FROM Daniel Michaels
Multimillion-dollar Diamond Heist in Brussels As a passenger plane was loading cargo at the airport in Brussels today, heavily armed and hooded thieves dressed as policemen drove onto the tarmac, flashing the blue lights of two black vehicles. Barely five minutes later, they were gone — with many millions of dollars worth of polished and uncut stones. No shots were fired and nobody was hurt, but the bold and dramatic robbery could have consequences for the world's trade in diamonds. Daniel Michaels is aviation reporter in Brussels for the Wall Street Journal .
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.