Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Rwanda launches genocide probe into French officials

Rwanda on Tuesday opened a formal probe into 20 French officials suspected of playing a role in the 1994 genocide, in a move likely to further sour diplomatic ties with France.

Victory in constitutional referendum to stabilize Italy: FM

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Tuesday said a victory of the "Yes" side in the upcoming constitutional referendum would further accelerate the reform path and help stabilize the country.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Trump Calls for 'Consequences' for Protesters Who Burn US Flag

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump called Tuesday for stiff penalties for protesters who burn American flags, even though the country's Supreme Court has ruled that it is a protected form of free speech.

10-year plan against functional illiteracy launched in Germany

A decade-long plan to help 7.5 million German people with functional illiteracy improve their reading and writing abilities started Monday in Berlin, local media reported.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

EU has links with 'odious regimes' like Saudi Arabia: Juncker

When asked whether the EU should still have dialogue with a “more and more authoritarian” Turkish president, the head of the European Commission responded by asking why nobody has been questioning him about EU relations with Saudi Arabia.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cuba: le père de la Révolution cubaine Fidel Castro est mort

Le père de la Révolution cubaine Fidel Castro est décédé vendredi soir à La Havane à l'âge de 90 ans, a annoncé son frère Raul, qui lui a succédé au pouvoir en 2006.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Erdogan threatens to open borders to migrants after EU Parliament vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday threatened to throw open Turkey's borders to illegal migrants after the European Parliament voted to back a freeze in membership talks with Ankara.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

'1984': EU Resolution on Russian Media First Step Toward 'Total Censorship'

The resolution adopted by the European Parliament against Russia's media outlets is the first step towards imposing censorship against all media sources which express different views from those promoted by the EU leadership, Italian journalist Giulietto Chiesa warns.

Rwanda demands apology from Vatican over genocide

The Government of Rwanda has demanded an apology from the Vatican for the role played by members of the Catholic Church in the 1994 genocide against Tutsi,according a government statement released on Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Australia's controversial plan for "lifetime ban" on illegal asylum seekers may fail

The Australian government's controversial plan to hand down lifetime bans to all illegal asylum seekers seems set to fail, after crossbench Senators on Tuesday reaffirmed they would not support the bill in its current form.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Οι αρχαίες γλώσσες και τα κρανία των ανθρώπων εξελίχθηκαν από κοινού

Τι "αποκαλύπτει" νέα επιστημονική μελέτη, με επικεφαλής τη διακεκριμένη Ελληνίδα καθηγήτρια παλαιοανθρωπολογίας Κατερίνα Χαρβάτη-Παπαθεοδώρου.

China urges Mongolia to eliminate negative impacts of Dalai Lama visit

China on Sunday urged Mongolia to eliminate the negative impacts of the Dalai Lama's visit and refrain from disturbing the healthy development of China-Mongolia ties.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Majority of Germans Want Merkel to Stay for Another Term as Chancellor

A survey by Germany’s leading pollster Emnid, commissioned by the Bild newspaper, found that 55 percent wished Merkel stayed on the job past the 2017 general election, while 39 wanted her to go.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Germany mulls closer surveillance of anti-state extremist group

German government says it is considering placing the so-called Reich Citizens' Movement, a disparate group whose members do not recognize the legitimacy of the German state, under closer surveillance.

Citizens' support for EU remains steady, but future uncertain: poll

The majority of European Union (EU) citizens believe that being a member of the bloc is good for their country, but are also concerned about the future, a poll commissioned by the European Parliament revealed on Friday.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Children born in Mosul do not have citizenship

Children born in Mosul in the past two years have not received documents verifying their identity or citizenship under rule by the "Islamic State" group, authorities said.

Hundreds of refugee children missing in Sweden

Over 500 unaccompanied migrant children have gone missing after arriving in Sweden this year and the number of homeless people is growing, Swedish Television reported on Thursday.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Charities Accuse UK Gov't of Breaking Own Laws by Rejecting Child Refugees

A number of charities have said that the new UK Home Office guidance on the acceptance of unaccompanied refugee minors is arbitrary, cruel and potentially illegal.

