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Crimea: Tatar dissident sentenced to two years in a penal colony

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He added: "This sentence will not force me to change my convictions". Umerov nevertheless told news agency AFP that he still believed that "Crimea is the territory of Ukraine that has been occupied by Russian Federation". Umerov sees the criminal case against him as politically motivated. In May past year, Russian Federation charged Umerov with making public calls to change Russia's borders after he said on Crimean Tatar television channel ATR that Crimea should be returned to Ukraine. Lire la suite »

'Madman Trump:' North Korea releases violent propaganda video

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USA intelligence officials have concluded that North Korea can miniaturize warheads to fit on missiles, and has as many as 60 nuclear bombs, the Washington Post reported last month. It's hard to know exactly what North Korea's military capabilities are. North Korea has moved combat aircraft on the East coast . Jia Qingguo, dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University, wrote in a September 11 article for the East Asia Forum that China's military should consider ... Lire la suite »

Macron Calls For EU Corporate Tax 'Corridor'

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On economic issues, where Germany has been reluctant to cede further sovereignty, Macron argued for a stronger eurozone budget funded by a dedicated tax. It needed to "sovereign, united, democratic", Macron said, sketching out a vision for new European defence and security measures as well as a beefed-up eurozone governance and tax harmonization. Lire la suite »

Strangely endearing giant ginger rat discovered

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One of the largest rat species living in the world, it took scientists 80 years to discover the giant Vika - and so far, only one has been found. The vika is the first rodent to be discovered in the Solomon Islands in the last 80 years. Lire la suite »

Hurricane Maria churns just off the Carolina coast

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The storm, which killed 13 people in Puerto Rico and is causing storm swells on the east coast of the US, is forecast to merge with Hurricane Lee north of Bermuda. There's a tropical storm warning in effect for Bogue Inlet to the N.C./Va. border and for Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. But Pearson said officials think between 10,000 and 12,500 people have left the island ahead of the storm. Lire la suite »

U2 pay homage to NY in new video

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Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the video shows the group wander around the streets of New York City, visiting such places as the Empire State Building, a dive bar, and a gift shop. U2 are about to undertake the Latin America leg of the 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree tour, which visited Croke Park last July . Songs Of Experience is expected to be released on the 1st of December in one of their most anticipated albums. Lire la suite »

Former Serb commander 'Captain Dragan' jailed for war crimes

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Dragan Vasiljkovic, 62, who has dual Serbian and Australian citizenship, was charged with violating the Geneva Convention by torturing and killing captive Croatian soldiers and police in the rebel stronghold of Knin and for crimes near the towns of Glina and Benkovac in 1991 and 1993. Lire la suite »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Sexism Was a 'Major Factor' in 2016 Election

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Below, she describes how sexism played a major role in the defeat of Hillary Clinton . Women come in all sizes and shapes. "To see the entrance of women into places where they were not there before is a hopeful sign", she said . These anti-Trump comments include calling the now-president a "faker", saying that she did not even want to "contemplate" the idea of his presidency, and even joking about leaving the U.S. Lire la suite »

Microsoft says Surface Pro LTE goes on sale December 1

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The launch date lines up with a scheduled appearance for Surface chief Panos Panay at Microsoft's annual Future Decoded event in London next month . That means you can buy a Surface Pro with LTE in any country and expect to use data across the world. Lire la suite »

Zopo Launches Flash X1 And Flash X2 Smartphones

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Dubbed as Flash X1 and Flash X2 , both handsets boast of having an bezel-less display with 18:9 screen ratio, which was seen in Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. Both smartphones have 2GB RAM, Android 7.0 Nougat, 16GB storage, and a microSD card slot supporting up to 128GB. The smartphones come in Coral Blue, Alien Black, and Citrine Gold color options. Lire la suite »

Hurricane Maria set to storm Britain this weekend

The UK is on course for a wet and windy spell of weather as the remnants of Hurricane Maria make their approach. Forecasters said the two weather systems will have weakened by the time they enter British latitudes, but their remnants will still contain tropical air, which can influence weather in the north-east Atantic, including the UK. Lire la suite »

