Did Operation Eagle Claw alter the course of US history? | The Stream

It’s now 40 years since a two-day US rescue mission known as Operation Eagle Claw failed in the desert near Tabas, Iran. The top secret mission, led by special forces, was an attempt by then US President Jimmy Carter to bring home more than 50 Americans held hostage by Iranian revolutionaries for more than 400 … Read more Did Operation Eagle Claw alter the course of US history? | The Stream

Small Talk | US senators casually discuss Washington’s interference in Venezuelan politics

US Democratic Senator for Connecticut Chris Murphy listed the country’s failed attempts to effect regime change in Venezuela, including an unsuccessful ‘coup.’ Murphy made the comments at a committee hearing on the Latin American Nation. The senator could be heard saying: ‘We tried to sort of construct a kind of coup in April of last … Read more Small Talk | US senators casually discuss Washington’s interference in Venezuelan politics

Juan Carlos I: Locals React to Spain’s Former King’s Departure Amid Graft Scandal

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos I said he plans to leave the country he ruled for almost four decades, the latest attempt to quell a furor over allegations of wrongdoing by the once revered ex-monarch. He took the decision to depart to make it easier for his son, King Felipe VI, to exercise his duties, the former sovereign, said in … Read more Juan Carlos I: Locals React to Spain’s Former King’s Departure Amid Graft Scandal

Donald Trump threatens to sue Nevada to stop mail-in ballots

President Trump vowed on Monday to sue Nevada after the state’s Democratic lawmakers passed a bill to send mail-in ballots to every voter before November’s presidential election in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Trump, who has repeatedly claimed without evidence that voting by mail will lead to rampant fraud, wrote on Twitter that the … Read more Donald Trump threatens to sue Nevada to stop mail-in ballots

Reconversion of Hagia Sophia a coup for President Erdogan

Istanbul’s famous Hagia Sophia has re-opened as a mosque for the first time in 86 years. Eugene Rogan from Oxford University’s Middle East Center says while the move plays to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan conservative Muslim base, most Turks are more concerned by the country’s economic issues. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE … Read more Reconversion of Hagia Sophia a coup for President Erdogan

In historic first, Sudan’s Bashir stands trial over 1989 coup

Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir, ousted amid a popular uprising last year, went on trial Tuesday over the military coup that brought him to power more than three decades ago. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more In historic first, Sudan’s Bashir stands trial over 1989 coup

Thousands in Bangkok Rally Against Thai Government

(AP) Several thousand anti-government protesters rallied in Thailand’s capital on Saturday to call for a new constitution, new elections and an end to repressive laws. Chanting and waving placards, the demonstrators, comprising mainly younger Thais, converged on Bangkok’s iconic Democracy Monument in the old part of the city, a popular venue for dissent. The gathering, … Read more Thousands in Bangkok Rally Against Thai Government

Turkey marks failed coup with drone light show

Drones lit up the sky in Turkey’s capital of Istanbul to mark the fourth anniversary of a failed coup. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reuters … Read more Turkey marks failed coup with drone light show

Could we now see the publication of the Russia report? – BBC Newsnight

Julian Lewis has been appointed chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee instead of No 10’s choice, Chris Grayling. Will we now see the publication of the long-awaited Russia report? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Julian Lewis has had the Conservative whip withdrawn after being appointed chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee. Downing … Read more Could we now see the publication of the Russia report? – BBC Newsnight

Malaysian Police Grill Al Jazeera Over Report on Immigrants

Malaysian police grilled a group of reporters and staff from news broadcaster Al Jazeera on Friday over a documentary on the treatment of undocumented immigrants that officials have slammed as unfair and biased. National police chief Abdul Hamid Bador said the documentary aired earlier this month had sparked public anger and an initial probe showed … Read more Malaysian Police Grill Al Jazeera Over Report on Immigrants

Tour de France 2020 – Un jour Une histoire : Pra-Loup 1975

Comme toujours depuis 1969, Eddy Merckx est le grand favori du Tour de France au départ de l’édition 1975. Au départ de la 15e étape en direction de Pra-Loup, les commentateurs se posent toutefois des questions sur le potentiel du champion belge, frappé la veille d’un coup de poing au foie par un spectateur dans … Read more Tour de France 2020 – Un jour Une histoire : Pra-Loup 1975

Thiago, Raul and Co. – How Spanish Football Stars Rock the Bundesliga

Meet the spanish star players who have made their mark on the Bundesliga! ► Sub now: https://redirect.bundesliga.com/_bwCS Back in 2010, Schalke 04 pulled off a sensational coup when they signed Raul from Real Madrid. The Spanish forward legend left an indelible impression on the Bundesliga in his two years in Royal Blue and blazed a … Read more Thiago, Raul and Co. – How Spanish Football Stars Rock the Bundesliga

Does real democracy stand a chance in Thailand? | Inside Story

It’s eighty eight years since the revolution in Thailand which was the end of the absolute monarchy and the start of democracy. But it’s the army and the Royal palace which define much of Thai politics. The King by law has few direct powers, but he is very influential. The Prime minister is elected but … Read more Does real democracy stand a chance in Thailand? | Inside Story

Why have southern Yemen separatists seized Socotra? | Inside Story

The latest flashpoint in Yemen’s five year civil war is a remote island in the Arabian sea. Socotra is sometimes compared to the famous Galapagos islands in the Pacific. The plants and animals on the World Heritage Site are found nowhere else on earth. Now they are in a war zone. The Southern Transitional Council … Read more Why have southern Yemen separatists seized Socotra? | Inside Story

Yemen: UAE-backed separatists take control of Socotra

Yemen’s UAE-backed southern separatists have seized full control of the island of Socotra. The Southern Transitional Council (STC) says it has also deposed the governor of the island. But Yemen’s Saudi-backed government is calling it a coup. It is the latest move from the separatist group which wants to see a sovereign state in southern … Read more Yemen: UAE-backed separatists take control of Socotra