Friday, October 30, 2015

Israel legalises hundreds of settler homes in West Bank

Israel has retroactively legalised about 800 homes in four settlements in the West Bank, the Palestinian occupied territory, the interior ministry said.

4 Syrian children die as boat sinks off Turkey

 Four Syrian children drowned off the coast of Turkey Friday when the flimsy boat carrying them to Greece capsized in bad weather, Turkish media reported.

Worsening weather off coast of Lesvos leads to tragedy for refugees and migrants trying to reach Greece

UN,  29 October 2015 – At least 15 people have died and some 38 others are missing in five incidents involving smuggler boats carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants by sea between Turkey and the Greek islands, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Two Koreas hold joint football match for national reunification

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) jointly held a workers' football match Thursday at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, a move aimed to improve inter-Korean relations and strengthen national solidarity.

Human Rights group alleges Australia paid people smugglers

Almost six months after the Australian government was accused of paying the crew of an asylum seeker boat to return its passengers to Indonesia, a London-based human rights group has taken out advertisements in Australian newspapers to underline the claims.

North Korea workers sent abroad for forced labor, says UN expert

The UN's expert on North Korea has said that thousands of its citizens are sent to work in foreign countries for wages that end up in government coffers. Their work is earning Pyongyang billions, says Marzuki Darusman...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Η ελληνοαρμενική φιλία στην πράξη

Ν. Λυγερός
Μεταξύ Αρμενίων και Ελλήνων πολλά λέγονται αλλά λίγα γίνονται, γιατί στην τελική ενώ υπάρχει ένα θετικό πλαίσιο αλλά πολύ συχνά παραμένουν σε αυτό. Ακόμα και για τις γενοκτονίες που έχουμε υποστεί είχαμε προβλήματα, αφού όταν πρότεινε η Αρμενία πριν χρόνια να αναγνωρίσει τη γενοκτονία των Ελλήνων του Πόντου είναι η ίδια η Ελλάδα μέσω κόμματος που το απέρριψε για να μην ενοχληθεί η Τουρκία.

Chinese envoy calls on US to lift embargo against Cuba

China's permanent representative to the UN Liu Jieyi Tuesday called on the United States to end decades of embargo against Cuba.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

EU risks 'tectonic changes' as migrant flow swells to over 700,000

Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II risks triggering "tectonic changes", a top EU official warned Tuesday, as figures showed more than 700,000 newcomers reached the continent's Mediterranean shores so far this year.

China: Economist suggests women should take several husbands

A professor's bold suggestion that Chinese women be allowed to take multiple husbands to help alleviate the consequences of the country's gender imbalance sparked heated debate this month.

Yemen MSF hospital hit by Arab coalition air strikes

A Yemeni hospital run by medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was hit by a series of Arab coalition air strikes, the group said, the latest bombing of a civilian target in the seven-month air campaign in Yemen.

Ukraine's elections generally meet democratic standards

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Monday that Sunday's local elections in Ukraine were generally in line with democratic standards, but there was still room for improvement.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Ancient warrior's tomb and huge treasure hoard found in Greece

US archaeologists in Greece have uncovered the skeleton of an ancient warrior that has lain undisturbed for more than 3,500 years along with a huge hoard of treasure, the Greek culture ministry announced Monday.

European leaders agree on tackling refugee flow along Western Balkans route

Leaders from 11 European countries on Sunday agreed on a 17-point plan of action to tackle challenges arising from refugee flows along the Western Balkans route...

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Experts in new bid to unravel 'secrets' of pyramids

A group of Egyptian and foreign experts launched Sunday a new bid to unravel the "secrets" of the pyramids, including a search for hidden chambers inside four famed pharaonic monuments.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

UN envoy says date for Yemen peace talks to be set soon

UN's special envoy for Yemen said Friday that he would immediately start working with the country's warring parties on "the agenda, date and format" for face-to-face talks.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Israeli Court Orders Army to Stop Razing Homes of Palestinian Militants

Israel's High Court of Justice has issued injunctions against the demolition of six homes belonging to suspected Palestinian militants accused of killing Israelis in the West Bank, Agence France Presse reports.

