Monday , October 23 2017

Politics

Russia seeks to fly over USA with surveillance camera

BRU31 - 20020813 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM : Belgian defence minister Andre Flahaut (R) watches the Russian plane Antonov, in Melsbroek, in Brussels on Tuesday 13 August 2002, the Russian plane will fly today and tomorow in the European sky. Since 1 January 2002, "Open Skies" treaty authorises observation fly of non-armed plane. EPA PHOTO BELGA/ BENOIT DOPPAGNE

Washington / AP Russia seeks permission to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings from US intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States. Russia and the United States are signatories to the Open Skies Treaty, which allows unarmed ...

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Portugal opts for refugees to revive population

epa05144643 German chancellor Angela Merkel (R, CDU) with the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, speak during a press conference at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 05 February 2016.  EPA/Bernd von Jutrczenka

Lisbon / AFP Traditionally a country of emigration, Portugal has offered to take up to 10,000 migrants from countries struggling to cope with the influx, to help maintain its own population. Portugal’s socialist premier Antonio Costa last week sent letters to Austria, Greece, Italy and Sweden—countries that have seen refugees ...

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Ukraine soldier killed in clashes in rebel east

Kiev / AFP One Ukrainian soldier was killed in clashes between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in the war-torn east, Ukraine’s military said Sunday. Ukrainian military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said the situation along the frontline was “insecure”, accusing the rebels of violating a shaky truce agreement over the past 24 ...

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Uganda re-elects Museveni amid concern over vote credibility

epa05170703 Supporters of Kizza Besigye, the leader of the main opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and the main opposition candidateate, flee as police fires tear gas to disperse them during their running battle near Besigye's party headquarters in Kampala, Uganda, 19 February 2016. Ugandan police on 19 February stormed Besigye's party headquarters and arrested him. Police also fired tear gas and arrested some of his supporters who took to the streets. Preliminary result by Electoral Commission shows incumbent President Yoweri Museveni taking a lead over his main opponent Kizza Besigye.  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Bloomberg Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was re- elected for a fifth term, extending his 30-year rule over the East African nation in polls marked by opposition arrests and international concern over the vote’s credibility. The former guerrilla commander won 60.75 percent of Thursday’s vote, renewing his mandate to govern the ...

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