European Union to allow U.S., Norway and Canada join defence project

The European Union will allow the United States, Norway and Canada to join a project to overcome delays in moving troops across Europe, diplomats said on Wednesday, which NATO sees as vital in the event of a conflict with Russia. While NATO has spearheaded efforts to reduce conflicting regulations across 27 EU countries for transfers… Read More European Union to allow U.S., Norway and Canada join defence project

Russia seeks additional fines against Twitter over failure to remove banned content

Russia is seeking an additional 24 million roubles (an equivalent of $321,586) in fines from U.S. tech giant Twitter for failing to remove content banned in Russia, the TASS news agency cited a court as saying on Wednesday. State communications regulator Roskomnadzor said last week that Twitter was complying with a demand to remove banned… Read More Russia seeks additional fines against Twitter over failure to remove banned content

Facebook’s oversight board upholds ban of former U.S. President Donald Trump

Facebook Inc’s oversight board on Wednesday upheld the company’s suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump but said the company was wrong to make the suspension indefinite and gave it six months to determine a “proportionate response.” Trump called the decision and his banning across tech platforms “a total disgrace” and said the companies would… Read More Facebook’s oversight board upholds ban of former U.S. President Donald Trump

Bandits release forestry college students abducted in northwest Nigeria

Kidnappers have released the remaining 29 students they were holding captive after abducting them in March from a forestry college in Nigeria’s Kaduna state, the head of the parents’ association said. Gunmen took 39 students from the school in northwest Nigeria on March 11 and later released 10 of them. The newly released students were… Read More Bandits release forestry college students abducted in northwest Nigeria

Afghan Taliban launches major offensive following elapse of U.S. troops withdrawal deadline

Afghan security forces fought back a major Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province in the last 24 hours, officials and residents said on Tuesday, as militants launched assaults around the country after a missed U.S. deadline to withdraw troops. Although the United States did not meet the May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed in talks with… Read More Afghan Taliban launches major offensive following elapse of U.S. troops withdrawal deadline

Israel, Lebanon resume talks over disputed maritime border

Lebanon and Israel resumed U.S.-mediated talks on Tuesday over a dispute about their Mediterranean Sea border that has held up hydrocarbon exploration in the potentially gas-rich area, an official Lebanese source said. The longtime foes held several rounds of talks in October – a culmination of three years of diplomacy by the United States –… Read More Israel, Lebanon resume talks over disputed maritime border

Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for violation of hate and abuse policies

Twitter Inc on Tuesday said it has banned leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, known for her ardent support of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing her of violating its rules on hateful conduct and abusive behaviour. Ranaut issued a tweet on Monday in which she urged Modi to resort to gangster tactics to “tame” West… Read More Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for violation of hate and abuse policies

Israel to send emergency medical aid to India

Israel will begin sending emergency medical aid, including badly needed oxygen equipment, to India on Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry said, to help fight the world’s biggest COVID-19 surge. In a statement on Monday, the ministry said a series of flights throughout the week would carry aid that included thousands of group and individual oxygen generators,… Read More Israel to send emergency medical aid to India