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European Union expands North Korea sanctions

The EU member states said in a statement Monday they will restrict trade in coal and iron and ban imports of several other metals. According to the European Council (EC), the new sanctions include further restrictions on material transactions, new export and import bans and restrictions on North Korean diplomats' real estate and bank accounts in the EU, Efe news reported. Continua a leggere...

Johnson urged to raise human rights abuses with Egyptian president

Johnson urged to raise human rights abuses with Egyptian president The two countries resolved to work on aviation security, anti-terrorism efforts and regional conflicts in Libya and Syria. Egypt is undergoing painful economic adjustments as part of al-Sisi's economic reform measures, with inflation hitting 30% in January in a climate where state repression and mass arrests have blocked off most forms of dissent or opposition. Continua a leggere...

Davie JCC evacuated after bomb threat

The Jewish Federation of South Jersey tweeted: 'The Federation had been safely evacuated. This is the fifth wave of threats targeting Jewish centers. Several JCC's across the country have been threatened over the last few weeks, although none of the threats were deemed credible after investigations. Continua a leggere...

Why Were Conservatives at CPAC Waving Russian Flags Emblazoned With Trump's Name?

Nine people. And I said , 'give me a break, ' because I know the people. "It show how Trump and Russian Federation are so connected, they like peas in pod!" said Clayton, who was quickly escorted from the conference. He underscored his promise to build a wall along the US-Mexico border to bring an end to illegal immigration, and promised that it would "start soon, way ahead of schedule". Continua a leggere...

Two progressive activists were behind Trump Russian flag prank at CPAC

But Trump proceeded to say that the press should not be allowed to use anonymous sources in their coverage of him. Another example of Trump's making a claim without specific sources came in November 2015, when he asserted that he saw "thousands" of people in the United States cheering the attacks on September 11 that brought down the World Trade Center. Continua a leggere...

Navy releases statement about deadly NAS Oceana incident

Navy releases statement about deadly NAS Oceana incident It happened at Naval Air Station Oceana Friday night. No injuries were reported. Investigators say Wright crashed his vehicle through a locked gate, and then made an aggressive move toward responding security officers. That's when a single shot was sacked. A Navy biography says Wright, who enlisted in 2016, worked as an information systems technician for Strike Fighter Squadron 81. Continua a leggere...

Military reiterates no changes in THAAD deployment this year

SEOUL, Feb 27 The board of an affiliate of South Korea's Lotte Group approved a land swap with the government on Monday that will enable authorities to deploy a controversial US missile defence system, the defence ministry said. China on Monday warned against the deployment of an advanced USA missile defense system in the Republic of Korea (ROK), saying China's security interests should not be und... Continua a leggere...

Tornado touched down in MA during strong Saturday storm

The National Weather Service said it was sending crews to help assess damage. Trees and large branches also fell onto homes and garages. In Waldorf, a auto port was lifted and collapsed on a few vehicles. He said at least seven buildings, mostly farm buildings, were reported destroyed in West Cocalico township, and trees were reported blown into homes in Clay and Elizabeth townships. Continua a leggere...

Syria demands that peace talks rivals,UN condemn attacks: envoy

During the four previous rounds the two sides have refused to engage directly and the United Nations mediator has shuttled between them. Provincial governor Talal Barazi said 30 people were killed and 24 wounded. Nevertheless "I shall remain open throughout bilateral sessions during these initial talks to all possibilities for direct engagement and negotiations between the sides", de Mistura wro... Continua a leggere...

Iraqi Prime Minister orders air force strike against Islamic State inside Syria

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday promised that Iraqi forces would do all they could to keep civilians safe. Many of those civilians fled to western Mosul after being forced from the eastern part of the city, which Iraqi forces took back after a three-month fight that began last November. Continua a leggere...

