French presidential hopeful warns of Britain becoming US vassal state

French presidential hopeful warns of Britain becoming US vassal state

Britain is becoming subservient to a United States that will be extremely difficult to cooperate with judging by President Donald Trump’s “serious and worrying” first acts, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said on Friday. British Prime Minister Theresa May, who will hold talks with Trump later on Friday, wants a renewal of the “special relationship” […]

Five people suspected of jihadist links arrested in Spain and Hungary

Five people suspected of jihadist links arrested in Spain and Hungary

Five people with suspected links to Islamic State jihadists were arrested Friday in separate incidents in Spain and Hungary, with several weapons also being seized, authorities said. Spain’s interior ministry said police detained a Moroccan man with Dutch identity documents in the northwestern city of Figueras suspected of belonging to IS who recently returned to […]

Russians ‘have compromising intelligence on Trump’

Russians ‘have compromising intelligence on Trump’

US spy chiefs have informed Donald Trump that Russian operatives claim to possess deeply compromising personal and financial information about him, US media reported Tuesday on the eve of the president-elect’s first press conference. Trump denounced a “political witch hunt” after CNN reported that intelligence officials briefing him last week on allegations of Russian meddling […]

Northern Ireland deputy leader Martin McGuinness resigns amid political crisis

Northern Ireland deputy leader Martin McGuinness resigns amid political crisis

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness resigned from his post on Monday in protest over differences with his power-sharing government partners. The nationalist (Sinn Féin party) deputy leader resigned in protest at his power-sharing government partners’ handling of a botched energy scheme (known as the ‘Renewable Heat Incentive’). His resignation plunged Northern Ireland’s government […]

Far-right leader Le Pen says Trump and Putin’s policies ‘good’ for France

Far-right leader Le Pen says Trump and Putin’s policies ‘good’ for France

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Friday dismissed allegations that Russia was behind cyber-attacks during the US presidential elections, a day after America’s top intelligence official said Moscow aggressively interfered in the campaign. Le Pen defended Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President-elect Donald Trump, who beat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in November’s elections, […]

French court acquits researcher who helped illegal migrants find shelter

French court acquits researcher who helped illegal migrants find shelter

A Nice court acquitted a Frenchman caught giving a lift to three illegal migrants in the latest case to highlight the actions of citizens in the now famous “rebel valley”, who claim it is their civic duty to help those in need. Prosecutors had requested a six-month suspended jail term for the 45-year-old university researcher, […]

Will Netanyahu be forced to resign? A guide to the investigation

Will Netanyahu be forced to resign? A guide to the investigation

What is Netanyahu suspected of? Is Israel heading toward elections? Who could possibly replace him as prime minister? As the investigation unfolds, here is a look at what may follow. In what feels like a terrible case of deja vu, Israelis began their new year watching a police convoy enter the home of Prime Minister […]

Le Pen victory in France would be ‘body blow’ to EU, Cameron says

Le Pen victory in France would be ‘body blow’ to EU, Cameron says

Britain’s former prime minister David Cameron said Saturday that a win for Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election next year would deliver a “body blow” to Europe, adding that he hoped a mainstream party would unite French voters. “If France were to elect Marine Le Pen, that would be obviously a very big body […]

Charlie Hebdo’s first German front cover? Merkel on the toilet

Charlie Hebdo’s first German front cover? Merkel on the toilet

Some put Chancellor Angela Merkel on a pedestal, but French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo placed her on a toilet seat in seeking to conquer Germany with its provocative brand of humour. The magazine hit German newsstands Thursday — its first foreign-language edition, an innovation undertaken nearly two years after its staff was almost wiped out […]

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo to launch German edition

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo to launch German edition

The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, target of a jihadist massacre in January 2015, will launch a German edition on December 1, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The German version, with an initial print run of 200,000, will consist mainly of articles and cartoons translated from the French, but its editors also want to create German […]

Merkel to stand for fourth term as German chancellor

Merkel to stand for fourth term as German chancellor

Angela Merkel confirmed Sunday she wants to run for a fourth term as German chancellor in next year’s election, a move likely to be welcomed in many capitals around the globe. After months of feverish speculation, Merkel told reporters Sunday night that “I literally thought about this decision endlessly … but I am ready to […]

Russian regulators move to block access to Linkedin website

Russian regulators move to block access to Linkedin website

Russia’s Roskomnadzor communications watchdog said Thursday it had asked Internet providers to start blocking access to social media website Linkedin after a Russian court ruled the site put the personal data of users at risk. A Russian court on Thursday upheld a decision to block the website of social networking company LinkedIn Corp., Interfax news […]

