US Steps up Winter-Warfare Training as Global Threat Shifts

US Steps up Winter-Warfare Training as Global Threat Shifts

Feb/20 By

Hunkered down behind a wall of snow, two U.S. Marines melt slush to make drinking water after spending the night digging out a defensive position high in the Sierra Nevada. Their laminated targeting map is wedged into the ice just below the machine gun. Nearly 8,000 feet up at a …

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May Heads to Brussels Again, Seeks Brexit Movement

May Heads to Brussels Again, Seeks Brexit Movement

Feb/20 By

British Prime Minister Theresa May makes another trip to Brussels on Wednesday, hoping European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker may prove more yielding than of late to salvage her Brexit deal. With Britain set to jolt out of the world’s biggest trading bloc in 37 days unless May can either persuade …

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EU to Take Action Against Poland if Judges Harassed for Consulting ECJ

EU to Take Action Against Poland if Judges Harassed for Consulting ECJ

Feb/20 By

The European Commission will take action against Poland if its government is harassing judges for consulting the European Court of Justice on the legality of Polish reforms, Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans said Tuesday. Timmermans, responsible in the Commission for making sure European Union countries observe the rule of …

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EU, UK to Have More Brexit Talks But Key Disagreement Intact

EU, UK to Have More Brexit Talks But Key Disagreement Intact

Feb/19 By

The European Union on Tuesday warned British Prime Minister Theresa May that her trip to EU headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations stands no chance of success when it comes to her central demand for the divorce deal to be reopened. Reinforcing the message, EU Commission President …

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Vatican Set to Host Sexual Abuse Summit

Vatican Set to Host Sexual Abuse Summit

Feb/19 By

The Vatican’s chief sexual crimes investigator says the Roman Catholic Church must “break any code of silence over sexual abuse.” Archbishop Charles Scicluna was speaking ahead of a summit on the protection of minors that will start Thursday at the Vatican. He added that the meeting, to be attended by …

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New Austria Row Over Hitler’s Birth House

New Austria Row Over Hitler’s Birth House

Feb/19 By

A long-running legal battle over the house where Adolf Hitler was born erupted again on Tuesday when the Austrian government appealed against the amount of compensation it has been ordered to pay for seizing the property. Last month, a regional court ruled that the state should pay the house’s former …

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Seven British MPs Quit Labor Party Over Brexit, Anti-Semitism

Seven British MPs Quit Labor Party Over Brexit, Anti-Semitism

Feb/19 By

Seven British lawmakers have quit the main opposition Labor Party over the leadership’s approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism allegations in the ranks.   The seven moderate members of parliament say they will form an independent group. Their defection is the biggest split in the Labor Party since four senior members …

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Ukraine Pitches for More EU Aid for Southeast as Elections Near

Ukraine Pitches for More EU Aid for Southeast as Elections Near

Feb/18 By

Ukraine’s foreign minister asked the European Union on Monday for hundreds of millions of euros in loans and aid for infrastructure and businesses in its troubled east and south, regions he said Russia was trying to “suffocate.” EU foreign ministers were discussing increasing support for Ukraine, which holds a presidential …

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Facebook Voids Accounts Targeting Moldovan Election

Facebook Voids Accounts Targeting Moldovan Election

Feb/18 By

Facebook said on Thursday it had disrupted an attempt to influence voters in Moldova, increasing concerns that EU elections in May could be prey to malign activity. Employees of the Moldovan government were linked to some of the activity, the California-based social media company said. Authorities in Chisnau, capital of …

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Polish PM Cancels Israel Visit Amid new Holocaust Tensions

Polish PM Cancels Israel Visit Amid new Holocaust Tensions

Feb/18 By

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled his plans to attend a meeting of central European leaders in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions over how Polish behavior during the Holocaust is remembered and characterized. Morawiecki informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s of his decision by phone Sunday, Michal Dworczyk, who …

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