Record levels of alcohol abuse in Britain’s armed forces have led to more than 1,600 service personnel – the equivalent of several infantry battalions – requiring medical treatment in the past year. New figures obtained from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) under Freedom of Information laws show that the number of service personnel falling victim […]
Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has more secrets to reveal that relate to Israel, the journalist who first brought his leaks to the world’s attention said. Among allegations aired by Snowden last year were that the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ had in 2009 targeted an email address listed […]
AFP - British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Monday an international response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria was possible without unanimous UN Security Council backing. “Is it possible to respond to chemical weapons without complete unity on the UN Security Council
About 250 people hurling projectiles clashed with police firing tear gas west of Paris, in apparent protest over enforcement of France’s ban on Islamic face veils. Five people were injured and six detained in the violence, authorities said Saturday. The interior minister urged calm and dialogue, insisting on both the need for public order and [...]
Ecoutes de la NSA : Hollande et Merkel veulent "en finir avec le temps de la guerre froide"
(Reuters) - North Korea on Saturday ordered the indefinite postponement of a scheduled series of reunions for families divided since the 1950-53 Korean War, dealing a setback to months of efforts to improve ties between the Korean neighbors. Six days of meetings between family members still separated six decades after the war had been due to start […]
The prominent Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who triggered a diplomatic incident when he escaped house arrest and fled to the US embassy in Beijing last year, says he has been asked to leave New York University following “great, unrelenting pressure” from Chinese authorities. The university, which has hosted the blind, self-taught lawyer on a fellowship since [...]
BEIJING: China on Tuesday warned India about it regards meddling in its dispute with Vietnam over islands in the South China Sea. It also opposed the latest move by the Vietnamese government inviting India to carry out oil exploration in South China Sea. “With regard to the Vietnamese prime minister’s call for India to support […]