France on high alert during Euro 2016 final

French authorities imposed tight security at the Euro 2016 soccer final played at a stadium outside Paris on Sunday evening. Portugal beat host France 1-0, winning its first championship. The UEFA European Championship is the continent’s biggest sports event and is held every 4 years. 6,800 police officers were deployed around the Stade de France…

Man Detained Wearing ‘Fake’ Suicide Vest

     A shopping centre in Brussels’ central retail district is put into lockdown after a man was arrested wearing a fake suicide vest.      A man wearing a “fake” suicide vest has been arrested during an anti-terror operation at a shopping centre in Brussels.      Authorities sealed off the streets around the…

Turkey Bans LGBT Parades, Citing Security Concerns

Authorities in Istanbul have banned gay, lesbian and transgender people from holding pride marches this month, citing security concerns for citizens and participants. Turkish Islamist and nationalist groups had threatened to stop such parades from taking place, claiming that they would not allow “degenerates” to hold the events on Turkish soil. The organizers of the…