Sunday, February 19, 2017

U.S. carrier group patrols in South China Sea - U.S. navy [9]  da  ru  hu  nl  sl

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea, the U.S. navy said on Saturday, amid renewed tension over the disputed waterway. China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday warned Washington against challenging its sovereignty, responding to....

euronews-en 4:51:00 AM CET

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Iraq launches offensive on IS stronghold in Mosul [8]  ar  da  de  es  fa  fr  it  nl  pt  ru  sv  tr

Up to 400,000 civilians could be displaced by the latest offensive in western Mosul. US-backed Iraqi forces launched a ground offensive to dislodge so-called Islamic State militants from the western part of the city of Mosul today in a bid to put an end to their ambitions for territorial rule in Iraq.

RTERadio 11:24:00 PM CET

North Korean chemistry expert arrested in Kim murder probe [7]  ar  da  de  es  fr  nl  pl  sv  hu

If the arrested North Korean man, Jong-chol, was part of the assassination team, either directly or indirectly, police believe he would know the names of the three men who remain at large. This would enable Malaysian police to alert authorities in neighbouring countries to watch for them and detain them.

dailymail 12:17:00 PM CET

Trump wings it on Middle East peace [7]  fr  nl  pt  tr  ar  fa  hu

The casual way Donald Trump set aside two decades of US and international policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as so often with this president, raised more questions than it answers. His announcement he was “looking at two-state and one-state” solutions startled even Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister and a fan.

ft 5:28:00 PM CET

The Latest: Trump supporter says media 'so mean' to Trump [6]  da  de  fa  fr  it  nl  no  pt  sv  hu  ru

President Donald Trump greets people after he arrived at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Trump is spending a third weekend in a row at his Mar-a-Lago estate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) By - Associated Press - Saturday, February 18, 2017.

washtimes 12:17:00 AM CET

Mike Pence warns Europe that lack of spending 'erodes the foundation' of Nato as Russia calls for 'post-West world order' [6]  ar  bg  da  de  fa  fr  nl  pl  pt  ru  sl  sw  hu

T he failure to meet Nato spending targets "erodes the very foundation of our alliance", America’s vice president said on Saturday, reinforcing Donald Trump’s ultimatum that its countries must spend more on defence. Mike Pence's comments came as the Russian foreign minister descried Nato as a "Cold....

telegraph 5:16:00 AM CET

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 16 people killed [6]  da  de  fr  pt  ru  sv  ar  fa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Witnesses spoke of bloodshed and chaos in the aftermath of the explosion. At least 16 people have been killed and more than 40 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The car blew up in the city's southern Madina district, officials say.

bbc 3:45:00 PM CET

Syria regime shelling 'bloody message" before talks: opposition [6]  ar  de  fa  fr  it  nl  ru  hu

Beirut (AFP) - The leading Syrian opposition body on Sunday lambasted escalating attacks by government forces as a "bloody message" aimed at sabotaging peace talks that are due to open in Geneva next week. The High Negotiations Committee (HNC) said recent attacks near Damascus, Homs city, and....

news-yahoo 7:43:00 PM CET

Ukraine leader warns West not to "appease" Russia [5]  de  es  fr  nl  pt  sl  tr  hu

MUNICH (AP) — Ukraine's president warned Friday against any "appeasement" of Russia, arguing that cutting a bilateral deal with Moscow on his country would only make the fighting in eastern Ukraine worse. He said that the new U.S. administration has a "historic chance" to halt Russia's ambitions. Many in Europe are concerned about the U.

news-yahoo 4:12:00 AM CET

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings [4]  fa  ru  hu

Tehran (AFP) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. "The manoeuvres called 'Grand Prophet 11' will start Monday and last three days,"....

news-yahoo 6:36:00 AM CET

New Homeland Security guidelines aggressively crack down on illegal immigration [4]  de  fr  it  nl  sv  pt

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly signed new guidelines on Saturday giving federal authorities the power to more aggressively crack down on illegal immigration, marking what experts call a major shift in US immigration policies. Under the new guidelines, outlined in a pair of memos, the....

news-yahoo 9:44:00 PM CET

Five things to watch for in Canadian business world in the coming week [4]  ru  sl  sv  fa

TORONTO — Five things to watch this week in Canadian business: Closed for holidays: Stock markets in Toronto and New York will be closed Monday, The United States will be marking Presidents Day while many Canadians will be off for various provincial holidays, including Family Day in Ontario.

montrealgazette 5:09:00 PM CET

Glory for 10-man Millwall against sorry Leicester [4]  de  fr  it  nl  no  pt  sl  tr  bg  sv

The Underdogs 1, Forlorn Foxes 0. So much has being going wrong for Leicester City, waning champions of the Premier League, in 2017, that to call this an upset might provoke an argument about what actually constitutes one. But remember: Millwall are from League One and they were down to 10 men when....

thetimes 6:04:00 AM CET

Warren Buffett’s Dealmaking Ketchup Giant Kraft Heinz Heads Abroad [3]  de  fr  it  nl  sl  sv  es  pt

Bottles of Heinz tomato ketchup of U.S. food company Kraft Heinz are offered at a supermarket of Swiss retail group Coop in Zumikon, Switzerland December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann. In the populist age of President Donald Trump – when CEOs are routinely hauled to Washington and browbeaten on....

yalibnan 8:52:00 AM CET

Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan [3]  da  fa

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than pre-set limits. Mattis told reporters traveling with him that he....

ABCnews 6:39:00 PM CET

Mike Pence, family visit Nazi concentration camp [3]  da  de  fa  fr  nl  pl  pt  sl  tr  hu  no  sv

Vice President Mike Pence, along with first lady Karen Pence and their eldest daughter Charlotte, visited a Nazi concentration camp Sunday near Munich, Germany. They were met by Karl Freller, the director of the Foundation of Bavarian Memorial Sites. They were also joined by a survivor of the camp, Abba Naor, a Jewish who today lives in Israel.

ABCnews 12:27:00 PM CET

Tamil Nadu trust vote unconstitutional, nullify it, Stalin urges governor [3]

Stepping up pressure, the DMK on Sunday demanded the nullification of the proceedings of Saturday’s special session of the Tamil Nadu assembly, during which chief minister Edapaddi Palaniswami breezed through the trust vote after the opposition was evicted.

HindustanTimes 12:51:00 PM CET

Donald Trump leaves Swedes stumped over terror plot claims [2]  bg  da  de  es  fa  fr  nl  no  pt  ru  sl  sv  hu

Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump’s remarks that suggested a major terror incident had happened in their country. During a downright surreal rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump told the audience: “You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden… Sweden.

TheScotsman 10:51:00 PM CET

Polling on for Phase-III of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections [2]

LUCKNOW: Polling is underway in 69 Assembly constituencies that figure in phase-III of the staggered Uttar Pradesh elections. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's Lok Sabha constituency Lucknow, and SP strongholds and Etawah, figure in this round. Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur,....

economictimes 3:24:00 AM CET

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