Sunday, January 31, 2016

Η στρατηγική αξία της Συνθήκης Schengen

Η υπογραφή της Συνθήκης Schengen έγινε το 1985 και η υπογραφή της Σύμβασης Schengen έγινε το 1990. Το πιο σημαντικό, όμως, είναι ότι ως νόρμα έχει ενταχθεί στο ευρωπαϊκό κεκτημένο από το 1991 με τη Συνθήκη Amsterdam.

Au moins 10.000 réfugiés mineurs ont disparu depuis leur arrivée en Europe

Au moins 10.000 réfugiés mineurs non accompagnés ont disparu depuis leur arrivée en Europe, affirme dimanche l'office de police intergouvernemental Europol dans les colonnes du journal britannique The Observer.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

German police 'should shoot migrants'

Germany’s eurosceptic right-wing populist AfD party created a storm Saturday by suggesting police “if need be” should threaten to shoot migrants seeking to enter the country.

Facebook and Instagram ban private gun adverts

Private individuals will no longer be allowed to advertise guns on Facebook and Instagram, the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook.

Friday, January 29, 2016

2016 - UNESCO: «Επετειακό έτος Αριστοτέλη»

Διεθνές Επετειακό Έτος Αριστοτέλη ανακηρύχτηκε το 2016 από τη Γενική Διάσκεψη της UNESCO, κατά την πρόσφατη 38η Σύνοδό της που πραγματοποιήθηκε στο Παρίσι.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thousands Pray for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Recovery at Dharamshala

DHARAMSHALA: Residents of Dharamshala including monks, nuns and staff of the Central Tibetan Administration gathered at the Tsuglakhang today to pray for the quick recovery of His Holiness the Dalai lama, who is undergoing prostate treatment in the US.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

EU warns Greece over 'seriously neglected' borders

Greece has failed to protect the EU's external frontiers from migrants and faces border controls with the rest of the Schengen passport-free zone in three months if it fails to act, the European Commission said Wednesday.

Tibet vows to lift 690,000 from poverty by 2020

The government of the Tibet Autonomous Region said it will lift 690,000 people out of poverty by 2020, an ambitious plan that aims to end poverty in the region.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Scores of juveniles on death row in Iran - Amnesty

Iran is the world's most prolific executioner of offenders convicted while juveniles, Amnesty International said Tuesday, accusing the Islamic republic of using torture and ill-treatment to extract confessions from minors.

Denmark approves controversial migrant assets bill

The Danish parliament has backed a controversial proposal to confiscate asylum seekers' valuables to pay for their upkeep.

UN mission to monitor Colombia peace deal with FARC

The UN Security Council has approved a political mission to monitor the implementation of a peace deal between the Colombian government and the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), following a joint request by the parties.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Cypriot issue and the Turkish propaganda

For some time, the leadership of the Occupied territories is trying to come across as independent from the Turkish will.

This scheme has passed through to those who are not really concerned about the geopolitical reality and the mental schemes of strategy.

Fifth anniversary of Egypt's 2011 revolution marked by security concerns

On Monday, Egypt marks the fifth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution that led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, amid wide anticipation and concern from the Egyptian government about what may happen in terms of protests and violence.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Japan rejected 99 percent of refugees in 2015

Japan rejected 99 per cent of asylum applications last year, accepting only 27 refugees, government figures have shown.

The country's justice ministry said on Saturday it received a record 7,586 asylum applications in 2015, up 50 percent compared to the year before.

Cuba regains control of Havana Club rum brand in US

Cuba regains control of Havana Club rum brand in US
Cuba won the right to the Havana Club brand in the US this week, boosting the chance for Cuba's most famous brand to enter the North American market.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Egypt: Eight museum employees to face trial for botched restoration of King Tutankhamun mask

Prosecutors referred for trial on Saturday eight Egyptian Museum employees charged with negligence in relation to the botched restoration of King Tutankhamun's gold death mask in 2014.

Joe Biden: Turkey Not Setting Right Example on Freedom of Expression

US Vice President Joe Biden on Friday strongly criticized Turkey for failing to set the right "example" on freedom of expression, following the imprisonment of journalists and investigation of academics who criticized government policy.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Egypt: Earliest historical detection of scurvy discovered in Aswan

A child skeleton dating to 3,800-3,600 BC discovered in Nag Al-Qarmila, in Aswan, may be the oldest discovered case of scurvy in the world.

Austria sets limit on 2016 asylum seeker numbers at 37,500

Austrian federal, state, and local council leaders met to discuss the refugee crisis at a summit in Vienna on Wednesday, deciding to set a limit on the intake of asylum seekers at 37,500 for 2016.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Britain launches new measures to protect schoolchildren from extremism

Tough new measures to protect children from the "spell of twisted ideologies" were announced Tuesday by Britain's education secretary, Nicky Morgan.

Κίνητρα Κάμερον για τις μουσουλμάνες

Τα φαινόμενα διακρίσεων κατά των γυναικών θα προσπαθήσει να περιορίσει στη Βρετανία ο Ντέιβιντ Κάμερον, προειδοποιώντας τις μουσουλμάνες που δεν χειρίζονται επαρκώς την αγγλική γλώσσα ότι μπορεί να απελαθούν.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Richest 1% own more than the rest - Oxfam

The richest 1 percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined, aid group Oxfam said Monday, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

Anti-Christian graffiti sprayed on Jerusalem church

Anti-Christian graffiti has been sprayed on a wall of a Jerusalem abbey built where tradition says the mother of Jesus died, police said Sunday, in an incident similar to previous acts blamed on Jewish extremists.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

ISIL 'massacre' reported in Syria's Deir ez-Zor

There have been conflicting reports on the death toll of major attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group against government-held districts in the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

EU Condemns Turkey’s Arrest of Academics as ’Extremely Worrying’

The European Union on Saturday condemned as "extremely worrying" Turkey's arrest of academics who signed a petition criticizing a military crackdown in the Kurdish-dominated southeast.

