A video showing a prominent field commander of the East Ukrainian militia amid rioters in Missouri’s Ferguson neighborhood sparked wild online speculation in Russia that the man, called a secret Russian agent by Kiev, is now on a mission in the US.
Moscow believes the West has more influence on various paramilitary forces in Ukraine - sponsored by local oligarchs - than Kiev does, Russian FM said citing the latest bickering between Right Sector and the Interior Ministry.
The preliminary results of a private autopsy showed that Michael Brown, the black teen killed by a police officer in the city of Ferguson, St. Louis County, Missouri, was shot at least six times, the New York Times reported on Sunday night.
Syrian government forces carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State, killing at least 31 jihadists on Sunday. The moderate rebels are calling for US strikes, as in neighboring Iraq, saying the regime is not fighting the Islamic State hard enough.
Rolf Buchholz, a German famed for having 453 piercings and an implanted pair of horns, was prevented from entering Dubai for a nightclub show, after customs officials deemed his presence a “security risk.”
The Syrian National Coalition has urged the international community, namely the US, to carry out airstrikes against the Islamic State radicals in Syria. According to Al Jazeera sources, Washington advised the Western-backed group to make such a plea.
Germany’s foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped at least one telephone conversation of US Secretary of State John Kerry and spied on NATO ally Turkey since 2009, Der Spiegel newspaper revealed on Saturday.
An adviser to Ukrainian Interior Minister, Anton Gerashchenko, has demanded on his Facebook page that journalists – especially Russian – do not disturb him concerning missing Russian journalist Andrey Stenin.
A woman flying from Colombia has been arrested at Madrid’s Barajas airport for carrying 1.7 kilograms of cocaine hidden in her breast implants. Police said her behavior was suspicious, which led to drugs agents intervening.
Amid reports of straining relations between the Obama administration and the Israeli government, Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid has stated that the ties with the US “are a strategic asset which we cannot endanger."