Daily Archives: June 2, 2018

NATO ‘security guarantees’ do not apply to partner Israel – Stoltenberg

NATO is not obliged to come to the rescue should a hypothetical war break out between Iran and Israel, Jens Stoltenberg has told Germany’s Der Spiegel, amid increased tensions between the bitter Middle East rivals. “Israel is our partner, but not a member of NATO. The security guarantee of Article 5 does not apply to Israel,” Secretary General of North ...

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‘It wasn't a random bullet’: Palestinians mourn 21yo paramedic as Israel blames Hamas

As thousands gathered for the funeral of a 21-year-old medical worker shot by the IDF while helping wounded Palestinians, the volunteer’s family and colleagues told RT of their grief, stressing that she was deliberately murdered. During Friday’s 10th weekly Great March of Return protest, the Israeli forces shot and killed 21-year-old Razan Al-Najar, a volunteer with the Medical Relief Society, ...

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Activists battle to prevent pregnant cow from being executed for ‘illegally’ crossing into EU

Animal rights activists are urging Brussels officials not to slaughter a pregnant Bulgarian cow that may be put to death after visiting a pasture in neighboring Serbia and crossing back to the EU without the necessary paperwork. The race is on to save Penka, a pregnant Bulgarian cow, who, reportedly chased by wolves, broke away from the herd to find ...

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Israel strikes ‘10 terror sites’ in retaliation against rocket fire from Gaza

Israeli Air Force jets have launched a series of strikes on Gaza, allegedly destroying several of Hamas’ arms depots and manufacturing facilities, in response to projectiles fired against Israel and other “terrorist activities.” “Moments ago, IAF fighter jets targeted 10 terror sites in three military compounds belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said in ...

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Dancing FBI agent accidentally fires gun, injures Denver nightclub patron

An off-duty FBI agent dropped his gun on a nightclub dancefloor and accidentally fired the weapon while trying to retrieve it, injuring an unfortunate reveller at the club in Denver, Colorado. The victim, whose identity was not released, suffered a gunshot injury to his lower leg and was taken to hospital with a “good prognosis,” according to local media. Denver police ...

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It’s OK to leave Facebook

The slow-motion privacy train wreck that is Facebook has many users, perhaps you, thinking about leaving or at least changing the way you use the social network. Fortunately for everyone but Mark Zuckerberg, it’s not nearly has hard to leave as it once was. The main thing to remember is that social media is for you to use, and not ...

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No agreement on Southern Syria’s de-escalation zone until US leaves al-Tanf base – Damascus

US troops should leave Syria, and particularly the al-Tanf area in the country’s southeast, before any talks about the future of the southern regions held by the militants could take place, the Syrian Foreign Minister has said. “Do not believe any statements on an agreement about the south of Syria unless the US forces withdraw from al-Tanf area,” Syria’s Foreign ...

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Looks like macOS 10.14 will have a new dark mode and an Apple News app

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is just a couple of days away, but some of the updates appear to have been revealed early. Specifically, developer Steve Troughton-Smith tweeted some screenshots this morning of what he said was macOS 10.14. And while the screenshots focused on Xcode 10, they also revealed a couple of bigger changes to the operating system. For one ...

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Few days left to avoid trade war between US and EU – France

Washington has just a few days to take some urgent measures if it wants to avoid unleashing a full-scale trade war with its European allies, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has warned, during a G7 meeting. “We still have a few days to take the necessary steps to avoid a trade war between the EU and the US, and ...

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‘Strategic partners? Don’t wrong us then’ – Erdogan tells US over plans to block F-35 sales

President Erdogan warned NATO ally the US that it should behave more like a strategic partner rather than place legal hurdles for Turkish arms deals. The remark was in response to US plans to block F-35 sales to Ankara. “We say that the US is our strategic partner. As our strategic partner, the US should not say we should knock ...

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