Last year saw a spike in the number of migrants, many of them Iranians, trying to cross the English Channel to reach Britain by boat. The re-imposed sanctions by the United States have hurt the Iranian economy and made life hard for ordinary Iranians, causing some to flee.
Pro-independence Catalan demonstrators took to the streets Dec. 21 to protest against Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's decision to host a weekly cabinet meeting in Barcelona, bringing hundreds of anti-riot officers from the national police force with him.
Gatwick Airport reopened Friday morning after a closure prompted by unauthorized industrial drones flying over the airport stranding tens of thousands of visitors. This incident may be a bellwether of more to come as drone use becomes more widespread worldwide.
In a press conference, President Vladimir Putin accused the US of being the driving force behind a lapse in negotiations of the New START treaty and reneging on existing nuclear nonproliferation agreements. The consequences, he claims, could lead to nuclear war.