Continental Breakfast


Top German spy warns of political cyber attacks

Germany’s foreign intelligence chief is warning of cyber attacks aimed at political destabilisation as the country prepares for an election next year.

And Bruno Kahl says evidence suggests there was Russian involvement in hacking during the US presidential campaign.


Keith Ellison enters race to lead Democratic National Committee

The liberal congressman, who started his career as a community organizer, has emerged as the clear choice among progressive Democrats after their stunning loss last weekend. Many from the Bernie Sanders wing are seething over their party’s decision to run a legacy candidate in a year when the electorate demanded change.


Racial profiling, budget concerns top police board meeting

Councillors’ request that the Ottawa police board pause before approving a budget that several thought was setting the force up for failure was just one of the items highlighting a particularly charged board meeting Monday evening.


Swedanistan: Cars Set Ablaze In Stockholm Suburb

When the firefighters arrived at the scene, two cars were completely burned out and another one sustained burn damage. Similar incidents occurred on Saturday and Sunday, in the nearby area of Hallunda. The district is known for a high rate of criminality and drug distribution. Over the last year, around 70 cars have been burned in the region near the Swedish capital.


French Voters Poised To Elect Their Own Version Of Trump

The French held their next round of presidential primaries today to determine the general election candidate for the “center right.” It was a battle between ex-premier Francois Fillon and another former prime minister, Alain Juppe. Fillon is described as an “economic radical” and social conservative. When the dust settled, Fillon won it running away.


Raise Your Hand If You’re Surprised By This

Apparently, we’ve had quite a drop in global average temperatures this year, and high temperatures are expected to end. This is reeeeeally inconvenient for folks like Dr. Gavin Schmidt, who’s the head of NASA’s climate division, and who’s been one of the people insisting that recent higher temperatures are the result of long-term global warming.


The UK Is About to Legalize Mass Surveillance

The Act, which has received overwhelming support in both the House of Commons and Lords, formally legalizes a number of mass surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden in 2013. It also introduces a new power which will force internet service providers to store browsing data on all customers for 12 months.


Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill Praises Trump and Says What Every Liberal Politician in the West is too Afraid to Say

In an interview about the changing moral landscape of the West and the future of Christianity, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, the figurehead of the largest church in all of Christian Orthodoxy, gave some resounding yet critical analyses of Europe and the West’s policy towards their socio-political matters.


FBI and NSA Poised to Gain New Surveillance Powers Under Trump

Trump’s first two choices to head law enforcement and intelligence agencies — Republican Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Republican Representative Mike Pompeo for director of the Central Intelligence Agency — are leading advocates for domestic government spying at levels not seen since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


Hillary Clinton Officially Signs On To Wisconsin Recount Effort

Clinton’s lawyer filed the paperwork with the Dane County clerk on Tuesday, LawNewz reported. On Monday, Stein filed a complaint against the Wisconsin Elections Commission calling for a recount of the Wisconsin vote. A court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, and the recount is set to begin on Thursday.