Tag: assassination

Derision for Europe’s Loopiest Leader

An Afghan man in his 20s was gunned down by cops after a bloody knife attack in the Swedish town of Vetlanda that left seven people injured. The assassin has been arrested on suspicion of several cases of attempted murder, but bizarrely not charged with terrorism.

America’s Greatest Loss of Life on Water

On April 27, 1865, the United States experiences its worst maritime disaster in history. Mere weeks after the Civil War came to an end, the steamboat; Sultana exploded and sank in the Mississippi River, killing an estimated 1,200 to 1,800 Union prisoner of war soldiers who were released and on their way home.

Slovakia Republic Succeeds where Trump Failed

The Republic of Slovakia, one of the powerful Visegrad Group of nations and hostile to Brussels, has successfully drained the nation’s swamp. Top-ranking officials have been removed from office or arrested in Slovakian Prime Minister Igor Matovič’s anti-corruption drive in the small Central-Eastern European country.

The Miner Who Overthrew a Dictator

The winter air was frozen during a huge miner’s demonstration taking place in a Timisoara square. It was December 17, 1989. Thousands of unpaid Romanian miners listened to yet another Marxist diatribe urging patience. Platitudes from the Communist leadership grouped on a government building balcony droned over the stone-faced coalminers.

The Killer the Cops couldn’t Kill

‘I had the privilege of knowing and becoming a friend of the international tracker and survival specialist, Eddie McGee (1938-2002). A former Special Air Forces (SAS) army sergeant, Eddie achieved international fame when in 1982 he used his phenomenal tracking skills to track down triple-killer, Barry Prudom (1944-1982).

126 years ago, Nicholas II ascended the throne

Nicholas II (Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov), the 26-year-old son of Emperor Alexander III, inherited the throne on November 2, 1894, after the sudden death of his father Alexander III of Russia. In 1894, Alexander III became ill with terminal kidney disease (nephritis) due an accident at Borki.