Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ten women die in refugee boat accident off Libyan coast

Ten women have died in a new migrant boat accident off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea, Italian authorities said, as they began the gruesome task of removing hundreds of corpses from another salvaged wreck.

Over 1/4 of Japan's population aged over 65

Japan's population is aging at unprecedented levels, with over 1/4 Japanese people aged 65 or older as of Oct.1 last year, creating challenges for the government and economy, showed government statistics on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Israel closes Al-Aqsa mosque till end of Ramadan after clashes

 Israeli authorities announced Tuesday they were closing Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to non-Muslim visitors after a series of clashes between worshippers and police.

Islamic State Claims Yemen Bombings That Killed 42

Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for a wave of bombings Monday that killed at least 42 people in southern Yemen.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

UN says looking forward to continuing work with Britain, EU after Brexit vote

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that the world body looks forward to continuing its work with the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) after Britain voted to leave the EU in a historic referendum.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Asian millionaires 'top wealth rankings'

Asian millionaires now control more wealth than those in North America, Europe and other regions, according to a report from finance firm Capgemini.

Anti-terrorism: threat level in Europe likely to remain high for long time

The terrorism threat level in Europe will probably remain high for the long term, although significant progress has been made particularly in information sharing across the continent, Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) Dick Schoof told the press on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Colombia and FARC rebels announce deal on ceasefire

The parties issued a communique in the Cuban capital, Havana, on Wednesday, the seat of the peace process that started in November 2012.
The Colombian government has agreed to a bilateral ceasefire with FARC rebels, a historic agreement that could move towards the signing of a peace agreement.

Greek refugee crisis must be fully accepted as European problem: Council of Europe

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on the European Union and its member states to fully accept the migratory crisis as a European problem and not only a Greek one.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Taliban kidnap 27 passengers in Afghanistan

At least 27 passengers were kidnapped on Tuesday after Taliban militants intercepted three vehicles in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand.

Gun-control measures blocked by US Senate

The U.S. Senate on Monday blocked four gun-control measures as the country was still reeling from the deadliest shooting massacre in U.S. history.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

US does not support 'Tibet independence': Kerry

The United States maintains that Tibet is an inalienable part of China and does not support the independence of Tibet, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tibetan Parliament Expresses Gratitude to President Obama for Welcoming His Holiness at the White House

Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Speaker of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile today expressed his gratitude to US President Barack Obama for welcoming and meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the White House on 15 June 2016.

MSF rejects all EU funding over Turkey refugee deal

Medical aid charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said it will reject all funding from the European Union in protest at the bloc's deal with Turkey aimed at stemming the flow of refugees into Europe.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Obama again urges Congress to pass gun laws

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday again urged Republican-controlled Congress to pass stricter gun control laws during his visit to Orlando in the wake of the country's deadliest mass shooting incident.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The national anthem of Canada will be made gender neutral

The house of representatives of the canadian Parliament voted on Wednesday to rewrite the text of the national anthem by making it gender neutral. According to the proposal, the English version of the national anthem, the words «the hearts of your sons are burning with love for you» will be replaced by «our hearts are burning with love for you», according to Reuters.

Bulgarian parliament adopts ban on face veils

The Bulgarian parliament has approved a bill that would ban the wearing of garments concealing the face entirely or partially in public places.

Israel denies cutting water supplies to West Bank

Israel's national water company has denied cutting crucial water supplies to large parts of the occupied West Bank during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, saying there was only broad reduction in water supply to the Palestinian territory.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Στο φως ο "Θρόνος του Αγαμέμνονα"

Ένα από τα σημαντικότερα ευρήματα της Μυκηναϊκής Εποχής, τον Θρόνο του Αγαμέμνονα, παρουσίασε χθες, σε συνέντευξη Τύπου ο καθηγητής αρχαιολογίας και πρόεδρος του Μυκηναϊκού Ιδρύματος κ. Χριστοφίλης Μαγγίδης.

