Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 17:06 WIB

European Union foreign ministers on Monday turned up the pressure on Turkey after approving an initial batch of sanctions against the country over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights. The ministers said in a statement that in light of Turkey's "continued and new illegal drilling activities,'' they were suspending talks on an air transport agreement and would call on the European Investment Bank to œreview'' it's lending to the country. They also backed a proposal by the EU's executive branch to reduce financial assistance to Turkey for next...

NATO: No Breakthroughs in INF Talks With Russia
Monday, 8 July 2019 12:16 WIB | Global

NATO and Russia did not make any breakthroughs on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) in talks at the alliance headquarters, NATO's secretary-general said. "We did not see any sign of Russia being willing to come back into compliance with the INF treaty," Jens Stoltenberg told reporters Friday in Brussels after a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council. Stoltenberg said the chances of a resolution on a landmark Cold War arms treaty were "going down, day by day" but that NATO had not given up on its efforts to try to persuade Moscow to destroy the SSC-8 land-based cruise missile...

Putin Meets With Pope, Italian Leaders During Rome Visit
Saturday, 6 July 2019 03:59 WIB | Global

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Italy on Thursday for the first time in four years, at the invitation of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who was in Moscow last October. Amid heavy security in Rome, Putin went from the airport to the Vatican to speak with Pope Francis, with whom he had met twice before. The Russian leader thanked the pope for the nearly hour-long closed-door talks and called the discussion "very substantive and interesting." The Vatican issued a statement after the meeting in the Apostolic Palace, saying the talks focused on the situations in Syria, Ukraine and...

Western Balkan Nations Press EU Aspirations at Poland Summit
Friday, 5 July 2019 11:02 WIB | Global

Government ministers from some European Union nations sought Thursday to reassure their partners in the Western Balkans during a meeting in Poland that their aspirations to join the EU have full backing in the club, despite symptoms of a loss of momentum. German Minister of State for Europe, Michael Roth, said Berlin stands firmly by the accession process of all Western Balkans nations "because for us the Western Balkans is not the backyard of the European Union, but the inner courtyard. We are all responsible for ensuring that the prospect of EU accession remains concrete." Speaking in...

Trump Focuses on the Military during US Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, 4 July 2019 23:40 WIB | Amerika Global

The United States welcomes its Independence Day holiday Thursday (4/7) featuring traditional fireworks, family and friends meeting events in various communities and unconventional speeches by President Donald Trump. This Fourth of July celebration commemorates the declaration of American independence from Britain in 1776. In the state capital, Washington, this holiday attracts thousands of people to National Square to watch concerts or watch fireworks. This year, Trump announced the addition of the "Salute to America" program to discuss American military power, which also featured his...

French Lawmakers Debate Controversial Bill to Crack Down on Online Hate Speech
Thursday, 4 July 2019 18:54 WIB | Global

French lawmakers have begun debating tough new legislation requiring tech and social media companies to swiftly remove online hate speech or risk huge fines. The bill fits broader global efforts to curb heinous and violent discourse on the internet ” seen after this year's mass shootings in New Zealand. But some fear the legislation may spark censorship. The bill gives tech companies just 24 hours to remove racist and other hateful online content or risk fines of up to 4 percent of their global revenue. Users would be able to click a special button under offensive content to flag...

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