British police have charged a 32-year-old man with assault after pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage was hit with a milkshake while campaigning in the European Parliament election. Northumbria Police said Tuesday that Paul Crowther had been charged with common assault and criminal damage over the incident in Newcastle, northeast England. Farage was left with milkshake dripping down his suit during a walkabout in the city on Monday. Crowther said he threw the banana-and-salted caramel Five Guys shake to protest the politician's "bile and racism."
Thousands of documents obtained by The Syria Justice and Accountability Center [a Washington-based Syrian watchdog] have revealed how pro-Assad regime officials at the highest level were either aware or involved in the bloody crackdown since 2011. The documents include handwritten notes from top commanders to "do what is necessary" to quell anti-Assad protests.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will face a no-confidence vote in parliament next week, the speaker of the lower house said Tuesday, as Kurz grapples with fallout from a scandal that toppled his coalition with a far-right party. Austria's government was rocked last week after German media published a hidden-camera video showing far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) leader and Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache appearing to offer public contracts to a fake Russian backer in return for election campaign help.
Today's conditions are in no way terms of negotiations but conditions of resistance and struggle, Iran's president said Monday. In the past 40 years, "the people of the White House" have been working against Iran and planning to combat the country with pressure and weapons, Rouhani told a meeting with Shia clergymen in Tehran, adding that all these elements culminated in what is happening today. "The enemy constantly wanted Iran to start the tension, but we did not do it," he said.