Macron paints sweeping vision for Europe

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General view of the amphitheatre at the Sorbonne as French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to set out plans for reforming the European Union in Paris , France , September 26, 2017. Her spokesman Steffen Seibert said Merkel, who won a fourth term in weekend elections, looked forward to discussing ways to improve the workings of the bloc with Macron and other European Union partners. Lire la suite »

Russian Federation destroys last chemical weapons

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks while giving a command to destroy the last chemical weapon stored in Russia via a video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. It says over 96 percent of the weapons declared by the convention's 192 participants have been destroyed. Washington said it would complete its destruction of the weapons by 2023. Lire la suite »

LAPD employee arrested as DUI suspect in crash that killed 3

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Tuesday on the southbound 605 near the Washington Boulevard exit, according to CHP. According to the California Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Edgar Verduzco of Santa Ana was speeding in his 2016 Chevy Camaro in the carpool lane when he struck a 2014 Nissan and a 2010 Scion from behind. Lire la suite »

Qatar must do more to protect migrant workers from deadly heat: HRW

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Like other wealthy Gulf Arab states, Qatar relies on vast numbers of migrant workers, mostly from the Philippines, South Asia and Africa. According to HRW, Qatar has a migrant labour force of almost two million people. "Contrary to the implications made by Human Rights Watch in its statement, the vast majority of construction work now undertaken in Qatar is not linked to the 2022 FIFA World Cup", the spokesperson continued. Lire la suite »

France, Italy strike deal on STX France shipyards

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Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri (FCT.MI) will take effective control of STX France under a shared ownership agreement, the office of French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, ending a dispute that had soured bilateral ties. STX is the only shipyard in France big enough to build aircraft carriers and large warships. Under the new shareholder structure, 34.34 percent will be owned by the French state, including the 1 percent stake loaned to Fincantieri. Lire la suite »

Sudan vows to normalise ties with USA as travel ban lifted

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The ministry said US President Donald Trump's move to delist Sudan from the controversial travel ban was the result of a "clear and long dialogue" and growing cooperation between the two countries in regional and global issues. The ministry reiterated determination of the Sudanese government to make efforts for the removal of any barriers impeding full normalization of the bilateral relations. Lire la suite »

Demi Lovato Set to Release New YouTube Documentary

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The singer has spent a year and a half working on her new album, the follow up to 2015's Confident . For EW's Fall Music Preview, the singer admitted that inviting cameras into her life and into the studio wasn't easy. "I just felt ready to go", Demi explained. "Some of the ways that I got comfortable with the cameras is knowing in those moments when I'm being vulnerable, or when I'm opening up, I know that it's going to help someone who may be going through the same thing I am", she ... Lire la suite »

Police in North Yorkshire bake for Macmillan coffee morning

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RSVP to putney@letsco-operate.com and you are welcome to bring a cake or something yummy to share (homemade or bought)! All M&S Cafés will also donate 5p from every hot drink and slice of cake sold during September to Macmillan. Having raised a total of £29.5 million nationwide in 2016, this year's event aims to raise even more money in its 27th year. "We'd love to beat that figure this year". Lire la suite »

Houston Requests Dallas Trash Trucks to Help in Harvey Cleanup

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The difficulty is partly because the region is competing with a similar cleanup in Florida and partly because the debris removal rate the city had received through competitive bidding before Harvey proved too low to attract subcontractors. That higher rate will entice more subcontractors onto Houston streets, the mayor has said, but also will require the city to contribute more to what now is expected to be a $260 million effort. Lire la suite »

Référendum: les Kurdes irakiens disent avoir gagné

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L'Iran a fermé ses frontières avec le Kurdistan irakien, a annoncé le porte-parole du ministère iranien des Affaires étrangères, lors de son point de presse hebdomadaire, a rapporté lundi l'agence Tasnim. Les exercices militaires sont fréquents dans cette zone. L'Iran, qui compte environ six millions de Kurdes, sur une population de 80 millions, s'oppose au référendum au Kurdistan irakien, en affirmant qu'il va provoquer de nouveaux conflits dans la région. Lire la suite »

Alleged church shooter obtained guns legally

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That same relative reportedly purchased the AR-15 rifle recovered in a case from Samson's vehicle from the same Rutherford County retailer in February 2014, and the 9mm semi-automatic pistol recovered from the church was purchased by the relative from a Wilson County retailer in August 2016. Lire la suite »