Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Αρμάτα στις Σπέτσες : Αναπαράσταση της ιστορικής ναυμαχίας με την πυρπόληση ομοιώματος της τουρκικής ναυαρχίδας

Αρμάτα στις Σπέτσες
Ο Δήμος Σπετσών τιμά κάθε χρόνο την κορυφαία εκδήλωση ηρωισμού των Σπετσιωτών, τη Ναυμαχία των Σπετσών που έγινε στις 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 1822 και η οποία έχει καταγραφεί ως ένα από σημαντικότερα γεγονότα της Επανάστασης του 1821.

3.4 million German young people couldn't afford vacation

Over 3.4 million German children and teenagers couldn't afford a vacation in 2014, local media quoted the European statistics office Eurostat as saying on Monday.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Germany projects 300,000 asylum seekers will arrive this year

Germany expects up to 300,000 asylum seekers to arrive this year, less than one-third of the total during 2015's record influx, the Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees (BAMF) said Sunday.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Athens: World’s 'first weather station' opens to public

Built more than 2,000 years ago, the Tower of the Winds is said to be the world's first weather station.

Used by merchants to tell the wind and time - even in darkness - the station is still standing on a slope on Athens' ancient Acropolis hill and has been restored and re-opened to the public for the first time in nearly 200 years.

Hungary vows to build a second fence to protect its borders from migrants

The Hungarian prime minister said Friday that his country is to build a stronger fence along its southern frontier in the event that the migration pact between Turkey and the European Union fails.

Clinton, Trump suffer from high unpopularity among voters

More than half of the likely voters, or 53 percent, said they had "strongly unfavorable" views of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, while 46 percent said the same about his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to a national poll released Thursday.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Colombia, FARC announce final peace agreement in Havana

The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced late Wednesday that they have reached a final peace agreement to end a half-century of civil war.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

US urges citizens to leave Gaza ‘as soon as possible’

The United States yesterday reiterated its recommendation that Americans in Gaza leave the territory controlled by Hamas, which Washington calls a terrorist group, “as soon as possible.”

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Yazidis Slam UN Over Shoddy Investigations Into 'Genocide' Committed by Daesh

Two years ago Daesh massacred Yazidis at Sinjar, and the terrorist group is still keeping thousands prisoner while the international community is not doing enough to help, Yazidi human rights campaigner Mirza Ismail told Radio Sputnik.

Turkey: UN chief condemns terrorist attack on wedding party that kills at least 50 people

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned yesterday's terrorist attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep – an act that was reportedly carried out by a suicide bomber and killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Terror in Turkey: Major Suicide Bomb Rocks Wedding - 30 Dead, 94 Injured

The death toll from the terror attack that struck the Turkish city of Gaziantep has risen to 30 dead with 94 civilians wounded according to the city's Governor reports Sputnik News Wire.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Philippine leftist rebel group declares 7-day unilateral truce

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) issued Friday night a unilateral declaration of a seven-day ceasefire to "celebrate and bolster" the resumption of formal peace talks with the Philippine government.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Unacceptable servility

While in Cyprus they are trying to explain to us, that they are constantly trying to find a solution to the issue, we have now reached a level of simply wondering whether the occupied territories will pay up the bill for the electricity we so easily provide them, and every night it's that electric current which illuminates the barbaric flag on the Pentadaktylos.

Scottish minister hails migrants' contribution to local society

Scottish Minister for International Development and Europe Alasdair Allan on Thursday hailed the contribution of migrants to the local Scottish society.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Americans say racism in US widespread: Gallup

Over six in 10 Americans say racism against blacks is widespread in the United States, while 41 percent say racism against whites is widespread, Gallup found in a poll released Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Eastern Europe Unites in Struggle Against EU’s Migration Policies

The leaders of Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia are set to discuss the "growing pressure from Brussels" over notorious migrant quotas at the upcoming Rhodes Forum as EU leadership threatens member states reluctant to accept refugees from the Middle East with economic sanctions.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Protesters Demand Philippines President Not Honor Marcos with State Burial

Hundreds of protesters braved heavy rain in the Philippine's capital Sunday, denouncing President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to honor the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos with a state burial in a heroes cemetery.

Obama presidency falls short of hopes on racial issues

Americans are far less positive today about what Barack Obama's presidency means for the advancement of blacks in the U.S. than they were shortly after his election eight years ago, found a Gallup poll Thursday.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tributes, fireworks as Cuba marks Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday

Thousands partied along Havana's Malecon seafront into the early hours of Saturday, celebrating retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro turning 90 to the tune of Latin beats as an electric storm in the distance lit up the night sky.

Tokyo, Seoul agree on spending priorities for $9.9M comfort women fund

The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea agreed on how $9.9 million in funds would be used to help comfort women, former sex slaves forced to serve in wartime brothels during World War II.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Banned in Cannes to wear on the beaches of the Islamic bathing suits

The mayor of the French city of Cannes David Lisner issued a decree forbidding women to wear on the beaches of so called «burkini» — a bathing suits covering the whole body from head to toe, popular mainly among the Muslim women.

‘Founder of ISIS’: Trump Doubles Down on Claim Obama Behind Rise of Daesh

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reiterated his claim that US President Barack Obama is literally a “founder of ISIS,” adding that, “everyone’s liking” his remark.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Germany: Burka ban to be proposed in security clampdown

Germany's interior minister will back plans to ban the burka as part of a raft of anti-terror measures, local media say.

Trump's gun rights comments ignite firestorm

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump got embroiled in a political firestorm on Tuesday after suggesting that supporters of gun rights could take action against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton if she wins the election.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Nagasaki urges world to draw on wisdom to abolish nuclear weapons

Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue on Tuesday urged the international community to draw upon its "collective wisdom" to realize a world without nuclear weapons, as the southwestern Japan city marked the 71st anniversary of its atomic bombing by the United States in the final stages of World War II.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Pakistan says US State Department deputy spokesperson's remarks misplaced

Pakistan on Sunday angrily reacted to remarks by the US State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner's critical remarks that Pakistan is selective in targeting terrorists and does not go after those threatening its neighbours.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hamas prisoners end hunger strike in deal with Israel

More than 200 Hamas-affiliated Palestinian prisoners have halted their hunger strike after reaching a deal with Israeli prison authorities to end body searches and improve prison conditions, the Gaza-based Prisoner’s Media Office said.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Fears mount that EU-Turkey migrant deal could collapse

Fears are mounting in the European Union that its months-old pact with Turkey to curb migrant flows could collapse as a rift deepens over Ankara's crackdown following a failed coup.

Charity director funneled millions to militant group Hamas, Israeli investigators say

An executive in a global Christian charity group has been secretly sending tens of millions of dollars -- money intended to aid poverty-stricken families in chaotic Gaza -- to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, Israeli investigators say.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Israel razes West Bank homes of Palestinian attackers

Israeli forces have razed the southern West Bank homes of two Palestinian men accused of shooting dead four Israelis at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot in early June, Palestinian sources have told Al Jazeera.

ISIS crimes in Iraq "may constitute" genocide: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said the crimes committed by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq may [?] constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity and even genocide.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Europe rights official urges Turkey to heed rule of law

The most senior European official to visit Turkey since last month's attempted coup has urged Turkey to act according to the rule of law.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

French Muslims to set up foundation to finance mosques

A new foundation will be created to help finance mosques in France and keep out radical donors, the head of France’s top Muslim body said Monday, days after the prime minister called for an end to foreign financing of mosques.

Australians lose billions of dollars on slot machines: report

Victorians have lost more than 38 billion US dollars playing slot machines since their introduction to the state 24 years ago.

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.