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The Explosive-Carrying Drones in Venezuela Won’t Be the Last

On Saturday, as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gave a speech in Caracas before a large military assemblage, drones carrying explosives approached, officials there said, detonating near the stage. While Maduro was unharmed, Venezuelan information minister Jorge Rodriguez said that the attack injured seven soldiers. It's a method of assault that only a few years ago felt unthinkable, but has quickly become inevitable. Details remain scarce about the exact nature of the attack, which Rodriguez characterized as an “assassination attempt,” including what type of drones were used and the nature of…

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Merkel Vows Full Probe After Van Crashed in Crowd in Muenster

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised a full investigation after a man killed two people by driving a van into a street cafe in the western city of Muenster, then fatally shot himself on the scene. About 20 people were injured in the incident on Saturday afternoon, which recalled recent terrorist attacks using vehicles, including one on a Christmas market in Berlin in 2016 that killed 12 people. The driver was a German national and there are "no indications" he had extremist Islamic ties, Herbert Reul, the interior minister of the…

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UK wants G7 to take collective action on online extremism

The UK Prime Minister is using the annual G7 summit of seven of the worlds major industrialized democraciesto push for more to be done aboutonline extremism, including co-ordinating on ways to force social media platformsto be more pro-active about removing and reporting extremist content to authorities. Theresa May is chairing a counter-terrorism session at the G7 summit today in Sicily, meeting with the leaders of the US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and representatives ofthe European Union. Its a drumher own Home Secretary has been banging at homeApril, for example,…

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Nice Attack: Has a Bisexual Muslim Hustler Put France on the Path to Civil War?

PARIS What French investigators found on the phones of the Muslim murderer who slaughtered 84 people on the promenade along the sea in Nice, France, on Thursday night should not be surprising. But it was. The cops were looking for imams. What they found were johns. It turns out Mohamed Mondher Larouaeij Bouhlel was a hustler, as one senior member of the French security establishment told The Daily Beast. He was inclined to have sex with any gender, and, according to a report in Le Parisien, which has strong law…

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The Terrorist Tipping Point: What Pushed the Tsarnaev Brothers to Violence?

The emerging profile of the Tsarnaev brothers alleged to have bombed the Boston Marathon suggests that they have much in common with terrorists of the pastmany of whom had nothing to do with Islam. Indeed, what we know of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is beginning to fit into a revealing pattern.

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