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Russia says fired warning shots at Turkish ship in Aegean to avoid collision

On December 13, 2015, the Russian guard ship Smetlivy staying 22 km far from the Lemnos Island in the northern part of the Aegean Sea prevented the collision with a Turkish seine vessel. At 9:03 (MSK), watchmen detected the Turkish vessel at the distance of 1 000 metres approaching the anchored guard ship Smetlivy from […]

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Russian Emergencies Ministry: Death toll from fire in Voronezh region reaches 23

The fire at the first building of the mental and neurological care home in the village of Alfyorovks, Novokhopyorsk District, Voronezh Region, was contained within 600 square meters at 12:59 AM and extinguished at 03:05 AM. Fire and rescue units are currently washing down and examining the building and searching for victims. Thanks to prompt […]

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Release of Kunduz Protection of Civlians Report

KABUL, 12 December 2015 – The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today released Human Rights and Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Kunduz province. This special report documents civilian harm and  human rights concerns in Kunduz province from 28 September to […]

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Europol supports European action against organised motor vehicle crime

In the early morning of 9 December 2015, in a coordinated police action (Operation Sprinter) to tackle organised motor vehicle crime, five European Arrest Warrants were executed. The arrest warrants were issued by Germany’s Public Prosecutor Office in Frankfurt/Oder and simultaneously executed in the Gorzów area of Poland and in Whitby, United Kingdom. Polish police […]

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:EUROPOL: High value target criminal arrested

A British national believed to be a major international drug trafficker has been extradited to France after being apprehended on a European Arrest Warrant in the Costa del Sol. The operation leading to the arrest of the suspect on 12 November was a result of a two year investigation between the French OCRTIS-DCPJ1, Spanish Guardia […]

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Ethiopia: UN urges support to mitigate most devastating drought in 30 years

The United Nations stepped up its efforts to mitigate the effects of the worst drought to strike Ethiopia in 30 years, with an appeal from the heads of four UN humanitarian bodies for massive international funding now to pre-empt the high risk of death and large scale suffering later. “We know this is coming. We […]

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Tenth Minnesota Man Charged With Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to ISIL

Three Co-Conspirators Have Already Pleaded Guilty; Five Expected to Go to Trial in May 2016 Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, 20, of Eagan, Minnesota, was charged by criminal complaint with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney […]

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Four men charged with terrorism offences

Following arrests in Luton on Wednesday, 2 December as part of a joint operation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) and the Eastern Counter Terrorism and Intelligence Unit (ECTIU), four men have today (Tuesday, 8 December) been charged with terrorism offences. Mohammed Istiak Alamgir, 36 (13.06.79) from Luton has been charged with four counts […]

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Man charged over incident at Leytonstone

A man arrested after a knife attack at Leytonstone Underground Station on Saturday, 5 December has been charged. Muhaydin Mire, 29 (28.12.1985) of Sansom Road, E11 appears in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 07 December charged with the attempted murder of a 56-year-old man.

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Philips commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2020 at the UN Climate Change Conference COP21

Philips makes pledge as it urges world leaders to set more ambitious energy efficiency goals to prevent “catastrophic” climate change Paris, France – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. As Philips joins world leaders in Paris for COP21, the company pledged to play its part in reducing […]

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Counter Terrorism Command now investigating incident at Leytonstone

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command are now investigating the incident at Leytonstone Underground station. Police were called at 19:06hrs on Saturday, 5 December, to reports of a number of people stabbed at the station. The male suspect was reportedly threatening other people with a knife. Met officers attended the scene. A man, […]

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Global Climate Risk Index 2016: Serbia, Afghanistan and Bosnia-Herzegovina hit hardest by extreme weather events last year

Germanwatch: Index results underline need for an ambitious Paris outcome that protects the most vulnerable Paris/Bonn (3rd Dec. 2015). Serbia, Afghanistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina were the countries most impacted by climatic events in 2014. This is the result of this year’s Global Climate Risk Index, launched today by Germanwatch at the climate summit in […]

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Belgium seeks public help in search for two Paris suspects

Wanted notice on request of the Federal Prosecutor and the investigation judge of Brussels Salah ABDESLAM has travelled twice during the month of September to the Hungarian capital Budapest using a rental car. On September 9th, 2015 he was subject to a control at the border between Hungary and Austria on board a vehicle Mercedes. […]

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Migration: MSF and Greenpeace launch life-saving operations in the Aegean Sea

MSF calls for the opening of a safe and legal passage at the land border between Turkey and Greece Brussels/Athens – A joint operation to rescue people risking their lives on the dangerous sea crossing between Turkeyand Greece has been launched by international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and environmental organisation Greenpeace. MSF and […]

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EUROPOL: Nearly 14 tonnes of cannabis seized off Italian coast

Europol has supported The Italian Guardia di Finanza and D.C.S.A1.  in an operation resulting in the seizure of over 13.5 tonnes of cannabis resin from a Panama-registered merchant vessel, and the arrest of 11 Ukrainian and Georgian crew members. The operation was closely supported by the Spanish National Police and Vigilancia Aduanera (D.A.V.A.), M.A.O.C.-N2 , and […]

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EUROPOL: Organised crime group involved in metal theft dismantled

Europol has supported an international investigation led by France and Spain to dismantle a criminal network involved in metal theft in France. The operation has led to the arrest of seven individuals. Operation Cuproso – METO 23 began when the French National Gendarmerie learnt of an alleged criminal gang suspected of stealing significant amounts of […]

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The Eurotunnel Group celebrates 25 years since the first junction by joining the “Low Carbon 100 Europe®” index More than 3 billion kilos of CO2 have been saved

The Eurotunnel Group today celebrates the 25th anniversary of the first ever junction under the Channel, when British and French tunnelling teams met for the first time in the service tunnel. That first connection between the British Isles and continental Europe has since become the vital link that we know today. Today, in the middle […]

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The European Environment Agency: Many Europeans still exposed to harmful air pollution

  Air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe. It shortens people’s lifespan and contributes to serious illnesses such as heart disease, respiratory problems and cancer. A new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) estimates that air pollution continues to be responsible for more than 430 000 premature deaths […]

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FAO: Natural disasters inflict $80bn in farming losses

Photo: FAO 26 November 2015, Rome – Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of many developing countries and putting them at risk of growing food insecurity, FAO warned in a new report […]

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Al-Qaeda Operative Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Role in International Terrorism Plot that Targeted the United States and Europe

Abid Naseer Defendant Led Plan to Carry Out Bombing of Crowded Shopping Center in Manchester, England, During Easter Holiday as Part of Global Terrorism Plot by al-Qaeda Earlier today at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, Abid Naseer, 29, was sentenced to 40 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Raymond J. Dearie of […]

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