Apr 072017
 

Stockholm truck attack left four dead and 12 injured.

A hijacked truck plowed through the crowd in central Stockholm killing four people and injuring 12 others. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said that “Sweden has been attacked.”

Stockholm attack suspect (pic: police)

One person was arrested tonight said police spokesman Lars Byström adding that the man arrested is the one who appears in a photo made public a few hours ago.

Shocking CCTV images show the moment when the truck goes by as terryfied pedestrians try to find shelter inside the shops.

The beer truck was stolen as it made a delivery nearby, according to the company that owned it. Eyewitnesses saw the vehicle being driven at high speed along Drottninggatan (Queen Street) before it plunged into the front of a department store.

There were also reports of a separate shooting incident in a second location about 20 minutes from the pedestrian shopping street where the crash emerged.

An eyewitness told CNN that the driver “put his foot on the gas and drove into the crowd.”

“He came from Olof Palmes Street and drove down to Drottninggatan. It was like he was driving through paper. It’s like it was nothing. I can’t even believe how a person could do such a thing. And then he just kept on going. I was in shock.”

Video: Truck runs into Stockholm crowd in Europe’s latest vehicle-ramming attack

Apr 072017
 

Andreea Cristea, a 31-year-old Romanian woman who was injured in the vehicle-ramming attack that rocked London on March 22, has died, said Scotland Yard. She had been hospitalized for two weeks in critical condition.

Andreea Cristea Andrei Burnaz

Andreea Cristea and her partner Andrei Burnaz

Romanian ambassador to UK, Dan Mihalache, confirmed the death of the young woman adding that all necessary assistance for repatriation of her body will be provided.

The family statement reads: “After fighting for her life for over two weeks, our beloved and irreplaceable Andreea – wonderful daughter, sister, partner, dedicated friend and the most unique and life loving person you can imagine – was cruelly and brutally ripped away from our lives in the most heartless and spiritless way. She will always be remembered as our shining ray of light that will forever keep on shining in our hearts.”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said he was “deeply saddened to hear of the death of Andreea Cristea”. He tweeted: “Londoners hold her & her loved ones in our thoughts today.”

Andreea Cristea was on a weekend break in the British capital along with her boyfriend Andrei Burnaz who had been planning to pop the question. But the romantic holiday turned into a drama as the couple were on Westminster Bridge when a man crashed his vehicle into the crowd.

Ms. Cristea was run over and thrown into the Thames river before being recovered by rescuers and taken to the hospital. She suffered a brain surgery for a blood clot removal, and her condition appeared to improve. Her lungs began to heal, but she never regained consciousness. Unfortunately she passed away Thursday thus becoming the fifth fatality of the terror attack that ranks as the worst in the UK in the past 12 years.

Khalid Masood rammed pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed a officer before being shot dead by law enforcement units. The attack left five people dead and 40 wounded.

According to BBC, the other people killed on the bridge were Aysha Frade, 44, who worked at a London sixth-form college, US tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, from Utah, and retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, from south London. Father-of-two PC Keith Palmer was fatally stabbed outside Parliament.

Mar 202017
 

Passports around the world come in the shades of four primary colors, and each country has its own reason for choosing one of them.

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Passports come in 4 different colours (pic: money.cnn.com)

Red
This is the most common colour. Passports with red covers are usually selected by post-communist countries. Citizens of Slovenia, China, Serbia, Russia, Latvia, Romania, Poland and Georgia have red passports. Most of the European Union nations feature passport covers of burgundy or varying shades of red, Brightside.me reveals.

Blue
This is the second most common colour for a passport. A blue cover symbolizes the “new world”. 15 countries in the Caribbean have blue passports. As for the South American nations, this color represents the connection with Mercosur, a trade union. This includes Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.

Green
Most Muslim countries have green passports. There are a few exceptions: Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Green is considered the favorite color of Prophet Muhammad and a symbol of nature and life.

Black
These are the rarest passports. They can be found in some African countries such as Botswana, Zambia, Burundi, Gabon, Angola, Chad, Congo, Malawi etc. New Zealand’s citizens have black passports as well, because black is country’s national color.

Mar 202017
 

During a hearing in Congress on Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed officially for the first time that the Bureau is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections.

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FBI Director James Comey (public domain)

Mr Comey said: “That includes the nature of any links of individuals associated with the Trump campaign and Russia. This will also include whether any crimes were committed.”

Comey described the investigation as “open and ongoing”. He drew attention at the hearing that leaks of classified information is a crime.

The United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence invited James Comey and his counterpart from the supervisory agency for communications (NSA), Mike Rogers, to testify about any possible ties between Russia and Trump’s camp.

Republican Congressman and Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes, has already suggested that there is no evidence that Trump’s team was involved in a campaign of destabilization.
Source: The Telegraph

Mar 202017
 
David Rockefeller dead! World's oldest billionaire has died at 101

David Rockefeller, a former banker, philanthropist and world’s oldest billionaire according to Forbes Magazine, died on Monday at age 101. He passed away peacefully at his family’s home in Pocantico Hills, New York. The cause of Rockefeller’s death was congestive heart failure. His grandfather was the legendary oil tycoon John Davidson Rockefeller Sr. (1839 – […]

Mar 202017
 
Plane crashes at Wau airport in South Sudan. "Miraculous survival of all passengers"

A passenger plane crashed at Wau airport in South Sudan on Monday. According to initial reports, all people on board were feared dead, then radio station Juba claimed that at least 9 people were pulled out alive from the burned-out wreckage and taken to the local hospital. UPDATE: Miraculous survival! CNN reveals that all 43 […]

Mar 192017
 
Mobile app helps you find your lost pet

An application for mobile phone comes to the aid of those who lose their loved animals. The app, which was launched by three young people from Iasi, Romania, scans all announcements about lost animals and sends alerts to all users in the area indicated by ads’ owner. The application “Găsitorii” ((Pet)-Finders) is free and very […]

Mar 192017
 
Turkey "expels" 40 Dutch cows amid tensions with the Netherlands: "They started to cause serious problems"

Political tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands move into the economic area. After a harsh high-level diplomatic row between the two countries, a Turkish farming association decided to expel a group of 40 cows imported from Holland. Members of the Ankara-based Beef and Lamb Producers Association decided to send 40 cows back to the Netherlands, […]

Mar 192017
 
VIDEO: What happens when speeding Amtrak train runs through station clearing rails of snow

Passengers waiting on the platform of a railway station in the United States put themselves into serious danger as the train cleared the tracks of a thick blanket of snow left behind by storm Stella. Despite seeing the fast-moving Amtrack locomotive plowing through the deep snow, many people did not even bother to seek shelter, […]

Feb 272017
 
(VIDEO / PHOTO) Romanian Protesters Develop Human EU Flag During 27th Day of Consecutive Anti-Corruption Rallies

About 5,000 Romanians have created the European Union flag during an anti-Government protest at the Victory Square in central Bucharest on Sunday. The crowd marked the 27th consecutive day (& night) of rallies since January 31 when Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu’s cabinet passed the controversial emergency decree decriminalizing the corruption offences. The decree was meanwhile […]