Παρασκευή, 19 Μαΐου 2017

Πέμπτη, 18 Μαΐου 2017

UN court orders Pakistan not to execute Indian national

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute an Indian naval officer convicted of espionage and terrorism, in a case that has further strained relations between the Asian neighbors.

UN Says 200,000 More People Could Flee Mosul as Fighting Intensifies

The United Nations said on Thursday up to 200,000 more people could flee Mosul as Iraqi forces push into the last districts held by Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) terrorists.

Germany to introduce border controls for G20 Summit

German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere announced a plan to introduce controls at German borders during the upcoming G20 summit, German newspaper Die Welt reported Wednesday.

Δευτέρα, 15 Μαΐου 2017

Σάββατο, 13 Μαΐου 2017

Thousands in Madrid demand end to bullfighting in Spain

Thousands of animal rights activists protested Saturday in Madrid to demand an end to Spain's long tradition of bullfighting.

Egypt uncovers chamber of mummies

Egypt has unearthed an ancient burial site containing at least 17 mummies, most fully intact.

West Bank Palestinians vote in local elections

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are going to the polls for the first time since 2012 to vote in local and municipal elections.

UNHCR opens 12th refugee camp in Iraq to shelter families fleeing Mosul

The UN refugee agency UNHCR this week opened a new camp in northern Iraq to shelter the increasing number of Iraqi families fleeing the fighting in western Mosul, UNHCR said on Friday.

Παρασκευή, 12 Μαΐου 2017

'Major disruption' as UK hospitals hit by cyber attack

Hospitals and doctors' surgeries across Britain have been forced to turn away patients and cancel appointments after a nationwide cyber attack which crippled some computer systems in the country's health service.

Russia Opens Criminal Cases Over Kiev Killing Civilians

Russia seeks justice over Ukraine's use of prohibited methods of warfare against civilians in Donbass.

Germany sees fewer voluntary refugee departures in Q1 2017

Significantly fewer rejected asylum seekers voluntarily departed Germany in the first quarter of 2017, data showed on Thursday.

Πέμπτη, 11 Μαΐου 2017

Austria Convicts Former FSA Member to Life in Jail for Killing 20 Syrian Soldiers in Homs

A former member of ‘Free Syrian Army’ sneaking into Austria among Syrian refugees was sentenced to life in jail in the Austrian city of Innsbruck, after the regional court found the man guilty of having murdered 20 captured Syrian Army soldiers in Syria’s Central province of Homs.

622,000 Iraqis displaced by Mosul military operations: UN

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that some 622,000 people have been displaced from the north Iraqi city of Mosul since the start of the military operations by the Iraqi government forces to drive out the terrorist Islamic State (IS) terrorists, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters at UN headquarter Wednesday.

Τετάρτη, 10 Μαΐου 2017

Over 30% of Britons Believe EU Will Not Exist as Political Union in 25 Years

As many as 34 percent of UK citizens believes that the European Union will not exist as a political union in 25 years, a recent poll has revealed.

Parents of EU children have right to residency: top court

A non-EU parent has a right to stay in the bloc if their child is an EU citizen, its top court said Wednesday, a ruling which could complicate Brexit talks.

Russia celebrates WWII V-Day with military parade

Russia on Tuesday staged a military parade on Moscow's Red Square to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the victory in World War II (WWII).

Σάββατο, 6 Μαΐου 2017

Egypt Reopens Rafah Crossing with Gaza in One Direction for 3 Days

Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip for three days starting on Saturday to allow hundreds of stranded Palestinians to return home, officials said.

Poll shows 40% of Ukrainians condemn decommunization

More than 40% of Ukraine’s citizens are opposed to the decommunization process launched by the Ukrainian government two years ago, a survey conducted by the Sociopolis research center showed on Saturday.

Death toll of Venezuelan protests climbs to 37

Venezuela confirmed Friday the death of a 20-year-old man during an opposition protest not far from the capital city Caracas, bringing the death toll to 37 since the protest broke out early April.

Παρασκευή, 5 Μαΐου 2017

Juncker says influence of English language is fading

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker took a swipe at Britain, saying he would not give a speech in English because the language was becoming less significant following Brexit.

Saudi women to get state services without male guardian’s permission

Saudi women will no longer need a male guardian’s consent to receive state services. The new decree comes after Riyadh, which has been slammed for a poor women’s rights record and gender inequality, was appointed to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Palestinians concerned over Trump's Mideast peace vision

The first meeting of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with US President Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday apparently focused on the upcoming US action to resume the peace process in the Middle East which has been stalled since April 2014, analysts said.

Πέμπτη, 4 Μαΐου 2017

Austria wants to change Schengen border rules

Austrian ministers said Thursday that they want to change the rules governing Europe's passport-free Schengen zone so they can extend border controls that expire later this year.

'Choice between plague & cholera': 29% of French voters plan to abstain in presidential runoff

Only a few days before France heads to the polls for a crucial vote to choose its next president, surveys show there are millions of people who are undecided who to vote for, or intend to abstain rather than support either of the two candidates.

Public trust in US gov't remains near historic low

Americans' trust in federal government remains near historic low after last year's general election, with only one in five saying they trust the government all the time or most of the time, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

Τρίτη, 2 Μαΐου 2017

Belgium urged diplomats to vote for Saudi Arabia in UN women’s rights commission : leaked emails

Leaked emails show that the Belgian delegation was instructed in advance to vote for the appointment of Saudi Arabia to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and to make sure its support was known to the Saudis, UN Watch reports.

Hamas softens stance towards Israel

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has unveiled a new policy document easing its stance on Israel after having long called for its destruction.

US issues Europe travel alert, citing continued terrorism threat

The US State Department on Monday issued a travel alert to US citizens concerning continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.