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British police make seven arrests after #LondonAttack

British police make seven arrests after #LondonAttack

British police have made seven arrests and searched six addresses after an attack near parliament which left four people dead and 29 injured, the country’s top anti-terrorism officer said on Thursday (23 March). “We have searched six addresses and made seven arrests. The inquiries in Birmingham and other parts of the country are continuing,” Mark […]

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Statement by European Commission President Juncker on the #LondonAttacks

Statement by European Commission President Juncker on the #LondonAttacks

My thoughts are with London tonight (22 March), with the families of the victims, with the commuters travelling home, with the people across the country and the world trying to get in touch with their loved ones, with the emergency services working courageously tonight, as every other night. Today marks one year since the people […]

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UK parliament #shooting: Woman dies in Westminster attack

UK parliament #shooting: Woman dies in Westminster attack

A woman has died on Westminster Bridge in central London in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. A police officer was also stabbed in the nearby Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot by police. The attacker struck several pedestrians as he drove a car across the bridge, before crashing it […]

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EESC President Georges Dassis’ statement on the #terrorist attacks of 22 of March

EESC President Georges Dassis’ statement on the #terrorist attacks of 22 of March

“One year ago, like all Europeans, I was overwhelmed by indignation, revulsion and sadness to learn that a handful of cowards had once again struck the people of European civil society indiscriminately with the atrocious cruelty of their fanatical delusions. This time, they had targeted the city where the European institutions are based and the […]

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#Putin gives green light for incorporating some South Ossetian units into Russian Army

#Putin gives green light for incorporating some South Ossetian units into Russian Army

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

After a year of negotiations on the small print, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his formal approval this week for the signing of an intergovernmental agreement on the modalities for the incorporation of “some military units” of Georgia’s breakaway Republic of South Ossetia into the Russian armed forces. Details of precisely how many South Ossetian […]

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Donald #Trump says Germany owes US and #NATO ‘vast sums of money’ for defence

Donald #Trump says Germany owes US and #NATO ‘vast sums of money’ for defence

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump has said Germany owes NATO “vast sums of money” and should pay the United States more for defending it, writes Jon Sharman. He made the statement in a series of tweets from his Mar-a-Lago base in Florida on Saturday morning (18 March). Mr Trump, after a video appeared to show him ignoring Ms Merkel’s request […]

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EU should deepen cyber security co-operation with #China: Digital expert

EU should deepen cyber security co-operation with #China: Digital expert

The European Union (EU) should further its digital cooperation with China to boost cyber security, a European digital expert told Xinhua here recently. Luigi Gambardella is the president of ChinaEU, a business-led international association in Brussels that promotes bilateral digital cooperation. He believed the European Commission should make use of the re-evaluation of the EU […]

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