5 March 2015 15:55
Thirty-three miners were confirmed dead late on Wednesday after a coal mine blast in the rebel-held city of Donetsk near the battle front in eastern Ukraine, indicating no one trapped in the rubble survived.
Mine officials said the explosion was most likely caused by gas and not fighting in the war between Moscow-backed rebels and Ukraine government forces. Nevertheless, Kiev...
5 March 2015 10:29
Germany's foreign minister has ruled out a further extension of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group over Tehran’s nuclear program.
“Talks will not be extended. What cannot be reached in the upcoming three or three and half months cannot be achieved,” Frank-Walter Steinmeier told his country's parliament (Bundestag) in a speech on Wednesday.
Steinmeier refused to talk about the state...
3 March 2015 17:29
The Russian energy minister has announced Moscow’s readiness to mull giving Ukraine a discount for gas supplies within their existing contract beginning from the second quarter of 2015.
“We, obviously, will look into the possibility of providing such a discount, depending on our budget and market environment,” Alexander Novak told Rossiya 24 TV channel during a Tuesday interview.
The comments come against...
3 March 2015 14:11
The Tory-led coalition government of Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to end the indefinite detention of asylum seekers in centers that resemble high-security prisons, as it is “expensive, ineffective and unjust.”
In a report released on Tuesday, a panel of British MPs made the plea, saying that the current lack of a time limit for the detentions in the...
3 March 2015 14:10
A top university in the British capital city of London has overwhelmingly voted in favor of a full academic boycott of Israel in the wake of Tel Aviv’s brutal treatment of the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Around 75 percent of students and staff at London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) have voted in favor...
3 March 2015 9:56
A new report has revealed that the number of “nuclear safety events” at UK’s Naval Base Clyde, where Britain’s Trident nuclear submarines are based, has soared in recent years.
The report by The Independent on Monday showed that over the past six years the base has suffered from nearly 400 “widespread” incidents relating to a “poor safety culture.”
The number of incidents...
3 March 2015 9:53
Greece says it will submit its reform proposals to its international creditors to win approval for a four-year economic reform plan on March 9.
“I will submit a folder of six proposals and discuss with our peers which ones can be implemented immediately,” Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Tuesday in an interview with a local TV channel. He said that...
3 March 2015 9:46
A recent study has suggested that a vast human migration by ancient Eastern European steppe herders may have spread Indo-European languages to other parts of Europe.
The study was carried out by a team of researchers from the US, Australia, and other countries by assessing multiple libraries of DNA samples from the remains of 69 people who lived some 3,000 to...
3 March 2015 8:16
A new report says British government is deliberately harming vulnerable people with its benefit sanctions regime.
According to Press TV, the report title “Time to Rethink Benefit Sanctions” by a coalition of leading church groups in the UK also noted that the government's austerity policies are causing widespread dejection and hunger across the country.
In their report, the groups uncovered new...
2 March 2015 23:19
2014 was a year of action on Berlin’s streets. Germany’s capital city saw a record number of political demonstrations, including those from the Anti-Islam group PEGIDA. While protests were mainly peaceful, the debate about immigration is still intense. More refugees and foreigners have come to Germany than in the last two decades. It's fuelling a serious increase in politically-motivated crimes.
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