Du génocide aux Droits de l'Humanité

Beaucoup considèrent que le génocide est une notion terminale sans réaliser que cette idée, c'est celle des génocideurs puisqu'ils parlent même de solution finale. Alors qu'en réalité, la conception de ce mot par Lemkin est essentiellement le premier stade de la problématique des Droits de l'Humanité. 

The first World Indigenous Games started on Friday in the northern Brazilian city of Palmas.

Over 2,200 athletes from 30 countries, including Russia, Australia, Japan, Norway and the Philippines, are expected to participate in the multisport event taking place until November 1.

Fossil teeth fill the gaps on human evolution

"Imagining the life of ancient man based on fossil evidence may seem like a romantic pursuit for some, but scientific research is hard work, and not the least bit romantic," said archeologist Cai Yanjun.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Yemen: 3.3 million people in need of critical aid in besieged Taiz, warns UN health agency

UN,  21 October 2015 – The top United Nations health official in Yemen is appealing for unrestricted access to Taiz, where “innocent lives are at risk” in the besieged highland city where more than 3.3 million people are in critical need of health assistance, safe drinking water, food and fuel.

'Sangriento' hallazgo en Guatemala revela un escalofriante ritual de los mayas

Puntas de flecha con sangre humana encontradas en Guatemala han revelado los sangrientos rituales que los mayas realizaban hace 500 años para transmitir "fuerza vital" a sus dioses.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Beijing wants burials to be green by 2020

In Beijing, where land is expensive and pollution a major concern, the government is encouraging families to embrace "green" burials such as burying a deceased loved one's ashes under a tree or in a flowerbed, or spreading them in at sea. 

ISIL not alone in looting Syria cultural heritage (Study)

ISIL may dominate headlines about the destruction of heritage sites in Syria, but it is far from the only culprit, new US research warned on Oct. 21.

Japanese lawmakers make mass visit to Yasukuni Shrine

Scores of Japanese lawmakers visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Tuesday, two weeks before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to meet with his Chinese and South Korean counterparts for trilateral talks.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

S Koreans arrive in North for emotional family reunions

Hundreds of South Koreans have crossed the border to North Korea in a stream of buses for emotional reunions with relatives they have been separated from since the war between the countries more than 60 years ago.

Ανθρώπινη αναζήτηση

Ν. Λυγερός
Αν δεν έχει γίνει ακόμα κατανοητό ας το πούμε άλλη μία φορά ότι το ενδιαφέρον του Ελληνισμού δεν προέρχεται από το χώρο αλλά από τον χρόνο. Με άλλα λόγια δεν μπορεί να ενταχθεί σε ένα εθνικιστικό πλαίσιο αφού αυτό θα τον εκφύλιζε μιας και η λειτουργία του είναι εξωστρεφής και απευθύνεται στην Ανθρωπότητα.

Croatia allows thousands stranded at Serbian border to cross

Croatia allowed thousands of migrants who were stuck at the border with Serbia to cross into its territory late Monday afternoon, having earlier dramatically slowed the number of crossings, an AFP photographer saw.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hallan en Chipre antiguas tumbas con suntuosos tesoros de 2.400 años

 En la antigua ciudad chipriota de Solos, los arqueólogos han encontrado tres tumbas subterráneas y una gran cantidad de lujosos objetos. De acuerdo con sus cálculos, la antigüedad de los hallazgos se estima en 2.400 años.

Swiss right set for record seats in polls dominated by migrant fears

The Swiss populist right was set for record seats in Sunday's parliamentary elections amid concerns over migration, shifting the balance in the legislature towards the right, according to projections.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Πρώτη σε δισεκατομμυριούχους η Κίνα. ΞΕΠΕΡΑΣΕ ΤΙΣ ΗΠΑ

Από την Κίνα είναι οι περισσότεροι δισεκατομμυριούχοι, ξεπερνώντας για πρώτη φορά τις ΗΠΑ.

