30 April 2016 11:54
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized the Europeans for failing to deal with terror threats in due time, saying the lack of a timely European Union response led to a rise in terrorism and violence.
In a meeting with visiting President of the Belgian Senate Christine Defraigne in Tehran, Rouhani described terrorism as a great threat to the entire world and...
30 April 2016 10:21
British politician and broadcaster George Galloway has expressed strong support for former mayor of London Ken Livingstone, who has been suspended by the Labour Party over bringing up the issue of Israeli war crimes and implying that Adolf Hitler was a Zionist, saying “Nazism and Zionism were two sides of the same coin.”
In an interview with BBC on Thursday, Livingstone...
30 April 2016 10:04
A report commissioned by the Finnish government has strongly advised against the country’s membership in the NATO military alliance, saying such a move would negatively affect ties with Sweden and Russia.
“Finland joining NATO with Sweden staying out would create a strategically awkward situation, leaving Finland as a strategic outpost without territorial contiguity with NATO,” said the strategic analysis released on...
30 April 2016 10:03
Two more European refiners have booked oil cargoes from Iran since sanctions were lifted on Tehran which is ramping up production to regain market share.
A tanker for Italy's IPLOM is sailing back home after loading 1 million barrels of Iranian crude, the Reuters news agency said.
Another vessel for Motor Oil Hellas loaded crude at Iran’s Kharg Island on April 20...
29 April 2016 15:00
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was paid £41,000 a month and a 2 percent commission by a Saudi oil company in return for negotiating multimillion-pound business deals with China, new documents have revealed.
A series of documents, seen by the Guardian, show how Blair personally put PetroSaudi's case to Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, who was then chairman of the China...
29 April 2016 11:01
Finland’s lawmakers have held a debate over a citizen petition that demands a referendum on a possible exit from the European single currency euro as a remedy to economic woes of the Nordic country.
The rare parliamentary debate was held on Thursday after some 53,000 Finns signed the petition to put the issue on the chamber’s agenda.
The appeal demands a referendum to...
29 April 2016 10:59
London’s High Court has ordered the UK government to consider entry for dozens of refugees stuck for years at a British military base in Cyprus.
Over 30 refugees from Iraq, Sudan, Ethiopia and Syria have been stranded in the UK army base in Cyprus since 1998.
The people, who had left the coast of Lebanon for Italy in a fishing boat operated by smugglers in...
28 April 2016 20:39
French protesters have once again taken to the streets demanding reversal of controversial planned reforms to the labor law.
Protests were reported on Thursday in the capital Paris and elsewhere across France as parliament prepares to debate the reforms on May 3.
Workers burned tires on roads to halt traffic while Orly airport, France's second-largest, was ordered to scrap 20 percent of flights. The situation...
28 April 2016 20:30
The UK’s Labour Party has suspended Ken Livingstone, the former mayor of London, over bringing up the issue of Israeli war crimes and stating that Adolf Hitler was a supporter of Zionism.
A spokesperson for the party said Thursday that Livingstone was “pending an investigation, for bringing the party into disrepute.”
The decision to suspend the veteran member, who has led the...
28 April 2016 20:29
The British media said on Thursday that the country’s biggest banks plan to study the implications involved in the removal of sanctions against Iran.
The British Bankers' Association (BBA) has accordingly agreed to form a working group to examine the issue, Sky News reported.
The initiative was adopted at a BBA board meeting last week and it follows concerns by investors toward...
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