- Published on Sunday, 19 February 2012 01:54
Speaking on matters beyond the realm of the spiritual, a top Orthodox Church cleric said Russia must play a greater role in responding to ongoing global events that could deteriorate into a world war.
- Published on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:35
Bulgaria has become the sixth country that has refused to support the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
The agreement is sponsored by the US and Japan, and meant to toughen intellectual property rights enforcement, but critics say limits freedom of speech on the Internet.
Bulgaria's Economy and Energy Minister Traicho Traikov says Sofia will not ratify the agreement until the EU member states elaborate a joint position on the document.
- Published on Friday, 27 January 2012 16:21
- Written by Harun
A shipment containing 16 kilograms of cocaine was seized last week at the U.N.'s mail intake center, a New York Police Department spokesman said Thursday.
Paul Browne, NYPD's chief spokesman, said the drug was in a white bag evidently masquerading as a diplomatic pouch that raised suspicions when it was being scanned because it was stamped with what looked like a poorly concocted version of the U.N. logo.
- Published on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 19:07
February 14, 2014: More riots erupted nation-wide after the Greek government ratified (February 12) another Euro-zone debt agreement. An estimated 80,000 demonstrators marched in Athens. The demonstrations turned violent and the violence continued through February 13. A group calling itself the Black Bloc confronted riot cops. Several dozen buildings in Athens were burned.
The Greek coalition government claimed that it will stand by the new debt agreement. That deal reportedly has Greece cutting 15,000 government jobs and lowering the minimum wage by some 20 percent.
- Published on Friday, 20 January 2012 00:00
- Written by BC & Agencies
The girl was attacked by older white girls who kicked her, pushed her to the ground and drew on her face.
Surrey Police said it seemed the girl had been targeted on 11 January because she was wearing a headscarf.
Spelthorne councillor Colin Strong said the incident was being raised at a meeting with neighbourhood police as an issue that affected the community.
'On busy road'
Detectives said they were treating the incident in Vicarage Road as a racially-aggravated assault.
Det Con Simon Egan said the girl had been targeted as she waited for a bus.
He said the suspects had kicked the victim in the leg, pulled her rucksack from her, pushed her to the floor, used make-up to draw on her face and racially abused her.
- Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 04:32
- Written by Harun
Jorgos Chatzimarkakis, a German member of the European Parliament, made his remarks to the Bild daily.
"For many in Europe, the name 'Greece' stands for a broken political system, nepotism, terrible economy.." said Chatzimarkakis, who is of Greek descent.
- Published on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 23:04
- Written by James Crugnale
During Fox News' South Carolina debate, Texas Governor Rick Perry suggested it might be time for Turkey to be kicked out of NATO, saying the country was being ruled by what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists. Perry's response might surprise many, as Turkey is a longstanding US ally in NATO, and a critical diplomatic partner engaged in "a working relationship that is one of the most important but least discussed developments shaping (2011)'s change in the Arab world."
- Published on Monday, 30 January 2012 13:57
Heavy snow and a severe cold snap killed at least 32 people across eastern Europe and many areas were under emergency measures Monday as schools closed down, roads became impassible and power supplies were cut off.
As temperatures dropped to around minus 20 Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit), authorities opened emergency shelters and urged people to be careful and remain indoors.
Ukraine's Emergency Situations Ministry said 18 people died of hypothermia in recent days and nearly 500 people sought medical help for frostbites and hypothermia in just three days last week.
- Published on Saturday, 31 December 2011 15:48
- Written by Harun
The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Friday called on French authorities to carry out a serious investigation into recent attacks on Muslim graves in the southern French city of Carcassonne.