Hundreds protest against terrorists in E. Aleppo, rallies brutally dispersed

Resistance against the terrorists and rebels controlling eastern Aleppo has been growing amongst the civilian population trapped in the city, Russia's Defense Ministry said. Eleven protests have been staged in militant-controlled areas since the beginning of the week.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan, says ICC

US forces may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan through the "cruel or violent" interrogation of detainees, mostly between 2003-2004, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Israeli ministers okay draft bill to legalize Jewish settlements on private Palestinian land

An Israeli ministerial committee has approved a draft bill to allow settlers in the occupied West Bank to remain in homes built on private Palestinian land. The country’s attorney-general said the bill is legally flawed.

Trump to 'deport up to three million immigrants'

US president-elect Donald Trump said he planned to immediately deport or jail as many as three million undocumented immigrants, as he set out his priorities in the first television interview since his election.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Some Refugees Held in Australian Island Camps to Be Resettled in US

The United States has agreed to resettle an unspecified number of refugees languishing in Pacific island camps in a deal that is expected to inspire more asylum seekers to attempt to reach Australia by boat, officials said on Sunday.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Turkish military allows female personnel to wear headscarf

The ban on headscarf for female civilian personnel serving in the Turkish military has been lifted, according to a ruling released in the official gazette published on Friday, Turkish Daily Sabah reported.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Hungary Prime Minister to Continue Struggle on Migrant Quota System at EU Level

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he could not count on the Hungarian opposition parties to amend the constitution in attempts to ban forced settlement of refugees, but would "continue the struggle" at the EU level, media reported on Friday.

Pentagon acknowledges just 5-10% percent of actual civilian casualties in Syria – Amnesty to RT

The Pentagon’s conclusion that 119 deaths have resulted from US-led coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq represents only 5 or 10 percent of the actual civilian death toll in those countries, Neil Sammonds, an Amnesty International researcher focusing on Syria, told RT.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

EU urges member states to address education inequality faced by immigrants

The European Union (EU) on Monday called on member states to make their education systems more "relevant and inclusive" in order to address inequality faced mainly by students with immigration backgrounds.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Palestine reiterates support to French peace initiative

The Palestinian authority reiterated on Monday its full support to a French initiative aiming to hold an international conference to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Monday, November 7, 2016

German Interior Ministry Accused of Treating Refugees Like 'Contagious Disease'

The German Ministry of the Interior is planning to send migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea back to Africa. The officials believe that the measure will have "an effect of deterrence" as refugees will understand that the European coast cannot be reached, German newspaper Die Welt reported.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Over half US voters think media biased in favor of Clinton: Gallup

Above half of registered American voters, or 52 percent, believe US media is biased in favor of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to a newly-released Gallup poll.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

France to collect personal data of 60 million with controversial database

France’s government last week announced the creation of a highly controversial new database that will collect and store personal information on nearly everyone living in the country who holds a French identity card or passport.

Denmark's 'migrant confiscation law' yields little cash

A controversial Danish law allowing asylum-seekers' assets to be confiscated has reaped only 117,600 kroner (£14,000; $17,500) for the state, police figures show.

Anti-US sentiments resurface as Iranians mark anniversary of embassy seizure

Tens of thousands of Iranians held nationwide demonstrations on Thursday to mark the 37th anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran, a continuation of their decades-long protests against the United States.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Palestinians Outraged as Israel Destroys Historic Muslim Graves in Jerusalem

The destruction at a 1,400 year old cemetary in East Jerusalem on Wednesday, reportedly to clear space for a national park, sparked condemnation among Palestinians.

Last of ‘Jungle’ children relocated

French authorities on Wednesday started moving out the remaining 1,500 unaccompanied children living next to the razed "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais to shelters around the country.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Icelandic MPs' huge pay rise sparks controversy

The decision of Iceland's state pay authority to increase the pay of lawmakers by 44 percent has been harshly criticized by a number of people, Icelandic media reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Louvre could house treasures from Iraq, Syria: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande Tuesday said the Louvre could house threatened treasures from Iraq, Syria and other war-torn countries at a secure site in northern France.

EU's Mogherini says boycotting Israel falls under 'freedom of expression

The European Union's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini has said that decisions by EU member countries to boycott Israel are protected as "freedom of expression" under the the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

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.