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Macron security aide scandal deepens with minister under fire

Macron security aide scandal deepens with minister under fire

Benalla, 26, faces possible charges of violence by a public official, illegal use of surveillance video and impersonating a police officer. In this video grab taken on July 19, 2018 from footage filmed on May 1, 2018 shows a man identified as Elysee Chief Security Officer Alexandre Benalla wearing a police visor as he drags away a demonstrator during May 1 protests in Paris .


At least 50 people dead in Greece following wildfires

At least 50 people dead in Greece following wildfires

AFP photographers saw the burnt bodies of humans and dogs. Tragically, one group of 26 bodies - believed to be family members - were found huddled together on a beachside cliff. The highway to the nearby town of Marathon was closed to traffic. "Fifteen fires had started simultaneously on three different fronts in Athens", government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said, adding that Greece requested drones from the United States to "observe and detect any suspicious activity".


North Korea ‘begins dismantling’ rocket test site | #TheCube

North Korea ‘begins dismantling’ rocket test site | #TheCube

According to The Associated Press , analysts say images show a rocket engine test stand and another building being razed by North Korean forces. "Since these facilities are believed to have played an important role in the development of technologies for the North's intercontinental ballistic missile program, these efforts represent a significant confidence-building measure on the part of North Korea", the monitoring group said in their report .


Israel shoots down Syrian regime jet over Golan Heights

Israel shoots down Syrian regime jet over Golan Heights

Israeli military forces have targeted a Syrian Air Force fighter jet over the Golan Heights as it was flying in Syria's airspace and conducting a series of airstrikes against the positions of foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants in the occupied territories.


Afghan Vice President Dostum returns after year in Turkey

Afghan Vice President Dostum returns after year in Turkey

The ethnic Uzbek and former warlord had been cheered by supporters on arrival. The plane carrying Gen. Dostum and other officials landed in Hamid Karzai International Airport few minutes earlier. Dostum, an ethnic Uzbek veteran of decades of Afghanistan's sometimes bloody politics , was unharmed and greeted cheering supporters at a rally in his office compound.



Iran's FM Javad Zarif tweets back at Trump: 'BE CAUTIOUS!'

Tensions resurfaced this week after Iranian president Hassan Rouhani warned the USA faces with "mother of all wars". At the White House, Trump later on Monday said, "none at all", in response to a shouted question about whether he had any concerns about provoking tensions with Iran.