Barcelona attack witness whose daughter survived Bataclan recalls horrible scenes (VIDEO)

Preview A witness to the Barcelona vehicle ramming attack, whose daughter survived the terror attack at the Bataclan theatre in Paris in 2015, said he felt horrible for the victims and blasted the media for helping the terrorists instill fear in people.
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5 terrorist suspects neutralized, possible bomb plot foiled at Cambrils seafront south of Barcelona

Preview At least 6 civilians were injured before Catalan police neutralized 5 terrorist suspects in the coastal town of Cambrils, some 100km from Barcelona. Police said a bomb squad was set to carry out several “controlled explosions.”
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‘They shot my mom dead’: RT seeks relatives of Russian-speaking orphan stranded in Iraq

Preview With scars across her face, an injured hand and tear-stained eyes, Mariam struggles to talk about the trauma she has faced. The Russian-speaking girl is in a Baghdad orphanage, and told RT her mother is dead and she doesn’t know where her father is.
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Chemical incident in Khan Shaykhun deliberately staged by militants, Syrian probe finds

Preview An investigation conducted by Syrian authorities indicates the Idlib chemical incident in April was orchestrated by terrorists, Syria’s deputy Foreign minister has said, and that the US used it as a pretext to attack the Shayrat Airbase.
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‘Syrian army protects us while we sleep’: Residents of ISIS-besieged Deir ez-Zor to RT

Preview Hopes of returning to normal existence lie with the Syrian army, residents of the ISIS-besieged city of Deir ez-Zor told RT in exclusive footage recorded just a stone’s throw from the frontline, where armed forces are making a final push to liberate the city.
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Washington and Beijing set up military dialogue mechanism to reduce ‘risk of miscalculations’

Preview The United States and China have agreed to enhance their direct military communication line in order to reduce chances of any “miscalculations” amid the Korean peninsula crisis and other standing issues between Washington and Beijing.
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‘If they do that, it’s game on’: Pentagon warns of war as Kim holds ‘Guam strike’ briefing

Preview North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has urged Washington to make the “right choice” and avert any confrontation after he was briefed on the plans of an “enveloping” strike on the US territory of Guam. The Pentagon meanwhile warned that any strike against the US could “very quickly” escalate into war.
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‘We were told smell of gas was fine’: Blast & fire leave several injured, homeless in Lisbon (VIDEO)

Preview Six people were injured, including two seriously after an explosion rocked an apartment building in downtown Lisbon, starting a fire. Residents have blamed authorities for negligence, saying that they complained about the smell of gas from floors used as tourist accommodation.
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Sunk submarine mystery: Danish inventor tells court he didn’t kill female journalist

Preview Danish inventor Peter Madsen, charged in court Saturday with the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who disappeared on Thursday after boarding his private submarine, has denied any guilt. He previously said he dropped her off on one of Copenhagen’s harbor islands.
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North Korea stands no chance against US, Guam threat is a bluff – Russian general to RT

Preview North Korea wouldn’t stand a chance against the US if the war of words between the two states escalates into a military conflict, Leonid Ivashov, a political analyst and retired Russian Colonel-General, told RT, urging a diplomatic solution to the crisis.
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‘Clear increase in stowaways’: 12 African migrants caught sneaking into Germany underneath train

Preview German police have detained 12 men from Nigeria, Somalia and Ivory Coast, taking a risky hike underneath the cargo of a freight train originating in Italy. Officials say there has been a rise in stowaways after other entry points were tightened up.
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‘Missiles to fly over Japan & land near Guam’: N. Korea’s strike plan vs US to be ready in ‘days’

Preview North Korean state media has outlined details of the country’s Guam strike plan expected to be ready by mid-August. The attack will reportedly include four missiles fired over Japan and landing within a few dozen kilometers of US territory.
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South Ossetia war, 9 years on: EU probe ignored, ‘nobody paid price’ for bloodshed

Preview On August 8, 2008, Georgia launched an attack on civilians and Russian peacekeepers in South Ossetia. Despite an EU probe concluding that Tbilisi initiated the conflict, no one in Georgia has been brought to justice “to pay the price” of the war, a Georgian politician has told RT.
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‘We fear for our families’: Naples residents film confrontation between migrants & soldiers (VIDEO)

Preview A video showing a confrontation between Italian soldiers and immigrants on the streets of Naples has gone viral. In the clip, the troops appear to arrest a man before being confronted by others, who attempt to wrest the detained man free.
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US-led coalition used banned white phosphorus on civilians in Syria – Damascus to UN

Preview The Syrian foreign ministry has, in correspondence to the United Nations, accused the US-led coalition of new atrocities against its civilians. It includes an attack on hospital in Raqqa and the use of “internationally banned white phosphorus munitions” against the Syrian people.
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Venezuela’s chief prosecutor ousted & blocked from office amid ongoing protests (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Preview The crisis in Venezuela entered a new phase after the country’s newly elected Constituent Assembly, during its first day of work and amid the ongoing violent protests, dismissed from office, the main opposition figure and Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega.
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Trump threatens China with new trade war, Beijing appears unmoved

Preview Amid expectations of the US launching investigations into China’s alleged theft of American intellectual property as well as unfair trade practices, Beijing appears unmoved by the imminent probe while US businesses fear reprisals in case the row unintentionally escalates.
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German police tried to recruit Hamburg attacker as informant – report

Preview German authorities were allegedly aware of Ahmad A.’s extremist tendencies for at least a year and tried to recruit him as an informant before the 26-year-old refugee went on a supermarket stabbing spree in Hamburg last week, killing one and injuring several others.
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‘No smuggling charges pressed’: Activist aboard ‘preventatively’ seized migrant rescue ship to RT

Preview An activist aboard the German NGO ship Iuventa, which has been impounded by Italian authorities on suspicion of conspiring with human traffickers, told RT that the seizure took place during a seemingly routine check and nobody has yet been officially charged.
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US plans ‘global’ drills to counter Russia & other complex threats – top US military official

Preview The US military is shifting towards a “more global” exercise program in preparation to deter what they term a “more assertive Russia” as well as countering other complex threats, a senior officer commanding the US forces in Europe has said.
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Iran vows ‘intelligent & proportional’ retaliation against US sanctions

Preview Iran has vowed to pursue smart and carefully considered countermeasures against the US after Donald Trump signed a bill which authorizes new sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Tehran believes the latest punitive measures violates the terms of P5+1+EU nuclear deal with Iran.
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‘Full-fledged economic war’: Medvedev slams Trump’s ‘humiliating’ cave-in on Russia sanctions

Preview The US establishment has fully outwitted Donald Trump and used his administration’s weakness to declare a fully-fledged economic war on Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said, adding, that the move leaves no doubt that bilateral ties will never improve.
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Opposition journalist investigated for ‘treason & terrorism’ in Ukraine

Preview Ukraine’s Security Service have launched an investigation into a journalist and blogger whom they accuse of treason as well as his alleged attempts to violate the country’s territorial integrity via publications critical of the government in Kiev.
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Calais rejects court order for better refugee facilities, fears new ‘Jungle’– deputy mayor to RT

Preview The local government of Calais has rejected a court ruling mandating the notorious migrant hub town to provide better facilities for refugees, arguing it will only encourage more asylum seekers to flock to northern France with the hope of crossing into the UK.
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