France beefs up security services and creates unit to monitor radical inmates ahead of high-risk weekend
France is to beef up its domestic spy agency, create a national anti-terror prosecutor and a special unit to monitor radicalised inmates when they leave prison, the prime minister announced on Friday.
Edouard Philippe announced the plan as authorities were set to deploy 110,000 police and security forces across France this weekend to protect citizens from attack on Bastille Day and during street parties should the national football team win the World Cup on Sunday.
Police find source of Novichok poisoning in victim’s house
Counter terrorism investigators recovered a small glass bottle from the home of victim, Charlie Rowley, which has tested positive for the deadly chemical.
Further tests on the bottle and its contents are now being carried out, but it is hoped it could also provide crucial evidence to prove who attacked former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in March.
Trump savages London mayor: Look at what is going on in London, I think he has done a very bad job on crime and terrorism
In an interview with The Sun, President Trump heavily criticised London mayor Sadiq Khan. The President mentioned the numerous terrorist attacks across Europe, especially in London, which had four attacks just last year. He highlighted what Londoners, as well as the rest of the UK, are already thinking but the media refuses to report, that Sadiq Khan has “done a very bad job on terrorism”.
The Rise and Decline of Black Lives Matter: A Toronto Case Study
In July 2016, the Toronto chapter of Black Lives Matter brought the city’s world-famous Pride parade to a halt. BLM supporters staged a sit-in to protest Pride Toronto’s alleged ‘anti-blackness.’ The parade restarted only after the organizer hastily signed a document containing a long list of demands, including the removal of official police floats from future parades. BLM had taken on one of the most prominent civic events on Toronto’s annual calendar, and won.
Two years later, it’s a different story. During the 2018 Pride festivities, BLM did not take part in the main parade, opting instead for the less popular, more overtly political Dyke March and Trans March.
Ontario cancelling 758 ‘unnecessary and wasteful’ renewable energy contracts
The Ontario government intends to cancel more than 750 renewable energy contracts in a bid to save the province’s taxpayers a few extra dollars on their hydro bills.
Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford made the sweeping announcement on Friday, labelling the clean energy projects “unnecessary and wasteful” in an afternoon press statement.