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Bosnia & Herzegovina: Bosnians bury ethnically cleansed victims
21st Jul 2014

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Bosnians bury ethnically cleansed victims

    Thousands of Bosnians have gathered for a mass funeral for their loved ones more than 20 years after they were killed in the country’s civil war. Many of the bodies were only discovered recently in a nearby mass … Continued

Iran and P5+1 nuclear talks extended till November 24
19th Jul 2014

Iran and P5+1 nuclear talks extended till November 24

    World powers and Iran have agreed to extend their talks on Tehran’s nuclear program by four months. The deadline for the deal, struck last year in November, was set to expire on Sunday. After failing to close major … Continued

France ups security after synagogues stormed
15th Jul 2014

France ups security after synagogues stormed

  France has stepped up security this week with the president calling for a zero tolerance approach after a series of protests against Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. In one incident anti-Israel demonstrators tried to storm two Paris synagogues. President François … Continued

In Vienna, P5+1 talks make no progress on Iran nukes
14th Jul 2014

In Vienna, P5+1 talks make no progress on Iran nukes

  Foreign ministers meeting in Vienna to discuss Iran’s nuclear program have failed to advance the faltering talks. The target date for a deal is now only a week away.   Seven days before the July 20 deadline to strike … Continued

Germany: More than a dozen US spies infiltrate German ministries
13th Jul 2014

Germany: More than a dozen US spies infiltrate German ministries

  The CIA has recruited more than a dozen spies in several German government ministries, according to the Bild am Sonntag tabloid paper. Earlier, Chancellor Merkel said she doubts the US will end its aggressive espionage.   The alleged spies … Continued

Ukraine: Rebel rocket attack kills dozens of government troops
12th Jul 2014

Ukraine: Rebel rocket attack kills dozens of government troops

  Pro-Russia insurgents have fired rockets at a border post in Ukraine, killing dozens of government troops, according to a Ukrainian official. Meanwhile, Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Kyiv to exercise restraint.   Using a “Grad” multiple rocket launcher, … Continued

Germany: After Germany expels spy chief, US remains tight-lipped
11th Jul 2014

Germany: After Germany expels spy chief, US remains tight-lipped

Germany has expelled the US’ top foreign intelligence chief from Berlin, but Washington has said little on the matter. Spying allegations threaten to fray ties between the allies, a possibility neither wants. The White House declined to issue a statement … Continued

Germany: Berlin demands US ambassador explains snooping on German parliament
5th Jul 2014

Germany: Berlin demands US ambassador explains snooping on German parliament

  Berlin has called on the US ambassador to explain allegations that Washington spied on a parliamentary committee investigating NSA surveillance in Germany. A double agent reportedly sold the US sensitive documents. On Friday, the German Foreign Ministry called on … Continued

France: Sarkozy denies wrongdoing, says case against him ‘political’
3rd Jul 2014

France: Sarkozy denies wrongdoing, says case against him ‘political’

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has denied that he broke the law after being charged with corruption-related offences. He said the country’s legal system was being used for political purposes. Sarkozy denounced what he called the “political interference” in the … Continued

France: Former President Sarkozy charged in corruption case
2nd Jul 2014

France: Former President Sarkozy charged in corruption case

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was formally charged in the early hours of Wednesday after 15 hours of questioning by police. He is accused of influence-peddling. Sarkozy spent almost all of Tuesday 01.07.2014) being questioned by police officers in Nanterre, … Continued

Italian coastguard finds 30 dead migrants in fishing boat
30th Jun 2014

Italian coastguard finds 30 dead migrants in fishing boat

  The Italian coastguard has found the corpses of 30 migrants in a boat off the coast of Sicily. Over the weekend, authorities rescued more than 1,600 people making the perilous journey from North Africa to Europe.   Italian rescuers … Continued

EU: Jean-Claude Juncker nominated new European Commission President despite UK opposition
28th Jun 2014

EU: Jean-Claude Juncker nominated new European Commission President despite UK opposition

    European leaders have formally proposed former Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker as the new President of the European Commission. Britain and Hungary maintained their opposition to Juncker’s appointment. The 28 leaders of the EU voted 26-2 in Juncker’s … Continued

EU leaders set to approve Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president
27th Jun 2014

EU leaders set to approve Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president

      European Union leaders appear set to approve Jean-Claude Juncker as the European Commission’s next president. The leaders of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova are also to sign deals deepening their ties with the bloc.  As the 28 leaders … Continued

Ukraine: Several dead after military helicopter is shot down
25th Jun 2014

Ukraine: Several dead after military helicopter is shot down

      Several people have been killed after a helicopter was shot down in eastern Ukraine. It’s reported pro-Russia separatists carried out a repeat of an attack on a military helicopter in the same region last month.   It … Continued

Kosovo: Security forces break up violent protest over Serb bridge barrier in northern Kosovo
23rd Jun 2014

Kosovo: Security forces break up violent protest over Serb bridge barrier in northern Kosovo

Police have broken up a protest by ethnic Albanians against the blockade by ethnic Serbs of the main bridge in Mitrovica in northern Kosovo. The town has often seen tension between the two ethnic groups. There were conflicting reports of … Continued

Ukraine:  Separatists down Ukraine military plane
14th Jun 2014

Ukraine: Separatists down Ukraine military plane

      Pro-Russian separatists have shot down a Ukrainian military plane, killing dozens of soldiers. The incident comes amid reports that Moscow has supplied the rebels with heavy weapons.   Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday that 49 people … Continued

Sweden: Merkel meets Juncker opponents in mini-summit
10th Jun 2014

Sweden: Merkel meets Juncker opponents in mini-summit

    [Photo: Jean-Claude Juncker]   Officially, nominating Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president is not up for discussion in Harpsund, Sweden. But the meeting conspicuously unites Merkel with three of Juncker’s more prominent opponents.   “It certainly should not … Continued

Ukraine: Poroshenko takes oath of office as new president
7th Jun 2014

Ukraine: Poroshenko takes oath of office as new president

Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko, has taken the oath of office in parliament in Kyiv. He faces the huge challenge of uniting a country teetering on the brink of civil war.   Petro Poroshenko was inaugurated on Saturday as the … Continued

G7 summit ends with warnings to Russia to cooperate with Kyiv
6th Jun 2014

G7 summit ends with warnings to Russia to cooperate with Kyiv

The G7 summit in Brussels has closed with the US and UK reiterating calls for Russia to open talks with Ukraine’s new government or face further sanctions. Russia was notably absent after being suspended from the group. US President Barack … Continued

France: World leaders, royalty, veterans gather in France for D-Day tribute to Allied forces
6th Jun 2014

France: World leaders, royalty, veterans gather in France for D-Day tribute to Allied forces

    Ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied D-Day landings of 156,000 troops that signalled the end of World War Two have started in Normandy. Leaders from the US, Russia, Germany and Britain are attending.  On the … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


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