After taking the place of a woman being held hostage by a gunman claiming allegiance to ISIS, Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame died after the Friday supermarket attack in southern France. The terrorist attack, carried out by Moroccan-born French national Radouane Lakdim left four dead. Ladkim executed the attack despite being on the 2016 and 2017 potential extremist watch list.
On the third anniversary of the Saudi-led war in Yemen, missiles were fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels targeting Saudi Arabia, killing one person and leaving two others injured. Saudi Arabia claims they intercepted and destroyed seven missiles fired by the Houthi rebels in Yemen. The Saudi response to the attack is likely to be severe.
The former Catalonia leader, Carles Puigdemont, wanted on an international warrant, was detained in Germany yesterday, two days after Spain reactivated the European arrest warrant. German deputy state prosecutor Ralph Doepper said Puigdemont will appear in court for a procedural hearing on Monday. Puigdemont’s arrest prompted protests in Catalonia which left at least 89 injured.
Uber announced their decision to sell their South East Asia ride-share and food delivery services to regional rival Grab for a 27.5% stake in Grab and a spot on Grab’s board for Uber’s chief executive officer. The deal is the third in a pattern where Uber gives control to regional rivals in exchange for shares.
A fire in a shopping mall in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo has left at least 64 dead, 16 missing, and more than 4 dozen injured. According to Russian officials, 41 children may be among the casualties. The fire broke out at about 17:00 (10:00 GMT) on Sunday. An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the Winter Cherry Mall fire.
Students from Stoneman Douglas and South Broward High in Florida spoke with representatives in Washington on Friday as demonstrators gathered worldwide calling for gun violence action. While the White House praised the youth participation in March for Our Lives, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum claimed students should be ‘taking CPR classes’ instead of protesting.