Pentagon Admits to Eight More Civilians Killed in Iraq, Syria Airstrikes

In a significant shift from Centcom’s long-standing policy of blanket refusals to admit to civilian deaths in airstrikes against ISIS targets, the Pentagon today issued a statement admitting to eight civilians killed in the second quarter of 2015 in three separate incidents.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Kosovo war crimes court to try KLA suspects in The Hague

A special court is being set up in The Hague to try war crimes committed during the 1999-2000 war in Kosovo, the Dutch government says.

EU says it is closely monitoring legal cases against critical academics

Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for the European Commission, has said the European Union is closely monitoring developments regarding a number of Turkish academics who face legal proceedings for signing a declaration for peace that criticized the government over ongoing military operations in the Southeast.

UN chief warns Syrian starvation a war crime

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the use of starvation as a weapon in Syria amounts to a war crime after the second international convoy arrived to the famine-struck town of Madaya to deliver humanitarian aid.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

UN Condemns Danish Plan to Seize Migrants' Cash and Valuables

The UN Refugee Agency is condemning a Danish plan to seize cash and valuables from would-be-refugees crossing the border, calling it "an affront to human dignity."

European court dismisses requests to lift curfews in Turkey’s southeast

The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed demands for an interim injunction to lift ongoing curfews in two southeastern districts where operations against militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) are continuing.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

U.N. appeals for nearly $8 bln for Syria aid

With the war in Syria headed for a sixth year, U.N. agencies on Tuesday appealed for $7.73 billion in funding to help 22.5 million people affected by the conflict.

Obama dismisses idea of ISIL as existential threat

US President Barack Obama has wrapped up his final State of the Union address with a forceful statement of confidence in the future of the United States.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Draft UK surveillance law threatens freedom of expression, UN human rights experts warn

UN, 12 January 2016 – United Nations human rights experts have called for a comprehensive review of the United Kingdom’s draft Investigatory Powers bill, warning that if adopted in its present form it could threaten the rights to freedoms of expression and association both inside and outside the country.

Γερμανία: Εξάμηνη παράταση της αναστολής επαναπροώθησης προσφύγων προς την Ελλάδα

Παράταση έως τις 30 Ιουνίου του μέτρου της αναστολής επαναπροώθησης μεταναστών από τη Γερμανία προς την Ελλάδα –μέτρο το οποίο εξέπνεε σήμερα– αποφάσισε η γερμανική κυβέρνηση.

Germany sends migrants back to Austria

Germany is turning back more migrants at its border with Austria, particularly those from Afghanistan who Germany insists do not qualify for asylum, Austrian authorities said January 11.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Almost 800 Journalists Fired, 156 Detained in Turkey in 2015

Deputy leader of Turkey's opposition Republican People’s Party, Sezgin Tanrikulu, stated that At least 774 journalists were fired and 156 were detained in Turkey.

New Catalonia Leader Vows Secession From Spain by Mid-2017

Lawmakers in Spain’s pro-independence Catalonia region ended months of political gridlock Sunday, swearing in a new separatist leader who promised secession within 18 months.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

MSF condemns latest deadly strike on clinic in Yemen

A missile strike on a Doctors Without Borders clinic in Yemen killed at least four people Sunday, the group said, condemning what it called a "worrying pattern" of such attacks.

Kosovo opposition protests turn violent in Pristina

Anti-government protesters in kosovo's capital Pristina have clashed with police at a demonstration against an agreement with the Serb minority.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Terror Charges Against Iraqis Feed Sentiment Against Refugees

The arrest on terror charges this week of two Iraqis who entered the United States as refugees is fueling sentiment in Congress against the program for resettling refugees from the Middle East.

Giant Mao statue demolished in Henan

A giant golden statue of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong has been demolished due to lack of government approval in Zhushigang village, Tongxu county, Central China's Henan Province. (Photo: CFP)

Friday, January 8, 2016

Rise in French women joining IS group ranks as jihadists target female recruits

The number of French women joining the ranks of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is on the rise, say figures reported in the French media on Thursday, a sign of the increasing importance placed on female recruits by the organisation.

Germany weighs deportations after sexual assaults

Germany must examine whether it has done enough to deport foreigners who commit crimes, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said, in response to a series of New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Cologne.

Protesters in Canada oppose $10.5bn deal with Saudi Arabia

 Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of the Canadian capital demanding that the government cancel a multibillion arms deal with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the execution of 47 prisoners, including a Shia religious leader.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

More than 1,000 fake life jackets found in raid on Turkish workshop staffed with Syrian children

 Turkey’s black market economy is benefiting from the mass influx of Syrian refugees, with a raid on a life jacket manufacturing facility revealing the use of child labor along with hundreds of dangerous poor-quality vests.

Police receive dozens of new sexual assault complaints in Germany

As the number of complaints of sexual assault on New Year's Eve in Cologne rises, dozens of similar reports are emerging in other German cities. In Hamburg, 39 cases of sexual harassment have been reported - all committed by Arabic speaking men, the police said.

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.