When the Islamic State overran Mosul in 2014, it laid claim to a bonanza of weapons, but the most fearsome ones were never used: two caches of cobalt-60, the core ingredient of a weapon that could spread radiation. Why the terrorist group failed to use it is not clear, but some risk remains: ISIS stragglers are still loose in the Iraqi city, and the material exists in hundreds of cities around the world, some in conflict zones.
Germans’ wary attitude to patriotism and the idea of a national culture is decades old. But perspectives are changing, and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is making national pride a focal point ahead of September’s election.
Saying his “Past views evolved & and shouldn't be a distraction,” the incoming White House communications director deleted posts that clashed with the administration’s political views, but not before they were immortalized by other Twitter users.
Coach Canesius Bindaba said he saw few signs that the squad of two girls and four boys had hatched a secret bid for possible asylum in the U.S. or Canada. But then he made a deeply unsettling discovery.
As the Royal Courts of Justice in London try to determine what will become of the terminally ill infant, a lawyer for the hospital where he is being cared for said an updated brain scan on the baby made for “sad reading.”