Πέμπτη, 29 Ιουνίου 2017

Turkish Foreign Ministry condemns Schulz’s remarks on Erdoğan rally in Germany

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on June 29 condemned remarks by Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), over a potential rally by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who will visit the country as a part of the G-20 summit in Hamburg next week.

Chinese Spend 3 Hours a Day on Their Smartphones, Rank 2nd in the World : Survey

Chinese nationals spend an average of three hours a day on their smartphones, ranking second in the world after Brazilians who spend two additional hours on their phones, according to a survey by a German internet company.

Παρασκευή, 23 Ιουνίου 2017

Πέμπτη, 22 Ιουνίου 2017

Putin lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in a wreath-laying ceremony on Thursday at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow in memory of the country’s defenders who perished in the battles against fascists.

Poland passes law on demolishing Red Army monuments

The lower house of Poland’s parliament, the Sejm, voted on Thursday to introduce amendments to the country’s de-communization law, envisaging the demolition of Soviet-era monuments, including memorials in honor of the Red Army.

ISIS/ISIL blow up Mosul's historical al-Nuri mosque

The extremist Islamic State (IS) militants have blown up Mosul's historical al-Nuri mosque and its leaning minaret, as Iraqi forces are pushing near the Mosque area in the western side of Mosul, the Iraqi military said.

Τρίτη, 20 Ιουνίου 2017

Building of new West Bank settlement begins

Construction began Tuesday on a West Bank settlement for Israelis to replace one demolished earlier this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced.

Euro MPs urge scrapping Turkey accession talks over Erdogan's sweeping powers

The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs have adopted a resolution urging Brussels to formally suspend EU accession talks with Turkey, if a constitutional change granting President Erdogan sweeping powers goes ahead.

Google vows to step up fight against online extremism

Google has vowed to intensify its fight against online extremism, acknowledging that "more needs to be done." The tech giant pledged to take four additional steps which it believes will help combat terrorist content.

Δευτέρα, 19 Ιουνίου 2017

Israel begins reducing power to Gaza, fulfilling Palestinian Authority request

Israel began reducing electricity to the Gaza Strip on Monday, fulfilling a request from the Palestinian Authority to pressure Hamas from controlling the region.

Paris cordons off Champs Elysees after car hits police van

A car has crashed into a police van before bursting into flames around the Champs Élysées area of central Paris, police officials say.

Several injured as van hits pedestrians in north London. At least 1 dead

Several people were injured by a van when it struck a crowd of pedestrians near a north London mosque in what police have called a "major incident".

Σάββατο, 17 Ιουνίου 2017

Tension persists in West Bank after Jerusalem attacks

Tension persists in West Bank after Jerusalem attacks
The situation remained tense in Israel-occupied West Bank on Saturday, one day after three Palestinians and an Israeli policewoman were killed in attacks in East Jerusalem.

US Citizens Spend $640Mln Annually to Improve Memory

US citizens are spending $643 million per year on dietary supplements to improve their memory, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report.

‘Not in a position to lecture’: Cuba fires back at Trump, says blockade ‘destined to fail’

Havana has blasted US President Donald Trump’s decision Friday to roll back much of Barack Obama’s policy of rapprochement and imposing new restrictions on Cuba using the pretext of human rights concerns, calling it a case of double standards.

Παρασκευή, 16 Ιουνίου 2017

Τετάρτη, 14 Ιουνίου 2017

US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism

A New Zealand general has confirmed that the US-led coalition fighting in Mosul has used munitions loaded with white phosphorus. It comes amid mounting criticism over the use of the multipurpose weapon, which can be extremely dangerous to civilians.

EU launches infringement procedures against Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic over migration

The European Union (EU) on Tuesday decided to launch infringement procedures against Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic over refugee sharing, after the bloc's repeated warning fell on deaf ears.

Σάββατο, 10 Ιουνίου 2017

Serbia's Idea to Sue NATO for 1999 Bombings 'Viable' : Lawyer

Serbia has formed an international legal team to file charges against NATO for using depleted uranium munitions during the 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia.

Erdogan Vows to Stand by 'Qatari Brothers' amid Crisis

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has requested the full removal of a Saudi-led blockade of Qatar after approving the deployment of Turkish troops there, saying Riyadh needed to put brotherhood ahead of animosity.

US white phosphorus attack on Raqqa kills tens of civilians

Tens of civilians were killed on Thursday when the U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syria's northern city of Raqqa with white phosphorus, pro-government Sham FM radio reported.

Παρασκευή, 9 Ιουνίου 2017

Catalonia sets date for landmark vote on independence from Spain

The autonomous region of Catalonia will have the decisive referendum on secession from Spain on October 1, the regional government announced on Friday. The move comes after a months-long standoff with Madrid, which decries the vote as illegal.

Japan's Diet enacts law allowing emperor to abdicate

Japan's parliament passed a law Friday allowing Emperor Akihoto to become the first monarch to abdicate the throne in 200 years.

Germany sounds warning on Iraqi Kurds' independence vote

Germany's foreign minister has warned that plans for a referendum on Kurdish independence could worsen tensions in Iraq.

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.