If Scotland votes for independence in its referendum on Sept. 18, it may not be allowed to join the European Union for five years. New European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker said last night that the EU needs to take a break from admitting new countries. “Under my presidency of the commission, ongoing negotiations will continue […]
Israel’s leader says the country will exert “great force” against Gaza’s Hamas rulers after the Islamic militants rejected a truce agreement. Israel halted its fire for six hours Tuesday after accepting an Egyptian truce proposal. But with Hamas continuing to launch rockets into Israel, it resumed strikes in the afternoon. Benjamin Netanyahu said in an […]
EU leaders are arriving at a special Brussels summit to decide who should fill two top EU jobs – foreign policy chief and European Council president. The talks are likely to run late into the night, as no clear favourite has been announced for either job. Catherine Ashton will step down as foreign policy chief […]
One day after an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire accepted by Israel, but rejected by Hamas, fell through, the terrorist organization proposed a 10-year end to hostilities in return for its conditions being met by Israel, Channel 2 reported Wednesday. Read More: Report: Hamas proposes 10-year cease-fire in return for conditions being met | JPost | Israel News.
Leaders of the BRICS emerging market nations launched a $100 billion development bank and a currency reserve pool Tuesday. The bank, aimed at funding infrastructure projects in developing nations, will be based in Shanghai. India will preside over its operations for the first five years, followed by Brazil and then Russia, leaders of the five-nation […]
A new “special envoy” on climate change appointed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – the fourth in seven months – has voiced support for divestment from the fossil fuel industry, which she accuses of helping to fund global warming denialism. Read More: Ban Ki-moon’s New Climate Envoy Supports Divestment From Fossil Fuel Companies | CNS […]
A new “special envoy” on climate change appointed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – the fourth in seven months – has voiced support for divestment from the fossil fuel industry, which she accuses of helping to fund global warming denialism. Pushing ahead with a drive to achieve a global climate change agreement by late 2015, […]
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday stepped up his rhetoric against Israel over its deadly air offensive on Gaza, accusing the Jewish state of committing “state terrorism” against the Palestinians. Presenting himself as the sole world leader speaking up for the Palestinians, Erdogan said that any normalisation in the troubled ties between Israel […]