Wednesday, January 31, 2018

May to voice concerns over Hong Kong rights violations in China


Hong Kong
British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed she would address human rights concerns in Hong Kong during her visit to China this week.

Israeli, Palestinian ministers meet for first time since US Jerusalem recognition

Israeli-occupied West Bank
Israeli and Palestinian ministers and other senior officials met during a ceremony on Tuesday for the first time since the White House's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Austria’s Kurz backs 4 Visegrad nations on migrant quotas

Austria’s Kurz backs 4 Visegrad nations on migrant quotas
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said he agreed with the Visegrad group countries that a quota system for migrants was unworkable and on the need to strengthen external borders, AP reported.

Syrian opposition factions leave Sochi talks and traveled back to Turkey

Syrian opposition factions leave Sochi talks and traveled back to Turkey
The Sochi talks sponsored by Russia to discuss the Syrian crisis began on Tuesday after a one day delay due to Syrian opposition factions boycotting the event.

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries
The United States has announced plans to lift its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past.

Monday, January 29, 2018

311 detained in Turkey over ‘terror propaganda’ on social media amid Afrin operation

311 detained in Turkey over ‘terror propaganda’
The Interior Ministry stated on Jan. 29 that a total of 311 suspects have been detained so far over “making terror propaganda” on social media regarding Turkey’s operation into the northern Syrian district of Afrin.

Iran blasts Jordan's king over 'unfair' statement

King Abdullah II
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi has rejected remarks made by the Jordanian monarch on the country's foreign policies, describing them as contrary to the reality on the ground.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

North Korea: U.S. is trying to ruin inter-Korean relations

North Korea BORDERS
 North Korea has accused the United States of devising ways to "intentionally" harm inter-Korean relations.

Puigdemont cannot form government from abroad, Spain's top court rules

Puigdemont cannot form government from abroad
Spain's top court ruled Saturday that Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont must be present to form a government in Spain, where he is wanted on sedition charges. Puigdemont had previously said he could rule the region from exile in Belgium.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

UN Says World Not at Peace without African Conflicts Solved

African conflicts
The United Nations on Saturday highlighted the importance of solving African conflicts to world peace and development.

Kurds in Germany protest Turkish Syria offensive

Kurds in Germany protest
Hundreds of Kurds took to the streets of Cologne on Saturday in protest over Turkey's offensive in northern Syria, as German officials warned against tensions between the country's huge Kurdish and Turkish communities.

Trump plans to keep Guantanamo Bay open

Trump plans to keep Guantanamo Bay open
US President Donald Trump is preparing to reverse an Obama-era order to shut down the infamous military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a report by Politico, a political news website in Washington D.C.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Catalogne: Madrid attaque la candidature de Carles Puigdemont devant la Cour constitutionnelle

Catalogne
Le gouvernement espagnol a décidé de se pourvoir devant la Cour constitutionnelle contre la décision du parlement catalan de proposer l'ancien ministre-président Carles Puigdemont comme candidat à la présidence de la région, a déclaré vendredi la vice-première ministre Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría lors d'une conférence de presse.

At least 30 Africans drown off Yemen after boat capsized: IOM

At least 30 Africans drown off Yemen after boat capsized
At least 30 African refugees and migrants drowned off the coast of Yemen this week in a boat heading towards Djibouti operated by smugglers who are reported to have fired on passengers, the United Nations said Friday.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

'Doomsday Clock' closest to midnight since Cold War

Doomsday Clock
Scientists moved ahead by half a minute the symbolic Doomsday Clock, saying the world was at its closest to annihilation since the height of the Cold War due to world leaders' poor response to threats of nuclear war.

Hawaii judge orders arrest of man who spoke Hawaiian language in court

MAUNA KEA
A Hawaii judge on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for a man because he spoke the Hawaiian language in the courtroom.

