Archive for: August 2014

George Galloway attacked in the Street over Israel remarks

A man has been charged with religiously-aggravated assault after MP George Galloway was attacked in a west London street. The Respect MP for Bradford West was posing for pictures in Golborne Road, Notting Hill, when he was assaulted on Friday evening. He suffered bruising to his head and is believed to have had some ribs […]

UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights “under attack”

Foreign-backed insurgents in Syria have attacked Filipino troops in the Golan Heights. Philippine Defense Minister said the troops at one UN encampment were attacked, but those at another were QUOTE extricated. According to the military, there are 40 Filipino troops in the encampment that came under attack and 35 in the second. The soldiers refused […]

UK terrorist threat level raised to ‘severe’ – Theresa May

The UK’s terror threat level is being raised from “substantial” to “severe” in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, Home Secretary Theresa May says. The new alert level means an attack on the UK is “highly likely”, although Mrs May said there was no intelligence to suggest an attack was “imminent”. It is the […]

Russia cautions against strikes without Damascus consent

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned the US against any airstrikes on terrorists’ sites in Syria without Syrian officials’ approval, and said that this will be considered as a flagrant violation of the international law. “The Americans announce that they will bomb terrorists on the Syrian lands with no need of any approval… we have […]

Ukraine demand EU military assistance as “Russia invades”

President Petro Poroshenko has confirmed Russian regular forces have directly invaded the war-torn east part of the country and has called an emergency meeting of Ukraine’s security and defence council. The US ambassador in Kiev also declared Russia was“directly involved” in fighting in the war-torn east of Ukraine. “An increasing number of Russian troops are […]

EU referendum: UK MP Douglas Carswell defects to UKIP

A hand grenade has been thrown into David Cameron’s general election campaign after the Eurosceptic Tory MP Douglas Carswell defected to Ukip, triggering an early byelection. A leading member of the new generation of Tory Eurosceptics who has campaigned openly for a British exit from the EU, Carswell said he had endured sleepless nights in […]

Banksy’s Mobile Lovers £403,000 sale rescues youth club

A Banksy artwork which was painted on a wall outside a cash-strapped youth club has been sold to a private collector for £403,000. Mobile Lovers, showing a couple embracing while checking their mobile phones, appeared on a doorway next to Broad Plain Working With Young People in Bristol in April. The piece, attached to a […]

Residents from the Libyan city of Tawergha sue France

Residents of the Libyan city of Touarga, victimized militia anti Gaddafi during the war in Libya in 2011,  started proceedings against France for legal assistance to the rebels said their lawyer in Paris, Marcel Ceccaldi. The lawyer sued the French State before the High Court of Paris and claims more than 600 million euros to […]

Netanyahu criticized in Israel for not achieving victory in Gaza

Without a formal discussion, without a vote, in laconic telephone updates with members of the security cabinet – that is how the government of Israel under Benjamin Netanyahu in August 2014 approved a cease-fire agreement with a terror organization. The same Benjamin Netanyahu who ran for election five years ago, after Operation Cast Lead, on […]

IMF Chief Lagarde under fraud investigation in France

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, said on Wednesday that French prosecutors had placed her under formal investigation over a murky business affair that dates to her time as finance minister under former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Ms. Lagarde said in a statement through her lawyer that she was being investigated for “simple […]

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