SUN SUNI KHABAR MARCH 18TH, 2016
BELGIAN POLICE IDENTIFY SUSPECT IN PARIS ATTACKS
The fingerprints of Salah Abdeslam, a fugitive from the police after the Paris attacks in November 2015, were found in an apartment in Brussels this week. Authorities believe Abdeslam could have escaped during an intense firefight, but they are not certain. The Belgian police force is unhappy with French authorities for leaking the evidence that the fugitive was in the Brussels apartment. Police believe that Abdeslam drove a black sedan on the day of the attacks, and later called friends to take him to Belgium. Despite having passed through several police checkpoints, Abdeslam was not identified as a suspect till sometime later.
NORTH KOREA LAUNCHES MORE MISSILES
In what is becoming a disconcertingly regular event, North Korea conducted launches of ballistic missiles, U.S. authorities said on Friday. According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, the missiles, which were launched off the west coast of the Korean Peninsula, flew some 800 kilometers over to the east coast. The launch, coming one week after Pyongyang’s firing of two land missiles, has placed South Korean military on high alert, prepared for any provocation from North Korea.
EU, TURKEY REACH REFUGEE AGREEMENT
The mass inundation of Syrian refugees in Europe has left the continent with the massive problem of what to do with them. Many of the refugees get stuck in the neighbor country of Turkey, as a result of the long process needed to get to the other European countries. However, on Friday, the European Union and Turkey reached a tentative agreement to end the crisis. The 27 million refugees in Turkey alone has presented massive financial problems for the border country. In principle, the two parties agreed to a “one-for-one settlement”, where, for every refugee Turkey takes in, they send another one to a European country.
REPUBLICANS MAY BE TOO LATE TO STOP TRUMP
Donald Trump has surprised many with his cakewalk through the Republican presidential primaries. He has so far taken 19 states and has over 7 million votes. For months, the Republican front-runner’s campaign was treated as a joke, with many denying that he would stay in the race, much less take the Republican nomination. While many Republicans are hoping for a contested convention, Trump delivered a warning that that would result in violence across the United States. Despite this, Republican officials are scrambling to find a way to stop Trump from getting the majority of 1,237 delegates.