Protest wave risks putting Europe in long-term political turmoil

Protest wave risks putting Europe in long-term political turmoil

NDO – The “yellow vests” demonstrations have become a “ferocious wave” rocking the politics in France and a number of European countries. In that context, stopping the protests and riots and resolving domestic disagreements and divisions are emerging as an urgent requirement at present. (Jan 15, 2019 18:33:10)

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World News in Brief: January 15

  Jan 15, 2019 14:35:08
Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah ascended the throne of Malaysia's Pahang state on Tuesday (January 15), ahead of the country choosing its new head of state. 

World News in Brief: January 14

  Jan 14, 2019 14:48:42
One person was killed and six may be trapped under the rubble after a gas blast hit a residential building in the city of Shakhty, in Russia's south Rostov Region, local news reported on January 14. 

World News in Brief: January 13

  Jan 13, 2019 19:27:13
Philippine police began setting up checkpoints in strategic locations across the country on January 13 to intercept guns, explosives and other weapons of violence that could be used by criminals and armed groups as the election season heats up. 

Greek PM to seek confidence vote in parliament

  Jan 13, 2019 19:26:55
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday (January 13) he will seek a confidence vote in his government in the parliament after the junior party's departure from the ruling coalition. 

Turkey sends more reinforcements to border with Syria's Idlib

  Jan 12, 2019 22:27:05
Turkey loaded tanks and armoured vehicles onto trucks on January 12 and dispatched the convoy to the Turkish province of Hatay on the Syrian border, the Demiroren news agency said. 

Two dead in Paris gas blast amid lockdown for yellow-vest protests

  Jan 12, 2019 19:06:14
Two firefighters died and nearly people 50 were injured in a massive gas explosion that gutted the ground floor of a building in a central Paris shopping district on Saturday (January 12), authorities said. 

World News in Brief: January 12

  Jan 12, 2019 12:57:16
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on January 11 called for efforts to advance Party building, and demanded "greater strategic achievements" in full and strict governance over the Party. Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at the third plenary session of the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the CPC. 

US to seek comprehensive agriculture access in EU trade talks

  Jan 12, 2019 12:56:54
The United States on January 11 signaled it would not bow to the European Union's request to keep agriculture out of planned US-EU trade talks, publishing negotiating objectives that seek comprehensive EU access for American farm products. 

US to host Iran-focused global summit in Poland Feb. 13-14

  Jan 11, 2019 21:27:48
The United States plans to jointly host a global summit focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, next month in Poland, the US State Department said on January 11. The gathering will take place in Warsaw from February 13 - 14, it said in a statement. 

Europe to have better future through cooperation, Merkel says during Athens visit

  Jan 11, 2019 13:52:45
The European spirit has been strengthened through the management of common challenges and Europe will have a better future through cooperation and not nationalism, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on January 10 at the start of a two- day visit to Athens. 

World News in Brief: January 11

  Jan 11, 2019 13:35:07
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy high trust and approval ratings, according to an independent poll released on January 11. A survey by Pulse Asia Inc. conducted from Dec. 14 to 21 last year showed 81 percent of the 1,800 Filipinos aged 18 and above surveyed nationwide approved of Duterte's performance or the way Duterte runs the country, up by six percentage points from his September 2018 rating of 75 percent. 

Maduro sworn in for new presidential term in Venezuela

  Jan 11, 2019 13:34:58
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in before the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to begin a new six-year term on January 10. 

New EU sanctions against Iran elevate tensions in the Middle East

  Jan 11, 2019 12:38:41
NDO – Relations between Iran and the European Union (EU) are getting tense after the EU has imposed some sanctions on Tehran’s officials. In the context of US pressure through sanctions against Iran, such a new development threatens to hinder the EU from fulfilling its promise to ensure Tehran’s interests, while triggering concerns about increased tension in the region. 

Trump will cancel planned Davos trip if shutdown continues

  Jan 10, 2019 22:16:16
US President Donald Trump on January 10 said he is still scheduled to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month but that he will not go if the partial shutdown of the federal government continues.