Thursday, December 31, 2015

World preps for 2016 festivities amid threats

As the world prepares to bid farewell to a tumultuous 2015, security forces have been making their own plans to thwart potential militant attacks taking place on the night.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Former Israeli PM to serve months in prison amid bribe conviction

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will serve 18 months in prison after the Supreme Court partially accepted his appeal against a district court decision on a six-year imprisonment over bribery charges on Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Pakistan executes four militants for terror attacks on military-run school

Pakistan on Tuesday hanged four militants for the terror attacks on a military-run school in Peshawar and charges of bomb blasts, sources said.

ΣΕΤΕ: 22,5 ΕΚΑΤ. ΤΟΥΡΙΣΤΕΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΜΕΧΡΙ ΤΟΝ ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟ

Αύξηση 7,9% παρουσίασε ο αριθμός των τουριστών στην Ελλάδα την περίοδο Ιανουαρίου – Οκτωβρίου, καθώς σύμφωνα με το μηνιαίο στατιστικό δελτίο του ΣΕΤΕ, ανήλθε στους 22,5 εκατ. ταξιδιώτες.

Monday, December 28, 2015

S.Korea, Japan reach agreement on sex slavery

South Korea and Japan on Monday reached an agreement on Japan's wartime sexual slavery of Korean women during World War II as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an official apology for the atrocities.

US police fatally shoot nearly 1,000 civilians in 2015 (report)

A total of 965 American civilians were shot and killed by US police in 2015, and black unarmed men were six times as likely as whites to be shot dead by police, a report said Sunday.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Anti-Muslim protests continue in Corsica despite ban on gatherings

 Hundreds of people took to the streets on the French island of Corsica on Sunday, in violation of the ban on demonstrations imposed in the regional capital of Ajaccio after two days of anti-Muslim protests.

Ο αποκλεισμός του κεφαλαίου της Γενοκτονίας είναι αποκεφαλισμός της Ιστορίας μας

Η απάντηση του Υπουργού Παιδείας στην ερώτηση βουλευτή για την εξεταστέα ύλη στις πανελλαδικές όσον αφορά στον αποκλεισμό του κεφαλαίου Γενοκτονίας, δεν είναι μόνο απαράδεκτη, αλλά αποτελεί πράξη βαρβαρότητας, αφού αποκεφαλίζει την Ιστορία μας. 

Cypriot authorities seize treasure hunting ship after finding antiquities

Cypriot authorities have seized a Bahamas-flagged treasure hunting ship after discovering aboard hundreds of antiquities, the state radio reported on Saturday.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

ISIS/ISIL erlaubt Handel mit Organen von "Ungläubigen"

Der Islamischer Staat (IS) hat seinen Anhängern die Entnahme der Organe von Gefangenen erlaubt, wie aus von der US-Regierung an die Nachrichtenagentur Reuters zugespielten Dokumenten hervorgeht.

Syria: UN condemns archaeological destruction at major World Heritage site of Bosra

UN, 24 December 2015 – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the destruction of parts of the ancient Syrian city of Bosra in fighting two days ago, alerting the world art market to potential trafficking in artefacts from the World Heritage site.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

US Holidays Lights Use More Electricity Than Some Countries

To mark the holidays, many American households decorate with brightly colored lights, but a recent report says the energy used to power them is more than several countries use in an entire year.

Somalia and Brunei ban Christmas celebrations

Somalia has issued a ban on Christmas celebrations in the Muslim-majority country after the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei announced a similar prohibition earlier this month with the threat of five years in jail.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Russia Issues Crimea Banknote

Russia has issued a new banknote dedicated to Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula annexed  by the Kremlin last year.

US State Department rejects lawmakers' call to close PLO office in Washington

The US government on Tuesday rejected a call from some Congressmen to close the Washington office of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), citing the PLO is an "important partner" to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Hungary urged to halt campaign portraying refugees and migrants as ‘invaders’ – UN agency and partners

 UN, 21 December 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency, together with two European partners, urged Hungary today to refrain from policies and practices that promote intolerance, fear and fuel xenophobia against refugees and migrants, including a campaign running through Christmas and into the New Year.

Greece set to recognize Palestine

Greece is set to recognise the state of Palestine in a parliamentary vote to be attended by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, a government source said Sunday.

Χωρίς τέλος είναι η τραγωδία με τους πρόσφυγες που πνίγονται στο Αιγαίο.

Μετά τις πέντε σορούς που εντοπίστηκαν πριν από λίγες ημέρες στη θαλάσσια περιοχή του Φαρμακονησίου, νότια των ακτών της ίδιας νησίδας εντοπίστηκαν άλλες δύο.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Russia’s foreign ministry advises Russians not leave resort areas in Indonesia

Russia’s Foreign Ministry advised on Saturday the Russians who are on holiday in Indonesia not to leave resort areas in that country, citing information on possible terror threats.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Venice Commission: Ukraine law banning Communist, Nazi propaganda not comply with EU standards

Ukraine law banning Communist and Nazi propaganda has a legitimate aim, but does not comply with European standards, according to the official web portal of the Council of Europe.

Castro Urges US to End Broadcasts Directed at Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro is urging the U.S. government to stop radio and television broadcasts that Cuba considers harmful, while also saying that his government is willing to keep improving relations with the United States.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Europe fails to remember Nuremberg lessons, giving chance for modern extremists

Europe's failure to remember lessons of the post-war Nuremberg Nazi trials and negligence of historical experience clears the way for other "misanthropic ideologies" to grow, an international affairs specialist told Russia's Federation Council upper house on Friday.

