The driver of the van driven Thursday into crowds on a key tourist street in Barcelona, leaving at least 13 people dead and dozens wounded, is reportedly among the suspects killed by police following a second attack hours later in the Catalan seaside resort of Cambrils, two Spanish newspapers report.
The deadly attack on locals and tourists walking through Barcelona’s Las Ramblas district is part of a strategy on the part of ISIS to target popular destinations in major cities across Europe and a signal that any major metropolitan area could be hit, say some who have studied similar attacks.
No one who’s paid any attention to what’s been happening in the U.S. for the last two years could dare ask after Charlottesville, “How did it come to this?” Nor can those who truly understand the dark chapters of American history deny the darkness of this moment.
A Hong Kong court sends three student leaders to prison for their roles in huge pro-democracy protests nearly three years ago, in the latest sign that tolerance for dissent is waning in the Chinese-ruled former British colony.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe was in South Africa on Thursday as his wife faced accusations of assaulting a 20-year-old model, and police said a “red alert” had been issued to prevent Grace Mugabe from leaving the country.
The captain of a U.S. navy warship that lost seven sailors in a collision with a commercial container ship in June will be relieved of command and nearly a dozen others face punishment, the navy’s second-ranking admiral said Thursday.
Donald Trump defended the “history and culture” represented by statues of Confederate leaders early Thursday, even as the descendants of one southern general called for the removal of a memorial to their great-great-grandfather.