Greek offer to send peacekeeping troops to Libya could spark ‘indirect’ conflict between Ankara and Athens

Nikos Dendias, the Greek foreign minister, announced that his government was willing to deploy forces to the war-torn North African nation in order to monitor the ceasefire between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord…

Iraqis capture ISIS mufti so obese a TRUCK has to take him into custody, sparking slew of Twitter memes

Shifa Al-Nima, also known as Abu Abdul-Bari, was seized by an Iraqi SWAT team in western Mosul on Thursday, with security forces saying he was responsible for a fatwa to bomb the city’s Mosque of Prophet Yunus (Jonah). The historic…

‘Monumental’: Scientists successfully grow mysterious ancient organism that could be origin of life as we know it

The previously unknown organism was unearthed on the floor of the Arctic ocean in 2010. It was dubbed Lokiarchaeota in honor of the Loki’s Castle hydrothermal vent where it was found. What made the finding significant was that the peculiar…

‘Nobody in Poland cares about WWII anymore’: Warsaw ignores 75th anniversary of its liberation from fascism

Warsaw was taken from the Nazis on January 17, 1945, after a large-scale offensive by the Red Army and the Polish forces. The 75th anniversary of the historic victory is marked on Friday, but the capital of Poland isn’t preparing…

Manned Mars mission isn’t science fiction & could have ‘reconciliatory’ effect on the world – Russian cosmonaut Ryazansky

In an interview with SophieCo, the Russian cosmonaut and biochemist explained that manned space travel to Mars probably wouldn’t be any more dangerous, from a health perspective, than current space missions. He pointed out that “the total amount of radiation…

Enemy of my enemy is my friend? Greek ‘forces’ ready to deploy to Libya after Turkish troops set out to reinforce Haftar rivals

Nikos Dendias, Greece’s Foreign Minister, had “a long conversation” with General Khalifa Haftar, who paid a low-key visit to Athens ahead of a Libya peace conference in Berlin. “We want a ceasefire, the removal of mercenaries and the cancellation of illegal…

‘F***ing disgusting’: Backlash as rapper Eminem ‘jokes’ about Manchester Arena bombing in new track

Hours after releasing his new album ‘Music To Be Murdered By’ on Twitter, Eminem faced an angry backlash regarding one particular song titled, ‘Unaccommodating,’ in which he addresses his feud with fellow US rapper Machine Gun Kelly. It features the…

Louvre museum CLOSED as French pension-reform protesters block entrances (VIDEOS)

Dozens of demonstrators were in high spirits as they gathered at the entrance to the famous museum, chanting slogans and singing songs on a grey day in the French capital. The landmark was chosen as a demonstration site because it…

Eighty-six Pakistani Islamists handed decades in prison for role in violent rallies over Christian woman’s blasphemy acquittal

The decision was announced on Thursday by the court in Rawalpindi, a city near Islamabad. A leader of the radical Tehreek-e-Labbaik party, whose members were among the defendants, said that they would appeal the ruling. The 86 were accused of…

‘Remember the past & honor the dead’: Former president Walesa slams Poland’s failure to commemorate Warsaw’s WWII liberation

It’s been exactly 75 years since the Soviet Union’s 1st Byelorussian Front and the allied Polish 1st Army defeated the last remaining pocket of Nazi resistance, ending the five-year occupation of Warsaw. But the milestone event, in which 22,000 Soviet…