Israel cuts water supplies to West Bank during Ramadan

Israel's national water company has cut crucial water supplies to large areas of the occupied-West Bank, leaving tens of thousands of Palestinians without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The regressive Turkey

All those who on account of their servility are trying to convince us, that Turkey, with its current status is progressing, once again they will be challenged by Turkey itself.

UN human rights chief slams rising migrant detention in Europe

The UN's human rights chief voiced alarm Monday at the increasing detention of migrants in Europe, including unaccompanied children, amid widespread anti-migrant rhetoric across the continent.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Israel reopens Palestinian crossings after deadly Tel Aviv shooting

Israel has reopened Palestinian crossing points from the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip following a three-day closure put in place after last week's deadly Tel Aviv shooting, the army said today.

Ban Ki-moon condemns 'horrific attack' in Orlando, Florida

UN, 12 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned an attack that occurred early this morning in Orlando, Florida, in which 50 people were killed and dozens more were injured.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ban Ki-moon chief slams deadly terrorist attack near shrine in Damascus suburb

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condemned an "appalling" deadly terrorist attack near a shrine in a Damascus suburb in Syria, reportedly killing several civilians, including women and children.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Bangladesh: Hindu man hacked to death in Pabna

Unidentified attackers have hacked to death a 62-year-old Hindu monastery worker in Bangladesh, police say, the latest in a series of such attacks on religious minorities in the mainly Muslim country.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hamas claims responsibility for Tel Aviv attack

An Islamic Hamas movement official said Wednesday the shooting attack in Tel Aviv which killed four Israelis is a response to Israeli crimes against the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The European court has forbidden to send to jail illegal migrants

On Tuesday, June 7, the European court of justice in Luxembourg have banned the authorities of European countries to send to jail migrants just because they illegally entered the country.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Arab-led coalition rejects censure in U.N. report on Yemen

The Arab-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen rejected Sunday a U.N. report that placed it on an annual blacklist over the deaths of hundreds of children in airstrikes.“The report is imbalanced and does not rely on credible statistics, nor does it serve the Yemeni people,” coalition spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri told the official Saudi Press Agency.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Switzerland to hold first ever vote on basic income

Switzerland is voting on whether to introduce a guaranteed basic income for every citizen, becoming the first country to hold such a vote.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

UN chief shocked at grave violence against children in conflict countries

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed shock at the scale of grave violations against children in such countries as Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

China "dissatisfied" with U.S. report on terrorism

China is dissatisfied with the false accounts relating to China in a U.S. State Department report on terrorism, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Friday.

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Turkish foreign Ministry called «a disgrace» the recognition of Armenian genocide by Germany

Adopted by the German Parliament decision on the recognition of the genocide of the Armenian population in the Ottoman Empire is «ignorance and disrespect for the law». This is stated in a statement released by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey.

Yemen faces dire humanitarian situation: UN official

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, said Thursday that Yemen is one of the more invisible crises in the region and in the world right now, given the dire humanitarian situation people face there on a daily basis, a UN spokesman told reporters.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

REAL/TRUE MACEDONIA : Unesco vote for Philippi next month

Inclusion of the northern Greece [Macedonia] archaeological site of Philippi in Unesco’s list of World Heritage Sites will be decided at the organization’s annual conference, which will take place next month in Istanbul.

Murder-suicide shooting kills 2 men, UCLA campus is safe

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) chief Charlie Beck confirmed the shooting incident that happened Wednesday morning at the campus of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) is a murder-suicide and the campus is safe.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Outrage after Duterte justifies Philippine journalists’ murders

Media groups expressed outrage June 1 at Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement of killing corrupt journalists, warning his comments could incite more murders in a nation already one of the world’s most dangerous for reporters...

Turkey Continues Warning Bundestag on June 2 Genocide Resolution

On June 2, Germany’s parliament Bundestag is to hold a vote on a motion describing the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians perpetrated by the Ottoman Turkish government during World War I as genocide.

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.