Category: International News

EU disappointed over Ukraine’s decision

EU disappointed over Ukraine’s decision

The European Union has expressed disappointment over Ukraine’s decision to suspend signing an agreement with its Western neighbors, saying the accord would have attracted foreign investments to the country. According to a decree issued by Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov’s office on Thursday, the government ordered the “halt of the process of preparing the Association [&hellip

US doubts over Kony ‘surrender’

US doubts over Kony ‘surrender’

US officials have cast doubt on reports that Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony is negotiating his surrender in the Central African Republic (CAR). A US State Department official told the BBC that some rebels had been in contact but Kony was not among them. However, CAR officials later insisted that Kony, who is wanted for [&hellip

Indonesians hold anti-Australia demo

Indonesians hold anti-Australia demo

Indonesians have demonstrated in Jakarta to show their anger over reports that Australia’s spies tried to tap the phones of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his inner circle. On Thursday, the protesters gathered outside the Australian Embassy in the capital, demanding an immediate apology from Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott. “We are the people of [&hellip

Congo soldiers tried for mass rape

Congo soldiers tried for mass rape

Thirty-nine government soldiers accused of war crimes have gone on trial in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Most of the charges relate to the mass rape and other acts of sexual violence against more than 130 women and girls in November 2012 by a retreating army. Correspondents say the military trial comes after months of [&hellip

‘Ashton after sustainable deal with Iran’

‘Ashton after sustainable deal with Iran’

The spokesman for the European Union foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, says she is seeking a “sustainable and robust” nuclear deal with Iran, Press TV reports. In an exclusive interview with Press TV late on Wednesday, Michael Mann said “things have moved forward a lot,” adding that Tehran and the world powers made “considerable progress” [&hellip

‘Israel should seek other allies than US’

‘Israel should seek other allies than US’

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Tel Aviv needs other allies to be replaced with the United States. “The link between Israel and its main strategic partner the United States has weakened,” Lieberman said on Wednesday, AFP reported. Lieberman admitted that Washington itself has “too many challenges,” including its own “domestic economic problems.” The Israeli [&hellip

Toronto Mayor Ford says he has given up alcohol

Toronto Mayor Ford says he has given up alcohol

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he has given up alcohol after a “come to Jesus moment”, as city councillors all but stripped him of power. Mr Ford, 44, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that he was “finished” with drink. Earlier, he vowed “outright war” on city councillors who had just voted to further limit his [&hellip

3 dead, 2 injured in Houston shooting

3 dead, 2 injured in Houston shooting

A shooting happened at an apartment complex in northwest Houston, Texas, on Wednesday leaving three people dead and two others injured. The dead include two men and one woman. The two injured – a man and a woman – were taken by helicopter to a local hospital, police said. Police also said that the suspect [&hellip

LRA leader Kony ‘in surrender talks’

LRA leader Kony ‘in surrender talks’

The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) has said it is in talks with Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony with the aim of his surrender. A CAR government spokesman told the BBC that Kony was in the country but wanted his security to be guaranteed before giving himself up. Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance [&hellip

‘Al-Qaeda serves Israel, KSA interests’

‘Al-Qaeda serves Israel, KSA interests’

A political commentator says Saudi Arabia and Israel are seeking to create tension in the region by supporting the terrorist al-Qaeda network. Twin blasts outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut left at least 25 people dead, including six Iranian nationals, on Tuesday. An al-Qaeda-linked group, Abdullah Azzam Brigades, has claimed responsibility for the bombings. In [&hellip