2017 becomes deadliest year for UN personnel: union

un
Seventy-one UN staff and contractors were killed in line of duty in 2017, making it the deadliest year ever for personnel of the world body, said the United Nations Staff Union on Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

UN Syria Envoy Says Vienna Talks at ‘Very Critical Moment’

Vienna Talks at ‘Very Critical Moment’
The UN special envoy for Syria said Wednesday that peace talks due to resume in Vienna on Thursday are taking place “at a very, very critical moment”.

Avramopoulos: le refus de quotas de réfugiés dans l'UE est "inacceptable"

 pays de l'Est
Il est "inacceptable" que des pays de l'UE se refusent à participer à l'accueil de demandeurs d'asile pour soulager d'autres Etats membres comme la Grèce ou l'Italie, a déclaré le commissaire européen chargé des questions migratoires Dimitris Avramopoulos dans un entretien avec l'AFP.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Afghan Asylum-Seeker Tried for Killing Christian Woman Who Converted in Germany

Afghan Asylum-Seeker Tried for Killing Christian Woman
The asylum seeker attacked the Afghan woman and stabbed her with a 20-centimeter knife 16 times near a supermarket in the German city of Prien.

51 people detained for ‘PYD, PKK promotion’ on social media in Turkey

51 suspects were detained across Turkey
Some 51 suspects were detained across Turkey on Jan. 21 for allegedly promoting the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on social media, according to a security official.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Spain's Supreme Court rejects request to arrest Catalan ex-president

Spain's Supreme Court
Spain's Supreme Court rejected a request by prosecutors to reactivate an arrest warrant for deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont in Denmark on Monday.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

France Called for UN Security Council Meeting over Syria: FM

humanitarian risks
France has called for a United Nations Security Council meeting over "humanitarian risks" as fighting escalates in Syria, its foreign minister said ...

Over 120,000 New Yorkers take to streets on one-year anniversary of Trump presidency

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in New York City on Saturday to show support for groups including women, immigrants and people of color as many of them pointed their fingers directly at the US President Donald Trump's policies.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

EU fights hate speech

hate speech
Facebook's Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, EU officials announced Friday.

Friday, January 19, 2018

EU’s Frontex expects illegal migration to Spain to rise further in 2018

migration to Spain to rise further in 2018
Europe’s border agency expects a further increase in arrivals of illegal migrants in Spain by sea this year, after numbers more than doubled in 2017.

Belgian King wants economic growth to benefit each citizen

Belgian King wants economic growth to benefit each citizen
In his New Year's speech on Thursday, Philippe, King of the Belgians, praised the strong economic growth in Belgium and Europe, saying the benefits accrued should trickle down to all citizens.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Korean unification flag emblematic of better ties

Korean unification flag
North and South Korea's plan to march together under the same blue-and-white Korean peninsula flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month marks the revival of an emblem of warmer ties between the old foes from years past.

Saudi Crown Prince: US President Backs My Round-Up of Corrupt Princes

We've put our man on top
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman boasted that he had the backing of US President Donald Trump for his November "coup", a source in the country said.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Madrid rule over Catalonia to continue if exiled ex-leader Puigdemont re-elected : PM Rajoy

SPAIN GOVERNMENT
Spain will continue to rule the regional administration of Catalonia directly from Madrid in the event that its self-exiled former leader Carles Puigdemont is chosen as president by the Catalan parliament, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned on Monday.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Delta Airlines apologizes for listing China's territories as independent countries

Delta Airlines has apologized for listing Tibet and Taiwan as independent countries
Delta Airlines has apologized for listing Tibet and Taiwan as independent countries on its official website and promised to take immediate measures to correct the mistakes.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Juncker says no progress on EU ties with Turkey while journalists remain jailed

Turkey journalists remain jailed
There will be no progress in diplomatic relations between the EU and Turkey as long as the latter holds journalists in prison, according to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

Bulgaria's EU presidency officially launched in Sofia

Sofia
Bulgaria's six-month rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) was officially launched here on Thursday evening at a special ceremony attended by the highest local and EU officials.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

US to end protected status for 200,000 Salvadorans

protected status for 200,000 Salvadorans
The U.S. administration will end the temporary protected status that has allowed some 200,000 people from El Salvador to stay legally in the United States for nearly 17 years, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Monday.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Stadiums in Saudi Arabia to open doors to women for first time

Stadiums in Saudi Arabia to open doors to women for first time
Stadiums in Saudi Arabia will open their doors to women to attend football matches for the first time ever on Friday, the government has announced.

