Friday, May 26, 2017

Turkey, the world leader in jailing journalists — HRW

A meeting planned for May 25, 2017, between European Union leaders and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey should signal that discussion of upgraded economic cooperation is dependent on Ankara’s willingness to tackle its human rights and rule of law crisis, Human Rights Watch...

EU fails to reach debt deal for Greece amid IMF row

Eurozone fails to reach debt deal for Greece amid IMF row reports AFP news agency on Monday. Eurozone finance ministers, the International Monetary Fund and the Greek government failed to agree at talks on a release of further bailout funds for Athens and reached no...

Protesters clashed with police in Athens, Greece on second day of demonstrations

Protesters clashed with police in central Athens during a second day of demonstrations Thursday, as lawmakers prepared to vote on creditor-demanded measures that will impose additional income losses for many Greeks for another three years. A small number of masked youths broke out from a...

Major cyber attacks hit organizations across EU like never seen before — Even so, it’s spreading fast

A number of organizations across the world have been hit by so-called ransomware cyber attacks. Organizations in several countries, including Britain, the United States, China, Russia, Spain, Italy, Vietnam and Taiwan, reported on Friday that they had been attacked by a malicious software known as...

Macron to win French presidential election with 60 percent — exit polls

Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to win the Sunday French presidential election with 60 percent of votes, Belgian Le Soir newspaper reported, citing exit polls results. ______ According to Le Soir, the exit polls conducted by three institutes predicted Macron's victory over right-wing candidate Marine Le...

Ukraine — The silent war

It’s now three years since the uprising in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine. Since then, the Ukrainian Army (supported by several nationalist militias) has been fighting Russia-backed rebels from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic. The conflict, supposedly under a...

Undercover operatives for the Islamic State attempting to conduct attacks in Europe

A growing number of foreign fighters are depleting the ranks of the Daesh terrorist group, as its self-proclaimed caliphate turns into shambles. There were reports that at least two British nationals and one US citizen has recently left the group and surrendered to Turkish border...

Marine Le Pen is leading in the election with 24.10% when 50% of votes have been counted

French far-right presidential candidate and National Front leader Marine Le Pen is leading in the election with 24.10 percent of votes, according to preliminary data as over 50 percent of votes have been counted, Sputnik News reported.  Independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has gained 22.44...

Macron, Le Pen shown ahead in French presidential race: projection

Macron, Le Pen shown ahead in French presidential race: projection --- Polling agency projections show far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron leading in the first-round French presidential election. The results could set up a duel between a young candidate with no electoral experience and...

Marine Le Pen is closer than ever to winning the French presidency — what will happen next

Marine Le Pen is closer than ever to winning the French presidency. In her six years in control of the Front National, she has taken a fringe political party – first spearheaded by her anti-Semitic father – detoxified it, and made it popular. ______ As voting drew...

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