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Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip-off which helped Russia prevent terror attack

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 16:24 Edited time: 17 Dec, 2017 16:49 The Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump for help in preventing a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg. Data provided by the CIA enabled Russian security services to find and detain terrorists Read more The Russian leader expressed his […]

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Minister joins calls for anti-Semitism czar in Germany’s next government

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 15:33 Germany’s acting interior minister has lent his support to the creation of an anti-Semitism commissioner in the country’s next government. Thomas de Maiziere nailed his colors to the mast in an interview with German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, following demonstrations in Berlin in which people protesting the US decision […]

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Rising seas will displace 150 million people by 2100, says climate report

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 14:37 Lands inhabited by more than 150 million people could be submerged in water by the end of this century. That’s according to the latest projections from a group of US researchers. A new study published in the journal Earth’s Future used the latest information from the Antarctic ice sheet […]

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10 women killed in Saudi airstrike targeting wedding procession in Yemen – report

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 13:54 The Saudi-led coalition has conducted an airstrike on a wedding procession in Yemen, killing at least 10 women, witnesses and health officials told AP. Riyadh has been much criticized for the conflict’s high civilian death toll. The incident took place on Sunday as the procession made its way to […]

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Journalist reveals how illicit US supplies got busted in Iraq after ending up with ISIS

An EU-funded group of arms experts went to Iraq and Syria to explore Islamic State’s well-oiled manufacturing machine and found out that the US routinely violated arms control clauses, a story published by Wired reveals. This week the Conflict Armament Research (CAR), a London-based organization partly funded by the European Union, has published a 200-page […]

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‘Crime Minister’: Thousands rally in Tel Aviv demanding Netanyahu quit over corruption scandal

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 09:03 Thousands of Israelis marched in Tel Aviv, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following corruption allegations. Protesters chanted “Bibi is an embarrassment” and held signs reading “Crime Minister.” Some 10,000 anti-corruption protesters joined the so-called ‘March of Shame’ on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard for a third […]

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Multiple casualties reported in suicide bombing of Christian church in Pakistan

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 08:06 Edited time: 17 Dec, 2017 08:23 Two suicide bombers have attacked a Christian church in southwestern Pakistan, the country’s home minister said as cited by local media. It has been reported that at least five were killed and over a dozen injured. The attack took place in the city […]

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Finnish govt. fumes over leaked papers on long-running spy program targeting Russia

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 06:44 A Finnish paper is facing criminal charges for reporting the country’s extensive spying focused on Russia’s military and the Nord Stream pipeline project. Finland’s president says the leak compromises the country’s security. An explosive report published by the Helsingin Sanomat daily on Saturday, based on secret documents obtained by […]

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Latvian man lights up swastika Christmas ornament, authorities say it's a folk symbol

Residents of a town in Latvia reported seeing a huge shining swastika among a neighbor’s outdoor Christmas decorations, but city authorities brushed it off, saying it was an ancient folk symbol unrelated to the Nazis. Neighbors and passers-by reported the festive fandangles on Kalnsetas street in Saldus, western Latvia, confused at seeing the disturbing symbol displayed […]

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