Director Ava DuVernay's Oscars Dress Sends A Powerful Political Message

Designer Mohammed Ashi , who is from Saudi Arabia, launched Ashi Studio in Beirut, Lebanon in 2007, according to the brand's website. "I chose to wear a gown by a designer from a majority Muslim country", DuVernay tweeted. "13th" wound up losing the Oscar to "OJ: Made in America" on Sunday night. She also directed "Selma", which was nominated for best picture in 2015, making DuVernay the first... Continua a leggere...

Gauteng lifts water restrictions

Gauteng lifts water restrictions Water restrictions in Gauteng are over. Minister of water and sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane was present when the gates were opened. "The two to three years have been very hard for the country based on the hydrological drought that has devastated large parts of the countries comprising the Southern African Development Community", Mokonyane said. Continua a leggere...

Catanzaro, rom ucciso a colpi di pistola

Catanzaro, rom ucciso a colpi di pistola Sul posto un'ambulanza e i carabinieri della Compagnia di Catanzaro che indagano sull'accaduto. Sono stati almeno sei i colpi di pistola sparati per ammazzarlo. Il movente sarebbe da ricollegare a contrasti negli ambienti della criminalità catanzarese, all'interno dei quali la comunità rom locale svolge da sempre un ruolo rilevante. Continua a leggere...

Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State

Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State Al-Bab was considered a strategic stronghold for ISIS, connecting militants to nearby Aleppo and the Turkish border all the way to the town of Raqqa and Deir e-Zour in Syria's east. Elite forces from the interior ministry's Rapid Response units that retook Mosul airport pressed north towards the city center but their advance was expected to slow as they moved deeper. Continua a leggere...

Iran launches naval drills amid rising United States tensions

Apart from the main drills, Iran's Navy commando units are conducting special operations in the southeastern Makran region. According to the commander, the drills include electronic warfare, missile tests, intelligence operations, deployment of submarines, and relief and rescue operations. Continua a leggere...

Morocco says forces to withdraw in Western Sahara's Guerguerat standoff

Tensions flared past year after the Polisario set up a new military post in Guerguerat district near the Mauritanian border, within a stone's throw of Moroccan soldiers. The Sahrawi party warned against "Morocco's deliberate and planned provocations" in the sensitive region located at borders with Mauritania. The military moves last year were one of the most tense in recent years between Morocco... Continua a leggere...

America stands with Israel, VP Pence tells GOP Jewish leaders

America stands with Israel, VP Pence tells GOP Jewish leaders In two consecutive tweets, Pence (or a staffer) appeared to confuse the Israeli flag - two blue strips above and below the emblematic Star of David - with that of the Central American country, which features the Nicaraguan coat of arms of a volcano, a sun and a rainbow. Continua a leggere...

Trump Blasts The Media, And Reinforces Nationalism At CPAC Conference

He had been commenting on how Americans are " all citizens of this blessed land". Trump also talked of unity, reminiscent of his Inauguration speech when he spoke of the red blood that runs through the hearts of patriots. "That's the way they are", he continued . Some analysts said Trump's constant attacks on the press are created to undermine the public's faith in institutions in general an... Continua a leggere...

Unscripted: Who should and who will win Oscars Sunday night?

Unscripted: Who should and who will win Oscars Sunday night? Who Will Win: France's Isabelle Huppert won a Golden Globe for " Elle " and Natalie Portman was a spectacular Jackie Kennedy, but Emma Stone can't be beat. I suspect it will be a consolation prize for losing Best Picture , but it's a stunning film thanks to Jenkins, who also wrote the screenplay. Finally, best-picture " Moonlight " does what Ebert tells us good movies always do: generate d... Continua a leggere...

Ahmadinejad Calls on USA to Stop Meddling in Foreign States' Affairs

The ban was later blocked by a judge, with an appeals court refusing to put it back into force. "Time has come for the center for manifestation of collective- and- free will of nations to be set free from the destructive dominance", Ahmadinejad wrote, adding that the United Nations "is the shared human heritage and the result of man's hope for building a better world". Continua a leggere...


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