The world awoke Friday morning to the shocking news that a majority of U.K. citizens had voted to leave the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron would be leaving office in three months, making way for a new leader who supported the Leave campaign.
In the EU referendum known as "Brexit," a majority of U.K. citizens, 52 to 48 percent, voted to sever ties with the EU by 2019.
So what makes this referendum so significant? Below are five things about the U.K.'s long relationship with the EU more >>
CIA Director John Brennan warned on Thursday at a hearing on CIA intelligence activities that the United States government is failing to contain the spread of the Islamic State terror group, and said that its operatives are trying to come to the West through the refugee crisis.
Brennan also graded the war effort against IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) as an "F" two years later, the Daily Beast noted.
"Unfortunately, despite all of our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group's terrorism capability and global reach. The resources needed for terrorism are modest. The group would have to suffer even heavier losses on territory, manpower and money for the terrorist capacity to decline significantly," Brennan said at the hearing. more >>
Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has blamed President Barack Obama's administration and political correctness for the FBI releasing Orlando shooter Omar Mateen despite 10 months of investigation back in 2013.
Huckabee said Mateen, who on Sunday killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State terror group, had told co-workers in 2013 that his family had connections to other terror groups, such as al-Qaeda, and had even expressed wishes to die as a martyr.
"So why in the world did they drop the investigation and walk away after 10 months? They bought his claim that he was teasing his co-workers because he thought they were trying to marginalize him for his Muslim faith," Huckabee wrote on his website on Tuesday. more >>
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has called on surveillance on mosques across America in the wake of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting that left 49 people dead, after news emerged that the shooter, Omar Mateen, worshiped at a Florida mosque that has now been connected to two terrorists.
Trump told Fox News that the U.S. needs "intelligence gathering like we have never had before," and said that "we have to be very strong in terms of looking at the mosques."
He further told "CBS This Morning," that the Muslim community knows "who the bad apples are, where the bad seeds are." more >>
A new ISIS propaganda video shows the destruction of an Iraqi temple and makes threats to one of the seven wonders of the world — Egypt's Giza Pyramid complex.
In a 10-minute video posted this week by the DailyMail, IS militants are seen laying waste to Iraq's Nabu Temple, an ancient landmark dedicated to Nabu, the Babylonian god of wisdom, situated in the country's northwestern Nineveh province and is considered a culturally significant site that predates Islam.
The propaganda video footage shows multiple angles in which the 2,500-year-old site is destroyed. Satellite imagery from the United Nation's Institute for Training and Research, or UNITAR, which used optics captured on June 3 compared against photos taken back in January, confirmed the destruction. more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham, who has met and prayed with every U.S. president since Harry Truman and is frequently called America's pastor, is urging Americans to vote, saying is it not only a right but a "God-given responsibility."
In the "My Answers" section of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, the world-renowned evangelist provides a response to those who say they are going to sit this election out and not vote for either presidential candidate nor anyone else whose name is on the ballot.
Graham responded to one questioner who suggested "It wouldn't do any good anyway, because just one vote won't make any difference. Why bother?" by explaining that if people stopped voting, "before long we'd lose our freedoms and be ruled by a power-hungry dictatorship. more >>