Leader of France's far-right party risks jail over beheading pictures on Twitter

Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right party National Front (FN), could be jailed for three years over pictures of a beheaded Islamic State (IS) hostage she posted on her Twitter account, according to local media reports.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Débats des présidentielles US: en pleurer ou en rire?

Plus c’est absurde, et mieux c’est. Telle devrait être la logique de certains candidats américains à la présidentielle, qui parfois vont particulièrement loin dans leur rhétorique préélectorale à propos de la Russie.

Turkey mistreated scores of migrants, says Amnesty

Turkey has detained and mistreated scores of migrants, pressuring some to return to war zones, a new report by Amnesty International says.

Why are children fighting in conflicts? (video Al Jazeera)

The people of South Sudan have not had it easy since they won independence four years ago.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Les iconoclastes du XXIème siècle

Même s’il est difficile de faire des comparaisons intertemporelles, il est compréhensible qu’il existe des similitudes voire même des analogies entre les iconoclastes qui tentèrent de s’emparer de l’Empire Byzantin et l’organisation terroriste Daesh qui tente d’écraser les quatre grandes écoles de la tradition musulmane. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Genocidio a la romana: Julio César exterminó a dos tribus de la actual Holanda

 Los arqueólogos afirman haber demostrado que hace miles de años Julio César puso el pie en lo que hoy en día es el sur de los Países Bajos. Su paso por esas tierras habría tenido como resultado el exterminio de dos tribus germánicas en una batalla que dejó unos 150.000 muertos.

US Envoy Slams Plans in Hungary for Statue Honoring Pro-Nazi WWII Minister

A U.S. State Department official says it is "incomprehensible" that Hungary would allow a statue honoring Balint Homan - a World War II government minister who pushed for the slaughter of Jews at the hands of the Nazis.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Belgian PM warns of "new form of threat to Europe"

Some of the security measures taken during Brussels' heightened terror alert in November were "a notch too high", Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said in an interview with Le Soir newspaper on Saturday, warning of "new form of threat".

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saudi holds first ever election open to women

Saudi Arabia holds its first ever election open to female voters and candidates on Saturday, in a tentative step towards easing restrictions that are among the world's tightest on women.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Νομιμοποιεί τα παιδιά χωρίς ταυτότητα η Κίνα

Με την παροχή ιατρικής προστασίας και πρόσβασης στην εκπαίδευση θα προσπαθήσει να επιλύσει η Κίνα το ζήτημα εκατομμυρίων πολιτών της που στερούνταν πολιτικών εγγράφων, καθώς γεννήθηκαν κατά παράβαση της λεγόμενης πολιτικής του ενός παιδιού.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

UN: Despite Human Rights Day, 'Many Challenges Remain'

As the world observes International Human Rights Day on Thursday, the top United Nations human rights official is warning that "many challenges remain" to ensure freedom, justice and peace across the world.

Psychiatrist links smog, depression

Mental health experts want more research done on how periods of serious pollution can cause "the smog blues."

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Turkey facing multiple ‘wars of propaganda,’ says senior official

As Turkey has found itself entangled in a series of disputes with more than one of its neighbors, a senior Turkish official has argued the country was encountering multiple “wars of propaganda,” with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the center.

Refugee, migrant maritime arrival numbers in Europe surpass 900,000 (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday estimated over 909,000 migrants and refugees have reached Europe by sea so far this year.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Pearl Harbor attack remembered in Washington

A memorial service was held at the National World War II Memorial in Washington to honor the dead in the Japanese bombing on Pearl Harbor 74 years ago.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Desperate farm families in eastern Ukraine forced into ‘difficult choices’ to survive – (UN agency)

UN, 7 December 2015 – The absence of financial, physical, social and human resources has left some 700,000 farm households extremely vulnerable in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, the results of a United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) household survey revealed today, and also warned of food insecurity among those families due to “skyrocketing” commodity prices.

Obama calls Southern California carnage act of terrorism

US President Barack Obama called the recent shooting rampage in southern California "an act of terrorism" and warned that terrorist threat has evolved into a new phase.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Germany Warns Saudia Arabia Against Financing Radicalism Abroad

German Vice Chancellor and SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel warned the Gulf state against financing religious extremists in his country and called for a decisive approach against radical mosques, German media reported.

Obama to Address Nation on Keeping Americans Safe After California Massacre

President Barack Obama will address the nation Sunday night from the Oval Office after a violent week in the United States that saw another mass shooting.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

US to offer US$24 mln in assistance for European refugees

The U.S. announced on Friday that it will provide humanitarian assistance worth nearly 24 million U.S. dollars to help refugees and migrants in Europe, the U.S. State Department said.

Friday, December 4, 2015

EU Sends Help as Migrant Chaos on Greek - FYROM [***] Border Escalates

EU Sends Help as Migrant Chaos on Greek- FYROM [***] Border Escalates
Over 50,000 people have arrived in Greece since November while the European Union stands accused of not doing enough to control the humanitarian crisis on many borders across member states.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hungary appeals EU mandatory quota system

Hungary on Thursday submitted to the European Court its appeal against the EU mandatory quota system to distribute migrants across the bloc, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced.

Australian PM expresses shock, condemnation after US mass shooting

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed his shock and condemnation of the killing of at least 14 people in the United States' latest mass shooting.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Greece denies it faces Schengen suspension over migrants

Greece's top migration official on Wednesday denied suggestions that its place in the EU's passport-free Schengen zone is in jeopardy because of failings in its handling of the migrant crisis.

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.