DPRK rejects US accusation of no religious freedom

A foreign ministry spokesman of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday rejected the U.S. accusation of no tolerance for religious freedom in the country, said the official KCNA news agency.

Friday, October 16, 2015

China rejects US religious freedom report

China on Thursday criticized the U.S. State Department's annual religious freedom report, urging the country to stop interfering in China's internal affairs under the pretext of religious issues.

‘Hunger is more than a lack of food – it is a terrible injustice,’ says Ban on World Food Day

 UN, 16 October 2015 – On World Food Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is underlining that “hunger is more than a lack of food—it is a terrible injustice,” while reaffirming the global community’s commitment to work together “to end hunger in our lifetime.”

Abbas condemns torching of West Bank site holy to Jews

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Friday condemned the torching by Palestinians of a West Bank site holy to Jews amid warnings it could inflame more than two weeks of deadly violence.

Palestinians Torch Jewish Holy Site in West Bank

Palestinian protesters torched parts of a Jewish holy site in a West Bank town, according to Israeli officials, who are preparing for more major protests on Friday amid a continuing wave of unrest.

EU summit adopts joint plan of actions with Turkey on migration crisis fight

Participants in the summit of the European Union, underway in Brussels on October 15-16, adopted a joint plan of actions with Turkey on tackling the migration crisis, which Europe is currently facing, EU President Donald Tusk said following the opening day of the summit.

Nuevos fósiles demuestran que el 'Homo sapiens' llegó a Asia hace 100.000 años

Decenas de fósiles de dientes humanos recién descubiertos en la provincia de Hunan (China) indican que nuestra especie, el 'Homo sapiens', salió de África y alcanzó Asia hace alrededor de 100.000 años.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Turkish politician had right to deny Armenia genocide (European Court of Human Rights)

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that a Turkish politician should not have been prosecuted for denying that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turkey in 1915 was a genocide.

Abbas says Palestinians will keep their struggle against Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Wednesday that the Palestinians will keep their struggle against the Israeli policies in Jerusalem and the entire Palestinian territories.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

US Urges Europe to Uphold Humane Treatment of Refugees

US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein said that Washington urges EU governments to uphold their obligations for humane treatment of refugees and ensure that individuals do not face harassment or discrimination on account of their Muslim faith.

Top 1 percent own more than half of world’s wealth

A new report issued by the Swiss bank Credit Suisse finds that global wealth inequality continues to worsen and has reached a new milestone, with the top 1 percent owning more of the world’s assets than the bottom 99 percent combined.

Israel Authorizes Police to Seal Off Parts of Jerusalem

The Israeli cabinet has authorized police to seal off “centers of friction and incitement in Jerusalem.” Many recent attackers have come from Arab areas in Jerusalem.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

UNESCO's Nanjing massacre documents anger Japan

Japan's government may halt funds for UNESCO over a UN decision on including documents of the Nanjing massacre.

Yoshihide Suga, Japan's chief cabinet secretary, described on Tuesday the decision as biased and "problematic" and criticised UNESCO for going ahead despite the conflicting views of Japan and China.

Turkey condemns Israel’s disproportionate use of force

Turkish Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned Israel’s disproportionate use of force against Palestinians in recent violence in the volatile region.

Iraqi refugees protest against Finland's suspension of granting asylum

A group of Iraqi refugees staged a demonstration in the Finnish capital of Helsinki on Monday to protest against Finland's freezing granting asylum to Iraqi and Somali applicants.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Spanish Royal Family witness traditional national day parade

King Felipe VI of Spain presided over his third Spanish National Day parade on Monday as around 3,400 military personnel marched through the center of the Spanish capital city.

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.