The Hill Talk’s Glance at the Globe

Suicide blast kills 13 in Mogadishu:  Somali officials are investigating two car blasts which detonated outside in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Tuesday.

The first blast occurred as a car sped toward the UN compound and attempted to breach the gate.  Guards shot the car and prevented it from entering UN grounds.  A second blast detonated near the African Union base near the Mogadishu airport on Tuesday.

The explosions killed 13 people, seven of whom were guards protecting the posts.

Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab terrorists claimed responsibility for both blasts.

PA to sue United Kingdom over Balfour Agreement:  Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki announced Tuesday the PA’s intention to file a legal claim in an unnamed international court against the United Kingdom over the 1917 Balfour Mandate.

Speaking to a gathering of Arab League members in Mauritania, Malki said the suit would claim the Balfour Mandate set aside the interests of Palestinians in favor of Jews and led to an influx of Jewish refugees into the Palestinian Mandate.

The Balfour Declaration is the 1917 letter from then-British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour expressing support for a Jewish homeland in British-controlled Palestine.

Fujimori to remain in jail:  Peruvian President Ollanta Moisés Humala has turned down a request from former president Alberto Fujimori for a pardon on health grounds.

Fujimori, who served as Peruvian president from 1990 to 2000, is serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, bribery and abuse of power.  Fujimori has been criticized for the approval of killings by death squads during his tenure as president.

Fujimori led Peru through some of its most difficult times in recent history, directing a campaign to suppress Maoist rebel group the Shining Path and reversing decades of economic instability.

ISIS claims responsibility for Rouen church attack:  ISIS-linked Amaq news agency confirmed the two men who carried out a terror attack on a Catholic church in Normandy, France, on Tuesday were affiliated with the terror group.

French President Francois Hollande confirmed the two suspects, both shot dead by French police, were ISIS terrorists.

The two terrorists seized a church near Rouen in Normandy, and killed an 84-year-old Catholic priest.

The pair entered the church and took six hostages, a priest, three nuns and two worshipers.  One nun escaped and alerted police.

French authorities say one attacker, Adel Kermiche, age 19, was known to police and was wearing an electronic monitoring device at the time of the assault.

Germany weighs use of military to combat domestic extremism:  Following four attacks in Germany, three of which were committed by Syrian or Afghani asylum seekers, Minister President of Bavaria Horst Seehofer has stated Germany’s Bundeswehr should be deployed to to assist police against terror attacks.

The German government recently approved a plan to use the military in the event of large-scale terror attacks.

Germany accepted over 1 million migrants in 2105, many of whom were of Afghani, Syrian or Iraqi origin.


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