Greek PM Alexis Tsipras pictured at G8 demonstration in 2001

Have you ever wondered why Tsipras is so close to Russia?

 

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Images of Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras taking part in a demonstration at the G8 summit in Italy in 2001 have emerged.

Mr Tsipras was reportedly among a group of 1,000 Greek radicals who travelled to Italy with the aim of disrupting the G8 meeting in Genoa in 2001.

What Were Police Snipers Doing at a Pumpkin Festival?

To casual observers, the annual pumpkin festival in the small college town of Keene, New Hampshire, would seem like a harmless bit of seasonal fun. But to the local police, the event is apparently so threatening, it has to be monitored by military-style sniper units.

Photos and videos taken by partygoers at last weekend’s event—some of which were shot with the help of a private drone—show what appear to be teams of plainclothes officers stationed on rooftops, scanning the crowds below with binoculars and military-grade sniper rifles. The Keene Police Department refused to confirm whether it had dispatched the snipers or explain why the tactical units were necessary. Continue reading