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Archive for the ‘ World News ’ Category

Obama Denies Monitoring Merkel’s Phone

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German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has summoned the US ambassador to Germany to discuss information obtained by German authorities that the US may have monitored Angela Merkel’s mobile phone.

However these claims have been denied by US President Barack Obama, who received a phone call from Merkel yesterday as she demanded immediate clarification and told him if such surveillance had taken place it amounted to a “grave breach of trust”.

Germany have since summoned the US ambassador John B Emerson to Berlin. Continue reading

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Independent Review Sought Following Irish Roma Scandal

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Loredana and Iancu, parents of Iancu Junior (2) and his sister. Two gardai called to their home on Tuesday and asked the boy’s father to come with them.

Pavee Point have called on Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald TD to establish an independent review of the actions of state authorities in respect of the removal of Roma children from their families in recent days.

Gardai took two Roma children from their families in Dublin and Westmeath this week in light of the case of Maria , a blonde haired blue eyed child who was found living in a Roma camp in central Greece with a couple who are not her biological parents. That couple have since been charged with abduction.

Pavee Point has said it is disturbed that there have been two recent cases of young Roma children being removed from their families as a matter of first resort and not as a matter of last resort that would normally be the case in all but the most extreme child protection cases. Continue reading

British Terrorist’s Bin Laden Love Letter Revealed

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Police have revealed a number f files that were uncovered following a search of Islamic terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite’s computer.

The British woman turned terrorist is believed to have been involved in last month’s Kenyan mall attack, and now a picture has emerged of a woman who admired Osama bin Laden and wished her children to become “holy warriors.”

Known as the “White Widow,” Lewthwaite was married to London bomber Germaine Lindsey, who took part in the 7/7 bombing that killed 52 people. In the months after the attack, Samantha denounced her husband and fled the country. Continue reading

12 Year Old Kills Teacher Before Turning Gun On Himself

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A 12 year old student armed with a handgun shot and killed a teacher and injured two classmates before taking his own life at his middle school in Nevada.

The incident happened shortly before classes began this morning at Sparks Middle School.

Both of the injured students were rushed to a nearby hospital where one underwent emergency surgery. Continue reading

DNA Test To Establish Identity Of Mystery Roma Child

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DNA tests are to be carried out today to establish the identity of a seven-year-old blond girl who was taken from a Roma couple in Dublin.

It is a case very similar to that of Maria, a little girl found in a Roma camp in Greece with a couple who aren’t her parents.

Gardai were called to a house in Tallaght on Monday afternoon following a tip off and removed the girl. The couple, who claim to be the girl’s parents say she belongs to them and was born in 2006. Continue reading

Miliband Fuming As Reporter Crashes Private Memorial

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Ed Miliband has written to Lord Rothermere, the proprietor of the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday newspapers to complain after a reporter showed up to a private memorial event uninvited.

The Labour Party leader is furious after the reporter , who has since been suspended , showed up and began pressing his grief stricken family for comments. Continue reading

FBI Shut Down Drugs And Hitman Hiring Website

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The FBI has shut down an online black market used to buy drugs and hire hitmen, arresting the mastermind in the process.

29 year old Ross William Ulbricht is accused of “controlling and overseeing all aspects” of hidden website Silk Road, as well as plotting to kill another person who was trying to extort money from him.

Ulbricht, known as Dread Pirate Roberts on the site, is also charged with drug trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering arising from his enterprise which he established to “abolish the use of coercion and aggression against mankind.” Continue reading

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