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Hillary slams Trump's 'dangerous' war of words with North Korea

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:14:54 GMT

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump's "dangerous and short-sighted" war of words with North Korea Wednesday, saying his Twitter tirades only benefited Pyongyang's attention-seeking ruler and hurt Washington's credibility. This handout photo taken and provided by Maeil Business Newspaper on October 18, 2017 shows former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul.

Turkey says will not submit to 'impositions' from United States in visa crisis

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:58:58 GMT

A U.S. delegation has asked Turkey for information and evidence regarding consular staff whose detention has led to a diplomatic rift and suspension of visa services, private HaberTurk television channel reported on Wednesday. ANKARA: Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday Ankara would not submit to "impositions" from the United States to resolve a feud which has seen the two NATO allies stop issuing visas to each other's citizens.

Dutch Courts Give Judgment on Immunities of NATO Supreme Headquarters

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:46:02 GMT

Earlier this year, district and appellate courts in the Netherlands have delivered first judgments in the context of a high-stakes contractual dispute between three fuel companies and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe the headquarters of one of the two NATO strategic commands. A customary immunity from jurisdiction has been recognized to SHAPE, yet has been set aside based on the individual's right of access to a court.

Bosnian Serbs pass resolution against NATO membership

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:21:12 GMT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Bosnian Serb lawmakers passed a non-binding resolution Wednesday opposing the country's potential membership in NATO, a symbolic measure that's part of longstanding efforts by pro-Russia politicians in Bosnia to keep the country away from the Western military alliance. The 83-member parliament in the Bosnia Serb-run part of the country approved the resolution, which insists on Bosnia's military neutrality and also states that it will coordinate all future decisions on the issue with their ethnic kin in Serbia.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supports NATO's "Formidable Shield" Missile Defense Test

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:14:32 GMT

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. , announced today that its propulsion systems for Raytheon's Standard Missile-3 Block IB guided missile supported a NATO-led multinational naval operation off the northwest Scottish coast. Formidable Shield 2017, a live-fire exercise supported by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy, which started Sept.

Macedonia's Social Democrats Look To Deliver On European Promise

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:19:17 GMT

Macedonia's Social Democrats won an unexpectedly large share of the vote in municipal elections that essentially became a referendum on the country's future. That future, at least based on expectations recorded at the local level on October 15, is a European one.

Media mogul seen leading in Czech election despite scandals

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:35:33 GMT

Elections in the Czech Republic this weekend are expected to leave the European Union with yet another euroskeptic government in Central Europe. Although the country boasts one of the European Union's fastest-growing economies and lowest jobless rates, voters are fed up with corruption and with the unpopular centre-left Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.

What North Korea learned from the Kosovo War

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:22:33 GMT

On March 21, Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic praised North Korea's refusal to recognize Kosovo's independence. To reward North Korea's loyal support for the Serbian position on Kosovo, Belgrade defied European attempts to isolate Pyongyang by arranging a meeting between Dacic and Ri Pyong Du, North Korea's Bucharest-based ambassador to Serbia.

Russia pressures Serbia on status of controversial base

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:53:23 GMT

Russia increased pressure on Serbia on Tuesday to grant diplomatic status to the Russian staff of a controversial facility that U.S. officials believe could become Kremlin's spy base in the Balkans. Moscow has repeatedly denied reports that the so-called "Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center" in the southern city of Nis was a base for Russia to eavesdrop on the West in the Balkans - a tense region where Russia is vying for influence.

Turkey leader in Poland for talks on security, his policies

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:39:14 GMT

Turkey's president was in Poland on Tuesday for talks on international security and on his policies at home. Duda's adviser, Andrzej Szczerski, said there would be no "taboo" topics and the talks would include the situation in Turkey, where tens of thousands of people have been arrested or dismissed from their jobs since last year's coup attempt.

Dropping terror charges against Hafiz Saeed exposes Pakistan's real face: Kashmiri activists

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:32:39 GMT

London [United Kingdom]/ Geneva [Switzerland], Oct.16 : Pakistan's move to withdraw terrorism charges against Hafiz Saeed has drawn widespread criticism from exiled Kashmiri leaders who say that this is nothing more than a reflection of Pakistan's terror-supporting policies. A co-founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jamaat-ud-Dawah , Saeed was detained under the Anti-Terrorism Act in January this year.

Trump set for talks with Greek PM

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:22:48 GMT

When President Donald Trump sits for talks Tuesday with his left-wing Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras, he'll face a man who last year warned his own citizens that Trump represented an "evil" raft of ideas with no place in western democracy. Now that Trump is President, Tsipras finds himself among the club of world leaders hoping to paper over their election-year criticisms of the billionaire businessman, who is known to carry a grudge and remember even the smallest slight.

Keep live pigs for combat first-aid training, medics say as simulators take over trauma instruction

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:07:34 GMT

Faced with pressure from animal-rights groups, every hospital in Canada and most in the United States have stopped doing it, as have many of the armed forces around the world. Instead of using live pigs, goats and other animals to teach people how to treat traumatic injury, they employ increasingly realistic human simulators.

Saving NATO from Turkey

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:58:14 GMT

No, it's not about getting member states to fulfill agreed-upon spending levels on defense. Or finding a role after the Soviet collapse.

Editorial: Under Mr. Trump, America Surrenders

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:58:13 GMT

Americans have long struggled with the question of whether this country should be more involved in world affairs, or less. The contest of ideas between internationalists and isolationists has been particularly fierce among Republicans, going all the way back to Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft and continuing on to the beginning of World War II.

EU vows to save Iran deal, fears for North Korea mediation

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:58:12 GMT

The European Union vowed on Monday to defend a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions after President Donald Trump chose not to certify Tehran's compliance with the accord. Germany and France led a chorus of warnings to the United States, normally the EU's closest foreign policy ally, that any weakening of the agreement to prevent Iran obtaining nuclear weapons could have serious consequences for peace.

NATO Ships Hold Missile Defense Drill Near Scotland, Pentagon Says

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:59:32 GMT

Warships from eight NATO countries participated in live-fire self-defense exercises of ship and missile systems near Scotland on Sunday the U.S. Department of Defense said, quoted by Reuters. Ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States defended against a medium-range missile as well as three anti-ship cruise missiles.