Jul 8th, 2012
YANGON, Myanmar – More than two dozen political activists were briefly detained by the authorities of Burma in response to the celebration, scheduled for Saturday, the fiftieth anniversary of a brutal military repression waged against a student movement.
Although they have all been released after about 24 hours, their colleagues denounced the detentions, saying that this was a proof of the still repressive...
Jul 4th, 2012
The European Parliament voted against the ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) stiffer penalties for violating copyright, told RIA Novosti a Parliament spokesman.
Previously, the European Commission had asked the highest court of the European Union to decide on the conformity of the agreement in question to EU documents, including the principles of the European Charter of Fundamental...
Jun 16th, 2012
TOKYO – On Saturday despite the reluctance of public opinion, the Japanese government announced its decision to return to service two nuclear reactors in western Japan, for the first time since the accident at the plant in Fukushima consecutive earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.
“After the agreement of the local municipalities, the four ministers have decided, as part of the final decision of the...
Jun 4th, 2012
The conflict in Syria have “reached a critical point”, the EU and Russia should cooperate closely to find a solution to the Syrian crisis, said the head of European diplomacy Ashton on Sunday.
“The Syrian conflict has reached a critical point. (…) Any subsequent militarization of suffering to bring Syria and create a risk of serious consequences for the region as a whole,” reads a...
Jun 1st, 2012
Zvecan, Kosovo – On Friday Soldiers of the NATO mission in Kosovo have suffered the stoning of Serbs, who tried to help remove roadblocks in northern Kosovo.
Serbian officials said at least three protesters were injured during the incident, on a bridge near the town of Zvecan.
The soldiers of the NATO force in Kosovo (KFOR) had blocked the bridge with armored vehicles and barbed wire, while they withdrew...
May 13th, 2012
A few hundred protesters were evicted by police early Sunday morning while trying to spend the night in the square of Puerta del Sol, in the Spanish capital.
On the evening of Saturday, a demonstration was organized to mark the first anniversary of the movement of “outraged”.
The requirement to leave at 22h local time, has not deterred some of them who chose instead to stay put. The riot police...
May 7th, 2012
BERLIN – On Monday the daughter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko met in Berlin, the German Minister of Justice to discuss the case of his mother imprisoned in Ukraine.
Friday examined by German doctors in the prison of Kharkiv (eastern Ukraine), Ms. Tymoshenko was sentenced in October 2011 to seven years in prison for abuse of power in negotiating a contract to import Russian natural gas in...
May 2nd, 2012
The army and police managed to stop the clashes in Cairo that have already killed 11 people, said the Egyptian public television on Wednesday.
According to this, participants in the clashes that took place near the building of the Egyptian Ministry of Defence, left the scene of the conflict to disperse in the surrounding streets.
Previously, the Western media have reported that a group of youths attacked Wednesday...