Islamic State said it would attack polling stations in Iraq during parliamentary election next month and that anyone who participated in the vote would be considered an infidel. In an audio message released late on Sunday, the militant group's spokesman accused Iraq's Shi'ite-led government of being a proxy of Iran and warned that anyone who runs or votes in the May 12 election would be targeted. Iraqi officials have said polling stations will be well protected.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian court has found Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam guilty of attempted terrorist murder of police during a shootout with police in Brussels in March 2016, Belgian news agency Belga said on Monday.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea halted anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts across the rivals' tense border on Monday days before their leaders are to sit down for talks expected to focus on the North's nuclear program, Seoul officials said. Seoul had blasted propaganda messages and K-pop songs from border loudspeakers since the North's fourth nuclear test in early 2016. Pyongyang quickly matched Seoul's campaign with its own border broadcasts and launches of balloons carrying anti-South leaflets across the border. South Korea, however, turned off its broadcasts to try to ease military tensions and establish an environment for peaceful talks, Seoul's Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Donald Trump did not attend Saturday’s funeral of Barbara Bush in Houston, Texas. Reporters were told that was because Trump generously wanted to spare the mourning Bush family the “disruptions due to added security” that would have come with his presidential presence.
Police officers in Saraland, Alabama, faced accusations they used excessive force to arrest a black woman at a Waffle House in the early hours of Sunday, April 22, during a dispute over plastic cutlery.
This video of Chikesia Clemons’s arrest was captured by her friend Canita Adams. It shows the moment officers detained Clemons and pushed her to the floor. At one point during the arrest, Clemons can be heard asking the officers “What are you doing?” to which an officer responds, “I’ll break your arm, that’s what I’m about to do.”
The dramatic arrest happened at the Waffle House on Industrial Parkway in Saraland, according to AL.com. Police were called after Clemons insisted she should not have to pay a 50 cent charge for plastic cutlery, as she had not previously been charged for cutlery the night before at the same restaurant.
A sit-in protest was held at the restaurant on Sunday afternoon, AL.com said.
Clemons faces charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, the report said. A police spokesman told the news site it was investigating the arrest and the accompanying social media video. Credit: Canita Adams via Storyful
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Top European Union official Donald Tusk says his appearance in court in a case relating to the 2010 plane crash that killed Poland's president and 95 others is about "important matters."
The sprawling network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is having a very good run with President Donald Trump in the White House and Republican control of Congress. Tax cuts are now signed into law. ...