Lone surviving attacker in Paris massacre guilty of murder

PARIS (AP) – The lone survivor of a team of Islamic State extremists who terrorized Paris in 2015 was convicted Wednesday of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history. The special terrorism court also convicted 19 other men involved in the assault … Read more

Turkey Backs NATO Membership for Sweden, Finland

MADRID — The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is on a course to admit Finland and Sweden following an agreement with Turkey, a move that would add vast territory and new military capabilities in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The two Nordic countries, which had long shunned joining the alliance, abruptly changed their stance … Read more

Adelaide man who downloaded Christchurch mosque attack video handed suspended jail sentence

An Adelaide man who downloaded video of the 2019 Christchurch mosque attack, but “no longer holds racist ideology”, has been handed a suspended jail sentence. Key points: Bennett Russell Maynard-Brown downloaded videos of the Christchurch terror attack off Facebook Magistrate Roderick Jensen found the accused had no interest in watching the “violent” videos His sentence … Read more

NATO chief: Turkey has ‘legitimate concerns’ over terrorism

HELSINKI (AP) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that Turkey has “legitimate concerns” over terrorism and other issues that need to be taken seriously. Turkey has accused Finland and Sweden of supporting Kurdish militants and says it will not back the two Nordic nations joining NATO until they change their policies. Speaking at a … Read more

US sees heightened extremist threat heading into midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) – A looming Supreme Court decision on abortionan increase of migrants at the US-Mexico border and the midterm elections are potential triggers for extremist violence over the next six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday. The US was in a “heightened threat environment” already, and these factors may worsen the situation, … Read more

George Street reopens to traffic after suspicious package found in front of Peterborough City Hall

A suspicious package left in front of Peterborough City Hall on Thursday afternoon was removed by Ontario Provincial Police officers. Around 1 pm the suspicious package was discovered and City Hall, which had just reopened following Saturday’s storm and power outage, was evacuated and closed for the rest of the day while city police investigated. … Read more

Saudi Arabia says the kingdom’s hands are outstretched to Iran

Saudi Arabia is seeing some progress on dialogue with its longtime adversary Iran, but not enough, the kingdom’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud told CNBC on Tuesday. In the meantime, the minister says it is eager to improve the two countries’ relationship. “In Saudi Arabia, and I think it’s the same in the … Read more

‘Anti-Semitic’ vicar faces Church of England ban

An “anti-Semitic” vicar faces being thrown out of the Church of England amid accusations that he spread 9/11 conspiracy theories and shared platforms with Holocaust deniers. The Rev Dr Stephen Sizer, 68, denies his actions were anti-Semitic, arguing they were political and aimed at the state of Israel, not Jewish people. However, at a clergy … Read more

NATO Bids From Finland and Sweden Now Depend on Turkey’s President

ISTANBUL — NATO membership for Finland and Sweden, potentially among the most dramatic shifts in European security policy in decades, now depends largely on the decision of one man: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mr. Erdogan’s decision to block a speedy entrance for the two countries into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has opened the … Read more

Grand jury indicates man in Buffalo supermarket shooting

BUFFALO, NY (AP) – The white man accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket appeared briefly in court Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on a first-degree murder charge. Assistant district attorney Gary Hackbush said the indictment of Payton Gendron, 18, was handed up Wednesday. Gendron, wearing orange clothing and mask, … Read more