updated Thu. February 1, 2024
March 12, 2018
... Cross has been posthumously awarded to the family of Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Collier who was shot dead by a terrorist in 1958 during the Cyprus Emergency. The sterling silver cross is awarded to the family of servicemen and women who have died on active service since the Second World War.
March 12, 2018
The German chancellor praised Turkey's efforts for more than three million refugees who fled Syria's civil war. “Turkey has done a great job for refugees,” she said, stressing that the EU remains committed to the refugee agreement with Turkey, including its financial commitments. Concerning the EU'sÃâÃÂ ...
March 11, 2018
The Syrian army and rebel groups engaged in fierce battles early on Sunday on a critical front in eastern Ghouta where government advances have in effect splintered the insurgent enclave into three, a war monitor said. More than 1,100 civilians have been killed in the onslaught on the biggest rebelÃâÃÂ ...
March 11, 2018
Britain stood alone against the Nazis in 1940 after the fall of France. She survived and won the war with the help of America and Russia and the inspirational oratory of Winston Churchill. His oratory also won him a Nobel prize for literature in 1953 and Gary Oldham an Oscar in 2018 in the film Darkest Hour.
March 10, 2018
A trade war between Europe and the United States can still be averted, German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Saturday, adding she hoped that talks in Brussels this weekend could help to prevent an escalation. US President Donald Trump set import tariffs on Thursday of 25 per cent on steelÃâÃÂ ...
March 5, 2018
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would work with France to tackle pressing issues such as trade policy, the war in Syria and competition with China after the Social Democrats (SPD) approved joining a coalition with her conservatives. Merkel welcomed the vote by a clear majority of SPDÃâÃÂ ...
March 3, 2018
The Dow and S&P 500 fell on Friday and were on track for weekly losses as investor anxiety built over a possible global trade war following President Donald Trump's threat to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum. Europe has drawn up a list of U.S. products from bourbon to Harley DavidsonÃâÃÂ ...
March 2, 2018
Syrian government forces aim to advance into the eastern Ghouta region one “bite” at a time, a pro-government commander said on Friday, as a war monitor said the army had seized new ground from rebels. In one of the deadliest offensives of the war, government air strikes and bombardment have killedÃâÃÂ ...
March 2, 2018
Greece is furious about Turkish attempts to block the prospects of natural gas' drilling around Cyprus. Yet, despite the growing tension between the two countries, going to war does not seem a plausible option, because Turkey is involved in many other issues at this time. Turkey also has close economicÃâÃÂ ...
February 28, 2018
Once more the Cyprus government has been caught napping, not having a strategic plan to diffuse Turkey's anticipated provocations; provocations that have now been put into practice. Like modern pirates, Ankara has sent five war ships with one objective; to flex its muscles and stop ENI's gas explorationÃâÃÂ ...
February 23, 2018
An employee walks in Eni petrol station at Strovolos area in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Cypriot officials said Turkish warships stopped a renewed attempt by a rig to reach a target southwest of Cyprus where Italian company Eni was scheduled to carry out exploratory drilling for gas.
February 19, 2018
In an official statement, Egypt warned of any violation of its rights in the eastern Mediterranean region in response to the official Turkish position, which refused to recognize the legality of the agreement between Egypt and Cyprus on the exploitation of natural resources of the two countries' exclusiveÃâÃÂ ...
February 16, 2018
The Republic of Cyprus says there will be not reunification talks with Turkey until a row over gas exploration is settled, amid growing tension in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey insists that ... The two countries almost came to war over the rocks, which are home to a few wild goats, in 1996. Greece accusesÃâÃÂ ...
February 15, 2018
That would surprise most historians, who say the Cold War ended between the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991. But Berlusconi said it ended in May 2002 at a Nato summit he hosted near Rome attended by US President George W. Bush and Russian PresidentÃâÃÂ ...
U.S. News & World Report
February 13, 2018
No one was hurt in the collision, which happened near uninhabited Aegean islets over which Turkey and Greece nearly went to war in 1996. ... Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades refrained from direct comment on Erdogan's statements, but said Turkish naval activity should cause no public alarm.
December 31, 1999
“But the U.S. brought the threat of war to the Korean peninsula with large-scale new sanctions on the DPRK ahead of the Olympics closing ceremony,” the state news agency said, using the initials of the North's ... A blockade by the United States would be considered an act of war, the news agency said.