Russia’s top diplomat accuses the US and NATO of risking a ‘nightmare scenario of military confrontation’ amid tensions over Ukraine

Sergey Lavrov accused the US of risking a “nightmare scenario” in Europe.  The top Russian diplomat said NATO was “irresponsibly” expanding its military infrastucture toward Rusisa. Meanwhile, NATO has expressed concerns Russia is on the verge of invading Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday accused the US and NATO of risking a “nightmareContinue reading “Russia’s top diplomat accuses the US and NATO of risking a ‘nightmare scenario of military confrontation’ amid tensions over Ukraine”

Erdogan says Turkey is set to banish 10 Western ambassadors

Kavala has been in prison since late 2017 He denies charges of role in failed coup and mass protests Rights groups say case emblematic of crackdown in Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors from Western countries ‘persona non grata’ for calling for theContinue reading “Erdogan says Turkey is set to banish 10 Western ambassadors”

‘Holocaust was a scam’ projected on Swedish synagogue during antisemitism summit

Words were seen on several buildings in country; neo-Nazi group claims responsibility for the incident Swedish police are investigating how the words “the Holocaust was a scam” were projected onto the main synagogue in Malmö while the city was holding an international forum on combating antisemitism. The projection was seen on the Synagogue of MalmöContinue reading “‘Holocaust was a scam’ projected on Swedish synagogue during antisemitism summit”

Greece wildfires: Thousands flee island of Evia as blazes continue to ravage lands

While progress was made in batting blazes near Athens, the island of Evia is still in the grips of uncontrolled fires. Thousands have fled their homes on the Greek Island of Evia as wildfires continued to rage uncontrolled on Sunday for a sixth day. While fires that had posed a risk to the northern suburbs of AthensContinue reading “Greece wildfires: Thousands flee island of Evia as blazes continue to ravage lands”

Sweden prosecutes former Iranian official for 1988 mass executions

Swedish public prosecutors said on Tuesday they have charged an Iranian citizen with participating in mass executions and war crimes during the final phase of the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. The Swedish Prosecution Authority said the suspect worked in July-August 1988 as an assistant to the deputy prosecutor in the Gohardasht prison outside theContinue reading “Sweden prosecutes former Iranian official for 1988 mass executions”

A ‘Colossal’ Ransomware Attack Hits Hundreds Of U.S. Companies, A Security Firm Says

A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 U.S. companies on Friday, according to a cybersecurity researcher whose company was responding to the incident. The REvil gang, a major Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate, appears to be behind the attack, said John Hammond of the security firm Huntress Labs. He said the criminals targeted aContinue reading “A ‘Colossal’ Ransomware Attack Hits Hundreds Of U.S. Companies, A Security Firm Says”

Swedish PM Lofven resigns, speaker to look for new leader

Speaker to seek new PM with backing of parliament If efforts fail, snap elections will be called Centre-left govt fell after losing no-confidence vote Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven resigned on Monday, handing the speaker of its split parliament the task of finding a new government to deal with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Lofven hadContinue reading “Swedish PM Lofven resigns, speaker to look for new leader”

Sweden’s government collapses as prime minister loses no-confidence vote

Sweden’s parliament has voted in favour of a no-confidence motion against Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, a historic result that means the country could face snap elections later this year. Löfven is the first Swedish Prime Minister to lose a vote of this kind. The parties that voted against Löfven were the Left Party,Continue reading “Sweden’s government collapses as prime minister loses no-confidence vote”

Finnish far right hopes to use local elections as national springboard

Finns Party is on course for huge gains in local elections. The far-right Finns Party is on course to more than double its share of the vote at local elections in Finland on Sunday in a show of strength that could spell trouble for Brussels. Over recent weeks, Finns Party leader Jussi Halla-aho has revvedContinue reading “Finnish far right hopes to use local elections as national springboard”

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