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Dec 09 09:43

Moscow calls for harsh OSCE reaction to deportation of Russian reporters from Turkey

Russian Foreign Ministry's Special Representative for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov has stated the necessity of a harsh OSCE reaction to the deportation of Russian reporters from Turkey. "Deporting the Russian reporters without explanations, the Turkish authorities continue trampling freedom of speech and access to the media. Ankara’s disregard for its international obligations requires a harsh reaction from OSCE and other relevant international organisations," he tweeted.
Turkey’s actions against Russian journalists are unacceptable — Russian Foreign Ministry

Dec 09 09:42


Dec 09 09:41

Putin invites British experts to take part in deciphering data from Su-24 flight recorders

Russian President Vladimir Putin and UK Prime Minister David Cameron have agreed in their telephone conversation that both countries have "similar approaches toward the threat coming from ISIL and other terrorist groups operating in the region (Middle East)," the Kremlin press service said on Wednesday. The conversation was held on the initiative of the British side.

Dec 09 09:38

FBI to launch new system to count people killed by police officers

The FBI plans to overhaul its system for counting the number of deaths caused by police in the US, according to federal officials, and will begin releasing information about deadly encounters involving the use of Tasers and other force, in addition to fatal shootings.

Dec 09 09:38

Bernie Sanders On Trump’s Rhetoric: “That Kind Of Crap Is Not Going To Work”: "'I look forward to beating Donald Trump,' Sanders said. 'I would enjoy that race very much.'"

Bernie Sanders told a late-night TV audience Tuesday that Donald Trump’s antics are cut from an old political cloth — and that they will fail.

Dec 09 09:36

Russia FM: Biden’s remarks in Kiev maintain tension in Ukraine to put pressure on Russia

"When Joe Biden comes there and, in the propaganda frenzy, warms up the audiences from the rostrum saying that we will not go back on the need for Russia to fulfill all the requirements, and everyone applauds vigorously, I do not think this is a contribution to the solution of the Ukrainian crisis," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Italian media. "It shows that the United States is interested in keeping Ukraine on its toes, and not for the sake of Ukraine, but in order to put pressure on Russia." According to Russia’s top diplomat, the partners in the European Union and the United States are sure that they found a good formula - the sanctions will be lifted only after Russia fully implements the Minsk accords. "Read the Minsk agreements, 99% of its provisions are things that the authorities in Kiev should do, and together with Donetsk and Luhansk for that matter," Lavrov said...

Dec 09 09:33

Witness to San Bernardino shooting says getaway driver was “regular white dude”

Again the media is not fully reporting what eyewitnesses to the shooting have said; which to be quite frank is namely that the suspects were actually “white.”

Dec 09 09:33

Kiev forces violate ceasefire regime 10 times over last 24 hours — DPR defense ministry

"(Ukrainian forces) violated ceasefire regime 10 times. Over last 24 hours they fired more than 20 mines of 120mm and 82mm caliber. As a result of shellings, one DPR militiaman was injured," Donetsk News Agency quoted a DPR defense ministry spokesperson as saying. Kiev forces shelled the settlements near Gorlovka — Ozeryanovka, Zaytsevo, Spartak — and Donetsk airport, as well as the village of Sakhanka in DPR’s south. According to DPR defense ministry, Kiev forces used mortars, infantry fighting vehicles and small arms.
OSCE confirms buildup of Ukrainian forces in Donbas buffer zone

Dec 09 09:29

Russian aircraft in Syria hit 204 targets over 24 hours — defense ministry

"Over the past 24 hours, Russian warplanes have made 82 combat sorties to attack 204 terrorist targets located in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama and Homs," the general said adding that 32 sorties had been made at night time.

Dec 09 09:26

Over 9,000 people killed, 20,000 wounded during conflict in Donbas — UN

More than 9,000 people — both civilians and military, have been killed and over 20,000 have been wounded as a result of the conflict in east Ukraine, the United Nations said in a regular, 12th, report on rights and freedoms in the country. The statement also cited the report as saying that "the situation for an estimated 800,000 people living along both sides of the contact line has been particularly difficult." "Restrictions against media professionals by the Ukrainian Government also undermine freedom of expression," the statement said. The UN said its report also notes that "elements of the Security Service of Ukraine appear to enjoy a high degree of impunity, with rare investigations into allegations involving them."

Dec 09 09:22

Czech president speaks out against granting EU membership to Turkey

Turkey should not become a part of the EU, the President of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman said on Wednesday as he addressed voters in the north of the country. He indicated that although Turkey is a NATO member-state, sometimes it behaves as if it were an ally of the Islamic State terrorist grouping. Zeman criticized the EU's plans to remit €3 billion to Turkey for the upkeep of 2 million refugees stranded on its territory, since Ankara is supposed to block the road to Europe for them. He believes Turkey is capable of hosting the refugees on its territory, in no small a measure because it shares religion with them. Zeman called for caution in the process of building up relations with Turkey. He added that the Turkish ambassador to the Czech Republic was likely to file a note of protest with the Prague Castle.

Dec 09 09:22

BEX Alert!!! - "Time Magazine Person of the Year - The Choice: Angela Merkel"

At a moment when much of the world is once more engaged in a furious debate about the balance between safety and freedom, the Chancellor is asking a great deal of the German people, and by their example, the rest of us as well. To be welcoming. To be unafraid. To believe that great civilizations build bridges, not walls, and that wars are won both on and off the battlefield.

By viewing the refugees as victims to be rescued rather than invaders to be repelled, the woman raised behind the Iron Curtain gambled on freedom. The pastor’s daughter wielded mercy like a weapon. You can agree with her or not, but she is not taking the easy road. Leaders are tested only when people don’t want to follow.

For asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny as well as expedience and for providing steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply, Angela Merkel is TIME’s Person of the Year.

Dec 09 09:06

Sanders: "ISIS and terrorism are a huge national issue that we have got to address, but so is poverty, so is unemployment, so is education, so is healthcare, so is the need to protect working families. And I will continue to talk about those issues."

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign told reporters during a Tuesday event in Baltimore not to ask questions about the terror threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Dec 09 08:39

Veterans throw away their war medals in disgust at British air strikes in Syria

British war veterans have thrown away their medals outside Downing Street in protest against the Government's decision to bomb Syria and to bust the “mythology” of heroism connected to the military.

Ex SAS soldier Ben Griffin, who led the Veterans for Peace protest on Tuesday, told The Independent that although difficult, discarding their medals was an important gesture to discourage future generations from aspiring to win war medals.

Dec 09 08:27

‘Embarrassing to defend’: US general blasts Raytheon’s GPS control system a ‘disaster’

A top-brass US Air Force general has openly criticized a new ground control system for GPS satellites built by Raytheon, calling them a ‘disaster’, condemning their defense contractor for bloating budgets while not delivering anything functional on time.

Dec 09 08:27

Before Su-24 downing Putin personally apologized to Erdogan over previous airspace violation

Prior to the downing of the Su-24, Russian President Vladimir Putin had personally apologized to Turkey’s Erdogan for the previous violation of Turkish airspace by a Russian aircraft, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stated.

In an interview with Italian journalists, Lavrov said that Russia sees no other reason behind the incident with its Su-24 other than an attempt by Turkey to undermine anti-terrorism efforts or even derail the political process in Syria, which has begun to take shape on the basis of the Vienna agreement.