1. Officials: Over 4, 000 migrants rescued off Sicily since Sunday
Greek authorities recorded 766 new arrivals in the last 24 hours, up from 192 the previous day. Most arrived on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos.
Italy reported an even larger jump in arrivals yesterday, when officials there said 1,350 people were rescued from boats taking the longer migration route over the Mediterranean as the weather warmed up.
Staggering: Nearly 6,000 people remain stuck at the country’s biggest port of Piraeus port near Athens, having arrived there on ferries from Greek islands close to Turkey before the deal
(Basically just visit the news site in link above on this one)
4. Some nations do not recognize the liberation of the ruins at Palmyra
(I think its easy to tell who isn’t serious about fighting the Islamic State. One way to tell, is if the country’s leaders refer to it as “ISIL”, “ISIS” or “Daesh” instead of what it is. The Islamic State.
5. A couple of great excerpts from a Paul Weston speech for ACT For an America chapter on his US tour recently.
6. Imminent plot to attack Paris thwarted as man with “unprecedented amount of weapons and explosives” is arrested