Strike wave hits Kosovo
Kosovo has been hit by a strike wave with workers demanding better wages and conditions and opposing a new salaries law.The strikes are the beginning of a resurgence of the class struggle in the Balkans.
US test-launches Minuteman ICBM from southern California (VIDEO)
An intercontinental ballistic missile lit up the southern California sky before hurtling across the Pacific Ocean to an atoll 4,200 miles away. The test launch came at a time of rising tensions around nuclear missile treaties.Footage showed the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) blasting out of its silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base, spewing fire and smoke.
Donald Tusk says there is a 'special place in hell' for Brexit campaigners
European Council President Donald Tusk has lashed out at Brexit campaigners in the United Kingdom, saying there is now a "special place in hell" for those who campaigned to leave the European Union without a plan.
Macri Would Lose If Argentines Went to Polls Now: Survey
A survey conducted by an Argentine polling agency shows that incumbent and President Mauricio Macri is set to lose to former head of state Christina Fernandez in the country’s next elections to take place in October.
Taliban official says US promised to withdraw troops in Afghanistan by April
A Taliban official on Wednesday said the United States has promised to withdraw half of its troops from Afghanistan by April, a claim the U.S. State Department immediately disputed.The official, Abdul Salam Hanafi, made the comments in Moscow where he was part of a Taliban delegation attending peace talks with senior Afghan political figures. Afghanistan government officials did not attend the delegation.
Trump announces 2nd meeting with Kim, takes credit for avoiding ‘major war’ with North Korea
Donald Trump plans to hold a second meeting with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam on February 27-28, the US president announced during his State of the Union address, claiming full credit for avoiding a devastating war.“My relationship with Kim Jong-un is a good one…. Our hostages have come home. Nuclear testing has stopped.
Palestinians Warm to Gantz After Remarks on West Bank Settlements
Abu Rdeineh told Reuters after ex-general Benny Gantz, discussing accommodation with the Palestinians, told an Israeli newspaper he opposed dominating another people and suggested Israel might repeat its 2005 removal of Gaza settlers.
Macedonia signs accord to join NATO despite Russian misgivings
NATO members signed an accord with Macedonia on Wednesday allowing the tiny ex-Yugoslav republic to become the 30th member of the U.S.-led alliance after a deal with Greece ended a 27-year-old dispute over its name.
2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records
Two U.S. agencies, the United Kingdom Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization analyzed global temperatures in slightly different ways, but each came to the same conclusion Wednesday: 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record behind 2016, 2015 and 2017.
U.S. to Purchase Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense, Citing 'Immediate Need'
The U.S. military said Wednesday it plans to buy a limited number of Iron Dome missile defense systems from Israel to fill a short-term need for interim indirect fire protection capability. "The Iron Dome will be assessed and experimented as a system that is currently available to protect deployed U.S. military service members against a wide variety of indirect fire threats and aerial threats".