigration, at +227,000, was twice the level of EU net migration at +101,000 — meaning that even if immigration from the EU was eliminated entirely, the Tories would be nowhere near achieving their 2010, 2015, and 2017 manifesto pledges to bring net immigration down to “the tens of thousands”.
With new Home Secretary Sajid Javid relaxing immigration controls, it is unlikely the target will ever be met — lending further credence to former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s claims that the Tories never seriously intended to bring immigration down.
7. Philippine army arrests wife of top Islamist militant in south
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers arrested the wife of a top leader of a pro-Islamic State militant group, and killed a suspected bomber in separate raids in a southern city, the army said on Monday.
Nafisa Pundog, who had been in hiding for two years since her escape from prison, was arrested in General Santos City, said army spokesman Major Ezra Balagtey.
Her husband Human Abdul Najib, alias Abu Dar, is the new leader of the pro-Islamic State Maute group, which seized the lakeside town of Marawi for five months last year, he added.
“She did not resist arrest,” Balagtey told reporters, adding that materials to make improvised bombs were seized from her hideout.
8. Robert Ménard: “COEXIST is sort of an invention of the TV studio. Nobody wants to coexist”
Former journalist, co-founder of Reporters Sans Frontières and current Mayor of Béziers Robert Ménard continues his attempt to tell his journalist friends that they are out of touch with the people on the issue of mass migration.
9. Corbyn denies there is a “problem” with Pakistani men grooming white girls and says “other communities commit crime too” - after one of his own MPs quit for speaking out on the issue
Jeremy Corbyn today denied there was a “particular problem” with Pakistani men grooming white girls as he faced a backlash for sacking a Labour frontbencher who highlighted the issue.
The Labour leader was accused of ignoring reality and blocking “open, honest debate” as he insisted “much crime is committed by white people”.
The row escalated after Sarah Champion was forced to resign as shadow women and equalities secretary for writing an article stating: “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls.”
The piece followed the conviction of 18 members of a grooming ring in Newcastle.
10. UK cops clampdown on flags - Union Jack, and Trump
For Britain - Our Union flag is banned
Red Cap boy frog marched out of Speaker's Corner by cops for having a Trump flag