Russia detains economy minister for $2mn bribe over Rosneft deal

Russia detains economy minister for $2mn bribe over Rosneft deal

Russia’s Investigative Committee said Tuesday that it had detained Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on suspicion of taking a two-million-dollar bribe over a massive deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft. The Investigative Committee said in a statement on Tuesday that the detention was carried out as a result of an operation by the FSB security service, […]

German police conduct nationwide raids against Islamist group

German police conduct nationwide raids against Islamist group

German police launched dawn raids on mosques, apartments and offices in ten German states on Tuesday, and the government banned an organisation it accused of trying to recruit fighters for the Islamic State (IS) group, the interior ministry said. A spokeswoman for the ministry described the DWR ‘True Religion’ organisation as a mobilising network for […]

Stargazers prepare for biggest supermoon in nearly 69 years

Stargazers prepare for biggest supermoon in nearly 69 years

The brightest moon in almost 69 years will be lighting up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon known as the supermoon will reach its most luminescent in North America before dawn on Monday. It will reach its zenith in Asia and the South Pacific on Monday […]

‘Be patient with us’: the heartfelt cry of survivors of the November 13 Paris attacks

‘Be patient with us’: the heartfelt cry of survivors of the November 13 Paris attacks

The association Life for Paris, which is made up of 700 victims of the November 13 attacks, has organised a day of commemoration for the one-year anniversary this Sunday. France 24 met volunteers and survivors ahead of the big event. “I can’t wait for Monday,” sighs Serge, 41, who is a volunteer with Life for […]

French journalist arrested in Turkey

French journalist arrested in Turkey

A French journalist was arrested in Turkey on Friday, his employer said, in a move that comes against a background of journalist detentions in the country following an attempted coup in July. Isabelle Roberts, the head of French news website lesjours.fr, said journalist Olivier Bertrand was arrested while reporting in the town of Gaziantep, just […]

France’s far-right chief Marine Le Pen congratulates Trump on victory

France’s far-right chief Marine Le Pen congratulates Trump on victory

France’s far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen congratulated Donald Trump on Wednesday as he looked set for a shock victory in the U.S. presidential election. “Congratulations to the new president of the United States Donald Trump and to the free American people!” she said on Twitter. Opinion polls show Le Pen likely to […]

Latest quake leaves Italian heritage in ruins, thousands displaced

Latest quake leaves Italian heritage in ruins, thousands displaced

Italy’s most powerful earthquake in 36 years has left more than 15,000 people homeless, authorities said Monday as the scale of the damage done to irreplacable historic buildings became apparent. Although Sunday’s 6.6-magnitude tremor did not result in any deaths, the third powerful quake in just over two months has left thousands of homes in […]

Rajoy returned as PM in confidence vote, ending Spain’s political crisis

Rajoy returned as PM in confidence vote, ending Spain’s political crisis

Spain’s parliament voted Saturday to approve acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s bid to form a new minority government, putting an end to the country’s 10-month political deadlock. Rajoy, leader of the conservative Popular Party, won a second term as prime minister with a 170-111 vote and 68 abstentions. During the vote, hundreds of anti -Popular […]

EU awards Sakharov human rights prize to Yazidi women who escaped IS group

EU awards Sakharov human rights prize to Yazidi women who escaped IS group

The European Parliament has awarded its Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought and expression to Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, two women from Iraq’s Yazidi community who suffered attack and persecution by Islamic State. Murad and Bashar were among thousands of women and girls abducted and held as sexual slaves by Islamic State fighters […]

Fires burn overnight at Calais ‘Jungle’ as evacuation enters third day

Fires burn overnight at Calais ‘Jungle’ as evacuation enters third day

Several fires burned inside the Calais ‘Jungle’ Tuesday evening one day after French authorities began a major operation to relocate migrants and demolish the notorious shantytown. More than 30 fires had been contained by early morning Wednesday, though several dozen shacks continued to smoulder. A Syrian man was taken to hospital with injuries to his […]

British charities press France ahead of Calais camp closure

British charities press France ahead of Calais camp closure

British charities and lawmakers have urged French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to ensure the safety of children in the “Jungle” Calais migrant camp during its demolition set for Monday. The signatories said in a letter dated Friday they had “very serious worries concerning the security and well-being of unaccompanied minors and vulnerable adults”. Cazeneuve has […]

An evening with a great personality

An evening with a great personality

14 oct 2016 was a very special day for the members of Shahbano Mir Adab Academy. We all had a great honour to meet H.E Moin Ul Haq , the ambassador of Pakistan. A high profile personality so down to earth welcomed us warmly. Shahbano Mir introduced all the team members individually to the ambassador. […]

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