Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Tag Archives: Europe

May accuses Russia of launching a ‘fake news’ war against the West

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LONDON: Theresa May has accused Russia of running a covertly propaganda war using fake news to “sow discord” in the west and “meddle in elections”. The prime minister said the West needed to tackle Putin’s regime which had become the biggest threat facing “open economies and free societies” across the ...

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Radioactive traces detected across Europe

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PARIS: A radioactive cloud of pollution that spread across Europe in September and October likely originated in Russia, or possibly Kazakhstan, French nuclear authorities believe. The potential nuclear accident that launched the cloud most likely took place between the Volga river and the Ural Mountains in the last week of September, IRSN said. ...

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At least five dead as storm hits central Europe

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PRAGUE: At least five people died in a windstorm that hit central Europe on Sunday, causing widespread power outages and traffic disruptions. In the Czech Republic, falling trees killed a woman in a forest near the central city of Trebic and an elderly man on the street in Jicin northeast ...

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UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

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LONDON: Britain’s domestic intelligence chief warned during a rare public speech on Tuesday that the terrorist threat the country faced had accelerated at an alarming pace and was worse now than at any time in his 34-year career. MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said his agency, also known as the ...

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1 in 3 drug deaths in Europe recorded in UK: Report

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PARIS: An official report by the European drugs agency has revealed that almost one in three drug overdose deaths in the continent are recorded in the United Kingdom. The annual report published by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCCDA) on Tuesday said that the number of deaths ...

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Putin denies involvement in hacking, hails Trump

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ST. PETERSBURG: President Vladimir Putin insisted on Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and said Moscow will wait out the current political storm in the US to forge constructive relations with President Donald Trump, whom he praised as a straightforward person with a “fresh set of ...

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Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands next to US President Donald Trump during the "family portrait" at the G7 summit in Taormina in Sicily, Italy, 26 May 2017. The heads of the G7 states meet in Sicily from 26 May until 27 May 2017 to negotiate and talk about global topics. Photo by: Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

BERLIN: Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” ...

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Trump condemns leaks after UK police stop sharing attack information

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LONDON: President Donald Trump said on Thursday that “deeply troubling” leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies. British Prime Minister Theresa May raised British concerns with Trump at a NATO summit in Brussels, telling him ...

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Europe stocks upbeat as data cloud Wall Street

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LONDON:  European stock markets seemed happy to quietly carry the week’s gains into the weekend, while Wall Street’s worries about retail weakness were compounded by soft core inflation data. Department store chain J.C. Penney reported disappointing sales Friday, adding to concerns over retail sector business sparked by giant Macy’s figures ...

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US issues travel alert for Europe, citing threat of terrorist attacks

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WASHINGTON: The US State Department issued a travel alert for Europe on Monday, saying US citizens should be aware of a continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout the continent. In the alert, the State Department cited recent incidents in France, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom and said Daesh and ...

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