Permawar: At least 41 people are dead and 140 wounded in a triple suicide-bomb attack yesterday at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, one of the busiest in the world. The government believes the Islamic State is responsible, although no one has claimed credit.
Final Whistle: Pat Summitt, who coached a women’s basketball dynasty at the University of Tennessee for nearly 40 years, has died of Alzheimer’s disease at age 64. Summitt raised the profile of women’s sports. With 1,098 wins and 208 losses between 1974 and 2012, she had the most victories of
Just before 10 last night, Turkish officials said, two gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons at a security checkpoint before blowing themselves up in a ball of fire. A third bomber was shot before he detonated himself in the parking lot.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “The bombs that exploded in Istanbul today could have gone off at any airport in any city around the world. Make no mistake: For terrorist organizations, there is no difference between Istanbul and London, Ankara and Berlin, Izmir and Chicago, or Antalya and Rome.”Read more
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Monday, June 27, 2016
The Brexit Door: The British pound fell another three percent against the dollar when markets opened this morning and the fallout continued from the British vote to leave the European Union. The British stock market was down nearly 100 points …Read more
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It's Been Said
“Young Britons—the multicultural generation which grew up in and of Europe, the people who have only ever known European passports—voted overwhelmingly to remain. They’re the generation that just lost its future. Meanwhile, Britons over the age of 65, fed a diet of lies by a sensationalist UK press, voted by a large margin to leave. Most of them did so out of a misplaced belief that doing so might reduce immigration, or make them better off, or save them from meddling bureaucrats. In a couple of decades, most of those voters will be dead. But the consequences of their actions will resonate far beyond the grave.”
-Felix Salmon writing for Fusion