Seoul to discuss family reunions with Pyongyang during intra-Korean talks

divided families
South Korea will seek to discuss the issue of divided families during landmark intra-Korean talks with its neighbor to the north later this week, Yonhap news agency reports.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Israël interdit d'entrée une vingtaine d'organisations prônant son boycott

Israël interdit d'entrée une vingtaine d'organisations prônant son boycott
Israël a publié dimanche une liste d'organisations qui appellent à son boycott et dont les membres sont interdits d'entrée sur le territoire israélien, a annoncé le ministère des Affaires stratégiques.

Trump: I am a 'very stable genius' and 'really smart'

US President Donald Trump on Saturday praised himself
US President Donald Trump on Saturday praised himself as "a very stable genius," following the release of a bombshell book that raises doubts over his mental health.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Arrestation d'un Israélien accusé d'avoir été le cerveau d'un réseau de trafic d'organes au Kosovo

trafic d'organes
Un ressortissant israélien soupçonné d'avoir été au Kosovo le cerveau d'un réseau international de trafic d'organes a été arrêté à Chypre, à la demande de Pristina, selon une source de la police kosovare.

One year of turbulence leaves Europe-US relations in question

Europe-US relations
Once one of the most privileged relationships, the ties between Europe and the United States saw a turbulent 2017 with the election of Donald Trump as US president.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Macron propose un "partenariat" de l'UE avec la Turquie à défaut d'une adhésion

un "partenariat" de l'UE avec la Turquie
Le président français, Emmanuel Macron, a proposé vendredi à la Turquie un "partenariat" avec l'UE, à défaut d'une adhésion, afin de préserver "l'ancrage" de ce pays en Europe.

2017 Mediterranean Refugee Arrivals Down by Almost Half

A total of 171,635 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea
A total of 171,635 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea during 2017 compared with 363,504 arrivals across the region in 2016, according to the UN migration agency on Friday.

46 People killed in Arab coalition bombings in Yemen

46 People killed in Arab coalition bombings in Yemen
At least 46 people, including 11 civilians, were killed in the last 24 hours in bombings allegedly by the Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, in western Yemen, medical sources told EFE on Thursday.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Washington et Séoul reportent les manoeuvres militaires prévues durant les JO d'hiver

les Jeux Olympiques d'hiver de Pyeongchang
Le président américain Donald Trump et son homologue sud-coréen Moon Jae-In ont convenu de reporter les manoeuvres militaires prévues entre les deux pays pendant les Jeux Olympiques d'hiver de Pyeongchang en février, a déclaré jeudi le bureau de M. Moon.

Politique des USA contre Cuba «obsolète», selon Mogherini

Politique des USA contre Cuba «obsolète»
Le blocus économique et commercial de Cuba par les États-Unis est inacceptable, selon la haute représentante de l’Union européenne pour les affaires étrangères Federica Mogherini en visite sur l’île.

Libya alone cannot handle illegal immigration: PM

Libya alone cannot handle illegal immigration
Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj said Wednesday that Libya alone cannot deal with illegal immigration.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Iran protests: General declares 'sedition' defeated

Iran protests
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has declared the defeat of the "sedition" in the country, referring to a wave of anti-government protests.

US nuclear button 'much bigger'

US nuclear button 'much bigger'
US President Donald Trump has warned Kim Jong-un that he possessed a nuclear button that is "much bigger & more powerful" than that of the North Korean leader.

US wants to cut aid to UN refugee agency to force Palestine into talks with Israel

US wants to cut aid to UN refugee agency
The US wants to stop funding a UN agency aiding millions of Palestinian refugees to coerce Palestine into talks with Israel. The negotiations soured after Washington's contentious recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

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.