Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:24:49 GMT
Spanish police have arrested a Morrocan man accused of spreading Islamist militant messages and trying to recruit others, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. Police arrested the man in Calahorra, in Spain's central Rioja region, and said he was linked to another Moroccan man detained in December in the city of Pamplona.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:24:48 GMT
A 5.6 magnitude undersea earthquake struck 130 kms northwest of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries and there was no tsunami warning issued after the quake, which struck at a shallow depth of 42 kms .
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:19:42 GMT
A blast that killed 14 people in a block of prefabricated houses in China on Monday was caused by "illegal production and storage of explosives", the state news agency Xinhua reported. The explosion in the northwestern town of Xinmin in Shaanxi province injured 147 people and damaged dozens of buildings, including a hospital.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:16:02 GMT
America, the UK, Canada and Germany have already agreed to lead four battle groups in Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. The new deployment the biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War is meant to "prevent conflict" with Russia, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 02:06:35 GMT
Documents linked to one of the masterminds of Vladimir Putin's political strategy have been hacked and posted online by a Ukrainian cyber group. The timing of the hack and the target, Vladislav Surkov, suggest that this could be a form of retaliation for the purported Russian hacking of the US election.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:35:36 GMT
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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:52:49 GMT
Russia's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday it was keeping humanitarian corridors out of Syria's Aleppo open following accusations by the U.N. humanitarian chief that warring parties were obstructing medical evacuations from the eastern, rebel-held districts of the city.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:36:58 GMT
German weapons dealers have seen their exports top 4 billion in the first six months of this year alone. While small weapon sales fell, exports of small arms ammunition reached record highs.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:17:07 GMT
Kosovo's foreign affairs minister has reaffirmed his country's ambitions to join both NATO and the European Union, in an interview with EurActiv Spain . Speaking to Spanish journalists, Enver Hoxhaj outlined his country's future plans for better relations with the EU and the Vatican, as well as ambitious plans to join NATO and the EU.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:07:00 GMT
Oct 25 A Russian naval battle group heading for Syria could be used to target civilians in the besieged city of Aleppo NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned on Tuesday, calling on Moscow to implement a lasting ceasefire. "The battle group may be used to increase Russia's ability to take part in combat operations over Syria and to conduct even more air strikes against Aleppo," Stoltenberg said.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:52:08 GMT
When Britain, allied to France, declared war on Germany in 1914, America sat out, until our own ships were being sunk in 1917. When Britain, allied to France, declared war on Germany, Sept.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:52:07 GMT
U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are focusing their campaigning efforts Tuesday on the state of Florida, which will play a big role in two weeks when the majority of American voters decide which of them will be the country's next leader. It takes 270 electoral college votes to clinch the presidency, and under the system that gives greater weight to more populous states, the winner of Florida gets 29 electoral votes.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:47:58 GMT
The United States will deploy over 300 troops in Norway, the Norwegian government announced Monday, in a move set to upset neighbouring Russia. The 330 Marines, to be stationed on rotation around 1,000 kilometres from the Russian border, will be engaged in training and manoeuvres in almost Arctic conditions, the Norwegian defence ministry said.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:25:10 GMT
As civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are battered by air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, what has happened to the world's responsibility to protect populations under threat? The Geneva Conventions and the United Nations Security Council were established after World War Two to maintain peace and protect people in conflict zones. But a 21st-century U.N. doctrine called Responsibility To Protect , set up by the world body's member states to prevent mass killings, has only had limited success.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:53:03 GMT
In your website http://worldbeyondwar.org/ you say: "We strive to replace a culture of war with one of peace, in which nonviolent means of conflict resolution take the place of bloodshed". So which role and value can nonviolence have in building such a culture? It can demonstrate a superior means of resisting tyranny that causes less suffering, is more likely to succeed, and is likely to have a longer lasting success.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:29:49 GMT
The main opposition contender in Bulgaria's presidential election vowed on Monday to seek better relations with Russia and a lifting of European Union sanctions against Moscow that he called harmful to both sides. Rumen Radev, a former air force commander, also said in an interview with Reuters that he would pursue a balanced foreign policy taking into account Bulgaria's membership in NATO and the EU but based on national interest.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:13:11 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin talks during a joint news conference with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan following their meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal Putin invaded Georgia in 2008 under the auspices of protecting the ethnic Russian population, and established the de-facto Russian state of South Ossetia.